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Polgar Chess Festival 2013

Today was a big day for chess culture in Budapest. The annual Polgar sisters-Aquaprofit chess festival took place, featuring all three Polgar sisters and special guest, Ex-World Champion Kasparov.

I managed to see the tail-end of the event and witnessed Judit’s simul. Here are some pictures by Eniko Szakacs(big thanks!).

Festival-1

Festival-2

Press conferance

Festival-3

Kasparov at the simul

Festival-6

Judit in action

Festival-7

Kasparov and VIPs

Festival-4

Judit thinking hard

Festival-5

Eager participants at the simul

I have been told the “eagar participant” at the middle of the last picture is world-famous Hungarian writer Péter Esterházy(Thanks NB)

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Torokves Open 2013 Rd-3-4

Hungarian Chess Federation

Sulcz and Orfei are in the overall lead with 4/4 while I am in second with 3.5/4. Orfei is playing some strong and consistent chess for a well-earned share of the lead.

Results
I played a nice game to win in rd4 but I should also have won in rd4 but I could not find the correct tactical solution(s) when needed and then seeing my brain was not cooperating, I took a draw offer in a complex R-R ending.

From my round 4 game Liptak-Yip(diagram)

Black to play after 28.Re2

Black won material with 28..g5! which removes a key defender of Re2 to make e-file tactics work.

From my Round 3 game Yip-di Giovanni(diagram)

White to play after 17..Ne6

I had to find 18.Bxf5 which I did calculate but I thought I was losing my queen. But this was correct as white eventually breaks through on g7. In the game I played cautiously with 18.Ke1 and missed another later win.

Later in the game I carelessly played 23.Rxf5(diagram)

Black to play after 23.Rxf5

Now black turned the game with the nasty 23..Nxd4! and white was in big trouble.

Standings
Sulcz and Orfei are in the overall lead with 4/4 while I am in second with 3.5/4. I must take a bye in rd5 so effectively, I am out of the race.

Ranking after round 4 of Torekves Rating Tournament Swiss Group
No.  PNo.  Name                       Score WP    SB     PS    rat.  TPR  W-We
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  1.    4  Sulcz, Istvan               4.0  10.0  10.00  10.0  1909 2468 +1.10
        3  Orfei, Rolando              4.0   8.5   8.50  10.0  1931 2467 +0.97
  3.    1  Yip, Michael                3.5   8.0   6.75   9.0  1993 2110 +0.41
  4.   18  Czimer, Jozsef              3.0  10.0   6.00   9.0  1700 1977 +1.10
       12  Salamon, Ferenc             3.0   9.5   5.50   8.0  1777 1813 +0.33
       16  Hegedus, Peter Dr           3.0   9.0   5.00   8.0  1740 1886 +0.86
        9  Szendeff, Miklos            3.0   8.0   5.00   7.0  1816 1787 -0.09
        2  Kalmar, Karoly              3.0   8.0   7.25   6.0  1947 2408 +0.55
  9.   11  Di Giovanni, Vilmos         2.5  11.0   5.25   8.0  1806 1826 +0.19
       15  Bege, Vencel                2.5   7.5   2.25   6.5  1751 1730 +0.03
       10  Bogar, Ferenc Dr.           2.5   7.5   3.50   6.0  1810 1711 -0.43
        8  Szlenka, Attila             2.5   7.0   4.25   5.5  1818 1643 -0.73
 13.   13  Zsatkovics, Endre           2.0  10.5   3.50   6.0  1768 1696 -0.26
        7  Liptak, Tibor               2.0   9.5   3.00   6.0  1826 1728 -0.46
       21  Nemeth, Jozsef              2.0   9.0   2.00   5.0  1636 1612 -0.13
       27  Magos, Mate                 2.0   8.5   3.25   5.5  1453 1796 +1.53
       17  Peto, Karoly                2.0   8.0   1.50   5.0  1703 1603 -0.40
       22  Simon, Imre                 2.0   8.0   2.50   5.0  1578 1704 +0.43
        5  Ladanyi, Gyula              2.0   7.5   3.75   4.5  1865 1645 -1.02
        6  Velenyak, Janos             2.0   7.0   3.50   4.0  1838 1577 -1.13
       30  Monduk, Ferenc              2.0   6.0   2.00   3.0  1374 1546 +0.47
 22.   23  Ronyai, Imre                1.5   8.5   2.75   4.5  1550 1641 +0.35
       19  Dudas, Zoltan               1.5   8.5   1.00   4.0  1697 1639 -0.29
       20  Dal Bianco, Nicola          1.5   7.5   0.75   3.5  1693 1542 -0.74
       28  Ruha, Midian                1.5   7.5   0.75   2.5  1444 1555 +0.35
       29  Ongut, Tamas Gunes          1.5   7.0   0.75   2.5  1394 1555 +0.56
       33  Kujbus, Odett               1.5   6.5   0.75   2.5  1278 1450 +0.65
       24  Jancso, Geza                1.5   5.5   0.75   2.5  1485 1440 -0.35
 29.   25  Horvath, Zoltan             1.0   9.5   3.25   4.0  1471 1528 +0.11
       14  Szurkos, Andras             1.0   8.5   0.00   4.0  1759 1447 -1.48
       26  Moharos, Viktor             1.0   8.0   0.50   3.0  1460 1022 -0.46
       34  Czagler, Laszlo             1.0   6.5   0.25   2.0  0000  904   904
       35  Szabo, Balazs               1.0   6.0   0.25   1.0  0000  776   776
 34.   32  Sulyok, Eszter              0.0   7.0   0.00   0.0  1305  784 -1.08
       31  Charaf, Kamel               0.0   5.5   0.00   0.0  1366  860 -0.94

Results by Round

Pairing of round 4 of Torekves Rating Tournament Swiss Group
Table White                               - Black                                       Results
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- round 4
  1   Orfei, Rolando               ( 3  ) - Czimer, Jozsef               ( 3  )   3- 18  1-0    
  2   Di Giovanni, Vilmos          ( 2.5) - Sulcz, Istvan                ( 3  )  11-  4  0-1    
  3   Liptak, Tibor                ( 2  ) - Yip, Michael                 ( 2.5)   7-  1  0-1    
  4   Magos, Mate                  ( 2  ) - Salamon, Ferenc              ( 2  )  27- 12  0-1    
  5   Szendeff, Miklos             ( 2  ) - Nemeth, Jozsef               ( 2  )   9- 21  1-0    
  6   Zsatkovics, Endre            ( 2  ) - Kalmar, Karoly               ( 2  )  13-  2  0-1    
  7   Bege, Vencel                 ( 2  ) - Szlenka, Attila              ( 2  )  15-  8  1/2    
  8   Hegedus, Peter Dr            ( 2  ) - Dudas, Zoltan                ( 1.5)  16- 19  1-0    
  9   Ladanyi, Gyula               ( 1.5) - Velenyak, Janos              ( 1.5)   5-  6  1/2    
 10   Bogar, Ferenc Dr.            ( 1.5) - Szurkos, Andras              ( 1  )  10- 14  1-0    
 11   Horvath, Zoltan              ( 1  ) - Monduk, Ferenc               ( 1  )  25- 30  0-1    
 12   Czagler, Laszlo              ( 1  ) - Simon, Imre                  ( 1  )  34- 22  0-1    
 13   Moharos, Viktor              ( 1  ) - Peto, Karoly                 ( 1  )  26- 17  0-1    
 14   Ronyai, Imre                 ( 1  ) - Ruha, Midian                 ( 1  )  23- 28  1/2    
 15   Ongut, Tamas Gunes           ( 1  ) - Dal Bianco, Nicola           ( 1  )  29- 20  1/2    
 16   Charaf, Kamel                ( 0  ) - Jancso, Geza                 ( 0.5)  31- 24  0-1    
 17   Kujbus, Odett                ( 0.5) - Sulyok, Eszter               ( 0  )  33- 32  1-0    
Bye            : 35 Szabo, Balazs

Pairing of round 3 of Torekves Rating Tournament Swiss Group
Table White                               - Black                                       Results
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- round 3
  1   Yip, Michael                 ( 2  ) - Di Giovanni, Vilmos          ( 2  )   1- 11  1/2    
  2   Salamon, Ferenc              ( 2  ) - Orfei, Rolando               ( 2  )  12-  3  0-1    
  3   Sulcz, Istvan                ( 2  ) - Hegedus, Peter Dr            ( 2  )   4- 16  1-0    
  4   Czimer, Jozsef               ( 2  ) - Bogar, Ferenc Dr.            ( 1.5)  18- 10  1-0    
  5   Simon, Imre                  ( 1  ) - Szendeff, Miklos             ( 1  )  22-  9  0-1    
  6   Horvath, Zoltan              ( 1  ) - Zsatkovics, Endre            ( 1  )  25- 13  0-1    
  7   Dal Bianco, Nicola           ( 1  ) - Liptak, Tibor                ( 1  )  20-  7  0-1    
  8   Szurkos, Andras              ( 1  ) - Magos, Mate                  ( 1  )  14- 27  0-1    
  9   Moharos, Viktor              ( 1  ) - Bege, Vencel                 ( 1  )  26- 15  0-1    
 10   Peto, Karoly                 ( 1  ) - Kalmar, Karoly               ( 1  )  17-  2  0-1    
 11   Szlenka, Attila              ( 1  ) - Ronyai, Imre                 ( 1  )   8- 23  1-0    
 12   Dudas, Zoltan                ( 1  ) - Ladanyi, Gyula               ( 1  )  19-  5  1/2    
 13   Jancso, Geza                 ( 0.5) - Nemeth, Jozsef               ( 1  )  24- 21  0-1    
 14   Velenyak, Janos              ( 0.5) - Kujbus, Odett                ( 0.5)   6- 33  1-0    
 15   Ruha, Midian                 ( 0  ) - Charaf, Kamel                ( 0  )  28- 31  1-0    
 16   Sulyok, Eszter               ( 0  ) - Ongut, Tamas Gunes           ( 0  )  32- 29  0-1    
 17   Monduk, Ferenc               ( 0  ) - Szabo, Balazs                ( 0  )  30- 35  1-0    
Bye            : 34 Czagler, Laszlo

AQUAPROFIT – POLGAR CHESS FESTIVAL 2013

Palace of Arts, Budapest, 29th September 2013

A FESTIVAL OF THE IMMORTAL GAME OF CHESS WITH THE WORLD’S MOST FAMOUS SISTERS OF THE SPORT
Sport, entertainment, show, science, art, and most of all, chess from every aspect in one
On one day of each year the legendary sisters of chess, living in three different continents of the world, join together to promote the game of chess in a very inspirational and entertaining way.

They grew up travelling and competing around the globe together, changing the way people thought about gender barriers in the game of chess forever. As the years passed life separated the sisters, all three of them started a family, had children to look after, and it just became extremely complicated for them to find the time to gather all around somewhere in the word. 10 years after the last time they ever competed together,

in 2007, there came the idea of having a reunion, a big celebration of chess, serving a good cause and that way also finding the opportunity to join their lives again through chess.The Polgar Chess Festival has firmly established itself as a very prestigious social event, where celebrities, athletes, artists, scientists, businessmen, politicians and most importantly children like to participate and have fun for an entire day.

In 2012 The EU Youth Talents vs Judit Polgar simultaneous exhibition game was one of the major events on the festival, where the world’s N°1 female chess player, as an ambassador of Chess in School program adopted by the European Parliament, gave a 27-board simul to children representing the 27 nations of the EU.

The Polgar International Chess Festival is ready to provide meaningful programs for from 4-year-old kids to 99 years old elderly chess enthusiasts, to grandchildren, grandparents and parents. The Aquaprofit-Polgar International Chess Festival 2012 was officially under the patronage of Mrs Androulla Vassiliou, Member of the European Commission. This year the event moves to an even more prestigious place, to the Palace of Arts in Budapest, and the theme of the festival is going to be the connection between chess and art on the 29th September

The Tasks of a Chess Trainer-Quality Chess

Here is a shortened version of a great post.

Quality Chess

From the Quality Chess Blog by GM Aagaard

Recently I have felt compelled to consider what the properties of the ideal chess trainer should be. Obviously there are a few different types of chess trainers, each with their own function. Let’s have a look at them:

a) The Junior Trainer
This starts with teaching children the rules, notation and so on, then goes on to teaching them basic strategic concepts, such as development, king safety, the value of the pieces.

The junior trainer will often go through games with a group of children, discussing ideas, telling them when to look out for simple opportunities and so on.

b) The Talent Trainer
In this phase of the talent’s development the trainer is likely to still be a stronger player, at least for a part of the process. He is able to show the talent a lot of ideas and typical patterns, structures, combinations and so on. At the same time he will also be able to help the talent prepare for games, analyse his games with him and choose what books he needs to read, which types of exercises he should solve and so on.

This is the standard trainer you can find online.

c) The Second
Once a player reaches a certain level he will start to play in tense competitive situations. This can be national championships, international championships or even matches.

I think most players over 2400 would benefit a lot from a second, but with the low amount of money in prizes at “normal” tournaments, only players at the top or participants in junior championships usually have access to a second.

d) The Grandmaster Trainer
The final category is the one I have moved into over the last decade, by natural progression.

In 2006 I started working with Sabino Brunello. He was rated 2400 and had just fulfilled the requirements for the International Master title. Our relationship was at the time quite similar to b) above. I still had a number of things I could teach him. For example, I realized that his strengths did not fit well with his 1.e4 repertoire and I encouraged him to learn 1.d4 and use it at an opportune moment where the surprise would come in handy.(Much more-see whole post)

World Junior Chess Ch 2013 Rd9-10

Rd9 Video Report Description
Top Seed and Championship leader Chinese GM YU YANG YI was held to a draw by young Indian Grandmaster Sahej Grover. Defending Champion Turkish Grandmaster Alexander Ipatov played a technically good game to beat India’s Highest rated GM in the tournament Vidit Santosh Gujarathi to take his score to 8 points from 9 games and also to become Sole leader , half a point ahead of Yu Yang Yi.IM Debashis Das beat BAI SHINSI WHILE GM S P Serthuraman drew with Compatriot IM Narayanan Srinath

In the Girls section WGM Bulmaga Irina of Roumania defeated Top Seed Alina Kashlinskaya to take her score to 7.5 points and become the sole leader, half a point ahead of Russian WGM Aleksandra Goryachkina. Indian Girls played miserably with Only Ivana Maria Furtado winning her Game. WGM Padmini Rout drew her game and with 6.5 points slipped to 6th position. Rucha Pujari also drew and is on 5 points. Rest of the Indian Girls lost their games.

Rd10

Dobák Sándor emlékverseny FIDE Open 2013-10 25th-27th

 

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  • 2 000  ÉLŐ pont felett:  3 000 Ft
  • 1 600 – 2 000  ÉLŐ pont között:  3 500 Ft
  • 1 600  ÉLŐ pont alatt  (vagy nélkül):  4 000 Ft

Torokves A,B 2013 Rd2 Results and Standings

Standings-Group A
IM To has a perfect 2/2 in the strong top group. Varga continues his strong results this year and has 1.5/2.

Ranking after round 2 of Torekves Rating A 2013
No.  PNo.  Name                       Score WP    SB     PS    rat.  TPR  W-We
  1.    3  To, Nhat Minh               2.0   1.0   1.00   3.0  2325 2834 +0.43
  2.    5  Juhasz, Bela                1.5   1.5   1.00   2.0  2187 2240 +0.12
       10  Varga, Attila               1.5   2.0   1.50   2.5  2015 2247 +0.61
  4.    8  Piroska, Istvan             1.0   2.5   0.50   1.0  2115 2194 +0.20
        2  Czibulka, Zoltan Dr.        1.0   1.0   0.00   2.0  2081 2059 -0.06
        6  Medve, Mark                 1.0   3.0   1.50   1.5  2071 2101 +0.08
        1  Laza, Szabolcs              1.0   2.5   1.00   1.0  2036 2048 +0.03
  8.    4  Honsch, Pal                 0.5   1.5   0.25   1.0  2062 1876 -0.49
        7  Bodrogi, Laszlo             0.5   2.0   0.25   1.0  2022 1932 -0.22
 10.    9  Bodrogi, Mihaly             0.0   3.0   0.00   0.0  2082 1468 -0.70

Pairing of round 2 of Torekves Rating A 2013
Table White                               - Black                                       Results
  1   Varga, Attila                ( 1  ) - Medve, Mark                  ( 0.5)  10-  6  1/2    
  2   Bodrogi, Laszlo              ( 0.5) - Juhasz, Bela                 ( 0.5)   7-  5  0-1    
  3   Piroska, Istvan              ( 0  ) - Honsch, Pal                  ( 0.5)   8-  4  1-0    
  4   Bodrogi, Mihaly              ( 0  ) - To, Nhat Minh                ( 1  )   9-  3  0-1    
  5   Laza, Szabolcs               ( 0  ) - Czibulka, Zoltan Dr.         ( 1  )   1-  2  1-0    

Pairing of round 1 of Torekves Rating A 2013
Table White                               - Black                                       Results
  1   Laza, Szabolcs               ( 0  ) - Varga, Attila                ( 0  )   1- 10  0-1    
  2   Czibulka, Zoltan Dr.         ( 0  ) - Bodrogi, Mihaly              ( 0  )   2-  9  1-0    
  3   To, Nhat Minh                ( 0  ) - Piroska, Istvan              ( 0  )   3-  8  1-0    
  4   Honsch, Pal                  ( 0  ) - Bodrogi, Laszlo              ( 0  )   4-  7  1/2    
  5   Juhasz, Bela                 ( 0  ) - Medve, Mark                  ( 0  )   5-  6  1/2  

Standings Group B
Young Erik Frik Furedi shares the lead with 1.5/2 together with three others.
Ranking after round 2 of Torekves Rating B 2013
No.  PNo.  Name                       Score WP    SB     PS    rat.  TPR  W-We
  1.    3  Cuibus, Janos               1.5   2.5   1.75   2.0  1953 2107 +0.39
       10  Wirth, Adam                 1.5   2.5   1.75   2.5  1939 2129 +0.49
        8  Furedi, Erik                1.5   2.5   1.75   2.0  1923 2091 +0.43
        6  Nagy, Laszlo                1.5   2.0   1.25   2.5  1901 2112 +0.55
  5.    1  Takacs, Kevin               1.0   1.5   0.00   1.0  1971 1886 -0.23
        9  Sarkozi, Ferenc             1.0   1.5   0.00   2.0  1905 1893 -0.03
        4  Csetneki, Mark              1.0   2.0   0.50   2.0  1842 1938 +0.26
  8.    7  Letay, Gyula                0.5   1.5   0.25   0.5  1953 1678 -0.73
        5  Bartuszek, Andras           0.5   2.0   0.25   0.5  1899 1734 -0.42
 10.    2  Lakat, Gyula                0.0   2.0   0.00   0.0  1833 1203 -0.71

Pairing of round 2 of Torekves Rating B 2013
Table White                               - Black                                       Results
  1   Wirth, Adam                  ( 1  ) - Nagy, Laszlo                 ( 1  )  10-  6  1/2    
  2   Letay, Gyula                 ( 0  ) - Bartuszek, Andras            ( 0  )   7-  5  1/2    
  3   Furedi, Erik                 ( 0.5) - Csetneki, Mark               ( 1  )   8-  4  1-0    
  4   Sarkozi, Ferenc              ( 1  ) - Cuibus, Janos                ( 0.5)   9-  3  0-1    
  5   Takacs, Kevin                ( 0  ) - Lakat, Gyula                 ( 0  )   1-  2  1-0    

Pairing of round 1 of Torekves Rating B 2013
Table White                               - Black                                       Results
  1   Takacs, Kevin                ( 0  ) - Wirth, Adam                  ( 0  )   1- 10  0-1    
  2   Lakat, Gyula                 ( 0  ) - Sarkozi, Ferenc              ( 0  )   2-  9  0-1    
  3   Cuibus, Janos                ( 0  ) - Furedi, Erik                 ( 0  )   3-  8  1/2    
  4   Csetneki, Mark               ( 0  ) - Letay, Gyula                 ( 0  )   4-  7  1-0    
  5   Bartuszek, Andras            ( 0  ) - Nagy, Laszlo                 ( 0  )   5-  6  0-1
 

World Junior Ch 2013 Rd 8 Standings-IM Nagy,G(HUN)

Standings
GMs YU, YANGYI and IPATOV, ALEXANDER share the lead with 7/8. IM NAGY GABOR and FM ANTAL TIBOR have 4/8. WFM JUHASZ BARBARA has 4/8 in the Girls Ch.

Report-From Video Description(Official Site)
‘Top Seed Chinese Grandmaster Yu Yang Yi drew his game while GM Alexander Ipatov Defeated Indian Grrandmaster S P Sethuraman to take his score to 7 points to jointly lead the championship with Yang Yi. A point behind the joint leader are as many as 5 players.GM Vidit Santosh Gujarathi and S L Narayanan won their games. GM Sahej Grover and Narayanan Srinath drew their games.

In the Girls Section Top Seed Alina Kashlinskaya had the better off the Defending Champion Cori T Deysi while WGM Irina Bulmaga drew her game. Both Alina and Irina
are now on 6.5 points from 6 games and are jointly leading the championship.

The Indian WGM Padmini Rout defeated the overnight leader Medina to remain in Contention for a place in the top ten players. J Saranya also won her game while all other Indian girls lost their respective games ‘

 

Concentration-Caterina Leonardi(SLO)

Rank

SNo.

 

Name

Rtg

FED

Pts

1

1

GM

YU YANGYI

2662

CHN

7

2

2

GM

IPATOV ALEXANDER

2601

TUR

7

3

8

GM

VIDIT SANTOSH GUJRATHI

2565

IND

6

4

19

GM

GROVER SAHAJ

2479

IND

6

5

3

GM

CORI JORGE

2587

PER

6

6

18

IM

IDANI POUYA

2480

IRI

6

7

7

IM

KOVALEV VLADISLAV

2568

BLR

6

8

9

GM

SETHURAMAN S.P.

2553

IND

9

45

IM

VAKHIDOV JAHONGIR

2385

UZB

10

6

GM

SALEM A.R. SALEH

2570

UAE

11

11

IM

ELISEEV URII

2550

RUS

12

13

IM

DUDA JAN-KRZYSZTOF

2534

POL

13

14

IM

STUKOPIN ANDREY

2522

RUS

14

21

IM

PETENYI TAMAS

2468

SVK

15

10

GM

WEI YI

2551

CHN

16

12

IM

INDJIC ALEKSANDAR

2549

SRB

17

17

IM

NARAYANAN SRINATH

2483

IND

18

5

GM

TER-SAHAKYAN SAMVEL

2575

ARM

 

Torokves Open 2013-09 Rd2

Results and Standings
I won a tense game after many mutual errors. My opponent missed a good chance with 35.Rxf7! and played 35.Bf2 instead. After 35..Nxg3, now white played 36.Rxf7? but the idea does not work as on 36..Rxf7 37.Bxd5 I had 37..Ne2+! and black keeps the extra pawn.

Position after 34..Rg6?

Orfei won on board 2 beside me with a Vienna game in fine attacking style as the leaders continued to win as expected. Hegedus upset Liptak on board 4 while Czimer also upset Szendeff on board 5 but the rating differences have much less significance in these small opens as anyone can beat anyone on any given day.

Results round 2 of Torekves Rating Tournament Swiss Group
Table White                               - Black                                       Results
  1   Zsatkovics, Endre            ( 1  ) - Yip, Michael                 ( 1  )  13-  1  0-1    
  2   Orfei, Rolando               ( 1  ) - Szurkos, Andras              ( 1  )   3- 14  1-0    
  3   Bege, Vencel                 ( 1  ) - Sulcz, Istvan                ( 1  )  15-  4  0-1    
  4   Liptak, Tibor                ( 1  ) - Hegedus, Peter Dr            ( 1  )   7- 16  0-1    
  5   Szendeff, Miklos             ( 1  ) - Czimer, Jozsef               ( 1  )   9- 18  0-1    
  6   Di Giovanni, Vilmos          ( 1  ) - Simon, Imre                  ( 1  )  11- 22  1-0    
  7   Peto, Karoly                 ( 1  ) - Salamon, Ferenc              ( 1  )  17- 12  0-1    
  8   Ronyai, Imre                 ( 1  ) - Bogar, Ferenc Dr.            ( 0.5)  23- 10  0-1    
  9   Magos, Mate                  ( 0.5) - Velenyak, Janos              ( 0  )  27-  6  1/2    
 10   Kalmar, Karoly               ( 0  ) - Ruha, Midian                 ( 0  )   2- 28  1-0    
 11   Ladanyi, Gyula               ( 0  ) - Monduk, Ferenc               ( 0  )   5- 30  1-0    
 12   Ongut, Tamas Gunes           ( 0  ) - Szlenka, Attila              ( 0  )  29-  8  0-1    
 13   Dudas, Zoltan                ( 0  ) - Sulyok, Eszter               ( 0  )  19- 32  1-0    
 14   Charaf, Kamel                ( 0  ) - Dal Bianco, Nicola           ( 0  )  31- 20  0-1    
 15   Nemeth, Jozsef               ( 0  ) - Czagler, Laszlo              ( 0  )  21- 34  1-0    
 16   Kujbus, Odett                ( 0  ) - Jancso, Geza                 ( 0  )  33- 24  1/2    
 17   Szabo, Balazs                ( 0  ) - Moharos, Viktor              ( 0  )  35- 26  0-1    
Absent         : 25 Horvath, Zoltan

Ranking after round 2 of Torekves Rating Tournament Swiss Group
No.  PNo.  Name                       Score WP    SB     PS    rat.  TPR  W-We
  1.    1  Yip, Michael                2.0   2.0   2.00   3.0  1993 2468 +0.37
        3  Orfei, Rolando              2.0   2.0   2.00   3.0  1931 2461 +0.47
        4  Sulcz, Istvan               2.0   2.0   2.00   3.0  1909 2429 +0.46
       16  Hegedus, Peter Dr           2.0   1.5   1.50   3.0  1740 2318 +0.70
       11  Di Giovanni, Vilmos         2.0   1.0   1.00   3.0  1806 2246 +0.31
       12  Salamon, Ferenc             2.0   1.0   1.00   3.0  1777 2284 +0.49
       18  Czimer, Jozsef              2.0   1.0   1.00   3.0  1700 2551 +0.66
  8.   10  Bogar, Ferenc Dr.           1.5   2.0   1.50   2.0  1810 1695 -0.21
  9.    9  Szendeff, Miklos            1.0   3.0   1.00   2.0  1816 1580 -0.55
       22  Simon, Imre                 1.0   3.0   1.00   2.0  1578 1836 +0.63
       25  Horvath, Zoltan             1.0   3.0   1.75   2.0  1471 2553 +0.89
        7  Liptak, Tibor               1.0   2.5   0.50   2.0  1826 1613 -0.50
       13  Zsatkovics, Endre           1.0   2.0   0.00   2.0  1768 1684 -0.14
       14  Szurkos, Andras             1.0   2.0   0.00   2.0  1759 1649 -0.19
       15  Bege, Vencel                1.0   2.0   0.00   2.0  1751 1630 -0.21
       17  Peto, Karoly                1.0   2.0   0.00   2.0  1703 1042 -0.40
       23  Ronyai, Imre                1.0   2.0   0.50   2.0  1550 1824 +0.66
       27  Magos, Mate                 1.0   2.0   1.00   1.5  1453 1824 +0.80
       19  Dudas, Zoltan               1.0   2.0   0.00   1.0  1697 1649 -0.07
       20  Dal Bianco, Nicola          1.0   2.0   0.00   1.0  1693 1649 -0.07
       21  Nemeth, Jozsef              1.0   2.0   0.00   1.0  1636 1174 -0.17
        2  Kalmar, Karoly              1.0   1.5   0.75   1.0  1947 2282 +0.08
        8  Szlenka, Attila             1.0   1.5   0.00   1.0  1818 1445 -0.81
        5  Ladanyi, Gyula              1.0   1.0   0.00   1.0  1865 1522 -0.76
       26  Moharos, Viktor             1.0   1.0   0.00   1.0  1460 1081 -0.11
 26.   33  Kujbus, Odett               0.5   2.5   0.25   0.5  1278 1389 +0.19
        6  Velenyak, Janos             0.5   2.0   0.50   0.5  1838 1309 -1.25
       24  Jancso, Geza                0.5   1.5   0.25   0.5  1485 1359 -0.39
 29.   28  Ruha, Midian                0.0   3.5   0.00   0.0  1444 1090 -0.18
       29  Ongut, Tamas Gunes          0.0   3.0   0.00   0.0  1394 1051 -0.17
       35  Szabo, Balazs               0.0   3.0   0.00   0.0  0000  845 0    
       30  Monduk, Ferenc              0.0   2.0   0.00   0.0  1374 1036 -0.16
       31  Charaf, Kamel               0.0   2.0   0.00   0.0  1366  991 -0.21
       32  Sulyok, Eszter              0.0   2.0   0.00   0.0  1305  966 -0.16
       34  Czagler, Laszlo             0.0   2.0   0.00   0.0  0000  935 0

Torokves Open 2013 Rd1

Results and Pairings-Hungarian Chess Federation
I played like a dunce and won from a lost position in my first game.  The round 2 pairings are set and I will play someone who beat me in the last Torokves Open.

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Torokves Open 2013-04

Pairing of round 2 of Torekves Rating Tournament Swiss Group
Table White                               - Black                                       
  1   Zsatkovics, Endre            ( 1  ) - Yip, Michael                 ( 1  )  13-  1        
  2   Orfei, Rolando               ( 1  ) - Szurkos, Andras              ( 1  )   3- 14        
  3   Bege, Vencel                 ( 1  ) - Sulcz, Istvan                ( 1  )  15-  4        
  4   Liptak, Tibor                ( 1  ) - Hegedus, Peter Dr            ( 1  )   7- 16        
  5   Szendeff, Miklos             ( 1  ) - Czimer, Jozsef               ( 1  )   9- 18        
  6   Di Giovanni, Vilmos          ( 1  ) - Simon, Imre                  ( 1  )  11- 22        
  7   Peto, Karoly                 ( 1  ) - Salamon, Ferenc              ( 1  )  17- 12        
  8   Ronyai, Imre                 ( 1  ) - Bogar, Ferenc Dr.            ( 0.5)  23- 10        
  9   Magos, Mate                  ( 0.5) - Velenyak, Janos              ( 0  )  27-  6        
 10   Kalmar, Karoly               ( 0  ) - Ruha, Midian                 ( 0  )   2- 28        
 11   Ladanyi, Gyula               ( 0  ) - Monduk, Ferenc               ( 0  )   5- 30        
 12   Ongut, Tamas Gunes           ( 0  ) - Szlenka, Attila              ( 0  )  29-  8        
 13   Dudas, Zoltan                ( 0  ) - Sulyok, Eszter               ( 0  )  19- 32 17 óra
 14   Charaf, Kamel                ( 0  ) - Dal Bianco, Nicola           ( 0  )  31- 20        
 15   Nemeth, Jozsef               ( 0  ) - Czagler, Laszlo              ( 0  )  21- 34        
 16   Kujbus, Odett                ( 0  ) - Jancso, Geza                 ( 0  )  33- 24        
 17   Szabo, Balazs                ( 0  ) - Moharos, Viktor              ( 0  )  35- 26        
Absent         : 25 Horvath, Zoltan

Ranking after round 1 of Torekves Rating Tournament Swiss Group
The top 4 players usually play in the RR group but I have switched to playing in the more casual Open. From my last experience, the games are not really easier but the atmosphere is more relaxing. Orfei won from the black side of an Exchange King's Indian on the board beside me. He did have time to give me an odd look after seeing my position on the verge of doom.

Ranking after round 1 of Torekves Rating Tournament Swiss Group
No.  PNo.  Name                       Score WP    SB     PS    rat.  TPR  W-We
  1.    1  Yip, Michael                1.0   0.0   0.00   1.0  1993 2432 +0.15
        3  Orfei, Rolando              1.0   0.0   0.00   1.0  1931 2428 +0.20
        4  Sulcz, Istvan               1.0   0.0   0.00   1.0  1909 2371 +0.17
        7  Liptak, Tibor               1.0   0.0   0.00   1.0  1826 2220 +0.12
        9  Szendeff, Miklos            1.0   0.0   0.00   1.0  1816 2195 +0.11
       11  Di Giovanni, Vilmos         1.0   0.0   0.00   1.0  1806 2179 +0.10
       12  Salamon, Ferenc             1.0   0.0   0.00   1.0  1777 2129 +0.09
       13  Zsatkovics, Endre           1.0   0.0   0.00   1.0  1768 2109 +0.08
       14  Szurkos, Andras             1.0   0.0   0.00   1.0  1759 2101 +0.08
       15  Bege, Vencel                1.0   0.0   0.00   1.0  1751 2086 +0.08
       16  Hegedus, Peter Dr           1.0   0.0   0.00   1.0  1740 2075 +0.08
       17  Peto, Karoly                1.0   0.0   0.00   1.0  1703  -   +0.00
       18  Czimer, Jozsef              1.0   0.0   0.00   1.0  1700  -   +0.00
       22  Simon, Imre                 1.0   0.0   0.00   1.0  1578 2600 +0.84
       23  Ronyai, Imre                1.0   0.0   0.00   1.0  1550 2573 +0.84
       25  Horvath, Zoltan             1.0   0.0   0.00   1.0  1471 2553 +0.89
 17.   10  Bogar, Ferenc Dr.           0.5   0.5   0.25   0.5  1810 1453 -0.39
       27  Magos, Mate                 0.5   0.5   0.25   0.5  1453 1810 +0.39
 19.    2  Kalmar, Karoly              0.0   1.0   0.25   0.0  1947  -   +0.00
        5  Ladanyi, Gyula              0.0   1.0   0.00   0.0  1865  843 -0.84
        6  Velenyak, Janos             0.0   1.0   0.00   0.0  1838  815 -0.84
        8  Szlenka, Attila             0.0   1.0   0.00   0.0  1818  736 -0.89
       19  Dudas, Zoltan               0.0   1.0   0.00   0.0  1697 1258 -0.15
       20  Dal Bianco, Nicola          0.0   1.0   0.00   0.0  1693 1196 -0.20
       21  Nemeth, Jozsef              0.0   1.0   0.00   0.0  1636 1174 -0.17
       24  Jancso, Geza                0.0   1.0   0.00   0.0  1485 1091 -0.12
       26  Moharos, Viktor             0.0   1.0   0.00   0.0  1460 1081 -0.11
       28  Ruha, Midian                0.0   1.0   0.00   0.0  1444 1071 -0.10
       29  Ongut, Tamas Gunes          0.0   1.0   0.00   0.0  1394 1042 -0.09
       30  Monduk, Ferenc              0.0   1.0   0.00   0.0  1374 1033 -0.08
       31  Charaf, Kamel               0.0   1.0   0.00   0.0  1366 1024 -0.08
       32  Sulyok, Eszter              0.0   1.0   0.00   0.0  1305  970 -0.08
       33  Kujbus, Odett               0.0   1.0   0.00   0.0  1278  943 -0.08
       34  Czagler, Laszlo             0.0   1.0   0.00   0.0  0000  968 0    
       35  Szabo, Balazs               0.0   1.0   0.00   0.0  0000  965 0