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First Saturday 2013-06 Rd5

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From the BBC.



GM
GMs Akesson and Gonda share the lead with 3.5/5.
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Rk.   Name Rtg FED 1 2 3 4 5 6 Pts.
1 GM Akesson Ralf 2449 SWE *** ½ ½ ½ 1 1 3.5
  GM Gonda Laszlo 2524 HUN ½ *** ½ ½ 1 1 3.5
3 FM Hujbert Florian 2456 HUN ½ ½ *** ½ ½ 1 3
4 IM Franco Alonso Alejandro 2487 ESP ½ ½ ½ *** ½ ½ 2.5
5 GM Andreev Eduard 2498 UKR 0 0 ½ ½ *** 1 2
6 IM Szalanczy Emil 2285 HUN 0 0 0 ½ 0 *** 0.5

IM
Li Bo leads with 4/5.
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Rk.   Name Rtg FED 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Pts.
1   Li Bo 2307 CHN * ½ ½ 1         1 1 4
2   Sean Winshand 2186 INA ½ *     ½ 1 ½ 1     3.5
3 FM Kantor G 2352 HUN ½   *     1   1 1   3.5
4 FM Torma R 2392 HUN 0     *   ½ 1 ½ 1   3
5 IM Szeberenyi A 2309 HUN   ½     * ½ ½   ½ 1 3
6 IM Farago Sandor 2277 HUN   0 0 ½ ½ * 1       2
7 FM Lyell Mark 2238 ENG   ½   0 ½ 0 * ½     1.5
8   Sisatto Olli 2274 FIN   0 0 ½     ½ *   ½ 1.5
9 IM To Nhat Minh 2302 HUN 0   0 0 ½       * 1 1.5
10 FM Korpa Bence 2357 HUN 0       0     ½ 0 * 0.5


FMA
Juhasz is in clear first with 4/5.
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Rk.   Name Rtg FED 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Pts.
1 FM Juhasz B 2222 HUN * 1   1       1       1 4
2   Farkas R 2198 HUN 0 * ½   1   1   1       3.5
3   Darazs Z 2142 HUN   ½ *   1   ½ 1     ½   3.5
4   Mester A 2075 HUN 0     *   1 ½     ½   1 3
5   Rabovszky G 1913 HUN   0 0   *   1   ½   1   2.5
6   Jelic Neven 2091 CRO       0   * 0 ½   1   1 2.5
7   Burgin R 0 ENG   0 ½ ½ 0 1 *           2
8   Hocevar N 2005 SLO 0   0     ½   * ½ 1     2
9   Montolio 1972 ESP   0     ½     ½ *   ½ ½ 2
10   Juracsik J 2155 HUN       ½   0   0   * ½ 1 2
11   Reh Philipp 2068 GER     ½   0       ½ ½ *   1.5
12   Szakacs A 1875 HUN 0     0   0     ½ 0   * 0.5


FMB
Mayer and Marcu share the lead with 4/5.
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Rk.   Name Rtg FED 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Pts.
1 FM Mayer I 2060 HUN *       0 1 1 1   1     4
2   Marcu Simon 1879 SVK   *     0   1 1   1   1 4
3   Steer J 1938 HUN     * ½ ½ ½ 1     1     3.5
4   Lukacs Albert 1917 HUN     ½ * 1 0       + 1   3.5
5   Takacs Z 1830 HUN 1 1 ½ 0 * ½             3
6   Mihaly Zoltan 1798 HUN 0   ½ 1 ½ *         1   3
7   Schmidt W 1450 GER 0 0 0       *   1     1 2
8   Vasilev Sergey 1521 RUS 0 0           * ½   ½ 1 2
    Brassoi-Tarnovszki 1642 HUN             0 ½ * 0 ½ 1 2
10   Nemeth Otto 1724 HUN 0 0 0         1 *     1
11   Csiba Tibor Dr. 1587 HUN       0   0   ½ ½   * 0 1
12   Szabo M 1322 HUN   0         0 0 0   1 * 1

Budapest Tournament Information
There are bargain tournaments available, all with prizes and modest entry fees. Check the Hungarian Federation event listing for events. June has some nice events with very reasonable entry fees.

Rakosmente Open June 14-16
This event is held at my club Rakosligeti(RAC).

Révész, Máriusz
The friendly president of the Hungarian Chess Federation
 
Some action from the 2013-04 Rakosmente Open


With prizes.
Game/90.
For Fide under 2200.

Entry fee
FIDE 2000+: 3,000HUF(10.3EUR)

Frech Károly Emlékverseny June 22-30 [see Ujpestikse]
This RR at the normal 1 game/day pace is one of my favorite events(a bargain at 15EUR!). There is also a small open running at the same time.

With prizes.
-RR(120 mins +30 sec/move)
-Open tournament (120-120)

Entry fee
FIDE 2000-2199: 4,400HUF(15.2EUR)

Budapest Open-August 17-25 2013
This is a wonderful event on the calender that I played in last year. This should be a great event again.

Mihaly, Zoltan(right)


For More Tournament Information

The secret to Hungarian chess is knowing where to find the tournament information-it’s not so obvious. Then know the market prices to find the bargains.
Budapest Entry Fees 2012-Useful for entry fee comparisons (Scroll down to bottom of blog too)
First Saturday Prices / FS Contact
(Note-for FM groups Hungarian player fee is 12,000 HUF, foreigners see website list; everything negotiable; No prizes)

Note also there is a Budapest Tournament discount card that gives you 10% off participating tournaments. It’s not really a card, they add you to a list that organizers access at registration time.
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First Saturday 2013-06 Rd1

Introduction
First Saturday got underway today. 40 players are participating, the same as last month. Usually, the summer is the peak season but so far attendance this year has been nothing special.

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GM 
Group
IM 
Group
FMA FMB
Month  GMs Other Total IMs Other Total 2000+ U2000 Total 1800+ U1800 Total Total
Feb
3
7
10
3
7
10
6
4
10
2
4
6
36
Mar
3
7
10
5
5
10
5
5
10
0
0
0
30
Apr
3
7
10
7
5
12
8
2
10
2
4
6
38
May
3
4
7
6
10
16
8
3
11
3
3
6
40
Jun
3
3
6
3
7
10
8
4
12
4
8
12
40
Total
15
28
43
24
34
58
35
18
53
11
19
30
184


GM
A small group this month.

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Rk. Name FIDE FED 1 2 3 4 5 6 Pts.
1 GM Andreev Eduard 2498 UKR *** 1 1
2 GM Akesson Ralf 2449 SWE *** ½ 0.5
IM Franco Alonso Alejandro 2487 ESP *** ½ 0.5
GM Gonda Laszlo 2524 HUN ½ *** 0.5
FM Hujbert Florian 2456 HUN ½ *** 0.5
6 IM Szalanczy Emil 2285 HUN 0 *** 0


IM

My RAC teammate Mark Lyell is back in action this month.

FM Mark Lyell

No. Name FIDE FED 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Pts.
1 IM Farago Sandor 2277 HUN * ½ 0.5
2 FM Lyell Mark 2238 ENG * ½ 0.5
3 Sean Winshand
Cuhendi
2186 INA * ½ 0.5
4 FM Torma Robert 2392 HUN * 1 1
5 FM Kantor Gergely 2352 HUN * 0
6 FM Korpa Bence 2357 HUN * 0
7 IM To Nhat Minh 2302 HUN 0 * 0
8 Li Bo 2307 CHN ½ * 0.5
9 Sisatto Olli 2274 FIN ½ * 0.5
10 IM Szeberenyi Adam 2309 HUN ½ * 0.5


FMA

Farkas,R continues to win and is on his way to 2200.

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No. Name FIDE FED 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Pts.
1 Farkas Richard 2198 HUN * 1 1
2 Rabovszky Gyorgy 1913 HUN * 1 1
3 Darazs Zoltan 2142 HUN * 1 1
4 Montolio Benedicto
Cesar
1972 ESP * ½ 0.5
5 FM Juhasz Bela 2222 HUN * 1 1
6 Juracsik Jozsef 2155 HUN * 0 0
7 Jelic Neven 2091 CRO 1 * 1
8 Mester Attila 2075 HUN 0 * 0
9 Szakacs Aron 1875 HUN ½ * 0.5
10 Hocevar Nikola 2005 SLO 0 * 0
11 Reh Philipp 2068 GER 0 * 0
12 Burgin Ryan 0 ENG 0 * 0


FMB
House player FM Mayer is in this group this month.

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Rk. Name Rtg FED 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Pts.
1 FM Mayer Istvan 2060 HUN * 1 1
2 Takacs Zsolt 1830 HUN * 1 1
3 Nemeth Otto 1724 HUN * 1 1
4 Schmidt Wolfgang 1450 GER * 1 1
5 Vasilev Sergey 1521 RUS * ½ 0.5
6 Steer Jozsef 1938 HUN * ½ 0.5
7 Lukacs Albert 1917 HUN ½ * 0.5
8 Csiba Tibor Dr. 1587 HUN ½ * 0.5
9 Szabo Miklos Istvan 1322 HUN 0 * 0
10 Brassoi-Tarnovszki
 Aurel
1642 HUN 0 * 0
11 Marcu Simon 1879 SVK 0 * 0
12 Mihaly Zoltan 1798 HUN 0 * 0

Budapest Tournament Information
First Saturday Prices / FS Contact 
(Note-for FM groups Hungarian player fee is 12,000 HUF, foreigners see website list; everything negotiable; No prizes)

Other tournaments
Many bargain tournaments available, all with prizes and modest entry fees. Check the Hungarian Federation event listing for events.

Budapest Open-August 17-25 2013 
This is a wonderful event on the calender that I played in last year. This should be a great event again.

Yip(CAN) on the left playing in round 1


Also
Hungarian Chess Federation Tournament Listing(Hungarian Language)
Budapest Entry Fees 2012(Scroll down to bottom of blog too)

Budapest
Things to see.

First Saturday 2013-05

Turkmenistan Group
Eight players from Turkmenistan are playing this month.
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No.   Name FED Rtg Name
3 IM Atabayev Maksat TKM 2452 GM
4 GM Annageldyev Orazly TKM 2397 GM
5 IM Atabayev Yusup TKM 2407 GM
1 FM Silapov Azat TKM 2307 IM-A
4   Bayramgeldiyev Yusup TKM 2250 IM-A
4   Atabayev Saparmyrat TKM 2134 IM-B
6   Haitbaev Hayrulla TKM 2082 FM-A
9   Amangeldiyev Gurbangeldi TKM 1989 FM-A


More on Turkmenistan

FMA
Promising junior Krstulovic(age 9) returns to action this month. Also playing are two players from Turkmenistan-Amangeldiyev and Haitbaev. Farkas also returns to resume his drive towards 2200.
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Rk.   Name FED Rtg
1   Juracsik Jozsef HUN 2170
2   Posa Norbert HUN 2100
3   Bohus Adam HUN 1869
4 FM Mayer Istvan HUN 2037
5 FM Krstulovic Alex HUN 1945
6   Haitbaev Hayrulla TKM 2082
7   Darazs Zoltan HUN 2165
8 FM Juhasz Bela HUN 2173
9   Amangeldiyev Gurbangeldi TKM 1989
10   Farkas Richard HUN 2171
11   Steer Jozsef HUN 2025

FMA Rd1 Results
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Bo. FIDE   Name Result   Name FIDE
1 2100   Posa Norbert 1-0   Steer Jozsef 2025
2 1869   Bohus Adam 1-0   Farkas Richard 2171
3 2037 FM Mayer Istvan 1-0   Amangeldiyev Gurbangeldi 1989
4 1945 FM Krstulovic Alex ½ – ½ FM Juhasz Bela 2173
5 2082   Haitbaev Hayrulla 0 – 1   Darazs Zoltan 2165
6 2170   Juracsik Jozsef 0   spielfrei 0


FMB
Marcu(SVK) is back in Budapest again.
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Rk. Name FED Rtg
1 Marcu Simon SVK 1874
  Rekasi Tibor HUN 1633
  Brassoi-Tarnovszki Aurel HUN 1594
  Gruz Janos HUN 1869
  Lukacs Albert HUN 1903
  Nemeth Otto HUN 1754

Tournament Info
First Saturday Prices / FS Contact 
(Note-for FM groups Hungarian player fee is 12,000 HUF, foreigners see website list; everything negotiable; No prizes)
Hungarian Chess Federation Tournament Listing(Hungarian Language)
Budapest Entry Fees 2012

Budapest Life
Things to see


For Students

For labor market

Budapest Entry Fee Summary 2012

The new season has begun already. 

Here is some useful entry information for Budapest tournaments if you are considering a visit. Usually I play in the non-First Saturday(FS) RRs, the game/day opens and as many of the small 90/game opens as physically possible as the events are truly bargain priced. 

All tournaments have modest prizes(except FS) but usually no-one is entering as a professional player to make money.

I won the Siralyi Open a couple of times and the prize included a bottle of wine from the sponsor.

Key information is at the Hungarian Federation tournament listing Chess.hu

Budapest at night


One Game/Day 
These are the hidden bargains of Budapest. Imagine a nice RR for under 20 EUR just waiting to be found. Usually I am the only foreign player playing.

Round Robins
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Round Robin Rounds Prizes Entry Fee(FIDE 2000+)
HUF EUR USD CAN 2012
Amator Cup 9 Yes 5,000 17.8 23.1 22.9 November
Torokves A RR 9 Yes 5,500 19.4 25 25 April
Frech Karolyi 9 Yes 4,000 14 17.67 18 June
Torokves A RR 9 Yes 5,500 19.4 25 25 Sept
First Saturday(FS)** 9-11 No 40,800 140 180.35 180.9 Monthly
FS Price for Hungarians* No 12,000 41.2 53.07 53.23 Monthly

*Unadvertised

** For details see Firstsaturday 2012-13 (Note-All prices negotiable. Location is in a hotel downtown and the tournaments run concurrently with IM and GM norm RRs.)

Open Tournamentstable.tableizer-table { border: 1px solid #CCC; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; } .tableizer-table td { padding: 4px; margin: 3px; border: 1px solid #ccc; } .tableizer-table th { background-color: #104E8B; color: #FFF; font-weight: bold; }

Open 1 Game/day Rounds Prizes Entry Fee(FIDE 2000+)
HUF EUR USD CAN 2012
Perenyi Memorial 9 Yes 5,500 18.9 24.3 24.4 Jan
Budapest Open 9 Yes 7,000 24.6 30.9 30.5 August

Multiple Games/Day
These are 90/game limited to players under 2200.

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Open 1+ Game/day Rounds Prizes Entry Fee(FIDE 2000+)
HUF EUR USD CAN 2012
Xmas Open 7 Yes 3,500 12 15.9 15.8 Dec
Josef Varosi Open 7 Yes 3,000 10.3 13.3 13.4 Mar,Oct
Siralyi Open 7 Yes 5,500 18.9 24.3 24.4 Feb
Kobanya Open 6 Yes 3,000 10.3 13.3 13.4 June,Sept,Dec
Lila Futo Open 6 Yes 3,000 10.3 13.3 13.4 June,Aug,Nov
Rakosmete Open 7 Yes 1,600 5.5 7 7.1 Feb,Mar,July

The Bargain Chess of Budapest

I love the chess in Budapest. Especially the prices. The key is to how to find the events.

Beautiful Budapest

The most important resource is the Hungarian Chess Federation Tournament Listing Chess.hu.
From there you have to decipher to Hungarian language advertisements (or email the contact for an English version and hope for some luck).

My favorite event of 2012 was the Budapest Open sarkanydse Budapest Open/GM/IM which was played along the strongest GM tournament of the year in Budapest and an IM norm tournament.

By luck, I also met organizers of the Budapest Team Championship and was invited to play on the Rakosligeti team(RAC). This is my third season with the RAC team.

Here is a summary of the events I played in for 2012 so far. Usually I play in everything humanly possible except First Saturday(FS). I took part in 9 FS RRs in 2009 but have since not participated. FS prices are out of line with the market, of which I was not aware of at the time. Also FS does not offer prizes, as is usual in all other tournaments here.

One Game Per Day RR Events
I played 5 RR events this year. These were gruelling events not usually available in Canada. The CAN$18-25 range should make Canadian players take notice. However, they are not easy to play in and demand an intense level of energy. First Saturday also has a monthly series of RR events. See their program Firstsaturday 2012_2013.
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Rounds Prizes Entry Fee(FIDE 2000+)
HUF EUR USD CAN 2012
Round Robin
Amator Cup 9 Yes 5,000 17.8 23.1 22.9 November
Torokves A RR 9 Yes 5,500 19.4 25 25 April
Frech Karolyi 9 Yes 4,000 14 17.67 18 June
Torokves A RR 9 Yes 5,500 19.4 25 25 April, Sept

One Game Per Day Open Events
There is also the Spring Festival Open which I did not play in. I loved the Budapest Open best.
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Rounds Prizes Entry Fee(FIDE 2000+)
HUF EUR USD CAN 2012
Open 1 Game/day
Perenyi Memorial 9 Yes 5,500 18.9 24.3 24.4 Jan
Budapest Open 9 Yes 7,000 24.6 30.9 30.5 August

1+ Games Per Day Weekend Open Events
These are 90 mins/game sudden death FIDE rated events restricted to players under 2200. These are very gruelly events filled with up and coming juniors eager to prove themselves.

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Rounds Prizes Entry Fee(FIDE 2000+)
HUF EUR USD CAN 2012
Open 1+ Game/day
Josef Varosi Open 7 Yes 3,000 10.3 13.3 13.4
Siralyi Open 7 Yes 5,500 18.9 24.3 24.4
Kobanya Open 6 Yes 3,000 10.3 13.3 13.4 June,Sept,Dec
Lila Futo Open 6 Yes 3,000 10.3 13.3 13.4 June,Aug
Rakosmete Open 7 Yes 1,600 5.5 7 7.1 March,July