Category Archives: Budapest Entry Fees

FSFMB July 2013-Balla,A(HUN)

TWIC 976
RAC Team captain Balla, Attila was clear first with a convincing 9/10.

Balla, Attila(left seated)


FMB Final Standings

Rk. Name Rtg FED 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Pts.
1 Balla Attila 1762 HUN * 1 ½ 1 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 1 9
2 Lukacs Albert 1915 HUN 0 * 1 1 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 7.5
3 Bacsi Andras 1860 HUN ½ 0 * 1 1 ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 7.5
4 Engegard Odon Toth 1809 NOR 0 0 0 * 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 7
5 Ghadiri Radmehr 1786 IRI 0 0 0 0 * ½ 1 1 1 1 1 5.5
6 Gruz Janos 1820 HUN ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ * ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 5
7 Bakos Viktor 1550 HUN 0 ½ ½ 0 0 ½ * ½ ½ 1 1 4.5
8 Takacs Zsolt Otto 1847 HUN 0 ½ 0 0 0 0 ½ * 1 ½ 1 3.5
9 Brassoi-Tarnovszki  1622 HUN 0 0 0 0 0 ½ ½ 0 * 1 1 3
10 Al Faras Abdulaziz 0 KUW 0 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 * 1 2
11 Al Faras Thamer 0 KUW 0 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 0 0 * 0.5

Balla,A (1762) – Engegard,Odon Toth (1809)
King’s Indian Attack[A07]
FSFMB July 2013
BudapestHUN (1.5), 06.07.2013

Position 1
Black has a weak kingside. What do you recommend for white?

White to Play

22…Nxe5

First Saturday Monthly Tournaments
Official WebsiteFS Entry Fees
Note that foreign pay substantially more and there are NO PRIZES. Hungarian players receive an unadvertised discount fee. Not generally known is that all fees are negotiable.

These tournaments cater to tourists. 

FMB Entry Fees-Foreign Players

Rating HUF EUR USD CAN
Low High
Unrated 59,220 200 264.92 272.84
1500 1700 53,298 180 238.43 245.56
1701 1800 47,376 160 211.94 218.28
1801 1850 41,454 140 185.45 190.99
1851 1900 35,532 120 158.95 163.71
1901 2000 29,610 100 132.46 136.42

Standard Fee for Hungarian Players

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Rating
Low High HUF EUR USD CAN
Any Any 12,000 40.53 53.68 55.29

Budapest and Hungarian Tournaments
The normal entry fees in Budapest are quite modest and substantially lower than First Saturday. Also, all tournaments offer prizes but these are quite modest too.

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

One Game/Day Events
These are the hidden bargains of Budapest. There RRs for under 20 EUR just waiting to be found. The fee range to expect is,

Round Robins(For a FIDE 2000 player)

Round Robin Rounds Prizes Entry Fee
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 Tournaments(For a FIDE 2000 player)

Open 1 Game/day Rounds Prizes Entry Fee
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
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