Category Archives: First Saturday 2013-07

FSFMA July 2013-FM Resika,N(USA)

TWIC 976
FM Resika Nathan A(USA) completely dominated the field with 9.5/10.

Americans in Budapest, 

FM Resika, Nathan(right) and Wu, Christopher(left)


Rk. Name Rtg FED 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Pts.
1 FM Resika Nathan 2186 USA * 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 ½ 1 1 9.5
2 Kertesz Zsolt 2084 HUN 0 * 1 1 ½ 1 ½ 0 1 1 1 7
3 Juracsik Jozsef 2136 HUN 0 0 * 1 ½ 0 1 1 1 ½ 1 6
4 Andersen Soren 2115 DEN 0 0 0 * ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 6
5 FM Juhasz Bela 2222 HUN 0 ½ ½ ½ * 1 1 ½ 0 ½ 1 5.5
6 Farkas Richard 2198 HUN 0 0 1 0 0 * 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 5
7 Laza Szabolcs 1968 HUN 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 0 * 1 1 1 0 4
8 FM Mayer Istvan 2050 HUN 0 1 0 0 ½ ½ 0 * 0 ½ 1 3.5
9 Zhou Hao 0 CHN ½ 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 * 0 1 3.5
10 Darazs Zoltan 2161 HUN 0 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 * ½ 3.5
11 Steer Jozsef 1937 HUN 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 ½ * 1.5


Game 1
Resika,N (2186) – Juracsik,J (2136)
English Symmetrical[A39]
FSFMA July 2013 

Budapest HUN (1.5), 06.07.2013

Position 1
White is on the verge of breaking through on the queenside so black is now rushing to generate something on the kingside. What do you recommend for white now?

White to Play

25…Ng5

Game 2
Farkas,R (2198) – Resika,N (2186)
King’s Indian Saemisch[E81]
FSFMA July 2013 

Budapest HUN (2.3), 07.07.2013

Position 1
White’s position is tactically suspicious. The unprotected Ra1 is begging to be exploited. What do you recommend for Black?

Black to Play

22.Nd1

Coming to Budapest for Chess?

First Saturday Prices / FS Contact 
These are the most expensive tournaments in the city by far and offer no prizes. The target market is foreign tourists. Local players get an unadvertised discount fee which is a well guarded little secret.

The standard Hungarian player fee for FM groups is 12,000 HUF(40EUR/ 54USD; 54CAN). Foreigners see website list. Note that everything is negotiable and there are no prizes.

This is the price range for FS-FMA RRs.
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Rating HUF EUR USD CAN
Low High
Unrated 59,220 200 264.92 272.84
1800 1900 53,298 180 238.43 245.56
1901 2000 47,376 160 211.94 218.28
2001 2100 41,454 140 185.45 190.99
2101 2200 35,532 120 158.95 163.71
2200 2250 29,610 100 132.46 136.42



Foreign players(for example FIDE 2000) are charged approximately QUADRUPLE the local player rates. 

Other Tournaments
Hidden from tourists are some real bargains. Budapest is the home of affordable tournaments. Many cheap tournaments are available, all with prizes and modest entry fees. 

Some diligent digging is required to find these events. Check the Hungarian Federation event listing for events.

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

Other RRs
I usually play 4-5 RRs per year for very modest entry fees. These events are harder to find and advertised only in Hungarian. Here is a nice example of an alternative Budapest RR event.

Frech Karolyi Final StandingsGroup A
This tournament is one example of the hidden little gems Budapest has to offer. I played this event in June for the bargain price of 3,900HUF (14EUR/ 18USD/18CAN). This was net of the Budapest Tournament Card holder 10% discount.

Rank Name Score Rating TPR
1 Koczo, Kristof 7.5 2269 2355
2 Nagy, Aron 5.5 2140 2176
3 FM Juhasz, Bela 5.5 2222 2167
4 Kormos, Adam 5 2211 2131
5 Bodrogi, Mihaly 5 2109 2143
6 Stern, Tibor 4.5 2025 2109
7 Varga, Attila 4 2012 2067
8 Yip, Michael 3.5 2007 2031
9 Bodrogi, Laszlo 2.5 2036 1942
10 Zoldy, Robert 2 1975 1895

Entry Fee Range for 1 Game/Day RRs
Here is the entry fee range in Budapest for a FIDE 2000 player(as an example). This summary shows how far out of line with the overall market First Saturday is(approx 8X the average).

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Round Robin Rds Prizes HUF EUR USD CAN 2013
Amator Cup 9 Yes 5,000 17.8 23 23 November
Torokves A RR 9 Yes 5,500 19.4 25 25 April
Frech Karolyi 9 Yes 4,000 14 18 18 June
Torokves A RR 9 Yes 5,500 19.4 25 25 Sept
First Saturday(FS-FMA) 9-11 No 40,800 140 180 181 Monthly
FS Price for Hungarians No 12,000 41 53 53 Monthly
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First Saturday 2013-07

Chess Results
Forty-one players are playing in four RR groups this month. The GM RR is a small double round robin for the third month in a row.

GM
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Rk. Name Rtg FED 1 2 3 4 5 6 Pts.
1 IM Blomqvist Erik 2483 SWE *** 1 1
2 GM Gonda Laszlo 2538 HUN *** 1 1
3 GM Varga Zoltan 2446 HUN *** ½ 0.5
4 GM Savchenko S 2498 UKR ½ *** 0.5
5 WGM Schneider V 2294 HUN 0 *** 0
6 IM Vuilleumier A 2321 SUI 0 *** 0

IM
Rk. Name Rtg FED 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Pts.
1 IM To N M 2292 HUN * 1 1
2 IM Szabolcsi J 2350 HUN * 1 1
3 IM Estrada N J 2262 MEX * 1 1
4 Sean Winshand
Cuhendi
2259 INA * 1 1
5 Bird A 2231 AUS * 1 1
6 IM Szalanczy E 2297 HUN * ½ 0.5
7 IM Szeberenyi A 2313 HUN ½ * 0.5
8 FM Lyell Mark 2228 ENG 0 * 0
9 Jia Haoxiang 2340 CHN 0 * 0
10 IM Farago S 2280 HUN 0 * 0
11 Li Bo 2363 CHN 0 * 0
12 WFM Toth S 2178 HUN 0 * 0

FMA
Rk. Name Rtg FED 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Pts.
1 FM Resika N A 2186 USA * 1 1
2
Kertesz Zsolt 2084 HUN * 1 1
3 Farkas R 2198 HUN * 1 1
4 Andersen S M 2115 DEN * 1 1
5 FM Juhasz Bela 2222 HUN * ½ 0.5
6 FM Mayer Istvan 2050 HUN ½ * 0.5
7 Laza Szabolcs 1968 HUN * 0
8 Darazs Z 2161 HUN 0 * 0
9 Zhou Hao 0 CHN 0 * 0
10 Steer J 1937 HUN 0 * 0
11 Juracsik J 2136 HUN 0 * 0
12 Olah Z 2087 HUN * 0

FMB
RAC Team Captain Balla,Attila got off to a good start with a win.

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

Monthly Attendance Data To Date
July attendance continues to be nothing special in the peak summer season.

GM 
Group
IM 
Group
FMA FMB
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
July 3 3 6 6 6 12 9 3 12 5 6 11 41
Total 18 31 49 30 40 70 44 21 65 16 25 41 225