Category Archives: First Saturday FM

First Saturday 2012-12 FMA

Here is a nice positional game from Farkas,Richard from the recent First Saturday this month. Farkas shared first in the tournament with Bohus,Adam with 6.5/9.

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Rk. Name Rtg FED 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Pts.
1 Bohus Adam 1819 HUN * ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 + ½ 1 6.5
2 Farkas Richard 2115 HUN ½ * ½ ½ 1 1 ½ ½ 1 1 6.5
3 Juracsik Jozsef 2145 HUN 0 ½ * ½ 1 1 1 ½ 1 ½ 6
4 Grimm Gyorgy 2043 HUN ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 6
5 Montolio Benedicto Cesar 1962 ESP ½ 0 0 ½ * 1 0 ½ 1 1 4.5
6 Lukacs Albert 1858 HUN ½ 0 0 ½ 0 * 1 1 ½ 1 4.5
7 FM Mayer Istvan 2058 HUN 0 ½ 0 ½ 1 0 * 1 ½ ½ 4
8 Kuehn Matthias 1958 GER ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 0 * 1 1 3.5
9 Marcu Simon 1909 SVK ½ 0 0 0 0 ½ ½ 0 * 1 2.5
10 Brassoi Tarnovszki A 0 HUN 0 0 ½ 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 * 1

Farkas is a regular in the FMA group of First Saturday playing practically every month. Usually the FMA group has around 2/3 of the participants over 2000. Here are the rating distributions for the 2012 FMA tournaments. (See FS website for price info Firstsaturday Programme_2012_2013 Prices)

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UNR U1800 1800-1999 2000-2199 2200+ Total
Feb 2 8 10
Feb 6 3 1 10
Mar 2 1 2 6 11
Apr 1 2 3 6
May 2 9 11
Jun 3 7 10
Jul 1 2 6 1 10
Jul 3 3 6
Aug 4 8 12
Sept 1 4 6 1 12
Oct 3 6 1 10
Oct 4 5 1 10
Nov 5 1 6
Dec 1 5 4 10
5 2 42 79 6 134

Farkas,R (2115) – Montolio Benedicto,C (1962)
King’s Indian Classical 6.h3[E90]
FSFMA December 2012 Budapest HUN (5.3), 06.12.2012

Position 1
The king’s are on opposite sides for a sharp game. What do you suggest for black?

Black to Play

12.0-0-0

Position 2
Black has just offered a queen trade with 24..Qb5. What do you suggest for white?
-Middlegame kill with queens on
-Endgame squeeze with a queen trade

White to Play

24…Qb5
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First Saturday FM 2012 Rd10 Final Standings

FMB
Top rated Nemeth, Otto took clear first with 8/10. Engelbrecht, Imre Dr. was second with 7/10 while the remaining players finished in approximate order of rating.

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Rk. Name Rtg FED 1 2 3 4 5 6 Pts.
1 Nemeth Otto 1781 HUN *** 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 8
2 Engelbrecht Imre Dr. 1640 HUN 1 0 *** 0 1 ½ 1 1 1 ½ 1 7
3 Mihajlova Diana 1479 ENG 1 0 1 0 *** ½ 1 1 1 0 1 6.5
4 Bella Zsolt 1401 HUN 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 *** 0 ½ 1 + 3.5
5 Czipp Janos 1445 HUN 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 ½ *** 1 1 3.5
6 Dickel Hans 0 GER 0 0 ½ 0 1 0 0 – 0 0 *** 1.5

Hurricane Diana

Here is another attacking game from First Saturday, November FM-C, played by Mihajlova,D(ENG).

Mihajlova,Diana(ENG)
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Enjoy the game and beware of nice ladies with rabbits.

Mihajlova,D (1445) – Szalay,T (1804)
Sicilian Classical[B68]
FSFMC Nov 2012 Budapest HUN (8.3), 11.11.2012
This is an old fashsioned king-hunt.

Critical Position 1
Black has just played …Rc4. What’s next?

White to Play

Critical Position 2
Black’s king has found some temporary shelter. What should white do now?

White to Play

Mihajlova,D at FS FMC 2012-11

Here is a game by Diana Mihajlova(ENG) who currently makes her home in Budapest. The game was played in the just finished First Saturday November RRs

FS FMC 2012-11
Nemeth Otto took clear first with 7.5/10. Local favorite Mihajlova turned in a strong performance with 6/10.

Final Ranking crosstable after 10 Rounds
Rk. Name                      Rtg FED     1 2 3 4 5 6                         Pts.
1 Nemeth Otto             1790 HUN *** 0 1 0 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 1     7.5
2 Mihajlova Diana        1445 ENG 1 0 *** 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1         6
3 Merk Andras            1498 HUN 1 0 1 1 *** 0 0 – ½ 1 1       5.5
4 Schmidt Wolfgang     1390 GER ½ 0 1 0 1 1 *** 0 1 ½ 0     5
5 Szalay Tibor             1804 HUN 0 0 0 0 – ½ 1 0 *** 1 1     3.5
6 Szabo Miklos Istvan 1342 HUN 0 0 0 0 0 0 ½ 1 0 0 ***     1.5

Diana Mihajlova is a chess player and artist who has been exhibiting internationally (under the name Yana Mitra) since 1988. She was born in Macedonia (former Yugoslavia). A linguist by profession she started her working career as a university lecturer, which took her to extensive studying and working sojourns in various countries around the world.

In 1989 after finishing a three-year lecturing contract in Perth, Australia, she decided to abandon her academic career and to dedicate herself to a full-time painting while still free-lancing in the languages field. She first started exhibiting while still in Australia where after winning some important national art prizes her work received a quick recognition and was included in important exhibitions and collections.’
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Diana Mihajlova
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Mihajlova,D (1445) – Nemeth,O (1790) [B64]
FSFMC Nov 2012 Budapest HUN (5.3), 08.11.2012
White is trying a kingside attack. How should white continue? It’s not so easy as Houdini2.0 proposes a counter-intuitive plan.

White to Play

Farkas,R(2112) in FSFMA 2012-10

Al Hajeri,B(KUW-1978) managed to beat both Koczo,K and Farkas,R in the same tournament so I had to see how as I have recently lost to both these strong local players.

Pic and info from Kuwaitchess.net
  • Name: Bader Al Hajeri (currently the top player of Kuwait)
  • Age: 39
  • Favorite White Opening: 1. e4!
  • Favorite Black Opening: Petrof Defence and the Slav defence 

Farkas,R had been taking some risks to get winning chances against a tough Petroff Defence. Black has just attacked the queen with  20..Nd4 and is taking over the game. What should white do with the queen?

 

White to play