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GM Berczes,D Clear 1st 6.5/10 FSGM 2012-10

GM Berczes,D won with 6.5/10. Berces was sucessful due to strong endgame play.

GM Berczes
Dávid Bérczes (born 14 January 1990) is a Hungarian chess Grandmaster. FIDE awarded him the International Master title in 2005 and the Grandmaster title in 2008. 
  • Tied for 3rd–6th with Evgeny Gleizerov, Yuriy Kuzubov and Pia Cramling in the Rilton Cup 2008/2009.
  • 2011 tied for 2nd–7th with Deep Sengupta, Viacheslav Zakhartsov, Krisztián Szabó, Lev Gutman, Samuel Shankland and Maxim Turov in the ZMDI Schachfestival in Dresden.
  

                                                   1      2      3      4      5      6
1 Berczes,D           2528 -18      **    ½½ ½½ ½1    ½½    11    6.5/10
2 Lalic,B                2488 -7        ½½ **    ½½ 1½    ½½    ½1   6.0/10
3 Todorovic,GM    2491 -81      ½½ ½½ **    ½1    ½½    ½0   5.0/10
4 Codenotti,M      2334 +106     ½0    0½ ½0 **     11       ½1    5.0/10
5 Horvath,Dav      2386 +9         ½½   ½½ ½½   00   **    1½    4.5/10
6 Kantor,G           2310 -11        00 ½0    ½1    ½0    0½ **       3.0/10  

Here is a game by the winner featuring strong endgame play.

Kantor,G (2310) – Berczes,D (2528) [D11]
FSGM October 2012 Budapest HUN (1.3), 06.10.2012
The h-pawn is loose. How should black play?

Black to play

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