Category Archives: First Saturday

FS Standings and Results Rd2 2012-12

Standings and Results[From Chess-results FS 2012-12]
There are no TWIC games yet. Morin Yves(CAN) has 0.5/2 in the IM group. There are 5 IMs in the IM group where the top player is IM Kislik(USA 2361). Kislik has been living in Budapest for a few years now and is planning to return to the US soon.

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Rk. Name FED Rtg Pts.
1 IM Franco Alonso Alejandro ESP 2480 1.5
2 IM Radlovacki Jovan SRB 2419 1
3 GM Lalic Bogdan CRO 2484 1
4 IM Arngrimsson Dagur ISL 2384 1
FM Bagi Mate HUN 2364 1
6 GM Czebe Attila HUN 2481 1
IM Antipov Mikhail Al. RUS 2456 1
8 FM Dastan Muhammed Batuhan TUR 2370 0.5
9 FM Tesik Csaba HUN 2369 0.5
GM Varga Zoltan HUN 2455 0.5

Results
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Bo. Rtg Name Result Name Rtg
1 2480 IM Franco Alonso Alejandro ½ – ½ FM Dastan Muhammed Batuhan 2370
2 2419 IM Radlovacki Jovan 1-0 IM Antipov Mikhail Al. 2456
3 2369 FM Tesik Csaba ½ – ½ FM Bagi Mate 2364
4 2484 GM Lalic Bogdan ½ – ½ IM Arngrimsson Dagur 2384
5 2455 GM Varga Zoltan GM Czebe Attila 2481

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Bo. Rtg Name Result Name Rtg
1 2370 FM Dastan Muhammed Batuhan 0 – 1 GM Czebe Attila 2481
2 2384 IM Arngrimsson Dagur ½ – ½ GM Varga Zoltan 2455
3 2364 FM Bagi Mate ½ – ½ GM Lalic Bogdan 2484
4 2456 IM Antipov Mikhail Al. 1-0 FM Tesik Csaba 2369
5 2480 IM Franco Alonso Alejandro 1-0 IM Radlovacki Jovan 2419

IM Group
The two visiting players are from China and Canada(!)
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Rk. Name FED Rtg Pts.
1 FM Hou Qiang CHN 2345 2
2 FM Kantor Gergely HUN 2306 1.5
3 IM Boguszlavszkij Jevgenyij HUN 2208 1.5
4 IM Szeberenyi Adam HUN 2331 1
5 FM Lyell Mark ENG 2226 1
IM Kislik Erik Andrew USA 2361 1
7 Morin Yves CAN 2201 0.5
8 IM Kahn Evarth Dr. HUN 2255 0.5
9 Grimm Daniel HUN 2198 0
IM Szalanczy Emil HUN 2259 0

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Rk. Name FED Rtg Pts.
1 Bohus Adam HUN 1819 1.5
2 Juracsik Jozsef HUN 2145 1.5
3 Marcu Simon SVK 1909 1
4 Farkas Richard HUN 2115 1
5 Montolio Benedicto Cesar ESP 1962 1
6 Kuehn Matthias GER 1958 0.5
7 Lukacs Albert HUN 1858 0.5
8 FM Mayer Istvan HUN 2058 0
Grimm Gyorgy HUN 2043 0
Brassoi Tarnovszki A HUN 0 0

FMB

Rk. Name FED Rtg Pts
1 Nemeth Otto HUN 1781 2
2 Mihajlova Diana ENG 1479 1.5
3 Bella Zsolt HUN 1401 1
4 Engelbrecht Imre Dr. HUN 1640 1
5 Dickel Hans GER 0 0.5
6 Czipp Janos HUN 1445 0
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Budapest RR Prices(1 Game/Day) Non-Norm Tournaments

Budapest offers a wide variety of RR tournaments to choose from for non-norm seekers. The prices are quite close together for non-monthly tournaments. These are good value and are the ones I seek out to play in.

First Saturday has a long runnning a monthly series priced at a premium rate.

Budapest at night

Budapest(Non-Monthly) [See-Hungarian Chess Federation Tournament Listing-chess.hu]
Finding these tournaments is not obvious for foreign players, but now I have the hang of it. The trick is to find the general tournament listing of the Hungarian Chess Federation and follow the breadcrumbs to the indvidual advertisement(usually in Hungarian) and then decipher them. The cheap prices make it worth the effort.

I played in all the following this past year. The Amator Cup was held in the downtown Hungarian Federation builiding. I liked this one best of all. It was a strange feeling to be the only foreign player, but I had the consolation of being the top-rated player.
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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 Sept

First Saturday(Monthly)
First Saturday(FS) programme 2012-13 First Saturday 2012-13
FS contact and other info see First Saturday

These are the most well-known and offer no prizes. Non-norm tournaments run beside IM and GM norm tournaments. The non-norm tournaments are classified as FM tournaments with various subcategories. Prices are summarized from their 2012-13 programme as follows.

[Exchange rates were from xe.com]

Exchange Rate EUR Rate USD Rate CAN Rate
3/12/2012 282.7 1.30547 1.29875

FM-A(FIDE 2000+)
I played in this type of group in 2009 several times.
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Rating HUF EUR USD CAN
Low High
Unrated 56,540 200 261.09 259.75
1800 1900 50,886 180 234.98 233.78
1901 2000 45,232 160 208.88 207.80
2001 2100 39,578 140 182.77 181.83
2101 2200 33,924 120 156.66 155.85
2200 2250 28,270 100 130.55 129.88

FM-B(FIDE 1600-1800)
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Rating EUR USD CAN
Low High
Unrated 56,540 200 261.09 259.75
1500 1700 50,886 180 234.98 233.78
1701 1800 45,232 160 208.88 207.80
1801 1850 39,578 140 182.77 181.83
1851 1900 33,924 120 156.66 155.85
1901 2000 28,270 100 130.55 129.88

FM-C(FIDE under 1600)
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Rating EUR USD CAN
Low High
Unrated 56,540 200 261.09 259.75
1200 1400 50,886 180 234.98 233.78
1401 1500 45,232 160 208.88 207.80
1501 1600 39,578 140 182.77 181.83
1601 1700 33,924 120 156.66 155.85
1700 Any 28,270 100 130.55 129.88

Local Player Rates
Hungarian players pay a standard unadvertised entry fee of 12,000HUF which is still very expensive by local standards(a monthly transit pass is 9,800HUF).

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HUF EUR USD CAN
12,000 42.45 55.41 55.13


Foreign players living in the city who know this rate also get this rate. Incoming foreign player tourists are usually unaware of this pricing practive. It took me a year to find out this key piece of information in late 2009.  Also note that FS prices are negotiable at all levels, you just have to know this in advance.

Conclusions
Usually for RR tournaments I expect to be paying in the 20EUR(25CAD/25USD) range and always for prizes(which are quite modest). FS falls far outside of this range and offer no prizes so I don’t play in their events.

There are many bargain level tournaments in all formats(RRs, opens and weekenders)  in Budapest. The key is to know where to look.

First Saturday 2012-11

November Tournament Participants
37 players this month with 7 players in the GM group.

GM Group(7 players)
Title Name                          FED       Rtg
GM Bakre Tejas                 IND       2481
IM Hagen Andreas Skytte DEN       2418
IM Arngrimsson Dagur       ISL         2386
FM Gledura Benjamin         HUN      2336
GM Varga Zoltan               HUN       2456
GM Szabo Krisztian           HUN       2541
IM Kharous Ernest             RUS       2367

IM Group(12 players)
Title Name                            FED Rtg
FM Holm Sejer                     DEN 2274
Liu Guanchu                          CHN 2233
FM Massoni Michael             FRA 2381
FM Kojima Shinya               JPN 2339
IM Kislik Erik Andrew          USA 2413
Aryan Chopra                        IND 2051
IM Wittmann Walter              AUT 2245
Atnilov Michael                      ISR 2099
FM Stigar Petter                   NOR 2290
IM Battey Alexander             USA 2362
IM Szeberenyi Adam             HUN 2347
FM Hou Qiang                      CHN 2289

FMA(6 players)
Title Name                         FED Rtg
IM Szalanczy Emil             HUN 2237
Schenkerik Csaba             HUN 2074
Farkas Richard                   HUN 2107
Juracsik Jozsef                   HUN 2157
Atnilov Boris                      ISR 2118
Egri Laszlo Jr.                    HUN 2134

FMB(6 players)
Title Name                            FED Rtg

FM Mayer Istvan                  HUN 2047 

Marcu Simon                         SVK 1901
Havaskori Laszlo                   HUN 1950
Burghardt Michael                   GER UNR

Tessedik Karoly                   HUN 1893 

Csetneki Mark                     HUN 1834

FMC(6 players) 
Title Name                               FED Rtg 
Nemeth Otto                            HUN 1790
Schmidt Wolfgang                    GER 1390
Merk Andras                           HUN 1498
Szalay Tibor                             HUN 1804
Mihajlova Diana                        ENG 1445
Szabo Miklos Istvan                  HUN 1342

Here is a recent game from GM Szabo,K

Szabo,Krisz1 (2540) – Fodor,T jr (2502) [C65]
4th Limpedea Cup Baia Sprie ROU (1.4), 21.05.2012
The preceding moves were 13.Bf4 Qb4 White is on the hunt for black’s king.

White to play