Category Archives: Rakosmente Open 2013-04

First Saturday 2013-06 Final Standings

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GM
GMs Gonda and Akesson tied for firs with 7/10.
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Rk.   Name Rtg FED 1 2 3 4 5 6 Pts.
1 GM Gonda Laszlo 2524 HUN *** ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 1 1 7
2 GM Akesson Ralf 2449 SWE ½ ½ *** ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 1 1 7
3 FM Hujbert Florian 2456 HUN ½ ½ ½ ½ *** ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 1 5.5
4 GM Andreev Eduard 2498 UKR 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 *** ½ ½ 1 ½ 5
5 IM Franco Alonso 2487 ESP ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ *** ½ ½ 4
6 IM Szalanczy Emil 2285 HUN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ½ ½ ½ *** 1.5

FMA
FM Juhasz was clear first with 8.5/11.
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Rk.   Name Rtg FED 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Pts.
1 FM Juhasz B 2222 HUN * ½ 1 ½ ½ + 1 ½ 1 1 ½ 1 8.5
2   Darazs Z 2142 HUN ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 ½ 1 + 8
3   Farkas R 2198 HUN 0 ½ * ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 1 + 8
4   Reh Philipp 2068 GER ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ + ½ 1 6
5   Juracsik J 2155 HUN ½ ½ ½ ½ * 0 ½ ½ 0 + 1 1 6
6   Jelic Neven 2091 CRO ½ ½ ½ 1 * 0 1 ½ 0 ½ 1 5.5
7   Mester Attila 2075 HUN 0 0 0 ½ ½ 1 * 1 0 ½ 1 1 5.5
8   Rabovszky G 1913 HUN ½ 0 0 1 ½ 0 0 * ½ 1 ½ + 5
9   Hocevar N 2005 SLO 0 0 0 ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ * 0 ½ 1 5
10   Burgin Ryan 0 ENG 0 ½ 0 1 ½ 0 1 * 1 ½ 4.5
11   Montolio B C 1972 ESP ½ 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 * ½ 3
12   Szakacs Aron 1875 HUN 0 0 0 0 0 0 ½ ½ * 1

FMB
Takacs and Mayer tied for first with 8.5/11.
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Rk.   Name Rtg FED 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Pts.
1   Takacs Zsolt 1830 HUN * 1 0 ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 + 1 + 8.5
2 FM Mayer Istvan 2060 HUN 0 * ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 ½ 1 1 1 8.5
3   Lukacs Albert 1917 HUN 1 ½ * ½ ½ 0 + 1 1 ½ 1 + 8
4   Steer Jozsef 1938 HUN ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 1 8
5   Marcu Simon 1879 SVK 0 0 ½ ½ * 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 8
6   Mihaly Zoltan 1798 HUN ½ 0 1 ½ 0 * 0 1 1 + 1 + 7
7   Vasilev Sergey 1521 RUS 0 0 ½ 0 1 * 0 ½ ½ 1 + 4.5
8   Schmidt Wolfgang 1450 GER ½ 0 0 0 0 0 1 * 0 1 1 + 4.5
9   Csiba Tibor Dr. 1587 HUN 0 ½ 0 0 0 0 ½ 1 * ½ 0 + 3.5
10   Brassoi-Tarnovszki 1642 HUN 0 ½ 0 0 ½ 0 ½ * 1 0 2.5
11   Szabo Miklos 1322 HUN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 * + 2
12   Nemeth Otto 1724 HUN 0 0 0 1 * 1

Budapest Tournament Information
There are bargain tournaments available, all with prizes and modest entry fees. Check the Hungarian Federation event listing for events. June has some nice events with very reasonable entry fees.

Rakosmente Open June 14-16
This event is held at my club Rakosligeti(RAC).

Révész, Máriusz
The friendly president of the Hungarian Chess Federation
Some action from the 2013-04 Rakosmente Open


With prizes.
Game/90.
For Fide under 2200.

Entry fee
FIDE 2000+: 3,000HUF(10.3EUR)

Frech Károly Emlékverseny June 22-30 [see Ujpestikse]
This RR at the normal 1 game/day pace is one of my favorite events(a bargain at 15EUR!). There is also a small open running at the same time.

With prizes.
-RR(120 mins +30 sec/move)
-Open tournament (120-120)

Entry fee
FIDE 2000-2199: 4,400HUF(15.2EUR)

Budapest Open-August 17-25 2013
This is a wonderful event on the calender that I played in last year. This should be a great event again.

Mihaly, Zoltan(right)


For More Tournament Information

The secret to Hungarian chess is knowing where to find the tournament information-it’s not so obvious. Then know the market prices to find the bargains.
Budapest Entry Fees 2012-Useful for entry fee comparisons (Scroll down to bottom of blog too)
First Saturday Prices / FS Contact
(Note-for FM groups Hungarian player fee is 12,000 HUF, foreigners see website list; everything negotiable; No prizes)

Note: There is a Budapest Tournament discount card that gives you 10% off participating tournaments. It’s not really a card, they add you to a list that organizers access at registration time.
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Rakosmente Open Gallery 2013-04: Part II

More action-Round 2
The tournament is hosted by my club-Rakosligeti(RAC). There are two main playing rooms and a library room which can hold 4 more boards. There is steady stream on young players getting their initial steps in tournament play in small Budapest opens playing in the G/90 format.

The President of the Hungarian Chess Federation-Revesz,Mariusz

Revesz,Mariusz(left) about to play Yip,Michael-CAN(right)


 Strasser,Z(left)

Almost a great pic until someone walked by

Rakosmente Open 2013-04 Rd6 Results

Rd6 Results and Final Standings
Suryani,P(FIDE 2152) and I bothi scored 5-1 but I took first with better tiebreaks. The result would have surely been different had Suranyi asked for a half-point bye for rd1 instead of getting the automatic zero point bye.

He beat me in our individual encounter in rd6 in a tense game. Suryani is my RAC teammate and raced off to play in the Torokves RR(rd 3) right after. I wisely took two byes(friday and sunday) for a more manageable weekend of chess.

Here is my rd6 game with the top seed.

I got a complex position with play for both sides but eventually the better player won.


Suranyi,Pal (2152) – Yip,Michael (1999) 
Semi-Slav Anti-Moscow Gambit[D43] 

Rakosmente Open Budapest, Hungary (6), 21.04.2013

Position 1
Black has been caught in the center. What do you recommend for white?

White to Play

16…Rf8


Position 1
White has just sacrificed and now will win a tempo when the queen moves. What do you recommend for black?

  • 22…Qb6
  • 22…Qc5
  • Something else

Black to Play

22.Rd1

Rakosmente Open 2013-04 Rd4

Rd4
Today was a brutal day. I played three rather inconsistent games and won all of them to take clear first with 4/4, with 2 games to play tomorrow.

The last game of the day was a comedy of errors and in the end I was lucky enough to escape with a win. Both players missed tactical shots all over the place but the murky course of the game eventually favored me.

Here is the game.

Position 1
Black has been suffering the whole game but now has a chance to live. What do you recommend for black?

Black to Play

23.Rb5


Rakosmente Open 2013-04 Rd1

Results
I was a bit surprised to be the top seed. I won my round 1 game but was the last to finish against my young opponent(Viola,G FIDE 1290) who defended with the Budapest Gambit.

I managed to take a few pictures with a borrowed camera so hopefully later there will be a more complete report.

After the game I borrowed Szabo,L Best Games(Hungarian language) from the club library-yet another benefit of the tournament-and had my usual informative but short little chat with Nadasi,B about Hungarian chess history.

Tomorrow will be a long day with 3 games starting at 09:00.

Here’s my game.

Budapest Tournaments 2013-04

Rakosmentes Open 2013 April 19-21
Hosted by my club RAC.

  • 6 rounds 90 mins/game
  • for FIDE under 2200

Very cheap!!

The building-near shops for snacks


Inside the club room at the last Rakosmente Open 2013-02
That’s my head bottom right hand corner


This open is a typical little open which is gaining in popularity in Budapest. Last edition(Feb 2013) drew around 45 players. I paid 10 CAD(7.6 EUR; 9.9 USD) net of a 10% club discount to play 6 games of FIDE rated chess.

The bonus for me is that the club has a small library which I can borrow from so I usually get a nice Russian or Hungarian language chess book which I can borrow for a month.

My team play its home games here during the regular season. The club has been renovated and expanded from one to three playing rooms since last year. The small club environment is one of the little hidden treasures of Hungarian chess. 

All I have to do is start winning more of my games. This is easier said than done as the top end players are quite strong and the small army of juniors that turn out in very tournament are not so easy to beat.

In General
For Hungarian Tournaments see Hungarian Federation tournament listing.