Entry Fees

Budapest Entry Fees 2013

This is the fee range based on tournaments I played in in 2012 to date(assuming FIDE 2000). Budapest has some true bargains to offer. See the Hungarian Chess Federation for a complete event listing

1 Game/Day Round Robins
Expect to play in the 15-20EUR range for this type of event. Notice that First Saturday is priced far above the normal range as the foreign tourist is the target market. Once familiar with the local rates, there is no need for anyone to be paying 8-10X the market rate for no prizes,

Note Hungarian players get a much lower price than foreign players(12,000HUF) but this is still high compared to other similar events. This is an unadvertised discount price. Be aware that all FS entry fees are negotiable(not generally known).

Budapest Open 2013 Rd3

Yip(left) playing Kormos,Adam at the Frech Karoly RR 2013. Background on the right is the Open event. Photo by Zoldy Robert(organizer)

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

1 Game/Day Open
I highly recommend the tourist friendly Budapest Open which usually has two other RRs running beside the open. These are  for GM-norm and IM-norm candidates.

Budapest Open 2013-Toth,Sarolta(HUN)

Action from the Budapest Open 2013. Juhasz,Bela(left) playing Mester,A(right). Photo-Heyl,Thomas

Entry Fee(FIDE 2000+)

Open 1 Game/Day

Rds

Prizes

HUF

EUR

USD

CAN

2013

Perenyi Memorial

9

Yes

   5,500

19

24

24

Jan
Torkokves Open

9

Yes

   4,800

17

21

21

April
Budapest Open

9

Yes

   7,000

25

31

31

August
Torkokves Open

9

Yes

   4,80.0

17

21

21

Sept

>1 Game/Day Opens
These events are the real bargains, but are restricted to FIDE <2200 players and are played at G/90mins. The Rakosmente Open(s) are held at my club so I receive a team discount. The rate of play takes a bit of getting used to but the the low prices are the main lure.

The Lila Futo Open(s) are on the Buda side of the city but still use ancient mechanical clocks which often do not run properly. All the other events use digital clocks.

Open 1+ Game/day

Rds

Prizes

Entry Fee(FIDE 2000+)

HUF

EUR

USD

CAN

2013

Xmas Open

7

Yes

   3,500

12.0

15.9

15.8

Dec
Josef Varosi Open

6

Yes

   3,000

10.3

13.3

13.4

Mar,Oct
Kobanya Open

6

Yes

   3,000

10.3

13.3

13.4

June,Sept,Dec
Lila Futo  Open

6

Yes

   3,000

10.3

13.3

13.4

June,Aug,Nov
Rakosmete Open

6

Yes

   1,600

5.5

7.0

7.1

Feb
Rakosmete Open

6

Yes

   1,600

5.5

7.0

7.1

Mar
Rakosmete Open

6

Yes

   2,500

7.0

10.0

10.0

Feb
Rakosmete Open

6

Yes

   3,500

12.0

15.9

15.8

April
Rakosmete Open

6

Yes

   3,000

10.3

13.3

13.4

June
Rakosmete Open

6

Yes

   3,000

10.3

13.3

13.4

Sept
Art Pub Open

6

Yes

   3,000

10.3

13.3

13.4

Aug,Oct
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