Turkmeni Player Won First Saturday Budapest in July Print
Monday, 23 July 2018 12:10

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The currently 2nd strongest Turkmenian chess player according to FIDE ELO ratings, IM Meilis Annaberdiev won the Grandmaster group of First Saturday Budapest chess tournament in July 2018. He collected 6.5 points out of 9 games, only half points separated him from the desired GM norm after a well-fought tournament.

IM ANNABERDIYEV TKM

IM ANNABERDIYEV (TKM)

Another rising Indian talent, 15 years old FM Arjun Erigaisi finished 2nd with 6 points. Though he played this tournament as a FIDE Master, the last FIDE congress already granted him an IM title, which he’ll get at the end of the mandatory waiting period.

FM ERIGAISI Arjun IND

FM ERIGAISI, Arjun (IND)

The happiest player at the end of the competition was probably 20 years old FM Yevhenii Yelisieiev (UKR), who achieved his third and final IM norm with 5 points. Hopefully he’ll come back later for a GM norm as well.

FM YELISIEIEV UKR

FM YELISIEIEV (UKR)

14 years old Lye Lik Zang from Malaysia played stable as the lowest rated player in the group, and besides his only loss, he was the only one who could defeat the later winner of the tournament, thus denying his GM norm with the upset victory.


First Saturday GM Budapest 7-17th July 2018 Final Standings

Rk. SNo   Name FED Rtg Pts.  TB1   TB2  n w-we K rtg+/-
1 8 IM Annaberdiev Meilis TKM 2501 6,5 27,25 0 9 0,75 10 7,5
2 4 FM Erigaisi Arjun IND 2499 6 24 0 9 0,28 10 2,8
3 1 GM Czebe Attila HUN 2406 5 21,25 0 9 0,52 10 5,2
4 3 FM Yelisieiev Yevhenii UKR 2379 5 20,5 0 9 0,88 10 8,8
5 10 GM Berczes David HUN 2510 5 20 0 9 -0,87 10 -8,7
6 7   Lye Lik Zang MAS 2270 4,5 21 0 9 1,78 40 71,2
7 6 FM Srinath Rao S.V. IND 2355 4 16,25 0 9 0,2 20 4
8 2 GM Ilincic Zlatko SRB 2463 3,5 14,25 0 9 -1,76 10 -17,6
9 9 CM Nguyen Van Thanh VIE 2353 3 12 0 9 -0,77 20 -15,4
10 5   Wang Tianqi USA 2332 2,5 11,5 0 9 -1,01 20 -20,2

 
Experienced IM Artur Frolov (UKR) won the IM section with 7 points. Unfortunately he is already an IM, so this performance didn’t reward him a norm, but he proved his class with confident playstyle.

IM FROLOV UKR

IM FROLOV, ARTUR (UKR)

FM Theo Gungl (GER) collected 6.5 points also unbeaten, and maybe if he would have been a bit braver in the last round, where he agreed to a draw in a probably better position, he could’ve reach his IM norm. Hopefully next time he will succeed in doing so.

FM GUNGL Theo GER

FM GUNGL, Theo (GER)

Routined GM Ivan Farago (HUN) finished unbeaten with 6 points, reaching third place in the group.

11 years old young Bai Adelard (TPE) played first time in a strong group like this. He couldn’t collect many points, but hopefully the experience he got will help him in similar situations during later tournaments.


First Saturday IM Budapest 7-17th July 2018 Final Standings

Rk. SNo   Name FED Rtg Pts.  TB1   TB2  n w-we K rtg+/-
1 3 IM Frolov Artur UKR 2393 7 28 0 9 0,88 10 8,8
2 8 FM Gungl Theo GER 2234 6,5 25 0 9 2,45 20 49
3 1 GM Farago Ivan HUN 2378 6 24,8 0 9 0,06 10 0,6
4 9 IM Kahn Evarth Dr. HUN 2236 5 20 0 9 0,93 10 9,3
5 10 FM Dardha Daniel BEL 2330 5 17,3 0 9 -0,32 20 -6,4
6 2   Manush Shah IND 2275 5 16,8 0 9 0,41 20 8,2
7 6 FM Furedi Erik HUN 2277 4 14,8 0 9 -0,61 20 -12,2
8 5 FM Cmiel Thorsten GER 2132 2,5 12,8 0 9 -0,25 20 -5
9 7 FM Lyell Mark ENG 2311 2,5 9 0 9 -2,57 20 -51,4
10 4   Bai Adelard TPE 2110 1,5 3,75 0 9 -0,98 40 -39,2


IM Sandor Farago (HUN) won the FM group with a stunning 8.5 points out of 9 games. He had a winning position even in his last game, very close to reach a perfect performance.

IM FARAGO Sandor HUN

IM FARAGO, Sandor (HUN)

Another Hungarian IM, Emil Szalanczi finished 2nd with 5.5 points – could have been more if he shouldn’t have to forfeit his 2nd round game against his weaker rival.

14 years old Attila Forgacs Jr. (HUN) also played well in this group, his 50% performance meant gaining some ELO ratings.


First Saturday FM Budapest 7-17th July 2018 Final Standings

Rk. SNo   Name FED Rtg Pts.  TB1   TB2  n w-we K rtg+/-
1 9 IM Farago Sandor HUN 2205 8,5 34 0 9 1,36 10 13,6
2 1 IM Szalanczi Emil HUN 2217 5,5 22 0 8 -0,83 10 -8,3
3 5 FM Mayer Istvan HUN 2059 5,5 20 0 9 -0,12 20 -2,4
4 3   Forgacs Attila Jr. HUN 1911 4,5 18 0 9 0,67 40 26,8
5 7   Baktiar Hamd Mohammed IRQ 1881 4,5 17 0 8 0,74 20 14,8
6 8   Trajber Daniel HUN 2028 4,5 15 0 8 -0,9 20 -18
7 2   Solti Gergely HUN 1708 3,5 16 0 6 1,27 20 25,4
8 6   Zoltan Andras HUN 1848 3,5 13 0 9 0,41 20 8,2
9 10   Hart Alexander SWE 1967 3,5 12 0 9 -1,02 20 -20,4
10 4   Bognar Attila HUN 1847 1,5 5,3 0 9 -1,58 20 -31,6


The next First Saturday tournament dates: 4-14 August, 1-11 September, 6-16 October, 3-13 November, 1-11 December.

Written by: FA Gyömbér, Tamás
Photos: IO Nagy
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