German players on top at First Saturday Budapest 2-13th April events Print
Friday, 15 April 2011 06:08
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There were 45 players at Budapest this month competing for title-norms and ratings. There is no need to introduce special rules at First Saturday events since the most ambitious players are gathering month by month showing up high level of fighting spirit regardless of the fact that there are no prizes on these events at all.

The GM section went on with average at 2410 so scoring 7 points of nine games would have meant a GM norm which proved too hard for anyone even to get close to it. Neither an IM norm was achieved since in the last round the most ambitious player, the winner of the event, GM Bindrich Falko (21, GER) defeated his fellow citizen Natsidis Cristoph who needed only a draw to reach the IM norm.

Bindrich
IGM Falko Bindrich (GER), winner of the GM-section

Final Ranking of First Saturday GM April 2011

Rank

Name

Score

Fed.

M/F

Rating

TPR

W-We

SB

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

1

GM Bindrich, Falko

6.5

GER

M

2523

2564

+0.53

28.0

1

0

½

½

1

1

1

½

1

2

IM Kargin, Arseny

5.5

RUS

M

2400

2491

+1.14

22.0

½

½

1

0

1

½

½

½

1

3

GM Vajda, Levente

5.5

ROU

M

2508

2479

-0.28

21.5

½

1

0

1

0

½

1

½

1

4

GM Gonda, Laszlo

5.5

HUN

M

2548

2475

-0.79

20.25

0

½

1

1

1

½

1

½

0

5

IM Rodriguez Lopez, Rafael

4.5

ESP

M

2317

2421

+1.22

20.25

½

1

0

0

1

1

0

0

1

6

IM D`Costa, Lorin A R

4.5

ENG

M

2441

2407

-0.42

19.5

½

0

1

1

1

½

0

½

0

7

FM Natsidis, Christoph

4.5

GER

M

2329

2419

+1.06

19.0

½

½

½

1

0

1

½

½

0

8

CM Antipov, Mikhail Al.

4.0

RUS

M

2379

2371

-0.10

15.5

½

½

½

0

0

0

1

½

1

9

Szabo, Bence

2.5

HUN

M

2359

2250

-1.31

11.0

½

1

0

½

0

0

0

½

0

10

Tesik, Csaba

2.0

HUN

M

2299

2203

-1.05

8.0

½

0

½

0

0

0

0

1

0


The IM section also brought the victory of a young German player. IM Hirneise Tobias showed up sharp tactical skills and achieved his goal of increasing his FIDE-Rating. 14 years old FM Oparin Grigoriy was accompanied and coached by GM Dolmatov Sergei and they proved again that the classical Russian chess school always guarantees high level. It was the fifth IM norm of the young talent and the IM title is now only a question of some more rating points.

Final Ranking of First Saturday IM April 2011

Rank

Name

Score

Fed.

M/F

Rating

TPR

W-We

SB

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

1

IM Hirneise, Tobias

8.5

GER

M

2431

2482

+0.72

40.5

1

1

1

½

0

1

1

1

½

½

1

2

FM Oparin, Grigoriy

8.0

RUS

M

2345

2454

+1.51

44.5

1

1

1

0

1

½

1

½

½

1

½

3

IM Lengyel, Bela

7.0

HUN

M

2296

2386

+1.31

34.25

1

1

1

1

½

½

½

½

½

½

0

4

FM Tran, Tuan Minh

7.0

VIE

M

2295

2386

+1.32

32.0

1

0

1

½

½

½

0

1

½

1

1

5

Csonka, Balazs

6.0

HUN

M

2188

2329

+2.05

28.5

½

0

½

½

1

½

½

½

½

1

½

6

IM To, Nhat Minh

6.0

HUN

M

2345

2315

-0.49

27.0

0

1

0

1

½

½

½

1

½

½

½

7

Battey, Alexander

5.0

USA

M

2260

2251

-0.09

25.0

0

0

0

1

1

½

½

½

½

½

½

8

FM Lamorelle, Julien

5.0

FRA

M

2342

2243

-1.43

24.0

1

0

½

1

0

0

1

0

½

½

½

9

FM Brustkern, Juergen

4.5

GER

M

2275

2220

-0.83

19.25

½

1

0

0

1

0

0

½

1

½

0

10

IM Nagy, Ervin

4.0

HUN

M

2261

2185

-1.11

16.75

0

1

0

0

½

1

½

0

½

0

½

11

Kantor, Gergely

3.5

HUN

M

2147

2164

+0.16

19.0

0

0

½

½

0

½

½

½

½

0

½

12

WIM Papp, Petra

1.5

HUN

F

2230

1981

-3.12

8.25

0

0

½

0

0

½

0

0

0

0

½


Hirneise
IM Tobias Hirneise (GER), winner of the IM-group

Oparin
FM Grigoriy Oparin (RUS), 14 year, this time the 5th IM-norm

There were two more groups with 23 players playing not only for rating points but simply for loving chess and for having good games. The FM-A section brought success of the girls over men. Erdos Boglarka (HUN) silver medallist at the Hungarian U18 Girls Ch won the tournament but Xu Fei (CHN) won the most rating points. Sanders Isaac B (13, ENG) the youngest of the group and best foreign player of the group may also say that it is worth trying in Budapest. His strong ambition and his extraordinary ability of deep concentration helped him winning more than 33 points.

Boglarka
Erdős Boglárka /HUN/, winner of the FM-A section

Fei
Xu, Fei /CHN/ won 35 ELO points now

Final Ranking of First Saturday FM-A April 2011

Rank

Name

Score

Fed.

M/F

Rating

TPR

W-We

SB

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

1

Erdos, Boglarka

8.0

HUN

F

2174

2227

+0.79

38.0

½

½

½

1

1

½

1

1

1

0

1

2

Darazs, Zoltan

8.0

HUN

M

2218

2223

+0.15

41.75

½

1

1

0

1

1

1

½

½

½

1

3

Sanders, Isaac B

7.0

ENG

M

2015

2168

+2.24

32.25

1

½

½

½

0

1

1

1

1

0

½

4

Chen, Yang

7.0

CHN

M

2033

2167

+1.94

35.0

½

0

½

½

½

1

1

½

1

1

½

5

Tran, Minh Thang

6.0

VIE

M

2077

2097

+0.26

29.75

½

0

1

0

1

1

0

½

1

½

½

6

Xu, Fei

5.5

CHN

F

1909

2076

+2.31

26.5

½

1

½

½

0

0

0

1

½

½

1

7

Borda, Lajos

5.5

HUN

M

2135

2055

-1.14

29.75

1

1

0

1

0

½

0

½

½

1

0

8

Juracsik, Jozsef

5.5

HUN

M

2228

2047

-2.49

25.75

½

1

0

½

1

1

0

½

0

1

0

9

Farkas, Richard

5.0

HUN

M

2001

2032

+0.44

24.25

1

0

1

1

0

0

½

0

0

1

½

10

Kiss, Peter

3.0

HUN

M

1902

1902

-0.10

15.25

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

½

0

½

1

11

Zala, Gyula

3.0

HUN

M

2074

1886

-2.70

14.75

0

1

1

0

½

0

0

0

½

0

0

12

Csillag, Janos

2.5

HUN

M

1978

1859

-1.70

11.0

0

0

0

1

1

0

½

0

0

0

0



The next First Saturday events are scheduled at 7-18th May also in the MEDOSZ Hotel Budapest. More info with all the games, a lot of photos, videos and archives are available at www.firstsaturday.hu

Written by IM Miklos Orso Chief Arbiter
 
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