IM Galyas Miklos winner of Budapest Spring Festival for the fourth time Print
Monday, 09 April 2012 12:27
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55 players from seven countries gathered for the 28th Budapest Spring Festival (26th March – 3rd April) that took place at the pleasantly renewed MEDOSZ Hotel in Budapest. IM Galyas Miklos (HUN) won this traditional event for the fourth occasion. He called it as his favorite tournament.

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IM GALYAS, Miklós /HUN, 2445/ (Photos made by SZABO, Miklos)

Victory did not come easy since Varga Klara (HUN) who already has an IM norm of man was leading before the last round only half a point away for the desired WGM norm that remained a dream for the time being.

Varga_Klara
WIM VARGA, Klara /HUN/ right…

The greatest surprise however was delivered by a 16 year old Indian boy Padhya Saumil who presented extraordinarily mature play for his age proving that he is much better than one could expect by his relatively low rating.

Padhya
IO Nagy and the 2nd place winner Padhya (IND)

The youngest foreign participant Aryan Chopra (10) came also from India and scored 3.5 points winning 16 FIDE-rating points against quite experienced adult opponents.

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Aryan CHOPRA /IND, 10 years/

The tournament mustered up a number of young talents besides 14 titled players. The youth showed up surprisingly advanced skills and leapfrogged a lot of titled players. Varga Melinda (HUN) present Hungarian U 20 champion would have deserved a higher final rank by the quality of her games while Wang Xinyue (CHN) won a record number (over 40) of rating points.

Varga_Melinda
VARGA, Melinda /HUN/, right/

WANG_Xinyue
WANG, Xinyue /CHN/, right…

Final ranking of the 28th Budapest Spring Festival (with at least 50%)

Nr

Title

Name

Rating

Fed

Score

TPR

RC

W

W-WE

M/F

Birthday

Flag

SB

1

IM

Galyas, Miklos

2445

HUN

7

2435

2215

7

-0,06

M

1978

39,75

2

Padhya Saumil

2187

IND

7

2411

2191

7

2,55

M

1995

U 20

36,75

3

Radnai, Adam

2269

HUN

6,5

2384

2218

6,5

1,43

M

1989

33,25

4

WIM

Varga, Klara

2181

HUN

6,5

2362

2196

6,5

2,22

F

1994

U 20

36,50

5

FM

Kantor, Gergely

2316

HUN

6,5

2371

2205

6,5

0,71

M

1999

U 14

36,25

6

IM

Szalanczy, Emil

2249

HUN

6,5

2255

2089

6,5

0,25

M

1953

32,25

7

FM

Csonka, Balazs

2299

HUN

5,5

2219

2139

5,5

-0,82

M

1997

U 20

31,00

8

FM

Brustkern, Juergen

2229

GER

5,5

2218

2138

5,5

-0,03

M

1961

29,25

9

IM

Farago, Sandor

2296

HUN

5,5

2256

2176

5,5

-0,36

M

1956

29,25

10

Kormos, Adam

2194

HUN

5,5

2211

2168

4,5

0,24

M

1988

22,25

11

Juhasz, Armin

2184

HUN

5,5

2237

2157

5,5

0,71

M

1998

U 14

26,00

12

IM

Boguszlavszkij, Jevgenyij

2238

HUN

5,5

2178

2135

4,5

-0,55

M

1945

Sen

23,75

13

Varga, Melinda

2172

HUN

5,5

2224

2144

5,5

0,73

F

1997

U 20

23,00

14

Wang, Xinyue

1954

CHN

5,5

2192

2112

5,5

2,79

F

1996

U 20

22,75

15

IM

Kahn, Evarth Dr.

2265

HUN

5,5

2147

2006

5,5

-1,01

M

1972

26,75

16

Halak, Miklos

2026

HUN

5,5

2247

2204

4,5

2,32

M

1993

U 20

23,25

17

FM

Letay, Gyula

1989

HUN

5,5

2171

2121

4

1,65

M

1944

Sen

23,00

18

Grimm, Daniel

2067

HUN

5

2153

2110

5

1,09

M

1995

U 20

21,50

19

IM

Rodriguez Lopez, Rafael

2266

ESP

5

2145

2145

4

-1,29

M

1966

20,00

20

Farkas, Richard

2111

HUN

5

2061

2018

5

-0,55

M

1997

U 20

19,75

21

Grimm, Gyorgy

1962

HUN

5

2136

2093

4,5

1,8

M

1997

U 20

21,75

22

FM

Lyell, Mark

2202

ENG

4,5

2298

2173

4

0,78

M

1961

26,25

23

Kearns, Christopher

2079

GER

4,5

2051

2101

3

-0,32

M

1990

18,25

24

Koczo, Kristof

2138

HUN

4,5

2064

2064

4,5

-0,8

M

1987

19,00

25

Borda, Lajos

2100

HUN

4,5

2116

2014

4,5

0,31

M

1950

Sen

22,25

26

Nadassy, Attila

2062

HUN

4,5

1952

2145

1,5

-0,85

M

1969

16,75

27

Peczely, Sebastian Zsombor

2063

HUN

4,5

1997

2040

3,5

-0,76

M

1999

U 14

16,00

28

Metaxasz, Vaszilisz

2166

HUN

4,5

2037

2037

4

-1,23

M

1954

16,00

29

Heyl, Thomas

2032

GER

4,5

1966

2016

3

-0,59

M

1964

17,25

30

Vereb, Gabor

2170

HUN

4,5

1963

2006

3,5

-2,03

M

1978

16,25












The success of the event that went on in a fair and friendly spirit may inspire IO Nagy Laszlo to organize more
Swiss events at the Hotel MEDOSZ besides First Saturday Round-Robin series.

Next events at the same venue are the First Saturday 7-17th April.

More info with photos and games are available at www.firstsaturday.hu
Written by: IM Miklos Orso, Chief Arbiter
 
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