Rajlich Iweta (POL) topped two active World Champions at First Saturday Budapest GM tournament 7-16th April Print
Friday, 20 April 2012 07:36
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The greatest inspiration for Rajlich (formerly Radziewicz) Iweta was her lovely 21 month old little son while successfully fighting for her second GM norm. “I was in a difficult situation against GM Miso Cebalo (Senior World Champion 2009) but when Waclav Andrej appeared in the room in the arms of my husband I was lifted to heaven and found all the saving moves that proved to be so important later.”


Rajlich_Iweta
WGM (IM) Rajlich Iweta (POL)

She returned to competitive chess last December and hit her second GM norm (the first was achieved also at First Saturday Budapest 2006) winning this unique GM event that could boast of the participation of two active World Champions.


Miso_Cebalo
IGM Miso Cebalo (CRO) – senior world champion 2009.

Besides GM Cebalo there played Fodor Tamas Jr. who is U10 Word Champion (Oropesa del Mar 2001).

Final Ranking of First Saturday GM April 2012

Rank

Name

Score

Fed.

M/F

Rating

TPR

W-We

SB

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

1

IM Rajlich, Iweta

7.0

POL

F

2422

2616

+2.20

28.25

1

1

1

½

½

½

1

1

½

2

GM Simonian, Hrair

6.0

ARM

M

2469

2516

+0.56

23.5

½

½

½

½

½

1

1

1

½

3

FM Fodor, Tamas Jr.

5.5

HUN

M

2482

2470

-0.10

22.25

½

1

½

½

½

1

0

1

½

4

GM Cebalo, Miso

5.0

CRO

M

2442

2437

-0.06

21.75

½

½

½

½

½

½

½

1

½

5

GM Varga, Zoltan

5.0

HUN

M

2440

2437

-0.06

20.5

½

½

½

½

½

½

1

½

½

6

Szabo, Bence

4.5

HUN

M

2317

2408

+1.08

16.25

½

½

0

½

1

1

½

0

½

7

IM Rodriguez Lopez, Rafael

4.0

ESP

M

2266

2371

+1.23

14.75

½

0

1

0

1

0

½

½

½

8

GM Flumbort, Andras Dr.

3.5

HUN

M

2530

2304

-2.68

12.75

½

1

0

½

½

0

½

0

½

9

IM Estrada Nieto, Julian

3.5

MEX

M

2306

2329

+0.22

12.75

½

0

1

1

0

½

0

0

½

10

FM Bach, Matthias

1.0

GER

M

2315

2057

-2.39

5.25

0

0

0

½

0

0

0

0

½



The IM section brought no norms since fighting against seven experienced IM-s was too hard a task for the candidates but Padhya Saumil (IND) was the closest to it.


PADHYA_Saumil
PADHYA, Saumil /IND/

IM Szeberenyi Adam came first topping IM Galyas Miklos who won the Budapest Spring Festival Open just a week earlier.


Szeberenyi_Adam
IM Szeberenyi, Adam /HUN/, IM group winner

Final Ranking of First Saturday GM April 2012

Rank

Name

Score

Fed.

M/F

Rating

TPR

W-We

SB

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

1

IM Szeberenyi, Adam

6.5

HUN

M

2305

2432

+1.52

27.75

½

½

½

1

1

½

1

½

1

2

IM Galyas, Miklos

6.0

HUN

M

2445

2376

-0.70

26.0

½

1

1

½

1

½

½

½

½

3

IM Kislik, Erik Andrew

5.5

USA

M

2403

2335

-0.73

21.75

½

½

0

½

1

½

1

1

½

4

Padhya Saumil

5.0

IND

M

2187

2322

+1.60

20.25

½

1

½

1

0

1

½

0

½

5

IM Szalanczy, Emil

5.0

HUN

M

2249

2281

+0.33

16.5

1

0

1

1

½

0

0

½

+

6

Melkonyan, Vardan

4.5

ARM

M

2230

2275

+0.53

17.25

1

0

½

0

½

½

1

½

½

7

IM Eperjesi, Laszlo Dr.

4.0

HUN

M

2206

2281

+0.77

18.0

½

½

0

½

1

½

½

½

-

8

IM Lengyel, Bela

4.0

HUN

M

2257

2229

-0.34

15.25

½

1

½

0

0

½

0

½

1

9

IM Farago, Sandor

3.0

HUN

M

2296

2142

-1.85

13.0

0

½

½

½

0

½

0

1

0

10

Vrhovnik, Damir

1.5

CRO

M

2124

2013

-1.13

7.75

0

0

½

0

0

½

½

0

0



There were two more groups with intensive genuine fights for rating points. The event was played in the recently renewed large Conference Hall of the MEDOSZ Hotel Budapest which awaits chess-players now with a bright, air-conditioned ideal playing site.


MEDOSZ_hotel
MEDOSZ hotel tournament hall after renovation


Benko_Pal
IGM Benko, Pal (USA) 84 years old – observes the game of Ms. Wang (CHN).

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