GM Kovalev Andrei (BLR) tied with Bai Jinshi (CHN) won First Saturday GM April 2013 tournament Print
Thursday, 18 April 2013 07:54

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Experienced GM-s left no much chance for candidates for performing GM norms this month but former U10 World Champion, now 13 years old Bai Jinshi (CHN) was only one point away of it. However, the young Chinese World Champion achieved triple success in Budapest.

He collected as many as 45 FIDE rating points which is very rare at GM tournaments. Besides achieving his first IM norm he also won the Medosz Hotel Rapid Open FIDE-rated event one day prior to the First Saturday GM event.

bai
Bai Jinshi /CHN/ co-winner of the GM-group

kovalev
IGM KOVALEV, Andrei /BLR/ co-winner of the GM-group.

Final Ranking of First Saturday GM 06-15th April 2013

Rank

Name

Score

Fed.

M/F

Rating

TPR

W-We

SB

PS

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

1

GM Kovalev, Andrei

6.0

BLR

M

2465

2531

+0.79

25.5

32.5

1

½

1

½

½

1

½

½

½

2

Bai, Jinshi

6.0

CHN

M

2295

2550

+3.03

25.25

29.0

½

½

1

½

½

1

½

1

½

3

GM Szabo, Krisztian

5.5

HUN

M

2539

2477

-0.66

22.75

25.5

½

0

1

½

1

½

½

1

½

4

GM Kosic, Dragan

5.0

MNE

M

2512

2443

-0.84

22.25

29.0

1

1

½

½

½

0

½

½

½

5

IM Zhou, Yang-Fan

5.0

ENG

M

2442

2451

+0.08

21.25

30.0

1

1

½

½

1

0

0

½

½

6

IM Arngrimsson, Dagur

4.0

ISL

M

2392

2371

-0.23

16.0

16.5

0

1

0

0

0

1

1

½

½

7

FM Gledura, Benjamin

4.0

HUN

M

2388

2371

-0.18

14.25

21.0

0

1

0

1

1

0

½

0

½

8

FM Csonka, Balazs

3.5

HUN

M

2326

2341

+0.15

14.75

18.5

½

0

½

1

½

0

½

0

½

9

FM Kantor, Gergely

3.5

HUN

M

2331

2279

-0.56

14.0

12.0

0

0

½

½

0

½

½

½

+

10

IM Poetsch, Hagen

2.5

GER

M

2426

2279

-1.58

14.5

11.0

½

0

0

0

0

1

½

½

-



The IM section was full of titled players. The winner IM Kjartansson Gudmundur (ISL) played in sharp style surprising all his opponents with unexpected openings and moves.

He should have started in the GM section but missed the deadline of registration.

Gudmundur
IM KJARTANSSON, Gudmundur, the winner of the IM-section

FM Hujbert Florian (HUN) who performed GM norm in the previous month in the GM section was the only one left unbeaten. He was half a point away from another IM norm. Fortunately he has achieved it in the Hungarian National Team Championships twice so his IM title comes soon.

florian
FM HUJBERT, Flórián /HUN/, missed the IM-norm by half a point…

Final Ranking of First Saturday IM 06-16th April 2013 

Rank

Name

Score

Fed.

M/F

Rating

TPR

W-We

SB

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

1

IM Kjartansson, Gudmundur

8.0

ISL

M

2443

2461

+0.25

39.25

1

1

0

1

1

0

1

1

1

½

½

2

FM Hujbert, Florian

7.5

HUN

M

2455

2418

-0.41

39.25

1

½

1

½

1

½

½

½

½

½

1

3

IM Szeberenyi, Adam

6.5

HUN

M

2321

2342

+0.28

32.5

1

½

½

1

½

1

½

0

0

½

+

4

IM Battey, Alexander

6.0

USA

M

2301

2335

+0.46

32.25

½

1

½

½

1

0

½

½

½

½

½

5

FM Keschitz, Gyorgy

6.0

HUN

M

2213

2343

+1.86

30.0

1

½

½

0

0

1

1

½

1

½

0

6

IM Szalanczy, Emil

6.0

HUN

M

2249

2340

+1.28

26.75

0

1

½

1

1

0

0

½

1

1

0

7

IM To, Nhat Minh

5.5

HUN

M

2285

2300

+0.20

33.0

½

0

½

½

½

1

½

0

½

½

1

8

FM Jayakumar, Adarsh

5.5

USA

M

2294

2299

+0.07

30.0

½

1

½

0

½

½

½

1

0

½

½

9

IM Krumpacnik, Domen

5.0

SLO

M

2338

2259

-1.13

22.75

0

0

½

1

½

½

0

1

½

0

1

10

FM Lyell, Mark

4.5

ENG

M

2245

2239

-0.13

22.75

½

0

½

0

0

1

1

0

½

½

½

11

IM Wittmann, Walter

3.0

AUT

M

2232

2130

-1.45

16.75

0

½

½

½

0

½

½

0

½

0

0

12

Balint, Vilmos

2.5

HUN

M

2212

2113

-1.28

12.75

0

0

½

0

0

0

0

1

0

1

-


The brightest spot of the whole tournament was the participation of the only one female participant of the tournament the 14 years old Gal Hanna Krisztina (HUN) who beat his experienced male opponents one after the other. She has developed a great deal tactically. Her coach IM Mester Gyula (HUN) can be really proud of her achievements.

hanna
GÁL, Hanna Krisztina, winner of the FM-A section

Farkas Richard (HUN) showing significant progress permanently claims a place now in the IM section.

Final Ranking of First Saturday FM-A 06-15th April 2013

Rank

Name

Flags

Score

Fed.

M/F

Rating

TPR

W-We

SB

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

1

Gal, Hanna Krisztina

 

7.5

HUN

F

2075

2340

+2.93

30.5

1

½

½

½

1

1

1

1

1

2

Farkas, Richard

 

7.0

HUN

M

2148

2278

+1.50

26.75

½

1

½

½

1

1

1

½

1

3

Juracsik, Jozsef

 

6.5

HUN

M

2157

2223

+0.89

23.0

0

1

1

1

1

½

½

½

1

4

Darazs, Zoltan

 

6.0

HUN

M

2126

2186

+0.78

20.75

½

1

0

1

0

½

1

1

1

5

Kozak, Adam

 

4.0

HUN

M

2035

2028

-0.04

15.0

0

0

1

½

1

½

0

1

0

6

FM Bartha, Sandor

 

4.0

HUN

M

2158

2014

-1.62

10.5

0

0

1

0

1

0

1

0

1

7

Lim, Kian Hwa

 

3.5

MAS

M

1882

2008

+1.28

10.5

1

½

0

½

0

½

0

1

0

8

Csetneki, Mark

 

3.0

HUN

M

1845

1967

+1.17

13.25

1

½

0

½

0

½

½

0

0

9

FM Csapo, Zoltan

 

2.5

HUN

M

2080

1900

-2.13

7.5

1

0

1

½

0

0

0

0

0

10

Steer, Jozsef

 

1.0

HUN

M

2168

1705

-4.76

3.25

0

½

0

0

0

½

0

0

0

group photo
A traditional group photo of the FS Budapest events

There was another FM section too giving floor for lower rated players as well. The Hotel MEDOSZ Budapest housing the event for all year long provided again excellent playing conditions not only with the large Conference Hall and Restaurant Hall as playing area but also with extra services for the players.

The next First Saturday events are scheduled at 4th-14th May with a Hotel MEDOSZ FIDE Rated Rapid Open prior to it on 3rd May.

More info and games of all groups with a lot of photos and wide archive are available at: www.firstsaturday.hu
Contact: Laszlo Nagy IO Tournament Director This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Written by: IM Miklos Orso International Arbiter
Photos made by: Miklos SZABÓ.

 
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