12 years old Havasi Gergo (HUN) a rising star at First Saturday Budapest tournament Print
Thursday, 17 October 2013 09:19

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The GM section was a double RR event with three GM-s and three young candidates. GM Gordon Stephen (ENG) presented careful positional style that lead him to victory.

Gordon
IGM Gordon, Stephen /ENG/

Kojima Shinya (JPN) an Olympic player of his national team achieved his third IM norm after nine rounds.

Kojima
FM KOJIMA, Shinya /JAP/

Westerberg Jonathan (SWE) made his second IM norm thanks to his strong concentration in the finish.

Westerberg
FM Westerberg, Jonathan /SWE/

Sean Winshand Cuhendi (INA, 16) has become equal partner of all GM-s. He won two IM tournaments just before his first GM event. So, the field balanced with players in good shape nobody had real chance for a GM norm.

Final Ranking of First Saturday GM Oct 2013

Rk.

 

Name

Rtg

FED

1

2

3

4

5

6

Pts.

 TB1 

 w-we

1

GM

Gordon Stephen J

2526

ENG

***

½ ½

½ ½

1 ½

½ ½

1 ½

6.0

28.25

-0.82

2

FM

Westerberg Jonathan

2404

SWE

½ ½

***

½ ½

½ 1

½ 1

½ 0

5.5

27.50

0.68

3

GM

Seres Lajos

2449

HUN

½ ½

½ ½

***

½ ½

½ ½

½ 1

5.5

26.25

-0.06

4

FM

Kojima Shinya

2344

JPN

0 ½

½ 0

½ ½

***

½ ½

1 1

5.0

22.75

1.12

5

GM

Fogarasi Tibor

2401

HUN

½ ½

½ 0

½ ½

½ ½

***

½ ½

4.5

22.75

-0.30

6

FM

Sean Winshand Cuhendi

2360

INA

0 ½

½ 1

½ 0

0 0

½ ½

***

3.5

18.50

-0.62


The monthly organized First Saturday tournaments always bring something that is worth paying attention to. The sensation of this month was the mature play of a 12 year old little boy who showed up extraordinary skills of combinations and of orientation in complicated positions. Havasi Gergo (HUN) played first time in IM-s competition but won it by convincing play performing his first IM norm after missing it by only half a point in the HUN Open Championship in Zalakaros )HUN) earlier this year.

Havasi
HAVASI, Gergő /HUN/

He is U12 National Champion too. His goal is admittedly to be a Super GM soon. Seeing him play this objective seems to be quite real. He lives and studies in Szekesfehervar city. His coach is GM Szabo Krisztian (HUN) who despite his young age has become an expert in teaching young talents since his two younger sisters are also good chess-players.

Players from India made the event not only transcontinental but their games were also interesting to watch. WGM Kulkarni Bhakti was the only one left unbeaten. She missed the IM norm only by one point due to the tiresome long trip that had effect to her play at the beginning.

Kulkarni
WGM KULKARNI, Bhakti (IND)

Another 12 year old boy CM Nitish Belurkar U10 Champion of Asia (2011 INA) played surprisingly well also in the second part of the tournament.

Belurkar
CM BELURKAR, Nitish (IND)

Final Ranking of First Saturday IM Oct 2013

Rk.

 

Name

Rtg

FED

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Pts.

  rtg+/-

1

 

Havasi Gergo

2172

HUN

*

0

1

1

½

½

1

1

1

1

7.0

51.0

2

WGM

Kulkarni Bhakti

2291

IND

1

*

½

½

½

1

½

½

1

½

6.0

13.5

3

IM

Kislik Erik Andrew

2381

USA

0

½

*

½

½

0

1

1

1

1

5.5

-6.9

4

IM

To Nhat Minh

2334

HUN

0

½

½

*

½

1

½

½

½

1

5.0

-6.3

5

IM

Szeberenyi Adam

2328

HUN

½

½

½

½

*

½

½

½

0

1

4.5

-10.7

6

WIM

Nguyen Thi Mai Hung

2204

VIE

½

0

1

0

½

*

0

1

0

1

4.0

0.4

7

IM

Szalanczy Emil

2261

HUN

0

½

0

½

½

1

*

0

½

½

3.5

-12.3

8

CM

Nitish Belurkar

1903

IND

0

½

0

½

½

0

1

*

1

0

3.5

38.0

9

 

Balint Vilmos

2248

HUN

0

0

0

½

1

1

½

0

*

0

3.0

-23.1

10

FM

Lyell Mark

2259

ENG

0

½

0

0

0

0

½

1

1

*

3.0

-25.5


The highest Rating section brought clash of generations with an overwhelming success of the youth. Farkas Richard (16, HUN) has won at this level many times and should play in the IM section. Bohus Adam (12, HUN) won record number of Rating points for the second time this year. His continuos work with FM Akots Gabor definitely brings its fruit. Former U10 European Champion FM Krstulovic Alex (10, HUN) could have won even more with slower and more patient play.

Final Ranking of First Saturday FM-A Oct 2013

Rk.

 

Name

Rtg

FED

1

2

3

4

5

6

Pts.

 TB1 

rtg+/-

1

 

Farkas Richard

2191

HUN

***

1 0

1 0

½ ½

1 ½

1 1

6.5

29.00

-3.3

2

 

Bohus Adam

1937

HUN

0 1

***

1 0

½ 1

0 1

½ 1

6.0

28.25

47.1

3

FM

Krstulovic Alex

1975

HUN

0 1

0 1

***

½ ½

½ 0

1 ½

5.0

24.75

24.3

4

FM

Juhasz Bela

2164

HUN

½ ½

½ 0

½ ½

***

1 ½

½ ½

5.0

24.00

-19.8

5

FM

Ortel Endre

2208

HUN

0 ½

1 0

½ 1

0 ½

***

0 ½

4.0

21.00

-44.1

6

 

Jensen Leif

2001

DEN

0 0

½ 0

0 ½

½ ½

1 ½

***

3.5

16.50

-4.2


Prior to the main First Saturday events the Hotel MEDOSZ Budapest Rapid Open takes place every month. IM Paschall William (USA) won it this time coming back to competitive chess after a two years break.

Paschall
IM PASCHALL, William /USA/

FM Brustkern Juergen (GER) achieved a Rapid IM norm though he has to wait for a FIDE decision of introducing this title officially.

Brustkern
FM BRUSTKERN, Jürgen /GER/

More details of all groups and the Rapid event , photos, games and archive are available at www.firstsaturday.hu

The next First Saturday events are scheduled at 2-13th November while the Hotel MEDOSZ Budapest Rapid open takes place on 1st November.

Contact: Nagy Laszlo IO, E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Photos by Nagy Laszlo and Szabo Miklos
Written by IM Orso Miklos International Arbiter

 
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