IM Wang Puchen of New Zeeland won First Saturday 2014 February Budapest GM Print
Friday, 14 February 2014 06:49
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Wang
IM WANG, Puchen /NZL/

The First Saturday February GM tournament was especially unique because the six foreign participants represented different federation each coming from three continents. Finally each continent took a place on the podium tying 1-3 places. The GM norm was 7 points but the field was so balanced that nobody could reach it. However, Drozdowski Casper (POL) was closest to it, but failed to bring his best in the last two rounds.

Kacper
IM Drozdowski, Kacper (POL)

The only player who had been left unbeaten Korpa Bence (HUN) performed his second IM-norm.

Bence
FM KORPA, Bence (HUN)

He proved that his GM norm achieved in December did not happen by chance or simply by being lucky. His consistent work with his coach GM Hera Imre (HUN) yielded its fruit.

First Saturday GM Feb 2014 Final Ranking

Rk.





Name

Rtg

FED

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Pts.

 TB1 

rtg+/-

1



IM

Wang Puchen

2458

NZL

*

1

1

0

1

½

½

1

½

½

6.0

27.00

11.0

2



IM

Drozdowski Kacper

2466

POL

0

*

1

½

0

½

1

1

1

1

6.0

23.00

10.0

3



IM

Nguyen Huynh Minh Huy

2466

VIE

0

0

*

½

1

1

1

1

½

1

6.0

22.75

10.0

4



FM

Korpa Bence

2403

HUN

1

½

½

*

½

½

½

1

½

½

5.5

24.50

13.9

5



GM

Szabo Krisztian

2564

HUN

0

1

0

½

*

1

½

½

½

1

5.0

20.25

-12.4

6



IM

Skytte Rasmus

2416

DEN

½

½

0

½

0

*

1

½

½

1

4.5

17.50

2.0

7



GM

Nikcevic Nebojsa

2429

MNE

½

0

0

½

½

0

*

½

1

½

3.5

14.00

-10.0

8



FM

Kantor Gergely

2328

HUN

0

0

0

0

½

½

½

*

1

1

3.5

11.50

5.7

9



GM

Czebe Attila

2452

HUN

½

0

½

½

½

½

0

0

*

½

3.0

14.50

-18.0

10



FM

Lundin Jan

2320

SWE

½

0

0

½

0

0

½

0

½

*

2.0

9.00

-15.4



The seven points IM norm was also too hard for the candidates in the IM group too. Oddly, three players were tied at first place in this group as well. The winner To Nhat Minh (HUN) glinted his brilliant tactical skills in almost all his games.

Nhat
IM TO, Nhat Minh (HUN)

Westerberg Jonathan (SWE) was close to repeating his success in last October when he achieved IM norm. The best Hungarian, Bagi Mate has already also got IM norms and has shown up significant progress since he is coached by IM Szeberenyi Adam (HUN).

Final Ranking crosstable after 9 Rounds 

Rk.





Name

Rtg

FED

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Pts.

 TB1 

rtg+/-

1



IM

To Nhat Minh

2357

HUN

*

½

1

½

½

½

½

½

1

1

6.0

25.00

4.1

2



FM

Westerberg Jonathan

2397

SWE

½

*

½

½

½

½

1

1

1

½

6.0

24.50

-0.9

3



FM

Bagi Mate

2385

HUN

0

½

*

½

½

½

1

1

1

1

6.0

22.50

1.0

4



IM

Horvath David

2339

HUN

½

½

½

*

1

½

0

1

½

1

5.5

23.50

1.4

5



IM

Szalanczy Emil

2216

HUN

½

½

½

0

*

0

1

1

1

1

5.5

21.00

17.6

6



IM

Szeberenyi Adam

2312

HUN

½

½

½

½

1

*

1

0

0

0

4.0

20.75

-10.0

7





Sliwicki Damian

2095

POL

½

0

0

1

0

0

*

0

1

1

3.5

13.50

18.1

8



WIM

Nguyen Thi Mai Hung

2276

VIE

½

0

0

0

0

1

1

*

½

½

3.5

13.00

-15.4

9



FM

Lyell Mark

2186

ENG

0

0

0

½

0

1

0

½

*

1

3.0

10.50

-5.4

10





Tavoularis Nicholas

2167

GRE

0

½

0

0

0

1

0

½

0

*

2.0

8.75

-16.6



Winner of the higher rated FM-group 16 years old Farkas Richard (HUN) has proved again that his claim for the IM group is actual.

Farkas
Farkas, Richard (HUN)

Skytte Torill (NOR) came to Budapest with her little baby and she seemed to concentrate with doubled energy. She was the only one who remained unbeaten against more experienced male and female opponents.

First Saturday FM-A February 2014 Final Ranking

Rk.





Name

Rtg

FED

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

Pts.

 TB1 

rtg+/-

1





Farkas Richard

2165

HUN

*

½

½

1

½

1

½

½

1

1

1

7.5

34.25

12.8

2





Bodrogi Mihaly

2094

HUN

½

*

½

½

0

½

+

½

1

1

½

6.0

28.75

0.4

3





Juracsik Jozsef

2136

HUN

½

½

*

0

1

½

½

1

½

½

1

6.0

27.50

-3.8

4





Grove Michael

2091

SCO

0

½

1

*

1

½

½

½

0

1

1

6.0

27.25

5.7

5





Terbe Zsuzsanna

2029

HUN

½

1

0

0

*

½

½

½

½

1

1

5.5

24.25

12.1

6





Berta Sandor

1967

HUN

0

½

½

½

½

*

½

1

0

1

1

5.5

24.00

25.8

7





Skytte Torill

1971

NOR

½

-

½

½

½

½

*

½

½

½

½

4.5

22.25

14.6

8





Drozdowski Konrad

1953

POL

½

½

0

½

½

0

½

*

1

0

1

4.5

20.75

13.6

9





Gal Hanna Krisztina

2104

HUN

0

0

½

1

½

1

½

0

*

½

0

4.0

21.50

-26.7

10





Borda Lajos

2130

HUN

0

0

½

0

0

0

½

1

½

*

1

3.5

14.00

-39.9

11





Marcu Simon

1907

SVK

0

½

0

0

0

0

½

0

1

0

*

2.0

9.25

-14.7



The highest rated Master-Candidate Steer Jozsef (HUN) won the lower rating section with accurate play. He came back to compete last year after 25 years break.

Steer
Steer Jozsef /HUN/

The young generation has shown spectacular progress. The youngest participant, Karacsonyi Gellert (10, HUN) presented resourceful tactical skills that lifted him to silver medal. Coached by FM Korpics Zsolt he has achieved a series of tournament success recently.

Kidd Balint (10, HUN) is a promising rising star. He could have doubled his number of points with a little more attention. Even so, he won the most rating points in the group.

Kidd
Kidd, Balint (HUN, 10 years)

First Saturday FM-B Final Ranking 

Rk.





Name

Rtg

FED

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

Pts.

 TB1 

rtg+/-

1





Steer Jozsef

1923

HUN

*

½

½

½

1

1

½

½

½

1

1

1

8.0

39.75

-3.9

2





Karacsonyi Gellert

1797

HUN

½

*

½

1

0

1

½

1

½

½

1

½

7.0

36.75

7.8

3





Szlenka Attila

1774

HUN

½

½

*

1

½

½

½

1

0

1

½

1

7.0

36.00

12.9

4





Leite Steinar

1734

NOR

½

0

0

*

1

½

1

0

1

1

½

1

6.5

31.50

14.7

5





Di Giovanni Vilmos

1790

HUN

0

1

½

0

*

½

½

½

½

1

1

1

6.5

30.50

1.8

6





Shan He Jia Rita

1764

HUN

0

0

½

½

½

*

0

1

1

½

1

1

6.0

27.75

0.3

7





Bacsi Andras

1808

HUN

½

½

½

0

½

1

*

1

½

0

½

½

5.5

31.00

-17.5

8





Czimer Jozsef

1715

HUN

½

0

0

1

½

0

0

*

½

1

1

1

5.5

25.25

4.2

9





Lakat Gyula

1802

HUN

½

½

1

0

½

0

½

½

*

½

½

½

5.0

27.75

-23.5

10





Kovacs Gabor Etele

1636

HUN

0

½

0

0

0

½

1

0

½

*

½

+

4.0

19.50

-6.3

11





Kidd Balint

1462

HUN

0

0

½

½

0

0

½

0

½

½

*

½

3.0

15.00

17.3

12





Csiba Tibor Dr.

1554

HUN

0

½

0

0

0

0

½

0

½

-

½

*

2.0

10.25

-7.7




Prior to the First Saturday events the Hotel MEDOSZ Budapest Rapid Open tournament took place won by Nguyen Huynh Minh Huy (VIE).

Female players of First Saturday 2014 February events:

Shan
Shan He Jia Rita (HUN)

Nguyen
WIM Nguyen Thi Mai Hung (VIE)

Gal
GÁL, Hanna /HUN/

The Hotel MEDOSZ Budapest as always assured comfortable and pleasant playing conditions with kind hospitality.

Group
Group photo of the 2014 February First Saturday event

The next First Saturday events are scheduled to 1-12th March with the usual Rapid Open one day prior to it for FIDE Rapid ratings.


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