Success of the Tromso Chess Club at First Saturday Budapest 1-11th March 2014 Print
Thursday, 13 March 2014 08:57

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A seven member Norwegian delegation made the First Saturday events unique this month. The host town of the forthcoming Chess Olympiad may boast of running a prosperous Chess Club as it representatives have brightly proved it in Budapest. GM Turov Maxim (RUS) not only won the GM and the rapid sections but was successfully coaching six young Norwegian players of Tromso Chess Club. Residing in Tromso with his family he is the main coach of the outstanding club and also the leading chess teacher of Norges Toppidrettsgymnas (NTG) sports school where chess is a part of the curriculum. The trip of the delegation was partly sponsored by FINALE, a significant computer programming company of Tromso and its region.

turov
IGM TUROV (RUS)

FM Kantor Gergely (HUN) was the only player this month who achieved a FIDE IM-Title norm. He started working with IM Hazai Laszlo (HUN) just recently and a quick consolidation of his adventurous style has brought an immediate progress.

kantor
FM Kántor, Gergely /HUN/ - 2nd IM-norm

Wang Puchen (NZL) was also not far from a GM norm.

Final Ranking of First Saturday GM March 2014 

Rk.



Name

Rtg

FED

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Pts.

 TB1 

rtg+/-

1

GM

Turov Maxim

2594

RUS

*

½

1

1

1

½

½

1

½

½

6.5

28.50

-1.0

2

FM

Kantor Gergely

2348

HUN

½

*

½

1

½

½

½

½

½

1

5.5

23.25

31.6

3

IM

Wang Puchen

2470

NZL

0

½

*

1

½

½

½

½

1

1

5.5

22.00

4.7

4

FM

Korley Kassa

2352

USA

0

0

0

*

½

1

1

1

1

0

4.5

18.25

15.4

5

IM

Benkovic Petar

2434

SRB

0

½

½

½

*

½

½

½

½

1

4.5

18.25

-0.5

6

FM

Korpa Bence

2421

HUN

½

½

½

0

½

*

½

1

0

½

4.0

18.25

-3.7

7

GM

Farago Ivan

2462

HUN

½

½

½

0

½

½

*

0

½

1

4.0

17.50

-9.3

8

IM

Hujbert Florian

2456

HUN

0

½

½

0

½

0

1

*

1

½

4.0

17.00

-8.4

9

GM

Kosic Dragan

2493

MNE

½

½

0

0

½

1

½

0

*

1

4.0

16.75

-13.2

10



Havasi Gergo

2274

HUN

½

0

0

1

0

½

0

½

0

*

2.5

11.75

0.0

Golubov Saveliy Nr.2 U14 player of Russia appeared for the third time at First Saturday. He almost repeated his success at Chigorin Memorial (St.Petersburg 2013) but missed the IM norm with half a point.

golubov
Golubov, Saveliy /RUS/

Though, he has made a significant progress of gaining FIDE-Rating points during half a year back. Former European Team Championship gold medallist IM and WGM Rajlich Iweta (POL) happy mother of two, successfully returned to competitive chess as a first preparation step for the Chess Olympiad.

Final Ranking of First Saturday IM March 2014

Rk.



Name

Rtg

FED

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Pts.

 TB1 

rtg+/-

1



Golubov Saveliy

2325

RUS

*

1

0

½

0

1

1

1

1

1

6.5

26.00

19.2

2

IM

Rajlich Iweta

2400

POL

0

*

1

1

0

1

½

½

1

1

6.0

24.00

-1.8

3

IM

Szalanczy Emil

2240

HUN

1

0

*

½

½

½

1

1

0

+

5.5

26.25

10.6

4

IM

Szeberenyi Adam

2301

HUN

½

0

½

*

1

1

1

0

½

+

5.5

25.75

3.1

5

WIM

Nguyen Thi Mai Hung

2261

VIE

1

1

½

0

*

0

0

1

1

+

5.5

25.50

12.1

6

IM

To Nhat Minh

2354

HUN

0

0

½

0

1

*

1

1

1

1

5.5

19.50

-1.1

7

FM

Keschitz Gyorgy

2256

HUN

0

½

0

0

1

0

*

1

1

0

3.5

13.50

-11.7

8



Balint Vilmos

2246

HUN

0

½

0

1

0

0

0

*

1

1

3.5

13.00

-9.8

9



Farkas Richard

2191

HUN

0

0

1

½

0

0

0

0

*

+

2.5

9.50

-20.1

10



Skou Niels

2147

DEN

0

0

-

-

-

0

1

0

-

*

1.0

3.50

-6.0

The youngest participant Bohus Adam (12, HUN) won the higher rated FM group. His systematic studies with coach FM Akots Gabor may lead him towards even greater goals.

bohus
Bohus Ádám /HUN/

Machlik Edit and Monika (17, NOR) twins, both students at Tromso NTG sports school were equal partners of all experienced male opponents and they may be candidates for a place in their National Olympic Teams. Edit is present U16 Champion of Norway while Monika is former U16 National Champion.

machlik
Machlik Monika (NOR) wearing the uniform of a main sponsor (FINALE).

Grundekjon Christian (NOR) co-ordinator of Tromso Chess Club and member of the Olympic Organizing staff could book as many as 125 FIDE-rating points won by the five youth players of his club. Congratulations!

Final Ranking of First Saturday FM March 2014 

Rk.

Name

Rtg

FED

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Pts.

 TB1 

rtg+/-

1

Bohus Adam

2018

HUN

*

0

½

½

1

1

1

1

1

1

7.0

26.75

31.8

2

Juracsik Jozsef

2124

HUN

1

*

½

0

1

1

0

½

1

1

6.0

25.50

-3.3

3

Schenkerik Csaba

2077

HUN

½

½

*

1

½

1

½

½

½

½

5.5

24.50

-2.1

4

Machlik Edit

1885

NOR

½

1

0

*

1

0

1

½

0

1

5.0

21.75

28.2

5

Grundekjon Christian

2022

NOR

0

0

½

0

*

½

1

1

1

1

5.0

17.00

1.2

6

Machlik Monika

1973

NOR

0

0

0

1

½

*

0

1

1

1

4.5

15.50

3.3

7

Lukacs Albert

1902

HUN

0

1

½

0

0

1

*

½

0

1

4.0

16.50

10.1

8

Steer Jozsef

1919

HUN

0

½

½

½

0

0

½

*

½

1

3.5

13.25

-0.8

9

Kis Bela

2093

HUN

0

0

½

1

0

0

1

½

*

0

3.0

13.50

-42.8

10

Marcu Simon

1892

SVK

0

0

½

0

0

0

0

0

1

*

1.5

5.75

-25.6

The Norwegian youth players were dominating in the lower FIDE-Rating section. Machlik Endre (13 NOR) younger brother of the twin sisters is a former silver medallist of Norway Youth Ch. did not make a compromise with anyone. All his games were decided. The young Norwegian girls showed up similarly exemplary fighting spirit. Greibrokk Ingrid Andrea (13, NOR) is present U16 Champion of Norway while Jacobsen Elise Sjotten (13, NOR) was also National Champion of her age group during previous years. The young Norwegian delegation represented Tromso in disciplined way showing up extraordinary sportsmanship and fair play as if they played in the great event their hometown is going to host this summer.

Final Ranking of First Saturday FM-B March 2014 

Rk.

Name

Rtg

FED

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Pts.

rtg+/-

 TB1 

1

Machlik Endre

1763

NOR

*

1

0

1

1

1

0

1

1

1

7.0

26.9

29.00

2

Greibrokk Ingrid Andrea

1630

NOR

0

*

1

½

1

1

0

1

1

1

6.5

44.8

25.75

3

Lakat Gyula

1789

HUN

1

0

*

½

1

-

1

0

1

1

5.5

11.3

23.75

4

Szlenka Attila

1804

HUN

0

½

½

*

0

½

1

1

1

1

5.5

-3.9

19.25

5

Jacobsen Elise Sjottem

1672

NOR

0

0

0

1

*

1

1

1

1

½

5.5

21.8

18.75

6

Jarai Csenge

1523

SUI

0

0

+

½

0

*

1

0

1

0

3.5

6.8

11.75

7

Szurkos Andras

1740

HUN

1

1

0

0

0

0

*

1

0

0

3.0

-29.0

16.50

8

Bensaid Simon

1782

FRA

0

0

1

0

0

1

0

*

0

1

3.0

-37.2

11.50

9

Ongut Tamas Gunes

1531

HUN

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

*

1

3.0

10.2

8.50

10

Oberfrank Istvan

1820

HUN

0

0

0

0

½

1

1

0

0

*

2.5

-51.6

8.75

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Group photo of First Saturday March 2014 participants

A day before the First Saturday main events the Hotel MEDOSZ Budapest Rapid Open tournament took place won by Turov Maxim (RUS) who set a special record by winning all the nine games.

The Hotel MEDOSZ Budapest is also going to host a Spring Open Tournament starting on Friday 14th March organized also by Nagy Laszlo IO.

The next First Saturday events are scheduled to 5-16th April with the usual Rapid Open one day prior to it for FIDE Rapid ratings.

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

 
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