Turkmen success at First Saturday Budapest Print
Monday, 19 February 2018 07:35

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The 2018 First Saturday tournament series started in the studio hall of the Hotel Berlin in Budapest. The tournament hall is large and bright connected to a sound-proof room for analysis providing perfect playing conditions.

Regularly a large number Turkmen delegation comes to Budapest every year coached by GM Annageldyev Orazly, former President of the Chess Federation of Turkmenistan. This year only one representative arrived yet but he continued the successful play of Turkmen players in Budapest. Annaberdiev Meilis was fighting hard to complete his GM requirements but failed it by half a point. He currently lives and works in Turkey as a professional chess coach.

IM ANNABERDIEV Meilis TKM
IM ANNABERDIEV, Meilis (TKM)

All the three GM-s showed up great form so there was not too much chance left for the candidates to achieve any title norms. However, a young FIDE Master, Jablonicky Martin (SVK) almost hit the IM norm missing it also with only half a point. His consolation may be 27 FIDE rating points won. He would have deserved the norm by his skilful and innovative play, but missed great winning chances against the strongest opponents.

FM JABLONICKY Martin SVK in the last round
FM JABLONICKY, Martin (SVK) in the last round

First Saturday GM, 3-13th February 2018 Final Ranking Budapest (HUN)

Rk.





Name

Rtg

FED

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Pts.

 TB 

1



IM

Annaberdiev Meilis

2479

TKM

*

½

1

1

½

½

0

1

1

1

6,5

27,75

2



GM

Fernandez Daniel Howard

2498

ENG

½

*

½

½

½

1

1

½

1

1

6,5

25,75

3



GM

Ilincic Zlatko

2455

SRB

0

½

*

½

1

½

½

½

1

1

5,5

21,75

4



GM

Czebe Attila

2421

HUN

0

½

½

*

½

½

1

1

½

1

5,5

21,50

5



FM

Jablonicky Martin

2302

SVK

½

½

0

½

*

½

1

1

0

½

4,5

19,50

6



IM

Bagi Mate

2448

HUN

½

0

½

½

½

*

1

0

0

½

3,5

16,00

7





Bick Gabriel

2403

USA

1

0

½

0

0

0

*

1

½

½

3,5

15,75

8



IM

Dale Ari

2381

AUS

0

½

½

0

0

1

0

*

1

½

3,5

14,00

9



IM

Havasi Gergo

2370

HUN

0

0

0

½

1

1

½

0

*

0

3,0

12,50

10





Navalgund Niranjan

2270

IND

0

0

0

0

½

½

½

½

1

*

3,0

10,50


Olympic silver medallist GM Farago Ivan (Malta, 1980) won the IM group with safe play leaving no doubt that he still represents the highest class of chess.

IGM FARAGÓ Iván HUN
IGM FARAGÓ, Iván (HUN)

Kumar Nikhil whose family recently resettled in the USA from India, handles all middle game positions so enigmatically that opponents can rarely find out his next move. He missed his IM norm chances only in the last round going too far in taking risk for the sake of victory.

FM KUMAR Nikhil USA
FM KUMAR, Nikhil (USA)

First Saturday IM, 3-13th February 2018 Final Ranking Budapest (HUN)

Rk.





Name

Rtg

FED

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Pts.

 TB 

1



GM

Farago Ivan

2377

HUN

*

½

1

½

1

½

½

1

½

1

6,5

27,00

2



FM

Kumar Nikhil

2258

USA

½

*

0

½

0

1

1

1

1

1

6,0

22,00

3



IM

Nemeth Zoltan

2229

HUN

0

1

*

½

1

½

1

½

1

0

5,5

24,50

4



CM

Nguyen Van Thanh

2312

VIE

½

½

½

*

½

½

½

½

1

1

5,5

22,00

5



FM

Lyell Mark

2296

ENG

0

1

0

½

*

½

1

1

½

1

5,5

21,00

6



IM

Rodgaard John

2320

FAI

½

0

½

½

½

*

1

½

1

½

5,0

20,25

7





Balint Vilmos

2215

HUN

½

0

0

½

0

0

*

1

1

1

4,0

13,00

8



IM

Farago Sandor

2203

HUN

0

0

½

½

0

½

0

*

0

1

2,5

10,00

9





Karacsonyi Gellert

2172

HUN

½

0

0

0

½

0

0

1

*

½

2,5

9,50

10





Juhasz Mark

2176

HUN

0

0

1

0

0

½

0

0

½

*

2,0

9,25


As usual, there were two more groups just for ratings. The winner of the highest rating group is IM Eperjesi Laszlo Dr. (HUN). He proved again that he is not only a doctor of history but a professor of chess as well.

IM EPERJESI Laszlo Dr. HUN
IM EPERJESI, Laszlo Dr. (HUN)

Solti Gergely (HUN) winner of the other rating group could collect 51 rating points.

SOLTI Gergely HUN
SOLTI, Gergely (HUN)

Another First Saturday initiative is going to be introduced beginning with April 2018 by the idea of Nadassy Attila (HUN) chess master. Five lower rated players will clash with five higher rated in Scheveningen system. The FIDE rating unit has given green light for the new system that has been named as Nadassy Attila system after its inventor.

First Saturday tournament hall
Budapest, First Saturday tournament hall, 2018 February

Traditional group photo 2018 February
Traditional group photo, 2018 February

The greatest Hungarian chess opens are coming soon. First the Budapest Spring Festival scheduled for 18-26th April 2018 following the First Saturday April tournaments.
The Accommodation Manager of the grandiose event is IO Laszlo Nagy who can offer optimal accommodation opportunities in Budapest.
Entries to be sent to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Participants registered: http://chess-results.com/tnr322051.aspx?lan=1 

The traditional Zalakaros Chess Festival is scheduled for 25th May-2nd June that may be well combined with the First Saturday June events.
Tournament Director: IM Horvath Tamas E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

More info of all First Saturday groups with all the games, photos and archive can be found at: www.firstsaturday.hu 

Contact: Nagy Laszlo IO E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Whatsapp-Viber: +36-30-230-1914
Report is written by: IM Orso Miklos 

 
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