Hungarian Open Championship 2015 Zalakaros Print
Friday, 29 May 2015 08:35

GM Kovalenko repaeted his victory of last year, Horvath Adam wins the Hungarian Open Championship.

At the XXXIV Zalakaros Chess Festival the Latvian GM Igor Kovalenko finished first defending his last years victory. The Open Hungarian Champion title goes to Horvath Adam, who was only half a point less from the winner of the tournament. Of the 80 players in the A group there 69 were titled, with 27 GMs.

Zalakaros is a pretty little spa town in the Lake Balaton region of Hungary, is an oasis of peace and tranquillity. The 34th edition of the Zalakaros Chess Festival took place from 14 May to 21 May 2015. At the Hotel Karos Spa, in Gala Hall the traditional Festival was held, which determines the Hungarian Open Championship title too. The second highest rated Latvian player, GM Igor Kovalenko repeated his success from last year. Kovalenko started with a loss against IM Kantor Gergely (HUN), a promising talent of Hungarian chess, but in the next 8 games he won 6 drawing two. In the 8th round he defeated the player at first place at the time, GM Avital Boruchovsky (ISR).

Hungarian Chmp2015 1

In the last game a 122-move draw was fought successfully. He held his position with a rook against Austrian Markus Ragger’s rook and knight. Ragger started with three from three, but in the later rounds only won one game. The Indian Adhiban was left unbeaten.

Hungarian Chmp2015 2

The Title of Hungarian Champion was won by GM Horvath Adam, player of Zalaegerszeg Csuti-Hydrocomp team. Horvath started with a draw, lost twice, being forced to surrender against Adhiban B. (IND) and against Matthias Bluebaum (GER), with six won games he won the title with 6.5 Pts. On the last day he defeated Ukrainian Olympic champion Zahar Efimenko. He also won 15 Rating points.

After the fifth round GM Papp Gabor (HUN) was tied for the lead, but lost two games. The defending champion GM Berkes Ferenc (HUN) remained unbeaten, but as he could only win 3 games, he did not secure the title.

Members of the Hungarian National Olympic Women's team also played in the Chess Festival. IM (WGM) Vajda Szidonia fought against strong opponents and ended with 4.5 points, (performance 2492), won 18 rating points. IM (WGM) Madl Ildiko also finished with 4.5 points (2385, + 3), WGM Papp Petra finished with 4 (2327, + 7).

XXXIV. Zalakaros Chess Festival Final Ranking:

H.

R.



Name

FED

Elo

Pts.

TB1

TB2

TB3

1

6

GM

Kovalenko Igor

LAT

2650

7.0

45.0

32.5

2682

2

24

GM

Boruchovsky Avital

ISR

2517

6.5

49.5

36.5

2713

3

2

GM

Ragger Markus

AUT

2668

6.5

49.5

36.0

2734

4

7

GM

Adhiban B.

IND

2636

6.5

48.5

32.5

2661

5

23

GM

Horvath Adam

HUN

2528

6.5

43.5

29.5

2651

6

8

GM

Papp Gabor

HUN

2594

6.0

49.5

33.5

2648

7

9

IM

Bluebaum Matthias

GER

2594

6.0

48.5

32.5

2642

8

3

GM

Berkes Ferenc

HUN

2664

6.0

48.5

31.0

2659

9

13

GM

Prohaszka Peter

HUN

2582

6.0

43.0

29.5

2585

10

28

IM

Raznikov Danny

ISR

2484

6.0

43.0

27.5

2603

11

17

GM

Vajda Levente

ROU

2554

6.0

41.0

29.5

2585

12

12

GM

Kovchan Alexander

UKR

2585

6.0

40.0

26.5

2557

13

20

GM

Szabo Gergely A.-Gy.

ROU

2548

5.5

47.5

31.0

2565

14

37

IM

Deac Bogdan-Daniel

ROU

2437

5.5

46.5

30.0

2621

15

14

IM

Wagner Dennis

GER

2572

5.5

43.5

29.5

2546

16

5

GM

Melkumjan Hrant

ARM

2654

5.5

43.5

27.5

2532

17

33

GM

Smith Bryan G

USA

2467

5.5

43.0

29.0

2570

18

18

GM

Gonda Laszlo

HUN

2553

5.5

42.5

26.5

2489

19

10

GM

Banusz Tamas

HUN

2590

5.5

40.5

27.0

2508

20

1

GM

Onischuk Vladimir

UKR

2669

5.5

40.0

24.0

2494



80 players.

Written by WGM Veroci Zsuzsa
 
arb banner
arb banner
arb banner
arb banner
arb banner
arb banner
arb banner
arb banner
banner_fidecis195
facebook twitter gplus rss
 
©  World Chess Federation   |  FIDE News RSS Feed