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2018 Sept 1-11 - FIRST SATURDAY – 1st RÓZSA KÁROLY GM MEMORIAL BUDAPEST

2018 Sept 1-11 - FIRST SATURDAY – 1st RÓZSA KÁROLY GM MEMORIAL BUDAPEST

In September 2018, there were 3 groups again on the monthly First Saturday Budapest chess tournament.

 

The GM group was renamed after the Hungarian physicist chessplayer Dr Rózsa, Károly, (1939-2017). He played many games with the donor, his friend, Dr Norman Saba (USA).

 

  

Dr Rózsa Károly

 

In the GM group it’s a very rare sight when someone can reach the 7 points required for a GM norm. In this month, Tran Tuan Minh (VIE) could take this very hard step – the only problem with this is that he is already a grandmaster, so his outstanding performance didn’t earn him a norm. Still, winning 5 games out of 9 unbeaten is rare, even from a GM.

 

  

IGM Tran Tuan Minh (VIE)

 

The only norm in this month was achieved by FM Tomczak, Mikolaj (POL). He could win 2 games and remained unbeaten as well – maybe the only downside for him was that he arrived to reach his 3rd GM norm, but he had to be content with his first IM one. Nevertheless, it was a job well done.

IM Mulyar, Michael (USA) finished as 3rd with 5,5 points as well, although one of them was a forfeit victory against IM Chakravarthi Reddy, M (IND), who suffered from some food poisoning and unfortunately was forced to withdrawn from the tournament.

 

  

IM Mulyar (USA) – FM TOMCZAK (POL).

 

First Saturday – 1st Rózsa Károly memorial GM Budapest 1-11h September 2018 Final Standings

Rk.

 

 

Name

FED

Rtg

Pts.

 TB1 

n

w-we

K

rtg+/-

1

 

GM

Tran Tuan Minh

VIE

2491

7,0

27,75

9

1,45

10

14,5

2

 

FM

Tomczak Mikolaj

POL

2427

5,5

23,00

9

0,83

10

8,3

3

 

IM

Mulyar Michael

USA

2374

5,5

22,00

8

0,98

10

9,8

4

 

IM

Kantor Gergely

HUN

2501

5,0

21,00

9

-0,67

10

-6,7

5

 

GM

Farago Ivan

HUN

2362

4,5

18,50

8

0,15

10

1,5

6

 

IM

Tran Minh Thang

VIE

2337

4,5

18,00

8

0,43

10

4,3

7

 

GM

Belkhodja Slim

TUN

2413

4,5

17,00

8

-0,48

10

-4,8

8

 

IM

Kozak Adam

HUN

2456

4,0

17,00

9

-1,07

10

-10,7

9

 

CM

Nguyen Van Thanh

VIE

2366

3,0

12,25

9

-0,85

20

-17,0

10

 

IM

Chakravarthi Reddy M

IND

2415

1,5

6,00

5

-0,77

10

-7,7

 

The same applies to the victor of the IM section as it did for the GM’s winner – IM Ratkovic, Milovan (SRB) is already an IM, so his 5 victories unbeaten didn’t get him an IM norm in only because he already has that title. He deserves the same compliments as his GM counterpart.

 

  

IM RATKOVIC, Milovan  (SRB)

 

FM Lyell, Mark (ENG) is a regular contestant in the IM groups. September was nearly his month – he got 6 points, and though he couldn’t achieve his final IM norm, his rating reached 2300 again thanks to his great performance here.

Balint, Vilmos (HUN) started the tournament very well, it looked like he could achieve the norm, but after 2 unexpected results, he lost the chance to it and his fighting mood as well.

The group had 2 female participants as well, both of their boards attracted the attention of many spectators. WIM Luong Phuong Hanh (VIE) had a good tournament and she could raise her rating with a considerable amount. For Yu Moqi (CHN) the group was a bit strong now, but she could gain experience playing against much stronger opponents.

 

  

WIM LUONG, Phuong Hanh (VIE)

 

  

YU, Moqi (CHN)

 

First Saturday IM Budapest 1-11h September 2018 Final Standings

Rk.

 

 

Name

FED

Rtg

Pts.

 TB1 

n

w-we

K

rtg+/-

1

 

IM

Ratkovic Milovan

SRB

2403

7,0

28,00

9

0,83

10

8,3

2

 

FM

Lyell Mark

ENG

2276

6,0

24,75

9

1,47

20

29,4

3

  

Balint Vilmos

HUN

2269

5,5

23,25

9

1,07

20

21,4

4

 

IM

To Nhat Minh

HUN

2352

5,0

20,25

9

-0,52

10

-5,2

5

 

WIM

Luong Phuong Hanh

VIE

2152

5,0

18,50

9

2,08

20

41,6

6

 

IM

Czerwonski Aleksander

POL

2379

4,5

17,25

9

-1,38

10

-13,8

7

 

CM

Prraneeth Vuppala

IND

2281

4,5

15,00

9

-0,09

40

-3,6

8

 

FM

Gombocz Ferenc Jr.

HUN

2295

3,5

14,50

9

-1,28

20

-25,6

9

 

IM

Kahn Evarth Dr.

HUN

2231

2,5

11,75

9

-1,44

10

-14,4

10

  

Yu Moqi

CHN

2093

1,5

5,25

9

-0,74

20

-14,8

 

The scheveningen system group named after Attila Nadassy (HUN) was a complete disaster for the ‘stronger’ players this month, and at the same time, it was a shining success story for the lower rated players.

The most successful player was a smiling little girl, 12 years old Vishwa Vasnawala (IND). Her brave style often surprised her opponents, and although the average rating of her opponents was more than 400 above hers, she made 50%, and gained 163 rating after the end of her last game. Her performance showed again that the low rating of eastern players often doesn’t reflect their true strength of play.

 

  

WCM Vasnawala. Vishwa (IND)

 

11 years old Chubakov, Sultan (KGZ) is a returning player of the tournament. He’s constantly improving, and in September, he could reach 4,5/9 against opponents with an average rating more than 500 rating above his own.

12 years old Pasti, Aron (HUN) was the far strongest player in the lower rated group, he could almost participate in the stronger row. Still, he performed very well, 5,5 points out of 10 netted him 86 rating points. : If I counted well, he consumed 6 pens in the process.

CM PÁSTI, Áron (HUN)

First Saturday Nadassy system Budapest 1-11h September 2018 Final Standings

Stronger group

 

Name

Rtg

FED

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Pts.

n

w-we

K

rtg+/-

IM

Szalanczi Emil

2194

HUN

1

½

1

1

0

1

½

1

1

½

7,5

10

-1,40

10

-14,0

FM

Mayer Istvan

2006

HUN

½

½

0

1

0

½

0

-

0

1

3,5

9

-3,64

20

-72,8

FM

Harmatosi Jozsef

2106

HUN

½

0

½

1

½

1

1

1

1

+

7,5

9

-1,27

20

-25,4

 

Schenkerik Csaba

2049

HUN

1

1

1

½

0

0

0

½

½

0

4,5

10

-3,86

20

-77,2

 

Darazs Zoltan

2168

HUN

½

0

½

0

1

0

½

½

1

½

4,5

10

-4,36

20

-87,2

 

Lower rated group

 

Name

Rtg

FED

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Pts.

n

w-we

K

rtg+/-

 

Dr Hitesh Vasanwala

1704

IND

0

1

0

0

1

0

½

½

0

0

3,0

10

2,00

20

40,0

 

Lakat Gyula

1725

HUN

½

½

½

½

½

½

½

½

½

-

4,5

9

3,51

20

70,2

WCM

Vishwa Vasnawala

1677

IND

½

½

0

1

1

0

1

0

0

1

5,0

10

4,08

40

163,2

 

Chubakov Sultan

1595

KGZ

0

1

1

0

0

1

0

+

0

½

4,5

9

2,78

40

111,2

CM

Pasti Aron

1979

HUN

½

0

½

0

1

1

1

0

1

½

5,5

10

2,16

40

86,4

 

Written by FA Gyömbér, Tamás

Next First Saturday events in Budapest: 6-16 Oct, 3-13 Nov, 1-11 Dec, 2-12 Febr, 2-12 March, 30th March-8th April, etc.

The Budapest Spring Festival Open expected to be: 9-17 April 2019 in Budapest.

Info: IO Nagy, Laszlo

www.firstsaturday.hu

firstsat@hu.inter.net

 

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