Stunning GM performance at First Saturday
Budapest 6-18th February

There were 57 players of AUT, CHN, ENG, IND, IRL, HUN, ROU, RUS, SCO, SRB, USA, VIE, competing in 6 groups.

GM: 13 year old RAPPORT Richard (HUN) hit his second GM norm with a stunning performance. He had the norm as early as after Round 10 but he won further 3 games with faultless play. He finished with TPR as high as 2680 collecting 34.2 rating points. His style optimally combines tactical and strategic elements.

Final Cross table of First Saturday GM Feb 2010

Rank

Name

Fed.

Rating

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

Score

1

IM Rapport, Richard

HUN

2444

x

½

1

1

1

0

1

1

1

1

½

1

1

10.0

2

IM Pap, Gyula

HUN

2478

½

x

½

1

1

1

0

½

1

1

½

1

1

9.0

3

GM Varga, Zoltan

HUN

2485

0

½

x

½

½

½

1

½

½

1

½

1

1

7.5

4

IM Sharma, Dinesh K.

IND

2344

0

0

½

x

½

1

½

1

0

1

1

½

½

6.5

5

GM Boros, Denes

HUN

2494

0

0

½

½

x

½

1

½

½

0

1

1

1

6.5

6

IM Paschall, William M.

USA

2398

1

0

½

0

½

x

0

½

½

1

1

½

½

6.0

7

Yu, Lie

CHN

2359

0

1

0

½

0

1

x

0

1

1

1

½

0

6.0

8

GM Ilincic, Zlatko

SRB

2464

0

½

½

0

½

½

1

x

½

½

½

½

1

6.0

9

GM Farago, Ivan

HUN

2512

0

0

½

1

½

½

0

½

x

0

1

½

0

4.5

10

IM Sahu, Sekhar Chandra

IND

2258

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

½

1

x

½

½

1

4.5

11

WIM Padmini, Rout

IND

2294

½

½

½

0

0

0

0

½

0

½

x

1

½

4.0

12

FM Platzgummer, Fabian

AUT

2401

0

0

0

½

0

½

½

½

½

½

0

x

1

4.0

13

IM Quinn, Mark

IRL

2401

0

0

0

½

0

½

1

0

1

0

½

0

x

3.5


Full results here.

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