GM Pap Gyula on top at First Saturday Budapest
Double bronze medalist at former Hungarian National Championships GM Gyula Pap plays in thrilling tactical style sometimes taking too much risk. He resolved the most difficult situations with extraordinary inventiveness. He is the leading player and coach of a Hungarian First Division team Decs city.
IGM PAP, Gyula (HUN)
Hujbert Florian and Korpa Bence both have GM norms but this field was too tough to achieve it here. Wang Kevin (USA) collected his fourth IM norm.
First Saturday GM 2-12th September, Budapest (HUN) Final Ranking
Popovics Adam (HUN) convincingly won the IM section representing high level chess. He never had time trouble and was building on small positional advantages until victories.
IM POPOVICS, Adam (HUN)
Former silver medalist of the Hungarian Women’s Ch. Havanecz Bianka achieved her first WGM norm. She is one of the best scorers of the Hungarian National Team Champion Aquaprofit Nagykanizsa Chess Club.
WIM HAVANECZ, Bianka (HUN)
First Saturday IM 2-12th September, Budapest (HUN) Final Ranking
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The highest Rating section was a group of clearly adult players. Like a month before, again Bensaid Simon (FRA) is the winner. He plays really original chess spicing openings with his unique ideas pointing to the abyss, the endless richness of the game.
First Saturday FM 02-12th September, Budapest (HUN) Final Ranking
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The lowest rating group as usual was a clash of generations and also as usual it has brought the domination of the youth. 11 years old Virag Balint (HUN) gave lessons to all adult opponents. His only loss came in the last round but against another talented young opponent Koltai Dora (HUN) who achieved her greatest rating gains ever (107 points). They both are members of MTK Chess Club of Budapest. Their enthusiastic coach IM Janos Szabolcsi is not only an successful international chess trainer but an experienced teacher of French language in civilian life. Esmaili Gavgani Saeid (IRI) qualified to get his first FIDE rating (1702) calculated by the newest FIDE rules (+ 2×40 added to the average of opponents (1622) where 2 is the number of points over 50%).
First Saturday Development 02-12th September, Budapest (HUN) Final Ranking
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Analyse 2016 September
The usual group photo (2016 Sept)
The forthcoming First Saturday events are scheduled at:
1-12th October with the Hotel Berlin in Budapest Rapid Open on 30th Sep. (Friday)
More info of all groups with all the games, photos and archive can be found at: www.firstsaturday.hu
New venue of the First Saturday events:
Address: 1117 Budapest, Hunyadi János út 2.
It is also a three stars Hotel that lies on the bank (Buda side) of the River Danube.
Easily accessible from the center (Blaha Lujza Square or Ferencziek tere) by a 15-18 minutes with the 133E public bus ride.
Contact: Nagy Laszlo IO E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Photos by: Somogyi Kristof
Written by: IM Orso Miklos Chief Arbiter
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