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Friday, July 26, 2013

FSFMA July 2013-FM Resika,N(USA)

TWIC 976
FM Resika Nathan A(USA) completely dominated the field with 9.5/10.

Americans in Budapest, 
FM Resika, Nathan(right) and Wu, Christopher(left)

1FMResika Nathan2186USA*1111111½119.5
2Kertesz Zsolt2084HUN0*11½1½01117
3Juracsik Jozsef2136HUN00*1½0111½16
4Andersen Soren2115DEN000*½1½11116
5FMJuhasz Bela2222HUN0½½½*11½0½15.5
6Farkas Richard2198HUN00100*1½1½15
7Laza Szabolcs1968HUN0½0½00*11104
8FMMayer Istvan2050HUN0100½½0*0½13.5
9Zhou Hao0CHN½0001001*013.5
10Darazs Zoltan2161HUN00½0½½0½1*½3.5
11Steer Jozsef1937HUN000000100½*1.5

Game 1
Resika,N (2186) - Juracsik,J (2136)
English Symmetrical[A39]
FSFMA July 2013 
Budapest HUN (1.5), 06.07.2013

Position 1
White is on the verge of breaking through on the queenside so black is now rushing to generate something on the kingside. What do you recommend for white now?

White to Play


Game 2
Farkas,R (2198) - Resika,N (2186)
King’s Indian Saemisch[E81]
FSFMA July 2013 
Budapest HUN (2.3), 07.07.2013

Position 1
White's position is tactically suspicious. The unprotected Ra1 is begging to be exploited. What do you recommend for Black?

Black to Play


Coming to Budapest for Chess?
First Saturday Prices / FS Contact 
These are the most expensive tournaments in the city by far and offer no prizes. The target market is foreign tourists. Local players get an unadvertised discount fee which is a well guarded little secret.

The standard Hungarian player fee for FM groups is 12,000 HUF(40EUR/ 54USD; 54CAN). Foreigners see website list. Note that everything is negotiable and there are no prizes.

This is the price range for FS-FMA RRs.

Foreign players(for example FIDE 2000) are charged approximately QUADRUPLE the local player rates. 

Other Tournaments
Hidden from tourists are some real bargains. Budapest is the home of affordable tournaments. Many cheap tournaments are available, all with prizes and modest entry fees. 

Some diligent digging is required to find these events. Check the Hungarian Federation event listing for events.

For more information:
Hungarian Chess Federation Tournament Listing(Hungarian Language)
Budapest Entry Fees 2012(Scroll down to bottom of blog too)

Other RRs
I usually play 4-5 RRs per year for very modest entry fees. These events are harder to find and advertised only in Hungarian. Here is a nice example of an alternative Budapest RR event.

Frech Karolyi Final Standings-Group A
This tournament is one example of the hidden little gems Budapest has to offer. I played this event in June for the bargain price of 3,900HUF (14EUR/ 18USD/18CAN). This was net of the Budapest Tournament Card holder 10% discount.

1Koczo, Kristof7.522692355
2Nagy, Aron5.521402176
3FM Juhasz, Bela5.522222167
4Kormos, Adam522112131
5Bodrogi, Mihaly521092143
6Stern, Tibor4.520252109
7Varga, Attila420122067
8Yip, Michael3.520072031
9Bodrogi, Laszlo2.520361942
10Zoldy, Robert219751895

Entry Fee Range for 1 Game/Day RRs
Here is the entry fee range in Budapest for a FIDE 2000 player(as an example). This summary shows how far out of line with the overall market First Saturday is(approx 8X the average).

Round RobinRdsPrizesHUFEURUSDCAN2013
Amator Cup9Yes5,000 17.82323November
Torokves A RR9Yes5,500 19.42525April
Frech Karolyi9Yes4,000 141818June
Torokves A RR9Yes5,500 19.42525Sept
First Saturday(FS-FMA)9-11No40,800 140180181Monthly
FS Price for HungariansNo12,000 415353Monthly

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