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Double Israeli success at First Saturday Budapest tournaments

A group of the best Israeli youth players raised the level of the GM section this month. Surprisingly, the youngest of them Erenberg Ariel (14) achieved the most valuable result, performing 2510 with half a point over IM norm. His careful style may remind us to ex- World Champion Vassily Smyslov. Sharpening on his style he may cause even greater surprises.

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ERENBERG, Ariel (ISR)

Mindlin Alon (18) representing the city and Chess Club of Kfar Saba (ISR) was leading almost all the way having real prospect for his first GM norm result but recoiled in round last but one. So he is slightly disappointed with the IM norm.

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MINDLIN, Alon (ISR)

GM Kosic Dragan (MNE) putting up his usual routine could keep pace with the young.

First Saturday GM  5-15th December 2015, Budapest (HUN) Final Ranking

Rk. Name FED RtgI Pts. TB1 Rp n w we w-we K rtg+/-
1 FM Erenberg Ariel ISR 2341 5,5 2510 2510 9 5,5 3,39 2,11 20 42,2
2 Mindlin Alon ISR 2409 5,5 2503 2503 9 5,5 4,32 1,18 10 11,8
3 GM Kosic Dragan MNE 2480 5,5 2495 2495 9 5,5 5,31 0,19 10 1,9
4 GM Varga Zoltan HUN 2450 5,0 2461 2461 9 5 4,91 0,09 10 0,9
5 IM Smith Axel SWE 2480 5,0 2458 2458 9 5 5,31 -0,31 10 -3,1
6 GM Czebe Attila HUN 2459 4,5 2417 2417 9 4,5 5,02 -0,52 10 -5,2
7 FM Zanan Evgeny ISR 2396 4,0 2381 2381 9 4 4,13 -0,13 20 -2,6
8 IM Kantor Gergely HUN 2407 4,0 2380 2380 9 4 4,31 -0,31 10 -3,1
9 IM Munkhgal Gombosuren MGL 2395 3,5 2344 2344 9 3,5 4,13 -0,63 10 -6,3
10 FM Veinberg Nimrod ISR 2397 2,5 2258 2258 9 2,5 4,17 -1,67 20 -33,4

Balanced field in the IM section

First Saturday IM December 2015 Budapest Final Cross-table

Rk. Name FED RtgI 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Pts. rtg+/- TB1
1 IM Szeberenyi Adam HUN 2373 * ½ ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 1 1 ½ ½ 1 8,0 8,7 2436
2 FM Rydstrom Tom SWE 2266 ½ * 1 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 7,5 41,6 2404
3 IM To Nhat Minh HUN 2301 ½ 0 * ½ ½ ½ 1 1 0 1 1 1 7,0 10,0 2370
4 IM Kozlitin Oleg RUS 2349 ½ 1 ½ * ½ 1 ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 1 7,0 2,4 2366
5 IM Nagy Ervin Dr. HUN 2223 0 ½ ½ ½ * 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 5,5 7,9 2275
6 FM Srinath Rao S.V. IND 2302 0 ½ ½ 0 0 * 0 ½ 1 1 1 1 5,5 -10,0 2268
7 Farkas Richard HUN 2307 ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 1 * ½ 0 1 0 ½ 5,5 -12,0 2267
8 Yang Hainan CHN 2127 0 0 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ * 1 ½ 1 1 5,0 35,6 2248
9 Balint Vilmos HUN 2268 0 ½ 1 1 0 0 1 0 * 0 0 1 4,5 -19,0 2206
10 WIM Goczo Melinda HUN 2228 ½ 0 0 ½ 1 0 0 ½ 1 * 0 ½ 4,0 -16,2 2173
11 FM Brustkern Juergen GER 2223 ½ 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 * 0 3,5 -24,2 2142
12 WIM Havanecz Bianka HUN 2282 0 0 0 0 1 0 ½ 0 0 ½ 1 * 3,0 -53,8 2095

IM-s showed their best in this category, so there was less chance left for title- norms. The winner Szeberenyi Adam (HUN) has been on top places many times this year so he may compete in the GM section with good chances to be a GM.

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SZEBERENYI Adam (HUN)

Rydstrom Tom (SWE, 18) started jet-legged but showed up excellent play in the second part of the tournament missing the IM norm just by half a point. He played thrilling games but could keep control even in the most exciting situations of extremely complicated positions. He has got outstanding combination skills that he may have acquired by becoming an expert in solving all kind of riddles of the Rubik cube.

The participation of two Asian players and two medalists of several Hungarian Women Championships made this event interesting, unique and spectacular.

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WIM HAVANECZ, Bianka (HUN)

Silver medalist of the HUN Women Ch. 2015