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34th Zalakaros Chess Festival to be held in Hungary

sahThe 34th Zalakaros Chess Festival is scheduled to take place from 14-22nd May, 2015, in Zalakaros, a town in Hungary, famous for its thermal bath.

The event is organized by the Hungarian Chess Federation and Zalakaros city, under the patronage of Dr. Miklós Seszták, President of the Hungarian Chess Federation, and Mr. Ferenc Novák, Mayor of Zalakaros.

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The festival will be split into two main tournaments:
- Gyula Sax Memorial – open to players rated above 2300 Elo rating
- Open B – open to players rated below 2400 Elo rating

Both events will be played in 9-round Swiss FIDE format. Venues of play will be Hotel Karos Spa (Zalakaros, Alma str. 1.) and Móra Ferenc Primary School (Zalakaros, Liget str. 28.).

The total prize fund in Gyula Sax Memorial is 5,000,000 HUF (approximately 16,500 €) and it will be awarded as follows:
- 1,400,000 HUF
- 900,000 HUF
- 600,000 HUF
- 400,000 HUF
- 300,000 HUF
- 250,000 HUF
- 200,000 HUF
- 3 X 150,000 HUF
- 4 X 100,000 HUF

Top prize in Open B is 200,000 HUF.

Contacts:
Chief Director Mr Tamas Horvath
Tel.: +36-20-9-777-003
E-mail: mssz@zalaszam.hu

Gyula Sax Memorial preliminary list of participants:

1 GM Onischuk Vladimir UKR 2669
2 GM Ragger Markus AUT 2668
3 GM Berkes Ferenc HUN 2664
4 GM Efimenko Zahar UKR 2656
5 GM Melkumyan Hrant ARM 2654
6 GM Kovalenko Igor LAT 2650
7 GM Adhiban B. IND 2636
8 GM Zubov Alexander UKR 2613
9 GM Erdos Viktor HUN 2610
10 GM Pantsulaia Levan GEO 2603
11 GM Hovhannisyan Robert ARM 2599
12 GM Grigoriants Sergey RUS 2594
13 GM Papp Gabor HUN 2594
14 IM Bluebaum Matthias GER 2594
15 GM Banusz Tamas HUN 2590
16 GM Grigoryan Karen H. ARM 2590
17 GM Smirnov Pavel RUS 2588
18 GM Burmakin Vladimir RUS 2585
19 GM Kovchan Alexander UKR 2585
20 GM Prohaszka Peter HUN 2582
21 IM Wagner Dennis GER 2572
22 IM Donchenko Alexander GER 2570
23 GM Ruck Robert HUN 2562
24 GM Vajda Levente ROU 2554
25 GM Gonda Laszlo HUN 2553
26 GM Horvath Csaba HUN 2549
27 GM Szabo Gergely-Andras-Gyula ROU 2548
28 GM Horvath Jozsef HUN 2538
29 GM Medvegy Zoltan HUN 2535
30 GM Horvath Adam HUN 2528
31 GM Boruchovsky Avital ISR 2517
32 GM Antal Gergely HUN 2511
33 IM Sadzikowski Daniel POL 2494
34 IM Diermair Andreas AUT 2488
35 IM Raznikov Danny ISR 2484
36 IM Gledura Benjamin HUN 2478
37 IM Nemeth Miklos HUN 2478
38 GM Czebe Attila HUN 2474
39 GM Varga Zoltan HUN 2473
40 GM Smith Bryan G USA 2467
41 GM Romanishin Oleg M UKR 2466
42 IM Petenyi Tamas SVK 2462
43 IM Schreiner Peter AUT 2449
44 IM Torma Robert HUN 2440
45 IM Deac Bogdan-Daniel ROU 2437
46 IM Korpa Bence HUN 2435
47 FM Csonka Balazs HUN 2433
48 IM Meszaros Tamas HUN 2421
49 IM Schachinger Mario AUT 2421
50 IM Kreisl Robert AUT 2420
51 FM Bagi Mate HUN 2417
52 IM Kantor Gergely HUN 2402
53 IM Nagy Gabor HUN 2396
54 FM Ben Artzi Ido ISR 2396
55 FM Mesaros Florian AUT 2390
56 FM Dragnev Valentin AUT 2385
57 IM Ekdyshman Mikhail RUS 2362
58 IM Madl Ildiko HUN 2356
59 FM Morrison Graham SCO 2351
60 FM Kozak Adam HUN 2341
61 WFM Nomin-Erdene Davaademberel MGL 2337
62 Kaczur Florian HUN 2336
63 IM Vajda Szidonia HUN 2333
64 FM Baskin Robert GER 2333
65 IM Gara Anita HUN 2325
66 Havasi Gergo HUN 2319
67 FM Gulamali Kazim USA 2309
68 IM Nemeth Zoltan HUN 2306
69 FM Juhasz Armin HUN 2303
70 WGM Papp Petra HUN 2297
71 IM Banas Jan SVK 2281
72 IM Vegh Endre HUN 2272
73 Farkas Richard HUN 2265
74 IM Rigo Janos HUN 2264
75 WIM Tantsiura Maria UKR 2262
76 WFM Warakomska Anna POL 2260
77 Peczely Sebastian Zsombor HUN 2260
78 FM Grimm Daniel HUN 2255
79 Balint Vilmos HUN 2238
80 FM Dankhazi Andras HUN 2223
81 IM Boguszlavszkij Jevgenyij HUN 2216
82 Paszewski Mateusz POL 2200
83 Csati Oliver HUN 2189
84 Laza Szabolcs HUN 2176
85 FM Marosi Levente HUN 2153

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