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First Saturday Tournaments – Results from the April 2013 edition

The April 2013 edition of the well-known First Saturday norm events took place on 6th – 16th April in Budapest, Hungary.

The main GM-norm tournament saw GM Andrei Kovalev winning, after edging the young Chinese untitled player Bai Jinshi on tie-breaks. Both players got 6/9 points. GM Krisztian Szabo arrived third.

The IM-norm 11 round Swiss open was won by IM Gudmundur Kjartansson with 8 points. FM Florian Hujbert finished half a point behind. Third place went to IM Adam Szeberenyi. Full results below.

IO Nagy László organizes this event in order to give young players the chance to get GM/IM and FM norms. The tournaments are played on the first or second week of each month.

Official website

The players fighting in Budapest

Final Results

GM norms event:

1 GM Kovalev Andrei BLR 2465 6.0
2 Bai Jinshi CHN 2295 6.0
3 GM Szabo Krisztian HUN 2539 5.5
4 GM Kosic Dragan MNE 2512 5.0
5 IM Zhou Yang-Fan ENG 2442 5.0
6 IM Arngrimsson Dagur ISL 2392 4.0
7 FM Gledura Benjamin HUN 2388 4.0
8 FM Kantor Gergely HUN 2331 3.5
9 FM Csonka Balazs HUN 2326 3.5
10 IM Poetsch Hagen GER 2426 2.5

IM norms event:

1 IM Kjartansson Gudmundur ISL 2443 8.0
2 FM Hujbert Florian HUN 2455 7.5
3 IM Szeberenyi Adam HUN 2321 6.5
4 IM Battey Alexander USA 2301 6.0
5 FM Keschitz Gyorgy HUN 2213 6.0
6 IM Szalanczy Emil HUN 2249 6.0
7 IM To Nhat Minh HUN 2285 5.5
8 FM Jayakumar Adarsh USA 2294 5.5
9 IM Krumpacnik Domen SLO 2338 5.0
10 FM Lyell Mark ENG 2245 4.5
11 IM Wittmann Walter AUT 2232 3.0
12 Balint Vilmos HUN 2212 2.5

FM-A norms event:

1 Gal Hanna Krisztina HUN 2075 7.5
2 Farkas Richard HUN 2148 7.0
3 Juracsik Jozsef HUN 2157 6.5
4 Darazs Zoltan HUN 2126 6.0
5 Kozak Adam HUN 2035 4.0
6 FM Bartha Sandor HUN 2158 4.0
7 Lim Kian Hwa MAS 1882 3.5
8 Csetneki Mark HUN 1845 3.0
9 FM Csapo Zoltan HUN 2080 2.5
10 Steer Jozsef HUN 2168 1.0

FM-B norms event:

1 FM Mayer Istvan HUN 2029 9.0
2 Lukacs Albert HUN 1874 8.5
3 Baranyai-Molnar Adam HUN 0 4.0
4 Nemeth Otto HUN 1780 3.5
5 Csiba Tibor Dr. HUN 1574 3.0
6 Brassoi-Tarnovszki Aurel HUN 1624 2.0

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