Mechanics Institute Chess Room Newsletter #249

   It is astonishing how much hot water a master can wade into in the first dozen moves, despite a century of opening study.

William Napier (who died in 1952)

1) Mechanics' Institute Chess Club News
2) GM Hikaru Nakamura Named 2005 Samford Chess Fellow 
3) Walter Browne wins US Senior Open
4) Daniel Fernandez wins US Junior Invitational
5) US Players at the Pan American Junior
6) Here and There
7) Upcoming Events

1) Mechanics' Institute Chess Club News

IM John Grefe, FM Frank Thornally and NM Batchimeg Tuvshintugs are the top seeds in the 75-player MI Summer Tuesday Night Marathon. It is still possible to enter the 8 round competition with half points byes for rounds one and two.

This Saturday the Mechanics' will hold its fourth annual William Addison Open to honor International Master Addison. Born in Louisiana, Addison came to San Francisco in the early 1950s while still in his early 20s. He rapidly developed into one of the top players on the West Coast and competed in several US Championships with distinction. He represented the US in both Olympiad and Interzonal competitions before retiring in the early 1970s. IM Addison is still remembered by MI veterans for the excellent job he did while serving as Chess Room director in the late 1960s.

2) GM Hikaru Nakamura Named 2005 Samford Chess Fellow

by Allen Kaufman

Hikaru Nakamura, a seventeen year old Grandmaster from White Plains, New York, has been selected as the nineteenth FRANK P. SAMFORD, JR. CHESS FELLOW. Already ranked among the world's elite players, Hikaru is currently the highest rated player in the world at 17 years and under with a FIDE (International Chess Federation) rating of 2613 on the January 2005 rating list.

The Samford Fellowship identifies and assists brilliant young American chessmasters by providing the resources and funding needed to enhance their skills and reach their full potential. The total value of the Fellowship is approximately $32,000 per year. The prize is awarded for one year, renewable for a second year.

The winner was chosen by the Samford Fellowship Committee, consisting of Frank P. Samford III (son of Samford Fellowship founder Frank P. Samford, Jr.), former U.S. Chess Champion Grandmaster Arthur Bisguier and International Master John Donaldson. The winner's potential was determined based on his chess talent, work ethic, dedication and accomplishments.

The young grandmaster was born in 1987, an American citizen in Japan, son of a Japanese father and an American mother. He moved to the United States at age two. His stepfather is the renowned chess teacher Sunil Weeramantry who is a FIDE master and former New York State Chess Champion.

Learning chess at age seven and a half, Hikaru holds the record for being the youngest American grandmaster ever. He earned his title in February 2003 at the age of 15 years 2 months, eclipsing the earlier record set in 1958 by former World Champion, GM Bobby Fischer. Previously, Hikaru had set the mark for the youngest American master when he reached that milestone at the age of 10 years 2 months.

Hikaru is the current U.S. Chess Champion, a laurel he attained at the age of sixteen. He is the second youngest player ever to win the title. Additionally, Hikaru scored several impressive victories in the 2004 FIDE World Championship held in Tripoli, Libya in June. In the 128 player knock-out format, he reached the final 16 before losing to GM Michael Adams of England.

An active tournament player, Hikaru competes extensively both internationally and around the United States. Among his recent successes are: 1st place, Foxwoods Open, Ledyard, Connecticut (March 2005); 1st place, Western States Open, Reno, Nevada (October 2004); 1st place, Decameron Open, Santo Domingo (May 2004); 4th place, Corus Invitational Grandmaster B, Wijk aan Zee (January 2004); 3rd equal, Continental Championships for the Americas, Buenos Aires (August 2003), and 1st equal, National Open, Las Vegas, Nevada (June 2003).

Hikaru earned the silver medal for the United States at the 2001 World Youth Championships in Oropesa, Spain. He was the 2001 U.S. Junior Champion and has won several other national championships in various age groups. The Samford Chess Fellowship was created by the late Frank P. Samford, Jr. of Birmingham, Alabama. Mr. Samford was a distinguished attorney and CEO of Liberty National Life Insurance Company (now Torchmark). Mr. Samford was active in civic, business, political, educational and cultural affairs. He was also an enthusiastic competitor in chess tournaments.

The purpose of the Samford Fellowship is to identify and assist the best young American chessmasters by providing top level coaching, strong competition and access to study materials. The Fellowship also provides a monthly stipend for living expenses so that the winners may devote themselves entirely to chess without having financial worries.

Over the last eighteen years the Samford Fellowship has proven very successful. Several of the Fellows have become Grandmasters and a few have won the U.S. Chess Championship. Hikaru=s term as Samford Fellow will begin on July 1, 2005. The Fellowship is administered by Barbara DeMaro of the U.S. Chess Trust.

Generous contributions from Mrs. Virginia Samford and Torchmark Corporation support the Fellowship. The dedication, creativity and achievement that marked Mr. Frank P. Samford, Jr.'s life are examples for all chessplayers to admire and emulate. The Samford Fellowship is a fitting memorial to an extraordinary man.

Nakamura's style is distinguished by astonishing creativity and relentless determination. His play is highly original and marked by unexpected moves and a will to win. Here are two recent games.

The first game is from a match in Cuernavaca, Mexico, 2004 against another young chess genius, Sergey Karjakin of the Ukraine.

White: Hikaru Nakamura, Black: Sergey Karjakin
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Bb4 6. Nxc6 bxc6 7. Bd3 d5 8. exd5 O-O 9. O-O cxd5 10. Bg5 c6 11. Na4 h6 12. Bh4 Re8 13. c4 Bd6 14. Rc1 Rb8 15. b3 Be6 16. cxd5 Bxd5 17. Bc4 Bf4 18. Rc3 Be5 19. Rc2 Qd6 20. Bxf6 Bxf6 21. Bxd5 cxd5 22. Nc5 Be5 23. g3 Rbc8 24. Nd3 Bc3 25. Nf4 d4 26.Qd3 Ba5 27. Rc4 Rxc4 28. bxc4 Qe5 29. Rb1 Bc3 30. Rb7 Re7 31. Rb5 Qd6 32. Nd5 Re6 33. Rb7 Re8 34. Qf3 Rf8 35. Rxa7 Bb4 36. Qf5 Bc5 37. Rc7 Ba3 38. c5 Bxc5 39. Rxc5 g6 40. Nf6+ Kg7 41. Ne4 1-0

Here is a win at the 13th Sigeman & Co. tournament in Copenhagen, Denmark in April of 2005.

White: S.B. Hansen, Black: Hikaru Nakamura
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. a4 e5 7. Nf3 Qc7 8.Bg5 Nbd7 9. Nd2 h6 10. Bh4 g5 11. Bg3 Nc5 12. a5 Be6 13. h4 Bg7 14. Ra3 Rd8 15. Qe2 d5 16. f3 d4 17. Nd1 Nh5 18. Qf2 Bf6 19. hxg5 Nxg3 20. Qxg3 Bxg5 21. Qh2 Ke7 22. Nc4 d3 23. cxd3 Bxc4 24. dxc4 Bd2+ 25. Ke2 Ne6 26. g3 Qxc4+ 27. Kf2 Qc5+ 28. Ne3 Bxe3+ 29. Rxe3 Rd2+ 30. Be2 Rxb2 31. Rd1 Rb3 32. Qh4+ f6 33. Rdd3 Rxd3 34. Bxd3 Qxa5 0-1

3) Walter Browne wins US Senior Open in Las Vegas

IM Tony Saidy writes:

In the Senior Open, all hinged on my last-round game with my nemesis Walter Browne, who habitually gets White vs. me. He followed his game versus. Karpov in Queen's Indian; I found the wrong way. Browne is the new US Senior. Champ, qualifying for the US Championship. GM Anatoly Lein was second, GM Arthur Bisguier, FM Joe Bradford, IM Roman Pelts, and defending champ Fabio La Rota(who escaped my attack) played too in the strongest Senior Open ever.

More News from the National Open from Michael Aigner:

Two South Bay juniors managed to achieve great success. Rohan Agarwal scored 5.5 out of 6 in the under 1600 section, merely giving up a draw in the fifth round to another local player. Charles Sun also scored 5.5 out of 6, but that was sufficient only for a share of first place in the under 1400 section. Congratulations to both Rohan and Charles!

Local players were also successful in the side events. NM Albert Rich defeated the three Polgar sisters (Susan, Sofia and Judit) in a simultaneous exhibition. The sisters alternated moves and faced 81 opponents. This author scored well against titled players in the blitz and G/10 championships, picking up a win against the young southern Californian GM Varuzhan Akobian.

Polgar sisters -- Rich,Albert (2207)
Simultaneous exhibition
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. e3 Bg4 5. Nbd2 Nbd7 6. Bd3 e5 7. cxd5 Nxd5 8. O-O exd4 9. exd4 Be7 10. a3 Bh5 11. Qc2 Nf4 12. Bc4 Nb6 13. Bb3 Ne2+ 14. Kh1 Bg6 15. Qd1 Nxd4 16. Nxd4 Qxd4 17. f4 Nd5 18. Qf3 Bd3 19. Re1 f5 20. Bxd5 Qxd5 21. Qe3 Qd6 22. b4 Kf7 23. Nf3 Be4 24. Ne5+ Kg8 25. Bb2 Bf6 26. Rad1 Qe6 27. Rd2 h6 28. Qg3 g5 29. Red1 Bd5 30. Re2 Rh7 31. Qf2 Be4 32. Red2 gxf4 33. Rd6 Qb3 34. Rxf6 Qxd1+ 35. Qg1 Qe2 36. Rg6+ Rg7 37. Rxg7+ Kxg7 38. Bd4 Rg8 39. Nd3+ Kf7 40. Nxf4 Qd2 41. Be3 Rxg2 42. Bxd2 Rxd2+ 43. Ng2 Rxg2 44. Qxg2 Ke6 0-1

Akobian,Varuzhan (2646) -- Aigner,Michael (2298)
US G/10 Championship (5)
1. d4 f5 2. Nc3 d5 3. Bf4 Nf6 4. e3 g6 5. Bd3 Bg7 6. Nf3 c6 7. O-O O-O 8. h3 Ne4 9. Ne2 Nd7 10. c4 e6 11. Qc2 h6 12. Ne5 Bxe5 13. Bxe5 Nxe5 14. dxe5 Nc5 15. Nd4 Nxd3 16. Qxd3 g5 17. c5 Qe7 18. Qc2 f4 19. Rfe1 Bd7 20. Rad1 Qh7 21. Rd3 Qg7 22. Rb3 Rab8 23. Ra3 Qxe5 24. Rxa7 Qg7 25. Nf3 e5 26. exf4 e4 27. Ne5 gxf4 28. Nxd7 f3 29. g4 Qxd7 30. Qc3 Qc7 31. Qb3 Rf7 32. Re3 h5 33. a4 hxg4 34. a5 gxh3 35. a6 Rg7+ 36. Kh1 Rg2 0-1

There were also four US Championship qualification spots available and they went to GM Nick De Firmian, IM Eugene Perelshteyn, IM Renier Gonzalez and IM Dmitry Scheider.

A big highlight of this year's event was the Polgar Sisters Triplex simul that took place on the Thursday before the National Open. The Polgar Sisters collectively took on 81 players and finished with a final score of 64 wins, 11 draws and 6 losses. Susan informed me that this was the first time they had performed such an event, and despite the fact they were exhausted after the grueling 4 hours of play, they all thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

In other events that compiled the entire Las Vegas International Chess Festival, GMs Dmitry Gurevich and Varuzhan Akobian shared the National Open Blitz Championship and GM Alex Wojtkiewicz won the US G/10 Championship that was held on the following Monday. Official site:

4) Daniel Fernandez wins US Junior Invitational

(CROSSVILLE, TN) What happens when the top juniors get together? They got together in Kings Island, Ohio to participate in the 2005 Junior Invitational Championship. It was like a bulldozer ran through the competition as Daniel Fernandez (2399), from Florida, emerged victorious as he went undefeated scoring eight points in this 10 round event. Finishing tied for a distant second through fourth with six points were John Bartholomew (2444), from Minnesota, Robert Hess (2336), from New York, and Mackenzie Molner (2318), from New Jersey. By coming in first, Fernandez earned the right to play in the 2005 U.S. Championship and face off against some of the country's best.

This event was organized by the Warren County Convention and Visitors Bureau and directed by Mike Anders. The event is open to the top juniors under 21 years old. Next year the event will be held in Dallas, Texas in July.

USCF Press Release

5) US Players at the Pan American Junior

Four U.S. players claimed medals at the 2005 Pan-American Youth Chess Festival in Balneario Camboriu, Brazil. Robert Hungaski achieved the Silver in the Boys Under-18. Julia Kerr brought home the Silver in the Girls Under-16. Ray Robson won the Silver in the Boys Under-12. And Christopher Heung took the Bronze in the Boys Under-10.

U.S. Team results:
Stephanie Heung- U12-Girls- 11th Place
Julia Kerr- U16-Girls- Tied for 2nd - Silver Medal
Anjanie Sriram - U16-Girls- 35th Place
Alanna Katz- U18-Girls- 9th Place
Christopher Heung- U10-Boys- 3rd Place - Bronze Medal
Ray Robson- U12-Boys- Tied for 1st-2nd - Silver Medal
Christian Tanaka- U12-Boys- 5th Place
Michael Yee- U12-Boys- 4th Place
Marc Arnold- U14-Boys- Tied for 4th (9th on tiebreaks)
Peter Yeh- U16-Boys- Tied for 18th (26th on tiebreaks)
Robert Hungaski- U18-Boys- 2nd Place - Silver medal
Igor Schneider - U18-Boys- 7th Place
Congratulations are due the U.S. team, coached by Aviv Friedman (Head of Delegation) and Armen Ambartsoumian, which took 5th place overall. This is an excellent showing considering the relatively small size of the U.S. delegation -12 players- compared to delegations such as Argentina and Ecuador with 41 and Brazil with 119. 380 players from 14 countries gathered for this annual FIDE (World Chess Federation) event. The U.S. Chess Trust helps to sponsor the American representatives.
The official website for the tournament is

USCF Press Release

Here and There

IM Andranik Matikozian won the 2005 Lina Grumette Memorial Day Classic held May 27-30 at the Hilton at LAX with a score of 5.5 from 6. Tying for second were IMs Enrico Sevillano and Vladimir Mezentsev at 5. Sharing fourth at 4.5 were GM-elect Melik Khachiyan, IM Jack Peters and Carlos Garcia.

Sevillano,E (2450) - Matikozyan,A (2515) [B22]
Memorial Day Classic (4), 29.05.2005
1.e4 c5 2.c3 d6 3.d4Nf6 4.dxc5Nc6 5.Qc2 dxc5 6.Be3 e5 7.Na3 h6 8.Bb5Qc7 9.Nf3Bd7 10.Nc4 a6 11.Bxc6Bxc6 12.Nfxe5Bxe4 13.Qe2 b5 14.Bf4 bxc4 15.Ng6Bd6 16.Bxd6Qxd6 17.Nxh8Qd3 18.Qxd3 cxd3 19.f3Bd5 20.b3 c4 21.Kd2 Kf8 22.Rab1 Kg8 23.bxc4Bxc4 24.Rb4Bxa2 25.Ra1Be6 26.Rab1Nd7 27.Nxf7 Kxf7 28.Rf4+ Ke7 29.Re4Nc5 30.Re5 Kd6 31.f4Bd5 32.Ke3 a5 33.Rb5Rc8 34.Rxa5 d2 35.Ra1Nb3 36.Ra6+Rc6 37.Rxc6+ Kxc6 38.Ke2Bxg2 39.Re3 Kc5 40.Kd1 Kd5 41.f5 h5 42.h4Bh1 43.Ke2Be4 44.c4+ Kd4 0-1

Khachiyan,M (2473) - Mezentsev,V (2397) [B31]
Memorial Day Classic (4), 29.05.2005
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3Nc6 3.Bb5 g6 4.Bxc6 dxc6 5.d3Bg7 6.Nc3 c4 7.d4Bg4 8.Be3Bxf3 9.Qxf3Bxd4 10.0-0-0Bxe3+ 11.Qxe3Qb6 12.Qh3 Kf8 13.f4 Kg7 14.e5Nh6 15.g4Qc7 16.Rde1Rhe8 17.f5 f6 18.Rhf1Nf7 19.e6Nd6 20.g5 fxg5 21.fxg6 hxg6 22.Qg3Rf8 23.Qe5+Rf6 24.Ne4Nb5 25.Nxf6Qxe5 26.Nh5+ gxh5 27.Rxe5 Kh6 28.Rff5Nd4 29.Rxg5Nf3 30.Rxh5+ Kg6 31.Rc5 b6 32.Rhf5 bxc5 33.Rxf3Rh8 34.h3Rh4 35.Kd2Re4 36.Ra3Rxe6 37.Rxa7 c3+ 38.Kxc3 Kf7 39.a4Rh6 40.Kc4Rxh3 41.c3Rh5 42.a5 Ke6 43.a6 Kd6 44.Rb7Rh1 45.a7Ra1 46.b3Ra2 47.Kd3Ra1 48.Ke4Ra5 49.c4Ra1 50.Kf5 e5 51.Rh7Rf1+ 52.Ke4Re1+ 53.Kd3Rd1+ 54.Kc2Ra1 55.Kb2Ra5 56.Kc3Ra1 57.Kd2Ra3 58.Rg7Ra1 59.Rb7Ra2+ 60.Ke3Ra1 61.Ke4Re1+ 62.Kf5Rf1+ 63.Kg6Ra1 64.Kf7 e4 65.Re7Ra3 66.Kf6Ra1 67.Re6+ Kc7 68.Rxe4 Kb7 69.Re7+ Ka8 70.Kf7Rb1 71.Ke6Re1+ 72.Kd6Rxe7 73.Kxe7 Kxa7 74.Kf7 Kb7 75.Ke8 Ka8 76.Kf8 Kb8 77.Kg7 Kc7 78.Kf6 Kb6 ½-½

The First Saturday June tournaments took place 4th-16th June 2005. Attila Czebe won the GM event with 6.5/10. American IM William Paschall tied for 4th in the Category 7 (2406) event with an undefeated 5.5 points. Fabiano Caruano scored 6.5 from 12 in the IM norm event.

The 5th Annual Emory Castle Grand Prix took place June 10th-12th, 2005. GM Julio Becerra Rivero and WGM Anna Zatonskih finished on 4/5 with GMs Yury Shulman and Gregory Serper among those tied for third with 3.5.

7) Upcoming Events

Upcoming Tournaments at the MI

William Addison Open - June 25 Charles Bagby Memorial - July 16 Vladimir Pafnutieff - August 6 Bernardo Smith Amateur Under 1800 - August 20-21

Northern California

J2005 Sacramento Chess Championship. July 2-4. GPP: 6
6SS, Full-K. Best Western Expo Inn, 1413 Howe Avenue, Sacramento, CA. ON-SITE REG: 7/2 8:15am-9:30am; 7/3 8:15am-9:10am. RDS: 3-day: 7/2 10 & 3:30, 7/3 11 & 5, 7/4 10 & 3:30. 2-day: 7/3 9:30, 11:45, 2, & 5, 7/4 10 & 3:30. TC: 3-day: 30/90 G/1. 2-day: Rounds 1-3, G/60, Rounds 4-6, 30/90 G/1. 5-second delay on all time controls. SECTIONS: Master/Expert (above 1999), Reserve (1600-1999), Amateur (U1600). EF: 3-day $65 (Juniors $35) postmarked by 6/25. $75 (Juniors $40) after 6/25. 2-day $66 (Juniors $36) postmarked by 6/25. $76 (Juniors $41) after 6/25. IMs/GMs free. Entrants may play up one section for $10. $5 discount to CalChess members. Reentry after round 2 of the 3-day schedule: $40. PRIZES: 1st Place in each section $325 & trophy (1st prize guaranteed in the Master/Expert section). Prize fund of $2810 based on 75 full paid adult entries and 10 full paid junior entries overall (with 60 full paid adult entries and 10 full paid junior entries, the prize fund will be $1,900). HR: Best Western Expo Inn, (916) 922-9833 or 1-800-643-4422. Ask for the Sacramento Chess Club rates. ADV. ENT. & INFO: John McCumiskey (TD), 6700 50th St, Sacramento, CA 95823-1306; e-mail:; phone: (916) 524-9479, checks payable to Sacramento Chess Club. Full flyer and advance entries: under Weekend Events. OTHER INFO: NS, NC, W. 06/05 rating list only. Please bring clocks and equipment. Maximum of two point byes and are available in all rounds, maximum 2 byes per entry. ? point byes for rounds 5 & 6 must be requested prior to round 1.

Southern California

July 2-4 or 3-4
45th Annual Pacific Southwest Open 6-SS, Burbank Airport Hilton, 2500 Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA 91505. $$8,000 b/240, half of each prize guaranteed. Choice of 2 schedules: 3-day schedule plays all rounds at 40/2, SD/1. 2-day schedule plays first 3 rds at G/1, others at 40/2, SD/1. In 2 sections: Open, $$1400-700-400-300-200, U2200 $600-300-150, U2000 $600-300-150. Amateur, open to U1800/Unr, $$600-300-150, U1600 500-250-150, U1400 400-250, U1200-150, Unr. 150. Unr. may win Unrated prize only. All, EF $52 if rec'd by 6/30, $62 at site. SCCF memb. req'd of So. Californians ($14, jrs. U18 $9, includes Rank & File magazine). Reg. 9-10 a.m. Sat. (3-day), 8:45-9:30 a.m. Sun. (2-day). Rds. 10:30-4:30, 10:30-4:30, 10-4:30 (2-day plays Rds 1,2,3 at 10, noon, 2, then merges). One or two 1/2-pt. byes with advance notice. HR: $92 (818) 843-6000 or (800) 840-6450, mention chess. Parking $8/day. Info: Randy Hough (626) 282-7412, Flyer/entry form in PDF format available at, upcoming events. Ent: Santa Monica Bay CC, P.O. Box 205, Monterey Park, CA 91754. NS. FIDE. GP: 30. State Championship Qualifier.

July 21-24, 22-24 or 23-24 10th Annual Pacific Coast Open GPP: 120 S. California
6SS, 40/2, SD/1 (2-day option, rds 1-3 G/60), Renaissance Agoura Hills Hotel, 30100 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills CA 91301 (US-101 to Reyes Adobe Road exit). Adjacent to the Santa Monica Mountains, 26 miles west of Burbank, 12 miles from Malibu, 28 miles from Ventura. Free parking. Prizes $40,000 based on 320 entries; minimum $30,000 (75% each prize) guaranteed. In 7 sections. Open: $4000-2000-1000-600-400, clear winner bonus $200, U2400 $1500, U2300/Unr $1500. If tie for first, top 2 on tiebreak play speed game (white 7 min, black 5 min and gets draw odds) for title &bonus prize. FIDE rated. Under 2200: $2500-1200-600-400-300. Under 2000: $2500-1200-600-400-300. Under 1800: $2500-1200-600-400-300. Under 1600: $2500-1200-600-400-300. Under 1400: $2500-1200-600-400-300. Under 1200: $1600-900-600-400-300. Unrated may play in any section, with maximum prize U2200 $1200, U2000 $1000, U1800 $800, U1600 $600, U1400 $400 U1200 $200; balance goes to next player(s) in line. Top 6 sections EF: 4-day $164, 3-day $163, 2-day $162 mailed by 7/13, all $161 online at by 7/18, all $170 phoned by 7/18 (406-896-2038, entries only, no questions), all $190 (no checks, credit cards OK) at tmt. SCCF membership ($12, jrs $7.50) required for rated Southern CA residents. Under 1200 Section EF: all $40 less. Re-entry (except Open) $80, count as half entries. Advance EF $10 less if paid with $49 USCF dues. 4-day schedule: Reg Thu to 6:30pm, rds Thu 7 pm, Fri 7 pm, Sat 12-7, Mon 10-4:30. 3-day schedule: Reg. Fri to 11am, rds Fri 12-7, Sat 12-7, Sun 10-4:30. 2-day schedule: Reg Sat to 9am, rds Sat 10-1-4-7, Sun 10-4:30. All schedules: Bye all, limit 2, rd 4-6 byes must commit before rd 3. HR: $79-79-79-79, 818-707-1220, reserve by 7/7 or rate may increase. Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #D657633. Ent: Continental Chess, PO Box 249, Salisbury Mills NY 12577. Advance EF minus $5 service charge refunded if you withdraw and give notice at least an hour before rd 1. Questions:, 845-496-9658. Advance entries posted at 7/20.


The list of the chess tournaments from July till December 2005 in Hungary:
1. 2nd-14th of July FIRST SATURDAY /FS/
GM-IM-FM round robins, 9 -13 games, norm possibilities, in Budapest, Hungarian Chess Federation, Falk Miksa Str.10. 2nd floor.
Organisation: Nagy Laszlo, FIDE International Chess Organizer /NL/,
Other website:
Phone-fax: (361)-2632859, cellphone: (36)-30-230-1914
/From 12:00 a.m. until midnight - Central European Time - GMT+1 hour/
2. 15th -23rd of July, SZOMBATHELY SUMMER Open 9 rounds Swiss, organizer FM Korpics, e-mail:
3. 24th of July - 1st of August, AGRIA Open /EGER, 100 km North-East from Budapest/, organizer: Rauch Ferenc, e-mail:
4. 6th-18th of August, FS GM-IM-FM Budapest org.:NL
5. 21st-31st of August, PAPP BELA memorial GM closed tmt, Torokbalint, 10 km from Budapest, info: Nagy Laszlo,
6 3rd-15th of September FS GM-IM-FM Budapest, org: NL
7. 1st-13th of October, FS GM-IM-FM, Budapest L
8. 5th-17th of November, FS GM-IM-FM Budapest
9. 3rd - 15th of December, FS GM-IM-FM.

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