First Saturday’: 25 years of a revered chess tradition

‘First Saturday’: 25 years of a revered chess tradition

By hunonchess

Az Első Szombat sakkverseny-sorozat 1992 óta létezik Budapesten, január kivételével minden hónapban van GM-IM-FM körverseny a nemzetközi GM-IM normákért és a FIDE ÉLŐ-értékszámokért. Általában itt van 40-60 sakkozó 10-15-20 országból 9..12 napra.
A leghíresebb sakkozók, akik már itt játszottak: Magnus CARLSEN (nem ért el GM-normát), LÉKÓ Péter, BALOGH Csaba, HOU Yifan, KONERU Humpy, CARUANA Fabiano, NAKAMURA Hikaru, POLGÁR Zsófia, ERDŐS Viktor, BERKES Ferenc stb.
Nagyon hosszú a lista, így elnézést kérünk ha nincs kint mindenki.De természetesen pótoljuk.

Contact Nagy László International Chess OrganizerE-mail: firstsat@hu.inter.net

Site map / firstsat@hu.inter.net / main page

The FIRST SATURDAY chess tournament series is existing in Budapest, except January we have every months GM-IM-FM all-play-all events for the GM-IM-norms and the ÉLŐ-ratings. Usually we have 40-60 plaers from 10-15-20 countries for 9..12 days.

The most famous chessplayers list, who played here – in the HUN language version of his text.

Magnus  Carlsen

Magnus Carlsen

 

First Saturday’’s game in progress

First Saturday’’s game in progress

 Family photo some years ago in a wedding,

Family photo some years ago in a wedding,

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Legendary GM Pal Benko, 84 years young, observes the game of Ms. Wang 2012

 

Alex Battey USA,

Alex Battey USA,

 

 IM Kantor (HUN) and IGM KOSIC, Dragan (MNE) analyse the draw game on Thrusday 12th Febr after the game. – Kántor Gergely HUN és Kosic Dragan MNE társaságában (oktogon -Medosz Hotel Budapest).

IM Kantor (HUN) and IGM KOSIC, Dragan (MNE) analyse the draw game on Thrusday 12th Febr after the game. – Kántor Gergely HUN és Kosic Dragan MNE társaságában (oktogon -Medosz Hotel Budapest).

 

FM Kazim GULAMALI (USA, 2338), the participant of the April IM section.

FM Kazim GULAMALI (USA, 2338), the participant of the April IM section.

 

 The leader after the R6 in the GM section, First Saturday Budapest tournament, IGM Nguyen Huynh Minh Huy.

The leader after the R6 in the GM section, First Saturday Budapest tournament, IGM Nguyen Huynh Minh Huy.

 

Demeter Dorina (HUN), 9 years - young chess star visited our chess tournament on 7th April 2015

Demeter Dorina (HUN), 9 years – young chess star visited our chess tournament on 7th April 2015

 

IM Atabayev Maksat (TKM) and IM Kelires (CYP) analyse after the game, 9th March 2015 Budapest in the First Saturday even

IM Atabayev Maksat (TKM) and IM Kelires (CYP) analyse after the game, 9th March 2015 Budapest in the First Saturday even

 

IO Nagy with Moscow chessfriends, Ms Zverava and IGM Novikov, Stanislav (8th April 2015)

IO Nagy with Moscow chessfriends, Ms Zverava and IGM Novikov, Stanislav (8th April 2015)

 

IO Nagy Laszlo and Dr Lako Laszlo, the former General Secretary of the Hungarian Chess Federation

IO Nagy Laszlo and Dr Lako Laszlo, the former General Secretary of the Hungarian Chess Federation

 

The inimitable Mr First Saturday, a Hungarian ‘chess ambassador’, enjoying a quiet  contemplation moment over the Danube, on the famous Chain Bridge, which connects  the two parts of the city – Buda and Pest.

The inimitable Mr First Saturday, a Hungarian ‘chess ambassador’, enjoying a quiet contemplation moment over the Danube, on the famous Chain Bridge, which connects the two parts of the city – Buda and Pest.

 

GMs Andras Flumbort (HUN), Goran Todorovic (SRB) and Bogdan Lalic (CRO)

GMs Andras Flumbort (HUN), Goran Todorovic (SRB) and Bogdan Lalic (CRO)

 

Michel, Michael and Claude Massoni

Michel, Michael and Claude Massoni

 

Benjamin Gledura, flanked by Laszlo Nagy and the arbiter Miklos Orso, is proudly  sporting his first IM norm certificate.

Benjamin Gledura, flanked by Laszlo Nagy and the arbiter Miklos Orso, is proudly sporting his first IM norm certificate.

 

IM Iweta Rajlich, the Polish woman champion

IM Iweta Rajlich, the Polish woman champion

 

FM Shinya Kojima

FM Shinya Kojima

 

Eva and Thomas Goldie

Eva and Thomas Goldie

 

Americans in Budapest, FM Resika Nathan and Wu Christopher

Americans in Budapest, FM Resika Nathan and Wu Christopher

 

M Marco Codenotti (ITA)

M Marco Codenotti (ITA)

 

Malaysian brothers, Elgin Lee Kag Meng, William Lee Kah Howe and Kah Teng Benjamin Lee

Malaysian brothers, Elgin Lee Kag Meng, William Lee Kah Howe and Kah Teng Benjamin Lee

 

Liu Guanchu  and FM Hou Qiang

Liu Guanchu and FM Hou Qiang

IM Purnama, Tirta Chandra, the trainer GM Gabor Kallai and Sean Winshand Cuhendi

IM Purnama, Tirta Chandra, the trainer GM Gabor Kallai and Sean Winshand Cuhendi

 

The newly Fide rated Kuwaitis: Alsubair Ahmad & Al-Shorafaa Hazza

The newly Fide rated Kuwaitis: Alsubair Ahmad & Al-Shorafaa Hazza

 

‘First Saturday’’s game in progress

‘First Saturday’’s game in progress

IM Aksharaj Kore from India,

IM Aksharaj Kore from India,

Caruana_Nagy_Sher

Caruana_Nagy_Sher

Caruana

Caruana

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Hou Yifan

Rapport_Richard_HUN

Rapport Richard

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Nakamura

Marjanovics Annamária

Marjanovics Annamária Hun

Mr Theo GUNGL GER,

Mr Theo GUNGL GER,

 

A chessfriend girl from Moscow - Ms Dzhagraeva Anaid (RUS)

A chessfriend girl from Moscow – Ms Dzhagraeva Anaid (RUS)

 

Bérczes Dávid

Bérczes Dávid Hun

 

Gledura, Benjamin

Gledura, Benjamin Hun

 

TERBE, Zsuzsanna

TERBE, Zsuzsanna Hun

 

Demeter, Dorina

Demeter, Dorina Hun

 

Papp Petra

Papp Petra Hun

 

Gaál Zsóka

Gaál Zsóka Hun

 

 Medvegy Zoltán

Medvegy Zoltán Hun

 

Mihók Olivér

Mihók Olivér Hun

 

Kozák Ádám

Kozák Ádám Hun

 

Rajlich, Iweta POL

Rajlich, Iweta POL

 

Havanecz Bianka

Havanecz Bianka Hun

Iweta Rajlich

Iweta Rajlich

Karácsonyi Kata

Karácsonyi Kata Hun

Szabó Krisztián

Szabó Krisztián Hun

Arjun, Visnuvardhan IND

Arjun, Visnuvardhan IND

Caruana, Fabiano ITA

Caruana, Fabiano ITA

Citak, Selim TUR

Citak, Selim TUR

Cooke, Eric USA

Cooke, Eric USA

Daamen, Ferry NED

Daamen, Ferry NED

Debreuil, Julien FRA

Debreuil, Julien FRA

Freubing, Stefan GER

Freubing, Stefan GER

Hammes, Michael GER

Hammes, Michael GER

Hirwitz, Ed ENG

Hirwitz, Ed ENG

Jenkins, Drake USA

Jenkins, Drake USA

Kjartansson, Gudmundur ISL

Kjartansson, Gudmundur ISL

Mathe, Gaspar HUN

Mathe, Gaspar HUN

Patrick, David ENG

Patrick, David ENG

Petursson, Gudni ISL

Petursson, Gudni ISL

Ravot, Sylvian FRA

Ravot, Sylvian FRA

Smerdon, David AUS

Smerdon, David AUS

Todorovic, Goran SRB

Todorovic, Goran SRB

Vazirova, Karina RUS

Vazirova, Karina RUS

Vernay, Clovis FRA

Vernay, Clovis FRA

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Westerberg SWE

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Havasi Gergo HUN

Havasi Gergo HUN

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Kojima JPN

Somogyi children play regularly at First Saturday events

Somogyi children play regularly at First Saturday events

Gyula Pap of Hungary

Gyula Pap of Hungary

Ngoc Truongson Nguyen of Vietnam

Ngoc Truongson Nguyen of Vietnam

Veronika Schneider of Hungary

Veronika Schneider of Hungary

Fahim Mohammad

Fahim Mohammad

GM Hoang Thanh Trang

GM Hoang Thanh Trang

Laszlo and IM Iweta Rajlich (POL), one of many long term ‘First Saturday residents’ in Budapest

aszlo and IM Iweta Rajlich (POL), one of many long term ‘First Saturday residents’ in Budapest

Laszlo Nagy and Miklos Orso

Laszlo Nagy and Miklos Orso

Melissa Greef

Melissa Greef

Mstislav Yefimov (RUS)

Mstislav Yefimov (RUS)

Yelena Dembo (GRE)

Yelena Dembo (GRE)

 

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Balog, Imre /HUN/