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F Berkes 
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Ferenc Berkes
Number of games in database: 549
Years covered: 1994 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2658 (2690 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2706
Overall record: +205 -81 =261 (61.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      2 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Nimzo Indian (31) 
    E20 E25 E30 E58 E48
 King's Indian (26) 
    E60 E94 E62 E63 E98
 English (22) 
    A10 A14 A15 A11 A13
 Slav (22) 
    D15 D11 D12 D10 D17
 Queen's Pawn Game (21) 
    D00 A45 E00 A46 E10
 English, 1 c4 e5 (17) 
    A20 A29 A22 A25 A21
With the Black pieces:
 Caro-Kann (47) 
    B18 B12 B10 B17 B13
 Sicilian (44) 
    B90 B22 B44 B40 B92
 French Defense (27) 
    C02 C03 C05 C18 C17
 Queen's Gambit Declined (23) 
    D37 D31 D35
 Nimzo Indian (17) 
    E38 E21 E54 E46 E47
 Sicilian Najdorf (17) 
    B90 B92 B95 B91 B96
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   F Berkes vs S Mareco, 2011 1-0
   F Berkes vs M Pacher, 2012 1-0
   M Devereaux vs F Berkes, 2014 0-1
   I Salgado Lopez vs F Berkes, 2011 0-1
   F Berkes vs Votava, 2010 1-0
   F Berkes vs T Thorhallsson, 2014 1/2-1/2
   F Berkes vs E Karavade, 2014 1-0
   F Berkes vs Acs, 2004 1/2-1/2
   Fressinet vs F Berkes, 2013 0-1
   F Berkes vs W Spoelman, 2013 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   European Individual Championships (2010)
   3rd HD Bank Cup (2013)
   Reykjavik Open (2014)
   Budesliga 2008/09 (2008)
   41st World Junior Championships (2002)
   Gibtelecom (2009)
   13th European Individual Championship (2012)
   World Junior Championship (Boys) (2005)
   Olympiad (2008)
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   37th Chess Olympiad (2006)
   Bundesliga 2009/10 (2009)
   Bundesliga 2011/12 (2011)
   Bundesliga 2010/11 (2010)
   Chess Olympiad (2012)

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FERENC BERKES
(born Aug-08-1985) Hungary

[what is this?]
Grandmaster (2002). He won the Hungarian championship in 2004, 2007, 2010, 2012 and 2013. In 2002, he was World Under 18 Champion. He qualified for the World Cup (2011) through the European Individual Championships (2010), winning the first round against Argentine GM Sandro Mareco, but he lost in the second round to Ukrainian GM Zahar Efimenko. He scored a strong 7.5/11 in the 13th European Individual Championship (2012) and =2nd in the Open Karposh 2012 held in Skopje. He has represented Hungary at Olympiads since 2004, winning an individual bronze medal for reserve board at the 2008 event.

Live rating: http://www.2700chess.com/

Wikipedia article: Ferenc Berkes


 page 1 of 22; games 1-25 of 549  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. M S Hassan vs F Berkes  0-123 1994 Wch U10B21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
2. F Berkes vs S Plantet  1-053 1994 Wch U10B32 Sicilian
3. P Kadiltzoglou vs F Berkes  0-152 1994 Wch U10A60 Benoni Defense
4. F Berkes vs M Perunovic  0-127 1994 Wch U10B47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
5. A Fama vs F Berkes  0-149 1994 Wch U10A45 Queen's Pawn Game
6. F Berkes vs V Jianu  0-132 1994 Wch U10B41 Sicilian, Kan
7. F Berkes vs F Aleskerov  0-163 1994 Wch U10B13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
8. F Berkes vs G Antal  1-020 1996 HUN-ch U12A80 Dutch
9. V Jianu vs F Berkes  1-041 1996 EU-ch U12A04 Reti Opening
10. D Dumitrache vs F Berkes  1-040 1997 Paks Atom Cup IM 2ndA50 Queen's Pawn Game
11. Navara vs F Berkes  1-039 1997 Wch U12C06 French, Tarrasch
12. F Berkes vs N Marcetic  0-157 1997 Paks Atom Cup IM 2ndD00 Queen's Pawn Game
13. F Berkes vs R Torma  1-029 1997 HUN-ch U12B06 Robatsch
14. F Berkes vs M Senff 0-116 1997 Paks Atom Cup IM 2ndD00 Queen's Pawn Game
15. F Berkes vs G Buzas  1-045 1998 Szekszard opA45 Queen's Pawn Game
16. F Berkes vs Sz Eordeogh  1-028 1998 Paks opC03 French, Tarrasch
17. E Alekseev vs F Berkes  0-147 1998 Wch U14A50 Queen's Pawn Game
18. Radjabov vs F Berkes  ½-½14 2000 Budapest FS12 GMA04 Reti Opening
19. F Berkes vs Sedlak  0-155 2000 t-EuCh U18A14 English
20. G Pataki vs F Berkes ½-½43 2000 t-EuCh U18A44 Old Benoni Defense
21. J Boguszlavszkij vs F Berkes  1-048 2000 Zalakaros op 19thC02 French, Advance
22. F Berkes vs Efimenko  0-136 2000 t-EuCh U18A15 English
23. F Berkes vs S Bromberger  1-042 2000 t-EuCh U18A10 English
24. L Pecnik vs F Berkes  ½-½31 2000 t-EuCh U18C01 French, Exchange
25. Z Konic vs F Berkes  0-141 2001 openD03 Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation)
 page 1 of 22; games 1-25 of 549  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-15-03
Premium Chessgames Member
  refutor: does anyone know who this "berkes" guy is? he's the only sub 2600 playing over in budapest right now with leko, polgar, korchnoi, short, gelfand, etc.
Apr-18-03
Premium Chessgames Member
  Honza Cervenka: He is a Hungarian GM. In 2002 he became the World Champion of age group under 18.
Jul-26-05  Marharepa: He's a Hungarian GM, true. He will be 2720 soon :D
Oct-09-05  lopium: Only older by 2 years compared to me. I feel I have to dance by circles in front of a fire to become over 2000. Imagine over 2700. Oh well, maybe sometimes I am like a 2000, thesedays I've played ones of my most incredible games.... I have stopped to play chess for 3 months. Restarted with the WC. Just wonder how much time it will last.
Oct-09-05  WTHarvey: Here are some puzzles from Ferenc's games not shown here: http://www.wtharvey.com/berk.html
Oct-09-05  AlexanderMorphy: why is this guy the player of the day??? Is he a rising star or something?? Well if he's hungarian he has pretty good competition over there ;)
Aug-08-06  BIDMONFA: Ferenc Berkes

BERKES, Ferenc
http://www.bidmonfa.com/berkes_fere...
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Aug-07-08  newzild: 2645 is a pretty respectable rating. He's certainly strong enough to be a Player of the Day.
Mar-01-09  falso contacto: great win against pavel eljanov yesterday
Mar-01-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Indeed, <falso contacto>, Berkes had only seconds left on his clock for dozens of moves....

[Event "BL 0809 SC Eppingen - Werder Bremen"]
[Date "2009.02.28"]
[Round "12.2"]
[White "Berkes, Ferenc"]
[Black "Eljanov, Pavel"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D38"]
[WhiteElo "2645"]
[BlackElo "2720"]
[PlyCount "251"]
[EventDate "2009.??.??"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. c4 d5 4. Nc3 Bb4 5. Bg5 Nbd7 6. cxd5 exd5 7. Rc1 h6 8. Bxf6 Qxf6 9. e3 c6 10. Bd3 Nb6 11. O-O Bg4 12. h3 Bxf3 13. Qxf3 Qxf3 14. gxf3 O-O-O 15. Kg2 Kb8 16. f4 Be7 17. Ne2 Nc8 18. f5 g6 19. fxg6 fxg6 20. Nf4 Rhg8 21. Nxg6 Rd6 22. Kf3 Rgxg6 23. Bxg6 Rxg6 24. Rg1 Rf6+ 25. Ke2 Nd6 26. Rg8+ Kc7 27. Rcg1 Nf5 28. R1g4 Bd6 29. Rh8 Rf7 30. Rgg8 a5 31. a4 Kb6 32. Rd8 c5 33. Rxh6 Kc7 34. Rhh8 cxd4 35. Rc8+ Kb6 36. h4 dxe3 37. fxe3 Be5 38. Rhe8 Bg3 39. h5 Nd6 40. Re6 Rf2+ 41. Kd1 Rh2 42. Rg8 Rh3 43. h6 Kc5 44. Ke2 Bh2 45. Kf1 Kb4 46. Kg2 Rh5 47. Rg7 b6 48. Kf3 Rh3+ 49. Kg4 Rg3+ 50. Kh5 Rh3+ 51. Kg6 Nc4 52. Rge7 Kxa4 53. h7 Kb3 54. Kg7 Rxh7+ 55. Kxh7 Kxb2 56. Rc6 Bd6 57. Rb7 Bb4 58. e4 Kb3 59. exd5 a4 60. Rg7 a3 61. Rg3+ Bc3 62. d6 a2 63. d7 a1=Q 64. d8=Q Qh1+ 65. Rh6 Qe4+ 66. Kg8 b5 67. Qd1+ Kb4 68. Qd8 Kb3 69. Rhg6 Qe5 70. Rh3 Qe4 71. Rhh6 b4 72. Rg3 Nd2 73. Rgg6 Kb2 74. Qd7 Qa8+ 75. Kf7 Nf3 76. Rh5 Qa2+ 77. Ke7 Nd2 78. Rg2 Kc2 79. Rd5 Kc1 80. Rg1+ Kc2 81. Rg6 Qa1 82. Rc6 Qe1+ 83. Kd8 Qh4+ 84. Kc8 Qf4 85. Kb7 Qe3 86. Qh7+ Kb2 87. Rd3 Qg5 88. Qd7 Nb3 89. Rd5 Qe3 90. Kc8 Nd4 91. Rg6 Nc2 92. Rg4 Qf3 93. Rc4 Qe2 94. Rd3 Qe5 95. Kb7 Na3 96. Rg4 Nc2 97. Rdg3 Nd4 98. Rg2+ Nc2 99. Qc6 Qe3 100. Re4 Qd3 101. Rf4 Qh7+ 102. Ka6 Qd3+ 103. Kb7 Qh7+ 104. Kb6 Qd3 105. Re4 Qd8+ 106. Ka6 Qd3+ 107. Kb7 b3 108. Rc4 Qh7+ 109. Ka6 Qd3 110. Kb7 Qh7+ 111. Kb6 Qh8 112. Qd6 Qa8 113. Rg5 Qh8 114. Kb7 Qh7+ 115. Rc7 Qe4+ 116. Qc6 Qd3 117. Rc5 Bd4 118. Rb5 Bh8 119. Rd7 Qc3 120. Qd5 Ne3 121. Qe4 Nc2 122. Rd3 Qg7+ 123. Ka6 Nd4 124. Rb6 Qg1 125. Rd2+ Ka3 126. Qe7+ 1-0

Aug-08-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: Winning the Hungarian Championship twice is a great feat..

Happy Birthday GM Ferenc Berkes!

Aug-19-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: Shared 2nd place in György Marx Memorial (Paks, Hungary) 5-16 August 2010:

http://www.ase.hu/marxgy/2010/cross...

Jun-25-11  kasp: Berkes now has a live rating of 2707.6 +14.6, I've never heard his name but he's already at 2700+ elo, not bad.. something more about him???
Jul-01-11  Billy Vaughan: Another Hungarian 2700!
Aug-31-11  Billy Vaughan: This guy's close to being the top Hungarian player now...another two or three wins in the World Cup would do it.
Mar-27-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  ketchuplover: down goes nyzhnyk!
Mar-27-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: You've got a point there. :D
Sep-08-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  ketchuplover: Berkes? We don't need no stinking Berkes!
Nov-30-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  twinlark: Congratulations to GM Berkes for winning the Hungarian championship for the 4th time.
Aug-08-14  Penguincw: Happy 29th birthday to GM (and former 2700 club member) Ferenc Berkes. Too bad he's not representing Hungary at the Olympiad (maybe didn't qualify?), but I'm sure his team will be fine with Leko, Balogh, Almasi and Polgar (Rapport day off) against Vietnam. :)
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