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David Berczes
Number of games in database: 255
Years covered: 1998 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2501 (2498 rapid, 2519 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2560
Overall record: +92 -75 =87 (53.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      1 exhibition game, odds game, etc. is excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (18) 
    E94 E77 E91 E97 E92
 Grunfeld (10) 
    D86 D85 D70 D87
 Queen's Indian (9) 
    E12 E18 E15 E17 E16
 Semi-Slav (9) 
    D45 D43
 Queen's Pawn Game (9) 
    E10 A40 A41 D02 E00
 Bogo Indian (7) 
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (28) 
    B42 B22 B33 B90 B99
 Queen's Pawn Game (15) 
    A45 A46 D02 E10 E00
 Nimzo Indian (13) 
    E38 E25 E20 E34 E32
 French Defense (13) 
    C11 C03 C02 C16 C04
 Caro-Kann (10) 
    B12 B11 B10 B17 B14
 Semi-Slav (9) 
    D43 D44 D45 D48
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   D Berczes vs K Nadig, 2008 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Rilton Cup (2007)
   XXXV Rilton Cup (2006)
   Rilton Cup (2009)
   Gibtelecom (2009)
   Millionaire Chess (2014)
   10th European Individual Championship (2009)
   27th Cappelle-la-Grande (2011)
   Gibraltar (2008)
   European Individual Championships (2010)
   European Club Cup (2007)
   European Individual Championship (2008)
   Bundesliga 2010/11 (2010)

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(born Jan-14-1990, 25 years old) Hungary

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This GM is a brother of Csaba Berczes. IM in 2005. GM in 2008. 1st in First Saturday IM A 2003, 3rd in First Saturday GM Dec. 2004 (1st IM norm), 2nd in First Saturday GM August 2005 (1st GM norm), 1st in First Saturday GM Nov. 2005, 1st in Los Llanos de Aridane (La Palma) April 2007, 4th (shared 1st) in Rilton Cup 2007-08 (perf. 2638, 3rd GM norm), 1st in First Saturday GM Sept. 2008, 2nd in Nyírségi Torna (Hungary) July 2009. ICC: DavidBerczes.

References: (1) Wikipedia article: David Berczes , (2)

 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 255  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Laszlo Bodrogi vs D Berczes  1-039 1998 Budapest BalatontouristE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
2. P Wang vs D Berczes  1-037 2000 World Under 10 ChB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
3. D Berczes vs I Blasko  0-126 2001 FSIMA OctoberB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
4. D Berczes vs A Baraz  1-034 2001 Elo 03C43 Petrov, Modern Attack
5. C Evans vs D Berczes  1-027 2001 FSFM JuneA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
6. E Mensch vs D Berczes  1-058 2001 FSIMA OctoberA45 Queen's Pawn Game
7. D Berczes vs N Resika  0-126 2001 FSIMA OctoberB06 Robatsch
8. V Garnier-Salvi vs D Berczes  ½-½19 2001 Elo 03B42 Sicilian, Kan
9. Z Csapo vs D Berczes  ½-½41 2001 FSFM JuneB40 Sicilian
10. L Gonda vs D Berczes  ½-½33 2001 FSIMA OctoberE14 Queen's Indian
11. D Berczes vs K Baum  1-061 2001 Elo 03C42 Petrov Defense
12. D Berczes vs I Orsher  ½-½17 2001 FSFM JuneC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
13. J E Koch vs D Berczes  0-138 2001 FSFM JuneA04 Reti Opening
14. M Galyas vs D Berczes  1-040 2001 FSIMA OctoberE12 Queen's Indian
15. V Balogh vs D Berczes  1-040 2001 Elo 03B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
16. D Berczes vs T Banusz  0-144 2001 FSFM JuneB10 Caro-Kann
17. D Berczes vs U Kersten  1-026 2001 FSIMA OctoberB78 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long
18. I Somogyi vs D Berczes  1-040 2001 17th Spring FestivalE10 Queen's Pawn Game
19. D Berczes vs O Dobos  ½-½10 2001 FSFM JuneB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
20. D Berczes vs L Puschmann  ½-½14 2001 FSFM JuneB40 Sicilian
21. D Berczes vs I Somogyi  ½-½22 2001 FSIMA OctoberB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
22. Tong Li Da vs D Berczes  0-124 2001 Elo 03B42 Sicilian, Kan
23. C Desmarais vs D Berczes  0-134 2001 FSFM JuneE10 Queen's Pawn Game
24. Z Nemeth vs D Berczes  1-033 2001 FSIMA OctoberA10 English
25. D Berczes vs Y Zimmerman  0-162 2001 17th Spring FestivalB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 255  PGN Download
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  PhilFeeley: The following game not in this database, is commented on by IM M. Notkin on the website. He doesn't give any details about the circumstances of the game, hence I don't know where it was played, just that it was in 2005.

[White: D.BERCZES]
[Event: ??]
[Date: 2005]
[Opening: D87]

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 Nxc3 6.bxc3 Bg7 7.Bc4 0-0 8.Ne2 c5 9.0-0 Nc6 10.Be3 Qc7 11.Rc1 b6 12.Nf4 12.Bb7 13.e5 Na5 14.Bd3 Qd7 15.h4 cxd4 16.cxd4 Rac8 17.Rxc8 Rxc8 18.e6 18.fxe6 19.Qg4 Bc6 20.Nxg6! hxg6 21.Qxg6 Qd5 22.Rc1 22.Rd8 23.Rxc6 Nxc6 24.Bh6 Qxd4 25.Qh7+ Kf8 26.Bg6 Qa1+ 27.Kh2 Qe5+ 28.g3 1-0

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  whiteshark: Grandmaster title approved to him at the 79th FIDE Congress which was held 16-26 November 2008 in Dresden, Germany.


(He is from Hungary)

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  Tabanus: GM David Berczes, Hungary, born 14 Jan. 1990 in Sweden. Rated 2525,

IM in 2005. GM in 2008. ICC: DavidBerczes.

Younger brother of IM Csaba Berczes. Plays for the clubs Aquaprofit (Hungary) and Wood Green (England).

Placed 4th in World U10 Ch 2000, 1st in First Saturday IM A 2003, 3rd in First Saturday GM Dec. 2004 (1st IM norm), 2nd in First Saturday GM August 2005 (1st GM norm), 1st in First Saturday GM Nov. 2005, 7th in Rilton Cup 2006-07, 1st in Los Llanos de Aridane (La Palma) April 2007, 4th (shared 1st) in Rilton Cup 2007-08 (perf. 2638, 3rd GM norm), 17th in Biel Master Open 2008 (--> 2500+), 1st in First Saturday GM Sept. 2008, 3rd in Winterthurer Schachwoche (SUI) Oct. 2008, 4th in Rilton Cup 2008-09, 12th (shared) in Gibtelecom (Gibraltar) 2009, 2nd in Nyírségi Torna (Hungary) July 2009, 8th in Hungarian Championship Aug. 2009, 4th in First Saturday GM Sept. 2009,

8th in Winterthurer Schachwoche Oct. 2009:

Biographies: (in German) (in Polish) (in Hungarian) (in Hungarian, detailed) (in Hungarian, interview)

Pictures: (vs Svidler) (2004)

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  Tabanus: 2nd place today in First Saturday GM (Hungary) 3-13 April 2010:

Apr-13-10  HeMateMe: At first, I thought this might be a relative:

<Salvijus Bercys>

Bercys is one of the outstanding NYC high school players who, I think, won 2 straight national scholastic championships, as part of a team from Brooklyn, chronicled in the book "A year with misfits and geniuses".

He's turned pro and is playing an active schedule.

Jul-09-11  BIDMONFA: David Berczes


Oct-13-14  Mudphudder: Did this guy really cry after he lost an important game against Robson this week?
Oct-25-14  ketchuplover: I wouldn't blame him if he had
Premium Chessgames Member
  MissScarlett: Isn't this fellow the <Son of Sam>?
Jan-14-15  ketchuplover: Berczes? We don't need no stinkin' Berzces!
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