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David Berczes
D Berczes 

Number of games in database: 366
Years covered: 1998 to 2022
Last FIDE rating: 2441 (2490 rapid, 2504 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2560
Overall record: +120 -98 =142 (53.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 6 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (20) 
    E94 E77 E91 E62 E97
 Grunfeld (15) 
    D86 D85 D70 D87 D82
 Queen's Indian (12) 
    E12 E16 E18 E14 E15
 Queen's Gambit Declined (12) 
    D37 D30 D06 D35 D39
 Queen's Pawn Game (11) 
    E10 D02 E00 A46 A41
 Bogo Indian (10) 
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (32) 
    B42 B22 B33 B90 B80
 Queen's Pawn Game (18) 
    A45 E00 A46 D02 E10
 French Defense (17) 
    C11 C03 C02 C04 C16
 Nimzo Indian (16) 
    E20 E38 E58 E25 E21
 Semi-Slav (15) 
    D43 D44 D45 D48
 Caro-Kann (14) 
    B12 B18 B11 B17 B13
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   D Berczes vs W Wittmann, 2005 1-0
   D Berczes vs G Kursuz, 2007 1-0
   D Berczes vs S Widmer, 2005 1-0
   D Berczes vs K Nadig, 2008 1-0
   F Bentivegna vs D Berczes, 2010 0-1
   G Lettieri vs D Berczes, 2006 0-1
   D Berczes vs Buhmann, 2017 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   FSGM November (2005)
   Rilton Cup (2007)
   Millionaire Chess Open (2014)
   XXXV Rilton Cup (2006)
   Rilton Cup 2010/11 (2010)
   Gibraltar Masters (2009)
   Rilton Cup (2009)
   European Championship (2009)
   European Club Cup (2007)
   European Championship (2010)
   Gibraltar Masters (2008)
   European Championship (2008)
   Bundesliga 2010/11 (2010)
   Cappelle-la-Grande Open (2011)
   Millionaire Chess (2015)

   🏆 New York Spring IMC
   D Berczes vs L Rozman (Apr-15-22) 1-0
   D Berczes vs P Kiss (Jul-17-21) 1-0
   B Csonka vs D Berczes (Jul-17-21) 1/2-1/2, rapid
   D Berczes vs Koppany Geher (Apr-13-21) 1/2-1/2
   Basak Souhardo vs D Berczes (Apr-12-21) 1/2-1/2

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(born Jan-14-1990, 33 years old) Hungary

[what is this?]
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 15; games 1-25 of 366  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. L Bodrogi vs D Berczes  1-0391998Budapest BalatontouristE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
2. P Wang vs D Berczes  1-0372000Wch U10B96 Sicilian, Najdorf
3. D Berczes vs K Baum  1-0612001Elo 03C42 Petrov Defense
4. D Berczes vs A Baraz  1-0342001Elo 03C43 Petrov, Modern Attack
5. A Por vs D Berczes  ½-½152001Elo 03B42 Sicilian, Kan
6. Tong Li Da vs D Berczes  0-1242001Elo 03B42 Sicilian, Kan
7. V Balogh vs D Berczes  1-0402001Elo 03B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
8. V Garnier-Salvi vs D Berczes  ½-½192001Elo 03B42 Sicilian, Kan
9. D Berczes vs K Szabo  0-1542001Elo 03B42 Sicilian, Kan
10. J Sebrek vs D Berczes  ½-½82001Elo 03B42 Sicilian, Kan
11. D Berczes vs Y Zimmerman  0-1622001Budapest Spring OpenB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
12. I Somogyi vs D Berczes  1-0402001Budapest Spring OpenD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
13. D Berczes vs A Bacsi  ½-½272001FSFM JuneB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
14. D Boros vs D Berczes 1-0192001FSFM JuneB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
15. D Berczes vs O Dobos  ½-½102001FSFM JuneB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
16. D Berczes vs I Orsher  ½-½172001FSFM JuneC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
17. C Evans vs D Berczes  1-0272001FSFM JuneA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
18. D Berczes vs G Ladanyi  ½-½302001FSFM JuneC91 Ruy Lopez, Closed
19. C Desmarais vs D Berczes  0-1342001FSFM JuneE10 Queen's Pawn Game
20. D Berczes vs T Banusz  0-1442001FSFM JuneB10 Caro-Kann
21. Z Csapo vs D Berczes  ½-½412001FSFM JuneB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
22. D Berczes vs E Liu  1-0332001FSFM JuneC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
23. A Vospernik vs D Berczes  ½-½412001FSFM JuneA13 English
24. D Berczes vs L Puschmann  ½-½142001FSFM JuneB40 Sicilian
25. J Koch vs D Berczes  0-1382001FSFM JuneA04 Reti Opening
 page 1 of 15; games 1-25 of 366  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-21-05  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

Dec-05-08  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:

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  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?
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  ketchuplover: I wouldn't blame him if he had
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  MissScarlett: Isn't this fellow the <Son of Sam>?
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  ketchuplover: Berczes? We don't need no stinkin' Berzces!
Jan-14-16  waustad: He's been playing in the US quite a bit of late. I'm not sure of his present status, but he was playing for UT Dallas.
Jan-14-19  TheBish: <MissScarlett: Isn't this fellow the <Son of Sam>?>

No, that would be Sam Berkowitz. (There's this thing called Google now, you should try it.)

Jan-14-20  Infohunter: <TheBish: <MissScarlett: Isn't this fellow the <Son of Sam>?>

No, that would be Sam Berkowitz. (There's this thing called Google now, you should try it.)>

That would be David Berkowitz.

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  WTHarvey: Here's a recent game that features a mate in 6 sacrifice:

David Berczes vs Nikhil Kumar, Saint Louis, 2017 [Eco "A14"]

1.♘f3 ♘f6 2.g3 d5 3.♗g2 e6 4.O-O ♗e7 5.c4 O-O 6.b3 b6 7.♗b2 ♗b7 8.e3 c5 9.♘c3 ♘c6 10.cxd5 exd5 11.d4 ♗a6 12.♘e5 ♕c7 13.♘xd5 ♘xd5 14.♗xd5 ♘xe5 15.dxe5 ♖ad8 16.♖e1 c4 17.♖c1 ♗b4 18.bxc4 ♗xe1 19.♕xe1 ♖fe8 20.e4 ♖c8 21.♕e3 ♕e7 22.f4 ♕b4 23.♗a3 ♕a4 24.♕b3 ♕d7 25.♕b4 ♖c7 26.f5 ♔h8 27.♗b2 ♗b7 28.e6 fxe6 29.fxe6 ♕d8 30.♖f1 h6 31.♕d2 ♖xe6

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32.♗xe6 ♕xd2 ( 32...♕g5 33.♖f8+ ♔h7 34.♕xg5 ) 33.♖f8+ ♔h7 34.♗f5+ g6 35.♖h8# 1-0

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