Anna Rudolf Wins Hungarian Women Chess Championship

10-player round robin on 15-23rd May, 2010 in the city of Nagykanizsa

The Hungarian women chess championship 2010 was held on 15-23rd May in the city of Nagykanizsa. The local team of Nagykanizsa is the Hungarian club champion of this year, and even the World Champion Vishy Anand played one game for the team in the league.

The top-seeded WGM Anna Rudolf convincingly won the championship by collecting 7.5 points from nine games. She started with a loss in the first round, but then scored seven consecutive wins, before drawing the final game. This is Rudolf’s second national title, as she also won the 2008 Hungary championship.

WIM Lili Toth was co-leader in round seven, but then he tripped and lost last two games. It is interesting to note that out of 45 games, white pieces won 14, black won 21(!), and only 10 finished in draw.

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Photo from the last round

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Anna Rudolf receiving the medal

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Top three players, from left to right – Tóth, Rudolf, Göcző

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István Marton, Mayor of Nagykanizsa, with the participants – photos by László Rudolf

Final standings:

1. WGM Rudolf Anna 2344 – 7.5

2. WIM Toth Lili 2175 – 6.0

3. WIM Goczo Melinda 2234 – 6.0

4. WGM Lakos Nikoletta 2289 – 5.5

5. WIM Papp Petra 2270 – 4.5

6. Hidegh Eszter 2146 – 4.0

7. WIM Schneider Veronika 2339 – 3.5

8. WIM Pinterne Kovacs Marta 2139 – 3.0

9. WIM Varga Klara 2223 – 2.5

10. Erdos Boglarka 2147 – 2.5