Aug 122018

Albert Winkelman is another of Canberra’s young players spending the European summer playing chess. At the moment he is taking part in the First Saturday IM tournament in Budapest. These monthly events have been running for over 20 years, and provide an opportunity for players to achieve IM and GM norms (depending on the section).
While Albert looks to be finding this months tournament tough going, he has scored 2 wins, including one against IM Nhat Min To. So even if he doesn’t return from Europe with a new title, he will certainly come back a stronger player.

Winkelman,Albert (2134) – To,Nhat Minh (2352) [B33]
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First Saturday
Source: Chessexpress