Ferenc Berkes is a Hungarian Chess Grandmaster who started playing at the age of 6 and earning the Grandmaster title from FIDE at the young age of 16.
Last Updated: June 27, 2022
Full Name: Ferenc Berkes
Born: August 8, 1985
Place of birth: Baja, Hungary
World Ranking: 93
Ferenc Berkes was born in 1985 in Hungary in a town called Baja. Berkes is 36 years old in 2022He grew up in Baja, living with his family. His marital status and whether he has children are less known to the public; the Chess icon is yet to tie the Knot. Berkes has a net worth of around $3- 5 million US dollars. Berkes is a Chess grandmaster from Hungary; he attained the title in 2002. He plays under the Hungarian Chess Federation. Ferenc started playing chess in 1994. In September 2011, Berkes achieved his highest world ranking by FIDE at position 41. He has gained a lot in the chess arena in the shortest time possible, becoming a grandmaster aged just 16 years.
As early as six years, Ferenc Berkes had started playing chess. He realized his passion for chess at a tender age. Berkes participated in his first tournament aged ten years, in 1994, in King’s Pawn Game at the European championships. He won against Cheparinov with a score of 1-0. At the age of 10 years, Berkes took part in a series of tournaments at the World Championships though recording mixed results. Berkes was back in the chess arena again in 1996; he lost against Jianu at the World under 12 championships at the Reti Opening.
Berkes salvaged himself by winning the Hungarian chess championship with 1-0 against G Antal at the Dutch Opening. In 1997, Berkes participated in a series of games where he posted poor results, such as in the Paks Atom Cup. In 1998 the youngster rose again, beating Buzas and Eordeogh at the Szekszard Open and Paks Open, respectively. The young star in Berkes was growing and getting noticed in the game of chess; without a doubt, he had a promising career ahead of him.
Ferenc Berkes had tremendous success in the game of chess with many achievements. He attained the Grandmaster title in 2002, aged sixteen years; he did the impossible. In 2002, Berkes won the World under 18 championships aged 16. Berkes is one of the best chess icons in Hungary. In his prime, he was unbeatable, winning the Hungarian chess championship a record eight times. The first success in winning the National chess championship was in 2004. Berkes went on to win the national chess tournament in 2007, 2010, 2012,2013,2014,2016, and 2018. That same year he participated in one of the toughest tournaments in the Aeroflot open held in Moscow. He tied for 4th to 16th.
In 2011, Berkes fell short as Zahar eliminated him at the Chess World Cup in the 2nd round. He has also won the coveted Zalaegerszegei Talent and Courage Tournament, in which he participated in 2005. Berkes aimed grand success at the Junior World championship but only managed a silver medal. At the European Championship in 2019, he tied for 2rd to 11th position. He has also represented Hungary in chess, participating in the 2006 Olympiads, where they finished fifth. Currently, Berkes ranks at position Four in Hungary under the FIDE’s National Rankings.
- Ferenc B. vs. T Harutyunian -2017 1-0
- Ferenc B. vs. I Lysyj – 2009 1-0
- Ferenc B. vs. S Mareco – 2011 1-0
- Beliavsky vs. Ferenc B – 2004 1/2-1/2
- M Barth Stanford vs. Ferenc B- 2014 0-1
- V Bui vs. Ferenc B – 2013 0-1
- Ferenc B vs. E Karavade – 2014 1-0
- Ferenc B vs. M Pacher – 2012 1-0
- Ferenc B vs. Korchnoi -2003 1/2-1/2
- D Gordievsky vs. Ferenc B – 2017 1/2-1/2
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- FIDE rating: https://ratings.fide.com/profile/718572
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- Chess games: https://www.chessgames.com/player/ferenc_berkes.html
- Ferenc Berkes Chess Olympiad: http://www.olimpbase.org/players/f1737fhe.html
- 365 Chess: https://www.365chess.com/player/players/Ferenc_Berkes