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|Full name||Ferenc Berkes|
August 8, 1985 |
|FIDE rating||2696 (July 2011)|
|Peak rating||2696 (July 2011)|
Ferenc Berkes was born in Hungary on 8th August 1985.
Berkes, a child prodigy, was introduced to the game at the age of six. He attained his International Master title in 2001 and his Grandmaster title (aged 16) the following year. In 2002, Berkes triumphed in the World Youth Chess Championship's U-18 section held in Heraklio,Greece with a score of 9/11.
In October 2003, Berkes' FIDE Rating, for the first time, crossed the mark of 2600 marking his move to becoming an Elite Chess Grandmaster. He finished a credible 10th position (tied 4th-16th) in the 2004 edition of Moscow's Aeroflot Chess Festival amongst a strong field of Gradmasters. 2005 saw Berkes achieving numerous successes including a silver medal in the World Junior Chess Championship and winning the prestigious Zalaegerszegi Talent and Courage competition.