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Lajos Merenyi
Number of games in database: 30
Years covered: 1906 to 1935
Overall record: +3 -14 =13 (31.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

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LAJOS MERENYI
(born Jan-23-1884, died Apr-28-1936, 52 years old) Hungary

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 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 30  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. L Merenyi vs J Szekely 0-119 1906 GyorD08 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit
2. L Merenyi vs Z Barasz  0-133 1912 TemesvarC46 Three Knights
3. Breyer vs L Merenyi  ½-½31 1912 TemesvarC12 French, McCutcheon
4. L Merenyi vs Kmoch  0-180 1928 BudapestB29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
5. A Vajda vs L Merenyi  1-046 1928 BudapestE38 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5
6. L Merenyi vs Z von Balla  ½-½49 1928 BudapestC48 Four Knights
7. E Steiner vs L Merenyi  ½-½49 1928 BudapestC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
8. Marshall vs L Merenyi 1-048 1928 BudapestA48 King's Indian
9. L Merenyi vs H Steiner  ½-½50 1928 BudapestC49 Four Knights
10. K Havasi vs L Merenyi  1-049 1928 BudapestE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
11. L Merenyi vs Spielmann  ½-½45 1928 BudapestC40 King's Knight Opening
12. L Merenyi vs Capablanca 0-138 1928 BudapestB27 Sicilian
13. L Merenyi vs B Orvenyi  ½-½31 1932 BudapestB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
14. L Merenyi vs K Havasi  1-023 1935 Tatatovaros itC46 Three Knights
15. H Mueller vs L Merenyi  ½-½20 1935 Tatatovaros itA15 English
16. L Merenyi vs Znosko-Borovsky  ½-½17 1935 Tatatovaros itB02 Alekhine's Defense
17. E Steiner vs L Merenyi  ½-½25 1935 Tatatovaros itC98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
18. L Merenyi vs Z von Balla  0-118 1935 Tatatovaros itB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
19. L Merenyi vs Szabo  0-122 1935 Tatatovaros itC48 Four Knights
20. A C Sacconi vs L Merenyi ½-½48 1935 Tatatovaros itD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
21. L Merenyi vs E Gereben  1-036 1935 Tatatovaros itB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
22. G Lovas vs L Merenyi  1-021 1935 Tatatovaros itD02 Queen's Pawn Game
23. A Becker vs L Merenyi  1-062 1935 Tatatovaros itD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
24. L Merenyi vs L Steiner  0-117 1935 Tatatovaros itB85 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical
25. J Balogh vs L Merenyi  ½-½24 1935 Tatatovaros itB24 Sicilian, Closed
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Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-28-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Name: Lajos Merenyi
Birthdate: 1884-Jan
Deceased: 1936-Apr
Nationality: HUN

Chessmetric ranks him #65 in 1913:
http://db.chessmetrics.com/CM2/Play...

Wrote "Prince Paul Esterhazy" (Hung.) (Budapest, 1895). http://openlibrary.org/b/OL18551627....

Nov-05-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Karpova: Lajos Merenyi won the 36-player Main Tournament (not to be confused with the Master Tournament) in Györ 1924 and so became Hungarian Chess Association Champion 1924. He had been Hungarian cycle race champion and marathon runner.

From page 244 of the September 1924 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'

Nov-07-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Karpova: Crosstable of the Main Tournament in Györ 1924 (see my post above):

1. Lajos Merenyi 8.5 ($20, Champion)
2. G Pal Rethy 8.0 (1,400,000)
3-4. Jakob Walter 7.0 (1,000,000)
3-4. Friedrich Thelen 7.0 (600,000)
5. Arpad Jakab 6.5 (500,000)
6-7. Kalman Kulcsar 5.0 (450,000)
6-7. Barna Dalmy 5.0 (400,000)
8. Miklos Szigeti 4.5 (350,000)
9-11. Ernö Földessy 4.0 (300,000)
9-11. Josef Rasovsky 4.0 (275,000)
9-11. Konrad Demeter 4.0 (250,000)
12. Walter Schwimmer 2.5 (200,000)

Merenyi scored +8 -2 =1 (losses against Walter and Thelen, draw against Jakab).

This was the <Siegergruppe> (Sieger = winner, Gruppe = group/class)*.

From page 288 of the October 1924 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'

* this is a possible explanation for the discrepancy to my above post about 36 players and now only 12: Several preliminary groups and the best players advanced to the <Siegergruppe>.

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