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Erno Gereben
Number of games in database: 271
Years covered: 1930 to 1978
Overall record: +68 -85 =117 (46.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      1 exhibition game, odds game, etc. is excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (19) 
    E67 E60 E70 E66 E98
 Queen's Pawn Game (13) 
    A46 D02 E10 A40 A41
 Ruy Lopez (8) 
    C79 C95 C83 C67 C91
 Grunfeld (7) 
    D95 D98 D85 D94 D83
 Sicilian (7) 
    B30 B27 B32 B90 B95
 Slav (7) 
    D15 D11 D19 D12
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (23) 
    B74 B91 B32 B73 B88
 Ruy Lopez (17) 
    C84 C97 C98 C79 C78
 King's Indian (15) 
    E62 E60 E98 E80 E89
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (15) 
    C84 C97 C98 C85
 Orthodox Defense (14) 
    D51 D50 D61 D52 D69
 English (9) 
    A15 A13 A12 A11 A16
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   E Gereben vs M Szigeti, 1935 1-0
   E Gereben vs A D de Groot, 1936 1/2-1/2
   E Gereben vs H Ardiansyah, 1970 1/2-1/2
   E Gereben vs Bronstein, 1949 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Hastings 1958/59 (1958)
   Hoogovens (1961)
   Budapest (1952)

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(born Jun-18-1907, died May-16-1988, 80 years old) Hungary (federation/nationality Switzerland)

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Erno Gereben (his name was Ernest Gruenfeld until 1935 but he is not to be confused with the well-known Austrian master Ernst Gruenfeld) was born in Sopron, Hungary in 1907. He was awarded the IM title in 1950 and emigrated to Switzerland in 1956. His best tournament result was 2nd= with Albert Becker after Laszlo Szabo at Tatatovaros in 1935. In Olympiads he played for Hungary in 1954 and for Switzerland in 1970, 1972 and 1974.

Wikipedia article: Ern%C5%91 Gereben

 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 271  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. E Gereben vs S Boros  ½-½36 1930 Gyor it, HUNE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
2. E Gereben vs F Meller  0-129 1930 Gyor it, HUNA09 Reti Opening
3. B Hoenlinger vs E Gereben  ½-½72 1930 Gyor it, HUNA43 Old Benoni
4. E Gereben vs H Steiner  1-029 1930 Gyor it, HUND52 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. J Balogh vs E Gereben  ½-½44 1930 Gyor it, HUNB10 Caro-Kann
6. E Gereben vs L Reich  ½-½58 1930 Gyor it, HUND15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
7. B Szijjarto Szabo vs E Gereben  ½-½48 1930 Gyor it, HUNB40 Sicilian
8. E Klein vs E Gereben  1-036 1930 Gyor it, HUND61 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
9. Kashdan vs E Gereben  1-047 1930 Gyor it, HUND64 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
10. E Gereben vs I Csath  0-128 1934 SopronE83 King's Indian, Samisch
11. P Rethy vs E Gereben  1-058 1934 SopronA06 Reti Opening
12. Immo Fuss vs E Gereben  0-134 1934 SopronE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
13. Szabo vs E Gereben  ½-½36 1934 SopronA95 Dutch, Stonewall
14. E Gereben vs A Vajda  1-037 1934 SopronD02 Queen's Pawn Game
15. E Gereben vs Spielmann 0-134 1934 SopronD94 Grunfeld
16. E Gereben vs K Havasi  1-041 1934 SopronE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
17. Spielmann vs E Gereben  ½-½40 1935 ViennaD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
18. E Gereben vs G Lovas  1-026 1935 Tatatovaros itD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
19. E Gereben vs Znosko-Borovsky  1-040 1935 Tatatovaros itD64 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
20. E Gereben vs J Kolnhofer  1-028 1935 ViennaA35 English, Symmetrical
21. H Mueller vs E Gereben  0-117 1935 Tatatovaros itD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
22. A Becker vs E Gereben  0-160 1935 ViennaC53 Giuoco Piano
23. K Sterk vs E Gereben  ½-½21 1935 Tatatovaros itD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
24. L Steiner vs E Gereben  1-057 1935 ViennaD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
25. A C Sacconi vs E Gereben  ½-½16 1935 Tatatovaros itD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 271  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-18-06  BIDMONFA: Erno Gereben


Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: He is a different player from Ernst Gruenfeld isn't he?
Jun-18-06  WMD: Yes, he is. Or, rather, he was.
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: <WMD>! Nice to see you again.
Jun-18-06  WMD: Thank you, my fan.
Jun-18-06  ughaibu: Fan singular? I feel snubbed.
Jun-18-06  WMD: Ditto.
Jun-18-06  mack: WMD me old mucker, where have you been? Travelling to third world countries in an attempt to 'find yourself' or something?
Jun-18-06  WMD: Frequenting various right-wing websites. I'm not sure when my posting ban here was lifted.
Jun-18-06  Karpova: WMD: <I'm not sure when my posting ban here was lifted.>

Why did you get banned?
I noticed your absence but didn't know you were banned.

Jun-18-06  WMD: Can't exactly recall the offending remark but it had something to do with John Donaldson, Ray Keene and the subject of plagiarism. So it goes.
Jun-18-06  Karpova: So you took on the mighty <Ray Kenne>? Better stick with LMAJ next time ;-)
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Ernö Gereben Bio:
Jun-18-09  WhiteRook48: happy birthday
Jun-18-12  LoveThatJoker: IM Gereben, today you are remembered!


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