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Lajos Steiner
Number of games in database: 360
Years covered: 1922 to 1951

Overall record: +138 -114 =96 (53.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 12 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (52) 
    C88 C97 C79 C74 C77
 French Defense (41) 
    C11 C14 C10 C01 C17
 Sicilian (28) 
    B58 B83 B74 B29 B43
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (22) 
    C88 C97 C84 C86 C92
 French (21) 
    C11 C10 C12 C00
 Caro-Kann (18) 
    B15 B10 B17 B18 B19
With the Black pieces:
 Slav (36) 
    D11 D16 D15 D13 D10
 Ruy Lopez (27) 
    C77 C66 C84 C97 C86
 Queen's Pawn Game (18) 
    A46 D02 D05 D01 D00
 Sicilian (14) 
    B40 B85 B32 B27 B21
 Semi-Slav (10) 
    D45 D43 D46 D44
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (9) 
    C84 C97 C86 C87 C98
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   A Cheron vs L Steiner, 1928 0-1
   L Steiner vs Tartakower, 1938 1-0
   E Eliskases vs L Steiner, 1933 0-1
   Nimzowitsch vs L Steiner, 1927 0-1
   L Steiner vs Gligoric, 1948 1-0
   J Rejfir vs L Steiner, 1933 1/2-1/2
   L Steiner vs Carls, 1928 1-0
   L Steiner vs G Norman, 1927 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Hastings 1927/28 (1927)
   Bradley Beach (1929)
   Kecskemet (1927)
   Vienna (1923)
   Debrecen (1925)
   Dresden (1926)
   Podebrady (1936)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Australia Beats The World by Runemaster
   Vienna 1923 by suenteus po 147
   Hastings 1932/33 by Phony Benoni
   Bradley Beach 1929 by crawfb5
   Hastings 1927/28 by suenteus po 147

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(born Jun-14-1903, died Apr-22-1975, 71 years old) Hungary (federation/nationality Australia)

[what is this?]
Lajos Steiner was born in Oradea, then part of Hungary and now in Romania. Awarded the IM title in 1950, he was Hungarian champion in 1931 and 1936. In 1935 he played a match against Andre Lilienthal and won (+3, =2, -1). In 1939 he emigrated to Australia and subsequently between 1945 and 1959 won the Australian title four times. His older brother Endre Steiner was also a master player. He was married to Edna Kingston. Lajos passed away in Sydney in 1975.

Wikipedia article: Lajos Steiner

 page 1 of 15; games 1-25 of 360  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. G Janny vs L Steiner 1-015 1922 HUNC30 King's Gambit Declined
2. L Steiner vs M E Goldstein  1-047 1923 British Championship Reserves FinalC83 Ruy Lopez, Open
3. L Steiner vs Reti  ½-½42 1923 ViennaB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
4. F Fischer vs L Steiner 0-145 1923 ViennaE12 Queen's Indian
5. L Steiner vs S R Wolf  1-071 1923 ViennaC66 Ruy Lopez
6. T Gruber vs L Steiner  0-137 1923 ViennaC50 Giuoco Piano
7. L Steiner vs S Takacs  1-048 1923 ViennaB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
8. L Steiner vs Opocensky  ½-½47 1923 ViennaB38 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Maroczy Bind, 6.Be3
9. J Von Patay vs L Steiner  0-154 1923 ViennaE12 Queen's Indian
10. L Steiner vs Spielmann  0-156 1923 ViennaA46 Queen's Pawn Game
11. Gruenfeld vs L Steiner  1-036 1923 ViennaD95 Grunfeld
12. L Steiner vs Albert Becker 1-036 1923 ViennaC77 Ruy Lopez
13. Tartakower vs L Steiner  1-049 1923 ViennaC44 King's Pawn Game
14. H E Price vs L Steiner  0-127 1924 Hastings-A 2425C66 Ruy Lopez
15. A Vajda vs L Steiner  0-131 1924 Gyor-jrC29 Vienna Gambit
16. J A Seitz vs L Steiner  1-063 1924 Hastings-A 2425C66 Ruy Lopez
17. L Steiner vs Maroczy 1-036 1924 GyorC14 French, Classical
18. L Steiner vs L Asztalos  ½-½34 1924 GyorC58 Two Knights
19. L Steiner vs V Vukovic  0-150 1924 GyorC60 Ruy Lopez
20. L Steiner vs L Dewing  1-074 1924 Hastings-A 2425D60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
21. Gruenfeld vs L Steiner 1-020 1924 MeranoD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
22. L Steiner vs Tarrasch  1-059 1924 MeranoC77 Ruy Lopez
23. P D Bolland vs L Steiner  1-047 1924 Hastings-A 2425C66 Ruy Lopez
24. Rubinstein vs L Steiner  1-044 1924 MeranD95 Grunfeld
25. G Nagy vs L Steiner 1-031 1924 GyorA15 English
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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-13-04  nikolaas: I remember him for the trick he used against Colle. Colle played white and was clearly better. Steiner saw a combination which would allow him to mate in three, if his king was on h8 instead of g8. But if he moved his king, Colle would search for a reason. What to do?

When Colle came to the game again, he saw his opponent had played Qxh4, an impossible move. He said it to Steiner, who instead played Be4. 'You made an incorrect move,' said Colle angry 'you have to move your king.' (that was the rule at that time) Steiner was obliged to move his h8.
Colle played a move and was mated in 3. Steiner played Qxh4 because he would be obliged to move his king.

Nov-28-06  jackmandoo: I've tried to trick my Collie but she is too smart for that.
Dec-04-06  WarmasterKron: Unsurprising. After all, you can't fool a new dog with old tricks.

...or something.

Nov-06-07  BIDMONFA: Lajos Steiner


Sep-05-08  DoctorD: Lajos Steiner

The Chess Review October 1935

White to play and mate in 4

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Premium Chessgames Member
  GrahamClayton: Steiner was Australian champion in 1945 (Sydney), 1947 (Adelaide), 1953 (Hobart) and 1959 (Sydney) Source: Cathy Chua "Australian Chess At The Top", Pioneer Books, 1998
Dec-27-10  acme: The game <nikolaas> refers to was, in fact, played by Endre Steiner: E Steiner vs Colle, 1926. The kibitzing in this game tells a very different story about how Colle lost.

Coincidentally, Endre Steiner was Lajos Steiner's older brother.

Premium Chessgames Member
  GrahamClayton: Here is a Steiner miniature not in the database:

[Event "?"]
[Site "Budapest"]
[Date "1932.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Steiner, Lajos"]
[Black "Muller, G"]
[Result "1-0"]

1. e4 c6 2. c4 d5 3. cxd5 cxd5 4. exd5 Nf6 5. Bb5+ Bd7 6. Bc4 b5 7. Be2 Nxd5 8. Nc3 Nf4 9. d4 Nxg2+ 10. Kf1 Nh4 11. Bf4 a6 12. Nd5 Ra7 13. Rc1 Bc6 14. Nc7+ Rxc7 15. Bxc7 Qd5 16. f3 Nd7 17. Qc2 Bb7 18. Bg3 1-0

Source: Bill Wall, “500 Caro-Kann Miniatures”, Chess Enterprises, Moon Township, Pennsylvania, 1991

Nov-01-13  Karpova: L Steiner form Budapest was studying at the 'Technikum' in Mittweida and so he participated in the Saxon Championship tournament held at the 12th Saxon Chess Association Congress. He won, scoring 6 points (2 draws against Blümich and Kühn) and so he became Chess Champion of Saxony in 1924!

From page 171 of the June 1924 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'

Dec-08-15  siggemannen: Is the KID Steiner Attack named after this guy?
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: <siggemannen> no, it's named after Herman Steiner who played it 4 times at the Stockholm Interzonal (1952)
Dec-09-15  siggemannen: Thank you, <whiteshark>
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: <acme:..Coincidentally, Endre Steiner was Lajos Steiner's older brother.>

Not a coincidence, really. More like the Mum's fault.

Premium Chessgames Member
  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Lajos Steiner.
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