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.
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)
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)
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|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
|1. G Janny vs L Steiner
||1-0||15||1922||HUN||C30 King's Gambit Declined|
|2. L Steiner vs M E Goldstein
|| ||1-0||47||1923||British Championship Reserves Final||C83 Ruy Lopez, Open|
|3. L Steiner vs Reti
|| ||½-½||42||1923||Vienna||B13 Caro-Kann, Exchange|
|4. F Fischer vs L Steiner
||0-1||45||1923||Vienna||E12 Queen's Indian|
|5. L Steiner vs S R Wolf
|| ||1-0||71||1923||Vienna||C66 Ruy Lopez|
|6. T Gruber vs L Steiner
|| ||0-1||37||1923||Vienna||C50 Giuoco Piano|
|7. L Steiner vs S Takacs
|| ||1-0||48||1923||Vienna||B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3|
|8. L Steiner vs Opocensky
|| ||½-½||47||1923||Vienna||B38 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Maroczy Bind, 6.Be3|
|9. J Von Patay vs L Steiner
|| ||0-1||54||1923||Vienna||E12 Queen's Indian|
|10. L Steiner vs Spielmann
|| ||0-1||56||1923||Vienna||A46 Queen's Pawn Game|
|11. Gruenfeld vs L Steiner
|| ||1-0||36||1923||Vienna||D95 Grunfeld|
|12. L Steiner vs Albert Becker
||1-0||36||1923||Vienna||C77 Ruy Lopez|
|13. Tartakower vs L Steiner
|| ||1-0||49||1923||Vienna||C44 King's Pawn Game|
|14. L Steiner vs R P Michell
|| ||0-1||40||1924||Hastings-A 2425||C77 Ruy Lopez|
|15. L Steiner vs Yates
|| ||0-1||41||1924||Hastings-A 2425||E90 King's Indian|
|16. Przepiorka vs L Steiner
|| ||0-1||27||1924||Gyor||A49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4|
|17. A Vajda vs L Steiner
|| ||0-1||31||1924||Gyor-jr||C29 Vienna Gambit|
|18. H E Price vs L Steiner
|| ||0-1||27||1924||Hastings-A 2425||C66 Ruy Lopez|
|19. L Steiner vs Maroczy
||1-0||36||1924||Gyor||C14 French, Classical|
|20. L Steiner vs L Asztalos
|| ||½-½||34||1924||Gyor||C58 Two Knights|
|21. J A Seitz vs L Steiner
|| ||1-0||63||1924||Hastings-A 2425||C66 Ruy Lopez|
|22. L Steiner vs V Vukovic
|| ||0-1||50||1924||Gyor||C60 Ruy Lopez|
|23. L Steiner vs L Dewing
|| ||1-0||74||1924||Hastings-A 2425||D60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense|
|24. Gruenfeld vs L Steiner
||1-0||20||1924||Merano||D30 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|25. L Steiner vs Tarrasch
|| ||1-0||59||1924||Merano||C77 Ruy Lopez|
| page 1 of 15; games 1-25 of 360
|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 king...to 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.|
|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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|Oct-03-08|| ||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.
|Jan-18-11|| ||GrahamClayton: Here is a Steiner miniature not in the database:
[White "Steiner, Lajos"]
[Black "Muller, G"]
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?|
|Dec-08-15|| ||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>|
|Dec-09-15|| ||offramp: <acme:..Coincidentally, Endre Steiner was Lajos Steiner's older brother.>|
Not a coincidence, really. More like the Mum's fault.
|Jun-14-16|| ||TheFocus: Happy birthday, Lajos Steiner.|
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