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Istvan Csom
Csom 
 
Number of games in database: 669
Years covered: 1964 to 2012
Last FIDE rating: 2409
Highest rating achieved in database: 2545

Overall record: +154 -139 =369 (51.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 7 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 English (71) 
    A15 A13 A10 A14 A11
 Reti System (42) 
    A04 A06 A05
 King's Indian (38) 
    E63 E62 E60 E69 E67
 English, 1 c4 c5 (26) 
    A30 A36 A37 A38 A35
 Sicilian (22) 
    B22 B23 B40 B39 B52
 English, 1 c4 e5 (21) 
    A20 A26 A25 A21 A22
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (121) 
    B62 B57 B28 B61 B56
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (47) 
    B62 B61 B60 B69 B63
 Nimzo Indian (37) 
    E41 E38 E21 E20 E42
 Queen's Indian (23) 
    E12 E15 E17 E14 E16
 English (19) 
    A15 A17 A13 A19 A14
 Caro-Kann (18) 
    B10 B14 B12
Repertoire Explorer

NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Csom vs A Planinc, 1974 1-0
   Nunn vs Csom, 1977 0-1
   Csom vs P Ostojic, 1969 1-0
   Csom vs L Seres, 1999 1-0
   Csom vs Yusupov, 1982 1-0
   Adorjan vs Csom, 1969 0-1
   Larsen vs Csom, 1976 1/2-1/2
   Csom vs Gulko, 1976 1-0
   Csom vs S Tatai, 1971 1/2-1/2
   Csom vs Suetin, 1970 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Palma de Mallorca (1971)
   Bad Lauterberg (1977)
   Biel Interzonal (1976)
   Lone Pine (1975)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Amsterdam IBM 1974 by Chessdreamer
   Palma de Mallorca 1971 by Tabanus
   Baku 1980 by suenteus po 147

RECENT GAMES:
   🏆 Portisch 75 Rapid
   Csom vs Ljubojevic (Apr-04-12) 0-1, rapid
   Portisch vs Csom (Apr-04-12) 1-0, rapid
   Hort vs Csom (Apr-04-12) 1-0, rapid
   Csom vs Hort (Apr-03-12) 0-1, rapid
   Csom vs Portisch (Apr-03-12) 1/2-1/2, rapid

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ISTVAN CSOM
(born Jun-02-1940, 78 years old) Hungary
PRONUNCIATION:
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IstvŠn Csom was born in SŠtoraljaķjhely. Awarded the IM title in 1967 and the GM title in 1973, he was Hungarian champion in 1972 and 1973 (jointly). His tournament victories include Olot 1973, Cleveland 1975, Olot 1975, Pula zonal 1975, Berlin 1979, Copenhagen 1983, Jšrvenpšš 1985 and Delhi 1987. Csom is also an International Arbiter (1991).

Wikipedia article: István Csom

Last updated: 2018-03-03 06:17:00

 page 1 of 27; games 1-25 of 669  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Csom vs Szabo  1-0431964HUN-ch 19thC44 King's Pawn Game
2. Csom vs Portisch  0-1321964BudapestC02 French, Advance
3. Csom vs G Kluger  ½-½301964HUN-ch 19thC44 King's Pawn Game
4. Csom vs Savon  0-1341964WchT U26 11th fin-AB15 Caro-Kann
5. W Schmidt vs Csom  0-1271964WchT U26 11th fin-AA07 King's Indian Attack
6. Csom vs Kavalek  ½-½331964WchT U26 11th fin-AB06 Robatsch
7. Savon vs Csom  1-0351965BudapestA27 English, Three Knights System
8. Csom vs Vasiukov  ½-½181965BudapestD02 Queen's Pawn Game
9. Csom vs E Paoli  1-0271965Asztalos Memorial 8thB23 Sicilian, Closed
10. Csom vs Korchnoi 0-1161965Asztalos Memorial 8thE60 King's Indian Defense
11. Csom vs G Borisenko  ½-½151965Asztalos Memorial 8thC44 King's Pawn Game
12. Csom vs Sliwa  ½-½201965Asztalos Memorial 8thC44 King's Pawn Game
13. G Kluger vs Csom  0-1491965Asztalos Memorial 8thC00 French Defense
14. Portisch vs Csom  1-0491965HUN-ch 21stD07 Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense
15. Csom vs G Kluger  ½-½281965HUN-ch 21stC44 King's Pawn Game
16. Csom vs J Flesch 0-1141966Asztalos Memorial 9thB23 Sicilian, Closed
17. E Paoli vs Csom ½-½521966Asztalos Memorial 9thC03 French, Tarrasch
18. Adorjan vs Csom 0-1451966HUN-chB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
19. Csom vs I Polgar  0-1201966HUN-chC44 King's Pawn Game
20. G Kluger vs Csom  ½-½551966HUN-chE43 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation
21. Csom vs L Barczay  0-1321967HUN-chC44 King's Pawn Game
22. Csom vs G Kluger  ½-½341967Budapest Bajnogsag 8thC46 Three Knights
23. Csom vs Ribli  ½-½321967HUN-chB22 Sicilian, Alapin
24. Sliwa vs Csom 0-1361967DSV-TurnierA17 English
25. E Paoli vs Csom  0-1491967Asztalos Memorial 10thB57 Sicilian
 page 1 of 27; games 1-25 of 669  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Sep-14-09  WhiteRook48: and then add csome
and csometimes you draw
Jun-02-10  Antiochus: CSOM,Istvan
http://www.bidmonfa.com/csom_istvan...
Jun-02-10  TugasKamagong: <shalgo>, great sense of humor, nice use of the word prolegomena. It reminded me o the word paralipomena, from a book by Schopenhauer. Perhaps if you got as enthusiastic about Csom's originality as <SneechLatke> is, and wrote an article about Csom's best wins, you could use the words parerga or paralipomena in the title.
Jan-08-11  reztap: Does anyone have info on Cleveland 1975 which Csom won?
Jan-01-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: Huh? Is <Antiochus> another account of <BidMonfa> ?
Jan-01-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: You Know You Are a Geek When... (YKYAGW)

Your eyes see Csom, but your mind reads CMOS.

Sep-14-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Infohunter: <WannaBe> I suppose that means I'm not a geek. But I DO like to read Hungarian dictionaries, so I wonder what that makes me?
Sep-14-12  Stonehenge: <Infohunter>

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akbf...

Sep-14-12  rapidcitychess: Hello, low-resolution picture!

Could we get a nice photo, perhaps?

Sep-16-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Infohunter: <Stonehenge> Funny sketch; thanks. I take it you realize that there is not one genuine Hungarian word in it.
Sep-16-12  Stonehenge: Yes, one of the reactions said "It's not in Hungarian what he says."
Oct-13-12  parisattack: A 'modern (post-war) hypermodern.' Not a very big group - Csom, Barcza, Suttles, Blatny, Larsen, Welling, Danielson.

Others, please?

Many of course with 'tendencies' - Stein, Miles, Andersson, Persson, Morozovich.

Everyman Press just released 'Chess Secrets: Great Chess Romantics. I was hoping for a tome on Hypermoderns, but both Reti and Morozovich are included in the Romantics.

Oct-13-12  parisattack: Adding: Keene, Day to the list above.
Dec-13-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  GrahamClayton: Here is Csom constructing a mating net in the endgame against Theodor Ghitescu in 1970:


click for larger view

1. ♘e8+ ♔h6 2. ♗f8+ ♔h5 3. ♘g7+ ♔h4 4. ♔h2 ♗d8 5. f4 1-0, as 6. g3# follows.

Jun-02-13  ketchuplover: His brother Lone kept to himself.
Jun-02-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  brankat: Happy Birthday GM Csom!
Aug-03-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Fusilli: <GrahamClayton: Here is Csom constructing a mating net in the endgame against Theodor Ghitescu in 1970>

Nice!

Nov-17-14
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  thegoodanarchist: <rapidcitychess: Hello, low-resolution picture!

Could we get a nice photo, perhaps?>

Yes, but he will look much older than he does in this one.

Nov-17-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  thegoodanarchist: This guy lost to Tal, Fischer, Polgar and Spassky! Four world champions. I have never even seen 4 world champions in my life, let alone played against them.
Nov-17-14  FSR: Csom also had a loss and a draw against Karpov. http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches... The loss was a brilliant swindle by Karpov from a winning position for Csom. http://bit.ly/1t0zVgi
Nov-17-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  thegoodanarchist: < FSR: Csom also had a loss and a draw against Karpov. http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches... The loss was a brilliant swindle by Karpov from a winning position for Csom.>

Good find, <FSR>. I might add that Karpov's combination made it into "The Black Book", which officially is called The Encyclopedia of Chess Middlegames. It is puzzle #517, in the category "clearance of a diagonal"

Nov-21-14  FSR: Csom also had two games against Petrosian, both short draws. http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches...
Jun-02-16
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  OhioChessFan: <Paris: A 'modern (post-war) hypermodern.' Not a very big group - Csom, Barcza, Suttles, Blatny, Larsen, Welling, Danielson.>

Simon Williams tends that direction.

Jun-02-16  posoo: DIS MAN sings da introduktion of da song "REAL MutheF**** G's" by Eazy E.

CSOM
CSOM
CSOM
CSOM
CSOM
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Blatt.

New neeee nee nee nee neeeeeee, NEW NEE NEEEEEE!

Jun-06-16  posoo: dont beleve me check it out
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