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Levente Vajda
Number of games in database: 338
Years covered: 1991 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2568 (2553 rapid, 2596 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2632

Overall record: +138 -59 =124 (62.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 17 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (65) 
    B22 B50 B30 B83 B40
 French Defense (14) 
    C05 C03 C09 C11 C01
 King's Indian Attack (12) 
 Caro-Kann (11) 
    B12 B14
 French Tarrasch (11) 
    C05 C09 C03 C07
 Reti System (10) 
    A06 A04 A05
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (27) 
    C84 C69 C89 C90 C77
 King's Indian (27) 
    E67 E97 E61 E92 E81
 Pirc (20) 
    B08 B09 B07
 Modern Benoni (15) 
    A56 A58 A57 A59
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (15) 
    C84 C89 C95 C90 C96
 Giuoco Piano (10) 
    C53 C54 C50
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   S Citak vs L Vajda, 2007 0-1
   B Michiels vs L Vajda, 2012 0-1
   Li Chao vs L Vajda, 2016 1/2-1/2
   L Vajda vs V Sanduleac, 2003 1-0
   I Jones vs L Vajda, 2011 0-1
   L Vajda vs Ilincic, 2006 1-0
   L Vajda vs G Tunik, 2012 1-0
   S Khader vs L Vajda, 2018 0-1
   L Vajda vs A Sendur, 2006 1-0
   L Vajda vs Paschall, 2007 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Romanian Superliga (2011)
   Golden Sands (2012)
   European Club Cup (2017)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   37th Chess Olympiad (2006)
   EU-ch 4th (2003)
   13th European Individual Championship (2012)
   European Individual Championship (2008)
   Chess Olympiad (2012)
   Chess Olympiad (2014)
   European Team Championship (2011)
   Olympiad (2008)
   European Club Cup (2016)
   Chess Olympiad (2018)

   🏆 Chess Olympiad
   A Almiron vs L Vajda (Oct-05-18) 0-1
   R Mohammad Fahad vs L Vajda (Oct-02-18) 1-0
   L Vajda vs O Balogun (Oct-01-18) 1-0
   L Vajda vs A Volodin (Sep-30-18) 1/2-1/2
   L Vajda vs S Martinovic (Sep-28-18) 0-1

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(born Feb-13-1981, 38 years old) Romania

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International Master (1996); Grandmaster (2001).

Vajda was born in Odorheiu Secuiesc in the county of Harghita in Romania and is one of Romania's top players.

Championships (1)

<Youth> 3rd in the World U12 Championship in 1993 in Bratislava, 3rd in the World U14 Championship in Szeged in 1994, and 3rd in the World U18 Championship in 1998 in in Oropesa del Mar.

<Junior> In 1994 he was 2nd in the European Junior rapid championship .

<National> Vajda was runner up in the Romanian championship in 1998 and 2002, 3rd in 2003, and runner up in 2004 and 2012.


2nd in Egér in 1995 and 2nd in Balatonberény in 1996. First in Bucharest in 1998. Was 1st or =1st on eleven occasions at the GM First Saturday events between 2000 and 2007. Won the 36th Zurich Christmas Open in 2012 with 6/7, the HSG Open 2015 with 5/6 and the Belgian Championship Open 2015, with 8.5/9.

Teams (2)

Represented Romania, mainly as a reserve, at the Olympiads of 1998, 2002, 2006, 2008, 2012 and 2014. Game results at Olympiads till 2014: +24 =14 -12 (62%). Also represented Romania on board 3 at the European Team Championship (2011). Played board 6 for AS RAT Bucharest at the European Club Cup in 2000. Played board 3 for Roman at the Cuatra Naciones (4 nations) Team Tournament in 2005 (the four nations were Romania, the Catalonia region, Basque Country and Argentina). He won team gold.


His sister is WGM Szidonia Vajda.

References and Sources

(1) Wikipedia article: Levente Vajda (in Polish) and (google translation); (2)

 page 1 of 14; games 1-25 of 338  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. N Dahmani vs L Vajda  0-1191991Wch U10C57 Two Knights
2. F Vallejo Pons vs L Vajda  1-0551993Wch U12C73 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
3. T Samulevicius vs L Vajda  ½-½361994Ch Europe (cadets) (under 14)C53 Giuoco Piano
4. A Gershon vs L Vajda  1-0371994Wch U14C53 Giuoco Piano
5. L Vajda vs Aronian  ½-½531995BucharestB22 Sicilian, Alapin
6. R Babici vs L Vajda  0-1311995Bucharest (Romania)C45 Scotch Game
7. L Vajda vs Aronian  ½-½301995Wch U14 Rapid DisneyB50 Sicilian
8. L Vajda vs M S Tseitlin 0-1391996Budapest MatchB12 Caro-Kann Defense
9. Nisipeanu vs L Vajda  1-0301996ROM-chE92 King's Indian
10. R Benares vs L Vajda  0-1401996Wch U16C55 Two Knights Defense
11. L Vajda vs A Kovacevic  0-1401997Bucharest primaverB22 Sicilian, Alapin
12. L Vajda vs Kasimdzhanov  ½-½421997Wch U20C05 French, Tarrasch
13. J Stocek vs L Vajda  0-1291998Budapest Nyar-AA15 English
14. A Yegiazarian vs L Vajda  1-0331998Ciocaltea memA45 Queen's Pawn Game
15. L Vajda vs Aronian  0-1421998Ciocaltea memB22 Sicilian, Alapin
16. L Vajda vs Sherzer  1-0401998HUN-chT 9899C45 Scotch Game
17. L Vajda vs A Nguyen  0-1241999Budapest FS02 GMB22 Sicilian, Alapin
18. Miroshnichenko vs L Vajda  1-0401999Budapest FS02 GMB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
19. L Vajda vs O Boricsev  1-0501999Budapest FS02 GMB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
20. Radjabov vs L Vajda  ½-½431999Budapest FS02 GMA04 Reti Opening
21. L Vajda vs Hoang Thanh Trang  ½-½311999Budapest FS02 GMC05 French, Tarrasch
22. P Lukacs vs L Vajda  ½-½441999Budapest FS02 GME97 King's Indian
23. L Vajda vs A Toth  1-0441999Budapest FS02 GMB83 Sicilian
24. S Vajda vs L Vajda ½-½111999Budapest FS02 GMC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
25. L Vajda vs C Horvath  0-1591999Budapest FS02 GMB22 Sicilian, Alapin
 page 1 of 14; games 1-25 of 338  PGN Download
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  PhilFeeley: How not to play the Spanish:

[Event "Kavala International Tournament 2005"]
[Site "Kavala"]
[Date "2005.??.??"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Vajda L"]
[Black "Avdouli E"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C64"]
[WhiteElo "2541"]
[BlackElo "1920"]
[PlyCount "37"]
[EventDate "2005.??.??"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Bc5 4. O-O Nge7 5. c3 O-O 6. d4 exd4 7. cxd4 Bb6 8. d5 Nb8 9. d6 Ng6 10. Nc3 a6 11. Bc4 h6 12. Qd5 Nc6 13. Qh5 Qf6 14. Nd5 Qxd6 15. Bxh6 gxh6 16. Qxh6 Re8 17. Ng5 Nce5 18. Nxb6 Qxb6 19. Bxf7+ 1-0

Feb-12-07  BIDMONFA: Levente Vajda

VAJDA, Levente

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  GrahamClayton: The brother of Hungarian WGM Szidonia Vajda.
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  Tabanus: See also Le Vajda (19 games) and L Vajda (66 games).
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  offramp: A drastic finale:
[Event "FSGM June"]
[Site "Budapest HUN"]
[Date "2011.06.04"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Vajda, Levente"]
[Black "Rodriguez Lopez, Rafael"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B22"]
[WhiteElo "2510"]
[BlackElo "2320"]
[PlyCount "31"]
[EventDate "2011.06.04"]

1. e4 c5 2. c3 d5 3. exd5 Qxd5 4. d4 Nf6 5. Nf3 g6 6. Qb3 cxd4 7. Bc4 Qe4+ 8. Kf1 e6 9. cxd4 Nc6 10. Nc3 Qf5 11. Nb5 Kd7 12. Ne5+ Nxe5 13. dxe5 Qxe5 14. Be3 Bc5 15. Rd1+ Ke7 16. Qc3 1-0

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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, GM Levente Vajda.
Aug-04-19  WTHarvey: Levente Vajda vs Milos Roganovic, Hungary, 2019

White mates in 4.

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Solution (in reverse)
4.Qxg7# Kh7 3.Qxf8+ 2...Kxh8 if or
4.Qxg7# Bg7 3.Qg6+ 2...Bxh8 if
2.Rh8+ Rf8 1.Qe8+

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