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Levente Vajda
Number of games in database: 337
Years covered: 1991 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2568 (2553 rapid, 2596 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2632

Overall record: +138 -58 =124 (62.5%)*
   * 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 B40 B92 B43
 French Defense (14) 
    C05 C09 C03 C10 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 C95 C68
 King's Indian (27) 
    E67 E97 E61 E81 E92
 Pirc (20) 
    B08 B09 B07
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (15) 
    C84 C89 C95 C90 C96
 Modern Benoni (15) 
    A56 A57 A58 A59
 Giuoco Piano (10) 
    C53 C54 C50
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   B Michiels vs L Vajda, 2012 0-1
   Li Chao vs L Vajda, 2016 1/2-1/2
   S Citak vs L Vajda, 2007 0-1
   I Jones vs L Vajda, 2011 0-1
   L Vajda vs G Tunik, 2012 1-0
   L Vajda vs O Kurmann, 2012 1-0
   L Vajda vs Shirov, 2012 1-0
   L Vajda vs K Rathnakaran, 2001 1-0
   B Firat vs L Vajda, 2011 0-1
   L Vajda vs V Bui, 2007 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Romanian Superliga (2011)
   Golden Sands (2012)
   European Club Cup (2017)
   Chess Olympiad (2012)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   EU-ch 4th (2003)
   Olympiad (2008)
   37th Chess Olympiad (2006)
   European Club Cup (2016)
   European Individual Championship (2008)
   13th European Individual Championship (2012)
   European Team Championship (2011)
   Chess Olympiad (2014)
   43rd 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, 37 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 337  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. N Dahmani vs L Vajda  0-1191991Ch World (cadets)C57 Two Knights
2. F Vallejo Pons vs L Vajda  1-0551993Wch U12C73 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
3. A Gershon vs L Vajda  1-0371994WYFWC Szeged B14(8)C53 Giuoco Piano
4. T Samulevicius vs L Vajda  ½-½361994Ch Europe (cadets) (under 14)C53 Giuoco Piano
5. R Babici vs L Vajda  0-1311995Bucharest (Romania)C45 Scotch Game
6. L Vajda vs Aronian  ½-½531995BucharestB22 Sicilian, Alapin
7. L Vajda vs Aronian  ½-½301995Wch U14 Rapid DisneyB50 Sicilian
8. R Benares vs L Vajda  0-1401996Ch World (cadets) (under 16)C55 Two Knights Defense
9. L Vajda vs M S Tseitlin 0-1391996Budapest MatchB12 Caro-Kann Defense
10. Nisipeanu vs L Vajda  1-0301996ROM-chE92 King's Indian
11. L Vajda vs A Kovacevic  0-1401997Bucharest primaverB22 Sicilian, Alapin
12. L Vajda vs Kasimdzhanov  ½-½421997Wch U20C05 French, Tarrasch
13. L Vajda vs Sherzer  1-0401998HUN-chT 9899C45 Scotch Game
14. J Stocek vs L Vajda  0-1291998Budapest Nyar-AA15 English
15. A Yegiazarian vs L Vajda  1-0331998Ciocaltea memA45 Queen's Pawn Game
16. L Vajda vs Aronian  0-1421998Ciocaltea memB22 Sicilian, Alapin
17. P Lukacs vs L Vajda  ½-½441999It (cat.8), Budapest (Hungary)E97 King's Indian
18. L Vajda vs Hoang Thanh Trang  ½-½311999It (cat.8), Budapest (Hungary)C05 French, Tarrasch
19. Csom vs L Vajda  ½-½161999It (cat.8), Budapest (Hungary)E67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
20. Radjabov vs L Vajda  ½-½431999It (cat.8), Budapest (Hungary)A04 Reti Opening
21. L Vajda vs C Horvath  0-1591999It (cat.8), Budapest (Hungary)B22 Sicilian, Alapin
22. L Vajda vs O Boricsev  1-0501999It (cat.8), Budapest (Hungary)B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
23. S Vajda vs L Vajda ½-½111999It (cat.8), Budapest (Hungary)C68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
24. Miroshnichenko vs L Vajda  1-0401999It (cat.8), Budapest (Hungary)B52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
25. L Vajda vs A Toth  1-0441999It (cat.8), Budapest (Hungary)B83 Sicilian
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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.
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