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Ivan Farago
  
Number of games in database: 812
Years covered: 1964 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2378 (2388 rapid, 2388 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2625

Overall record: +209 -174 =427 (52.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 2 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Grunfeld (49) 
    D93 D82 D97 D87 D98
 King's Indian (42) 
    E97 E94 E73 E75 E61
 Queen's Indian (41) 
    E12 E17 E15 E16 E13
 Nimzo Indian (33) 
    E21 E32 E46 E41 E39
 Modern Benoni (32) 
    A57 A61 A56 A67 A77
 Queen's Gambit Declined (27) 
    D37 D39 D31 D30 D38
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (134) 
    C05 C18 C19 C07 C00
 French Tarrasch (54) 
    C05 C07 C09 C03
 French Winawer (48) 
    C18 C19 C16 C15
 Queen's Indian (46) 
    E12 E15 E14 E17 E13
 Nimzo Indian (36) 
    E32 E46 E55 E48 E34
 Sicilian (33) 
    B42 B43 B40 B28 B46
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Sax vs I Farago, 1973 0-1
   I Farago vs I Zaitsev, 1980 1-0
   I Farago vs G Jacoby, 2002 1-0
   I Farago vs K Bjerring, 1989 1-0
   I Farago vs G Sigurjonsson, 1976 1-0
   G Makropoulos vs I Farago, 1988 0-1
   A Poulsen vs I Farago, 1981 0-1
   Leko vs I Farago, 1995 1/2-1/2
   G Cabrilo vs I Farago, 1984 1/2-1/2
   K Mokry vs I Farago, 1993 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Bundesliga 2013/14 (2013)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Amsterdam IBM 1976 by suenteus po 147
   Wijk aan Zee Hoogovens 1988 by suenteus po 147

RECENT GAMES:
   🏆 GRENKE Chess Open
   I Farago vs I Schneider (Apr-02-18) 1/2-1/2
   J N Riff vs I Farago (Apr-02-18) 1/2-1/2
   R Buhmann vs I Farago (Mar-30-18) 1-0
   I Farago vs C Horvath (Nov-26-17) 1/2-1/2
   G Nagy vs I Farago (Nov-25-17) 1-0

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IVAN FARAGO
(born Apr-01-1946, 72 years old) Hungary

[what is this?]
Iván Faragó was born in Budapest. He was awarded the IM title in 1974 and the GM title in 1976. He was 1st= at Halle 1978, 1st at Kecskemet 1979, 1st= (with Lajos Portisch) in the 1981 Hungarian Championship, 1st at Svendborg, 1st= at Bagneux 1983, 1st at Albena 1983, 1st= at Wijk aan Zee 1987 and 1st at Budapest 1987.

Wikipedia article: Iv%C3%A1n Farag%C3%B3


 page 1 of 33; games 1-25 of 812  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. I Farago vs Antoshin  1-0441964WchT U26 11th fin-AD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
2. I Farago vs Kurajica 0-1451965Wch U20 f-AE47 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3
3. Huebner vs I Farago  ½-½461965Wch U20C15 French, Winawer
4. I Farago vs G Kluger  0-1401965HUN-ch 20thB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
5. V Tukmakov vs I Farago 1-0271965Wch U20 f-AC05 French, Tarrasch
6. I Farago vs Portisch  ½-½361965HUN-ch 21stA53 Old Indian
7. I Farago vs G Kluger  ½-½301965HUN-ch 21stE97 King's Indian
8. Portisch vs I Farago  ½-½1011965HUN-ch 21stA93 Dutch, Stonewall, Botvinnik Variation
9. D Rivera vs I Farago 0-1401966Orebro Stud olm prelim6C18 French, Winawer
10. E Pantazi vs I Farago  ½-½411966Orebro Stud olm prelim6A07 King's Indian Attack
11. K B McAlpine vs I Farago  0-1301966Orebro Stud olm prelim6A97 Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky
12. I Farago vs O Jakobsen  0-1311966Orebro Stud olm fAA53 Old Indian
13. I Farago vs I Gat  0-1481966Orebro Stud olm fAE61 King's Indian
14. H Ree vs I Farago  1-0291966Orebro Stud olm fAA13 English
15. Hartston vs I Farago 1-0411966Orebro Stud olm fAA07 King's Indian Attack
16. I Radulov vs I Farago  1-0401966Orebro Stud olm fAD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
17. Szabo vs I Farago  1-0451967BudapestA04 Reti Opening
18. E Haag vs I Farago  1-0471967HUN-chC19 French, Winawer, Advance
19. N Kerins vs I Farago  0-1441967WchT U26A99 Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky Variation with b3
20. J Aijala vs I Farago  0-1411967WchT U26 14thC01 French, Exchange
21. G Kluger vs I Farago  ½-½201968HUN-chA97 Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky
22. I Farago vs Szabo  0-1461968HUNA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
23. Portisch vs I Farago  ½-½651968HUN-ch 24thA99 Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky Variation with b3
24. G Kluger vs I Farago  1-0301968BudapestC09 French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line
25. Adorjan vs I Farago 1-0211968HUN-ch 24thC16 French, Winawer
 page 1 of 33; games 1-25 of 812  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Oct-01-04  fasting: Does anybody know anything about mr. Farago?
Dec-29-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: Ivan Farago
Born 1st April 1946 in Budapest
Awarded the IM title in 1974 and the GM title 1976.
Apr-12-05  waddayaplay: His favourite approach to the gruenfeld the rather unusual Bf4 and e3.

Since I'm a French Player like him, I looked through his games with black, and found them to be very complicated.

Apr-12-05  WTHarvey: Here are some diagrams of critical positions from Ivan's games: http://www.wtharvey.com/fara.html
Apr-01-06  BIDMONFA: Ivan Farago

FARAGO, Ivan
http://www.bidmonfa.com/farago_ivan...
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Oct-10-09  nigelsnoru: F r o g g e r
Feb-09-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: He has played the second largest number of Class A games, after Viktor Kortschnoj.
Feb-04-12  King Death: < offramp: He has played the second largest number of Class A games, after Viktor Kortschnoj.>

To make GM both of these players must have had a few decent ones in spite of your ridiculous statement. Maybe one day you'll get within a light year or two of them in playing strength.

Feb-18-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: <King Death: < offramp: He has played the second largest number of Class A games, after Viktor Kortschnoj.> To make GM both of these players must have had a few decent ones in spite of your ridiculous statement. Maybe one day you'll get within a light year or two of them in playing strength.>

My source was Chessbase Megabase 2011. If you disagree you should inform Chessbase through its website at http://www.chessbase.com/

Feb-18-12  nummerzwei: This shows once more that Brits and Americans don't speak the same language.
Apr-01-13  waustad: IM Ulrich Schulze was not kind to Ivan Farago, passing his score for top Senior at the Neckar Open on his birthday. He had led that category for most of the tournament.
Sep-20-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: <offramp: <King Death: < offramp: He has played the second largest number of Class A games, after Viktor Kortschnoj.> To make GM both of these players must have had a few decent ones in spite of your ridiculous statement. Maybe one day you'll get within a light year or two of them in playing strength.>>

365.chess.com also suggests a large number of games. At their player profile http://www.365chess.com/players/Iva... there is this summary:

<Name: Ivan Farago
Federation: HUNGARY
Born: 1946
Title: Grand Master
ELO: 2428
Years: 1962 - 2014

<Wins: 1304 (36.25 %)
Draws: 1783 (49.57 %)
Losses: 510 (14.18 %)>

Score: 61.04 %>

That's about 3600 games. He's obviously quite the chess lover.

Sep-20-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: Farago actually has, at a minimum, <over> 3600 games, as none of the ten are included at 365chess from the 1984 Toronto International; I was his first-round opponent in a Queen's Indian.
Sep-20-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: Farago is probably a <real> chess professional - one who has to win prizes in order to eat and pay mortgages.

Another player I admire for his prefessionalism is Mark Hebden who seems to be playing non-stop; following European chess winds seeking a weekly wage.

How many games has he played? Even Hebden probably could not estimate...

Sep-20-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: Didn't Sly Stallone fight this guy in Rocky III?
Sep-21-14  waustad: Looking at chess-results.com, he has played for many different teams in Hungary and Austria. I would assume that he's also played in leagues in several other countries, but many leagues don't use the chess-results service. More is the pity, since it is usually a lot more convenient than what they choose instead.
Feb-16-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: http://en.chessbase.com/Portals/4/f... shows that he is between Korchnoi & Karpov in the most-active list; he has played 4263 games.
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