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Tibor Tolnai
Number of games in database: 119
Years covered: 1982 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2442 (2440 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2500

Overall record: +32 -34 =53 (49.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (20) 
    B43 B33 B32 B90 B80
 Ruy Lopez (10) 
    C92 C80 C65 C71 C99
 French Defense (9) 
    C07 C05 C09 C11 C04
 French Tarrasch (8) 
    C07 C09 C05 C04
 Sicilian Scheveningen (4) 
    B80 B81 B82
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (4) 
    C92 C99 C85
With the Black pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (12) 
    A46 E10 E00 A41 A40
 Sicilian (10) 
    B77 B52 B22 B76 B42
 English, 1 c4 c5 (7) 
    A33 A39 A36 A38 A30
 Sicilian Dragon (5) 
    B77 B76 B74
 Modern Benoni (5) 
    A67 A62 A73 A70
 Reti System (5) 
    A04 A05
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Psakhis vs Tolnai, 1989 0-1
   Tolnai vs V Malakhov, 1995 1/2-1/2

   🏆 TCh-HUN 2016-17
   Z Medvegy vs Tolnai (Feb-12-17) 1-0

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(born Sep-23-1964, 54 years old) Hungary

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Grandmaster (1990)

 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 119  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. B Perenyi vs Tolnai  0-1491982HUN-ch BudapestC31 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
2. Tolnai vs B Perenyi  ½-½391985Kecskemet opE97 King's Indian
3. T Kebbekus vs Tolnai  0-1241986Dortmund opA36 English
4. A Fauland vs Tolnai  ½-½561986Balatonbereny opA46 Queen's Pawn Game
5. Tolnai vs Pinter  1-0621987Ch Hungary (team)C99 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin,
6. Tolnai vs Smagin  0-1321987VoronezC76 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, Fianchetto Variation
7. Tolnai vs Balashov  ½-½351987Kotov MemorialC71 Ruy Lopez
8. S Kindermann vs Tolnai  ½-½181988It (cat.10)C26 Vienna
9. Tolnai vs Dzindzichashvili  0-1361988St John Open (2)B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
10. B Ivanovic vs Tolnai  1-0381988Saint John op-1B77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
11. Vaganian vs Tolnai  1-0471988Saint John op-2 ;CBM 06A13 English
12. Joel Benjamin vs Tolnai  ½-½681988St John Open (2)A17 English
13. Sherzer vs Tolnai  0-1461988Thessaloniki 46/275 Tolnai,TB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
14. Tolnai vs Uhlmann  ½-½771988It DebrecenC09 French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line
15. Tolnai vs W Schmidt  ½-½211988Dortmund-BC09 French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line
16. Tolnai vs Portisch  0-1341988HungaryC45 Scotch Game
17. L Christiansen vs Tolnai  ½-½431988St. John, New Brunswick, CanadaA52 Budapest Gambit
18. Tolnai vs Ivanchuk  ½-½241988DebrecenC24 Bishop's Opening
19. P Haba vs Tolnai  1-0461988Barcza memC91 Ruy Lopez, Closed
20. N Davies vs Tolnai  1-0391988Budapest TextaA05 Reti Opening
21. Tolnai vs Hertneck  ½-½601988Kecskemet DutepC05 French, Tarrasch
22. Hort vs Tolnai  ½-½431989Dortmund-AA67 Benoni, Taimanov Variation
23. Tolnai vs Kotronias  1-0401989Dortmund-AC61 Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense
24. Psakhis vs Tolnai 0-1291989Dortmund 47/259B76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
25. Tolnai vs P Van der Sterren  ½-½151989Budapest (Hungary)C50 Giuoco Piano
 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 119  PGN Download
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  Tabanus: GM Tibor Tolnai, Hungary, born 23 September 1964. Current rating 2470,

Played in the World Team Ch 1989 (2nd reserve) and in the 1990 olympiad (1st reserve). GM in 1990. Rating peak 2560 in 1998. ICC names: Tibor and BlueShark23

In 1998 he started to play poker, and is considered one of Europe's greats,


Biography: (in Polish)

Game not in cg database:

[Event "Stara Zagora zt-A"]
[Site "Stara Zagora"]
[Date "1990.02.??"]
[Round "4"]
[White "Georgiev, Kiril"]
[Black "Tolnai, Tibor"]
[WhiteElo "2605"]
[BlackElo "2490"]

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.Be3 Bg7 7.f3 Nc6 8.Qd2 O-O 9.Bc4 Bd7 10.h4 Ne5 11.Bb3 Rc8 12.O-O-O Nc4 13.Bxc4 Rxc4 14.h5 Nxh5 15.g4 Nf6 16.Bh6 Nxe4 17.Qe3 Rxc3 18.bxc3 Nf6 19.Bxg7 Kxg7 20.Rh2 Qc7 21.Ne2 Qc4 22.Rd4 Qxa2 23.Qxe7 Re8 24.Qxd6 Ba4 25.Rxa4 Qxa4 26.g5 Qa1+ 27.Kd2 Nh5 28.Qd7 Kf8 29.Qd6+ Kg8 30.Qd7 Rf8 31.Rh4 Qa5 32.Qe7 Ng7 33.Re4 Qd5+ 34.Nd4 Re8 35.Qc7 Rxe4 36.fxe4 Qxe4 37.Qb8+ Ne8 38.Qxa7 h5 39.gxh6 Kh7 40.Qb6 Kxh6 41.Nb5 Kh7 42.c4 g5 43.Qc5 Kg6 44.Qb6+ f6 45.Qd8 g4 46.Nc3 0-1

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  PhilFeeley: This game should be here:

[Event "AUT Team Ch 9596"]
[Site "AUT-chT 95/96 (05)"]
[Round "5"]
[Date "1995.??.??"]
[White "Korchnoi, Viktor"]
[Black "Tolnai, Tibor"]
[Result "0-1"]

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 c5 6.a3 Bxc3+ 7.bxc3 d5 8.cxd5 exd5 9.Ne2 b6 10.O-O Ba6 11.f3 Re8 12.Ng3 Bxd3 13.Qxd3 Nc6 14.Bb2 cxd4 15.cxd4 h5 16.Rae1 g6 17.e4 h4 18.Ne2 Nh5 19.e5 Ne7 20.g4 hxg3 21.hxg3 Qd7 22.g4 Ng7 23.Kf2 Rf8 24.Bc1 f5 25.exf6 Rxf6 26.Bg5 Rf7 27.Bxe7 Qxe7 28.Qxg6 Qxa3 29.Kg2 Re8 30.Ng1 Rxe1 31.Rxe1 Qb2+ 32.Re2 Qxd4 33.Nh3 Qc4 34.Re8+ Rf8 35.Re7 Qa2+ 36.Kg3 Qa1 37.f4 Qa3+ 0-1

The following position is from the game:

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The possible continuation:

1...Qa3+ 2. Kg2 Qxe7 3. Ng5 Qe2+

An alternative line is: ...Qa3+ 2. Kh2 Qxe7 3. Ng5 Qe2+ 4. Kg3 Qe1+ 5. Kg2 Qd2+ 6. Kh1 Qc1+ 7. Kg2 Qb2+ protects the knight. Black is now a rook up.

Sep-19-14  BIDMONFA: Tibor Tolnai


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