Zoltan von Balla
Number of games in database: 125
Years covered: 1904 to 1940
Overall record: +32 -47 =46 (44.0%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.
NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
Z von Balla vs A Ritzen, 1914 1-0
Z von Balla vs Szabo, 1940 1-0
Z von Balla vs Opocensky, 1922 1-0
Z von Balla vs J Schweiger, 1921 1-0
Z von Balla vs K Sterk, 1921 1-0
NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
Bad Pistyan (1912)
Bad Pistyan (1922)
GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
Budapest 1921 by suenteus po 147
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| page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 125
|1. Z von Balla vs Duras
|| ||0-1||44||1904||DSB-14.Kongress Hauptturnier A||C84 Ruy Lopez, Closed|
|2. Vidmar vs Z von Balla
|| ||0-1||21||1905||Vienna||C00 French Defense|
|3. L Forgacs vs Z von Balla
||1-0||38||1906||Ostend||D02 Queen's Pawn Game|
|4. Z von Balla vs L Forgacs
|| ||½-½||37||1906||Ostend||C92 Ruy Lopez, Closed|
|5. Rubinstein vs Z von Balla
|| ||½-½||51||1906||Ostend||D05 Queen's Pawn Game|
|6. Z von Balla vs P P Saburov
|| ||1-0||44||1906||Ostend||B21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4|
|7. W John vs Z von Balla
|| ||½-½||44||1906||Ostend||C68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange|
|8. Z von Balla vs Maroczy
|| ||½-½||66||1906||Ostend||C87 Ruy Lopez|
|9. G Marco vs Z von Balla
|| ||½-½||32||1906||Ostend||C78 Ruy Lopez|
|10. Z von Balla vs W Cohn
||1-0||36||1906||Ostend||C61 Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense|
|11. P F Johner vs Z von Balla
||1-0||32||1906||Ostend||D63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense|
|12. Z von Balla vs Fahrni
|| ||½-½||29||1906||Ostend||C72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O|
|13. Breyer vs Z von Balla
||0-1||35||1911||Budapest||C77 Ruy Lopez|
|14. Z von Balla vs L Asztalos
||1-0||53||1911||Main Tt Hun Chess Fed||C68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange|
|15. K Sterk vs Z von Balla
||1-0||32||1911||Main Tt Hun Chess Fed||C84 Ruy Lopez, Closed|
|16. Z von Balla vs Reti
||1-0||47||1911||Main Tt Hun Chess Fed||C79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred|
|17. Z von Balla vs M Brody
||1-0||56||1911||Main Tt Hun Chess Fed||C91 Ruy Lopez, Closed|
|18. Z von Balla vs K Havasi
|| ||1-0||33||1912||Temesvar||C66 Ruy Lopez|
|19. Breyer vs Z von Balla
|| ||½-½||55||1912||Temesvar||C50 Giuoco Piano|
|20. Spielmann vs Z von Balla
|| ||½-½||33||1912||Bad Pistyan||C01 French, Exchange|
|21. Z von Balla vs Salwe
|| ||½-½||31||1912||Bad Pistyan||C66 Ruy Lopez|
|22. Breyer vs Z von Balla
||1-0||14||1912||Bad Pistyan||C46 Three Knights|
|23. Z von Balla vs M Lowcki
|| ||1-0||40||1912||Bad Pistyan||C12 French, McCutcheon|
|24. Yates vs Z von Balla
|| ||½-½||46||1912||Bad Pistyan||C90 Ruy Lopez, Closed|
|25. Z von Balla vs Teichmann
||1-0||25||1912||Bad Pistyan||C87 Ruy Lopez|
| page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 125
|Jan-23-03|| ||Ashley: Does anyone know what the Balla Variation is? |
|Jan-27-03|| ||PVS: I do not know, but I would begin by looking at a monograph on the Ruy Lopez Closed if I wanted to know. |
|Jan-28-03|| ||Ashley: You were right, I found it. It is a long variation of the Lopez. |
|Jan-28-03|| ||refutor: i did a little digging up too...basically it's the position after 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 d6 8.c3 Na5 9.Bc2 c5 10.d4 Qc7 11.a4 almost the Tchigorin variation but not quite (no h3 for white, no O-O for black and white threw in a4). it's an interesting variation, but i'd likely play 10.h3 to stop ...Bg4 |
|Jan-28-03|| ||Ashley: Yes, that is what I found. |
|Dec-21-04|| ||Benzol: Zoltan von Balla
Born 31st August 1883 in Budapest
Died 1st April 1945 also in Budapest.
He was Hugarian champion in 1906 and shared the title in 1911.
|Aug-31-06|| ||Ziggurat: von Balla used to participate in many of the same tournaments as Breyer, and played some nice games with him. Although Breyer was stronger on the whole, von Balla was not so far behind him which makes their games interesting.|
|Aug-31-10|| ||BIDMONFA: Zoltan Von Balla|
VON BALLA, Zoltan
|Jan-08-11|| ||GrahamClayton: von Balla was one of the 36 players who competed in the 1906 Ostende tournament. He tied with Duras in Group A of Stage One with a score of 5/8, but did not progress to Stage 2 after a tie-break.|
What would have been galling for von Balla was that players with lower scores in Groups B, C and D advanced.
|Feb-22-11|| ||Maatalkko: Balla was a legit playa. He was competitive vs some of the best of his day. Perhaps, had the 19 year old Balla been luckier at Ostende, we would have heard more of him. Ostende helped launch Nimzowitsch's career.|
|Nov-02-13|| ||Karpova: Hungary arranged a tournament to decide the players of the 1924 Paris Chess Olympiad:|
1. Z von Balla 9.5
2. Havasi 8.5
3. Sterk 7.5
4-5. Andreas Steiner 7.0
4-5. Szigeti 7.0
So Hungary planned to send Balla, Havasi and Sterk. Additionally Dr. Vajda who couldn't participate in this tournament due to an illness. Possible reserve players are he brothers Steiner and Jakab. Abonyi will accompany them and give a 110-board Simul in Paris.
From page 189 of the July 1924 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'
For those interested, the 1924 Olympiad: http://www.olimpbase.org/1924x/1924...
|Jan-22-14|| ||Karpova: More information on http://www.edochess.ca/tournaments/...|
This was the Winter tournament of the Győri Sakkör (Győr Chess Club) which ended at the beginning of May, 1912.
It was split into 2 groups and this is the 1st group. It was a 7-player double round-robin tournament.
1. von Balla 9.5
2. Chalupetzky 8.5
3. Szekely 7.0
4-5. Balazs 6.5
4-5. Exner 6.5
6. Renyi 4.0
7. Meszey 0.0
Two important details: One game between von Balla and Balazs was not played and scored as a win for Balazs. Furthermore, Meszey withdrew from the tournament and all of his games were counted as losses.
Von Balla scored +9 -2 =1 (counted: loss from the game not played).
I add the result of the 2nd group:
1. Deutsch 10.5
2. Meller 8.0
3-4. Szvoboda 6.5
3-4. Herczeg 6.5
5. Fridrich 5.5
6. Weisz 4.0
7. Salgo 1.0
Source: Page 176 of the May-June 1912 'Wiener Schachzeitung'
|Aug-31-16|| ||morfishine: Wow, what a way to go: this guy apparently got run over by a tank. |
|Feb-05-17|| ||Stonehenge: Slightly better photo than BIDMONFA's:
|Jan-21-18|| ||zanzibar: Kingpin has this photograph:
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