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Andras Adorjan
Number of games in database: 1,478
Years covered: 1963 to 2000
Last FIDE rating: 2504
Highest rating achieved in database: 2565

Overall record: +412 -199 =860 (57.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 7 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (117) 
    B44 B30 B31 B43 B47
 English, 1 c4 e5 (71) 
    A29 A21 A27 A26 A28
 Ruy Lopez (66) 
    C69 C92 C77 C63 C68
 English, 1 c4 c5 (59) 
    A30 A36 A33 A34 A35
 English (55) 
    A10 A16 A14 A18 A19
 King's Indian (47) 
    E80 E67 E62 E69 E92
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (170) 
    B81 B32 B33 B84 B40
 Queen's Indian (86) 
    E15 E12 E14 E17 E16
 Grunfeld (79) 
    D86 D85 D70 D92 D91
 English, 1 c4 c5 (70) 
    A36 A30 A37 A39 A32
 Sicilian Scheveningen (65) 
    B81 B84 B80 B83 B82
 Caro-Kann (43) 
    B17 B14 B12 B10 B13
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   A Kosten vs Adorjan, 1988 0-1
   Miles vs Adorjan, 1979 0-1
   Adorjan vs G Glatt, 1982 1-0
   Adorjan vs Ribli, 1979 1-0
   L Spassov vs Adorjan, 1977 0-1
   Nunn vs Adorjan, 1975 0-1
   Adorjan vs M Fuller, 1975 1-0
   Huebner vs Adorjan, 1980 1/2-1/2
   Adorjan vs S Reuben, 1973 1-0
   P Petran vs Adorjan, 1985 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Budapest Interzonal Playoff (1979)
   London (1975)
   Riga Interzonal (1979)
   Hastings 1973/74 (1973)
   Toluca Interzonal (1982)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Black is OK! by Andras Adorjan by suenteus po 147
   Black is Still OK! by PhilFeeley
   Hastings 1973/74 by suenteus po 147
   Banja Luka 1979 by suenteus po 147
   Wijk aan Zee Hoogovens 1984 by suenteus po 147
   Toluca Interzonal 1982 by Tabanus
   Toluca Interzonal 1982 by suenteus po 147
   Biel 1983 by suenteus po 147

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(born Mar-31-1950, 67 years old) Hungary
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András Adorján was born in Budapest as András Jocha. He adopted his mother's surname Adorján in 1968. Awarded the IM title in 1970 and the GM title in 1973, he was a Candidate in 1980 but was eliminated by Robert Huebner (+1, =7, -2). He was also European Junior Champion in 1969-70 and Hungarian Champion in 1973 (jointly), 1992 and 1993. He finished 2nd behind Anatoly Karpov at the World Junior Championship in 1969 and has won 1st prizes at Budapest 1982, Gjřvik 1983, Esbjerg 1985 and the New York Open 1987. Adorján is also an International Arbiter (1994).

Wikipedia article: András Adorján

Last updated: 2017-02-19 08:07:31

 page 1 of 60; games 1-25 of 1,478  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Szabo vs Adorjan 0-1271963BudapestC89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
2. J Flesch vs Adorjan  ½-½191966HungaryE60 King's Indian Defense
3. P Dely vs Adorjan  ½-½251966HUN-chA16 English
4. Adorjan vs J Pogats  ½-½161966HungaryB27 Sicilian
5. L Prelovszky vs Adorjan  ½-½751966HungaryC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
6. I Polgar vs Adorjan  ½-½541966HungaryA38 English, Symmetrical
7. Adorjan vs J Hajtun  ½-½171966HungaryB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
8. J Tompa vs Adorjan  ½-½261966HungaryC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
9. Adorjan vs G Kluger  1-0471966HUN-chC45 Scotch Game
10. P Dely vs Adorjan  1-0251966HungaryA16 English
11. Adorjan vs G Szilagyi  1-0301966HungaryB57 Sicilian
12. E Haag vs Adorjan  ½-½291966HungaryC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
13. K Honfi vs Adorjan 0-1691966HungaryE60 King's Indian Defense
14. Adorjan vs G Barcza  ½-½201966HungaryB10 Caro-Kann
15. Adorjan vs F Portisch  0-1271966HungaryC18 French, Winawer
16. E Varnusz vs Adorjan  1-0281966HungaryE60 King's Indian Defense
17. Adorjan vs L Kovacs  ½-½341966HungaryC85 Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD)
18. Adorjan vs Csom 0-1451966HungaryB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
19. Adorjan vs L Sapi  ½-½231966HungaryB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
20. T Besztercsenyi vs Adorjan  0-1711966HungaryC85 Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD)
21. Adorjan vs Sveshnikov 0-1321967HUN-RSFSRB33 Sicilian
22. Sveshnikov vs Adorjan  1-0201967HUN-RSFSRC45 Scotch Game
23. Adorjan vs Kurajica 1-0211967JugoslavijaB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
24. Adorjan vs H Dudek 1-0261967EU-ch U18 sf 6768B89 Sicilian
25. Adorjan vs Karpov ½-½101967Groningen Ech-jr fin (03)C69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 6.d4
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Oct-27-07  Giancarlo: Got em.
Oct-27-07  Giancarlo: I have about 73,300 + reults to date (its been 2 years, I think.)
Oct-27-07  Open Defence: <Giancarlo> if you are still running the survey

1) b)
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3) c)
4) 1750-1800 (I managed 1900+ on a corresspondence chess site for 1 1/2 years) 5) b)
6) c)
7) b)
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9) b)
10) f)

actually on point 5 I play mostly corresspondence chess.. but between standard and blitz I play more standard chess

Jul-02-08  ravel5184: <Giancarlo>

1. a
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4. 1500
5. a
6. a
7. c
8. a
9. b
10. b

Jul-02-08  ravel5184: <Open Defence> If you like correspondence chess take a look at my chessforum! <Visit the House of Chess today!> I am hosting as many correspondence games at once as anyone wants!
Jul-19-08  myschkin: Interview:
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  Absentee: <Giancarlo>
1) a
2) a
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4) none
5) a
6) a
7) c
8) b
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  wordfunph: Happy Birthday GM Andras Adorjan! You're one of the best! Black is REALLY Ok!!!
Mar-31-09  WhiteRook48: Happy birthday!
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  wordfunph: Happy Birthday GM Andras Adorjan! You're one of the best! Black is REALLY Ok!!!
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  GrahamClayton: Why did Adojan play under the name Jocha in his youth?
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  wwall: He was born Andras Jocha in 1950 and changed his name to Andras Adorjan around 1970. He took his new name after Andras Adorjan, an internationally acclaimed concert flutist from Hungary, born in 1944.
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  wordfunph: 1994 Alushta: According to GM Mikhail Golubev, before the start of the tournament, GM Andras Adorjan proposed to play all his games with black. After some reflection, the other participants refused to support the idea. In the end, all three non-drawn games involving Adorjan were won by black.
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  Penguincw: Happy Birthday POTD!
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  ketchuplover: and may it be better than black :)
Mar-31-12  King Death: Thanks for providing us with an entertaining writing style instead of dry technical reading. There's enough of that out there and a change is always good.

Happy Birthday!

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  whiteshark: "You go through a lot of things in a game, let alone your entire life. <I was even suspended by the Hungarian Chess Federation in January 1995 for ridiculous reasons, < using a witness who could travel to the zonal tournament soon after that >> - TO FILL THE VACANCY CREATED BY MY SUSPENSION

I sued them later of course, and received moral and financial compensation as a result. One of their charges happened to be true: I did name my dog after Gyula Horn, who was Prime Minister at that time. After the Hungarian uprising of 1956 was suppressed by the Russians, Horn was in a Communist detachment hunting for people who were still fighting for freedom against all odds. He's dead now. My dog, I mean, not the one-time Prime Minister. <I was forbidden to play in tournaments for a year and a half.> There is no reason to complain, though, worse things happen at sea. My father, for one, enjoyed <Russian hospitality> in Siberia for 3 years after the world war... "

-- Andras Adorjan, "Black is OK forever!", Batsford 2005, p 185

Any background available on the 1995 events?

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  FSR: Adorjan in his <Black is OK!> series of books hotly disputed the idea that White has any meaningful advantage. Yet even his personal statistics show him scoring better with White than Black. Using ChessBase, I compiled a "Dossier" on him. In 869 games as White, he scored 60%; in 911 games as Black, he scored 55%.
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  eternaloptimist: Happy birthday to GM Adorjan! I remember when his book "Black is OK!" came out back in '89. It was really popular back then but of course some people disagree w/ his views in this book. He took the "Black is OK!" theme further by writing 3 more books based on it.
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  wordfunph: "To get my mind off chess, I like to listen to music or read a book, and making love is a good idea too!"

- Andras Adorjan

Source: New In Chess Magazine 1986 #2

Feb-22-16  epistle: It is true. Black is OK Forever---

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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Andras Adorjan.
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  ketchuplover: I think he should move to Oklahoma :)
Mar-30-17  Ironmanth: Happy birthday, Grandmaster! Saw you play, and win, in the '87 New York Open. Thanks for your passion for our wonderful game.
Mar-30-17  henjutsu: <Yet even his personal statistics show him scoring better with White than Black. Using ChessBase, I compiled a "Dossier" on him. In 869 games as White, he scored 60%; in 911 games as Black, he scored 55%.>

That could be related to self-fulfilling prophecy, with players giving up faster and not looking for winning moves as eagerly because they assume themselves to be worse as black from the start.

If he plays equally well with both sides, we shouldn't expect him to have an equal ratio against other players and their trends.

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