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Andras Adorjan
Number of games in database: 1,475
Years covered: 1963 to 2000
Last FIDE rating: 2504
Highest rating achieved in database: 2565

Overall record: +412 -198 =858 (57.3%)*
   * 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 B43 B31 B47
 English, 1 c4 e5 (71) 
    A29 A21 A27 A26 A28
 Ruy Lopez (66) 
    C69 C77 C92 C63 C62
 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 (169) 
    B81 B32 B33 B40 B84
 Queen's Indian (86) 
    E15 E12 E17 E14 E16
 Grunfeld (79) 
    D85 D86 D92 D70 D94
 English, 1 c4 c5 (70) 
    A36 A30 A37 A39 A32
 Sicilian Scheveningen (65) 
    B81 B84 B82 B80 B83
 Caro-Kann (43) 
    B17 B14 B12 B10 B13
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   A Kosten vs Adorjan, 1988 0-1
   Adorjan vs Karpov, 1967 1/2-1/2
   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

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   London (1975)
   Budapest Interzonal Playoff (1979)
   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
   Toluca Interzonal 1982 by Tabanus
   Wijk aan Zee Hoogovens 1984 by suenteus po 147
   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 59; games 1-25 of 1,475  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Szabo vs Adorjan 0-1271963BudapestC89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
2. Adorjan vs J Pogats  ½-½161966HUN-chB27 Sicilian
3. L Prelovszky vs Adorjan  ½-½751966HUN-chC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
4. I Polgar vs Adorjan  ½-½541966HUN-chA38 English, Symmetrical
5. Adorjan vs J Hajtun  ½-½171966HUN-chB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
6. J Tompa vs Adorjan  ½-½261966HUN-chC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
7. K Honfi vs Adorjan 0-1691966HUN-chE60 King's Indian Defense
8. Adorjan vs G Szilagyi  1-0301966HUN-chB57 Sicilian
9. P Dely vs Adorjan  ½-½251966HUN-chA16 English
10. E Haag vs Adorjan  ½-½291966HUN-chC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
11. E Varnusz vs Adorjan  1-0281966HUN-chE60 King's Indian Defense
12. Adorjan vs G Barcza  ½-½201966HUN-chB10 Caro-Kann
13. Adorjan vs F Portisch  0-1271966HUN-chC18 French, Winawer
14. Adorjan vs G Kluger  1-0471966HUN-chC45 Scotch Game
15. Adorjan vs L Kovacs  ½-½341966HUN-chC85 Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD)
16. Adorjan vs Csom 0-1451966HUN-chB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
17. Adorjan vs L Sapi  ½-½231966HUN-chB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
18. T Besztercsenyi vs Adorjan  0-1711966HUN-chC85 Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD)
19. J Flesch vs Adorjan  ½-½191966HUN-chE60 King's Indian Defense
20. Sveshnikov vs Adorjan  1-0201967HUN-RSFSRC45 Scotch Game
21. Adorjan vs Kurajica 1-0211967JugoslavijaB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
22. Adorjan vs Sveshnikov 0-1321967HUN-RSFSRB33 Sicilian
23. Adorjan vs H Dudek 1-0261967EU-ch U18 sf 6768B89 Sicilian
24. Adorjan vs Karpov ½-½101967Groningen Ech-jr fin (03)C69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
25. L S Tate vs Adorjan  0-1241967EU-ch U18 sf 6768D81 Grunfeld, Russian Variation
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Aug-19-05  WMD: <BLACK is OK forever! is filled with a lot of concepts, ideas, philosophy, psychology, and of course real chess games and analysis. I enjoyed reading this book, and even went through it twice. I can recommend it for all chess players who are looking for a good chess ‘read’, or those who want some inspiration playing black; the author promises no nonsense and he lives up to his promise. Andras Adorjan in his 2005 BLACK is OK forever! is by far better writer than the Andras Adorjan in the 1988 Black is OK! BLACK is OK forever! is an extremely valuable book, worth far more than its price. BUY IT!>

Do you have a comprehension problem?

Aug-20-05  Giancarlo: <WMD>, no I don't have a comprehension problem, although I think I might have failed reading comprehension :-).

I was talking about on a more global scale, that people don't just say, "oh, his book says this, and that is right and really good."

The topic needs serious attention, and I think the chess world would vastly improve at all category's, master and junior, if people thought differently.

Aug-21-05  Giancarlo: RE:My game:I'm gonna post it here so it doesn't get lost in the Kibitzers cafe :-)

Hi all.
A game of mine as played about 2 months ago, maybe 1, and I was planning on posting it here, but I always forget. I'm not going to post the game, but a position from the game. I analyzed the position later to try and read all the lines. The position is: <White(Me):>


The move played:(White to Move)


<The Lines>

<a)>1..fxe6 2.rxf6+ Bxf6 3.rxf6+ kg7 4.Qf7++ (3..ke7 4.Qf7+ Kd8 5.rxe6 )

<b)>1..Qd7 2.rxf6

<c)> 1..Qc7 2.d6

<d)> 1..rh7 2.Bf5 rh8 3.Bg6 (2..rg7 3.Qxh6)

(d1) 3..fxg6 4.Qxg6
[d1A]4..Qc7 5.rxf6+ Bxf6 6.rxf6+ Kd7 7.rf7+
[d1B]4..Qd7 5.rxf6+
[d1C]4..rg8 5.rxf6+ Bxf6 6.rxf6+ Qxf6 7.Qxf6+ [d1D]4..kd7 5.rxf6---6.Qf7++

(d2)3..Qc7 4.rxf6 Bxf6 5.rxf6
[d2A]5..Qc1+ 6.Kg2 Qc2+ 7.Kh3 Qc8+ 8.g4
[d2B]5..Kg8 6.Bxf7+
[d2C]5..Ke8 6.rxf7 (6..Qc1+ 7.Kg2 Qc2+ 8.Kh3 Qc8+ 9.Bf5)

I did the analysis with my bare mind, so I'm asking anyone who's intrested to look over my analysis, correct any wrong lines, point out any more lines, etc.

I think I'm right, but I also think I can beat Kasparov :-)

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  tpstar: <Giancarlo> Good job. You clearly built up an overwhelming positional advantage for your Pawn, and 1. Be6! is a great shot.

<a> is very nice, but continue 3 ... Ke7 4. Qf7+ Kd8 5. Rxe6 and now Black's best is 5 ... Qd7 6. Qf6+ Kc7 7. Re7 Rhd8, so you win the Queen for 2 Rooks, but then 8. Qxe5+ Kc8/Kb6 9. Rxd7 Rxd7 10. Qxd4/+ is an easy win. Black also has 5 ... Qxe6!? 6. dxe6 Kc8 7. Qd7+ Kb8 8. e7 wins.

<b> should be 1 ... Qe7 2. Rxf6.

<c> is cute - 1 ... Qc7 2. d6! wins.

<d> becomes problematic. Just because the Rh7 is attacked does NOT mean it must move. Black's best is 2. Bf5 Kg7 giving up the exchange to chop wood = 3. Bxh7 Kxh7. You can still pry it open with 4. g4 but then 4 ... Qf8 holds by a thread = 5. Rxf6!? Bxf6 6. Rxf6 Kg8 7. Rxh6 Qg7, and not 4 ... Rc8?? 5. Qf5+.

Otherwise your <d> lines are good until <d2C> when 6 ... Qc1+ should be met by 7. Rf1+ winning.

Keep studying and you'll surely beat Kasparov. =)

Aug-21-05  Giancarlo: ahh <tpstar>, the only one brave enough to tackl the problem! You brave soul you!

Thanks alot, I'll go over your revisions. I agree that the <D> options is where things get tricky. Thanks.

Aug-28-05  Giancarlo: Hello all. The following is a joint survey with a friend that we are conducting for the soul purpose of research. There are no abstract questions, or contradicting questions, ie-who is the best player of all time? Please take some tome to carefully answer.

There are no other answers that you can use apart from the ones given. Please leave no answers blank. Thank you. Please answer as so: IE- 1) b 2) c etc...

Lets start!

1)I prefer to open with:

a) 1.e4
b) 1.d4
c) 1.nf3
d) c4
e) I mix it up
f) Other

2) I prefer:

a) Open positions
b) Closed poisitions
c) Neutral

3) I consider myself:

a) An attacker (IE-Tal)
b) A careful, defensive player (IE-Karpov, for the sake of an example.)

c) Careful, but can attack when needed

4) My rating, or estimated rating is:

5) I play the majority of my game (60%+):

a) Blitz variety
b) Standard variety
c) Both 50/50

6) I prefer:

a) The white pieces
b) The black pieces
c) Neutral

7) My view on the white pieces is that:

a) They hold a distinct edge over the black pieces
b) They hold no advantage
c) They hold a 'slim' edge over the black pieces

8) I:

a) Draw more games then I win
b) Win more games then I draw

9) I prefer:

a) The unclear sacrifice to the slightly advantegeous endgame for me. b) Vice-Versa

10) I have been playing chess for:

a) 1-2 years
b) 3-5 years
c) 6-10 years
d) 11-15 years
e) 16-20 years
f) 20+ years

Thank you for you time,


I'll give the results along with others surveyed elsewhere when the time is right!

Aug-28-05  jamesmaskell: <Giancarlo> 1a 2a 3b 4 Chessmaster 10th Edition says about 800, I reckon closer to 1000. 5a (although Id prefer to play slower) 6a, 7c 8b (Only had one draw and that was a very tough game) 9b, 10b but properly less than one year.
Aug-28-05  RSD770: <the soul purpose >

I think you mean <the sole purpose>

Aug-28-05  RSD770: Why did you post the survey in this thread? A better place might be The Kibitzer's Cafe
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  Joshka: <Giancarlo> 1. (e) 2. (c) 3. (c) 4. been staying in the 1300-1500 rating 5. (c) 6. (c) 7. (b) 8. (b) 9. (b) 10. (c)
Premium Chessgames Member
  tpstar: <G> 1 = a; 2 = a; 3 = b; 4 = 2100; 5 = a; 6 = b; 7 = c; 8 = b; 9 = b; 10 = f ;>D
Aug-28-05  Memoria: 1: e. 2: c. 3: a. 4: -600. 5: b. 6: c. 7: b. 8: b. 9: b. 10: e.
Aug-28-05  shortsight: 1a 2a 3a 4=~2000 5a 6c 7c 8b 9a 10d (started tourney play in 97 to 03, inactive due to work)
Aug-29-05  VishyFan: 1) a; 2) c; 3) b; 4) 1600 - 1800; 5) b; 6) a; 7) c; 8) b; 9) b; 10) c
Aug-29-05  pantlko: <Giancarlo>
4)1600 -1800
5) c
6) a
8) b
9) a
10) c

Aug-29-05  nikolaas: 1) a
2) b
3) a
4) 1000
5) a
6) c
7) b
8) b
9) a
10)b (I play serious chess about that long. I knew the rules earlier.)
Aug-29-05  WMD: Take this trash to the Kibitzer's Cafe.
Aug-29-05  tintin: Shut up please WMD- can you imagine how crowded and cluttered it would become. By the way, my answers. 1) a 2) c 3) c 4) 1350 5) a 6) c 7) c 8) b but only just- I usually draw when I play good people! 9) b 10) c

Please put on the results when finished.

Aug-29-05  zarra: <Giancarlo>
1. a
2. a
3. a
4. about 1400
5. a
6. a
7. c
8. b
9. a
10. a
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  tpstar: <G> WMD has a point because this page should be reserved for specific discussions about this player. I seriously doubt Andras Adorjan would mind (he'd probably appreciate the attention lol) but we should move this somewhere else.

You could always use my page for compositions and projects = Tony Palmer

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  TheAlchemist: 1)a
4)I oscillate between 1550-1600, although this is my local rating (standard chess) and I can't fall below 1500 :-)

8)a, and I lose even more :-)
9)a, always :-)
10)a, seriously, I have known the rules longer

Aug-29-05  Giancarlo: my turn :-)


Aug-29-05  percyblakeney: Maybe something like:

1) c
2) c
3) c
4) 1700?
5) a
6) b
7) c
8) b
9) a
10) f

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  Gypsy: <   Giancarlo>

1)I prefer to open with: not a) ... I will use practically anything, but 1.e4. That too may change, but it has not yet. (Ok, I will not play 1.g4.)

a) 1.e4
b) 1.d4
c) 1.nf3
d) c4
e) I mix it up
f) Other

2) I prefer: c) Neutral (I used to naturally prefer closed positions. But I noted that I play open positions rather well when out of opening and the game has already taken a form... Thus I like open positions as well now.)

3) I consider myself: b) A careful, defensive player (IE-Karpov, for the sake of an example.)

4) My rating, or estimated rating is: 2000+ (I was about that some 20+ years ago; I should be stronger now, but without realy competing, who knows...)

5) I play the majority of my game (60%+): b) Standard variety (99.9%)

6) I prefer: b) The black pieces (say, 60% of time; but I get in mood for playing with White often enough)

7) My view on the white pieces is that: a) They hold a distinct edge over the black pieces

8) I: b) Win more games then I draw

9) I prefer: b) Vice-Versa (endgame wins with me. But I do love playing even game with uneven material ...)

10) I have been playing chess for: f) 20+ years

Aug-29-05  iron maiden: 1. a
2. c
3. c
4. have none
5. c
6. a
7. c
8. b
9. b
10. d
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