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Karoly Honfi
K Honfi 
Number of games in database: 385
Years covered: 1950 to 1995
Last FIDE rating: 2035
Highest rating achieved in database: 2390

Overall record: +125 -147 =113 (47.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (66) 
    B93 B88 B43 B20 B47
 Caro-Kann (19) 
    B18 B16 B12 B17 B13
 French Defense (14) 
    C02 C13 C16 C18 C15
 Sicilian Najdorf (13) 
    B93 B90 B91
 Two Knights (13) 
    C59 C57 C58 C56 C55
 Vienna Opening (13) 
    C26 C29 C27 C28
With the Black pieces:
 Grunfeld (30) 
    D94 D78 D97 D71 D86
 Ruy Lopez (22) 
    C81 C82 C73 C86 C80
 Sicilian (22) 
    B42 B27 B43 B32 B75
 King's Indian (15) 
    E60 E90 E67 E62 E94
 English (14) 
    A16 A13 A10 A15
 English, 1 c4 c5 (13) 
    A34 A39 A36 A37 A32
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   A Ozsvath vs K Honfi, 1953 0-1
   G Negyesy vs K Honfi, 1955 0-1
   K Honfi vs G Barcza, 1968 1-0
   Taimanov vs K Honfi, 1972 1/2-1/2
   Portisch vs K Honfi, 1963 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Sukhumi (1972)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Genius in the Background (Karolyi/Aplin) by Qindarka

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(born Oct-25-1930, died Aug-14-1996, 65 years old) Hungary

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Born and died in Budapest, Karoly Honfi was awarded the IM title in 1962. In tournaments he was 1st= at Timisoara 1972, 1st at Kecskemet 1975 and 1st at Pecs 1976. He was married to Lujza Honfi Gurszky.

Wikipedia article: Karoly Honfi

Last updated: 2018-01-09 07:31:40

 page 1 of 16; games 1-25 of 385  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. K Honfi vs J Pogats  ½-½161950Hungary-ch BudapestC35 King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham
2. K Honfi vs A Vajda  1-0281950BudapestB88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
3. Szabo vs K Honfi 1-0261950Budapest HUN chD02 Queen's Pawn Game
4. K Honfi vs F Koberl  0-1601950HUN-ch 06thB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
5. Szabo vs K Honfi  1-0341950BudapestB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
6. J Balogh vs K Honfi  ½-½361950HUN-ch 06thA07 King's Indian Attack
7. G Barcza vs K Honfi  1-0511950HUN-ch 06thA28 English
8. K Honfi vs G Kluger  1-0581950HUN-ch 06thB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
9. A Ozsvath vs K Honfi 0-1561953BudapestB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
10. G Kluger vs K Honfi  0-1451955BudapestD83 Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit
11. K Honfi vs Benko 0-1411955BudapestB88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
12. Szabo vs K Honfi  ½-½411955HUN chA34 English, Symmetrical
13. K Honfi vs P Dely 1-0311955HUN-ch 11thB32 Sicilian
14. G Negyesy vs K Honfi 0-1191955BudapestD84 Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit Accepted
15. K Honfi vs Bela Erdy  1-0401955BudapestC55 Two Knights Defense
16. T Weinberger vs K Honfi  0-1411955BudapestD71 Neo-Grunfeld
17. K Honfi vs Portisch  0-1411955HUN-ch 11thB28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
18. L Barczay vs K Honfi  0-1331955BudapestC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
19. T Florian vs K Honfi  1-0411955HUN-ch 11thA16 English
20. K Honfi vs I Bilek  ½-½561955HUN-ch 11thB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
21. G Barcza vs K Honfi  ½-½791955HUN-ch 11thD94 Grunfeld
22. P Kuchta vs K Honfi 0-1181956corrD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
23. K Honfi vs Benko  ½-½111956Alekhine MemorialC41 Philidor Defense
24. Portisch vs K Honfi 1-0271956Alekhine MemorialD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
25. L Lengyel vs K Honfi  ½-½561956Alekhine MemorialA15 English
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Kibitzer's Corner
Oct-29-05  Eastfrisian: Honfi died already on 14.08.1996. in the years 1958 and 1962 he was a member of the Hungarian team on the chess olympiades.

He had already the GM-norm, but was awarded at that time only the IM-title. He never became a GM.

Oct-25-06  BIDMONFA: Karoly Honfi

HONFI, Karoly

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  whiteshark: There is a biography in Hungarian language:

György und Négyesi Honfi:
<Honfi Nagymester (1930-1996)> Softback 248 S., Zalaegerszeg 2000, Fr. 30.-

short review (in German):

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  wordfunph: IM Karoly Honfi represented Hungary in two Olympiads:

1958 Munich = +3=5-2
1962 Varna = +6=3-3

excerpt from Karolyi/Aplin's book Genius in the Background..

<Honfi was an honourable man, and it is rather ironic that his honesty may have contributed to his failure to become a grandmaster. Other players have told me of a tournament where he needed to win his last game to secure the title. His Yugoslav opponent offered to make an 'arrangement' but Honfi refused. In the game he was close to winning, but he spoiled the position in time trouble.>

Nov-19-14  ljfyffe: Member of CC Oympiad IV (1962-1964) team.
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  zanzibar: There is a nice page, w photos, of him here (in Hungarian):

He did become a Hungarian GM in 1966. Only in 1975 did he achieve his first FIDE norm. As for the FIDE GM title:

<Not bitter at all races with renewed vigor went into battle, but while the world has changed, the circuit races ousted the Swiss system tournament, making it difficult for older job, execution is the norm. While some frequently used unfair means to this end, he refused to do so. "What good is a title that is bought?" - He asked, often he said. At the time, this view was not alone ...>

Nov-28-15  ljfyffe: Honfi finished 8th in the IV Final of the 1984-1992 Ladies CC World Championship, scoring 6.5/13.
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