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.
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
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Genius in the Background (Karolyi/Aplin) by Qindarka
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Last updated: 2018-01-09 07:31:40
(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
| page 1 of 16; games 1-25 of 385
|1. K Honfi vs J Pogats
|| ||½-½||16||1950||Hungary-ch Budapest||C35 King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham|
|2. K Honfi vs A Vajda
|| ||1-0||28||1950||Budapest||B88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack|
|3. Szabo vs K Honfi
||1-0||26||1950||Budapest HUN ch||D02 Queen's Pawn Game|
|4. K Honfi vs F Koberl
|| ||0-1||60||1950||HUN-ch 06th||B09 Pirc, Austrian Attack|
|5. Szabo vs K Honfi
|| ||1-0||34||1950||Budapest||B14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack|
|6. J Balogh vs K Honfi
|| ||½-½||36||1950||HUN-ch 06th||A07 King's Indian Attack|
|7. G Barcza vs K Honfi
|| ||1-0||51||1950||HUN-ch 06th||A28 English|
|8. K Honfi vs G Kluger
|| ||1-0||58||1950||HUN-ch 06th||B73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical|
|9. A Ozsvath vs K Honfi
||0-1||56||1953||Budapest||B04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern|
|10. G Kluger vs K Honfi
|| ||0-1||45||1955||Budapest||D83 Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit|
|11. K Honfi vs Benko
||0-1||41||1955||Budapest||B88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack|
|12. Szabo vs K Honfi
|| ||½-½||41||1955||HUN ch||A34 English, Symmetrical|
|13. K Honfi vs P Dely
||1-0||31||1955||HUN-ch 11th||B32 Sicilian|
|14. G Negyesy vs K Honfi
||0-1||19||1955||Budapest||D84 Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit Accepted|
|15. K Honfi vs Bela Erdy
|| ||1-0||40||1955||Budapest||C55 Two Knights Defense|
|16. T Weinberger vs K Honfi
|| ||0-1||41||1955||Budapest||D71 Neo-Grunfeld|
|17. K Honfi vs Portisch
|| ||0-1||41||1955||HUN-ch 11th||B28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation|
|18. L Barczay vs K Honfi
|| ||0-1||33||1955||Budapest||C64 Ruy Lopez, Classical|
|19. T Florian vs K Honfi
|| ||1-0||41||1955||HUN-ch 11th||A16 English|
|20. K Honfi vs I Bilek
|| ||½-½||56||1955||HUN-ch 11th||B18 Caro-Kann, Classical|
|21. G Barcza vs K Honfi
|| ||½-½||79||1955||HUN-ch 11th||D94 Grunfeld|
|22. P Kuchta vs K Honfi
||0-1||18||1956||corr||D86 Grunfeld, Exchange|
|23. K Honfi vs Benko
|| ||½-½||11||1956||Alekhine Memorial||C41 Philidor Defense|
|24. Portisch vs K Honfi
||1-0||27||1956||Alekhine Memorial||D32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch|
|25. L Lengyel vs K Honfi
|| ||½-½||56||1956||Alekhine Memorial||A15 English|
| page 1 of 16; games 1-25 of 385
|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|
|Oct-25-07|| ||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): http://www.rochadekuppenheim.de/bub...
|Oct-16-11|| ||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.|
|Nov-07-15|| ||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
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