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Gyozo Victor Forintos
Number of games in database: 464
Years covered: 1954 to 2001
Last FIDE rating: 2299
Highest rating achieved in database: 2445

Overall record: +132 -151 =181 (48.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Nimzo Indian (41) 
    E32 E39 E20 E38 E37
 King's Indian (37) 
    E70 E75 E77 E73 E65
 Modern Benoni (19) 
    A56 A57 A71 A65 A69
 English (17) 
    A14 A10 A16 A13 A15
 Grunfeld (13) 
    D97 D80 D78 D99 D81
 Reti System (9) 
    A04 A06
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (54) 
    B27 B42 B32 B43 B21
 Robatsch (28) 
 English, 1 c4 c5 (20) 
    A36 A34 A30 A37 A33
 Ruy Lopez (15) 
    C92 C95 C94 C64 C80
 French Defense (15) 
    C03 C02 C10 C01 C07
 Queen's Pawn Game (14) 
    A46 D02 A45 E10 E00
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   G Forintos vs V Tomovic, 1957 1-0
   G Forintos vs Browne, 1970 1-0
   G Forintos vs Karpov, 1973 1/2-1/2
   G Forintos vs Ribli, 1969 1-0
   G Forintos vs Larsen, 1967 1/2-1/2
   G Forintos vs M Bobotsov, 1964 1-0
   G Forintos vs Gligoric, 1969 1/2-1/2
   Huebner vs G Forintos, 1969 1/2-1/2
   G Forintos vs Spassky, 1975 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Monte Carlo (1968)
   Lone Pine (1976)
   Lone Pine (1975)
   Vidmar Memorial (1969)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Monte Carlo 1968 by Tabanus

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(born Jul-30-1935, 82 years old) Hungary

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Győző (Victor) Forintos was born in Budapest. Awarded the IM title in 1963 and the GM title in 1974, he was Hungarian Champion in 1968-69. In tournaments he was 1st at Baja 1971, 2nd after Vasily Smyslov at Reykjavik 1974 and 1st= at the Perpignan Open in 1987. He played on six Hungarian Olympiad teams during 1958-74 and his daughter is married to English GM Anthony Cornelis Kosten. Forintos is also an International Arbiter (1994).

Wikipedia article: Gy%C5%91z%C5%91 Forintos

 page 1 of 19; games 1-25 of 464  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Szabo vs G Forintos  ½-½321954HUN chD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
2. G Kluger vs G Forintos  1-0401954HUN-chE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
3. P Dely vs G Forintos  ½-½411954HUN-ch 10thA07 King's Indian Attack
4. J Pogats vs G Forintos  1-0421954BudapestB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
5. L Tipary vs G Forintos  1-0641954HUN-ch 10thA45 Queen's Pawn Game
6. G Forintos vs F Koberl  1-0341954HUN-ch 10thA60 Benoni Defense
7. F Koberl vs G Forintos  0-1431955Voros LobogoA10 English
8. G Forintos vs V Tomovic 1-0401957BelgradeA06 Reti Opening
9. G Forintos vs Tringov  0-1471957WchT U26 04thA14 English
10. F Blatny vs G Forintos  ½-½181957WchT U26 04thC02 French, Advance
11. Portisch vs G Forintos 1-0391958HUN-ch 13thD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
12. G Kluger vs G Forintos  ½-½291958HUN-ch 13thC03 French, Tarrasch
13. G Forintos vs M Bobotsov  1-0391958Asztalos Memorial 1stA36 English
14. Szabo vs G Forintos  ½-½431958Asztalos Memorial 1stA36 English
15. G Forintos vs E Paoli 0-1291958Asztalos Memorial 1stE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
16. J Kozma vs G Forintos  ½-½201958WchT U26 fin-A 05thA37 English, Symmetrical
17. G Forintos vs Wade  1-032195813th olm qual. group 3A04 Reti Opening
18. A A Thomson vs G Forintos  0-132195813th olm qual. group 3C01 French, Exchange
19. G Forintos vs M Succar 1-016195813th olm qual. group 3A39 English, Symmetrical, Main line with d4
20. G Forintos vs R Aldecoa  1-042195813th olm qual. group 3E65 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav, 7.O-O
21. P Martin vs G Forintos 1-034195813th olm qual. group 3E32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
22. G Forintos vs C Lemoine  1-027195813th olm final BE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
23. P Ravn vs G Forintos  0-140195813th olm final BE42 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein)
24. G Forintos vs L Joyner  1-039195813th olm final BE65 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav, 7.O-O
25. J Kostro vs G Forintos  0-127195813th olm final BB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
 page 1 of 19; games 1-25 of 464  PGN Download
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  Benzol: Gyozo Victor Forintos
Born 30th July 1935 in Budapest
Awarded the IM title in 1963 and the GM title in 1974 he was also Hungarian champion in 1968-69.
Jul-30-06  BIDMONFA: Gyozo V Forintos


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  wordfunph: A photo taken at the 1978 Benedictine tournament shows the Hungarian Grandmaster Gyozo Forintos playing Tony Kosten. Not many years later they were father-in-law and son-in-law!
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  wordfunph: GM Forintos turns 75 today, any news on him?
Jun-19-11  biglo: Co-author of Petroff's Defence (Batsford, 1983) with Ervin Haag
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  wordfunph: from Tibor Karolyi and Nick Aplin's book Genius in the Background..

<Grandmaster Forintos was a very strong player, but he was known for being very optimistic. Let me share with you one famous story about him. His opponent could have checkmated in two, so Forintos - rather cheekily one might think - offered a draw. His opponent declined, but missed the mate and went on to lose. After the game the Hungarian grandmaster remarked, "Next time I should not be so pessimistic...">

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  Annie K.: <Gyözö Victor Forintos>

Hmm... a couple of comments.

First, the correct accents are Győző, not Gyözö (both 'o's with double acute, not diaresis).

Second, 'Victor' is very unlikely to be his actual middle name, since it's a translation of the meaning of his first name. :)

Feb-28-15  Retireborn: <Annie> I thought it was not unusual for Hungarians to have a "German" name as well as a Hungarian one? Rudolf Reszo Charousek being the classical example.

Of course it's true that such names aren't really middle names in the Western sense.

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  Annie K.: Yes, Rezső (Rudolf) Charousek is exactly the same situation, with the more internationally-known "translation" Rudolf being used as a substitute for the difficult to pronounce Hungarian name Rezső, rather than being an actual middle name.

I think in these cases, it might be better to put the "translations" in parentheses, though:

Rezső (Rudolf) Charousek
Győző (Victor) Forintos

Thanks to the editor who fixed the accents! :)

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