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Gyozo Victor Forintos
Number of games in database: 463
Years covered: 1954 to 2001
Last FIDE rating: 2317
Highest rating achieved in database: 2445
Overall record: +132 -151 =180 (47.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

With the White pieces:
 Nimzo Indian (41) 
    E32 E39 E20 E38 E33
 King's Indian (36) 
    E75 E70 E77 E73 E62
 Modern Benoni (19) 
    A56 A57 A71 A69 A65
 English (17) 
    A14 A16 A10 A15 A17
 Grunfeld (13) 
    D97 D80 D78 D99 D81
 Queen's Gambit Declined (9) 
    D37 D38
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (54) 
    B27 B32 B42 B21 B36
 Robatsch (28) 
 English, 1 c4 c5 (20) 
    A36 A34 A37 A30 A33
 Queen's Pawn Game (18) 
    A46 E10 D02 A40 A45
 Ruy Lopez (15) 
    C92 C95 C94 C64 C77
 French Defense (15) 
    C03 C10 C01 C02 C07
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   G Forintos vs V Tomovic, 1957 1-0
   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 Karpov, 1973 1/2-1/2

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

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Hoogovens 33rd - Masters Group (1971) by zanzibar
   Monte Carlo 1968 by Tabanus

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(born Jul-30-1935, 80 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 463  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. G Forintos vs F Koberl  1-034 1954 HUN-ch 10thA60 Benoni Defense
2. P Dely vs G Forintos  ½-½41 1954 HUN-ch 10thA07 King's Indian Attack
3. L Tipary vs G Forintos  1-064 1954 HUN-ch 10thA45 Queen's Pawn Game
4. J Pogats vs G Forintos  1-042 1954 BudapestB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
5. G Kluger vs G Forintos  1-040 1954 HUN-chE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
6. Szabo vs G Forintos  ½-½32 1954 HUN chD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
7. F Koberl vs G Forintos  0-143 1955 Voros LobogoA10 English
8. G Forintos vs V Tomovic 1-040 1957 BelgradeA06 Reti Opening
9. G Forintos vs Tringov  0-147 1957 WchT U26 04thA14 English
10. F Blatny vs G Forintos  ½-½18 1957 WchT U26 04thC02 French, Advance
11. G Forintos vs Wade  1-032 1958 13th olm qual. group 3A04 Reti Opening
12. J Kostro vs G Forintos  0-127 1958 13th olm final BB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
13. P Martin vs G Forintos 1-034 1958 13th olm qual. group 3E32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
14. G Forintos vs G Kluger  1-042 1958 HUN-ch 14thD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
15. G Forintos vs A Gudmundsson  ½-½54 1958 13th olm final BE69 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line
16. G Forintos vs L Joyner  1-039 1958 13th olm final BE65 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav, 7.O-O
17. G Forintos vs R Aldecoa  1-042 1958 13th olm qual. group 3E65 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav, 7.O-O
18. G Kluger vs G Forintos  ½-½29 1958 HUN-ch 13thC03 French, Tarrasch
19. J Kozma vs G Forintos  ½-½20 1958 WchT U26 fin-A 05thA37 English, Symmetrical
20. L Hallstrom vs G Forintos  ½-½27 1958 13th olm final BB41 Sicilian, Kan
21. G Forintos vs M Bobotsov  1-039 1958 Asztalos memA36 English
22. Portisch vs G Forintos 1-039 1958 UngarnD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
23. P Ravn vs G Forintos  0-140 1958 13th olm final BE42 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein)
24. G Forintos vs M Succar 1-016 1958 13th olm qual. group 3A39 English, Symmetrical, Main line with d4
25. G Forintos vs F Roessel ½-½78 1958 13th olm final BA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
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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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