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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 in the database.

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 A65 A58 A69
 English (17) 
    A14 A10 A16 A15 A13
 Grunfeld (13) 
    D97 D80 D78 D99 D81
 Reti System (9) 
    A04 A06
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (54) 
    B27 B32 B42 B21 B36
 Robatsch (28) 
 English, 1 c4 c5 (20) 
    A36 A34 A33 A30 A37
 Queen's Pawn Game (16) 
    A46 D02 E10 A40 E00
 Ruy Lopez (15) 
    C92 C95 C94 C77 C64
 French Defense (15) 
    C03 C01 C07 C02 C10
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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 Karpov, 1973 1/2-1/2
   G Forintos vs M Bobotsov, 1964 1-0
   Huebner vs G Forintos, 1969 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?]
   Monte Carlo 1968 by Tabanus

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(born Jul-30-1935, 81 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. Szabo vs G Forintos  ½-½32 1954 HUN chD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
2. G Kluger vs G Forintos  1-040 1954 HUN-chE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
3. P Dely vs G Forintos  ½-½41 1954 HUN-ch 10thA07 King's Indian Attack
4. J Pogats vs G Forintos  1-042 1954 BudapestB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
5. L Tipary vs G Forintos  1-064 1954 HUN-ch 10thA45 Queen's Pawn Game
6. G Forintos vs F Koberl  1-034 1954 HUN-ch 10thA60 Benoni Defense
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 E Paoli 0-129 1958 Asztalos memE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
12. Portisch vs G Forintos 1-039 1958 UngarnD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
13. G Forintos vs M Bobotsov  1-039 1958 Asztalos memA36 English
14. Szabo vs G Forintos  ½-½43 1958 I Asztalos MemA36 English
15. G Kluger vs G Forintos  ½-½29 1958 HUN-ch 13thC03 French, Tarrasch
16. J Kozma vs G Forintos  ½-½20 1958 WchT U26 fin-A 05thA37 English, Symmetrical
17. G Forintos vs Wade  1-032 1958 13th olm qual. group 3A04 Reti Opening
18. A A Thomson vs G Forintos  0-132 1958 13th olm qual. group 3C01 French, Exchange
19. G Forintos vs M Succar 1-016 1958 13th olm qual. group 3A39 English, Symmetrical, Main line with d4
20. G Forintos vs R Aldecoa  1-042 1958 13th olm qual. group 3E65 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav, 7.O-O
21. P Martin vs G Forintos 1-034 1958 13th olm qual. group 3E32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
22. G Forintos vs C Lemoine  1-027 1958 13th olm final BE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
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 L Joyner  1-039 1958 13th olm final BE65 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav, 7.O-O
25. J Kostro vs G Forintos  0-127 1958 13th olm final BB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
 page 1 of 19; games 1-25 of 463  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?
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  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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