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Tibor Karolyi Jr.
  
Number of games in database: 106
Years covered: 1978 to 2007
Last FIDE rating: 2332
Highest rating achieved in database: 2475

Overall record: +26 -36 =44 (45.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Grunfeld (6) 
    D97 D98 D94 D93
 King's Indian (5) 
    E71 E94 E91
 Queen's Indian (5) 
    E15 E12
 Robatsch (4) 
    B06
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (10) 
    B84 B97 B93 B46 B32
 Queen's Pawn Game (5) 
    A46 D02 D01
 Sicilian Najdorf (5) 
    B97 B93 B90
 Ruy Lopez (4) 
    C76 C91 C93 C77
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (4) 
    D21 D20
 French Defense (4) 
    C05 C10
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Kasparov vs T Karolyi Jr., 1980 1/2-1/2
   Tal vs T Karolyi Jr., 1985 1/2-1/2
   Ehlvest vs T Karolyi Jr., 1985 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Queenstown Classic (2006)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Tallinn 1985 by Chessdreamer

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TIBOR KAROLYI JR.
(born Nov-15-1961, 55 years old) Hungary

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International Master, champion of Hungary in 1984. Six times member of the national champion club team. International arbiter in 1997. Has been a chess teacher and/or trainer of GM Zsuzsa Polgar (1980's), IM Zsofia Polgar (1984), GM Peter Leko (1989-1993), GM Zoltan Gyimesi (1991-2000), WGM Ildiko Madl (2000-2003), and others. Coach for the Asian Chess Academy in Singapore, in 2006. Frequent contributor to New In Chess. Author of several books, incl.'Judit Polgar: The Princess of Chess', 2004 'Endgame Virtuoso Anatoly Karpov', 2007 'Kasparov: how his predecessors misled him about chess', 2009 'Genius in the Background', 2009 ICC name: chesstrainer


 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 106  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Dolmatov vs T Karolyi Jr.  1-0441978EU-ch U20 7879C05 French, Tarrasch
2. Plaskett vs T Karolyi Jr.  1-0341978EU-ch U20 7879C10 French
3. T Karolyi Jr. vs Van der Wiel  0-1321978GrazC02 French, Advance
4. Yusupov vs T Karolyi Jr.  ½-½351978Wch U20A46 Queen's Pawn Game
5. Plaskett vs T Karolyi Jr.  ½-½331978Wch U20C05 French, Tarrasch
6. Van der Wiel vs T Karolyi Jr.  1-0281979GroningenC10 French
7. Kasparov vs T Karolyi Jr. ½-½281980World Junior ChE12 Queen's Indian
8. T Karolyi Jr. vs Short 0-1571980DortmundB06 Robatsch
9. T Karolyi Jr. vs G Siegel  1-0481981EU-ch jrA44 Old Benoni Defense
10. T Karolyi Jr. vs E Ipek Yilmaz  ½-½291981EU-ch jrE12 Queen's Indian
11. A Greenfeld vs T Karolyi Jr.  1-0231981EU-ch jrA04 Reti Opening
12. C Hansen vs T Karolyi Jr.  1-0611981EU-ch jrE15 Queen's Indian
13. T Karolyi Jr. vs G Borg  1-0401981EU-ch jrD48 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
14. P Pandavos vs T Karolyi Jr.  ½-½231981EU-ch jrB97 Sicilian, Najdorf
15. T Karolyi Jr. vs F Gobet 1-0391981EU-ch jrE39 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation
16. T Karolyi Jr. vs Hjartarson  1-0951981EU-ch jrD58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst
17. T Karolyi Jr. vs Salov  ½-½231981EU-ch jrE12 Queen's Indian
18. T Karolyi Jr. vs N Sulava  ½-½491981EU-ch jrB06 Robatsch
19. J Aulin-Jansson vs T Karolyi Jr.  0-1501981EU-ch jrD01 Richter-Veresov Attack
20. A Sokolov vs T Karolyi Jr.  1-0471981EU-ch jrB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
21. M E Salem vs T Karolyi Jr.  0-1261981GrazB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
22. F A Cuijpers vs T Karolyi Jr.  1-0541981EU-ch jrB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
23. T Karolyi Jr. vs Psakhis  0-1411981World U26 Team-chC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
24. Plachetka vs T Karolyi Jr.  1-0381983Toth memA46 Queen's Pawn Game
25. Balashov vs T Karolyi Jr.  1-0411984HelsinkiB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 106  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-31-06  FM My Tho: Tibor's my coach but sadly does not play tournaments anymore.
Oct-09-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: IM Tibor Karolyi, Hungary, born 15 November 1961. Current rating 2325, http://ratings.fide.com/card.phtml?...

IM in 1983. Hungarian champion in 1984. Rating peak 2475 in 1988. Six times member of the national champion club team. International arbiter in 1997. ICC name: chesstrainer

Has been a chess teacher and/or trainer of GM Zsuzsa Polgar (1980's), IM Zsofia Polgar (1984), GM Peter Leko (1989-1993), GM Zoltan Gyimesi (1991-2000), WGM Ildiko Madl (2000-2003), and others. Coach for the Asian Chess Academy in Singapore, in 2006.

Frequent contributor to New In Chess. Author of several books, incl. two on Kasparov and

'Judit Polgar: The Princess of Chess', 2004
'Endgame Virtuoso Anatoly Karpov', 2007
'Kasparov: how his predecessors misled him about chess', 2009 'Genius in the Background', 2009 (coming)

Pictures:
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/43/9... http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3477... http://www.newinchess.com/Common/Im...

Biography:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tibor_... (in English) http://www.ajedrezhoy.com/Curriculu... (self bio till 2003)

He has three sons but I believe "Tibor Karolyi" is him also, as well as "Tibor Karolyi Sr.".

Apr-10-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: lifted from the book Genius in the Background by Tibor Karolyi and Nick Aplin..

http://www.amazon.com/Genius-Backgr...

Preface by Tibor Karolyi:

Attila Jozsef, who died in 1937, was one of Hungary's greatest ever poets, but while he was alive he received very little appreciation for his art. Andor Nemeth was one of his few close friends; he understood the high level of his art, but never expressed this to the poet. Years later, when Jozsef's poems had become part of Hungarian culture and were taught in every Hungarian school, and many streets had been named after him, Nemeth was asked why he had not expressed his appreciation (Jozsef was longing for it). He answered, "I am sorry, but when I beat somebody three times out of five in chess, I can't consider him a genius."

:-)

Nov-15-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: Happy Birthday, Tibor!
May-31-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  ketchuplover: He has apparently written a 3 volume set on the career of Mikhail Tal.
May-31-14  Everett: His Karpov books are enjoyable.
Nov-05-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  zanzibar: I would like to know where the Jr. comes from ???

His FIDE card doesn't list it, nor do any of the various mini-bios on NIC or elsewhere.

Nov-05-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  zanzibar: I found an archived version of his autobiography. He doesn't mention his father, nor is there a Junior in sight here either:

<Tibor Károlyi -

I was born 15th november 1961. I learned the move at very early age. I started go to a club when I was 14. First 3 years I made great improvement. At age of I became master of Hungary, and took 11th place at world junior championship under twenty. After finishing the secondary school I decided to became a professional player. ...>

https://web.archive.org/web/2002061...

Nov-05-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  zanzibar: Here's Karolyi talking about openings...

<Ever since the great Polugaevsky passed away in 1995, no top player has played the line that carries his name, with the possible exception of Van Wely. The 6.Be3 line has replaced 6.Bg5, but it is analysed so deeply nowadays that I expect more people to return to 6.Bg5. Leko’s two-time use of this move at the Category 19 Corus Tournament in Wijk aan Zee 2001 is perhaps the first sign of a new trend. As a junior I used to play the French Defence. Then I wanted to learn to play more sharply, so I bought Polugaevsky’s book The Birth of a Variation. I was so happy with it that I even picked up the entire Najdorf Variation. I soon changed to the Poisoned Pawn, because I believed the 10.Qe2 line was causing Black problems. In the mid-eighties I faced IM Perenyi a great many times; he handled the fashionable 6.Be3 line so well that he made me abandon the Sicilian altogether and switch to 1...e5>

(slightly edited... deglyphed)

So, he was indeed a dedicated Poison Pawn player... for awhile.

Nov-05-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  zanzibar: That was from 2001 NIC Yearbook 58 SI 7.5.
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