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Tibor Karolyi Jr.
  
Number of games in database: 106
Years covered: 1978 to 2007
Last FIDE rating: 2327
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 D82 D94
 King's Indian (5) 
    E71 E94 E91
 Queen's Indian (5) 
    E15 E12
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (10) 
    B97 B84 B93 B46 B23
 Sicilian Najdorf (5) 
    B97 B93 B90
 Queen's Pawn Game (5) 
    D02 A46 D01
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (4) 
    D21 D20
 French Defense (4) 
    C05 C10
 Ruy Lopez (4) 
    C77 C70 C93 C91
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   T Karolyi Jr. vs Hjartarson, 1981 1-0
   Tal vs T Karolyi Jr., 1985 1/2-1/2
   T Karolyi Jr. vs Pribyl, 1985 1/2-1/2
   Kasparov vs T Karolyi Jr., 1980 1/2-1/2

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, 57 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

Wikipedia article: Tibor Károlyi (chess player)

Last updated: 2018-05-09 07:21:23

 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 106  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Plaskett vs T Karolyi Jr.  1-0341978EU-ch U20 7879C10 French
2. Dolmatov vs T Karolyi Jr.  1-0441978EU-ch U20 7879C05 French, Tarrasch
3. T Karolyi Jr. vs Van der Wiel  0-1321978Wch U20C02 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.  1-0281979EU-ch U20C10 French
7. Kasparov vs T Karolyi Jr. ½-½281980Wch U20E12 Queen's Indian
8. T Karolyi Jr. vs Short 0-1571980DortmundB06 Robatsch
9. M E Salem vs T Karolyi Jr.  0-1261981GrazB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
10. T Karolyi Jr. vs Psakhis  0-1411981World U26 Team-chC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
11. T Karolyi Jr. vs G Borg  1-0401981EU-ch U20D48 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
12. T Karolyi Jr. vs E Ipek Yilmaz  ½-½291981EU-ch U20E12 Queen's Indian
13. F A Cuijpers vs T Karolyi Jr.  1-0541981EU-ch U20B46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
14. J Aulin-Jansson vs T Karolyi Jr.  0-1501981EU-ch U20D01 Richter-Veresov Attack
15. T Karolyi Jr. vs Hjartarson  1-0951981EU-ch U20D58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst
16. T Karolyi Jr. vs Salov  ½-½231981EU-ch U20E12 Queen's Indian
17. P Pandavos vs T Karolyi Jr.  ½-½231981EU-ch U20B97 Sicilian, Najdorf
18. A Greenfeld vs T Karolyi Jr.  1-0231981EU-ch U20A04 Reti Opening
19. T Karolyi Jr. vs G Siegel  1-0481981EU-ch U20A44 Old Benoni Defense
20. A Sokolov vs T Karolyi Jr.  1-0471982EU-ch U20B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
21. T Karolyi Jr. vs N Sulava  ½-½491982EU-ch U20A40 Queen's Pawn Game
22. T Karolyi Jr. vs F Gobet 1-0391982EU-ch U20E39 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation
23. C Hansen vs T Karolyi Jr.  1-0611982EU-ch U20E15 Queen's Indian
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  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  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  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  zanzibar: That was from 2001 NIC Yearbook 58 SI 7.5.
May-09-18  diagonal: Tibor Karolyi in play versus Garry Kasparov, World Junior Chess Championship in Dortmund 1980 (swiss system), photo by Gerhard Hund: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/...

Corresponding game, a draw in the last round (13), Great Gazza had already won the title: Kasparov vs T Karolyi Jr., 1980

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