|Mar-31-06|| ||FM My Tho: Tibor's my coach but sadly does not play tournaments anymore.|
|Oct-09-09|| ||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)
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|| ||wordfunph: lifted from the book Genius in the Background by Tibor Karolyi and Nick Aplin..|
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|| ||WannaBe: Happy Birthday, Tibor!|
|May-31-14|| ||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|Nov-05-15|| ||zanzibar: I found an archived version of his autobiography.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. ...>
|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.|