|Dec-29-04|| ||Benzol: Stefan Fazekas
Born 23rd March 1898 in Satoraljaujhely, Hungary
Died 3rd May 1967 Buckhurst Hill, Essex
An IM in 1953 and CIM in 1964.
He was also British Champion in 1957.
|Dec-29-04|| ||Benzol: I presume games 41-48 in his list of games were completed before his death. |
|Apr-07-07|| ||gambitfan: PLOD (Player of the Day) Sa 07/04/2007|
|Apr-07-07|| ||wossip: He was the father-in-law of Gyula Kluger (See game 20).|
|Apr-07-07|| ||slapwa: Ritson Morry used to tell a story about Fazekas defending a K + wrong B + doubled RP v K endgame against someone (it might have been Barden) in the British Championship. The opponent knew that K + wrong B + RP v K was a draw but thought the extra (doubled) RP might make a difference and was taking time over the ending. Eventually Dr F played (for the umpteenth time) K-R1 and said "... and I shall stay there till the cows come home”. Draw agreed.|
|Apr-07-07|| ||Maatalkko: He seems to have achieved mastership in adulthood, after being awarded a doctorate in some field. Good for him. Does anyone know more about this man?|
|Mar-18-08|| ||Cibator: All I can say is that he was a medical doctor in general practice, mostly in the Buckhurst Hill area on the north-eastern fringes of London. As far as chess was concerned he was an amateur, but obviously a pretty strong one.|
Irrelevant factoid: a Dr Fazekas gets a passing mention in Ludovic Kennedy's book about the notorious Christie-Evans murder case "Ten Rillington Place" - he apparently filled in as locum when Christie's regular doctor was away. I can't confirm whether or not this was our Dr Fazekas, but it would seem not unlikely, given the unusual (in England) surname.
|Jun-17-08|| ||deputy1: I assume Dr Fazekas prescribed for Christie when he had fibrositis|
|Apr-07-10|| ||whiteshark: Player of the Day, Wed 07/04/2010
Never heard of him before.
|Aug-09-11|| ||Antiochus: 165 games of Dr. Fazekas are here:
|Apr-07-13|| ||vinidivici: How in the world he has games in 1968 while he died a year before....?|
|Apr-07-13|| ||WannaBe: It was a late Indiana Jones' discovery.|
|Apr-07-13|| ||vinidivici: lol... there are some/many mistakes over the players biography / explanations in this site.|
|Apr-07-13|| ||Nosnibor: <vinidivici> The explanation to your post of Apr-07-13 is that the games shown as being played in the World Correspondence Championship in 1968 were actualy played in 1967 and earlier by Dr.Fazekas .The actual event finashed in 1968 when it was won by Hans Berliner.Because Fazekas had only completed less than half of his games his score was cancelled.This was a shame because at his death he had amassed 5 points out of 7 and was one of the leaders.In fact the game shown in the database against Zagorovsky was never completed and should not show as an official loss.If the final position is examined it will be observed that Fazekas had good drawing chances.( source obituary by P.H.Clarke B.C.M.July 1967 issue)|
|Apr-08-13|| ||vinidivici: thanks for telling those...|
|Nov-29-14|| ||MissScarlett: When asked if he was being facetious, he was wont to reply, no, I'm being Fazekas. How they laughed!|
|Nov-29-14|| ||Phony Benoni: The "posthumus" games were from a tournament that ran (or rather, crawled) from 1965-1968, so he would have had time to complete them before his death. But we should consider changing the date anyway.|