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Stefan Fazekas
Number of games in database: 82
Years covered: 1913 to 1966

Overall record: +19 -41 =22 (36.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Reti System (6) 
    A06 A04 A05
 Sicilian (5) 
    B32 B28 B84 B30 B85
 English (5) 
    A13 A17 A15
 King's Indian (4) 
    E61 E86 E63 E80
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (11) 
    B27 B20 B39 B23 B77
 Caro-Kann (8) 
    B15 B18 B13 B10
 Nimzo Indian (6) 
    E43 E38 E30 E34 E44
 Reti System (5) 
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(born Mar-23-1898, died May-03-1967, 69 years old) Hungary (federation/nationality United Kingdom)

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Dr Stefan (ne Istvan) Fazekas was born in Satoraljaujhely, Hungary. Awarded the IM title in 1953 and the IMC title in 1964, he was British champion in 1957 and is the oldest player ever to have won the title. He passed away in 1967 in Buckhurst Hill, Essex, England.

Wikipedia article: Istv%C3%A1n Fazekas

 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 82  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Fazekas vs G Nagy 1-0231913SatoraljaujhelyC83 Ruy Lopez, Open
2. L Schmitt vs Fazekas  1-0341931BrnoD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
3. Pelikan vs Fazekas  0-1411935LuhacoviceE10 Queen's Pawn Game
4. J Rejfir vs Fazekas  1-0691935LuhacoviceE38 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5
5. Foltys vs Fazekas  ½-½421935LuhacoviceC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
6. Fazekas vs Foltys  0-1321936PodebradyC11 French
7. K Skalicka vs Fazekas  1-0331936PodebradyA04 Reti Opening
8. Fazekas vs P Frydman  0-1361936PodebradyB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
9. Pelikan vs Fazekas  1-0551936PodebradyA04 Reti Opening
10. Fazekas vs Pirc 1-0561936PodebradyB85 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical
11. Opocensky vs Fazekas  1-0451936PodebradyD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
12. Fazekas vs Alekhine  0-1361936PodebradyA06 Reti Opening
13. Stahlberg vs Fazekas  1-0621936PodebradyE43 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation
14. Fazekas vs Menchik  1-0451936PodebradyA15 English
15. Vladimir Petrov vs Fazekas  1-0471936PodebradyD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
16. Fazekas vs Flohr  0-1461936PodebradyA06 Reti Opening
17. E Eliskases vs Fazekas  1-0551936PodebradyA03 Bird's Opening
18. Fazekas vs E Zinner 1-0331936PodebradyA06 Reti Opening
19. K Richter vs Fazekas  1-0331936PodebradyB29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
20. Fazekas vs L Steiner  ½-½541936PodebradyC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
21. G A Thomas vs Fazekas  1-0581936PodebradyA22 English
22. Fazekas vs K Treybal  ½-½511936PodebradyA13 English
23. Booth vs Fazekas 1-0121940LondonC18 French, Winawer
24. K Charlesworth vs Fazekas  ½-½461946Nottingham-B2B20 Sicilian
25. A Truscott vs Fazekas 0-1371946Nottingham-B2E16 Queen's Indian
 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 82  PGN Download
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  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.
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  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
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  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....?
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  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...
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  MissScarlett: When asked if he was being facetious, he was wont to reply, no, I'm being Fazekas. How they laughed!
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  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.
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