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Jozsef Pinter
Number of games in database: 729
Years covered: 1971 to 2012
Last FIDE rating: 2549
Highest rating achieved in database: 2595
Overall record: +248 -139 =330 (57.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      12 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Indian (59) 
    E15 E17 E12 E16 E13
 King's Indian (41) 
    E94 E77 E99 E97 E70
 Modern Benoni (34) 
    A57 A56 A61 A70 A77
 Grunfeld (31) 
    D82 D93 D83 D86 D87
 Nimzo Indian (22) 
    E41 E54 E21 E53 E43
 Bogo Indian (22) 
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (64) 
    C89 C99 C84 C78 C69
 Semi-Slav (55) 
    D45 D43 D47 D44 D48
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (46) 
    C89 C99 C84 C93 C92
 Sicilian (36) 
    B84 B93 B90 B51 B52
 Nimzo Indian (33) 
    E32 E42 E41 E26 E21
 Queen's Pawn Game (31) 
    E10 E00 D02 A45 D05
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Portisch vs Pinter, 1984 0-1
   Pinter vs S Arkhipov, 1983 1-0
   Pinter vs E Ungureanu, 1976 1-0
   Pinter vs Larsen, 1982 1-0
   Pinter vs Ribli, 1975 1/2-1/2
   Pinter vs C Thomson, 1989 1-0
   Fedorov vs Pinter, 1997 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Las Palmas Interzonal (1982)
   European Club Cup (2006)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Zagreb Interzonal 1987 by zanzibar

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(born Nov-09-1953) Hungary

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Jozsef Pinter was born in Budapest. Awarded the IM title in 1976 and the GM title in 1982, he was Hungarian champion in 1978 and 1979. Some of his best tournament results were 1st= at Szirak 1985, 1st at Copenhagen 1985, 1st= at Prague 1985, 2nd at Szirak 1986, 1st at Warsaw 1987 and 2nd= at Dortmund 1988.

Wikipedia article: József Pintér

 page 1 of 30; games 1-25 of 729  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Pinter vs L Szell 1-030 1971 MagyarorszagC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
2. Pinter vs P Szekely  ½-½31 1971 Budapest (Hungary)B97 Sicilian, Najdorf
3. P Petran vs Pinter  1-030 1972 Budapest (Hungary)D87 Grunfeld, Exchange
4. Pinter vs B Perenyi  1-062 1972 Budapest (Hungary)C69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 6.d4
5. Pinter vs P Szilagyi  1-020 1972 Budapest (Hungary)C69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 6.d4
6. I Molnar vs Pinter  1-037 1973 MagyarorszagE60 King's Indian Defense
7. Pinter vs A Kuligowski  0-138 1973 EU-ch U20 fin-AC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 6.d4
8. A J Mestel vs Pinter  1-042 1973 Ch Europe (juniors)B87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
9. S Makarichev vs Pinter  1-034 1973 Zalaegerszeg (Hungary)B51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
10. I Zaitsev vs Pinter  0-137 1974 URSC78 Ruy Lopez
11. Plachetka vs Pinter  ½-½68 1974 Stary SmokovecC78 Ruy Lopez
12. K Enigl vs Pinter  1-048 1974 Olympiad (students) (team)E61 King's Indian
13. Pinter vs I Jankovec  1-035 1974 Trinec (Czech Republic)C69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 6.d4
14. Z Beil vs Pinter 0-142 1974 Olympiad (students) (team)E62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
15. S Pedersen vs Pinter  0-135 1974 Teesside (England)C29 Vienna Gambit
16. Kupreichik vs Pinter  1-059 1974 Olympiad (students) (team)C77 Ruy Lopez
17. Pinter vs I Farago 0-128 1974 MagyarorszagC09 French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line
18. Pinter vs Marjanovic  ½-½27 1974 Groningen (Netherlands)B87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
19. Pinter vs Smyslov  ½-½22 1975 14, SzolnokC42 Petrov Defense
20. Portisch vs Pinter  1-021 1975 MagyarorszagE83 King's Indian, Samisch
21. Pinter vs Smejkal  0-149 1975 Budapest TungsramC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 6.d4
22. Pinter vs Adorjan  ½-½30 1975 BudapestB32 Sicilian
23. L Espig vs Pinter  1-043 1975 Budapest (Hungary)A15 English
24. Pinter vs Adorjan  0-120 1975 BudapestB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
25. Szabo vs Pinter  0-134 1975 Budapest (Hungary)D90 Grunfeld
 page 1 of 30; games 1-25 of 729  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-01-04  Giancarlo: Still playing, I liked this game by him:

Pinter vs S Arkhipov, 1983

Nov-27-04  mjk: Here's a guy not ashamed of an early draw. Of his 664 games 94 are draws in 20 moves or less -- over 50 draws in less than 15 moves.
Nov-27-04  WMD: Any relation to Harold Pinter?
Nov-27-04  DanielBryant: Yet he's responsible for some of the most amazing brilliancies in the database.
Sep-15-05  Runemaster: <WMD: Any relation to Harold Pinter?>

I presume you mean that the high number of early draws means he's a care taker.

Sep-15-05  WTHarvey: Here's a little collection of puzzles from Jozsef's early games:
Sep-15-05  AdrianP: <WTHarvey> I'm very impressed with your excellent puzzle collections - I wonder whether it would be possible to download a PGN database of all the positions (or all the positions from a particular player), reason being so I can go through them in Pocket Fritz.
Sep-15-05  Larsker: <reason being so I can go through them in Pocket Fritz.> Oh yes, that would be nice.
Sep-15-05  WTHarvey: <AdrianP> Sorry. Any way you can use the FEN description ?
Sep-16-05  Larsker: <WTHarvey> You're doing a fabulous job. If you made a downloadable puzzle selection, you could charge money for it. I, for one, would pay 50 bucks or more if I could go through those puzzles on my Pocket Fritz.
Sep-16-05  AdrianP: <WTHarvey> No worries, thanks anyway.
Sep-16-05  WTHarvey: I'm obliged! Something has to be done to simplify the incredible flood of chess information but there's nothing like seeing the original game in its entirety.
Nov-09-06  BIDMONFA: Jozsef Pinter

PINTER, Jozsef

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  brankat: Happy Birthday Jozsef!
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  whiteshark: Bio: (German) (English, short)
Nov-09-09  WhiteRook48: drew Bronstein once when he had an N against Bronstein's two Bs
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  wordfunph: The Great Book of Chess Combinations by GM Jozsef Pinter..

<This book contains 1400 combinations, grouped by such topics as Weak King, Decoying, Pawn Promotion, Pinning, Deflection, and so forth. The basic concept urging the author to write this book was: to develop your tactical skills there is nothing like solving chess combinations. Each section contains studies of elementary and advanced level. They are highly instructive, and by studying them you can make real progress in acquiring the tactical motives of chess.

The author, József Pintér, is one of the most recognized grandmasters in Hungary. Silver medallist at the Chess Olympiad, several times champion of Hungary, captain of the national team, he is one of the main trainers at the Central School of Chess. He wrote a number of books. As a chess player, he is noted for his “healthy” playing style. Hungarian chessplayers say that if you want to become a strong player, you must attend Pintér’s classes. You can now listen to him, at least for the duration of 1400 studies.>

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  Peligroso Patzer: Here is a game you may want to include in your database. (I am posting the comment on this page because, as cited more fully below, GM Pintér is responsible for bringing the game to my attention.) It concludes with a crisp combination (with the great Anderssen, surprisingly, on the <losing> end).

The winner of the game below currently has no individual games in the CG database but does appear in several consultation games with the spelling <Goring>.

Goering,Carl Theodor - Anderssen,Adolf [B46]

Leipzig Leipzig (7), 19.07.1877

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.Nc3 Nc6 4.d4 cxd4 5.Nxd4 a6 6.Be3 Nf6 7.Bd3 d5 8.exd5 exd5 9.0–0 Bd6 10.Bf5 0–0 11.Bg5 Be5 12.Nce2 Bxh2+ 13.Kh1 Bc7 14.Qd3 Ne5 15.Qh3 Ng6 16.Bxc8 Rxc8 17.Nf5 Bb8 18.Ned4 Bf4 19.Bxf4 Nxf4 20.Qg3 Ng6 21.f4 Ne4 22.Qg4 Qf6 23.Rad1 Rfe8 24.Rd3 a5 25.Kh2 Qa6 26.Rff3 Nf6 27.Qh3 h5 28.Rg3 Ng4+ 29.Rxg4 hxg4 30.Qxg4 Rxc2 31.Rh3 Rf2 32.Kg3 Qf1 33.Rh2 Rxf4 34.Ne7+ Rxe7 35.Qc8+ Nf8 36.Qxf8+ Kxf8 37.Rh8# 1–0

I came across this game in <The Great Book of Chess Combinations>, by Pintér, József, Caissa Chess Books (c)2012, at p. 10.

Pintér uses the position after <35. Qc8+>:

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s example number (3). According to Pintér, instead of falling into the back-rank mate, Black should have continued: <35. ... Re8! 36. Qxe8+ Nf8 37. Qe3 Re4>< >.

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