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Laszlo Barczay
L Barczay 
Number of games in database: 305
Years covered: 1955 to 2002
Last FIDE rating: 2381
Highest rating achieved in database: 2445

Overall record: +54 -89 =162 (44.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (44) 
    B28 B30 B77 B47 B32
 Ruy Lopez (14) 
    C68 C77 C69 C99 C93
 English (7) 
    A13 A12 A14
 Sicilian Dragon (6) 
    B77 B72 B70 B35 B37
 Robatsch (6) 
 French Defense (6) 
    C11 C05 C09 C00 C07
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (54) 
    B93 B97 B27 B50 B91
 Sicilian Najdorf (18) 
    B93 B97 B91 B92
 King's Indian (11) 
    E67 E69 E94 E73 E66
 Queen's Pawn Game (9) 
    A45 A46 E00 A50 E10
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (8) 
    C92 C89 C95 C84 C94
 Ruy Lopez (8) 
    C89 C92 C85 C95 C84
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   K Honfi vs L Barczay, 1977 0-1
   L Sapi vs L Barczay, 1963 0-1
   L Barczay vs Bronstein, 1981 1/2-1/2
   L Barczay vs Kavalek, 1967 1-0
   Kavalek vs L Barczay, 1977 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Sousse Interzonal (1967)

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(born Feb-21-1936, died Apr-07-2016, 80 years old) Hungary

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László Bárczay was awarded the IM title in 1966, the GM title in 1967 and the GMC title in 1979. At his only Olympiad appearance at Havana 1966 he scored a remarkable ten wins and two draws on bottom board. Among his better results in tournaments were 1st= at the Asztalos Memorial 1967, 1st at Polanica Zdroj 1969 and 1st at Astor 1982. He was a major player but one with extremely variable results.

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 page 1 of 13; games 1-25 of 305  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. T Weinberger vs L Barczay  1-037 1955 BudapestD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
2. L Barczay vs Bela Erdy  ½-½64 1955 BudapestD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
3. L Barczay vs G Kluger  0-175 1955 BudapestC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
4. L Barczay vs K Honfi  0-133 1955 BudapestC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
5. L Barczay vs G Kluger  ½-½42 1958 HUN-ch 14thA00 Uncommon Opening
6. L Barczay vs K Honfi  0-163 1958 HUN-ch 14thA13 English
7. Szabo vs L Barczay  1-021 1963 BudapestB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
8. K Honfi vs L Barczay  ½-½46 1963 Hungary-ch BudapestC29 Vienna Gambit
9. L Barczay vs K Honfi  0-131 1963 Budapest-chB27 Sicilian
10. L Barczay vs F Koberl  1-041 1963 HUN-ch 18thA56 Benoni Defense
11. L Sapi vs L Barczay 0-131 1963 HungaryD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
12. Portisch vs L Barczay  ½-½26 1963 UngarnE56 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 7...Nc6
13. G Kluger vs L Barczay  0-152 1963 HUN-ch 18thA15 English
14. L Barczay vs K Honfi  0-140 1963 Asztalos mem 6thA13 English
15. L Barczay vs Tal 0-132 1963 MiskolczE23 Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann
16. E Paoli vs L Barczay  0-128 1963 Asztalos memB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
17. L Barczay vs Bronstein  ½-½30 1963 MiskolcB02 Alekhine's Defense
18. L Barczay vs Filip  0-124 1963 Asztalos memB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
19. E Paoli vs L Barczay  1-031 1964 Reggio Emilia 6465B41 Sicilian, Kan
20. J Kozma vs L Barczay  ½-½66 1964 Reggio Emilia 6465A14 English
21. Portisch vs L Barczay  ½-½42 1964 UngarnD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
22. Szabo vs L Barczay 1-057 1964 Budapest HUN chC89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
23. L Barczay vs G Kluger  ½-½36 1964 HUN-ch 19thC45 Scotch Game
24. K Honfi vs L Barczay  0-154 1964 HUN-ch 19thA23 English, Bremen System, Keres Variation
25. M Damjanovic vs L Barczay  1-028 1964 PecsD25 Queen's Gambit Accepted
 page 1 of 13; games 1-25 of 305  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member
  Honza Cervenka:, the name of this player is not Laszlo Barcza, but Laszlo Barczay.
Jan-03-03  PVS: So they tricked me!
Jan-03-03  GregorMendel: I'd always saw it as "Barcza" - where'd you hear that, Honza?
Jan-03-03  AgentRgent: There was a player named Barcza but his name was Gedeon. This is Laszlo Barczay (
Jan-03-03  GregorMendel: You're right, I was thinking of Gedeon Barcza. Thanks, Agent.
Feb-21-11  BIDMONFA: Laszlo Barczay


Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: Chess Rule No. 1: You have to have a crazy, unspellable name, if you want to have an opening variation named after you.
Feb-21-11  haydn20: I imagine his name is perfectly straightforward for a Hungarian. Honfi-Barczay 1977 has a pretty combo at the end.
Feb-21-11  Maatalkko: Great picture. He looks ticked.
Jun-28-12  Poisonpawns: Here is brilliancy missing from ChessGames Database
[Event "Salgotarjan"]
[Site "Salgotarjan"]
[Date "1967.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Barczay, Laszlo"]
[Black "Kavalek, Lubomir"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo ""]
[BlackElo ""]
[ECO "B79"]

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.Be3 Bg7 7.f3 Nc6 8.Qd2 O-O 9.Bc4 Bd7 10.Bb3 Qa5 11.g4 Rfc8 12.O-O-O Ne5 13.h4 Nc4 14.Qd3 Nxe3 15.Qxe3 Qc5 16.h5 e5 17.hxg6 hxg6 18.Nf5 gxf5 19.Qg5 Qf2 20.Rh6 Nxg4 21.Bxf7+ Kxf7 22.Qg6+ Kf8 23.Rh7 Bh6+ 24.Kb1 Be8 25.Rh8+ Ke7 26.Qh7+ Bf7 27.Nd5+ Kd7 28.Qxf7+ Kc6 29.Ne7+ Kb6 30.Rxc8 Qxf3 31.Rxd6+ Ka5 32.Qd5+ b5 33.Nc6+ 1-0

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  TheBish: Here is another good game missing, but this one has Barczay on the losing end:

[Event "HUN-ch"]
[Site "Budapest"]
[Date "1978.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Barczay, Laszlo"]
[Black "Tompa, Janos"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteElo "2465"]
[BlackElo "2400"]
[ECO "E15"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 b6 4. g3 Ba6 5. b3 Bb4+ 6. Bd2 Be7 7. Bg2 c6 8. O-O d5 9. Bc3 Ne4 10. Bb2 Nd7 11. Nfd2 Nxd2 12. Nxd2 b5 13. c5 b4 14. Re1 f5 15. e4 dxe4 16. f3 O-O 17. fxe4 e5 18. exf5 exd4 19. Bxc6 Rc8 20. Bd5+ Kh8 21. Ne4 Ne5 22. Be6 Rc6 23. Ng5 Bxg5 24. Rxe5 Be3+ 25. Kg2 Bb7 26. Kh3 Qf6 27. Bxd4 Qh6+ 28. Kg4 Rxe6 29. Rxe6 Qg5+ 30. Kh3 Qxf5+ 31. Qg4 Bg2+ 32. Kh4 Bg5+ 0-1

Premium Chessgames Member
  TheFocus: Happy birthday, GM Laszlo Barczay.

I don't know why you were excluded from the birthday list.

Apr-17-16  sonia91: R.I.P:ászl...
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