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L Barczay 
Laszlo Barczay
Number of games in database: 306
Years covered: 1955 to 2002
Last FIDE rating: 2381
Highest rating achieved in database: 2445
Overall record: +54 -90 =162 (44.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (43) 
    B28 B30 B47 B62 B43
 Ruy Lopez (14) 
    C68 C69 C77 C99 C64
 English (7) 
    A13 A12 A14
 French Defense (7) 
    C00 C09 C05 C12 C07
 Sicilian Dragon (6) 
    B77 B35 B70 B37 B72
 English, 1 c4 c5 (6) 
    A36 A30 A33
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (54) 
    B93 B97 B91 B27 B50
 Sicilian Najdorf (18) 
    B93 B97 B91 B92
 King's Indian (11) 
    E69 E68 E94 E66 E85
 Queen's Pawn Game (9) 
    A45 A46 A50 D05 E10
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (8) 
    C89 C92 C94 C85 C84
 Ruy Lopez (8) 
    C89 C92 C94 C85 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
   Kavalek vs L Barczay, 1977 1/2-1/2
   S Bouaziz vs L Barczay, 1967 0-1

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

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(born Feb-21-1936, 78 years old) Hungary

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IGM and GMC Laszlo Barczay born in 1936 in Hungary was awarded the IM title in 1966, the GM title in 1967, andf 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.

 page 1 of 13; games 1-25 of 306  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. L Barczay vs G Kluger  0-175 1955 BudapestC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
2. L Barczay vs Bela Erdy  ½-½64 1955 BudapestD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
3. T Weinberger vs L Barczay  1-037 1955 BudapestD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
4. L Barczay vs K Honfi  0-133 1955 BudapestC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
5. L Barczay vs K Honfi  0-163 1958 HUN-ch 14thA13 English
6. L Barczay vs G Kluger  ½-½42 1958 HUN-ch 14thA00 Uncommon Opening
7. L Barczay vs Filip  0-124 1963 Asztalos memB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
8. L Barczay vs F Koberl  1-041 1963 HUN-ch 18thA56 Benoni Defense
9. Portisch vs L Barczay  ½-½26 1963 UngarnE56 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 7...Nc6
10. K Honfi vs L Barczay  ½-½46 1963 Hungary-ch BudapestC29 Vienna Gambit
11. L Barczay vs K Honfi  0-131 1963 Budapest-chB27 Sicilian
12. L Sapi vs L Barczay 0-131 1963 HungaryD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
13. G Kluger vs L Barczay  0-152 1963 HUN-ch 18thA15 English
14. L Barczay vs Bronstein  ½-½30 1963 MiskolcB02 Alekhine's Defense
15. E Paoli vs L Barczay  0-128 1963 Asztalos memB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
16. Szabo vs L Barczay  1-021 1963 BudapestB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
17. L Barczay vs Tal 0-132 1963 MiskolczE23 Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann
18. L Barczay vs K Honfi  0-140 1963 Asztalos mem 6thA13 English
19. M Czerniak vs L Barczay  0-164 1964 PecsD01 Richter-Veresov Attack
20. L Barczay vs M Bobotsov  ½-½26 1964 PecsB87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
21. L Barczay vs J Kozma  ½-½32 1964 PecsB49 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
22. N Minev vs L Barczay  1-048 1964 EU-chT sfA20 English
23. J Pogats vs L Barczay  ½-½30 1964 PecsC07 French, Tarrasch
24. L Barczay vs K Honfi  0-131 1964 PecsA36 English
25. Gipslis vs L Barczay  ½-½17 1964 PecsC85 Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD)
 page 1 of 13; games 1-25 of 306  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?
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.
Premium Chessgames Member
  haydn20: I imagine his name is perfectly straightforward for a Hungarian. Honfi-Barczay 1977 has a pretty combo at the end.
Premium Chessgames Member
  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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