|Oct-12-03|| ||popski: Huh, this is the strangest chess-related reading ever! Check this out:|
|Oct-12-03|| ||Ken MacGillivray: <popski> I don't know if it's coincidence or not that you are the first to kibitz on this page, and chose the 12th.Oct to do so, but in the chess column of the "Weekend Australian" October 11-12 appears the following comment. "Australian seniors champion Paul Dozsa has died in Melbourne aged 63."
Paul Dozsa migrated to Australia from Hungary in the 1960's and was welcomed into the chess fraternity as someone who could help lift the standard of play in Australia. Sadly Paul was a very disturbed person and was well known to the general public not so much for his chessplaying skills, but for a habit he developed of eating and drinking up big in hotels and restaurants, and then because he had no money, not paying the bill. He served quite a number of terms in jail for this offence, and I remember reading once, not surprisingly, he was the Parramatta jail chess champion. |
|Oct-13-03|| ||popski: <Ken MacGillivray> No, I didnīt know this. I have no idea why I remembered him exactly on this day!? This is sad story then and strange coincidence as well.
Rest in peace Paul. |
|Jan-20-06|| ||BIDMONFA: Paul Dozsa|
DOZSA, Paul C.
|Jul-09-09|| ||myschkin: . . .
"[Sydney's most famous] Restaurant Runner hits tape again"
(by Daniel Moore, The Sydney Morning Herald, 1988)
|Jul-17-10|| ||GrahamClayton: An interesting article on Dozsa:
|Jan-20-12|| ||Penguincw: There's also Paul Charles Morphy. :-\|
|Sep-04-13|| ||BareKing: He was arrested many times, and once caught in this hilarious clip.|
|Jan-22-14|| ||kereru: The clip is indeed hilarious, however it almost certainly isn't Paul Dozsa in the clip. Dozsa had a strong Hungarian accent (as opposed to a theatrical British accent) and Ian Rogers (among others) is quite certain that it isn't him. http://www.chesschat.org/showthread...|
I'm kind of disappointed. :)
|Jan-22-14|| ||ozmikey: I can confirm that it's certainly not Paul Dozsa in that clip. Dozsa had a very thick central European accent.|
He was certainly a character of the Australian chess scene - my abiding memory of him is a long semi-drunken rant he delivered to a bunch of players in the bar downstairs after the last round of a Doeberl Cup. Darryl K Johansen was playing up to him brilliantly (Darryl has a wonderful dry sense of humour/satire) while the rest of us were desperately trying to stop from bursting out laughing. Darryl eventually managed to get him talking about the chip that he (Dozsa) always claimed the government had planted in his head to make him do all these runners from restaurants. It was an immensely entertaining half-hour or so.
|Jan-22-14|| ||kereru: From what I understand when Dozsa was caught after scamming a free meal he was generally accepting of his fate, not someone to put on a show for the cameras.|