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Paul Charles Dozsa
Number of games in database: 8
Years covered: 1956 to 1977
Highest rating achieved in database: 2230
Overall record: +0 -7 =1 (6.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

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A07 King's Indian Attack (2 games)

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(born Jan-20-1940, died Oct-??-03, 63 years old) Hungary (federation/nationality Australia)

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Paul Charles Dozsa was born in Szeged, Hungary in 1940. In the mid-1960s he emigrated to Australia. He died in Melbourne in 2003, aged 63. An eccentric character, he was repeatedly convicted of dining in restaurants, then declining to pay his bill.

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Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. P Dozsa vs Portisch ½-½35 1956 DebrecenA07 King's Indian Attack
2. P Dozsa vs A Hollis  0-139 1961 WchT U26 08thA07 King's Indian Attack
3. Szabo vs P Dozsa  1-042 1962 07E88 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6
4. P Dozsa vs Portisch  0-125 1962 UngarnD24 Queen's Gambit Accepted
5. G Kluger vs P Dozsa  1-028 1962 HUN-ch 17thD07 Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense
6. P Dozsa vs O Sarapu 0-153 1967 74th New Zealand ChampionshipE76 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack
7. R Mascarinas vs P Dozsa 1-031 1977 2nd AsiaTCh finalB89 Sicilian
8. P Dozsa vs Chandler  0-159 1977 2nd AsiaTCh finalA45 Queen's Pawn Game
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Oct-12-03  popski: Huh, this is the strangest chess-related reading ever! Check this out:

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  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)

bon appetit

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  GrahamClayton: An interesting article on Dozsa:

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  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.

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.
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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Paul Dozsa.
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