Number of games in database: 53
Years covered: 1963 to 1981
Last FIDE rating: 2425
Overall record: +14 -22 =17 (42.5%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.
NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
Kholmov vs I Polgar, 1979 0-1
I Polgar vs Adorjan, 1966 1/2-1/2
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(born Nov-26-1944, 73 years old) Hungary
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| page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 53
|1. I Polgar vs J Trapl
||0-1||33||1963||Budva||D32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch|
|2. Tseshkovsky vs I Polgar
||1-0||30||1964||RSFSR-HUN||C00 French Defense|
|3. I Polgar vs Tseshkovsky
|| ||0-1||57||1964||RSFSR-HUN||E14 Queen's Indian|
|4. I Polgar vs Tseshkovsky
|| ||1-0||39||1964||RSFSR-HUN||E14 Queen's Indian|
|5. Tseshkovsky vs I Polgar
|| ||1-0||35||1964||RSFSR-HUN||B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3|
|6. I Polgar vs Smejkal
|| ||½-½||52||1964||WchT U26 11th fin-A||B56 Sicilian|
|7. I Polgar vs G Kluger
|| ||1-0||41||1965||HUN-ch 20th||A61 Benoni|
|8. Portisch vs I Polgar
|| ||1-0||33||1965||HUN-ch 21st||D50 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|9. G Kluger vs I Polgar
|| ||0-1||37||1965||HUN-ch 21st||D47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav|
|10. I Polgar vs Gheorghiu
|| ||0-1||40||1966||Orebro Stud olm prelim6||D25 Queen's Gambit Accepted|
|11. I Polgar vs P Jamieson
|| ||1-0||33||1966||Orebro Stud olm prelim6||E73 King's Indian|
|12. Gheorghiu vs I Polgar
|| ||1-0||31||1966||Orebro Stud olm fA||C91 Ruy Lopez, Closed|
|13. I Polgar vs N Spiridonov
|| ||0-1||38||1966||Orebro Stud olm fA||A42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System|
|14. G Kuzmin vs I Polgar
|| ||½-½||41||1966||Orebro Stud olm fA||B32 Sicilian|
|15. J Sloth vs I Polgar
|| ||0-1||34||1966||Orebro Stud olm fA||A12 English with b3|
|16. I Polgar vs A Hennings
|| ||0-1||34||1966||Orebro Stud olm fA||D37 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|17. I Polgar vs Kurajica
|| ||½-½||41||1966||Orebro Stud olm fA||E17 Queen's Indian|
|18. I Polgar vs H Westerinen
||1-0||47||1966||Orebro Stud olm fA||E75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line|
|19. S Kagan vs I Polgar
||0-1||57||1966||Orebro Stud olm fA||B45 Sicilian, Taimanov|
|20. I Polgar vs Hort
|| ||0-1||40||1966||Orebro Stud olm fA||B02 Alekhine's Defense|
|21. I Polgar vs C Zuidema
|| ||½-½||30||1966||Orebro Stud olm fA||C90 Ruy Lopez, Closed|
|22. G Kluger vs I Polgar
|| ||0-1||36||1966||HUN-ch||D24 Queen's Gambit Accepted|
|23. Csom vs I Polgar
|| ||0-1||20||1966||HUN-ch||C44 King's Pawn Game|
|24. I Polgar vs Adorjan
|| ||½-½||54||1966||HUN-ch||A38 English, Symmetrical|
|25. K Honfi vs I Polgar
|| ||½-½||77||1968||Hungary||C59 Two Knights|
| page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 53
|Nov-18-04|| ||fasting: isn't this guy the Polgar sisters farther? |
|Nov-18-04|| ||Benzol: <fasting> Laszlo Polgar is the father of Zsuzsa, Sofia and Judit Polgar. |
|Nov-22-04|| ||fasting: so just Polgar stranger from hungary, right? |
|Nov-22-04|| ||Dillinger: Probably; "Istvan Polgar" in hungary is only a shade away from NN or Meyer. Although a better, really stereotypical hungarian name might be something like Janos Nagy. |
|Nov-22-04|| ||sneaky pete: <Dillinger> Don't underestimate Kovacs Lajos. |
|Apr-03-05|| ||EmperorAtahualpa: He did beat Adorjan once though, so he can't be that bad. |
|Sep-19-07|| ||Infohunter: <Dillinger: Probably; "Istvan Polgar" in hungary is only a shade away from NN or Meyer. Although a better, really stereotypical hungarian name might be something like Janos Nagy.>|
Right--"Nagy" is quite common in Hungarian. It's their version of the German surname "Gross". Somehow the English cognate to "Gross" ("Great") never caught on as a name. Neither did its synonym "Big". (The name "Biggs" is of Welsh, not English, origin.) "Polgár", on the other hand, is adapted from the German name/word "Bürger" (meaning "citizen" in both languages).
Just as stereotypically Hungarian as "Jánós Nagy" is the name of GM Laszlo Szabó. "Szabó" means "tailor", hence it is equivalent to the name "Taylor".
<sneaky pete: <Dillinger> Don't underestimate Kovacs Lajos.>
Yes, "Kóvács" is Hungarian for "Smith".
Note from this latest example that Hungarians give their surnames first, then their given names--just as they appear in the telephone book.
|Sep-19-07|| ||znprdx: <EmperorAtahualpa: He did beat Adorjan once though,..> I only see a 20 move obviously agreed to draw - in this listing|
|Sep-19-07|| ||Crowaholic: <znprdx: I only see a 20 move obviously agreed to draw - in this listing>|
Notice the little arrows to the right? :-)
"Overall record: Andras Adorjan beat Istvan Polgar 4 to 1, with 1 draw."
Hmmm, that's still a minus score, though.
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