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C Balogh 
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Csaba Balogh
Number of games in database: 674
Years covered: 1997 to 2016
Last FIDE rating: 2647 (2653 rapid, 2654 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2672
Overall record: +183 -87 =340 (57.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      64 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (145) 
    B90 B33 B50 B30 B32
 Ruy Lopez (80) 
    C65 C67 C78 C69 C91
 French Defense (38) 
    C07 C10 C05 C03 C09
 Sicilian Najdorf (33) 
    B90 B96 B91 B98 B94
 French Tarrasch (27) 
    C07 C05 C03 C09 C06
 Caro-Kann (26) 
    B12 B19 B17 B18 B15
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (91) 
    B22 B63 B52 B65 B43
 Slav (58) 
    D12 D10 D16 D17 D15
 Ruy Lopez (32) 
    C67 C65 C78
 Queen's Indian (26) 
    E12 E15 E17 E14
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (26) 
    B63 B65 B61 B66 B62
 Queen's Pawn Game (22) 
    A45 A46 D02 E10 D05
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   C Balogh vs A Belezky, 2014 1/2-1/2
   Aronian vs C Balogh, 2013 1/2-1/2
   C Balogh vs D Leal, 2013 1-0
   C Balogh vs Karjakin, 2005 1-0
   C Balogh vs A Moiseenko, 2011 1/2-1/2
   R Berzinsh vs C Balogh, 2011 0-1
   C Balogh vs A Schenk, 2015 1-0
   C Balogh vs Tkachiev, 2015 1/2-1/2
   Wei Yi vs C Balogh, 2015 1/2-1/2
   Motylev vs C Balogh, 2015 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   13th Dubai Open (2011)
   Baku Chess Festival (2007)
   6th European Individual Championship (2005)
   European Individual Championships (2014)
   Wroclaw Chess Festival (2010)
   13th European Individual Championship (2012)
   European Team Championship (2011)
   Bundesliga 2012/13 (2012)
   Bundesliga 2013/14 (2013)
   Dubai Open (2010)
   15th European Team Championship (2005)
   European Individual Championships (2010)
   37th Chess Olympiad (2006)
   12th European Individual Championship (2011)
   Chess Olympiad (2014)

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(born Mar-10-1987, 28 years old) Hungary
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Csaba Balogh earned his IM title in 2002 and in 2004 he was recognized as a Grandmaster. He was U-16 European Individual Champion 2003. Member of the national team that won both U-16 World Team Championship 2003 and U-18 European Team Championship 2003. In 2006 he finished 2nd in the Hungarian Championship. Won individual and team silver playing board 2 for Hungary at the Chess Olympiad (2014) played in Tromsų.

His 7.5/11 at the European Individual Championships (2014) was enough to qualify for the World Cup (2015) where he defeated Eltaj Safarli in the first round before he was eliminated from the event in the second round by Filipino-American GM Wesley So.

Wikipedia article: Csaba Balogh

 page 1 of 27; games 1-25 of 674  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. C Balogh vs Radjabov 0-117 1997 EU-ch U10C10 French
2. Radjabov vs C Balogh 1-035 1998 EU-ch U12A04 Reti Opening
3. C Balogh vs Wang Yue  0-153 1999 Wch U12C00 French Defense
4. H Kallio vs C Balogh ½-½27 2000 FSGM AprilC47 Four Knights
5. C Balogh vs A Cserba  ½-½24 2000 Tapolca opB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
6. Radjabov vs C Balogh  1-043 2000 Budapest FS12 GMA45 Queen's Pawn Game
7. C Balogh vs Nakamura 0-1115 2000 Elekes mem IMB23 Sicilian, Closed
8. C Balogh vs J F Pierrot  ½-½28 2001 FSGMB DecemberB40 Sicilian
9. O Gladyszev vs C Balogh  ½-½60 2001 FSIMB MarchE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
10. C Balogh vs Z Varga  1-026 2001 FSGM AugustB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
11. C Balogh vs D Breder  ½-½40 2001 FSGM AugustB32 Sicilian
12. T Nyback vs C Balogh  ½-½36 2001 FSGMB DecemberA04 Reti Opening
13. C Balogh vs M Kaposztas  1-046 2001 FSIMB MarchC10 French
14. A Szeberenyi vs C Balogh  0-132 2001 FSGM AugustE12 Queen's Indian
15. S Vajda vs C Balogh  0-126 2001 FSGMB DecemberB22 Sicilian, Alapin
16. C Balogh vs A Jakab  ½-½48 2001 FSIMB MarchB27 Sicilian
17. C Balogh vs L Seres  1-045 2001 FSIMB MarchC41 Philidor Defense
18. L Arnold vs C Balogh  ½-½24 2001 FSGM AugustB64 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
19. C Balogh vs M Munoz Pantoja  ½-½46 2001 FSGMB DecemberB30 Sicilian
20. Xu Hanbing vs C Balogh  ½-½29 2001 FSIMB MarchA33 English, Symmetrical
21. C Balogh vs N Castaneda  ½-½62 2001 FSGM AugustB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
22. Y Dembo vs C Balogh  1-040 2001 FSGM AugustB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
23. Y Zimmerman vs C Balogh  ½-½45 2001 FSIMB MarchE12 Queen's Indian
24. C Berczes vs C Balogh  ½-½28 2001 FSIMB MarchB59 Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation, 7.Nb3
25. C Balogh vs Sundararajan  ½-½16 2001 FSGM AugustB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
 page 1 of 27; games 1-25 of 674  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-29-05  AdrianP: Excellent result for this young Hungarian GM, taking Karjakin out in the tie-breaks. Here's his FIDE rating card. I had never heard of him prior to this tournament.

Dec-09-05  lopium: Can we have his biography? What a strange thing that we only have a 2400 rating here, for a GM title.
Mar-11-06  BIDMONFA: Csaba Balogh


Jan-05-07  WTHarvey: Here are some winning combinations from Csaba's games:
May-16-09  myschkin: . . .


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  GrahamClayton: Chessdom interview with Balogh:

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  Tabanus: GM Csaba Balogh, Hungary, born 10 March 1987. Now rated 2628,

IM in 2002, GM in 2004. Rated 2624 in July 2008.

GM application:


Biographies: (in English) (in German) (in Polish)

Pictures: (2007) (2005)

Chess merits see Bios. Today,

4th in Andorra Open 17-25 July 2010:

Dec-09-13  johnnyb3: Is he any relation to the Balogh associated with one of my favorite "junk" openings e4 d6 d4 f5?
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  perfidious: <johnnyb3: Is he any relation to the Balogh associated with one of my favorite "junk" openings e4 d6 d4 f5?>

That honour goes to Janos Balogh instead.

Dec-10-13  johnnyb3: Oh, I knew it wasn't the same guy, I just wondered if it was a grandson or something.
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  perfidious: No idea, but the surname is not uncommon-used to know Alex Balogh when I haunted Montreal blitz events in the 1990s.
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  Annie K.: <the surname is not uncommon>

Correct. :) It's an archaic Hungarian word for 'left-handed'.

It doesn't carry the negative connotations of the English 'sinister' though.

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  perfidious: <Annie K.>: Some twenty years ago, I was working for IBM in Vermont and had a co-worker who equated left-handedness with being sinister. Not that she was the brightest person in creation, but this was mind-blowing to me.
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  Annie K.: <perfidious> this sort of unthinking acceptance of linguistic associations is the mark of monolingualism. :\
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  cro777: At the just finished Tromso Olympiad, GM Csaba Balogh (2637) won two silver medals, team (Hungary) and individual on board 2.

He scored 7/9 with a performance rating of 2839.

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  Natalia Pogonina: Grats to Csaba on his great performance at the Chess Olympiad! :)
Aug-14-14  Method B: It was a controversial decision to select him playing board 2 in front of Richard Rapport Zoltan Almasi and even Judit Polgar but it certainly paid great dividends.

Great performance! Bravo Csaba.

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  cro777: The happy Hungarian team with the silver medals.

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  cro777: The 2014 Chess Olympiad - The medalists on Board 2

Csaba Balogh (silver), Ngoc Truongson Nguyen (gold) and Ding Liren (bronze).

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  OhioChessFan: Rock the Csaba.
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  MissScarlett: You'll be late for your own funeral: S Volkov vs C Balogh, 2007
Mar-10-15  Nina Myers: The sexiest guy ever. Csaba is funny and hunky. All the girls love Csaba because he's a chick magnet. He's a flirt but he knows how to treat a girl right. He is amazing and smart.
Mar-10-15  HeMateMe: OCF beat me to it.
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