C Balogh 
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Csaba Balogh
Number of games in database: 621
Years covered: 1997 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2651
Highest rating achieved in database: 2672
Overall record: +167 -79 =315 (57.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      60 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (137) 
    B90 B50 B33 B30 B32
 Ruy Lopez (70) 
    C65 C67 C69 C78 C91
 French Defense (35) 
    C10 C07 C05 C03 C09
 Sicilian Najdorf (32) 
    B90 B96 B91 B98 B94
 French Tarrasch (26) 
    C07 C05 C03 C09 C06
 Caro-Kann (25) 
    B12 B19 B17 B18 B15
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (89) 
    B22 B63 B52 B65 B46
 Slav (57) 
    D12 D10 D16 D17 D15
 Queen's Indian (26) 
    E12 E15 E13 E17 E18
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (26) 
    B63 B65 B61 B66 B62
 Ruy Lopez (26) 
    C67 C65 C78
 Queen's Pawn Game (22) 
    A45 A46 D02 E10 D05
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   C Balogh vs A Moiseenko, 2011 1/2-1/2
   C Balogh vs D Zoler, 2013 1-0
   C Balogh vs A Rustemov, 2013 1/2-1/2
   C Balogh vs D Leal, 2013 1-0
   C Balogh vs Karjakin, 2005 1-0
   D Leal vs C Balogh, 2012 0-1
   C Balogh vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2012 1/2-1/2
   W So vs C Balogh, 2012 1/2-1/2
   C Balogh vs A Sharafiev, 2012 1-0
   A Gupta vs C Balogh, 2012 1/2-1/2

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

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(born Mar-10-1987) 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.

Wikipedia article: Csaba Balogh

 page 1 of 25; games 1-25 of 621  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. Radjabov vs C Balogh  1-043 2000 Budapest FS12 GMA45 Queen's Pawn Game
5. C Balogh vs Nakamura 0-1115 2000 Elekes mem IMB23 Sicilian, Closed
6. C Balogh vs A Cserba  ½-½24 2000 Tapolca opB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
7. H Kallio vs C Balogh ½-½27 2000 FSGM AprilC47 Four Knights
8. A Szeberenyi vs C Balogh  0-132 2001 FSGM AugustE12 Queen's Indian
9. S Vajda vs C Balogh  0-126 2001 FSGMB DecemberB22 Sicilian, Alapin
10. C Balogh vs A Jakab  ½-½48 2001 FSIMB MarchB27 Sicilian
11. C Balogh vs L Seres  1-045 2001 FSIMB MarchC41 Philidor Defense
12. L Arnold vs C Balogh  ½-½24 2001 FSGM AugustB64 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
13. C Balogh vs M Munoz Pantoja  ½-½46 2001 FSGMB DecemberB30 Sicilian
14. Xu Hanbing vs C Balogh  ½-½29 2001 FSIMB MarchA33 English, Symmetrical
15. C Balogh vs N Castaneda  ½-½62 2001 FSGM AugustB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
16. Y Dembo vs C Balogh  1-040 2001 FSGM AugustB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
17. Y Zimmerman vs C Balogh  ½-½45 2001 FSIMB MarchE12 Queen's Indian
18. C Berczes vs C Balogh  ½-½28 2001 FSIMB MarchB59 Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation, 7.Nb3
19. C Balogh vs Sundararajan  ½-½16 2001 FSGM AugustB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
20. A Colovic vs C Balogh  ½-½15 2001 FSGMB DecemberA13 English
21. C Balogh vs N Resika  ½-½21 2001 FSIMB MarchB07 Pirc
22. C Balogh vs P Lukacs  ½-½8 2001 FSGM AugustC44 King's Pawn Game
23. C Balogh vs V Rajlich  1-032 2001 FSGM AugustB78 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long
24. K Pilgaard vs C Balogh  0-166 2001 FSGMB DecemberB56 Sicilian
25. C Balogh vs M Goczo  1-034 2001 FSIMB MarchC05 French, Tarrasch
 page 1 of 25; games 1-25 of 621  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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