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Years covered: 1908
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(born Aug-18-1886, died Jun-05-1942) Hungary
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|Istvan Abonyi was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1886 and passed away in Budapest in 1942. In 1912, he played the Abonyi Gambit (1.Nf3 d5 2.e4) for the first time. In 1916, he played the Budapest Gambit against the Dutch surgeon Johannes Esser in Budapest. In 1922, he published analysis on the Budapest Gambit (1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e5 3.dxe5 Ng4 4.e4 Nxd5 5.f4 Nec6) in "Deutsches Wochenschach." He was one of the 15 founders of FIDE in 1924. In 1928, he played 300 opponents on 105 boards in Budapest. He scored 79 wins, 6 losses, and 20 draws. For many years, he was president of the Hungarian Chess Federation. He edited the Hungarian chess magazine "Magyar Sakkvilag" (Hungarian Chessworld). He was president of the Correspondence Chess Federation between 1935 and 1939.|
Wikipedia article: Istv%C3%A1n Abonyi
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|Aug-18-08|| ||ravel5184: Hipy papy bthuthdth thuthda bthuthdy!|
|Aug-18-08|| ||Billy Vaughan: Are you Owl from Winnie-the-Pooh?|
|Aug-18-09|| ||whiteshark: <In 1916, he played the Budapest Gambit against the Dutch surgeon Johannes Esser in Budapest.> It should be uploaded.|
|May-10-10|| ||Eastfrisian: ... and you correct "Deutsches Wochenschach".|
|Sep-09-10|| ||GrahamClayton: <chessgames>In 1928, he played 300 oppponents on 105 boards in Budapest. He scored 79 wins, 6 losses, and 20 draws.|
Here is a report on the exhibition from the chess column of the Brisbane Courier, dated 14 April 1928:
"A most remarkable simultaneous performance took place in Budapest recently, where I Abonyi played the huge number of 105 games. He started at 7 pm, and at 10.30 had scored 18 wins. Having disposed of the "rabbits", he settled down to serious business, and went on until 6 o'clock the following morning, when the final score stood 79 wins, 20 draws and 6 losses, a truly wonderful feat of endurance."
|Oct-26-10|| ||paladin at large: Abonyi should get credit here for having influenced Vidmar's famous win with the Budapest Defense-|
Rubinstein vs Vidmar, 1918
It would be good if more of Abonyi's games could be found and uploaded.
|Nov-01-13|| ||Karpova: Abonyi was one of the strongest players in the world at fast time controls and had won several biltz tournaments. |
Speed-Simul on April 21, 1924 in Györ against 80 players: +68 -5 =7 in 6.5 hours (less than 5 min per game). This is even more remarkable as all of the games were finished (sometimes, at late hour, games were not played out but the probable result merely estimated)
From page 172 of the June 1924 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'
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