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Bela Toth
Number of games in database: 106
Years covered: 1938 to 1999
Last FIDE rating: 2318
Highest rating achieved in database: 2480

Overall record: +23 -50 =33 (37.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Modern Benoni (11) 
    A56 A58 A77 A69 A79
 Nimzo Indian (7) 
    E32 E58 E39 E37 E45
 King's Indian (5) 
    E95 E92 E70 E63
 Queen's Pawn Game (4) 
    A41 D02 A40
 Slav (4) 
    D10 D18
 Grunfeld (4) 
    D87 D91 D94
With the Black pieces:
 Petrov (13) 
    C42 C43
 Orthodox Defense (7) 
    D61 D68 D60 D63 D67
 Nimzo Indian (5) 
    E45 E20 E46 E39 E49
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   B Toth vs R Appel, 1999 1-0
   Kavalek vs B Toth, 1976 0-1
   Timman vs B Toth, 1984 0-1
   B Toth vs Ivkov, 1984 1-0

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(born Apr-19-1943, 75 years old) Hungary (federation/nationality Italy)

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Bela Toth was born in Budapest. Awarded the IM title in 1974 and the IMC title in 1978, he was Italian champion in 1975, 1976, 1981, 1982 and 1984. He became a GMC in 2004. Toth has been living and playing in Switzerland for about 25 years now.

 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 106  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. B Toth vs L Asztalos 0-1321938LjubljanaA12 English with b3
2. Vasiukov vs B Toth  1-0591965BudapestC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
3. Savon vs B Toth  1-0551965BudapestA12 English with b3
4. V Hora vs B Toth  1-0411965BudapestC27 Vienna Game
5. G Kluger vs B Toth  1-0451966Budapest-chE45 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation
6. B Toth vs Ribli  0-1501967HUN-chD87 Grunfeld, Exchange
7. B Toth vs G Kluger  0-1561967Budapest Bajnogsag 8thE58 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...Bxc3
8. B Toth vs G Kluger  ½-½521968BudapestA69 Benoni, Four Pawns Attack, Main line
9. B Toth vs P Dely  1-0291970HUN-chE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
10. Adorjan vs B Toth  1-0561970HUN-chC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
11. G Kluger vs B Toth  1-0541970HUN-chE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
12. B Toth vs J Tompa  ½-½401970HUN-chA43 Old Benoni
13. I Polgar vs B Toth  1-0221970HUN-chB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
14. B Toth vs Adorjan  ½-½731971HUN-chA40 Queen's Pawn Game
15. B Toth vs G Kluger  1-0401971HUN-chA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
16. K Honfi vs B Toth  1-0571971HUN-chC42 Petrov Defense
17. B Toth vs Ribli  0-1381971HUN-chD87 Grunfeld, Exchange
18. I Polgar vs B Toth  ½-½571971HUN-chC42 Petrov Defense
19. P Dely vs B Toth  0-1741971HUN-chA05 Reti Opening
20. B Toth vs Portisch  ½-½661971HUN-chE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
21. B Toth vs Matulovic  0-1261972Budapest zt playoff mD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
22. Matulovic vs B Toth  0-1601972Budapest zt playoff mC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
23. B Toth vs Matulovic 0-1311972Budapest zt playoff mA79 Benoni, Classical, 11.f3
24. Matulovic vs B Toth  1-0731972Budapest zt playoff mC42 Petrov Defense
25. B Toth vs Ribli  0-1411972Laszlo Toth Memorial 4thE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 106  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member
  fasting: Who is this Bela Toth?? is this person a woman or a man?
Oct-20-04  fgh: No idea, but it sounds more like a woman name.
Premium Chessgames Member I couldn't find much online but I found this brief mention <1943.04.19 Toth b. Italian IM 1974.>

Due to the timespan, I would suspect that the first 2 or 3 games belong to a different Bela Thoth.

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  Benzol: Maybe <ray keene> could shed more light on this player as he played against him/her in 1979.
Oct-21-04  clapperrail: Bela Toth is a man. He played in the Haifa Olympiad in 1976. He won a game against L Kavalek who was playing for the USA team.
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  Honza Cervenka: Early games in this file could be played by Bora Tot
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  fasting: Guess you are right Honza - but this Bora Tot isn't bad at all, draws against Spassky, Korchnoi and Aljechin!
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  ray keene: male-hungarian-played for italy i seem to recall-i think i played him twice haifa ol 1976 rome 1979-int master? about 60 now i guess
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  ray keene: the man i played cannot have been active in 1938!!
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  fasting: yes we are talking of two different Tots - but as Honza says, check out Bora Tot
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  fasting: but nice to hear first-hand information on the subject - thnx Keene
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  Honza Cervenka: <fasting> Bora Tot really was not bad but those draws against Korchnoi and Spassky are games of this player. Games in both files are a little bit mixed up.

By the way, there is a picture of Bela Toth on

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  fasting: wow what a... photo... guess its at least 25 years old And what a mess with Bela n' Bora. Must admit I'm still slightly confused about them both - All though nice done by Bela then! He also beats Timman in 84' !?
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  Karpova: this guy looks like anthony kiedis
Apr-19-06  BIDMONFA: Bela Toth

TOTH, Bela

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  Karpova: Seems to play for Switzerland now. Earned the CC GM title in 2004
Dec-24-06  Prugno: Indeed: Bela Toth still keeps Italian citizenship, but he has been living and playing in Switzerland for something like 20 years now.
May-10-07  Maatalkko: Looks a bit like Keith Emerson, with the hair and all.
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  reti: Did he win the Italian championship several times just by showing up?
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  WannaBe: Yes, he was the only participant. =))
Feb-24-11  alfiepa: Bela Toth was a strong player .
Was 4 time italian chiampion
in 1976 won the italian championship played in Castelvecchio Pascoli with 12 e 1/2 on 13 . was also winner of a mazing number of italian open in italy in 70 , often with very good performance . in reggio emilia 83-84 won with the black a interesting game against timman who was the number 3 of the world after the two k - k .
Nov-09-14  ljfyffe: European Correspondence XI (1973-78) champion ahead of equal R. Kauranen of Finland, and A. Zilberberg of USSR.
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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Bela Toth.
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