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Bela Toth
Number of games in database: 106
Years covered: 1938 to 1999
Last FIDE rating: 2315
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 A74 A79
 Nimzo Indian (7) 
    E32 E58 E37 E39 E45
 King's Indian (5) 
    E95 E70 E63 E92
 Queen's Gambit Declined (4) 
    D06 D37 D35
 Slav (4) 
    D10 D18
 Grunfeld (4) 
    D87 D91 D94
With the Black pieces:
 Petrov (13) 
    C42 C43
 Orthodox Defense (9) 
    D68 D55 D61 D67 D63
 Nimzo Indian (5) 
    E39 E20 E45 E46 E49
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   B Toth vs R Appel, 1999 1-0
   Timman vs B Toth, 1984 0-1
   B Toth vs Ivkov, 1984 1-0

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(born Apr-19-1943, 74 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 Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. B Toth vs L Asztalos 0-132 1938 LjubljanaA12 English with b3
2. Savon vs B Toth  1-055 1965 BudapestA12 English with b3
3. V Hora vs B Toth  1-041 1965 BudapestC27 Vienna Game
4. Vasiukov vs B Toth  1-059 1965 BudapestC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
5. G Kluger vs B Toth  1-045 1966 Budapest-chE45 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation
6. B Toth vs G Kluger  0-156 1967 Budapest Bajnogsag 8thE58 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...Bxc3
7. B Toth vs Ribli  0-150 1967 HUN-chD87 Grunfeld, Exchange
8. B Toth vs G Kluger  ½-½52 1968 BudapestA69 Benoni, Four Pawns Attack, Main line
9. B Toth vs P Dely  1-029 1970 HUN-chE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
10. Adorjan vs B Toth  1-056 1970 Budapest HUN chC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
11. G Kluger vs B Toth  1-054 1970 HUN-chE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
12. B Toth vs J Tompa  ½-½40 1970 BudapestA43 Old Benoni
13. I Polgar vs B Toth  1-022 1970 HUN-chB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
14. K Honfi vs B Toth  1-057 1971 HUN-chC42 Petrov Defense
15. B Toth vs Portisch  ½-½66 1971 UngarnE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
16. B Toth vs Adorjan  ½-½73 1971 Budapest HUN chA40 Queen's Pawn Game
17. B Toth vs G Kluger  1-040 1971 HUN-chA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
18. B Toth vs Ribli  0-138 1971 HUN-chD87 Grunfeld, Exchange
19. I Polgar vs B Toth  ½-½57 1971 HUN-chC42 Petrov Defense
20. P Dely vs B Toth  0-174 1971 HUN-chA05 Reti Opening
21. Matulovic vs B Toth  1-073 1972 Budapest zt playoff mC42 Petrov Defense
22. B Toth vs Matulovic  0-126 1972 Budapest zt playoff mD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
23. Matulovic vs B Toth  0-160 1972 Budapest zt playoff mC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
24. B Toth vs Matulovic 0-131 1972 Budapest zt playoff mA79 Benoni, Classical, 11.f3
25. E Paoli vs B Toth  0-142 1972 Laszlo Toth Memorial 4thB08 Pirc, Classical
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Kibitzer's Corner
Oct-20-04  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
Oct-26-04  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!!
Oct-26-04  fasting: yes we are talking of two different Tots - but as Honza says, check out Bora Tot
Oct-26-04  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

Nov-08-04  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' !?
Dec-11-05  Karpova: this guy looks like anthony kiedis
Apr-19-06  BIDMONFA: Bela Toth

TOTH, Bela

Dec-24-06  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.
Apr-19-10  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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