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Csaba Balogh
C Balogh 
Photograph copyright © 2006 Milan Kovacs (  
Number of games in database: 739
Years covered: 1997 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2625 (2653 rapid, 2654 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2672

Overall record: +206 -93 =376 (58.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 64 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (158) 
    B90 B33 B50 B30 B48
 Ruy Lopez (89) 
    C65 C78 C67 C69 C80
 French Defense (41) 
    C05 C07 C03 C10 C09
 Sicilian Najdorf (34) 
    B90 B91 B96 B98 B94
 French Tarrasch (31) 
    C07 C05 C03 C09 C04
 Caro-Kann (27) 
    B12 B18 B17 B13 B15
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (95) 
    B22 B63 B43 B52 B65
 Slav (66) 
    D12 D10 D16 D17 D15
 Ruy Lopez (41) 
    C65 C67 C78
 Queen's Indian (26) 
    E12 E15 E17 E14
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (26) 
    B63 B65 B62 B61 B64
 English, 1 c4 e5 (24) 
    A20 A29 A28 A22 A21
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Aronian vs C Balogh, 2013 1/2-1/2
   C Balogh vs D Zoler, 2013 1-0
   V Atlas vs C Balogh, 2010 1/2-1/2
   C Balogh vs A Belezky, 2014 1/2-1/2
   Motylev vs C Balogh, 2015 0-1
   C Balogh vs Karjakin, 2005 1-0
   Wei Yi vs C Balogh, 2015 1/2-1/2
   M Vachier-Lagrave vs C Balogh, 2013 1/2-1/2
   C Balogh vs A Sharafiev, 2012 1-0
   S Volkov vs C Balogh, 2005 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   13th Dubai Open (2011)
   Wroclaw Chess Festival (2010)
   6th European Individual Championship (2005)
   Baku Chess Festival (2007)
   European Team Championship (2011)
   Bundesliga 2013/14 (2013)
   European Individual Championship (2014)
   Bundesliga 2012/13 (2012)
   37th Chess Olympiad (2006)
   12th European Individual Championship (2011)
   13th European Individual Championship (2012)
   Bundesliga 2016/17 (2016)
   Chess Olympiad (2014)
   Dubai Open (2010)
   Chess Olympiad (2016)

   🏆 French Team Championship
   C Balogh vs K Piorun (Jun-05-18) 1/2-1/2
   C Balogh vs S Zhigalko (Jun-04-18) 1/2-1/2
   P Brochet vs C Balogh (Jun-03-18) 0-1
   Kuzubov vs C Balogh (Jun-02-18) 1-0
   C Balogh vs S Cossin (Jun-01-18) 1-0

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(born Mar-10-1987, 32 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 30; games 1-25 of 739  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. C Balogh vs Radjabov 0-1171997EU-ch U10C10 French
2. Radjabov vs C Balogh 1-0351998EU-ch U12A04 Reti Opening
3. C Balogh vs Wang Yue  0-1531999Wch U12A00 Uncommon Opening
4. C Balogh vs Nakamura 0-11152000Elekes mem IMB29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
5. H Kallio vs C Balogh ½-½272000FSGM AprilC46 Three Knights
6. Radjabov vs C Balogh  1-0432000Budapest FS12 GMA45 Queen's Pawn Game
7. C Balogh vs A Cserba  ½-½242000Tapolca opB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
8. Y A Zimmerman vs C Balogh  ½-½452001FSIMB MarchE12 Queen's Indian
9. C Balogh vs A Jakab  ½-½482001FSIMB MarchB06 Robatsch
10. O Gladyszev vs C Balogh  ½-½602001FSIMB MarchE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
11. M Nezar vs C Balogh  1-0422001FSIMB MarchA33 English, Symmetrical
12. C Balogh vs N Resika  ½-½212001FSIMB MarchB07 Pirc
13. Xu Hanbing vs C Balogh  ½-½292001FSIMB MarchA33 English, Symmetrical
14. C Balogh vs M Kaposztas  1-0462001FSIMB MarchC10 French
15. C Philippe vs C Balogh  ½-½192001FSIMB MarchB23 Sicilian, Closed
16. C Balogh vs M Goczo  1-0342001FSIMB MarchC05 French, Tarrasch
17. C Berczes vs C Balogh  ½-½282001FSIMB MarchB59 Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation, 7.Nb3
18. C Balogh vs L Seres  1-0452001FSIMB MarchC41 Philidor Defense
19. C Balogh vs Z Varga  1-0262001FSGM AugustB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
20. S Drazic vs C Balogh  ½-½472001FSGM AugustD01 Richter-Veresov Attack
21. C Balogh vs P Lukacs  ½-½82001FSGM AugustC44 King's Pawn Game
22. C Balogh vs N Castaneda  ½-½622001FSGM AugustB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
23. A Szeberenyi vs C Balogh  0-1322001FSGM AugustE12 Queen's Indian
24. C Balogh vs T Fogarasi  ½-½212001FSGM AugustB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
25. V Bhat vs C Balogh  1-0232001FSGM AugustB89 Sicilian
 page 1 of 30; games 1-25 of 739  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.
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  HeMateMe: OCF beat me to it.
Jan-24-17  Granny O Doul: Nina beat me to it. I mean, I wasn't going to say it in any case, but she did beat me.
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  Penguincw: Happy Birthday to GM Csaba Balogh.
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