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Jozsef Horvath
Number of games in database: 365
Years covered: 1981 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2504
Highest rating achieved in database: 2567

Overall record: +128 -56 =181 (59.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (16) 
    E60 E67 E62 E91 E77
 English (16) 
    A15 A13 A10 A14 A16
 Queen's Pawn Game (15) 
    E00 A46 D02 E10 D05
 Queen's Indian (11) 
    E15 E17 E12 E16 E14
 Ruy Lopez (11) 
    C85 C96 C76 C84 C61
 Catalan (10) 
    E06 E04 E07
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (54) 
    B47 B40 B48 B32 B44
 Sicilian Taimanov (25) 
    B47 B48 B46
 English, 1 c4 c5 (16) 
    A35 A33 A34 A38 A30
 Grunfeld (15) 
    D85 D78 D73 D92 D91
 Queen's Pawn Game (14) 
    A46 D02 A40 E00 E10
 King's Indian Attack (10) 
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Gulko vs J Horvath, 1985 0-1
   Nunn vs J Horvath, 1989 1/2-1/2
   J Horvath vs Uhlmann, 1985 1-0
   J Horvath vs Hoang Thanh Trang, 2001 1-0
   Velimirovic vs J Horvath, 1987 0-1
   Vaganian vs J Horvath, 1989 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Bangkok Chess Club Open (2015)
   Szirak (1985)
   European Club Cup (2003)
   European Club Cup (2004)
   European Club Cup (2005)

   🏆 TCh-HUN 2017/18
   J Horvath vs A Popovics (Nov-26-17) 1-0
   M Nemeth vs J Horvath (Nov-25-17) 0-1
   J Horvath vs H ten Hertog (Jun-11-17) 1/2-1/2
   T Burg vs J Horvath (Jun-11-17) 1/2-1/2
   R de Rooij vs J Horvath (Jun-10-17) 0-1

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(born Aug-13-1964, 55 years old) Hungary

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Grandmaster (1990) and brother of Csaba Horvath.

Note: there are several other Jozsef Horvaths.

 page 1 of 15; games 1-25 of 365  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J Horvath vs Zsuzsa Polgar 0-1221981HUNC00 French Defense
2. Salov vs J Horvath 1-0581983EU-ch U20E11 Bogo-Indian Defense
3. J Horvath vs I Stohl  1-0371983EU-ch U20B81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
4. Adorjan vs J Horvath  1-0341985Ch Hungary (team)A33 English, Symmetrical
5. J Horvath vs Psakhis  ½-½411985Chigorin MemorialC85 Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD)
6. Gulko vs J Horvath 0-1371985Chigorin MemorialD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
7. J Horvath vs Pinter  0-1291985SzirakB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
8. Adorjan vs J Horvath  1-0351985SzirakA35 English, Symmetrical
9. J Horvath vs V Tukmakov  ½-½451985SzirakB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
10. Stefan Djuric vs J Horvath 0-191985SzirakE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
11. J Horvath vs Uhlmann  1-0451985SzirakC18 French, Winawer
12. J Horvath vs E Vladimirov  0-1531986Tbilisi ttC61 Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense
13. J Horvath vs B Perenyi  ½-½461986HUN-chA65 Benoni, 6.e4
14. J Horvath vs Barbero  1-0211986KecskemetC85 Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD)
15. Plachetka vs J Horvath  0-1231986Budapest Spring opA04 Reti Opening
16. J Horvath vs A Kuligowski  1-0231986Naleczow mastersC03 French, Tarrasch
17. J Horvath vs Kohlweyer  1-0551987Laszlo Toth memC18 French, Winawer
18. Zsuzsa Polgar vs J Horvath  ½-½361987Ch Hungary, HungaryD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
19. Smagin vs J Horvath  1-0601987ZenicaE46 Nimzo-Indian
20. Marjanovic vs J Horvath  1-0461987ZenicaB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
21. Velimirovic vs J Horvath  0-1281987ZenicaB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
22. V Kovacevic vs J Horvath  ½-½611987ZenicaA46 Queen's Pawn Game
23. N Davies vs J Horvath  ½-½511987Elekes MemorialA07 King's Indian Attack
24. Suetin vs J Horvath  0-1611987Barcza MemorialB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
25. J Horvath vs J Ambroz  ½-½181987Barcza MemorialC18 French, Winawer
 page 1 of 15; games 1-25 of 365  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-09-06  BIDMONFA: Jozsef Horvath


Apr-15-07  bauernfresser: The Horvaths rival the Gurevichs and the Ivanovs for holding the most titles. Adam, Csaba, Jozsef and Peter are GMs. Gyula, Imre and Tamas are IMs. Jozsef and Csaba, the strongest two, are brothers. Does anybody know how, or if, the other Horvaths are related to each other?
Jul-12-09  NyP: The Horváth brothers are probably the world's strongets brothers in chess (not counting the Polgar sisters).
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  GrahamClayton: Major tournament results:

A win that is not in the database:

[Event "?"]
[Site "Debreczen"]
[Date "1988.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Horvath, Joszef"]
[Black "Schneider, Attila"]
[Result "1-0"]

1. d4 ♘f6 2. c4 e6 3. ♘c3 ♗b4 4. e3 c5 5. ♗d3 ♘c6 6. ♘e2 d5 7. cxd5 ♘xd5 8. a3 cxd4 9. axb4 dxc3 10. bxc3 O-O 11. e4 ♘b6 12. f4 ♕h4+ 13. ♘g3 ♖d8 14. O-O ♗d7 15. ♗e3 ♗e8 16. ♕e2 ♘d7 17. e5 f6 18. ♗c4 ♗f7

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19. f5 1-0

Source: Bill Wall, “500 Indian Miniatures”, Chess Enterprises, Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, 1990

Mar-04-11  Caissanist: <The Horváth brothers are probably the world's strongets brothers in chess (not counting the Polgar sisters).>

This may have been true when NyP posted it two years ago, but now the Vovks (Andrey Vovk and Yuri Vovk) appear to be at least as strong. They are also about twenty-five years younger, and still improving.

Mar-04-11  Caissanist: It looks like Horvath is the Smith of Hungary; the FIDE ratings site lists 134 Horvaths, including several different Jozsefs. The listed rating is for a different Jozsef Horvath, the GM currently has a rating of 2539.
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  Jonathan Sarfati: Horváth is only the 4th most common family name in Hungary. It comes from the endonym for Croatian. So not surprisingly, the indentically pronounced name Horvat is the commonest Croatian name. Hungarians put their surnames first, so this grandmaster would be called Horváth Jozsef in Hungary (endonym Magyarország).
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  Penguincw: Jozsef Horvath had a good tournament at the Bangkok Chess Club Open (2015), scoring 6.5/9 (+5,-1,=3), and 6th overall (being the 8th seed). He had no easy tournament, as he had to face <each> of the top <4> seeds (-1 against 2682).

For his efforts, he gained 16 points (2522 -> 2538), which is likely the biggest gain out of all the GMs that participated.

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  HeMateMe: wasn't there a Panzer general during WWII named Horvath?
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