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Karoly Sterk
Number of games in database: 84
Years covered: 1910 to 1935
Overall record: +17 -34 =33 (39.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (7) 
    C88 C68 C90 C83 C60
 Queen's Pawn Game (4) 
    D05 A46 A45
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (4) 
    C88 C90 C84
 Slav (4) 
    D15 D11 D12
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (6) 
    C66 C60 C78
 Sicilian (6) 
    B23 B80 B43 B84 B40
 Queen's Pawn Game (5) 
    D02 D05 E10 D00
 Orthodox Defense (4) 
    D63 D62 D52
 Slav (4) 
    D19 D11 D17
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   K Sterk vs Marshall, 1912 1-0
   K Sterk vs Z von Balla, 1912 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Bad Pistyan (1912)
   Budapest (1921)

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KAROLY STERK
(born Sep-29-1881, died Dec-10-1946, 65 years old) Hungary

[what is this?]
Károly Sterk was a Hungarian chess master. He was born on the 29th (and not on the 19th, as some sources claim) of September 1881.

Wikipedia article: K%C3%A1roly Sterk


 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 84  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Reti vs K Sterk 1-020 1910 ViennaC66 Ruy Lopez
2. K Sterk vs Z von Balla 1-032 1911 Main Tt Hun Chess FedC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
3. Spielmann vs K Sterk  1-041 1912 Bad PistyanC66 Ruy Lopez
4. K Sterk vs Leonhardt 1-017 1912 Bad PistyanC88 Ruy Lopez
5. K Sterk vs G Foldes  1-073 1912 TemesvarD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
6. K Sterk vs Duras  1-085 1912 Bad PistyanC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
7. Breyer vs K Sterk  ½-½21 1912 Bad PistyanC01 French, Exchange
8. K Sterk vs E Cohn  1-024 1912 Bad PistyanB40 Sicilian
9. Yates vs K Sterk  0-185 1912 Bad PistyanC66 Ruy Lopez
10. Hromadka vs K Sterk  1-031 1912 Bad PistyanC29 Vienna Gambit
11. K Sterk vs Marshall 1-029 1912 Bad PistyanC49 Four Knights
12. Breyer vs K Sterk  1-034 1912 TemesvarC55 Two Knights Defense
13. Rubinstein vs K Sterk 1-035 1912 Bad PistyanC10 French
14. K Sterk vs Alapin 0-132 1912 Bad PistyanC11 French
15. Salwe vs K Sterk  ½-½32 1912 Bad PistyanD02 Queen's Pawn Game
16. K Sterk vs Z Barasz  ½-½32 1912 Bad PistyanC88 Ruy Lopez
17. M Lowcki vs K Sterk  ½-½60 1912 Bad PistyanD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
18. K Sterk vs P F Johner  ½-½41 1912 Bad PistyanB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
19. Teichmann vs K Sterk  ½-½20 1912 Bad PistyanD02 Queen's Pawn Game
20. Schlechter vs K Sterk  ½-½30 1912 Bad PistyanC26 Vienna
21. K Sterk vs Z von Balla ½-½31 1912 Bad PistyanC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
22. K Sterk vs Breyer  0-131 1913 DebrecenC40 King's Knight Opening
23. L Asztalos vs K Sterk 1-038 1913 BudapestC78 Ruy Lopez
24. Breyer vs K Sterk  1-041 1913 BudapestD05 Queen's Pawn Game
25. Reti vs K Sterk 1-061 1913 DebrecenB12 Caro-Kann Defense
 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 84  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-12-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: Károly Sterk (19 September 1881 – 10 December 1946) was a Hungarian chess master.

He tied for 2nd-4th at Budapest 1909 (Zsigmond Barász won), played at Vienna 1909/10 (the 2nd Trebitsch Memorial, Richard Réti won), tied for 3rd-5th at Budapest 1911 (the 3rd Hungarian Championship, Zoltán von Balla and Barász won), tied for 9-11th at Bad Pistyan 1912 (Akiba Rubinstein won), took 10th at Temesvár 1912 (HUN-ch, Gyula Breyer won), took 12th at Budapest 1913 (Rudolf Spielmann won), shared 2nd with Réti, behind Lajos Asztalos, at Debrecen 1913 (HUN-ch), and tied for 2nd-3rd with Barász, behind Breyer, at Budapest 1917. He lost two matches to Géza Maróczy in 1907 and 1917, both (+1 –2 =3).

After World War I, he mainly played in Budapest where took 10th in 1921 (Alexander Alekhine won), tied for 8-9th in 1922, took 3rd and 4th in 1924, shared 1st and took 5th in 1925, tied for 4-5th, took 6th, and won in 1926, tied for 7-8th and took 10th in 1928, tied for 6-7th in 1929, won and shared 1st in 1930,[2] took 2nd in 1931 (HUN-ch, Lajos Steiner won), tied for 12-13th in 1932 (HUN-ch, Maróczy won), and tied for 9-10th in 1934 (Erich Eliskases won).

He also took 9th at Bardejov 1926 (Hermanis Matisons and Savielly Tartakower won), tied for 3rd-4th at London 1927, took 15th at Ujpest 1934 (Andor Lilienthal won), and tied for 11-16th at Tatatóváros 1935 (HUN-ch, László Szabó won).

Sterk played for Hungary in unofficial and official Chess Olympiads at Paris 1924, Budapest 1926, and Prague 1931.

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Jul-13-10  Dredge Rivers: Sterk was a jerk! :)
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