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Zoltan Varga
Z Varga 
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Number of games in database: 324
Years covered: 1988 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2434 (2462 rapid, 2478 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2592

Overall record: +98 -59 =158 (56.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 9 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (47) 
    B54 B40 B42 B33 B32
 King's Indian (11) 
    E80 E97 E81 E61 E83
 English, 1 c4 e5 (9) 
    A28 A21 A29
 Ruy Lopez (9) 
    C85 C84 C65 C67 C97
 Grunfeld (8) 
    D70 D85 D88
 French Defense (8) 
    C01 C10 C05 C03 C09
With the Black pieces:
 Alekhine's Defense (30) 
    B03 B04 B02
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (19) 
    D20 D21 D27 D24 D26
 Slav (13) 
    D11 D12 D18 D10 D16
 Queen's Pawn Game (13) 
    D02 A41 D00 A40
 Scandinavian (9) 
 Sicilian (8) 
    B47 B32 B54 B43 B28
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Z Varga vs S Kustar, 1993 1-0
   Leko vs Z Varga, 1993 1/2-1/2
   Acs vs Z Varga, 1999 0-1
   B Badea vs Z Varga, 2000 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Miskolc GM (2004)
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   European Club Cup (2016)

   G Aczel vs Z Varga (Feb-12-17) 1-0
   M Sagafos vs Z Varga (Nov-12-16) 0-1
   Z Varga vs R Faizrakhmanov (Nov-11-16) 1/2-1/2
   B Stillger vs Z Varga (Nov-10-16) 1/2-1/2
   Z Varga vs Kiril D Georgiev (Nov-09-16) 0-1

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(born Jul-12-1970, 46 years old) Hungary
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FIDE awarded the GM title to Zoltan Varga in 1995.

 page 1 of 13; games 1-25 of 324  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Z Varga vs I Bilek  1-025 1988 Ch Hungary (team)B56 Sicilian
2. Z Varga vs M Kivisto  1-021 1988 Balatonbereny opB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
3. Z Varga vs I D Dorfman  0-141 1988 Balatonbereny opB06 Robatsch
4. Z Varga vs S Farago  1-032 1989 LillafuredA43 Old Benoni
5. M Krasenkow vs Z Varga  1-034 1989 LillafuredA30 English, Symmetrical
6. Mikhalchishin vs Z Varga  ½-½26 1989 LillafuredA40 Queen's Pawn Game
7. D Polajzer vs Z Varga  0-150 1989 LillafuredA40 Queen's Pawn Game
8. Z Varga vs L Barczay  1-020 1989 LillafuredC42 Petrov Defense
9. Z Varga vs J Van Mil  1-024 1989 LillafuredB20 Sicilian
10. A Schneider vs Z Varga  1-034 1989 Hungary (ch)D31 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. Z Varga vs Zsuzsa Polgar  0-147 1989 LillafuredB22 Sicilian, Alapin
12. A Blees vs Z Varga  0-153 1989 LillafuredD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
13. Z Varga vs M Martens  ½-½35 1990 Wch U20A48 King's Indian
14. Shirov vs Z Varga 1-035 1990 Ch World (juniors)D20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
15. Z Varga vs Sherzer  1-036 1990 05B65 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...Be7 Defense, 9...Nxd4
16. Z Varga vs Zsofia Polgar  1-041 1991 BudapestD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
17. Z Varga vs Petursson 1-040 1991 It AndorraE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
18. Zsuzsa Polgar vs Z Varga  1-022 1991 AjkaD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
19. Z Varga vs Blatny  ½-½52 1991 BudapestC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
20. I Rogers vs Z Varga  1-036 1991 ItB03 Alekhine's Defense
21. Adorjan vs Z Varga  ½-½19 1992 It ExpresszD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
22. Z Varga vs Adorjan  ½-½30 1992 It ExpresszD70 Neo-Grunfeld Defense
23. Z Varga vs Judit Polgar 0-126 1992 Duna KupaB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
24. Zsuzsa Polgar vs Z Varga  ½-½27 1992 Duna KupaE83 King's Indian, Samisch
25. J Ye vs Z Varga  1-052 1992 Budapest First Saturday ExpressB01 Scandinavian
 page 1 of 13; games 1-25 of 324  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-29-02  pawntificator: Zoltan Varga! Very cool name. Zoltan! Reminds me of Dude where's my car.
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  Sneaky: Cool, yes--but quite common:
Zoltan Gyimesi, Zoltan Von Balla, Zoltan Ribli, Zoltan Almasi, Zoltan Medvegy etc. etc. Maybe we should get all these guys together and have a special tournament: <<The Battle of the Zoltans!!>> hehe
Dec-30-02  ughaibu: Wasn't there a film (movie) entitled Hound Of Zoltan? Or was it a short story by Agatha Christie?
Dec-31-02  pawntificator: Wow, there are a lot of Zoltans. I can't imagine anyone naming a little baby Zoltan.
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  Sneaky: The name I can't imagine giving a baby is SMBAT. Please don't tell me how to pronounce it, I don't even want to know!

Of course I refer to the extremely strong Grandmaster Smbat G Lputian, who was born in the great Armenian Vowel Famine of '58! ;-)

Dec-31-02  ughaibu: I guess with a surname like that you have to dig a little deeper for something special. It's a good name; Sinbad + Gulliver (the) Lilliputian(s), is my interpretation.
Dec-31-02  pawntificator: The Great Armenian Vowel Famine! I need to brush up on my history.
Jan-19-03  ksadler: Does anyone have any biographical information on this player? I follow his games as he plays Alekhine's Defense, but no *nothing* about him.
Jan-14-04  platonov: The hungarian 'Zoltan' name comes from the turkish-ottoman 'sultan'. All mentioned players (Gyimesi, Balla, Ribli, Almasi and Medvegy) are hungarian players. Varga Zoltan is top 10 at current hungarian rating list (anyway did you know that the word ELO comes from a hungarian mathematic professor's name?), and surely one of the most creative players today at the 2500 level. ksadler, i have biographical information on him, and he is not an unknown player as he was hungarian national team member in 1992 first and he is still today.
Jul-12-06  BIDMONFA: Zoltan Varga

VARGA, Zoltan

Jan-21-07  Zebra: I always thought Zoltan Varga was a footballer (Aberdeen among others and Hungary).
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  whiteshark: Any relations to <Victor Vargas>?
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  wordfunph: FIDE awarded the GM title to Hungarian Zoltan Varga in 1995.

May your birthday be happy GM Zoltan Varga!

Jul-12-09  Civhai: Same name as my grandfather. XD
Jul-12-09  WhiteRook48: Happy birthday!
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  whiteshark: Civ<hai>


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He ended 2nd in First Saturday GM May 2010:, congratulations!

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  offramp: "Try saying Zoltan without saying Hound of Dracula..."
Jul-12-12  LoveThatJoker: Happy 42nd Birthday, GM Varga!


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  Penguincw: Happy 44th birthday to GM Zoltan Varga.
Jul-12-14  newhampshireboy: It is a cool name in my humble opinion!
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  HeMateMe: Seems like a good name for a prescription man-aide, when your having a night with a lady friend. Zolt!
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  Infohunter: "Varga" is an outdated term for "leather worker", now used only as a surname. This included those who made shoes or saddles, hence English equivalent surnames might variously be "Leatherman", "Shoemaker" or "Sadler".
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  eternaloptimist: Happy birthday to GM Varga!
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