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Lajos Merenyi
Number of games in database: 31
Years covered: 1906 to 1935
Overall record: +3 -15 =13 (30.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Jan-23-1884, died Apr-28-1936, 52 years old) Hungary

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. L Merenyi vs J Szekely 0-11919061st Hungarian National TournamentD08 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit
2. L Merenyi vs Kostic  0-1621909BudapestC60 Ruy Lopez
3. Breyer vs L Merenyi  ½-½311912TemesvarC12 French, McCutcheon
4. L Merenyi vs Z Barasz  0-1331912TemesvarC46 Three Knights
5. E Steiner vs L Merenyi  ½-½491928BudapestC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
6. L Merenyi vs H Steiner  ½-½501928BudapestC49 Four Knights
7. A Vajda vs L Merenyi  1-0461928BudapestE38 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5
8. L Merenyi vs Capablanca 0-1381928BudapestB27 Sicilian
9. K Havasi vs L Merenyi  1-0491928BudapestE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
10. L Merenyi vs Kmoch 0-1801928BudapestB29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
11. Marshall vs L Merenyi 1-0481928BudapestE60 King's Indian Defense
12. L Merenyi vs Spielmann  ½-½451928BudapestC40 King's Knight Opening
13. L Merenyi vs Z von Balla  ½-½491928BudapestC48 Four Knights
14. L Merenyi vs B Orvenyi  ½-½311932BudapestB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
15. L Merenyi vs K Sterk  1-0291935TatatovarosB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
16. G Lovas vs L Merenyi  1-0211935TatatovarosD02 Queen's Pawn Game
17. L Merenyi vs Z von Balla  0-1181935TatatovarosB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
18. L Merenyi vs K Havasi  1-0231935TatatovarosC46 Three Knights
19. G Kluger vs L Merenyi  1-0261935TatatovarosD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
20. L Merenyi vs L Steiner  0-1171935TatatovarosB85 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical
21. A Sacconi vs L Merenyi ½-½481935TatatovarosD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
22. L Merenyi vs Znosko-Borovsky  ½-½171935TatatovarosB02 Alekhine's Defense
23. S Boros vs L Merenyi  1-0501935TatatovarosD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
24. L Merenyi vs M Szigeti  ½-½211935TatatovarosC17 French, Winawer, Advance
25. A Becker vs L Merenyi  1-0621935TatatovarosD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
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  whiteshark: Name: Lajos Merenyi
Birthdate: 1884-Jan
Deceased: 1936-Apr
Nationality: HUN

Chessmetric ranks him #65 in 1913:

Wrote "Prince Paul Esterhazy" (Hung.) (Budapest, 1895).

Nov-05-13  Karpova: Lajos Merenyi won the 36-player Main Tournament (not to be confused with the Master Tournament) in Györ 1924 and so became Hungarian Chess Association Champion 1924. He had been Hungarian cycle race champion and marathon runner.

From page 244 of the September 1924 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'

Nov-07-13  Karpova: Crosstable of the Main Tournament in Györ 1924 (see my post above):

1. Lajos Merenyi 8.5 ($20, Champion)
2. G Pal Rethy 8.0 (1,400,000)
3-4. Jakob Walter 7.0 (1,000,000)
3-4. Friedrich Thelen 7.0 (600,000)
5. Arpad Jakab 6.5 (500,000)
6-7. Kalman Kulcsar 5.0 (450,000)
6-7. Barna Dalmy 5.0 (400,000)
8. Miklos Szigeti 4.5 (350,000)
9-11. Ernö Földessy 4.0 (300,000)
9-11. Josef Rasovsky 4.0 (275,000)
9-11. Konrad Demeter 4.0 (250,000)
12. Walter Schwimmer 2.5 (200,000)

Merenyi scored +8 -2 =1 (losses against Walter and Thelen, draw against Jakab).

This was the <Siegergruppe> (Sieger = winner, Gruppe = group/class)*.

From page 288 of the October 1924 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'

* this is a possible explanation for the discrepancy to my above post about 36 players and now only 12: Several preliminary groups and the best players advanced to the <Siegergruppe>.

Jan-23-16  TheFocus: Happy Lajos Merenyi.
Aug-10-19  wordfunph: IM-caliber Lajos Merenyi.

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