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Kornel Havasi
K Havasi 
The Hague, 1928. Hungarian team. Havasi seated on left. Source:  

Number of games in database: 201
Years covered: 1912 to 1938
Overall record: +79 -63 =59 (54.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Orthodox Defense (22) 
    D51 D63 D52 D61 D55
 Ruy Lopez (15) 
    C78 C68 C84 C70 C77
 Nimzo Indian (11) 
    E34 E38 E23 E43 E36
 Slav (9) 
    D10 D11 D19 D15
 Queen's Pawn Game (9) 
    D05 E00 A46 A50 D02
 King's Indian (8) 
    E60 E67 E64 E80 E76
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (13) 
    C84 C66 C77 C86 C79
 Queen's Pawn Game (13) 
    D02 A46 D04 E10 A40
 Orthodox Defense (11) 
    D51 D63 D52 D67 D55
 Slav (11) 
    D11 D13 D19 D10 D15
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (6) 
    C84 C86 C97
 Semi-Slav (6) 
    D47 D43 D45
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   K Havasi vs A Sacconi, 1933 1-0
   Hromadka vs K Havasi, 1936 0-1
   K Havasi vs W Rivier, 1928 1-0
   Reti vs K Havasi, 1912 0-1
   K Havasi vs Stahlberg, 1934 1/2-1/2
   F Apsenieks vs K Havasi, 1924 0-1
   K Havasi vs E Tholfsen, 1928 1/2-1/2
   G Wheatcroft vs K Havasi, 1937 0-1
   K Havasi vs Tartakower, 1929 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Tatatovaros (1935)
   Budapest (1936)
   Budapest (1929)
   The Hague Olympiad (1928)
   Debrecen (1925)
   Gyor (1924)
   Budapest 1st FIDE Masters (1926)
   Stockholm Olympiad (1937)
   Warsaw Olympiad (1935)
   Hamburg Olympiad (1930)
   Paris Unofficial Olympiad (1924)
   Folkestone Olympiad (1933)
   London Olympiad (1927)
   Prague Olympiad (1931)
   non-FIDE Munich Olympiad (1936)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Budapest 1929 by Tabanus

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(born Jan-10-1892, died Jan-15-1945, 53 years old) Hungary

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Kornel Havasi was born in Budapest from a jewish background. He was Hungarian champion in 1922. His nickname of the White Horse had been attributed by Hungary's coaches using the opportunity to assure (with a favorable bye schedule for their 1927 team) that their top board received the white pieces in the London Olympiad..

He won at Budapest 1911; took 9th at Temesvár 1912 (HUN-ch, Gyula Breyer won); tied for 4-5th at Budapest 1917 (Breyer won); took 4th at Budapest 1918 (Zoltán von Balla and Richard Réti won); tied for 9-11th at Kaschau (Košice) 1918 (Réti won); tied for 1st-2nd with Szávay at Budapest 1920; took 6th at Gyula 1921 (Borislav Kostić won).

Havasi was Hungarian Champion, winning at Budapest 1922. He took 3rd at Budapest 1923; tied for 6-7th at Gyula 1923 (Gruber won); took 10th at Györ 1924 (HUN-ch, Géza Nagy won); tied for 6-10th at Debrecen 1925 (Maróczy Jubiläumturnier, Hans Kmoch won); tied for 3rd-4th at Budapest 1926 (Endre Steiner won); tied for 12-14th at Budapest 1926 (1st FIDE Tournament, Ernst Grünfeld and Mario Monticelli won); tied for 2nd-4th at Budapest 1928 (HUN-ch, Árpád Vajda won); tied for 7-8th at Budapest 1928 (José Raúl Capablanca won), and won at Mezökövesd 1929 (Quadrangular).

He tied for 4-5th at Budapest 1931 (HUN-ch, Lajos Steiner won); took 4th at Sopron 1934 (Rudolf Spielmann won); tied for 5-6th at Budapest 1934 (Maróczy Jubilee, Erich Eliskases won); tied for 12-14th at Budapest (Ujpest) 1934 (Andor Lilienthal won); tied for 5-6th at Tatatovaros 1935 (László Szabó won); tied for 5-7th at Budapest 1936 (HUN-ch, L. Steiner and Mieczysław Najdorf won); tied for 3rd-4th at Milan 1938 (Eliskases and Monticelli won), and tied for 4-6th at Budapest 1939 (Dori Memorial, Balla and Szabó won).

Havasi died of exhaustion in a forced labor camp in Austria in 1945.

Wikipedia article: Kornél Havasi

Last updated: 2022-03-13 18:40:39

 page 1 of 9; games 1-25 of 211  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Reti vs K Havasi 0-1411912TemesvarA84 Dutch
2. K Havasi vs N Pesitz 1-0481912TemesvarC70 Ruy Lopez
3. K Havasi vs B Steiner 0-1701912TemesvarC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
4. K Havasi vs Breyer  ½-½231912TemesvarC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
5. B Dalmy vs K Havasi 0-1581912TemesvarC44 King's Pawn Game
6. K Havasi vs Z Barasz  ½-½811912TemesvarC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
7. Z von Balla vs K Havasi  1-0331912TemesvarC66 Ruy Lopez
8. K Havasi vs A Tyroler  0-1281912TemesvarC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
9. K Havasi vs L Asztalos  ½-½251912TemesvarC01 French, Exchange
10. K Havasi vs Breyer 0-1301917BudapestC41 Philidor Defense
11. Breyer vs K Havasi 1-0311918BudapestA45 Queen's Pawn Game
12. Schlechter vs K Havasi 1-0191918KaschauC66 Ruy Lopez
13. J Balogh vs K Havasi 1-031918KaschauC60 Ruy Lopez
14. K Havasi vs Reti  0-1441918KaschauC78 Ruy Lopez
15. P Potemkin vs K Havasi  0-1441924Paris Unofficial OlympiadC50 Giuoco Piano
16. K Havasi vs L Palau 0-1411924Paris Unofficial OlympiadD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
17. M Golmayo vs K Havasi 1-0191924Paris Unofficial OlympiadC66 Ruy Lopez
18. H Mattison vs K Havasi  1-0351924Paris Unofficial OlympiadD13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
19. A Chepurnov vs K Havasi  1-0281924Paris Unofficial OlympiadB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
20. K Havasi vs A Vajda  1-0261924Paris Unofficial OlympiadE64 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav System
21. K Havasi vs Euwe 0-1261924Paris Unofficial OlympiadD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
22. F Apsenieks vs K Havasi 0-1251924Paris Unofficial OlympiadE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
23. K Havasi vs L Asztalos  ½-½281924GyorD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
24. H Mueller vs K Havasi  ½-½291924GyorD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
25. S Gruber vs K Havasi  0-1371924GyorD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
 page 1 of 9; games 1-25 of 211  PGN Download
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  Benzol: Kornel Havasi
Born 10th January 1892 in Budapest
Died 15th January 1945
He was Hungarian champion in 1922.
Nov-18-06  Phony Benoni: Just submitted this one to the database. I imagine Black was so worried about his king that it took him several seconds to realize his queen was trapped!

[Event "Olympiad"]
[Site "Warsaw"]
[Date "1935.08.26"]
[EventDate "?"]
[Round "13"]
[Result "1-0"]
[White "Havasi, Kornel"]
[Black "Enevoldsen, Jens"]
[ECO "E32"]
[WhiteElo ""]
[BlackElo ""]
[PlyCount "52"]

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Qc2 b6 5.f3 Nc6 6.e3 0–0 7.Bd3 d5 8.a3 Bd6 9.Nge2 Ne7 10.e4 dxc4 11.Bxc4 e5 12.Be3 Ng6 13.0–0–0 Qe7 14.g4 Bb7 15.h4 exd4 16.Nxd4 Bf4 17.Qd2 Bxe3 18.Qxe3 Qc5 19.Bb3 Rad8 20.h5 Ne5 21.g5 Ne8 22.g6 Nd6 23.h6 Nxg6 24.hxg7 Kxg7 25.Qh6+ Kf6 26.Rh5 1–0

Jan-10-08  BIDMONFA: Kornel Havasi

HAVASI, Kornel

Jan-10-08  whiteshark: More detailed chess bio:
Olimpbase Statistics:
Jan-10-09  brankat: Died just shortly before the liberation.

R.I.P. master Havasi.

Jul-29-09  myschkin: . . .

"Die Toten von Bruck – Dokumente erzählen Geschichte"

".. Am Friedhof von Bruck an der Leitha (Niederösterreich)* befindet sich über einem Massengrab ein Gedenkstein für 155 ungarisch-jüdische Zwangsarbeiter. Unmenschliche Arbeitsbedingungen, Hunger und Kälte, aber auch Misshandlungen töteten diese Menschen. Davon zeugen die Totenscheine, die von der penibel arbeitenden Amtsmaschinerie des NS-Regimes hinterlassen und beim Umzug des Stadtarchivs 2003 wieder aufgefunden wurden. ... Viel war von den 155 Opfern zu Beginn nicht bekannt, und trotzdem gelang es über einige der ungarischen Juden mehr in Erfahrung zu bringen und über ihr Schicksal zu erzählen. Bei Kornel Havasi war es der Zufall, der das Wissen brachte, dass er ein berühmter ungarischer Schachspieler gewesen ist. .."

(by Petra Weiß und Irmtraut Karlsson)


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  GrahamClayton: Kornel Havasi played all 8 of his games at the inaugral Chess Olympiad at London in 1927 with the White pieces.
Oct-04-13  Karpova: He won the 1926 Budapest Chess Club tournament:

1. Kornel Havasi 5.5
2-3. Merenyi 5.0
2-3. A Steiner* 5.0
4-5. Bakonyi 4.5
4-5. Sterk 4.5
6. Szigeti 4.0
7. Reich 3.5
8. L Steiner 3.0
9. Kellner 1.0

From page 156 of the May 1926 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'

* Possibly Endre Steiner

Jan-10-17  ColeTrane: Lots of a WWII theme as of late, the players of the day....
Jan-10-17  hemy: The picture of K.Havasi:

Jan-19-20  wordfunph: rest in peace "White Horse"..
Sep-12-22  Brenin: Crazy game.

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