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Kornel Havasi
Number of games in database: 169
Years covered: 1912 to 1937

Overall record: +64 -56 =49 (52.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Orthodox Defense (18) 
    D51 D63 D61 D52 D55
 Ruy Lopez (12) 
    C70 C77 C68 C84 C78
 Nimzo Indian (10) 
    E34 E23 E38 E43 E32
 Slav (8) 
    D11 D10 D15 D19
 Queen's Pawn Game (8) 
    E00 D05 A50 A46 D04
 King's Indian (7) 
    E60 E64 E67 E76 E80
With the Black pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (12) 
    A46 D02 D04 A45 D05
 Ruy Lopez (11) 
    C66 C84 C60 C79 C86
 Orthodox Defense (9) 
    D51 D63 D61 D52 D55
 Slav (7) 
    D11 D19 D13
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (5) 
    C84 C97 C86
 Semi-Slav (4) 
    D47 D45 D43
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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
   K Havasi vs Stahlberg, 1934 1/2-1/2
   G Wheatcroft vs K Havasi, 1937 0-1
   K Havasi vs E Tholfsen, 1928 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   The Hague Olympiad (1928)
   Budapest (1929)
   Budapest (1928)
   Debrecen (1925)

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

Wikipedia article: Kornél Havasi

 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 169  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. K Havasi vs B Steiner 0-1701912TemesvarC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
2. Reti vs K Havasi  0-1411912TemesvarA84 Dutch
3. K Havasi vs Breyer  ½-½231912TemesvarC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
4. K Havasi vs L Asztalos  ½-½251912TemesvarC01 French, Exchange
5. B Dalmy vs K Havasi 0-1581912TemesvarC21 Center 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 N Pesitz 1-0481912TemesvarC70 Ruy Lopez
9. K Havasi vs A Tyroler  0-1281912TemesvarC68 Ruy Lopez, 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 1-0191918KassaC66 Ruy Lopez
13. J Balogh vs K Havasi  1-031918KassaC60 Ruy Lopez
14. K Havasi vs Reti  0-1441918KassaC78 Ruy Lopez
15. K Havasi vs L Palau  0-1411924Paris Unofficial OlympiadD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
16. M Golmayo De La Torriente vs K Havasi 1-0191924Paris Unofficial OlympiadC66 Ruy Lopez
17. H K Mattison vs K Havasi  1-0351924Paris Unofficial OlympiadD13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
18. K Havasi vs Euwe 0-1261924Paris Unofficial OlympiadD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
19. P Potemkin vs K Havasi  0-1441924Paris Unofficial OlympiadC50 Giuoco Piano
20. A Chepurnov vs K Havasi  1-0281924Paris Unofficial OlympiadB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
21. K Havasi vs A Vajda  1-0261924Paris Unofficial OlympiadE64 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav System
22. F Apsenieks vs K Havasi  0-1251924Paris Unofficial OlympiadE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
23. G Nagy vs K Havasi  1-0311924GyorC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
24. K Havasi vs Maroczy  ½-½351924GyorC01 French, Exchange
25. Przepiorka vs K Havasi 1-0351924GyorD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 169  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.
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  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

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  whiteshark: More detailed chess bio:
Olimpbase Statistics:
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  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:

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  wordfunph: rest in peace "White Horse"..
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