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Lajos Steiner
L Steiner 
Kings of the Chess Board 1948 (L. Steiner).  

Number of games in database: 531
Years covered: 1922 to 1959
Overall record: +221 -151 =145 (56.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 14 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (69) 
    C84 C97 C83 C77 C79
 French Defense (56) 
    C11 C14 C17 C10 C12
 Sicilian (49) 
    B58 B83 B74 B72 B80
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (34) 
    C84 C97 C86 C91 C88
 French (30) 
    C11 C10 C12 C13 C00
 Caro-Kann (26) 
    B18 B10 B15 B17 B13
With the Black pieces:
 Slav (49) 
    D11 D16 D12 D10 D15
 Ruy Lopez (29) 
    C66 C77 C84 C82 C86
 Sicilian (28) 
    B40 B85 B80 B84 B23
 Queen's Pawn Game (23) 
    A46 D02 D05 A50 D01
 Queen's Indian (16) 
    E12 E15 E18 E19 E16
 Semi-Slav (15) 
    D45 D43 D46 D44 D47
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   L Steiner vs Stiassny, 1925 1-0
   A Cheron vs L Steiner, 1928 0-1
   Eliskases vs L Steiner, 1933 0-1
   E W Brose vs L Steiner, 1946 0-1
   L Steiner vs Tartakower, 1928 1-0
   Nimzowitsch vs L Steiner, 1927 0-1
   L Steiner vs C Carls, 1928 1-0
   L Steiner vs Keres, 1935 1-0
   J Rejfir vs L Steiner, 1933 1/2-1/2
   L Steiner vs Bogoljubov, 1928 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Trebitsch Memorial 1937/38 (1937)
   Maribor (1934)
   Australian Championship 1958/59 (1958)
   Bradley Beach (1929)
   Trebitsch Memorial (1935)
   Brno (1937)
   Budapest (1936)
   Kecskemet (1927)
   Ljubljana (1938)
   Tatatovaros (1935)
   Karlovy Vary / Marianske Lazne (1948)
   Trebitsch Memorial (1931)
   Warsaw Olympiad (1935)
   Podebrady (1936)
   Prague Olympiad (1931)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Lodz 1938 by jessicafischerqueen
   Australia Beats The World by Runemaster
   Australia Beats The World by BeerCanChicken
   Berlin BSG 1928 by Pawn and Two
   Moravska Ostrava 1933 by jessicafischerqueen
   Vienna 1923 by suenteus po 147
   Bradley Beach 1929 by crawfb5
   Hastings 1932/33 by Phony Benoni

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(born Jun-14-1903, died Apr-22-1975, 71 years old) Hungary (federation/nationality Australia)

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Lajos Steiner was born in Oradea, then part of Hungary and now in Romania. Awarded the IM title in 1950, he was Hungarian champion in 1931 and 1936. In 1935 he played a match against Andre Lilienthal and won (+3 =2 -1).

Some notable tournaments included: 3rd in Karlovy Vary – Mariánské Lázně in 1948. The event was won by Jan Foltys. He took 19th at the 1st Interzonal Tournament in Saltsjöbaden in 1948. The event was won by David Bronstein.

He played for Hungary in four Chess Olympiads: In 1931, he played at second board at 4th Chess Olympiad in Prague (+10 –3 =4). In 1933, he played at second board at 5th Chess Olympiad in Folkestone (+5 –4 =5). In 1935, he played at first board at 6th Chess Olympiad in Warsaw (+7 –4 =7). In 1936, he played at second board at 3rd unofficial Chess Olympiad in Munich (+13 –2 =5). He won individual bronze medal in Prague, and team gold medal and individual silver medal in Munich.

In 1939 he emigrated to Australia and subsequently between 1945 and 1959 won the Australian title four times.

His older brother Endre Steiner was also a master player. He was married to Edna Kingston. Lajos passed away in Sydney in 1975.

Wikipedia article: Lajos Steiner

Last updated: 2022-03-13 20:07:03

 page 1 of 22; games 1-25 of 531  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. G Janny vs L Steiner 1-0151922HUNC30 King's Gambit Declined
2. L Steiner vs M E Goldstein  1-0471923British Championship Reserves FinalC83 Ruy Lopez, Open
3. L Steiner vs Reti  ½-½421923ViennaB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
4. F Fischer vs L Steiner 0-1451923ViennaE12 Queen's Indian
5. L Steiner vs S R Wolf  1-0711923ViennaC66 Ruy Lopez
6. T Gruber vs L Steiner  0-1371923ViennaC50 Giuoco Piano
7. L Steiner vs S Takacs  1-0481923ViennaB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
8. L Steiner vs K Opocensky  ½-½471923ViennaB32 Sicilian
9. G Patay vs L Steiner  0-1541923ViennaE12 Queen's Indian
10. L Steiner vs Spielmann  0-1561923ViennaA46 Queen's Pawn Game
11. Gruenfeld vs L Steiner  1-0361923ViennaD95 Grunfeld
12. L Steiner vs A Becker 1-0361923ViennaC77 Ruy Lopez
13. Tartakower vs L Steiner 1-0491923ViennaC44 King's Pawn Game
14. L Steiner vs Colle 0-1151924MeranoB83 Sicilian
15. L Steiner vs Tarrasch  1-0591924MeranoC77 Ruy Lopez
16. G Patay vs L Steiner  ½-½241924MeranoD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
17. L Steiner vs A Selezniev  ½-½241924MeranoD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
18. Gruenfeld vs L Steiner 1-0201924MeranoD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
19. Koltanowski vs L Steiner  0-1271924MeranoD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
20. Rubinstein vs L Steiner  1-0441924MeranoD95 Grunfeld
21. Spielmann vs L Steiner  ½-½331924MeranoA48 King's Indian
22. L Steiner vs E Steiner  ½-½281924GyorE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
23. M Walter vs L Steiner  0-1371924GyorA48 King's Indian
24. L Steiner vs L Asztalos  ½-½341924GyorC58 Two Knights
25. H Mueller vs L Steiner  1-0311924GyorD95 Grunfeld
 page 1 of 22; games 1-25 of 531  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-13-04  nikolaas: I remember him for the trick he used against Colle. Colle played white and was clearly better. Steiner saw a combination which would allow him to mate in three, if his king was on h8 instead of g8. But if he moved his king, Colle would search for a reason. What to do?

When Colle came to the game again, he saw his opponent had played Qxh4, an impossible move. He said it to Steiner, who instead played Be4. 'You made an incorrect move,' said Colle angry 'you have to move your king.' (that was the rule at that time) Steiner was obliged to move his h8.
Colle played a move and was mated in 3. Steiner played Qxh4 because he would be obliged to move his king.

Nov-28-06  jackmandoo: I've tried to trick my Collie but she is too smart for that.
Dec-04-06  WarmasterKron: Unsurprising. After all, you can't fool a new dog with old tricks.

...or something.

Nov-06-07  BIDMONFA: Lajos Steiner


Sep-05-08  DoctorD: Lajos Steiner

The Chess Review October 1935

White to play and mate in 4

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  GrahamClayton: Steiner was Australian champion in 1945 (Sydney), 1947 (Adelaide), 1953 (Hobart) and 1959 (Sydney) Source: Cathy Chua "Australian Chess At The Top", Pioneer Books, 1998
Dec-27-10  acme: The game <nikolaas> refers to was, in fact, played by Endre Steiner: E Steiner vs Colle, 1926. The kibitzing in this game tells a very different story about how Colle lost.

Coincidentally, Endre Steiner was Lajos Steiner's older brother.

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  GrahamClayton: Here is a Steiner miniature not in the database:

[Event "?"]
[Site "Budapest"]
[Date "1932.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Steiner, Lajos"]
[Black "Muller, G"]
[Result "1-0"]

1. e4 c6 2. c4 d5 3. cxd5 cxd5 4. exd5 Nf6 5. Bb5+ Bd7 6. Bc4 b5 7. Be2 Nxd5 8. Nc3 Nf4 9. d4 Nxg2+ 10. Kf1 Nh4 11. Bf4 a6 12. Nd5 Ra7 13. Rc1 Bc6 14. Nc7+ Rxc7 15. Bxc7 Qd5 16. f3 Nd7 17. Qc2 Bb7 18. Bg3 1-0

Source: Bill Wall, “500 Caro-Kann Miniatures”, Chess Enterprises, Moon Township, Pennsylvania, 1991

Nov-01-13  Karpova: L Steiner form Budapest was studying at the 'Technikum' in Mittweida and so he participated in the Saxon Championship tournament held at the 12th Saxon Chess Association Congress. He won, scoring 6 points (2 draws against Blümich and Kühn) and so he became Chess Champion of Saxony in 1924!

From page 171 of the June 1924 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'

Dec-08-15  siggemannen: Is the KID Steiner Attack named after this guy?
Dec-08-15  whiteshark: <siggemannen> no, it's named after Herman Steiner who played it 4 times at the Stockholm Interzonal (1952)
Dec-09-15  siggemannen: Thank you, <whiteshark>
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  offramp: <acme:..Coincidentally, Endre Steiner was Lajos Steiner's older brother.>

Not a coincidence, really. More like the Mum's fault.

Jun-14-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Lajos Steiner.
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  Check It Out: Does anyone know more about this rule that making an illegal move required you to then move your king?

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