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Istvan Csom
Number of games in database: 742
Years covered: 1964 to 2012
Last FIDE rating: 2409
Highest rating achieved in database: 2545

Overall record: +188 -149 =398 (52.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 7 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 English (77) 
    A15 A13 A10 A14 A12
 Reti System (46) 
    A04 A06 A05
 King's Indian (42) 
    E63 E62 E60 E69 E66
 English, 1 c4 c5 (28) 
    A30 A36 A37 A38 A35
 English, 1 c4 e5 (25) 
    A20 A28 A26 A25 A22
 Sicilian (23) 
    B22 B23 B39 B40 B25
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (139) 
    B62 B57 B28 B61 B56
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (52) 
    B62 B61 B63 B66 B69
 Nimzo Indian (43) 
    E41 E21 E38 E20 E42
 Queen's Indian (26) 
    E12 E15 E17 E14 E19
 Queen's Pawn Game (20) 
    A46 E00 A40 E10 A45
 English (19) 
    A15 A17 A13 A14 A16
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Csom vs A Planinc, 1974 1-0
   Nunn vs Csom, 1977 0-1
   Csom vs Yusupov, 1982 1-0
   Csom vs P Ostojic, 1969 1-0
   Csom vs Ribli, 1969 1-0
   Csom vs G Gaertner, 1994 1-0
   Csom vs L Seres, 1999 1-0
   Adorjan vs Csom, 1969 0-1
   Csom vs Gulko, 1976 1-0
   Csom vs N Gaprindashvili, 1973 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Palma de Mallorca (1971)
   Bad Lauterberg (1977)
   Biel Interzonal (1976)
   Szirak (1986)
   Lone Pine (1975)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Amsterdam IBM 1974 by Chessdreamer
   Baku 1980 by suenteus po 147
   Palma de Mallorca 1971 by Tabanus

   🏆 Portisch 75 Rapid
   Hort vs Csom (Apr-04-12) 1-0, rapid
   Csom vs Ljubojevic (Apr-04-12) 0-1, rapid
   Portisch vs Csom (Apr-04-12) 1-0, rapid
   Csom vs Portisch (Apr-03-12) 1/2-1/2, rapid
   Ljubojevic vs Csom (Apr-03-12) 1/2-1/2, rapid

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(born Jun-02-1940, 80 years old) Hungary
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István Csom was born in Sátoraljaújhely. Awarded the IM title in 1967 and the GM title in 1973, he was Hungarian Champion in 1972 and 1973 (jointly). His tournament victories include Olot 1973, Cleveland 1975, Olot 1975, Pula zonal 1975, Berlin 1979, Copenhagen 1983, Järvenpää 1985 and Delhi 1987. Csom is also an International Arbiter (1991).

Wikipedia article: István Csom

Last updated: 2019-06-02 04:20:47

 page 1 of 30; games 1-25 of 742  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Csom vs Portisch 0-1321964HUN-ch 19thC02 French, Advance
2. Csom vs G Kluger  ½-½301964HUN-ch 19thC44 King's Pawn Game
3. Csom vs Szabo  1-0431964HUN-ch 19thC44 King's Pawn Game
4. Csom vs Savon  0-1341964WchT U26 11th fin-AB15 Caro-Kann
5. W Schmidt vs Csom  0-1271964WchT U26 11th fin-AA07 King's Indian Attack
6. Csom vs Kavalek  ½-½331964WchT U26 11th fin-AB06 Robatsch
7. Csom vs Vasiukov  ½-½181965BudapestD02 Queen's Pawn Game
8. Savon vs Csom  1-0351965BudapestA27 English, Three Knights System
9. Csom vs E Paoli  1-0271965Asztalos Memorial 8thB23 Sicilian, Closed
10. Csom vs Korchnoi 0-1161965Asztalos Memorial 8thE60 King's Indian Defense
11. Csom vs G Borisenko  ½-½151965Asztalos Memorial 8thC44 King's Pawn Game
12. Csom vs Sliwa  ½-½201965Asztalos Memorial 8thC44 King's Pawn Game
13. G Kluger vs Csom  0-1491965Asztalos Memorial 8thC00 French Defense
14. Portisch vs Csom  1-0491965HUN-ch 21stD07 Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense
15. Csom vs G Kluger  ½-½281965HUN-ch 21stC44 King's Pawn Game
16. Csom vs J Flesch 0-1141966Asztalos Memorial 9thB23 Sicilian, Closed
17. E Paoli vs Csom ½-½521966Asztalos Memorial 9thC03 French, Tarrasch
18. Adorjan vs Csom 0-1451966HUN-chB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
19. Csom vs I Polgar  0-1201966HUN-chC44 King's Pawn Game
20. G Kluger vs Csom  ½-½551966HUN-chE43 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation
21. J Kozma vs Csom  ½-½171967DSV-TurnierD14 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
22. Csom vs L Barczay  0-1321967HUN-chC44 King's Pawn Game
23. Csom vs G Kluger  ½-½341967Budapest Bajnogsag 8thC46 Three Knights
24. Csom vs Ribli  ½-½321967HUN-chB22 Sicilian, Alapin
25. Sliwa vs Csom 0-1361967DSV-TurnierA17 English
 page 1 of 30; games 1-25 of 742  PGN Download
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  WannaBe: You Know You Are a Geek When... (YKYAGW)

Your eyes see Csom, but your mind reads CMOS.

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  Infohunter: <WannaBe> I suppose that means I'm not a geek. But I DO like to read Hungarian dictionaries, so I wonder what that makes me?
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  Stonehenge: <Infohunter>

Sep-14-12  rapidcitychess: Hello, low-resolution picture!

Could we get a nice photo, perhaps?

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  Infohunter: <Stonehenge> Funny sketch; thanks. I take it you realize that there is not one genuine Hungarian word in it.
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  Stonehenge: Yes, one of the reactions said "It's not in Hungarian what he says."
Oct-13-12  parisattack: A 'modern (post-war) hypermodern.' Not a very big group - Csom, Barcza, Suttles, Blatny, Larsen, Welling, Danielson.

Others, please?

Many of course with 'tendencies' - Stein, Miles, Andersson, Persson, Morozovich.

Everyman Press just released 'Chess Secrets: Great Chess Romantics. I was hoping for a tome on Hypermoderns, but both Reti and Morozovich are included in the Romantics.

Oct-13-12  parisattack: Adding: Keene, Day to the list above.
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  GrahamClayton: Here is Csom constructing a mating net in the endgame against Theodor Ghitescu in 1970:

click for larger view

1. ♘e8+ ♔h6 2. ♗f8+ ♔h5 3. ♘g7+ ♔h4 4. ♔h2 ♗d8 5. f4 1-0, as 6. g3# follows.

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  ketchuplover: His brother Lone kept to himself.
Jun-02-13  brankat: Happy Birthday GM Csom!
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  Fusilli: <GrahamClayton: Here is Csom constructing a mating net in the endgame against Theodor Ghitescu in 1970>


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  thegoodanarchist: <rapidcitychess: Hello, low-resolution picture!

Could we get a nice photo, perhaps?>

Yes, but he will look much older than he does in this one.

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  thegoodanarchist: This guy lost to Tal, Fischer, Polgar and Spassky! Four world champions. I have never even seen 4 world champions in my life, let alone played against them.
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  FSR: Csom also had a loss and a draw against Karpov. The loss was a brilliant swindle by Karpov from a winning position for Csom.
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  thegoodanarchist: < FSR: Csom also had a loss and a draw against Karpov. The loss was a brilliant swindle by Karpov from a winning position for Csom.>

Good find, <FSR>. I might add that Karpov's combination made it into "The Black Book", which officially is called The Encyclopedia of Chess Middlegames. It is puzzle #517, in the category "clearance of a diagonal"

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  FSR: Csom also had two games against Petrosian, both short draws.
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  OhioChessFan: <Paris: A 'modern (post-war) hypermodern.' Not a very big group - Csom, Barcza, Suttles, Blatny, Larsen, Welling, Danielson.>

Simon Williams tends that direction.

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Jun-06-16  posoo: dont beleve me check it out
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  offramp: Is someone inside your van?
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  moronovich: Haven´t you heard about Van Morricsom ?
Jun-02-19  Pyrandus: Prononc.: "Tschom" (!)
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  WTHarvey: Here are 21 mates and combos from Istvan's games: What's the best move?
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  jith1207: <Dredge Rivers: Csometimes you win, csometimes you lose, and csometimes it rains! Sep-14-09 WhiteRook48: and then add csome
and csometimes you draw>

Csom641times you draw within 20 moves!

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