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Bela Toth
B Toth 
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Number of games in database: 370
Years covered: 1965 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2313
Highest rating achieved in database: 2480

Overall record: +123 -137 =110 (48.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Nimzo Indian (37) 
    E32 E39 E38 E26 E27
 Modern Benoni (31) 
    A56 A77 A57 A58 A69
 King's Indian (23) 
    E92 E98 E91 E97 E60
 Queen's Gambit Declined (12) 
    D35 D37 D31
 Slav (12) 
    D10 D15 D18 D17
 Grunfeld (12) 
    D86 D87 D91 D94
With the Black pieces:
 Petrov (36) 
    C42 C43
 Sicilian (14) 
    B89 B22 B21 B25 B64
 Orthodox Defense (13) 
    D60 D67 D68 D63 D61
 English, 1 c4 e5 (12) 
    A28 A22 A29 A25
 Queen's Pawn Game (12) 
    A46 D02 A41 A45 D01
 Queen's Indian (11) 
    E12 E15 E14 E18 E17
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   B Toth vs R Appel, 1999 1-0
   Kavalek vs B Toth, 1976 0-1
   Timman vs B Toth, 1985 0-1
   B Toth vs Ivkov, 1984 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Cotronei (1978)
   Italian Championship (1982)
   Italian Championship (1979)
   Hungarian Championship (1971)
   Reggio Emilia 1976/77 (1976)
   Kringsja (1978)
   Reggio Emilia 1973/74 (1973)
   Praia da Rocha Zonal (1978)
   Budapest Championship (1968)
   Haifa Olympiad (1976)
   Biel (1982)
   Reggio Emilia 1975/76 (1975)
   Biel (1983)
   Hungarian Championship 1967/68 (1967)
   Budva Zonal (1981)

   🏆 TCh-SUI
   B Toth vs R Fontaine (Oct-12-14) 1/2-1/2

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(born Apr-19-1943, 79 years old) Hungary (federation/nationality Switzerland)

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Bela Toth was born in Budapest. Awarded the IM title in 1974 and the IMC title in 1978, he was Italian champion in 1975, 1976, 1981, 1982 and 1984. He became a GMC in 2004 and lives in Switzerland.

Wikipedia article: Bela Tóth (chess player)

Last updated: 2021-08-22 11:13:08

 page 1 of 17; games 1-25 of 408  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. V Hora vs B Toth  1-0411965Socialist Armed Forces TournamentC27 Vienna Game
2. B Toth vs V Popov  1-0291965Socialist Armed Forces TournamentA69 Benoni, Four Pawns Attack, Main line
3. Vasiukov vs B Toth  1-0591965Socialist Armed Forces TournamentC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
4. A Filipowicz vs B Toth  1-0451965Socialist Armed Forces TournamentC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
5. J Augustin vs B Toth  1-0391965Socialist Armed Forces TournamentC85 Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD)
6. Savon vs B Toth  1-0551965Socialist Armed Forces TournamentA12 English with b3
7. B Toth vs Z Kadrev  0-1401965Socialist Armed Forces TournamentA80 Dutch
8. B Toth vs Csom  0-1391965Socialist Armed Forces TournamentA55 Old Indian, Main line
9. B Toth vs C Meleghegyi  ½-½801965Socialist Armed Forces TournamentD29 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
10. B Toth vs R Marszalek  ½-½811965Socialist Armed Forces TournamentD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
11. L Liptay vs B Toth  ½-½591965Socialist Armed Forces TournamentD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
12. G Kluger vs B Toth  1-0451966Budapest-chE45 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation
13. L Eperjesi vs B Toth  0-1291967Budapest ChampionshipE45 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation
14. B Toth vs P Dely  0-1451967Budapest ChampionshipE29 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
15. E Varnusz vs B Toth  1-0271967Budapest ChampionshipA23 English, Bremen System, Keres Variation
16. Forintos vs B Toth  ½-½371967Budapest ChampionshipE37 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
17. Csom vs B Toth  1-0191967Budapest ChampionshipC44 King's Pawn Game
18. B Toth vs F Portisch  0-1611967Budapest ChampionshipE77 King's Indian
19. B Toth vs M Bodo  1-0371967Budapest ChampionshipE26 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
20. B Toth vs E Gasztonyi  0-1321967Budapest ChampionshipE91 King's Indian
21. B Toth vs G Kluger  0-1561967Budapest ChampionshipE58 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...Bxc3
22. G Szilagyi vs B Toth  1-0791967Budapest ChampionshipE12 Queen's Indian
23. L Sapi vs B Toth  1-0411967Budapest ChampionshipE43 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation
24. B Toth vs J Guertler  ½-½641967Budapest ChampionshipA54 Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3
25. A Ozsvath vs B Toth  ½-½181967Budapest ChampionshipC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
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Kibitzer's Corner
Oct-20-04  fasting: Who is this Bela Toth?? is this person a woman or a man?
Oct-20-04  fgh: No idea, but it sounds more like a woman name.
Premium Chessgames Member I couldn't find much online but I found this brief mention <1943.04.19 Toth b. Italian IM 1974.>

Due to the timespan, I would suspect that the first 2 or 3 games belong to a different Bela Thoth.

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  Benzol: Maybe <ray keene> could shed more light on this player as he played against him/her in 1979.
Oct-21-04  clapperrail: Bela Toth is a man. He played in the Haifa Olympiad in 1976. He won a game against L Kavalek who was playing for the USA team.
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  Honza Cervenka: Early games in this file could be played by Bora Tot
Oct-26-04  fasting: Guess you are right Honza - but this Bora Tot isn't bad at all, draws against Spassky, Korchnoi and Aljechin!
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  ray keene: male-hungarian-played for italy i seem to recall-i think i played him twice haifa ol 1976 rome 1979-int master? about 60 now i guess
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  ray keene: the man i played cannot have been active in 1938!!
Oct-26-04  fasting: yes we are talking of two different Tots - but as Honza says, check out Bora Tot
Oct-26-04  fasting: but nice to hear first-hand information on the subject - thnx Keene
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  Honza Cervenka: <fasting> Bora Tot really was not bad but those draws against Korchnoi and Spassky are games of this player. Games in both files are a little bit mixed up.

By the way, there is a picture of Bela Toth on

Nov-08-04  fasting: wow what a... photo... guess its at least 25 years old And what a mess with Bela n' Bora. Must admit I'm still slightly confused about them both - All though nice done by Bela then! He also beats Timman in 84' !?
Dec-11-05  Karpova: this guy looks like anthony kiedis
Apr-19-06  BIDMONFA: Bela Toth

TOTH, Bela

Dec-24-06  Karpova: Seems to play for Switzerland now. Earned the CC GM title in 2004
Dec-24-06  Prugno: Indeed: Bela Toth still keeps Italian citizenship, but he has been living and playing in Switzerland for something like 20 years now.
May-10-07  Maatalkko: Looks a bit like Keith Emerson, with the hair and all.
Apr-19-10  reti: Did he win the Italian championship several times just by showing up?
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  WannaBe: Yes, he was the only participant. =))
Feb-24-11  alfiepa: Bela Toth was a strong player .
Was 4 time italian chiampion
in 1976 won the italian championship played in Castelvecchio Pascoli with 12 e 1/2 on 13 . was also winner of a mazing number of italian open in italy in 70 , often with very good performance . in reggio emilia 83-84 won with the black a interesting game against timman who was the number 3 of the world after the two k - k .
Nov-09-14  ljfyffe: European Correspondence XI (1973-78) champion ahead of equal R. Kauranen of Finland, and A. Zilberberg of USSR.
Apr-19-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Bela Toth.

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