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Zoltan Varga
Z Varga 
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Number of games in database: 474
Years covered: 1988 to 2021
Last FIDE rating: 2422 (2490 rapid, 2431 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2592

Overall record: +140 -88 =235 (55.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 11 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (72) 
    B54 B42 B53 B40 B33
 French Defense (19) 
    C01 C10 C03 C05 C18
 King's Indian (16) 
    E80 E81 E97 E63 E61
 Ruy Lopez (13) 
    C85 C84 C67 C91 C97
 Caro-Kann (13) 
    B10 B12 B18 B15
 English, 1 c4 e5 (10) 
    A28 A21 A29
With the Black pieces:
 Alekhine's Defense (44) 
    B04 B03 B02
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (30) 
    D20 D27 D21 D26 D29
 Queen's Pawn Game (19) 
    D02 A41 D00 A40 D05
 Slav (16) 
    D11 D12 D10 D18 D16
 Scandinavian (14) 
 Sicilian (11) 
    B47 B28 B32 B31 B20
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Z Varga vs S Kustar, 1993 1-0
   Leko vs Z Varga, 1993 1/2-1/2
   Z Varga vs Romero Holmes, 2004 1-0
   Z Gyimesi vs Z Varga, 1999 0-1
   Acs vs Z Varga, 1999 0-1
   B Badea vs Z Varga, 2000 1/2-1/2
   Z Varga vs J van Mil, 1989 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Miskolc GM (2004)
   Dortmund Master (1999)
   Hungarian Championship (1999)
   Balaton International Chess Festival-B (2010)
   Hotel Lippa GM (2001)
   5th Vezerkepzo GM (2021)
   Werfen Open-A (1989)
   Hungarian Championship (1993)
   Balatonbereny Open (1992)
   European Club Cup (2017)
   European Team Championship (1992)
   European Team Championship (2003)
   Calvia Olympiad (2004)
   European Club Cup (2016)
   European Club Cup (2018)

   🏆 37th European Chess Club Cup
   Z Varga vs S Bogner (Oct-09-22) 1-0
   E Postny vs Z Varga (Oct-07-22) 1-0
   D Gukesh vs Z Varga (Oct-04-22) 1-0
   Z Varga vs A Vertetics (Sep-27-21) 1/2-1/2
   V Agrawal vs Z Varga (Aug-29-21) 1-0

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(born Jul-12-1970, 52 years old) Hungary
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FIDE awarded the GM title to Zoltan Varga in 1995.

Wikipedia article: Zoltán Varga (chess player)

Last updated: 2017-06-20 10:57:04

 page 1 of 27; games 1-25 of 653  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Kiss vs Z Varga  ½-½451987Noviki-DD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
2. Z Varga vs M Kivisto  1-0211988Balatonbereny opB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
3. Z Varga vs I Bilek  1-0251988HUN-chTB56 Sicilian
4. Z Varga vs Dorfman  0-1411988Balatonbereny opB06 Robatsch
5. Z Varga vs S Farago  1-0621989Perenyi Memorial-BB20 Sicilian
6. Z Varga vs C Horvath  ½-½331989Perenyi Memorial-BA46 Queen's Pawn Game
7. L Espig vs Z Varga  ½-½871989Perenyi Memorial-BA06 Reti Opening
8. A Kiss vs Z Varga  ½-½621989Perenyi Memorial-BD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
9. Z Varga vs A Vaisser  0-1431989Perenyi Memorial-BC07 French, Tarrasch
10. I Novikov vs Z Varga  ½-½641989Perenyi Memorial-BD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
11. Z Varga vs G Feher  ½-½401989Perenyi Memorial-BB89 Sicilian
12. B Schneider vs Z Varga  1-0471989Perenyi Memorial-BD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
13. Z Varga vs V Malaniuk  0-1361989Perenyi Memorial-BA81 Dutch
14. E Anka vs Z Varga  1-0291989Perenyi Memorial-BC16 French, Winawer
15. P Lukacs vs Z Varga  ½-½411989Hungarian ChampionshipD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
16. Z Varga vs G Kallai  1-0461989Hungarian ChampionshipC03 French, Tarrasch
17. P Petran vs Z Varga  ½-½321989Hungarian ChampionshipD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
18. G Horvath vs Z Varga  1-0291989Hungarian ChampionshipD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
19. A Schneider vs Z Varga  1-0341989Hungarian ChampionshipD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
20. Z Varga vs G Feher  1-0351989Hungarian ChampionshipD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
21. C Horvath vs Z Varga  1-0321989Hungarian ChampionshipA30 English, Symmetrical
22. Z Varga vs E Anka  1-0331989Hungarian ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
23. M Orso vs Z Varga  1-0371989Hungarian ChampionshipA08 King's Indian Attack
24. Z Varga vs A Groszpeter  ½-½301989Hungarian ChampionshipB87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
25. L Hazai vs Z Varga  ½-½121989Hungarian ChampionshipB75 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
 page 1 of 27; games 1-25 of 653  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-29-02  pawntificator: Zoltan Varga! Very cool name. Zoltan! Reminds me of Dude where's my car.
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  Sneaky: Cool, yes--but quite common:
Zoltan Gyimesi, Zoltan Von Balla, Zoltan Ribli, Zoltan Almasi, Zoltan Medvegy etc. etc. Maybe we should get all these guys together and have a special tournament: <<The Battle of the Zoltans!!>> hehe
Dec-30-02  ughaibu: Wasn't there a film (movie) entitled Hound Of Zoltan? Or was it a short story by Agatha Christie?
Dec-31-02  pawntificator: Wow, there are a lot of Zoltans. I can't imagine anyone naming a little baby Zoltan.
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  Sneaky: The name I can't imagine giving a baby is SMBAT. Please don't tell me how to pronounce it, I don't even want to know!

Of course I refer to the extremely strong Grandmaster Smbat G Lputian, who was born in the great Armenian Vowel Famine of '58! ;-)

Dec-31-02  ughaibu: I guess with a surname like that you have to dig a little deeper for something special. It's a good name; Sinbad + Gulliver (the) Lilliputian(s), is my interpretation.
Dec-31-02  pawntificator: The Great Armenian Vowel Famine! I need to brush up on my history.
Jan-19-03  ksadler: Does anyone have any biographical information on this player? I follow his games as he plays Alekhine's Defense, but no *nothing* about him.
Jan-14-04  platonov: The hungarian 'Zoltan' name comes from the turkish-ottoman 'sultan'. All mentioned players (Gyimesi, Balla, Ribli, Almasi and Medvegy) are hungarian players. Varga Zoltan is top 10 at current hungarian rating list (anyway did you know that the word ELO comes from a hungarian mathematic professor's name?), and surely one of the most creative players today at the 2500 level. ksadler, i have biographical information on him, and he is not an unknown player as he was hungarian national team member in 1992 first and he is still today.
Jul-12-06  BIDMONFA: Zoltan Varga

VARGA, Zoltan

Jan-21-07  Zebra: I always thought Zoltan Varga was a footballer (Aberdeen among others and Hungary).
Jul-12-09  whiteshark: Any relations to <Victor Vargas>?
Jul-12-09  wordfunph: FIDE awarded the GM title to Hungarian Zoltan Varga in 1995.

May your birthday be happy GM Zoltan Varga!

Jul-12-09  Civhai: Same name as my grandfather. XD
Jul-12-09  WhiteRook48: Happy birthday!
Aug-08-09  whiteshark: Civ<hai>


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He ended 2nd in First Saturday GM May 2010:, congratulations!

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  offramp: "Try saying Zoltan without saying Hound of Dracula..."
Jul-12-12  LoveThatJoker: Happy 42nd Birthday, GM Varga!


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  Penguincw: Happy 44th birthday to GM Zoltan Varga.
Jul-12-14  newhampshireboy: It is a cool name in my humble opinion!
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  HeMateMe: Seems like a good name for a prescription man-aide, when your having a night with a lady friend. Zolt!
Jul-12-14  Infohunter: "Varga" is an outdated term for "leather worker", now used only as a surname. This included those who made shoes or saddles, hence English equivalent surnames might variously be "Leatherman", "Shoemaker" or "Sadler".
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  eternaloptimist: Happy birthday to GM Varga!

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