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Zoltan Varga
Z Varga 
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Number of games in database: 373
Years covered: 1988 to 2021
Last FIDE rating: 2422 (2490 rapid, 2431 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2592

Overall record: +115 -69 =180 (56.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 9 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (54) 
    B54 B40 B42 B53 B33
 King's Indian (13) 
    E80 E81 E97 E86 E61
 Ruy Lopez (11) 
    C85 C84 C70 C97 C65
 English, 1 c4 e5 (10) 
    A28 A21 A29
 French Defense (9) 
    C01 C03 C05 C09 C10
 Caro-Kann (8) 
    B10 B18 B12
With the Black pieces:
 Alekhine's Defense (35) 
    B03 B04 B02
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (24) 
    D20 D27 D21 D26 D24
 Queen's Pawn Game (16) 
    D02 A41 D00 A40 A46
 Slav (13) 
    D11 D12 D10 D16 D18
 Scandinavian (10) 
 Sicilian (9) 
    B47 B28 B20 B32 B31
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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

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Miskolc GM (2004)
   Dortmund Master (1999)
   5th Vezerkepzo GM (2021)
   EUR-chT (Men) 10th (1992)
   EUR-chT (Men) 14th (2003)
   Calvia Olympiad (2004)
   European Club Cup (2017)
   European Club Cup (2016)
   European Club Cup (2018)

   🏆 FSGM July
   Anto Cristiano F Manish vs Z Varga (Jul-04-21) 0-1
   Z Varga vs Mendonca (Jun-28-21) 0-1
   A Czebe vs Z Varga (Jun-27-21) 1/2-1/2
   Z Varga vs Zsoka Gaal (Jun-27-21) 1/2-1/2
   Dey Shahil vs Z Varga (Jun-26-21) 1-0

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(born Jul-12-1970, 51 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 16; games 1-25 of 395  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Z Varga vs I Bilek  1-0251988HUN-chTB56 Sicilian
2. Z Varga vs M Kivisto  1-0211988Balatonbereny opB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
3. Z Varga vs Dorfman  0-1411988Balatonbereny opB06 Robatsch
4. Z Varga vs S Farago  1-0321989LillafuredA43 Old Benoni
5. D Polajzer vs Z Varga  0-1501989LillafuredA40 Queen's Pawn Game
6. A Schneider vs Z Varga  1-0341989Hungary (ch)D31 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. Z Varga vs Zsuzsa Polgar  0-1471989LillafuredB22 Sicilian, Alapin
8. Z Varga vs J van Mil  1-0241989LillafuredB20 Sicilian
9. Krasenkow vs Z Varga  1-0341989LillafuredA30 English, Symmetrical
10. Mikhalchishin vs Z Varga  ½-½261989LillafuredA40 Queen's Pawn Game
11. Z Varga vs Barczay  1-0201989LillafuredC42 Petrov Defense
12. A Blees vs Z Varga  0-1531989LillafuredD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
13. Z Varga vs M Martens  ½-½351990Wch U20A48 King's Indian
14. Z Varga vs Sherzer  1-036199005B65 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...Be7 Defense, 9...Nxd4
15. Shirov vs Z Varga 1-0351990Wch U20D20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
16. Zsuzsa Polgar vs Z Varga  1-0221991AjkaD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
17. Z Varga vs Petursson 1-0401991Andorra op 9thE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
18. I Rogers vs Z Varga  1-0361991BudapestB03 Alekhine's Defense
19. Z Varga vs Blatny  ½-½521991BudapestC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
20. Z Varga vs Zsofia Polgar  1-0411991BudapestD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
21. D Rogozenco vs Z Varga  ½-½411992Odorheiu SecuiescD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
22. Adorjan vs Z Varga  ½-½191992It ExpresszD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
23. J Ye vs Z Varga  1-0521992Budapest First Saturday ExpressB01 Scandinavian
24. Zsuzsa Polgar vs Z Varga  ½-½271992Donau Cup opE83 King's Indian, Samisch
25. Z Varga vs J Polgar 0-1261992Donau Cup opB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
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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).
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  whiteshark: Any relations to <Victor Vargas>?
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  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!
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  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!
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  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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