Number of games in database: 3,993
Years covered: 1961 to 2021
Last FIDE rating: 2354 (2353 rapid, 2388 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2625
Overall record: +1368 -597 =2012 (59.7%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.
16 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.
NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
Sax vs I Farago, 1973 0-1
I Farago vs I A Zaitsev, 1980 1-0
I Farago vs G Jacoby, 2002 1-0
I Farago vs K Bjerring, 1989 1-0
G Cabrilo vs I Farago, 1984 1/2-1/2
G Makropoulos vs I Farago, 1988 0-1
I Farago vs G Sigurjonsson, 1976 1-0
Agoston Juhasz vs I Farago, 2021 0-1
I Farago vs Vukcevich, 1977 1-0
M Lyell vs I Farago, 2018 0-1
NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
Amsterdam IBM-B (1975)
Makarczyk Memorial (1980)
Halle DSV (1978)
Laszlo Toth Memorial (1979)
Hungarian Championship (1979)
Rubinstein Memorial 21st (1983)
Kiel Open (2004)
Budapest Championship (1968)
Hungarian Championship (1973)
Hungarian Championship (1976)
Bad Zwesten Open (2002)
Hungarian Championship (1971)
Velden Open (1995)
Oberwart Open (1997)
GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
Amsterdam IBM 1976 by suenteus po 147
Wijk aan Zee Hoogovens 1988 by suenteus po 147
🏆 TCh-HUN -22
I Farago vs Marcell Borhy (Oct-31-21) 1/2-1/2
I Farago vs P Zentai (Oct-10-21) 1/2-1/2
M Karthikeyan vs I Farago (Jul-28-21) 1/2-1/2
I Farago vs Peter Polyik (Jul-27-21) 1/2-1/2
W Cu Hor vs I Farago (Jul-26-21) 1-0
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Last updated: 2021-12-18 02:20:15
(born Apr-01-1946, 76 years old) Hungary
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Iván Faragó was born in Budapest. He was awarded the IM title in 1974 and the GM title in 1976. He was 1st= at Halle 1978, 1st at Kecskemet 1979, 1st= (with Lajos Portisch) in the 1981 Hungarian Championship, 1st at Svendborg, 1st= at Bagneux 1983, 1st at Albena 1983, 1st= at Wijk aan Zee 1987 and 1st at Budapest 1987.
Farago has been an active player for over fifty years. He continues to play in the German Bundesliga, where he represents the Griesheim chess club.
[ Wikipedia article: Iván Faragó
| page 1 of 160; games 1-25 of 3,991
|1. I Farago vs E Nagy
||0-1||27||1961||?||D09 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 5.g3|
|2. Desnica vs I Farago
|| ||½-½||30||1962||HUN-JUG||A92 Dutch|
|3. I Farago vs Desnica
|| ||0-1||61||1962||HUN-JUG||A43 Old Benoni|
|4. Amir Hellman vs I Farago
|| ||0-1||55||1964||WchT U26 11th qual-F||C15 French, Winawer|
|5. I Farago vs Antoshin
|| ||1-0||44||1964||WchT U26 11th fin-A||D37 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|6. Stephane Celis vs I Farago
|| ||0-1||23||1964||WchT U26 11th qual-F||A84 Dutch|
|7. Leif2 Kristensen vs I Farago
|| ||0-1||41||1964||WchT U26 11th fin-A||C01 French, Exchange|
|8. Ujtumen vs I Farago
|| ||1-0||44||1964||WchT U26 11th fin-A||C16 French, Winawer|
|9. I Farago vs B Zuckerman
|| ||0-1||38||1964||WchT U26 11th fin-A||E61 King's Indian|
|10. E Skrob vs I Farago
|| ||½-½||53||1964||WchT U26 11th fin-A||C02 French, Advance|
|11. I Farago vs E Bogdanov
|| ||1-0||60||1964||WchT U26 11th fin-A||A56 Benoni Defense|
|12. I Farago vs J Pogats
|| ||1-0||28||1965||HUN-ch 20th||E59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line|
|13. I Farago vs G Kluger
|| ||0-1||40||1965||HUN-ch 20th||B13 Caro-Kann, Exchange|
|14. I Farago vs J Flesch
|| ||½-½||21||1965||HUN-ch 21th||E54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System|
|15. I Farago vs J Flesch
|| ||0-1||40||1965||HUN-ch 20th||E53 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3|
|16. I Farago vs R Hartoch
|| ||½-½||12||1965||Wch U20 f-A||A53 Old Indian|
|17. I Farago vs P Dely
|| ||0-1||24||1965||HUN-ch 21th||E59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line|
|18. I Farago vs L M Kovacs
|| ||1-0||37||1965||HUN-ch 20th||D37 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|19. I Farago vs P Dely
|| ||0-1||67||1965||HUN-ch 20th||E53 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3|
|20. I Farago vs I Bilek
|| ||½-½||32||1965||HUN-ch 20th||E61 King's Indian|
|21. I Farago vs Csom
|| ||0-1||75||1965||HUN-ch 21th||D92 Grunfeld, 5.Bf4|
|22. I Farago vs Y Bleiman
|| ||1-0||37||1965||Wch U20 q-4||E55 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation|
|23. I Farago vs F Jenei
|| ||1-0||45||1965||HUN-ch 20th||D15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav|
|24. I Farago vs I Polgar
|| ||0-1||38||1965||HUN-ch 20th||E55 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation|
|25. I Farago vs J Foldi
|| ||1-0||36||1965||HUN-ch 21th||E54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System|
| page 1 of 160; games 1-25 of 3,991
|Oct-01-04|| ||fasting: Does anybody know anything about mr. Farago? |
|Dec-29-04|| ||Benzol: Ivan Farago
Born 1st April 1946 in Budapest
Awarded the IM title in 1974 and the GM title 1976.
|Apr-12-05|| ||waddayaplay: His favourite approach to the gruenfeld the rather unusual Bf4 and e3. |
Since I'm a French Player like him, I looked through his games with black, and found them to be very complicated.
|Apr-12-05|| ||WTHarvey: Here are some diagrams of critical positions from Ivan's games: http://www.wtharvey.com/fara.html |
|Apr-01-06|| ||BIDMONFA: Ivan Farago|
|Oct-10-09|| ||nigelsnoru: F r o g g e r|
|Feb-09-11|| ||offramp: He has played the second largest number of Class A games, after Viktor Kortschnoj.|
|Feb-04-12|| ||King Death: < offramp: He has played the second largest number of Class A games, after Viktor Kortschnoj.>|
To make GM both of these players must have had a few decent ones in spite of your ridiculous statement. Maybe one day you'll get within a light year or two of them in playing strength.
|Feb-18-12|| ||offramp: <King Death: < offramp: He has played the second largest number of Class A games, after Viktor Kortschnoj.>
To make GM both of these players must have had a few decent ones in spite of your ridiculous statement. Maybe one day you'll get within a light year or two of them in playing strength.> |
My source was Chessbase Megabase 2011. If you disagree you should inform Chessbase through its website at http://www.chessbase.com/
|Feb-18-12|| ||nummerzwei: This shows once more that Brits and Americans don't speak the same language.|
|Apr-01-13|| ||waustad: IM Ulrich Schulze was not kind to Ivan Farago, passing his score for top Senior at the Neckar Open on his birthday. He had led that category for most of the tournament.|
|Sep-20-14|| ||offramp: <offramp: <King Death: < offramp: He has played the second largest number of Class A games, after Viktor Kortschnoj.> To make GM both of these players must have had a few decent ones in spite of your ridiculous statement. Maybe one day you'll get within a light year or two of them in playing strength.>>|
365.chess.com also suggests a large number of games. At their player profile
http://www.365chess.com/players/Iva... there is this summary:
<Name: Ivan Farago
Title: Grand Master
Years: 1962 - 2014
<Wins: 1304 (36.25 %)
Draws: 1783 (49.57 %)
Losses: 510 (14.18 %)>
Score: 61.04 %>
That's about 3600 games. He's obviously quite the chess lover.
|Sep-20-14|| ||perfidious: Farago actually has, at a minimum, <over> 3600 games, as none of the ten are included at 365chess from the 1984 Toronto International; I was his first-round opponent in a Queen's Indian.|
|Sep-20-14|| ||offramp: Farago is probably a <real> chess professional - one who has to win prizes in order to eat and pay mortgages.|
Another player I admire for his prefessionalism is Mark Hebden who seems to be playing non-stop; following European chess winds seeking a weekly wage.
How many games has he played? Even Hebden probably could not estimate...
|Sep-20-14|| ||HeMateMe: Didn't Sly Stallone fight this guy in Rocky III?|
|Sep-21-14|| ||waustad: Looking at chess-results.com, he has played for many different teams in Hungary and Austria. I would assume that he's also played in leagues in several other countries, but many leagues don't use the chess-results service. More is the pity, since it is usually a lot more convenient than what they choose instead.|
|Feb-16-15|| ||offramp: http://en.chessbase.com/Portals/4/f... shows that he is between Korchnoi & Karpov in the most-active list; he has played 4263 games.|
|Apr-01-22|| ||offramp: On today, his birthday;;;
Number of games in database: 3,998>.
|Apr-01-22|| ||HeMateMe: Looks buff! I think he could still give Rocky a run for his money.|
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