Laszlo M Kovacs
Number of games in database: 355
Years covered: 1960 to 2000
Last FIDE rating: 2017
Highest rating achieved in database: 2315
Overall record: +98 -132 =125 (45.2%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.
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|D37|| ||Queen's Gambit Declined (10 games)||C95|| ||Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer (10 games)||B06|| ||Robatsch (7 games)||C55|| ||Two Knights Defense (6 games)||C44|| ||King's Pawn Game (6 games)||C94|| ||Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer Defense (6 games)||A07|| ||King's Indian Attack (6 games)||B08|| ||Pirc, Classical (6 games)||A15|| ||English (6 games)||C84|| ||Ruy Lopez, Closed (6 games)|
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|LASZLO M KOVACS
(born Oct-05-1938, 83 years old) Hungary
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|Hungarian IM Laszlo M. Kovacs was born in 1938. He was 1st at Lublin 1968.|
Note: there are several other players named Laszlo Kovacs.
| page 1 of 15; games 1-25 of 355
|1. L M Kovacs vs A Nikitin
|| ||1-0||32||1960||WchT U26 07th||B39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation|
|2. L M Kovacs vs J Sloth
|| ||1-0||36||1964||WchT U26 11th fin-A||B14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack|
|3. L M Kovacs vs K Honfi
|| ||0-1||25||1965||HUN-ch 20th||C81 Ruy Lopez, Open, Howell Attack|
|4. L M Kovacs vs Lengyel
|| ||0-1||61||1965||HUN-ch 21th||C84 Ruy Lopez, Closed|
|5. I Farago vs L M Kovacs
|| ||1-0||37||1965||HUN-ch 20th||D37 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|6. L M Kovacs vs I Farago
|| ||1-0||83||1965||HUN-ch 21th||C05 French, Tarrasch|
|7. L M Kovacs vs G Kluger
||0-1||32||1965||HUN-ch 20th||C59 Two Knights|
|8. L M Kovacs vs Pirc
|| ||1-0||43||1965||Budapest||B32 Sicilian|
|9. A Ozsvath vs L M Kovacs
|| ||0-1||61||1965||Budapest||C85 Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD)|
|10. Malich vs L M Kovacs
|| ||1-0||29||1965||Budapest||D52 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|11. L M Kovacs vs Szabo
|| ||0-1||40||1965||Budapest||B45 Sicilian, Taimanov|
|12. P Dely vs L M Kovacs
|| ||0-1||41||1965||Budapest||C84 Ruy Lopez, Closed|
|13. Krogius vs L M Kovacs
|| ||1-0||33||1965||Budapest||D35 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|14. L M Kovacs vs I Bilek
|| ||0-1||35||1965||Budapest||B06 Robatsch|
|15. L M Kovacs vs Polugaevsky
|| ||0-1||33||1965||Budapest||B42 Sicilian, Kan|
|16. Taimanov vs L M Kovacs
|| ||1-0||30||1965||Budapest||A30 English, Symmetrical|
|17. L M Kovacs vs Lengyel
|| ||1-0||54||1965||Budapest||B06 Robatsch|
|18. V Osnos vs L M Kovacs
|| ||1-0||60||1965||Budapest||D45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav|
|19. L Navarovszky vs L M Kovacs
|| ||0-1||63||1965||Budapest||D51 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|20. L M Kovacs vs Janosevic
|| ||½-½||40||1965||Budapest||E72 King's Indian|
|21. E Haag vs L M Kovacs
|| ||0-1||43||1965||Budapest||C95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer|
|22. L M Kovacs vs N Padevsky
|| ||0-1||84||1965||Budapest||D90 Grunfeld|
|23. D Levy vs L M Kovacs
|| ||0-1||21||1965||WchT U26 12th prel||C44 King's Pawn Game|
|24. G Kluger vs L M Kovacs
|| ||1-0||52||1965||HUN-ch 21st||D50 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|25. L M Kovacs vs Portisch
|| ||½-½||40||1966||Budapest||C95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer|
| page 1 of 15; games 1-25 of 355
|Sep-05-08|| ||brankat: Happy Birthday Laszlo!|
|Nov-04-15|| ||zanzibar: I believe he wrote this book on the Najdorf Poisoned Pawn:|
I also believe one of the first, if not the first, game with 18.Nxf6!? was played by him:
[Black "Karolyi, Tibor"]
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Nc3 a6 4.d4 cxd4 5.Nxd4 Nf6 6.Bg5 e6 7.f4 Qb6 8.
Qd2 Qxb2 9.Rb1 Qa3 10.f5 Nc6 11.fxe6 fxe6 12.Nxc6 bxc6 13.e5 dxe5 14.
Bxf6 gxf6 15.Ne4 Be7 16.Be2 h5 17.Rb3 Qa4 18.Nxf6+ Bxf6 19.c4 Bh4+
20.g3 Be7 21.O-O h4 22.Qe3 Qa5 23.Rd1 e4 24.Qxe4 Qc5+ 25.Kh1 Rh6 26.
Qf4 Rf6 27.Qe4 Bd7 28.Rb7 O-O-O 29.Rdb1 Bd6 30.Qxh4 Rf2 31.Qg4 Rxh2+
32.Kxh2 Qf2+ 0-1
I wish my <MillBase> version of the game was a little more specific, it doesn't even mention which of Kovacs debuted the move (though I've reason to believe it was LM Kovacs).
This stuff is *way* over my head. Kovacs lost, but the engines say White has a draw in this position (move 22):
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r1b1k2r /4b3/p1p1p3/4p3/q1P4p/1R4P1/P2QB2P/5RK1 w kq - 0 22
Anybody see the move?
Critter and Stockfish v6 both agree, it's 22.Rd1. But Critter didn't spot it until 16-ply deep.
Kovacs instead played 22.Qe3 which only loses to 22...Qa5, a move Karolyi found. Kovacs played 23.Rd1, but it's a bit baffling, as 23...Bc5 should have been played, but wasn't. Hmmm....
|Nov-04-15|| ||zanzibar: Oh, I really love Black getting away with castling on this board... Q-side no less! |
28...O-O-O! (it's sharp!)
Maybe one of my favorite castles ever.
|Nov-04-15|| ||zanzibar: BTW- no FIDE card for this player?
He has games in 2000.
Are we conflating other players on <CG>, there are a couple of large gaps in his record?
|Nov-04-15|| ||zanzibar: RE: Knight sacrifice 18.Nxf6!? in Poisoned Pawn:
<[The knight sacrifice was worked out by Vitolins, and first played in 1977. “White has sufficient compensation for the sacrificed knight, as Black’s king is very exposed in the center, the queen is locked out of play, and the other pieces are unprotected and uncoordinated. White has control of the open files, and the queen’s mobility is increased significantly in view of Black’s wrecked pawn structure.” (Kovacs).>
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