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Gyozo Forintos
  
Number of games in database: 532
Years covered: 1954 to 2001
Last FIDE rating: 2299
Highest rating achieved in database: 2445

Overall record: +158 -171 =203 (48.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Nimzo Indian (47) 
    E32 E39 E38 E20 E33
 King's Indian (43) 
    E75 E70 E77 E73 E62
 English (22) 
    A13 A16 A17 A10 A14
 Modern Benoni (19) 
    A56 A57 A69 A60 A58
 Grunfeld (14) 
    D80 D97 D99 D78 D91
 Reti System (11) 
    A06 A04
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (60) 
    B27 B32 B42 B36 B43
 Robatsch (32) 
    B06
 English, 1 c4 c5 (21) 
    A36 A34 A31 A37 A33
 Queen's Pawn Game (18) 
    D02 A46 A45 E10 E00
 French Defense (16) 
    C03 C10 C02 C01 C07
 Ruy Lopez (15) 
    C92 C95 C94 C77 C64
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Forintos vs V Tomovic, 1957 1-0
   Forintos vs Gligoric, 1969 1/2-1/2
   Forintos vs Ribli, 1969 1-0
   Forintos vs Larsen, 1967 1/2-1/2
   Huebner vs Forintos, 1969 1/2-1/2
   Forintos vs Browne, 1970 1-0
   M Stean vs Forintos, 1975 0-1
   Forintos vs A Kushnir, 1975 1-0
   Forintos vs Karpov, 1973 1/2-1/2
   Portisch vs Forintos, 1968 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Monte Carlo (1968)
   Lone Pine (1976)
   Vidmar Memorial (1969)
   Lone Pine (1975)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Monte Carlo 1968 by Tabanus

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GYOZO FORINTOS
(born Jul-30-1935, died Dec-06-2018, 83 years old) Hungary

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Győző (Victor) Forintos was born in Budapest. Awarded the IM title in 1963 and the GM title in 1974, he was Hungarian Champion in 1968-69. In tournaments he was 1st at Baja 1971, 2nd after Vasily Smyslov at Reykjavik 1974 and 1st= at the Perpignan Open in 1987. He played on six Hungarian Olympiad teams during 1958-74 and his daughter is married to English GM Anthony Cornelis Kosten. Forintos was also an International Arbiter (1994).

Wikipedia article: Győző Forintos

Last updated: 2019-05-28 13:19:57

 page 1 of 22; games 1-25 of 532  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. G Kluger vs Forintos  1-0401954HUN-chE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
2. P Dely vs Forintos  ½-½411954HUN-ch 10thA07 King's Indian Attack
3. J Pogats vs Forintos  1-0421954HUN-ch 10thB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
4. L Tipary vs Forintos  1-0641954HUN-ch 10thA45 Queen's Pawn Game
5. Forintos vs F Koberl  1-0341954HUN-ch 10thA60 Benoni Defense
6. Szabo vs Forintos  ½-½321954HUN-ch 10thD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
7. F Koberl vs Forintos  0-1431955Voros LobogoA10 English
8. Forintos vs V Tomovic 1-0401957BelgradeA06 Reti Opening
9. Forintos vs Tringov  0-1471957WchT U26 04thA13 English
10. F Blatny vs Forintos  ½-½181957WchT U26 04thC02 French, Advance
11. Portisch vs Forintos 1-0391958HUN-ch 13thD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
12. G Kluger vs Forintos  ½-½291958HUN-ch 13thC03 French, Tarrasch
13. Szabo vs Forintos  ½-½431958Asztalos Memorial 1stA36 English
14. Forintos vs E Paoli 0-1291958Asztalos Memorial 1stE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
15. Forintos vs Bobotsov  1-0391958Asztalos Memorial 1stA36 English
16. J Kozma vs Forintos  ½-½201958WchT U26 fin-A 05thA37 English, Symmetrical
17. Forintos vs Wade  1-0321958Munich Olympiad qual-3A04 Reti Opening
18. A A Thomson vs Forintos  0-1321958Munich Olympiad qual-3C01 French, Exchange
19. Forintos vs M Succar 1-0161958Munich Olympiad qual-3A39 English, Symmetrical, Main line with d4
20. Forintos vs R Aldecoa  1-0421958Munich Olympiad qual-3E65 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav, 7.O-O
21. P Martin vs Forintos 1-0341958Munich Olympiad qual-3E32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
22. Forintos vs C Lemoine  1-0271958Munich Olympiad Final-BE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
23. P Ravn vs Forintos  0-1401958Munich Olympiad Final-BE42 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein)
24. Forintos vs L Joyner  1-0391958Munich Olympiad Final-BE65 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav, 7.O-O
25. J Kostro vs Forintos  0-1271958Munich Olympiad Final-BB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
 page 1 of 22; games 1-25 of 532  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-29-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: Gyozo Victor Forintos
Born 30th July 1935 in Budapest
Awarded the IM title in 1963 and the GM title in 1974 he was also Hungarian champion in 1968-69.
Jul-30-06  BIDMONFA: Gyozo V Forintos

FORINTOS, Gyozo V.
http://www.bidmonfa.com/forintos_gy...
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Mar-26-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: A photo taken at the 1978 Benedictine tournament shows the Hungarian Grandmaster Gyozo Forintos playing Tony Kosten. Not many years later they were father-in-law and son-in-law!
Jul-30-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: GM Forintos turns 75 today, any news on him?
Jun-19-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  biglo: Co-author of Petroff's Defence (Batsford, 1983) with Ervin Haag
Oct-16-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: from Tibor Karolyi and Nick Aplin's book Genius in the Background..

<Grandmaster Forintos was a very strong player, but he was known for being very optimistic. Let me share with you one famous story about him. His opponent could have checkmated in two, so Forintos - rather cheekily one might think - offered a draw. His opponent declined, but missed the mate and went on to lose. After the game the Hungarian grandmaster remarked, "Next time I should not be so pessimistic...">

Feb-27-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Annie K.: <Gyz Victor Forintos>

Hmm... a couple of comments.

First, the correct accents are Győző, not Gyz (both 'o's with double acute, not diaresis).

Second, 'Victor' is very unlikely to be his actual middle name, since it's a translation of the meaning of his first name. :)

Feb-28-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Retireborn: <Annie> I thought it was not unusual for Hungarians to have a "German" name as well as a Hungarian one? Rudolf Reszo Charousek being the classical example.

Of course it's true that such names aren't really middle names in the Western sense.

Feb-28-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Annie K.: Yes, Rezső (Rudolf) Charousek is exactly the same situation, with the more internationally-known "translation" Rudolf being used as a substitute for the difficult to pronounce Hungarian name Rezső, rather than being an actual middle name.

I think in these cases, it might be better to put the "translations" in parentheses, though:

Rezső (Rudolf) Charousek
Győző (Victor) Forintos

Thanks to the editor who fixed the accents! :)

Dec-09-18  Volcanus: http://mtk.hu/hirek/elhunyt-forinto...
Dec-09-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: RIP Gyozo Forintos. Heard of the news a few days ago, but couldn't find any sources to confirm. Someone had the following words to say about it:

< "Chess Grandmaster, Hungarian champion Győző Forintos (1935-2018) passed away tonight. He played interesting and original games; won against Mikhail Tal and Vasily Smyslov. Gyozo taught and helped many Hungarian chess players.

In chess tournaments he was 1st at Reggio Emilia 1962/3, 2nd at Wijk aan Zee-B 1970 (after Andersson), 1st at Baja (Asztalos Memorial) 1971, 3rd at Caorle 1972, 2nd at Vrnjačka Banja 1973, 2nd at Reykjavk 1974 (after Smyslov, but ahead of Bronstein), 2nd at Novi Sad 1974, 2nd= at Lone Pine 1976 (after Petrosian), 2nd at Sarajevo 1978, and 1st= at the Perpignan Open 1987." >

Dec-09-18  Eastfrisian: RIP Master Forintos.

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