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.
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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Last updated: 2019-05-28 13:19:57
(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
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|1. G Kluger vs Forintos
|| ||1-0||40||1954||HUN-ch||E75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line|
|2. P Dely vs Forintos
|| ||½-½||41||1954||HUN-ch 10th||A07 King's Indian Attack|
|3. J Pogats vs Forintos
|| ||1-0||42||1954||HUN-ch 10th||B93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4|
|4. L Tipary vs Forintos
|| ||1-0||64||1954||HUN-ch 10th||A45 Queen's Pawn Game|
|5. Forintos vs F Koberl
|| ||1-0||34||1954||HUN-ch 10th||A60 Benoni Defense|
|6. Szabo vs Forintos
|| ||½-½||32||1954||HUN-ch 10th||D43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav|
|7. F Koberl vs Forintos
|| ||0-1||43||1955||Voros Lobogo||A10 English|
|8. Forintos vs V Tomovic
||1-0||40||1957||Belgrade||A06 Reti Opening|
|9. Forintos vs Tringov
|| ||0-1||47||1957||WchT U26 04th||A13 English|
|10. F Blatny vs Forintos
|| ||½-½||18||1957||WchT U26 04th||C02 French, Advance|
|11. Portisch vs Forintos
||1-0||39||1958||HUN-ch 13th||D15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav|
|12. G Kluger vs Forintos
|| ||½-½||29||1958||HUN-ch 13th||C03 French, Tarrasch|
|13. Szabo vs Forintos
|| ||½-½||43||1958||Asztalos Memorial 1st||A36 English|
|14. Forintos vs E Paoli
||0-1||29||1958||Asztalos Memorial 1st||E62 King's Indian, Fianchetto|
|15. Forintos vs Bobotsov
|| ||1-0||39||1958||Asztalos Memorial 1st||A36 English|
|16. J Kozma vs Forintos
|| ||½-½||20||1958||WchT U26 fin-A 05th||A37 English, Symmetrical|
|17. Forintos vs Wade
|| ||1-0||32||1958||Munich Olympiad qual-3||A04 Reti Opening|
|18. A A Thomson vs Forintos
|| ||0-1||32||1958||Munich Olympiad qual-3||C01 French, Exchange|
|19. Forintos vs M Succar
||1-0||16||1958||Munich Olympiad qual-3||A39 English, Symmetrical, Main line with d4|
|20. Forintos vs R Aldecoa
|| ||1-0||42||1958||Munich Olympiad qual-3||E65 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav, 7.O-O|
|21. P Martin vs Forintos
||1-0||34||1958||Munich Olympiad qual-3||E32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical|
|22. Forintos vs C Lemoine
|| ||1-0||27||1958||Munich Olympiad Final-B||E63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation|
|23. P Ravn vs Forintos
|| ||0-1||40||1958||Munich Olympiad Final-B||E42 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein)|
|24. Forintos vs L Joyner
|| ||1-0||39||1958||Munich Olympiad Final-B||E65 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav, 7.O-O|
|25. J Kostro vs Forintos
|| ||0-1||27||1958||Munich Olympiad Final-B||B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3|
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|Dec-29-04|| ||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.
|Mar-26-10|| ||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|| ||wordfunph: GM Forintos turns 75 today, any news on him?|
|Jun-19-11|| ||biglo: Co-author of Petroff's Defence (Batsford, 1983) with Ervin Haag|
|Oct-16-11|| ||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|| ||Annie K.: <Gyözö Victor Forintos>|
Hmm... a couple of comments.
First, the correct accents are Győző, not Gyözö (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|| ||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|| ||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|| ||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 Reykjavík 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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