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Gyozo Forintos
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Number of games in database: 1,130
Years covered: 1954 to 2004
Last FIDE rating: 2299
Highest rating achieved in database: 2445
Overall record: +352 -295 =483 (52.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Nimzo Indian (84) 
    E32 E39 E38 E20 E37
 King's Indian (83) 
    E70 E75 E77 E73 E62
 English (58) 
    A15 A10 A14 A16 A13
 Modern Benoni (44) 
    A56 A57 A58 A65 A71
 Grunfeld (39) 
    D97 D80 D78 D91 D99
 Reti System (33) 
    A04 A06 A05
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (122) 
    B27 B32 B43 B42 B30
 English, 1 c4 c5 (49) 
    A36 A30 A33 A35 A37
 Robatsch (46) 
 Queen's Pawn Game (39) 
    A46 D02 A45 A40 E10
 Ruy Lopez (31) 
    C92 C95 C94 C64 C85
 Nimzo Indian (31) 
    E41 E42 E32 E54 E53
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Forintos vs V Tomovic, 1957 1-0
   Forintos vs Gligoric, 1969 1/2-1/2
   M Stean vs Forintos, 1975 0-1
   Forintos vs Larsen, 1967 1/2-1/2
   Forintos vs Ribli, 1969 1-0
   Huebner vs Forintos, 1969 1/2-1/2
   Forintos vs Browne, 1970 1-0
   Forintos vs Spassky, 1975 1/2-1/2
   Forintos vs Karpov, 1973 1/2-1/2
   Forintos vs A Kushnir, 1975 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Reggio Emilia 1962/63 (1962)
   Hungarian Championship 1968/69 (1968)
   Budapest Championship (1968)
   Hungarian Championship (1969)
   Hoogovens-B (1970)
   Vrnjacka Banja (1973)
   Munich Olympiad Final-B (1958)
   Budapest Championship (1967)
   Caorle Zonal (1972)
   Capablanca Memorial (1979)
   Hungarian Championship (1979)
   Hungarian Championship (1963)
   14th Hungarian Championship (1958)
   Siegen Olympiad qual-4 (1970)
   Hungarian Championship (1962)

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

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

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Győző 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 Kosten. Forintos was also an International Arbiter (1994).

Wikipedia article: Győző Forintos

Last updated: 2023-10-07 15:49:19

 page 1 of 50; games 1-25 of 1,234  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Forintos vs B Sandor  ½-½191954Hungarian ChampionshipD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
2. P Dely vs Forintos  ½-½411954Hungarian ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
3. Forintos vs M Bely  ½-½411954Hungarian ChampionshipD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
4. Forintos vs Barcza  ½-½461954Hungarian ChampionshipE02 Catalan, Open, 5.Qa4
5. J Pogats vs Forintos  1-0421954Hungarian ChampionshipB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
6. Forintos vs L Binet Tapaszto  1-0641954Hungarian ChampionshipE66 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno
7. J Hajtun vs Forintos  1-0531954Hungarian ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
8. Forintos vs J Szily  1-0411954Hungarian ChampionshipD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
9. L Tipary vs Forintos  1-0641954Hungarian ChampionshipA45 Queen's Pawn Game
10. Forintos vs F Koberl  1-0341954Hungarian ChampionshipA60 Benoni Defense
11. Benko vs Forintos  1-0361954Hungarian ChampionshipA32 English, Symmetrical Variation
12. Forintos vs L Navarovszky  ½-½291954Hungarian ChampionshipD74 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O
13. G Kluger vs Forintos  1-0401954Hungarian ChampionshipE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
14. Forintos vs I Bilek  0-1411954Hungarian ChampionshipE15 Queen's Indian
15. Szabo vs Forintos  ½-½321954Hungarian ChampionshipD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
16. Forintos vs E Gereben  ½-½271954Hungarian ChampionshipD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
17. A Ozsvath vs Forintos  ½-½501954Hungarian ChampionshipB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
18. F Koberl vs Forintos  0-1431955Voros LobogoA10 English
19. Forintos vs V Tomovic 1-0401957Belgrade-BudapestA06 Reti Opening
20. A Feuerstein vs Forintos  0-1561957WchT U26 04thA36 English
21. F Blatny vs Forintos  ½-½181957WchT U26 04thC02 French, Advance
22. Forintos vs G Tringov  0-1471957WchT U26 04thA13 English
23. Portisch vs Forintos 1-0391958HUN-ch 13thD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
24. Forintos vs R Fuchs  ½-½581958WchT U26 fin-A 05thA15 English
25. G Kluger vs Forintos  ½-½291958HUN-ch 13thC03 French, Tarrasch
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  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


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...">

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  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.

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:
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 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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