Number of games in database: 156
Years covered: 1933 to 1988
Highest rating achieved in database: 2300
Overall record: +39 -79 =38 (37.2%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.
Most played openings
|D02|| ||Queen's Pawn Game (6 games)||D22|| ||Queen's Gambit Accepted (6 games)||B47|| ||Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation (6 games)||B32|| ||Sicilian (5 games)||B17|| ||Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation (5 games)||A00|| ||Uncommon Opening (4 games)||E17|| ||Queen's Indian (4 games)||D43|| ||Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav (4 games)||A46|| ||Queen's Pawn Game (4 games)||B93|| ||Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4 (3 games)|
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(born Feb-19-1910, died 1990, 80 years old) Hungary (federation/nationality Canada)
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|Géza Füster was born on the 19th of February 1910 in Budapest, Hungary.
Awarded the IM title in 1969 he was Hungarian champion in 1941. He won his first of many Budapest Championships in 1936, finished 1st-2nd with George Kuprejanov in the 1971 Toronto Championship & won the latter outright in 1969. In 1943-44, he won the Hungarian correspondence championship. He emigrated to Canada in 1953. In 1955, he was Canadian Speed Champion. In 1957, he won the US Speed Championship. He took 2nd in the 1957 Canadian Championship and played in the Interzonal at Portoroz in 1958. He also accumulated 10 points in 20 team games for Canada in the chess Olympiads of 1958 (4th board) and 1970 (captain).|
References: http://www.olimpbase.org/, http://www.chess.ca/, Wikipedia article: Geza Fuster
| page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 156
|1. Szabo vs G Fuster
||1-0||31||1933||Budapest||B02 Alekhine's Defense|
|2. G Fuster vs Szabo
||0-1||29||1934||Budapest||D18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch|
|3. Simon Rubinstein vs G Fuster
|| ||½-½||19||1936||Trebitsch Memorial 19th||E16 Queen's Indian|
|4. L Lindner vs G Fuster
|| ||1-0||27||1936||Budapest-B||D24 Queen's Gambit Accepted|
|5. Szabo vs G Fuster
||1-0||54||1937||Budapest||E11 Bogo-Indian Defense|
|6. G Fuster vs K Richter
|| ||0-1||28||1939||Hungary-Germany||A46 Queen's Pawn Game|
|7. K Richter vs G Fuster
|| ||1-0||21||1939||Hungary-Germany, Karlsbad||B84 Sicilian, Scheveningen|
|8. B Rabar vs G Fuster
|| ||0-1||30||1941||Trencianske Teplice||D24 Queen's Gambit Accepted|
|9. B Rabar vs G Fuster
|| ||0-1||53||1941||Munich||B40 Sicilian|
|10. P Leepin vs G Fuster
||0-1||19||1941||Munich||D46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav|
|11. Mross vs G Fuster
|| ||1-0||44||1941||Munich||D02 Queen's Pawn Game|
|12. G Fuster vs Bjorn Nielsen
|| ||1-0||55||1941||Munich||D37 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|13. G Fuster vs Bogoljubov
|| ||½-½||46||1941||Munich||D95 Grunfeld|
|14. Stoltz vs G Fuster
||1-0||30||1941||Munich||C43 Petrov, Modern Attack|
|15. G Fuster vs Cortlever
|| ||0-1||37||1941||Munich||D13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation|
|16. K Richter vs G Fuster
|| ||1-0||62||1941||Munich||C43 Petrov, Modern Attack|
|17. Opocensky vs G Fuster
|| ||0-1||51||1941||Munich||D26 Queen's Gambit Accepted|
|18. G Fuster vs P Rethy
||½-½||43||1941||Munich||D40 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch|
|19. G Fuster vs E R Lundin
|| ||0-1||31||1941||Munich||D13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation|
|20. Alekhine vs G Fuster
|| ||½-½||46||1941||Munich||D11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav|
|21. G Fuster vs Kieninger
|| ||½-½||23||1941||Munich||A54 Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3|
|22. I V Rohacek vs G Fuster
|| ||1-0||31||1941||Munich||B80 Sicilian, Scheveningen|
|23. G Fuster vs Foltys
|| ||½-½||30||1941||Munich||D55 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|24. G Fuster vs Szabo
|| ||0-1||34||1946||HUN-ch||E67 King's Indian, Fianchetto|
|25. A Vajda vs G Fuster
|| ||1-0||45||1946||Gyor||D04 Queen's Pawn Game|
| page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 156
|Dec-29-04|| ||Benzol: Geza Fuster
Born 19th February 1910 in Budapest
An IM in 1969 he was Hungarian champion in 1941.
|Jun-29-06|| ||beatles fan: My Uncle Played this guy! He used to work at the UFT restocking lab equiptment. Didn't speak a lot of english, but he was a killer player. Living in post WWII Hungary, the place was flat, and he made his first chess set from stale bread.|
|Oct-06-07|| ||stanleys: Apparently Geza Fuster has been a victim of a brilliant tactical shot(I saw it in many Russian books,but couldn't find the whole game)|
Fuster - Balogh,1964
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Here comes the killer 39...Qb2!!
|Aug-25-08|| ||myschkin: . . .
aka <Géza Füster>
Füster was a fixture at the YMCA Chess Club and later the Toronto Chess Club. A lover of speed chess, very generous with advice and encouragement to young players, and beloved for his aphorisms. When an opponent played a dubious move he would always say: "When a player is weak I say: 'Will you come again to play tomorrow?'".
|Aug-25-08|| ||RookFile: In Wade and OConnell's book on Fischer, Fuster is described as "luckless". He had a winning game against Fischer, but misplayed it, and Fischer came back to win:|
G Fuster vs Fischer, 1958
|Jul-26-10|| ||GrahamClayton: I read an interesting article about Fuster's participation in the 1958 Interzonal.|
The Toronto City Council was approached to see if they could provide the $1,000 required for Fuster's travel and accommodation. When the Council refused, Joseph Cornish started an appeal with $25.
Obviously the $1,000 was found, but it shows what an "amateur" like Fuster had to do in order to take part.
|Aug-03-11|| ||reztap: Fuster played third board in the Cleveland-Toronto match in the mid seventies. He lost to James Schroeder,a Cleveland player of Master strength, on the white side of a QGD. Milan Vukcevich was Cleveland's 1st brd.He also was a winner. Cleveland won the A team match but the B team did not. I played 8th on the A team and won because my opponent made an unsound sacrifice.|
|Aug-03-11|| ||reztap: To amend my previous kibitz Vukcevich's opponent was Vranesic He won on the black side of a sicillian. I played against a French Defense|
|Apr-08-13|| ||Llawdogg: Stanley, it's too bad that we don't have the entire game of Fuster vs Balogh, 1964.|
|Apr-08-13|| ||Llawdogg: Actually, I think it's Geza Fuster vs Janos Balogh, 1945, Budapest, Hungary, from the Hungarian Championship. This 23 move miniature is widely available on the internet at places like chess.com and chesstempo.com among others. Just do a quick google search.|
|Apr-25-13|| ||wordfunph: "I'm always in time trouble. But you can't change the man. A long time ago
Maroczy told me I could be one of the best players in the world if not for time trouble. Yuri Averbakh said I'm always looking for the best move. That's not good. I should just find a good move and play it - but I can't."|
- IM Geza Fuster
Source: Inside Chess 1988 #10
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