Number of games in database: 142
Years covered: 1954 to 2003
Last FIDE rating: 2281
Highest rating achieved in database: 2415
Overall record: +38 -47 =57 (46.8%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.
NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
Soos vs Geller, 1962 1-0
Soos vs Geller, 1964 1-0
Soos vs Maric, 1967 1/2-1/2
Janosevic vs Soos, 1967 0-1
Soos vs K Danov, 1967 1-0
Soos vs Dzindzichashvili, 1965 1/2-1/2
NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
Havana Olympiad qual-7 (1966)
Varna Olympiad qual-2 (1962)
Lugano Olympiad qual-5 (1968)
Moscow Olympiad qual-4 (1956)
Moscow Olympiad Final-A (1956)
Havana Olympiad Final-A (1966)
Varna Olympiad Final-A (1962)
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Last updated: 2020-08-30 12:00:12
(born Mar-06-1930, died Sep-2007, 77 years old) Romania (federation/nationality Germany)
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International Master Bela Soos was born in Targu Mures, Romania and was awarded the IM title in 1967. He gained a reputation for being Efim Geller 's nemesis - beating him at Varna 1962 and 1964.
After emigrating to West Germany in the 1970s, Soos' name was erased from history books in Romania.
Wikipedia article: Bela Soos
| page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 179
|1. V Ciocaltea vs Soos
|| ||1-0||20||1954||Romania||B88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack|
|2. A Sansas vs Soos
|| ||1-0||41||1955||ROU-FRA||E80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation|
|3. Soos vs A Sansas
|| ||1-0||51||1955||ROU-FRA||D78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6|
|4. R Cardoso vs Soos
|| ||0-1||37||1956||Moscow Olympiad qual-4||B45 Sicilian, Taimanov|
|5. M Bely vs Soos
|| ||½-½||17||1956||Moscow Olympiad qual-4||B45 Sicilian, Taimanov|
|6. P Limbos vs Soos
|| ||½-½||21||1956||Moscow Olympiad qual-4||B45 Sicilian, Taimanov|
|7. K Mostafavi-Kachani vs Soos
|| ||0-1||41||1956||Moscow Olympiad qual-4||E70 King's Indian|
|8. S Loverdos vs Soos
|| ||0-1||64||1956||Moscow Olympiad qual-4||A26 English|
|9. R Fuchs vs Soos
|| ||1-0||80||1956||Moscow Olympiad qual-4||A10 English|
|10. Tringov vs Soos
|| ||½-½||43||1956||Moscow Olympiad Final-A||B45 Sicilian, Taimanov|
|11. L Alster vs Soos
|| ||1-0||58||1956||Moscow Olympiad Final-A||E61 King's Indian|
|12. Soos vs A Ingerslev
|| ||1-0||39||1956||Moscow Olympiad Final-A||E59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line|
|13. Ivkov vs Soos
|| ||½-½||41||1956||Moscow Olympiad Final-A||B45 Sicilian, Taimanov|
|14. Niephaus vs Soos
|| ||1-0||36||1956||Moscow Olympiad Final-A||B45 Sicilian, Taimanov|
|15. Soos vs Milner-Barry
|| ||½-½||66||1956||Moscow Olympiad Final-A||E47 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3|
|16. I Aloni vs Soos
|| ||0-1||50||1956||Moscow Olympiad Final-A||E86 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.Nge2 c6|
|17. Soos vs Taimanov
|| ||½-½||26||1956||Moscow Olympiad Final-A||E40 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3|
|18. Soos vs Portisch
|| ||0-1||50||1959||Asztalos Memorial 2nd||E41 Nimzo-Indian|
|19. Soos vs O Neikirch
|| ||1-0||33||1959||Asztalos Memorial 2nd||A06 Reti Opening|
|20. Forintos vs Soos
||1-0||54||1959||Asztalos Memorial 2nd||E62 King's Indian, Fianchetto|
|21. T Florian vs Soos
||1-0||65||1959||Asztalos Memorial 2nd||B22 Sicilian, Alapin|
|22. Soos vs K Honfi
|| ||1-0||43||1959||Asztalos Memorial 2nd||A88 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6|
|23. Uhlmann vs Soos
|| ||½-½||37||1959||Asztalos Memorial 2nd||A61 Benoni|
|24. G Kluger vs Soos
|| ||½-½||26||1959||Asztalos Memorial 2nd||E63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation|
|25. Soos vs A Beni
|| ||½-½||24||1959||Asztalos Memorial 2nd||A15 English|
| page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 179
|May-12-05|| ||TheAlchemist: Now this is an iron man! He played Kashdan in 1924 and also some games in 2001!|
|Jan-28-06|| ||jamesmaskell: Also caused Gellar some serious problems. Look at the 1962 Varna Olympiad game between the two of then. Also the 1964 Varna game is worth a look at.|
According to Chesscafe, his emigrating to Germany led to his history being torn apart. Its a great story and well worth looking into.
|Jun-03-08|| ||OhioChessFan: I do not like them in a box.
I do not like them with a fox.
I do not like them in a house.
I do not like them with a mouse.
I do not like them here or there.
I do not like them anywhere.
I do not like green eggs and ham.
I do not like them, Sam-I-am.
|Oct-03-08|| ||Karpova: The article that <jamesmaskell> mentioned on 2006.01.28 is <Geller's Nightmare> by Marius Ceteras & Olimpiu G. Urcan: http://www.chesscafe.com/text/skitt...|
Excerpt: <It is less known that Geller had, like all mortals, his own nightmares. And
one of them was generated by Bela Soos, a Romanian chess player. We
confess we knew little of Soos ourselves, until two years ago when we
discovered some of his games in older issues of Revista Romana de Sah.
One of Romania’s top players since the 1950s, Soos has been practically
erased from the history of Romanian chess as a result of his decision to
emigrate to Germany in the early 1970s. During the Cold War era in most of
the Communist regimes of Eastern Europe, immigration was regarded by the
Party officials and its repressive mechanisms as an act of treason and any
infidel’s name was simply thrown out of history books. And so it happened
to Soos, whose name did not appear in any chess productions following his
leave. The Communist censorship did a professional job, one might say.
Unfortunately, not even after 1989, the year that brought a change of
regimes, no one rushed to repair the injustice done to Soos.>
The article is worth reading and contains three games Soos played against Efim Geller - 2 wins and a draw for Soos. They are all annotated.
|Mar-08-15|| ||MissScarlett: <Paul McKeown of London, UK, informs us that "Simen Agdestein is not the only person to have represented his country at football and chess. Try IGM Vlastimil Jansa, who was three times Czechoslovak chess champion, played at several Olympiads and also, when younger, I believe, played association football for his country. Or Bela Soos, strong IM, who represented Romania at a number of chess Olympiads and also at association football. Other famous footballing chess players include Torkil Nielsen, who has been the Faroer national chess champion and, if I remember correctly, scored the goal in the Faroes 1-0 victory over Austria in a 1990 European championship qualifying game. Or Charles Wreford Brown, who coined the word, "soccer", etc. I think I will stop boring you here, but the point is made, is it not?">|
|Mar-02-16|| ||whiteshark: † Sept-12-2007
|Aug-30-20|| ||Peligroso Patzer: There is an English language Wikipedia page for this player: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bela_....|
Apparently he was something of the Simen Agdestein of his day excelling also at (European) football.
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