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Bela Berger
Number of games in database: 63
Years covered: 1953 to 1968
Overall record: +21 -27 =15 (45.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Aug-12-1931, died Dec-18-2005, 74 years old) Hungary (federation/nationality Australia)

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He was an IM (1954).

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 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 63  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. G Szilagyi vs B Berger  ½-½411953HUN-chE07 Catalan, Closed
2. B Berger vs P Dely 1-0281953HUN-ch 09thA20 English
3. B Berger vs G Kluger  ½-½481953HUN-ch 09thD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
4. B Berger vs Benko  ½-½611954Budapest ttB32 Sicilian
5. B Berger vs J Fichtl  0-1371954Budapest ttD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
6. Brzozka vs B Berger  ½-½411954Budapest ttC98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
7. F Csiszar vs B Berger  ½-½321955Voros LobogoE85 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox Variation
8. Lengyel vs B Berger  1-0261955Voros LobogoC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
9. B Berger vs G Koshnitsky  1-0471958Australian Championship 1958/59B67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
10. A Bachtiar vs B Berger  ½-½451958Australian Championship 1958/59D75 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O c5, 8.dxc5
11. B Berger vs O Weber  0-1461958Australian Championship 1958/59E88 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6
12. B Kondra vs B Berger  1-0341959Australian Championship 1958/59E51 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
13. W Bleicher vs B Berger  0-1471959Australian Championship 1958/59E46 Nimzo-Indian
14. B Berger vs Y Shewchyk  1-0431959Australian Championship 1958/59C68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
15. K Ozols vs B Berger  1-0461959Australian Championship 1958/59A07 King's Indian Attack
16. B Berger vs P Viner  1-0341959Australian Championship 1958/59E87 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox
17. F Campomanes vs B Berger  ½-½521959Australian Championship 1958/59B88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
18. B Berger vs L Awdiew  1-0311959Australian Championship 1958/59B76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
19. B Berger vs H Klass  1-0471959Australian Championship 1958/59C13 French
20. M Wotulo vs B Berger  0-1331959Australian Championship 1958/59A17 English
21. L Steiner vs B Berger  0-1361959Australian Championship 1958/59A07 King's Indian Attack
22. B Berger vs O Sarapu  1-0761959Australian Championship 1958/59B73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
23. B Berger vs E Basta  1-0351959Australian Championship 1958/59B11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4
24. R Pikler vs B Berger  ½-½461959Australian Championship 1958/59A44 Old Benoni Defense
25. O Sarapu vs B Berger ½-½331963Jakarta ZonalB64 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
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Jun-17-04  salokin: This is Berger Bela = Bela Berger
Jun-08-09  myschkin: . . .

Béla Berger (1931-2005) was a Hungarian-Australian chess master.

After the failure of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956*, Berger left Hungary for Australia, where he won the New South Wales state title in 1957 and 1961. He played in the Australian Championship in Sydney in 1958/59, finishing second with 11.5 points, behind Lajos Steiner 's 12.5.




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Jun-08-09  ozmikey: I wonder if Berger is still the only Australian to play in an Interzonal. I think he might be, actually; certainly there were no Aussies in the interzonals for the next three WC cycles at least.

You have to feel sorry for Max Fuller, though. He tied with Ortvin Sarapu in the zonal playoff for Sousse in 1967, and they drew lots to decide the winner. Sarapu got the IM title and the ticket to Tunisia, and poor Max got nothing.

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  whiteshark: Bela Berger <(12 August 1931, Szombathely, Hungary - December 2005, Sydney, Australia)> was a Hungarian-Australian chess master.
Mar-07-11  SvetlanaBabe: Max Fuller also tied in the Zonal with IM Tan and Kan for a position in the Leningrad Interzonal of 1973. The play off was a three way draw with Fuller losing out on countback.
Mar-24-22  Jan Kersten: Béla Berger died 18th December 2005 in Sidney, Australia. Source: Shakhmatnaya Evreiskaya Entsiklopedia p.29

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