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Csaba Balogh
C Balogh 
Photograph copyright © 2006 Milan Kovacs (  
Number of games in database: 797
Years covered: 1997 to 2021
Last FIDE rating: 2580 (2653 rapid, 2654 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2672

Overall record: +224 -99 =396 (58.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 78 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (165) 
    B90 B33 B50 B30 B45
 Ruy Lopez (101) 
    C65 C78 C67 C69 C72
 French Defense (44) 
    C07 C05 C03 C10 C09
 Sicilian Najdorf (35) 
    B90 B91 B96 B98 B94
 French Tarrasch (34) 
    C07 C05 C03 C09 C04
 Caro-Kann (28) 
    B12 B18 B17 B13 B15
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (106) 
    B22 B63 B43 B65 B52
 Slav (65) 
    D12 D10 D16 D17 D15
 Ruy Lopez (43) 
    C65 C67 C78
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (29) 
    B63 B65 B62 B61 B60
 Queen's Indian (26) 
    E12 E15 E17 E14
 Nimzo Indian (25) 
    E32 E46 E34 E20 E49
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Aronian vs C Balogh, 2013 1/2-1/2
   C Balogh vs D Zoler, 2013 1-0
   C Balogh vs Karjakin, 2005 1-0
   V Atlas vs C Balogh, 2010 1/2-1/2
   Karjakin vs C Balogh, 2005 1/2-1/2
   Li Shilong vs C Balogh, 2007 0-1
   C Balogh vs Karjakin, 2005 1/2-1/2
   C Balogh vs A Belezky, 2014 1/2-1/2
   Wei Yi vs C Balogh, 2015 1/2-1/2
   Karjakin vs C Balogh, 2005 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Zuglo Hotel Open (1999)
   13th Dubai Open (2011)
   Wroclaw Chess Festival (2010)
   49th Biel Master Open (2016)
   Bundesliga 2013/14 (2013)
   European Championship (2014)
   European Team Championship (2011)
   Dubai Open (2010)
   European Championship (2012)
   Bundesliga 2012/13 (2012)
   European Championship (2010)
   European Championship (2011)
   Tromso Olympiad (2014)
   Bundesliga 2016/17 (2016)
   Baku Olympiad (2016)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Corsica Masters 2014 by Tabanus

   🏆 ch-HUN Rapid
   C Balogh vs B Csonka (Jul-17-21) 1/2-1/2, rapid
   B Korpa vs C Balogh (Jul-16-21) 1/2-1/2, rapid
   B Korpa vs C Balogh (Jul-18-20) 1/2-1/2, rapid
   C Balogh vs P Michalik (Jan-11-20) 1/2-1/2
   C Balogh vs M Ragger (Jan-09-20) 1/2-1/2

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(born Mar-10-1987, 35 years old) Hungary
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Csaba Balogh earned his IM title in 2002 and in 2004 he was recognized as a Grandmaster. He was U-16 European Individual Champion 2003. Member of the national team that won both U-16 World Team Championship 2003 and U-18 European Team Championship 2003. In 2006 he finished 2nd in the Hungarian Championship. Won individual and team silver playing board 2 for Hungary at the Tromso Olympiad (2014) played in Troms.

His 7.5/11 at the European Championship (2014) was enough to qualify for the World Cup (2015) where he defeated Eltaj Safarli in the first round before he was eliminated from the event in the second round by Filipino-American GM Wesley So. At the Baku Olympiad (2016) he finished with 7/9 (+6 -1 =2)

Wikipedia article: Csaba Balogh

Last updated: 2021-11-26 23:21:08

 page 1 of 33; games 1-25 of 809  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J Dudas vs C Balogh  1-0321997Papp Bela memA05 Reti Opening
2. C Balogh vs Radjabov 0-1171997EU-ch U10C10 French
3. C Balogh vs A Pashikian  0-1551998Wch U12B77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
4. Radjabov vs C Balogh 1-0351998EU-ch U12A04 Reti Opening
5. C Balogh vs M Ezsol  0-1321999Zuglo Hotel OpenC40 King's Knight Opening
6. P Dlauchy vs C Balogh  0-1441999Zuglo Hotel OpenB57 Sicilian
7. C Balogh vs Miroshnichenko  0-1311999Zuglo Hotel OpenB02 Alekhine's Defense
8. D Fliszar vs C Balogh  0-1411999Zuglo Hotel OpenA00 Uncommon Opening
9. C Balogh vs G Livshits  ½-½221999Zuglo Hotel OpenB49 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
10. Z Erdelyi vs C Balogh  0-1411999Zuglo Hotel OpenB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
11. C Balogh vs A Parkanyi  0-1721999Zuglo Hotel OpenB06 Robatsch
12. P Schuetz vs C Balogh  0-1311999Zuglo Hotel OpenB23 Sicilian, Closed
13. M Bodrogi vs C Balogh  ½-½601999Zuglo Hotel OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
14. E Romanov vs C Balogh  ½-½431999Wch U12B57 Sicilian
15. C Balogh vs Wang Yue  0-1531999Wch U12A00 Uncommon Opening
16. S Megaranto vs C Balogh  1-0251999Wch U12B22 Sicilian, Alapin
17. H Kallio vs C Balogh ½-½272000FSGM AprilC46 Three Knights
18. Radjabov vs C Balogh  1-0432000Budapest FS12 GMA45 Queen's Pawn Game
19. C Balogh vs Nakamura 0-11152000Elekes mem IMB29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
20. C Balogh vs A Cserba  ½-½242000Tapolca opB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
21. Vadasz vs C Balogh  0-182000Budapest FS10 GMA04 Reti Opening
22. J Dudas vs C Balogh  0-1152000Budapest FS11 IME32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
23. R Markus vs C Balogh  ½-½232000Budapest FS12 GME00 Queen's Pawn Game
24. Y Zimmerman vs C Balogh  ½-½452001FSIMB MarchE12 Queen's Indian
25. C Balogh vs A Jakab  ½-½482001FSIMB MarchB06 Robatsch
 page 1 of 33; games 1-25 of 809  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-29-05  AdrianP: Excellent result for this young Hungarian GM, taking Karjakin out in the tie-breaks. Here's his FIDE rating card. I had never heard of him prior to this tournament.

Dec-09-05  lopium: Can we have his biography? What a strange thing that we only have a 2400 rating here, for a GM title.
Mar-11-06  BIDMONFA: Csaba Balogh


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  WTHarvey: Here are some winning combinations from Csaba's games:
May-16-09  myschkin: . . .


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  GrahamClayton: Chessdom interview with Balogh:

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  Tabanus: GM Csaba Balogh, Hungary, born 10 March 1987. Now rated 2628,

IM in 2002, GM in 2004. Rated 2624 in July 2008.

GM application:


Biographies: (in English) (in German) (in Polish)

Pictures: (2007) (2005)

Chess merits see Bios. Today,

4th in Andorra Open 17-25 July 2010:

Dec-09-13  johnnyb3: Is he any relation to the Balogh associated with one of my favorite "junk" openings e4 d6 d4 f5?
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  perfidious: <johnnyb3: Is he any relation to the Balogh associated with one of my favorite "junk" openings e4 d6 d4 f5?>

That honour goes to Janos Balogh instead.

Dec-10-13  johnnyb3: Oh, I knew it wasn't the same guy, I just wondered if it was a grandson or something.
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  perfidious: No idea, but the surname is not uncommon-used to know Alex Balogh when I haunted Montreal blitz events in the 1990s.
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  Annie K.: <the surname is not uncommon>

Correct. :) It's an archaic Hungarian word for 'left-handed'.

It doesn't carry the negative connotations of the English 'sinister' though.

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  perfidious: <Annie K.>: Some twenty years ago, I was working for IBM in Vermont and had a co-worker who equated left-handedness with being sinister. Not that she was the brightest person in creation, but this was mind-blowing to me.
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  Annie K.: <perfidious> this sort of unthinking acceptance of linguistic associations is the mark of monolingualism. :\
Aug-14-14  cro777: At the just finished Tromso Olympiad, GM Csaba Balogh (2637) won two silver medals, team (Hungary) and individual on board 2.

He scored 7/9 with a performance rating of 2839.

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  Natalia Pogonina: Grats to Csaba on his great performance at the Chess Olympiad! :)
Aug-14-14  Method B: It was a controversial decision to select him playing board 2 in front of Richard Rapport Zoltan Almasi and even Judit Polgar but it certainly paid great dividends.

Great performance! Bravo Csaba.

Aug-14-14  cro777: The happy Hungarian team with the silver medals.

Aug-15-14  cro777: The 2014 Chess Olympiad - The medalists on Board 2

Csaba Balogh (silver), Ngoc Truongson Nguyen (gold) and Ding Liren (bronze).

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  OhioChessFan: Rock the Csaba.
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  MissScarlett: You'll be late for your own funeral: S Volkov vs C Balogh, 2007
Mar-10-15  Nina Myers: The sexiest guy ever. Csaba is funny and hunky. All the girls love Csaba because he's a chick magnet. He's a flirt but he knows how to treat a girl right. He is amazing and smart.
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  HeMateMe: OCF beat me to it.
Jan-24-17  Granny O Doul: Nina beat me to it. I mean, I wasn't going to say it in any case, but she did beat me.
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  Penguincw: Happy Birthday to GM Csaba Balogh.

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