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Bela Rozsa
Number of games in database: 55
Years covered: 1940 to 1962
Overall record: +18 -28 =9 (40.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Feb-14-1905, died Jan-1977, 71 years old) Hungary (federation/nationality United States of America)

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Bela Rozsa, born in Hungary in 1905, was a concert pianist, composer, and professor of music theory at several southwestern United States universities, primarily the University of Tulsa (Oklahoma).

A relative latecomer to chess who did not learn how to play until 1939, he progressed rapidly by winning the North Texas Championship in 1940 and twice (1942 and 1948) tying for first place in the prestigious Southwestern Open. He was a 12-time Oklahoma State Chess Champion, and in 1952 won the Tenth Grand National Correspondence Chess Tournament, a ten year event in which over 1,000 players competed.

Sources: ; Chess Life, March 5, 1951, p.5.

Last updated: 2018-01-19 10:34:51

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 55  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. H Steiner vs B Rozsa  ½-½601940US OpenD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
2. B Rozsa vs J W Stapp  0-1401940US Open. Preliminary 3B44 Sicilian
3. J C Thompson vs B Rozsa  ½-½311942US OpenD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
4. Al Lipton vs B Rozsa  1-0371942US OpenC54 Giuoco Piano
5. B Rozsa vs J Creighton  1-0331942US OpenC53 Giuoco Piano
6. B Rozsa vs H Steiner 0-1221942US OpenC56 Two Knights
7. J Hudson vs B Rozsa 0-1151942US OpenC57 Two Knights
8. I A Horowitz vs B Rozsa  1-0331942US OpenA35 English, Symmetrical
9. R Potter vs B Rozsa  1-0651942US OpenC57 Two Knights
10. B Rozsa vs C Rosenfield  1-0551942US OpenC41 Philidor Defense
11. B Rozsa vs W Janes  ½-½491942US OpenC54 Giuoco Piano
12. F H McKee vs B Rozsa  ½-½401942US OpenC78 Ruy Lopez
13. B Rozsa vs L R Norton  0-1651942US OpenC11 French
14. K Watson vs B Rozsa ½-½371942US OpenC24 Bishop's Opening
15. B Rozsa vs D Kilgore 1-0211942US OpenC54 Giuoco Piano
16. G Sturgis vs B Rozsa  1-0581942US OpenD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
17. B Rozsa vs Ted Rozsa  0-1391942US OpenC00 French Defense
18. B Rozsa vs Yanofsky 0-1301942US OpenC11 French
19. E W Marchand vs B Rozsa  1-0361942US OpenA28 English
20. B Rozsa vs A Sandrin  ½-½601945US OpenC41 Philidor Defense
21. E Michelsen vs B Rozsa  1-0641945US OpenC55 Two Knights Defense
22. B Rozsa vs R Konkel  1-0371945US OpenC54 Giuoco Piano
23. W M Byland vs B Rozsa  1-0311945US OpenE26 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
24. B Rozsa vs Santasiere  0-1331945US OpenB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
25. B Rozsa vs C Rasis  1-0391945US OpenC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
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  GrahamClayton: Rosza also won the 1942 CCLA Grand National tournament, an event which took nine years to complete, finishing in 1951!
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