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Erno Gereben
Number of games in database: 389
Years covered: 1930 to 1978

Overall record: +119 -104 =165 (51.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 1 exhibition game, blitz/rapid, odds game, etc. is excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (21) 
    E67 E60 E70 E66 E73
 Queen's Pawn Game (20) 
    A46 D02 E10 A40 A45
 Grunfeld (10) 
    D95 D83 D74 D76 D94
 Slav (9) 
    D15 D18 D12 D11
 Orthodox Defense (9) 
    D52 D64 D55 D60 D65
 Ruy Lopez (9) 
    C95 C65 C83 C79 C67
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (30) 
    B74 B32 B20 B29 B83
 Ruy Lopez (23) 
    C84 C97 C69 C73 C78
 King's Indian (18) 
    E62 E60 E80 E98 E89
 English (18) 
    A15 A16 A13 A12 A11
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (16) 
    C84 C97 C98 C85
 Orthodox Defense (14) 
    D51 D50 D52 D61 D69
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   E Gereben vs M Szigeti, 1935 1-0
   J Fichtl vs E Gereben, 1956 0-1
   E Gereben vs A D de Groot, 1936 1/2-1/2
   S Boros vs E Gereben, 1935 0-1
   E Gereben vs M Ujtelky, 1967 1-0
   E Gereben vs H Ardiansyah, 1970 1/2-1/2
   Bronstein vs E Gereben, 1949 1/2-1/2
   E Gereben vs Bronstein, 1949 1/2-1/2
   E Gereben vs O Troianescu, 1951 1-0
   Simagin vs E Gereben, 1949 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Hoogovens-B1 (1962)
   Hastings 1958/59 (1958)
   San Benedetto (1957)
   Budapest (1936)
   Hungarian Championship (1951)
   Amsterdam IBM-B (1967)
   Hoogovens-B (1965)
   Hoogovens (1961)
   Trebitsch Memorial (1935)
   Amsterdam Olympiad qual-4 (1954)
   Siegen Olympiad qual-2 (1970)
   Hungarian Championship (1952)
   Budapest (1952)
   Amsterdam Olympiad Final-A (1954)
   non-FIDE Munich Olympiad (1936)

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(born Jun-18-1907, died May-16-1988, 80 years old) Hungary (federation/nationality Switzerland)

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Erno Gereben (his name was Ernest Gruenfeld until 1935 but he is not to be confused with the well-known Austrian master Ernst Gruenfeld) was born in Sopron, Hungary in 1907. He was awarded the IM title in 1950 and emigrated to Switzerland in 1956. His best tournament result was 2nd= with Albert Becker after Laszlo Szabo at Tatatovaros in 1935. In Olympiads he played for Hungary in 1954 and for Switzerland in 1970, 1972 and 1974.

Wikipedia article: Ernő Gereben

Last updated: 2017-08-09 12:38:59

 page 1 of 17; games 1-25 of 409  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. E Gereben vs F Meller  0-1291930GyorA09 Reti Opening
2. E Klein vs E Gereben  1-0361930GyorD61 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
3. E Gereben vs L Reich  ½-½581930GyorD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
4. J Balogh vs E Gereben  ½-½441930GyorB10 Caro-Kann
5. E Gereben vs H Steiner  1-0291930GyorD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
6. Kashdan vs E Gereben  1-0471930GyorD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
7. E Gereben vs S Boros  ½-½361930GyorE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
8. B Szijjarto Szabo vs E Gereben  ½-½481930GyorB40 Sicilian
9. B Hoenlinger vs E Gereben  ½-½721930GyorA43 Old Benoni
10. E Gereben vs Spielmann 0-1351934SopronD94 Grunfeld
11. E Gereben vs K Havasi  1-0411934SopronE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
12. E Gereben vs A Vajda  1-0371934SopronD02 Queen's Pawn Game
13. Immo Fuss vs E Gereben  0-1341934SopronE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
14. P Rethy vs E Gereben  1-0581934SopronA06 Reti Opening
15. E Gereben vs I Csath  0-1281934SopronE83 King's Indian, Samisch
16. Szabo vs E Gereben  ½-½361934SopronA95 Dutch, Stonewall
17. G Kluger vs E Gereben  ½-½181935TatatovarosB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
18. E Gereben vs L Steiner  ½-½171935TatatovarosD57 Queen's Gambit Declined, Lasker Defense
19. A Sacconi vs E Gereben  ½-½161935TatatovarosD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
20. E Gereben vs Znosko-Borovsky  1-0401935TatatovarosD64 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
21. S Boros vs E Gereben  0-1201935TatatovarosB83 Sicilian
22. E Gereben vs M Szigeti 1-0181935TatatovarosD01 Richter-Veresov Attack
23. A Becker vs E Gereben  1-0391935TatatovarosD48 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
24. E Gereben vs Szabo  ½-½171935TatatovarosB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
25. H Mueller vs E Gereben  0-1171935TatatovarosD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
 page 1 of 17; games 1-25 of 409  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-18-06  BIDMONFA: Erno Gereben


Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: He is a different player from Ernst Gruenfeld isn't he?
Jun-18-06  WMD: Yes, he is. Or, rather, he was.
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: <WMD>! Nice to see you again.
Jun-18-06  WMD: Thank you, my fan.
Jun-18-06  ughaibu: Fan singular? I feel snubbed.
Jun-18-06  WMD: Ditto.
Jun-18-06  mack: WMD me old mucker, where have you been? Travelling to third world countries in an attempt to 'find yourself' or something?
Jun-18-06  WMD: Frequenting various right-wing websites. I'm not sure when my posting ban here was lifted.
Jun-18-06  Karpova: WMD: <I'm not sure when my posting ban here was lifted.>

Why did you get banned?
I noticed your absence but didn't know you were banned.

Jun-18-06  WMD: Can't exactly recall the offending remark but it had something to do with John Donaldson, Ray Keene and the subject of plagiarism. So it goes.
Jun-18-06  Karpova: So you took on the mighty <Ray Kenne>? Better stick with LMAJ next time ;-)
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Ernö Gereben Bio:
Jun-18-09  WhiteRook48: happy birthday
Jun-18-12  LoveThatJoker: IM Gereben, today you are remembered!


May-16-18  Senk:
Jun-18-18  diagonal: <Senk> Many thanks for your link with a comprehensive portrait of a lesser known player.

In 1963/64, Gereben co-won at the 6th edition of the traditional Reggio Emilia tournament, alongside with Rudolf Teschner (best-on tie-break), Gedeon Barcza, and Janos Flesch.

Gereben was clear first at the Hoogovens Beverwijk - B tournament in 1962, and also won the so-called Masters A at the great Monte Carlo tournament in 1967 (in fact, this was another B-group), Bobby Fischer won the head tournament above Smyslov, Geller, and Larsen.

Jan-03-20  PJs Studio: I just used Bent Larsen’s game collection on to find the game from the nice photo featured on GM Larsen’s Wikipedia page. It was from the 1961 Hoovigan’s event. IM Gereben quickly outclassed in a closed Benoni (1...c5 3...e5)

Interestingly the photo was taken two moves before Larsen stole a second pawn and IM Gereben resigned shortly after dropping a third. No shame in that loss. His only game with Larsen who won the event equal with Ivkov. (+7 -1 = 1) The great Ernst Grüenfeld competed in Hoovigans ‘61. His final tournament appearance.

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