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Karoly Sterk
Number of games in database: 107
Years covered: 1910 to 1935

Overall record: +23 -43 =41 (40.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (8) 
    C88 C90 C62 C83 C60
 Slav (5) 
    D15 D10 D11 D12
 English (5) 
    A13 A15 A12 A16
 Queen's Pawn Game (5) 
    D05 A45 A46 D04
 Orthodox Defense (4) 
    D51 D67 D63
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (4) 
    C88 C90 C84
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (7) 
    B40 B84 B43 B45 B80
 Ruy Lopez (6) 
    C66 C60 C78
 Queen's Pawn Game (6) 
    D02 D05 D00 A40 E10
 Caro-Kann (4) 
    B12 B13 B15
 Slav (4) 
    D17 D11 D19 D18
 French Defense (4) 
    C11 C01 C15 C10
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   K Sterk vs Marshall, 1912 1-0
   K Sterk vs A Vajda, 1921 1-0
   K Sterk vs Tartakower, 1934 1-0
   K Sterk vs Z von Balla, 1912 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Hungarian Championship (1913)
   Bardejov (1926)
   Bad Pistyan (1912)
   Budapest (1921)
   Tatatovaros (1935)
   Paris Unofficial Olympiad (1924)

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(born Sep-29-1881, died Dec-10-1946, 65 years old) Hungary

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Károly Sterk was a Hungarian chess master. He was born on the 29th (and not on the 19th, as some sources claim) of September 1881.

Wikipedia article: Károly Sterk

Last updated: 2017-10-08 06:36:55

 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 107  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Reti vs K Sterk 1-0201910ViennaC66 Ruy Lopez
2. K Sterk vs Z von Balla 1-0321911Main Tt Hun Chess FedC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
3. Hromadka vs K Sterk 1-0311912Bad PistyanC29 Vienna Gambit
4. K Sterk vs Duras  1-0851912Bad PistyanC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
5. Schlechter vs K Sterk  ½-½301912Bad PistyanC26 Vienna
6. K Sterk vs Z Barasz  ½-½321912Bad PistyanC88 Ruy Lopez
7. Rubinstein vs K Sterk 1-0351912Bad PistyanC10 French
8. K Sterk vs E Cohn  1-0241912Bad PistyanB40 Sicilian
9. Spielmann vs K Sterk  1-0411912Bad PistyanC66 Ruy Lopez
10. K Sterk vs P Johner  ½-½411912Bad PistyanB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
11. Salwe vs K Sterk  ½-½321912Bad PistyanD02 Queen's Pawn Game
12. K Sterk vs Marshall 1-0291912Bad PistyanC49 Four Knights
13. Breyer vs K Sterk  ½-½211912Bad PistyanC01 French, Exchange
14. K Sterk vs Z von Balla ½-½311912Bad PistyanC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
15. M Lowcki vs K Sterk  ½-½601912Bad PistyanD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
16. K Sterk vs Alapin 0-1321912Bad PistyanC11 French
17. Yates vs K Sterk  0-1851912Bad PistyanC66 Ruy Lopez
18. K Sterk vs P S Leonhardt 1-0171912Bad PistyanC88 Ruy Lopez
19. Teichmann vs K Sterk  ½-½201912Bad PistyanD02 Queen's Pawn Game
20. Breyer vs K Sterk  1-0341912TemesvarC55 Two Knights Defense
21. K Sterk vs G Foldes  1-0731912TemesvarD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
22. Breyer vs K Sterk  1-0411913BudapestD05 Queen's Pawn Game
23. L Asztalos vs K Sterk 1-0381913BudapestC78 Ruy Lopez
24. K Sterk vs M Brody ½-½591913Aus-Hun ChampionshipB28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
25. K Sterk vs Z Barasz  1-0491913Hungarian ChampionshipC41 Philidor Defense
 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 107  PGN Download
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  Tabanus: Károly Sterk (19 September 1881 – 10 December 1946) was a Hungarian chess master.

He tied for 2nd-4th at Budapest 1909 (Zsigmond Barász won), played at Vienna 1909/10 (the 2nd Trebitsch Memorial, Richard Réti won), tied for 3rd-5th at Budapest 1911 (the 3rd Hungarian Championship, Zoltán von Balla and Barász won), tied for 9-11th at Bad Pistyan 1912 (Akiba Rubinstein won), took 10th at Temesvár 1912 (HUN-ch, Gyula Breyer won), took 12th at Budapest 1913 (Rudolf Spielmann won), shared 2nd with Réti, behind Lajos Asztalos, at Debrecen 1913 (HUN-ch), and tied for 2nd-3rd with Barász, behind Breyer, at Budapest 1917. He lost two matches to Géza Maróczy in 1907 and 1917, both (+1 –2 =3).

After World War I, he mainly played in Budapest where took 10th in 1921 (Alexander Alekhine won), tied for 8-9th in 1922, took 3rd and 4th in 1924, shared 1st and took 5th in 1925, tied for 4-5th, took 6th, and won in 1926, tied for 7-8th and took 10th in 1928, tied for 6-7th in 1929, won and shared 1st in 1930,[2] took 2nd in 1931 (HUN-ch, Lajos Steiner won), tied for 12-13th in 1932 (HUN-ch, Maróczy won), and tied for 9-10th in 1934 (Erich Eliskases won).

He also took 9th at Bardejov 1926 (Hermanis Matisons and Savielly Tartakower won), tied for 3rd-4th at London 1927, took 15th at Ujpest 1934 (Andor Lilienthal won), and tied for 11-16th at Tatatóváros 1935 (HUN-ch, László Szabó won).

Sterk played for Hungary in unofficial and official Chess Olympiads at Paris 1924, Budapest 1926, and Prague 1931.

Jul-13-10  Dredge Rivers: Sterk was a jerk! :)
Sep-29-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Karoly Sterk.
Sep-29-22  Nosnibor: It would appear that after the First World War there was a significant drop in his performances in various events. Before 1914 he was beating players of international standing such as Duras and Marshall etc.
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  Diocletian: Happy Birthday, KAROLY STERK.
I have searched unsuccesfully for your picture. Anybody who can outsmart Frank Marshall deserves a picture. Agreed, Chessgames?

This is my birthday too. What's really strange is that I recently lied about my birthday, claiming it was the 19th.

Mar-06-23  Ninas Husband: Any relation to Tony Sterk?

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