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Tibor Tolnai

Number of games in database: 475
Years covered: 1982 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2440 (2440 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2500
Overall record: +167 -99 =209 (57.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (97) 
    B43 B33 B90 B32 B62
 Ruy Lopez (39) 
    C92 C84 C80 C95 C76
 French Defense (30) 
    C05 C07 C09 C18 C11
 French Tarrasch (21) 
    C05 C07 C09 C04
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (21) 
    C92 C84 C95 C85 C91
 Caro-Kann (15) 
    B15 B18 B17 B10 B11
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (68) 
    B70 B77 B76 B22 B50
 Queen's Pawn Game (33) 
    A46 E10 A40 E00 D02
 Sicilian Dragon (28) 
    B77 B70 B76 B72 B71
 English, 1 c4 c5 (22) 
    A39 A33 A30 A36 A38
 Modern Benoni (21) 
    A70 A61 A67 A62 A65
 Nimzo Indian (14) 
    E38 E21 E46 E32 E47
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Psakhis vs T Tolnai, 1989 0-1
   T Tolnai vs Leko, 1992 1-0
   T Kebbekus vs T Tolnai, 1986 0-1
   T Tolnai vs V Malakhov, 1995 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Dortmund-A (1989)
   Kecskemet (1990)
   Balatonbereny Open (1992)
   Zuerich Open (1993)
   Noviki-A (1990)
   Cattolica Open (1993)
   Velden Open (1993)
   Elekes Memorial (1990)
   Laszlo Toth Memorial GM Open (1987)
   Zalakaros Open (1996)
   Velden Open (1994)
   Saint John Open I (1988)
   New York Open (1993)
   Vienna Open (1995)
   Novi Sad Olympiad (1990)

   🏆 HUN-chT 2016/17
   Z Medvegy vs T Tolnai (Feb-12-17) 1-0
   T Tolnai vs A Kiss (Jan-29-17) 1/2-1/2
   T Tolnai vs B Korpa (Nov-27-16) 1-0

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(born Sep-23-1964, 59 years old) Hungary

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Grandmaster (1990).

Last updated: 2023-05-18 16:59:30

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 page 1 of 19; games 1-25 of 475  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. T Tolnai vs A Schneider  0-1211982Hungarian ChampionshipE12 Queen's Indian
2. T Horvath vs T Tolnai  1-0311982Hungarian ChampionshipB20 Sicilian
3. T Tolnai vs E Szalanczy  1-0421982Hungarian ChampionshipC44 King's Pawn Game
4. T Tolnai vs P Lukacs  0-1291982Hungarian ChampionshipE22 Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann Variation
5. L Karsa vs T Tolnai  1-0551982Hungarian ChampionshipE43 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation
6. I Lovass vs T Tolnai  1-0371982Hungarian ChampionshipE00 Queen's Pawn Game
7. T Tolnai vs L Gyorkos  ½-½1011982Hungarian ChampionshipE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
8. T Tolnai vs J Szabolcsi  ½-½461982Hungarian ChampionshipD48 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
9. T Tolnai vs B Lengyel  1-01351982Hungarian ChampionshipD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
10. T Tolnai vs J Dory  0-1491982Hungarian ChampionshipE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
11. G Rajna vs T Tolnai  1-0231982Hungarian ChampionshipE12 Queen's Indian
12. L Barczay vs T Tolnai  ½-½181982Hungarian ChampionshipE10 Queen's Pawn Game
13. T Tolnai vs T Karolyi Jr.  1-0261982HUN-ch+E12 Queen's Indian
14. P Sinkovics vs T Tolnai  ½-½441982Hungarian ChampionshipE19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3
15. B Perenyi vs T Tolnai  0-1491982Hungarian ChampionshipC31 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
16. T Tolnai vs B Perenyi  ½-½391985Kecskemet opE97 King's Indian
17. T Tolnai vs D Oltean  0-1581985Balatonbereny OpenB89 Sicilian
18. T Tolnai vs J Horvath  0-1421986Balatonbereny OpenB49 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
19. A Fauland vs T Tolnai  ½-½561986Balatonbereny OpenA46 Queen's Pawn Game
20. T Tolnai vs E Szalanczy  ½-½361986Balatonbereny OpenB78 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long
21. T Tolnai vs Z Horvath  1-0491986Balatonbereny OpenB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
22. T Tolnai vs S Wendel  1-0321986Balatonbereny OpenB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
23. C Maier vs T Tolnai  0-1341986Balatonbereny OpenB70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
24. T Tolnai vs D Plesec  1-0441986Balatonbereny OpenB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
25. T Kebbekus vs T Tolnai  0-1241986Dortmund OpenA36 English
 page 1 of 19; games 1-25 of 475  PGN Download
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  Tabanus: GM Tibor Tolnai, Hungary, born 23 September 1964. Current rating 2470,

Played in the World Team Ch 1989 (2nd reserve) and in the 1990 olympiad (1st reserve). GM in 1990. Rating peak 2560 in 1998. ICC names: Tibor and BlueShark23

In 1998 he started to play poker, and is considered one of Europe's greats,


Biography: (in Polish)

Game not in cg database:

[Event "Stara Zagora zt-A"]
[Site "Stara Zagora"]
[Date "1990.02.??"]
[Round "4"]
[White "Georgiev, Kiril"]
[Black "Tolnai, Tibor"]
[WhiteElo "2605"]
[BlackElo "2490"]

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.Be3 Bg7 7.f3 Nc6 8.Qd2 O-O 9.Bc4 Bd7 10.h4 Ne5 11.Bb3 Rc8 12.O-O-O Nc4 13.Bxc4 Rxc4 14.h5 Nxh5 15.g4 Nf6 16.Bh6 Nxe4 17.Qe3 Rxc3 18.bxc3 Nf6 19.Bxg7 Kxg7 20.Rh2 Qc7 21.Ne2 Qc4 22.Rd4 Qxa2 23.Qxe7 Re8 24.Qxd6 Ba4 25.Rxa4 Qxa4 26.g5 Qa1+ 27.Kd2 Nh5 28.Qd7 Kf8 29.Qd6+ Kg8 30.Qd7 Rf8 31.Rh4 Qa5 32.Qe7 Ng7 33.Re4 Qd5+ 34.Nd4 Re8 35.Qc7 Rxe4 36.fxe4 Qxe4 37.Qb8+ Ne8 38.Qxa7 h5 39.gxh6 Kh7 40.Qb6 Kxh6 41.Nb5 Kh7 42.c4 g5 43.Qc5 Kg6 44.Qb6+ f6 45.Qd8 g4 46.Nc3 0-1

Jul-15-13  PhilFeeley: This game should be here:

[Event "AUT Team Ch 9596"]
[Site "AUT-chT 95/96 (05)"]
[Round "5"]
[Date "1995.??.??"]
[White "Korchnoi, Viktor"]
[Black "Tolnai, Tibor"]
[Result "0-1"]

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 c5 6.a3 Bxc3+ 7.bxc3 d5 8.cxd5 exd5 9.Ne2 b6 10.O-O Ba6 11.f3 Re8 12.Ng3 Bxd3 13.Qxd3 Nc6 14.Bb2 cxd4 15.cxd4 h5 16.Rae1 g6 17.e4 h4 18.Ne2 Nh5 19.e5 Ne7 20.g4 hxg3 21.hxg3 Qd7 22.g4 Ng7 23.Kf2 Rf8 24.Bc1 f5 25.exf6 Rxf6 26.Bg5 Rf7 27.Bxe7 Qxe7 28.Qxg6 Qxa3 29.Kg2 Re8 30.Ng1 Rxe1 31.Rxe1 Qb2+ 32.Re2 Qxd4 33.Nh3 Qc4 34.Re8+ Rf8 35.Re7 Qa2+ 36.Kg3 Qa1 37.f4 Qa3+ 0-1

The following position is from the game:

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The possible continuation:

1...Qa3+ 2. Kg2 Qxe7 3. Ng5 Qe2+

An alternative line is: ...Qa3+ 2. Kh2 Qxe7 3. Ng5 Qe2+ 4. Kg3 Qe1+ 5. Kg2 Qd2+ 6. Kh1 Qc1+ 7. Kg2 Qb2+ protects the knight. Black is now a rook up.

Sep-19-14  BIDMONFA: Tibor Tolnai


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