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Jozsef Horvath
Number of games in database: 373
Years covered: 1981 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2438
Highest rating achieved in database: 2567

Overall record: +129 -58 =186 (59.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 English (16) 
    A15 A13 A10 A14 A16
 King's Indian (16) 
    E60 E62 E91 E77 E67
 Queen's Pawn Game (15) 
    E00 A46 D02 E10 A40
 Queen's Indian (11) 
    E15 E17 E16 E14 E12
 Ruy Lopez (11) 
    C85 C96 C76 C84 C92
 Catalan (10) 
    E06 E07 E04
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (55) 
    B47 B40 B48 B44 B32
 Sicilian Taimanov (26) 
    B47 B48 B46
 English, 1 c4 c5 (16) 
    A35 A33 A30 A38 A36
 Grunfeld (15) 
    D85 D78 D73 D97 D86
 Queen's Pawn Game (14) 
    A46 A40 D02 E00 E10
 Nimzo Indian (11) 
    E46 E32 E59 E52 E20
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Gulko vs J Horvath, 1985 0-1
   Nunn vs J Horvath, 1989 1/2-1/2
   J Horvath vs Hoang Thanh Trang, 2001 1-0
   J Horvath vs Uhlmann, 1985 1-0
   Velimirovic vs J Horvath, 1987 0-1
   Vaganian vs J Horvath, 1989 1/2-1/2
   H Kreindl vs J Horvath, 2003 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Bangkok Chess Club Open (2015)
   Lisbon op (2001)
   Szirak (1985)
   Goodricke Open (2000)
   European Club Cup (2003)
   EUR-chT (Men) 9th (1989)
   EUR-chT (Men) 10th (1992)
   Novi Sad Olympiad (1990)
   European Club Cup (2004)
   European Club Cup (2005)

   🏆 Rigochess Feb GM
   Anto Cristiano F Manish vs J Horvath (Feb-21-20) 1-0
   R Markus vs J Horvath (Feb-02-20) 1-0
   B Csonka vs J Horvath (Feb-04-18) 1/2-1/2
   J Horvath vs A Popovics (Nov-26-17) 1-0
   M Nemeth vs J Horvath (Nov-25-17) 0-1

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(born Aug-13-1964, 57 years old) Hungary

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Grandmaster (1990), International Arbiter (1998) and FIDE Senior Trainer (2010), and brother of Csaba Horvath.

Note: there are several other Jozsef Horvaths.

Wikipedia article: József Horváth (chess player)

Last updated: 2021-12-28 16:47:50

 page 1 of 22; games 1-25 of 531  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J Horvath vs M Godena  1-0411980FRG-ch int U18C63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
2. I Wells vs J Horvath  0-1371980World Cadet U17 4thB40 Sicilian
3. J Horvath vs Susan Polgar 0-1221981HUNC00 French Defense
4. N Sulava vs J Horvath  1-0411982Wch U20A10 English
5. Greenfeld vs J Horvath  1-0271982Wch U20E63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
6. I Poor vs J Horvath  1-0381983International Youth TournamentA07 King's Indian Attack
7. J Klinger vs J Horvath  ½-½241983International Youth TournamentB03 Alekhine's Defense
8. J Horvath vs B Gicev  1-0341983International Youth TournamentB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
9. J Gallagher vs J Horvath  ½-½211983International Youth TournamentB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
10. S Zakic vs J Horvath  0-1511983International Youth TournamentB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
11. J Horvath vs Hertneck  1-0571983International Youth TournamentB06 Robatsch
12. J Horvath vs S Cigan  0-1281983International Youth TournamentB12 Caro-Kann Defense
13. M Sjoberg vs J Horvath  0-1401983International Youth TournamentB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
14. J Horvath vs C D'Amore  ½-½321983International Youth TournamentB06 Robatsch
15. Salov vs J Horvath 1-0581983EU-ch U20E11 Bogo-Indian Defense
16. J Horvath vs I Stohl  1-0371983EU-ch U20B81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
17. Adorjan vs J Horvath  1-0341985HUN-chTA33 English, Symmetrical
18. J Horvath vs Psakhis  ½-½411985SochiC85 Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD)
19. J Horvath vs Psakhis  ½-½411985Chigorin MemorialC85 Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD)
20. Gulko vs J Horvath 0-1371985Chigorin MemorialD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
21. J Horvath vs Pinter  0-1291985SzirakB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
22. Adorjan vs J Horvath  1-0351985SzirakA35 English, Symmetrical
23. J Horvath vs Utasi  ½-½551985SzirakB01 Scandinavian
24. J Klinger vs J Horvath  0-1361985SzirakB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
25. J Horvath vs Tukmakov  ½-½451985SzirakB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
 page 1 of 22; games 1-25 of 531  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-09-06  BIDMONFA: Jozsef Horvath


Apr-15-07  bauernfresser: The Horvaths rival the Gurevichs and the Ivanovs for holding the most titles. Adam, Csaba, Jozsef and Peter are GMs. Gyula, Imre and Tamas are IMs. Jozsef and Csaba, the strongest two, are brothers. Does anybody know how, or if, the other Horvaths are related to each other?
Jul-12-09  NyP: The Horváth brothers are probably the world's strongets brothers in chess (not counting the Polgar sisters).
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  GrahamClayton: Major tournament results:

A win that is not in the database:

[Event "?"]
[Site "Debreczen"]
[Date "1988.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Horvath, Joszef"]
[Black "Schneider, Attila"]
[Result "1-0"]

1. d4 ♘f6 2. c4 e6 3. ♘c3 ♗b4 4. e3 c5 5. ♗d3 ♘c6 6. ♘e2 d5 7. cxd5 ♘xd5 8. a3 cxd4 9. axb4 dxc3 10. bxc3 O-O 11. e4 ♘b6 12. f4 ♕h4+ 13. ♘g3 ♖d8 14. O-O ♗d7 15. ♗e3 ♗e8 16. ♕e2 ♘d7 17. e5 f6 18. ♗c4 ♗f7

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19. f5 1-0

Source: Bill Wall, “500 Indian Miniatures”, Chess Enterprises, Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, 1990

Mar-04-11  Caissanist: <The Horváth brothers are probably the world's strongets brothers in chess (not counting the Polgar sisters).>

This may have been true when NyP posted it two years ago, but now the Vovks (Andrey Vovk and Yuri Vovk) appear to be at least as strong. They are also about twenty-five years younger, and still improving.

Mar-04-11  Caissanist: It looks like Horvath is the Smith of Hungary; the FIDE ratings site lists 134 Horvaths, including several different Jozsefs. The listed rating is for a different Jozsef Horvath, the GM currently has a rating of 2539.
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  Jonathan Sarfati: Horváth is only the 4th most common family name in Hungary. It comes from the endonym for Croatian. So not surprisingly, the indentically pronounced name Horvat is the commonest Croatian name. Hungarians put their surnames first, so this grandmaster would be called Horváth Jozsef in Hungary (endonym Magyarország).
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  Penguincw: Jozsef Horvath had a good tournament at the Bangkok Chess Club Open (2015), scoring 6.5/9 (+5,-1,=3), and 6th overall (being the 8th seed). He had no easy tournament, as he had to face <each> of the top <4> seeds (-1 against 2682).

For his efforts, he gained 16 points (2522 -> 2538), which is likely the biggest gain out of all the GMs that participated.

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  HeMateMe: wasn't there a Panzer general during WWII named Horvath?

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