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Andras Adorjan
Number of games in database: 1,516
Years covered: 1963 to 2000
Last FIDE rating: 2504
Highest rating achieved in database: 2565

Overall record: +421 -197 =891 (57.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 7 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (125) 
    B44 B83 B31 B30 B52
 Ruy Lopez (72) 
    C69 C77 C92 C63 C68
 English, 1 c4 e5 (71) 
    A29 A21 A27 A26 A28
 English, 1 c4 c5 (61) 
    A30 A33 A36 A34 A35
 English (55) 
    A10 A16 A14 A18 A19
 King's Indian (46) 
    E80 E67 E62 E69 E92
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (164) 
    B32 B81 B33 B84 B83
 Queen's Indian (86) 
    E15 E12 E14 E17 E16
 Grunfeld (81) 
    D86 D85 D91 D70 D92
 English, 1 c4 c5 (73) 
    A36 A30 A37 A39 A32
 Sicilian Scheveningen (64) 
    B81 B84 B80 B82 B83
 Reti System (47) 
    A04 A05
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Adorjan vs G Glatt, 1982 1-0
   Huebner vs Adorjan, 1980 1/2-1/2
   Adorjan vs Ribli, 1979 1-0
   Kosten vs Adorjan, 1988 0-1
   Miles vs Adorjan, 1979 0-1
   Ribli vs Adorjan, 1983 0-1
   P Petran vs Adorjan, 1985 0-1
   Adorjan vs Karpov, 1967 1/2-1/2
   Adorjan vs M Fuller, 1975 1-0
   Adorjan vs M Mukhin, 1973 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Amsterdam IBM-B (1970)
   New York op (1987)
   Hoogovens-B (1971)
   London (1975)
   EUR-chT (Men) 8th (1983)
   Dortmund (1984)
   Riga Interzonal (1979)
   Szirak (1985)
   Biel (1983)
   Chigorin Memorial (1976)
   Chess Classics Masters (1998)
   Hastings 1973/74 (1973)
   Kostic Memorial (1983)
   Toluca Interzonal (1982)
   Amsterdam IBM (1971)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Black is OK! by Andras Adorjan by suenteus po 147
   Black is Still OK! by PhilFeeley
   Banja Luka 1979 by suenteus po 147
   Banja Luka 1979 by webbing1947
   Hastings 1973/74 by suenteus po 147
   Toluca Interzonal 1982 by suenteus po 147
   Wijk aan Zee Hoogovens 1984 by suenteus po 147

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(born Mar-31-1950, 71 years old) Hungary
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András Adorján was born in Budapest as András Jocha. He adopted his mother's surname Adorján in 1968. Awarded the IM title in 1970 and the GM title in 1973, he was a Candidate in 1980 but was eliminated by Robert Huebner (+1, =7, -2). He was also European Junior Champion in 1969-70 and Hungarian Champion in 1973 (jointly), 1992 and 1993. He finished 2nd behind Anatoly Karpov at the World Junior Championship in 1969 and has won 1st prizes at Budapest 1982, Gjřvik 1983, Esbjerg 1985 and the New York Open 1987. Adorján is also an International Arbiter (1994).

Wikipedia article: András Adorján

Last updated: 2017-02-19 08:07:31

 page 1 of 62; games 1-25 of 1,550  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Szabo vs Adorjan 0-1271963BudapestC89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
2. Adorjan vs L Sapi  ½-½231966HUN-chB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
3. P Dely vs Adorjan  ½-½251966HUN-chA16 English
4. Adorjan vs G Kluger 1-0471966HUN-chC45 Scotch Game
5. Adorjan vs Laszlo Kovacs  ½-½341966HUN-chC85 Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD)
6. T Besztercsenyi vs Adorjan  0-1711966HUN-chC85 Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD)
7. L Prelovszky vs Adorjan  ½-½751966HUN-chC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
8. J Tompa vs Adorjan  ½-½261966HUN-chC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
9. E Haag vs Adorjan  ½-½291966HUN-chC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
10. Adorjan vs F Portisch  0-1271966HUN-chC18 French, Winawer
11. Adorjan vs J Pogats  ½-½161966HUN-chB27 Sicilian
12. Adorjan vs J Hajtun  ½-½171966HUN-chB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
13. Adorjan vs G Szilagyi  1-0301966HUN-chB56 Sicilian
14. Adorjan vs G Barcza  ½-½201966HUN-chB10 Caro-Kann
15. Adorjan vs Csom 0-1451966HUN-chB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
16. J Flesch vs Adorjan  ½-½191966HUN-chE60 King's Indian Defense
17. I Polgar vs Adorjan  ½-½541966HUN-chA38 English, Symmetrical
18. K Honfi vs Adorjan 0-1691966HUN-chE60 King's Indian Defense
19. E Varnusz vs Adorjan  1-0281966HUN-chE60 King's Indian Defense
20. Sveshnikov vs Adorjan  1-0201967HUN-RSFSRC45 Scotch Game
21. Adorjan vs Kurajica 1-0211967YUGB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
22. Adorjan vs Sveshnikov 0-1321967HUN-RSFSRB33 Sicilian
23. Adorjan vs H Dudek 1-0261967EU-ch U18 sf 6768B89 Sicilian
24. Adorjan vs Karpov ½-½1019676th Niemeyer prelC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
25. L S Tate vs Adorjan  0-1241967EU-ch U18 sf 6768D81 Grunfeld, Russian Variation
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  wordfunph: Happy Birthday GM Andras Adorjan! You're one of the best! Black is REALLY Ok!!!
Mar-31-09  WhiteRook48: Happy birthday!
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  wordfunph: Happy Birthday GM Andras Adorjan! You're one of the best! Black is REALLY Ok!!!
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  GrahamClayton: Why did Adojan play under the name Jocha in his youth?
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  wwall: He was born Andras Jocha in 1950 and changed his name to Andras Adorjan around 1970. He took his new name after Andras Adorjan, an internationally acclaimed concert flutist from Hungary, born in 1944.
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  wordfunph: 1994 Alushta: According to GM Mikhail Golubev, before the start of the tournament, GM Andras Adorjan proposed to play all his games with black. After some reflection, the other participants refused to support the idea. In the end, all three non-drawn games involving Adorjan were won by black.
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  Penguincw: Happy Birthday POTD!
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  ketchuplover: and may it be better than black :)
Mar-31-12  King Death: Thanks for providing us with an entertaining writing style instead of dry technical reading. There's enough of that out there and a change is always good.

Happy Birthday!

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  whiteshark: "You go through a lot of things in a game, let alone your entire life. <I was even suspended by the Hungarian Chess Federation in January 1995 for ridiculous reasons, < using a witness who could travel to the zonal tournament soon after that >> - TO FILL THE VACANCY CREATED BY MY SUSPENSION

I sued them later of course, and received moral and financial compensation as a result. One of their charges happened to be true: I did name my dog after Gyula Horn, who was Prime Minister at that time. After the Hungarian uprising of 1956 was suppressed by the Russians, Horn was in a Communist detachment hunting for people who were still fighting for freedom against all odds. He's dead now. My dog, I mean, not the one-time Prime Minister. <I was forbidden to play in tournaments for a year and a half.> There is no reason to complain, though, worse things happen at sea. My father, for one, enjoyed <Russian hospitality> in Siberia for 3 years after the world war... "

-- Andras Adorjan, "Black is OK forever!", Batsford 2005, p 185

Any background available on the 1995 events?

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  FSR: Adorjan in his <Black is OK!> series of books hotly disputed the idea that White has any meaningful advantage. Yet even his personal statistics show him scoring better with White than Black. Using ChessBase, I compiled a "Dossier" on him. In 869 games as White, he scored 60%; in 911 games as Black, he scored 55%.
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  eternaloptimist: Happy birthday to GM Adorjan! I remember when his book "Black is OK!" came out back in '89. It was really popular back then but of course some people disagree w/ his views in this book. He took the "Black is OK!" theme further by writing 3 more books based on it.
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  wordfunph: "To get my mind off chess, I like to listen to music or read a book, and making love is a good idea too!"

- Andras Adorjan

Source: New In Chess Magazine 1986 #2

Feb-22-16  epistle: It is true. Black is OK Forever---

Mar-31-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Andras Adorjan.
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  ketchuplover: I think he should move to Oklahoma :)
Mar-30-17  Ironmanth: Happy birthday, Grandmaster! Saw you play, and win, in the '87 New York Open. Thanks for your passion for our wonderful game.
Mar-30-17  henjutsu: <Yet even his personal statistics show him scoring better with White than Black. Using ChessBase, I compiled a "Dossier" on him. In 869 games as White, he scored 60%; in 911 games as Black, he scored 55%.>

That could be related to self-fulfilling prophecy, with players giving up faster and not looking for winning moves as eagerly because they assume themselves to be worse as black from the start.

If he plays equally well with both sides, we shouldn't expect him to have an equal ratio against other players and their trends.

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  Marcelo Bruno: I know that the Musikhochschule Köln has a flute professor that has this name: does anyone know if it is the same person?
Jul-31-17  diagonal: Andras Adorjan continues his mission: After "Black is OK!" (1988/89 Batsford), "Black is Still OK!" (2004, Batsford), and "Black is OK Forever!" (2005, Batsford), the recent (and final?) black hymn is arriving:

<Black is Back!> (2016, New In Chess), his message remains just as emphatic, inspirational, and intimate: "Manisch im besten Sinne - ein sehr persönliches Vermächtnis Adorjans" (Frank Zeller, SCHACH, german monthly chess journal, no. 8/2017)

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  Retireborn: Once you go Black, you never go back.
Mar-31-18  ndg2: Nice spin on "Back in Black". Adorjan is an AC/DC fan?
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  louispaulsen88888888: Thanks FSR. Before compiling the statistics myself I looked through the comments to see if it was already done!
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  louispaulsen88888888: White has a statistical edge. You may argue this is due to a psychological element. So let’s examine players not affected by psychology. Alphazero lost 11 games to Stockfish. 10 losses as Black. One as White.
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  MissScarlett: All that proves is that <AlphaZero> can't read.
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