Number of games in database: 470
Years covered: 1950 to 1995
Last FIDE rating: 2035
Highest rating achieved in database: 2390
Overall record: +151 -184 =135 (46.5%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.
NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
A Ozsvath vs K Honfi, 1953 0-1
G Negyesy vs K Honfi, 1955 0-1
Portisch vs K Honfi, 1963 0-1
K Honfi vs O Gschnitzer, 1988 1/2-1/2
K Honfi vs E Ladanyike-Karakas, 1991 1-0
K Honfi vs G Barcza, 1968 1-0
K Honfi vs Andersson, 1976 1-0
K Honfi vs Tarjan, 1976 1-0
NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
The Hague Zonal (1966)
Budapest Tungsram (1976)
Munich Olympiad Final-B (1958)
EUR-chT (Men) 2nd (1961)
Varna Olympiad Final-A (1962)
EUR-chT (Men) 3rd (1965)
GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
Genius in the Background (Karolyi/Aplin) by Qindarka
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Last updated: 2018-01-09 07:31:40
(born Oct-25-1930, died Aug-14-1996, 65 years old) Hungary
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Born and died in Budapest, Karoly Honfi was awarded the IM title in 1962. In tournaments he was 1st= at Timisoara 1972, 1st at Kecskemet 1975 and 1st at Pecs 1976. He was married to Lujza Honfi Gurszky.
Wikipedia article: Karoly Honfi
| page 1 of 21; games 1-25 of 519
|1. Szabo vs K Honfi
||1-0||34||1950||Budapest||B14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack|
|2. K Honfi vs G Szilagyi
|| ||0-1||55||1950||HUN-ch 06th||B56 Sicilian|
|3. Szabo vs K Honfi
||1-0||26||1950||HUN-ch 06th||D02 Queen's Pawn Game|
|4. K Honfi vs J Pogats
|| ||½-½||16||1950||HUN-ch 06th||C35 King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham|
|5. K Honfi vs P Rethy
||0-1||24||1950||HUN-ch 06th||C10 French|
|6. G Fuster vs K Honfi
|| ||1-0||55||1950||HUN-ch 06th||A51 Budapest Gambit|
|7. K Honfi vs T Florian
|| ||1-0||42||1950||HUN-ch 06th||B80 Sicilian, Scheveningen|
|8. J Szily vs K Honfi
|| ||½-½||25||1950||HUN-ch 06th||B28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation|
|9. K Honfi vs A Vajda
|| ||1-0||28||1950||HUN-ch 06th||B88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack|
|10. K Honfi vs F Koberl
|| ||0-1||60||1950||HUN-ch 06th||B09 Pirc, Austrian Attack|
|11. Benko vs K Honfi
|| ||1-0||32||1950||HUN-ch 06th||A07 King's Indian Attack|
|12. G Barcza vs K Honfi
|| ||1-0||51||1950||HUN-ch 06th||A28 English|
|13. K Honfi vs L Monostori
|| ||0-1||43||1950||HUN-ch 06th||D01 Richter-Veresov Attack|
|14. I Molnar vs K Honfi
|| ||1-0||46||1950||HUN-ch 06th||D02 Queen's Pawn Game|
|15. J Balogh vs K Honfi
|| ||½-½||36||1950||HUN-ch 06th||A07 King's Indian Attack|
|16. K Honfi vs B Sandor
|| ||1-0||57||1950||HUN-ch 06th||C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense|
|17. E Gereben vs K Honfi
|| ||0-1||34||1950||HUN-ch 06th||D49 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran|
|18. K Honfi vs G Kluger
|| ||1-0||58||1950||HUN-ch 06th||B73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical|
|19. K Honfi vs Bela Sebestyen
|| ||0-1||25||1950||HUN-ch 06th||C44 King's Pawn Game|
|20. M Bely vs K Honfi
|| ||0-1||67||1950||HUN-ch 06th||D37 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|21. A Ozsvath vs K Honfi
||0-1||56||1953||Budapest||B04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern|
|22. G Negyesy vs K Honfi
||0-1||19||1955||Budapest||D84 Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit Accepted|
|23. Barczay vs K Honfi
|| ||0-1||33||1955||Budapest||C64 Ruy Lopez, Classical|
|24. K Honfi vs Bela Erdy
|| ||1-0||40||1955||Budapest||C55 Two Knights Defense|
|25. G Kluger vs K Honfi
|| ||0-1||45||1955||Budapest||D83 Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit|
| page 1 of 21; games 1-25 of 519
|Oct-29-05|| ||Eastfrisian: Honfi died already on 14.08.1996. in the years 1958 and 1962 he was a member of the Hungarian team on the chess olympiades.|
He had already the GM-norm, but was awarded at that time only the IM-title. He never became a GM.
|Oct-25-06|| ||BIDMONFA: Karoly Honfi|
|Oct-25-07|| ||whiteshark: There is a biography in Hungarian language:
György und Négyesi Honfi:
<Honfi Nagymester (1930-1996)>
Softback 248 S., Zalaegerszeg 2000, Fr. 30.-
short review (in German): http://www.rochadekuppenheim.de/bub...
|Oct-16-11|| ||wordfunph: IM Karoly Honfi represented Hungary in two Olympiads:|
1958 Munich = +3=5-2
1962 Varna = +6=3-3
excerpt from Karolyi/Aplin's book Genius in the Background..
<Honfi was an honourable man, and it is rather ironic that his honesty may have contributed to his failure to become a grandmaster. Other players have told me of a tournament where he needed to win his last game to secure the title. His Yugoslav opponent offered to make an 'arrangement' but Honfi refused. In the game he was close to winning, but he spoiled
the position in time trouble.>
|Nov-19-14|| ||ljfyffe: Member of CC Oympiad IV (1962-1964) team.|
|Nov-07-15|| ||zanzibar: There is a nice page, w photos, of him here (in Hungarian):|
He did become a Hungarian GM in 1966. Only in 1975 did he achieve his first FIDE norm. As for the FIDE GM title:
<Not bitter at all races with renewed vigor went into battle, but while the world has changed, the circuit races ousted the Swiss system tournament, making it difficult for older job, execution is the norm. While some frequently used unfair means to this end, he refused to do so. "What good is a title that is bought?" - He asked, often he said. At the time, this view was not alone ...>
|Nov-28-15|| ||ljfyffe: Honfi finished 8th in the IV Final of the 1984-1992 Ladies CC World Championship, scoring
|Apr-06-19|| ||Breunor: The Wikipedia article on him states he was awarded the GM title posthumously.|
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