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Gyozo Forintos
Photo by Gerhard Hund 
Number of games in database: 867
Years covered: 1954 to 2004
Last FIDE rating: 2299
Highest rating achieved in database: 2445

Overall record: +272 -227 =368 (52.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Nimzo Indian (73) 
    E32 E39 E38 E20 E25
 King's Indian (62) 
    E70 E75 E73 E77 E62
 English (42) 
    A10 A15 A16 A14 A13
 Modern Benoni (31) 
    A56 A57 A58 A60 A65
 Grunfeld (27) 
    D80 D97 D78 D91 D99
 Queen's Gambit Declined (26) 
    D37 D38 D31 D35 D06
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (94) 
    B27 B32 B42 B30 B43
 English, 1 c4 c5 (41) 
    A36 A33 A30 A35 A34
 Robatsch (39) 
 Queen's Pawn Game (28) 
    D02 A46 A40 A45 E00
 Nimzo Indian (25) 
    E54 E42 E32 E41 E53
 Ruy Lopez (23) 
    C92 C95 C94 C77 C85
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Forintos vs V Tomovic, 1957 1-0
   Forintos vs Gligoric, 1969 1/2-1/2
   M Stean vs Forintos, 1975 0-1
   Forintos vs Browne, 1970 1-0
   Forintos vs Larsen, 1967 1/2-1/2
   Forintos vs Spassky, 1975 1/2-1/2
   Huebner vs Forintos, 1969 1/2-1/2
   Forintos vs Ribli, 1969 1-0
   Forintos vs A Kushnir, 1975 1-0
   Forintos vs Karpov, 1973 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Reggio Emilia 1962/63 (1962)
   Hungarian Championship 1968/69 (1968)
   Budapest Championship (1968)
   Hoogovens-B (1970)
   Hungarian Championship (1969)
   Caorle Zonal (1972)
   Capablanca Memorial (1979)
   Munich Olympiad Final-B (1958)
   Sarajevo (1965)
   Esbjerg (1978)
   Siegen Olympiad qual-4 (1970)
   Hungarian Championship (1979)
   Hungarian Championship 1967/68 (1967)
   Hungarian Championship (1976)
   Hungarian Championship (1971)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Monte Carlo 1968 by Tabanus

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(born Jul-30-1935, died Dec-06-2018, 83 years old) Hungary

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Győző (Victor) Forintos was born in Budapest. Awarded the IM title in 1963 and the GM title in 1974, he was Hungarian Champion in 1968-69. In tournaments he was 1st at Baja 1971, 2nd after Vasily Smyslov at Reykjavik 1974 and 1st= at the Perpignan Open in 1987. He played on six Hungarian Olympiad teams during 1958-74 and his daughter is married to English GM Anthony Cornelis Kosten. Forintos was also an International Arbiter (1994).

Wikipedia article: Győző Forintos

Last updated: 2019-05-28 13:19:57

 page 1 of 41; games 1-25 of 1,023  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. G Kluger vs Forintos  1-0401954HUN-chE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
2. P Dely vs Forintos  ½-½411954HUN-ch 10thA07 King's Indian Attack
3. J Pogats vs Forintos  1-0421954HUN-ch 10thB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
4. L Tipary vs Forintos  1-0641954HUN-ch 10thA45 Queen's Pawn Game
5. Forintos vs F Koberl  1-0341954HUN-ch 10thA60 Benoni Defense
6. Szabo vs Forintos  ½-½321954HUN-ch 10thD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
7. F Koberl vs Forintos  0-1431955Voros LobogoA10 English
8. A Feuerstein vs Forintos  0-1561957WchT U26 04thA36 English
9. Forintos vs V Tomovic 1-0401957BelgradeA06 Reti Opening
10. Forintos vs G Tringov  0-1471957WchT U26 04thA13 English
11. F Blatny vs Forintos  ½-½181957WchT U26 04thC02 French, Advance
12. B Sandor vs Forintos  ½-½211958Hungarian ChampionshipA30 English, Symmetrical
13. Forintos vs E Varnusz  ½-½731958Hungarian ChampionshipD77 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O
14. Forintos vs T Florian  ½-½201958Hungarian ChampionshipA06 Reti Opening
15. Forintos vs R Sallay  1-0411958Hungarian ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
16. Forintos vs E Haag  1-0471958Hungarian ChampionshipA05 Reti Opening
17. Forintos vs Lengyel  1-0401958Hungarian ChampionshipA06 Reti Opening
18. Barcza vs Forintos  ½-½211958Hungarian ChampionshipD25 Queen's Gambit Accepted
19. Forintos vs P Dely  ½-½181958Hungarian ChampionshipA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
20. Forintos vs Szabo  ½-½261958Hungarian ChampionshipA22 English
21. Portisch vs Forintos 1-0391958HUN-ch 13thD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
22. Forintos vs R Fuchs  ½-½581958WchT U26 fin-A 05thA15 English
23. J Pogats vs Forintos  ½-½551958Hungarian ChampionshipB41 Sicilian, Kan
24. K Honfi vs Forintos  1-0521958Hungarian ChampionshipC02 French, Advance
25. T Filep vs Forintos  1-0831958Hungarian ChampionshipE41 Nimzo-Indian
 page 1 of 41; games 1-25 of 1,023  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  Benzol: Gyozo Victor Forintos
Born 30th July 1935 in Budapest
Awarded the IM title in 1963 and the GM title in 1974 he was also Hungarian champion in 1968-69.
Jul-30-06  BIDMONFA: Gyozo V Forintos


Mar-26-10  wordfunph: A photo taken at the 1978 Benedictine tournament shows the Hungarian Grandmaster Gyozo Forintos playing Tony Kosten. Not many years later they were father-in-law and son-in-law!
Jul-30-10  wordfunph: GM Forintos turns 75 today, any news on him?
Jun-19-11  biglo: Co-author of Petroff's Defence (Batsford, 1983) with Ervin Haag
Oct-16-11  wordfunph: from Tibor Karolyi and Nick Aplin's book Genius in the Background..

<Grandmaster Forintos was a very strong player, but he was known for being very optimistic. Let me share with you one famous story about him. His opponent could have checkmated in two, so Forintos - rather cheekily one might think - offered a draw. His opponent declined, but missed the mate and went on to lose. After the game the Hungarian grandmaster remarked, "Next time I should not be so pessimistic...">

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  Annie K.: <Gyözö Victor Forintos>

Hmm... a couple of comments.

First, the correct accents are Győző, not Gyözö (both 'o's with double acute, not diaresis).

Second, 'Victor' is very unlikely to be his actual middle name, since it's a translation of the meaning of his first name. :)

Feb-28-15  Retireborn: <Annie> I thought it was not unusual for Hungarians to have a "German" name as well as a Hungarian one? Rudolf Reszo Charousek being the classical example.

Of course it's true that such names aren't really middle names in the Western sense.

Premium Chessgames Member
  Annie K.: Yes, Rezső (Rudolf) Charousek is exactly the same situation, with the more internationally-known "translation" Rudolf being used as a substitute for the difficult to pronounce Hungarian name Rezső, rather than being an actual middle name.

I think in these cases, it might be better to put the "translations" in parentheses, though:

Rezső (Rudolf) Charousek
Győző (Victor) Forintos

Thanks to the editor who fixed the accents! :)

Dec-09-18  Volcanus:
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: RIP Gyozo Forintos. Heard of the news a few days ago, but couldn't find any sources to confirm. Someone had the following words to say about it:

< "Chess Grandmaster, Hungarian champion Győző Forintos (1935-2018) passed away tonight. He played interesting and original games; won against Mikhail Tal and Vasily Smyslov. Gyozo taught and helped many Hungarian chess players.

In chess tournaments he was 1st at Reggio Emilia 1962/3, 2nd at Wijk aan Zee-B 1970 (after Andersson), 1st at Baja (Asztalos Memorial) 1971, 3rd at Caorle 1972, 2nd at Vrnjačka Banja 1973, 2nd at Reykjavík 1974 (after Smyslov, but ahead of Bronstein), 2nd at Novi Sad 1974, 2nd= at Lone Pine 1976 (after Petrosian), 2nd at Sarajevo 1978, and 1st= at the Perpignan Open 1987." >

Dec-09-18  Eastfrisian: RIP Master Forintos.

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