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Pal Rethy
P Rethy 
Kis Magyar Saaktörténet (2004).  
Number of games in database: 114
Years covered: 1925 to 1961
Overall record: +30 -43 =41 (44.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Jan-28-1905, died Dec-27-1962, 57 years old) Hungary

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Pál Réthy was born in Deva* (then Austria-Hungary, now Romania). He became a Hungarian master in 1925.

He took 2nd behind Esteban Canal at Budapest 1933, tied for 9-11th at Ujpest 1934 (Andor Lilienthal won), and tied for 2nd-3rd, behind Erich Eliskases, at Budapest 1934 (Maróczy Jubilee). n 1935, he played for Hungary in the 6th Chess Olympiad in Warsaw, scoring 8.5/14 (+5 –2 =7) at first reserve board.

He died in Budapest.

*Wikipedia article: Deva, Romania

Wikipedia article: Pál Réthy

Last updated: 2022-04-05 04:32:33

 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 114  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. P Rethy vs F Apsenieks  0-1411925Debrecen reserve-AA48 King's Indian
2. P Rethy vs Maroczy 0-1381931HUN-ch Szavay MemorialC01 French, Exchange
3. Lilienthal vs P Rethy  1-0531931HUN-ch Szavay MemorialD02 Queen's Pawn Game
4. Gruenfeld vs P Rethy 0-1401932BudapestD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. P Rethy vs Lilienthal 0-1421932BudapestA46 Queen's Pawn Game
6. P Rethy vs M Szigeti  0-1291932BudapestC31 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
7. P Rethy vs L Steiner  0-1391933Rethy - Steiner MatchD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
8. E Canal vs P Rethy  1-0371933BudapestC12 French, McCutcheon
9. P Rethy vs S Boros  0-1701934BudapestD05 Queen's Pawn Game
10. Tartakower vs P Rethy 0-1331934UjpestA04 Reti Opening
11. P Rethy vs Gruenfeld  ½-½321934UjpestA06 Reti Opening
12. K Havasi vs P Rethy 0-1321934UjpestD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
13. P Rethy vs G A Thomas  ½-½241934UjpestD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
14. L Steiner vs P Rethy  ½-½591934UjpestD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
15. P Rethy vs Stahlberg  ½-½301934UjpestC11 French
16. K Sterk vs P Rethy  ½-½761934UjpestD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
17. P Rethy vs Eliskases  ½-½481934UjpestC45 Scotch Game
18. Pirc vs P Rethy  1-0241934UjpestD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
19. P Rethy vs P Frydman  ½-½481934UjpestA46 Queen's Pawn Game
20. K Treybal vs P Rethy 1-0371934UjpestB03 Alekhine's Defense
21. P Rethy vs Flohr  ½-½271934UjpestB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
22. Vidmar vs P Rethy  ½-½631934UjpestE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
23. P Rethy vs E Steiner  0-1701934UjpestB83 Sicilian
24. Lilienthal vs P Rethy 1-0591934UjpestD13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
25. P Rethy vs E Gereben  1-0581934SopronA06 Reti Opening
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-28-08  whiteshark: Player of the day:

In 1934, he lost (-7 +3) a match against Lajos Steiner.

Scored 8.5/14 on board 1 for Hungary at Warsaw 1935 Olympiad:

Jan-28-11  BIDMONFA: Pal Rethy


Jan-28-13  Kikoman: Rest In Peace Sir Pal Rethy.
Aug-30-14  Xeroxx: Why is the game Honfi-Rethy (1950) not in the database?
Premium Chessgames Member
  sachistu: Does anyone know what the 'G.' stands for in his name? In his book Versenysakk (1943), the name is listed as G.Rethy Pal. In Hungarian magazines like Magyar Sakkvilag, the name is also listed as G. Rethy Pal. It's common for the last name to be listed first in Hungarian chess literature, so Rethy Pal is easy to understand. Perhaps one of our Hungarian members can shed some light on this.
Nov-20-21  Alan McGowan: Gaige, in his Chess Personalia (1987), gives his full name as Gálfalvy Réthy, Pál, but indexes him under Réthy, Pál.

Magyar Saaktörténet, Vol. 4, chose to index him under 'G' as G. Réthy, Pál.

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