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John Rety
Number of games in database: 21
Years covered: 1987 to 2008
Last FIDE rating: 1970
Highest rating achieved in database: 2006
Overall record: +4 -13 =4 (28.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Dec-08-1930, died Feb-03-2010, 79 years old) Hungary (federation/nationality United Kingdom)

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J Rety vs Milner-Barry 0-127198711th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenC34 King's Gambit Accepted
2. J Bourne vs J Rety  1-0432001South Wales Masters 6thA40 Queen's Pawn Game
3. G Kjartansson vs J Rety 1-0282005Hastings 2005/06B07 Pirc
4. R Almond vs J Rety  ½-½382006Hastings 2006/07E32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
5. J Rety vs A Kulago  0-1592006Hastings 2006/07C60 Ruy Lopez
6. D L Haydon vs J Rety  1-0232006Hastings 2006/07B00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
7. J Rety vs J Hickman  ½-½192006Hastings 2006/07A41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
8. S Kenyon vs J Rety 0-1372006Hastings 2006/07A45 Queen's Pawn Game
9. T Rendle vs J Rety  1-0272006Hastings 2006/07B07 Pirc
10. J Rety vs J Humphreys  ½-½212006Hastings 2006/07B80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
11. C Briscoe vs J Rety  1-0432006Hastings 2006/07B07 Pirc
12. J Rety vs J S Macrae  1-0612006Hastings 2006/07C22 Center Game
13. J Rety vs J N Sugden  0-1492007Hastings 2007/08E94 King's Indian, Orthodox
14. D J Ledger vs J Rety  1-0432007Hastings 2007/08B23 Sicilian, Closed
15. D Oates vs J Rety  1-0372007Hastings 2007/08B42 Sicilian, Kan
16. J Rety vs J Lee  0-1392008Hastings 2007/08D80 Grunfeld
17. J Lenier vs J Rety  0-1262008Hastings 2007/08B05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
18. J Rety vs A Milnes  ½-½212008Hastings 2007/08A80 Dutch
19. T Spanton vs J Rety  1-0552008Hastings 2007/08C00 French Defense
20. J Rety vs T C O'Neill 1-0332008Hastings 2007/08B22 Sicilian, Alapin
21. A McClement vs J Rety  1-0212008Hastings 2007/08D02 Queen's Pawn Game
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Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-04-04  Jesuitic Calvinist: John Rety - Hungarian anarchist poet and editor, resident in London. Still active as a chess player, rated around ELO 2000.
Jul-24-05  soberknight: Similar name to Miguel Reta, Reto Buerge, and of course Richard Reti.
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  GrahamClayton: John Rety (8 Dec 1930-3 Feb 2010).


May-26-11  FrogC: From that Telegraph obituary:

"He lived for a time in a deserted barracks, where a cook gave him an enormous lunch each day then, on government orders, threw out leftovers that could have fed some 200 others. He also recalled laying out a chessboard when a German soldier came in and sat down to play, using the King's Gambit. But the German was ordered to leave before he won, and Rety was still at the board when a Soviet soldier with a machine gun burst in and finished the game."

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  Eric Schiller: Knew him well when I lived in London, quite a character. Turned up at many chess events.
Aug-17-15  wordfunph: from Chess Moves 2010 Mar-Apr Edition..

<John was born in Hungary, but was unrelated to Richard Reti. Chess was central to his life.

- Stewart Reuben>

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