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Zoltan Kovacs
  
Number of games in database: 111
Years covered: 1947 to 1987
Last FIDE rating: 1978
Highest rating achieved in database: 2146
Overall record: +36 -33 =42 (51.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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ZOLTAN KOVACS
(born Oct-06-1914, died Jan-08-1994, 79 years old) Hungary (federation/nationality Austria)

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He later emigrated to the USA.

Last updated: 2021-12-24 17:52:01

 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 111  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. H Keller vs Z Kovacs  ½-½151947Schlechter MemorialE33 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
2. Z Kovacs vs Szabo  0-1601947Schlechter MemorialE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
3. Grob vs Z Kovacs  ½-½241947Schlechter MemorialC50 Giuoco Piano
4. Z Kovacs vs Gruenfeld  ½-½301947Schlechter MemorialC98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
5. E Gereben vs Z Kovacs  1-0601947Schlechter MemorialE41 Nimzo-Indian
6. Z Kovacs vs G Kellner  ½-½231947Schlechter MemorialD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
7. K Palda vs Z Kovacs  ½-½401947Schlechter MemorialC98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
8. M Turiansky vs Z Kovacs  0-1411947Schlechter MemorialE33 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
9. Z Kovacs vs H Mueller  1-0411947Schlechter MemorialE33 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
10. Lokvenc vs Z Kovacs  ½-½591947Schlechter MemorialE00 Queen's Pawn Game
11. Z Kovacs vs K Galia  1-0621947Schlechter MemorialD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
12. E Stoeckl vs Z Kovacs  0-1431947Schlechter MemorialC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
13. Z Kovacs vs C Kottnauer  0-1281947Schlechter MemorialB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
14. Opocensky vs Z Kovacs  ½-½211947Schlechter MemorialE17 Queen's Indian
15. Z Kovacs vs L Watzl  ½-½341947Schlechter MemorialD60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
16. G van Doesburgh vs Z Kovacs  0-1541948Hastings 1947-48 Premier ReservesC45 Scotch Game
17. Puc vs Z Kovacs 1-0301948YUG-HUNC78 Ruy Lopez
18. Opocensky vs Z Kovacs  1-0321949Schlechter MemorialD13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
19. Z Kovacs vs A Beni  1-0341949Schlechter MemorialD83 Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit
20. C Kottnauer vs Z Kovacs  1-0481949Schlechter MemorialE19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3
21. K Kaliwoda vs Z Kovacs  ½-½451949Schlechter MemorialA07 King's Indian Attack
22. H Mueller vs Z Kovacs  ½-½461949Schlechter MemorialC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
23. Z Kovacs vs E Paoli 0-1301949Schlechter MemorialD90 Grunfeld
24. Z Kovacs vs Puc  0-1351949Schlechter MemorialD48 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
25. Z Kovacs vs G Fletzer  ½-½111949Schlechter MemorialB59 Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation, 7.Nb3
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-22-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  Stonehenge: http://niederoesterreich.chess.at/S... says he died on January 7 1994 in Los Angeles.

I can find a Zoltan Eduard Theodor Kovacs, born October 6 1914 and died on January 8 1994 (in LA).

Dec-23-21  Alan McGowan: That's him, based on the Austrian chess history document, his U.S. Naturalization record, and his May 1955 arrival in the USA on the S.S. Maasdam.
Dec-24-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  Stonehenge:

Do you know where he was born?

Dec-24-21  Alan McGowan: Sorry <Stonehenge>, I don't know where in Hungary.
Dec-24-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  Stonehenge: At least http://budapestisakkmuzeum.com/wp-c... also has 1914-1994.
Dec-24-21  Alan McGowan: Several newspapers reports on the Hastings Premier Reserves 1947-48 give Z. Kovacs (Vienna) as the winner. He finished with 6½/9 and his win against van Doesburgh was awarded the 4th Best Game Prize.

Sources: Hastings and St Leonards Observer, Saturday 10 January 1948, p1, and 7 February 1948, p7.

Dr J.M. Aitken, who lost against him, also records in his notebook that his opponent was Z. Kovacs.

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