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Jul 30, 1933: Odette Vollenveider , Swiss composer, was born in Zurich, Switzerland.
Jul 30, 1935: Gyozo Forintos was born in Budapest, Hungary.
Jul 30, 1946: Roberto Cosulich was born in Venezia, Italy.
Jul 30, 1969: Pierre Biscay died in Montmorency, France.
Jul 30, 1974: Ilio Giubbolini died in Imperia, Italy.
Jul 30, 1975: Tomasz Markowski was born in Glogow, Poland.
Jul 30, 1992: Fabiano Caruana was born in Miami, Florida, USA.
Győző Victor Forintos (born 30 July 1935, Budapest) is a Hungarian chess master and by profession, an economist.
He first participated in the Hungarian Championship as early as 1954 and became the national champion in 1968/9.
In tournaments he was 1st at Reggio Emilia 1962/3, 2nd at Wijk aan Zee 1970 (after Andersson), 1st at Baja 1971, 3rd at Caorle 1972, 2nd atVrnjačka Banja 1973, 2nd at Reykjavík 1974 (after Smyslov, but ahead of Bronstein), 2nd at Novi Sad 1974, 2nd= at Lone Pine 1976 (afterPetrosian), 2nd at Sarajevo 1978, and 1st= at the Perpignan Open 1987.
He played for Hungary in six Chess Olympiads (1958, 1964, 1966, 1970, 1972, and 1974). In 1958, he took an individual gold medal for his impressive 80% score and has also won silver and bronze team medals.
As a writer on chess, he has produced two notable books on the opening in the English language, both co-authored by Ervin Haag: Petroff Defence, MacMillan Chess Library, 1992 and Easy Guide to the 5.Nge2 King's Indian, Everyman, 2000. The latter describes a fairly offbeat method of playing white against the King's Indian. Sometimes referred to as the 'Hungarian Attack', it is a system that Forintos has himself developed and become a leading expert on.
Forintos was awarded the International Master title in 1963 and the Grandmaster title in 1974. His daughter Gyöngyvér, also a chess player, is married to the Anglo-French grandmaster, Tony Kosten.
Tomasz Markowski (born 30 July 1975 in Głogów) is a Polish chess Grandmaster.
He won the Polish Chess Championship in 1993, 1998, 1999, 2003, and 2007. He also represented Poland five-times in Chess Olympiads. In 2000 he won a bronze medal at the European Individual Chess Championship in Saint-Vincent, Italy. Markowski won at Geneva (1995, 2000) and shared for first at the 2004 Aeroflot Open in Moscow.
Markowski was awarded the GM title in 1998.
According to Chessmetrics his best single performance was at POL-ch 60th Warsaw, 2003, where he scored 10,5 of 13 possible points (81%) against 2520-rated opposition, for a performance rating of 2700.
On the January 2009 FIDE list his Elo rating is 2605. His peak rating was 2610 on the July and October 2003 rating lists. He has been in the top 100 players in the world twice. In July 2003 he was ranked 87th in the world, and on the October 2003 list he was 88th.
Fabiano Luigi Caruana (born July 30, 1992 in Miami, Florida) is a 16-year-old chessGrandmaster and chess prodigy with dual citizenship of Italy and the United States.
On 15 July 2007 Caruana became a Grandmaster at the age of 14 years, 11 months, 20 days - the youngest Grandmaster in the history of both Italy and the United States.
In the July 2009 FIDE list, he has an Elo rating of 2670, making him the world's highest ranked player under the age of 18.
Fabiano Caruana was born on July 30th, 1992 in Miami, Florida of an Italian-American father and an Italian mother. At age 4 his family relocated from Miami, Florida to Park Slope, Brooklyn. Coincidentally, this was the same neighborhood where Bobby Fischer lived during his youth. At age 5, his chess talent was discovered in an after school chess program at Congregation Beth Elohim in Park Slope, Brooklyn, and he played his first tournament at the Polgar Chess Center in Queens, New York.
Up to the age of twelve, he lived and played in the United States, with occasional travel to European and South American tournaments.
His first chess coach, at age 6, was National Master Bruce Pandolfini, who was famously portrayed by Ben Kingsley in the 1993 film Searching For Bobby Fischer. And from ages eight to twelve he studied with Grandmaster Miron Sher. In 2004 at age twelve, he relocated with his family from Park Slope, Brooklyn to Madrid, Spain to pursue chess in a more serious manner. He trained first with International Master Boris Zlotnik in Madrid, and later with Grandmaster Alexander Chernin (his current trainer) in Budapest.
At age fourteen Caruana became the youngest ever Grandmaster of both the United States and Italy (surpassing the record in the United States set by Grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura). He currently lives in Budapest, Hungary, and plays for Italy.
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