Jeu du jour Aug/22/09

Jeu du jour Aug/22/09

Aug 22, 2009, 1:29 PM |

[Event "Vrsac"]
[Site "Vrsac"]
[Date "1971.??.??"]
[EventDate "?"]
[Round "?"]
[Result "1-0"]
[White "Lajos Portisch"]
[Black "Anton Deze"]
[ECO "A30"]
[WhiteElo "?"]
[BlackElo "?"]
[PlyCount "39"]

I figured that just sayin "I dont know who these people are, lets watch" is a bit too lame. So...

Lajos Portisch (Thanks Wikipedia!)
(born April 4, 1937 in Zalaegerszeg, Hungary) is a Hungarian chess Grandmaster, whose positional style earned him the nickname of the "Hungarian Botvinnik". One of the strongest non-Soviet players from the early 1960s into the late 1980s, he participated in twelve straight Interzonals, and qualified for the World Chess Championship Candidates' cycle a total of eight times (1965, 1968, 1974, 1977, 1980, 1983, 1985, and 1988). Portisch set several all-time records in chess Olympiads. In Hungarian Chess Championships, he either shared the title or won it outright a total of eight times (1958, 1959, 1961, 1964, 1965, 1971, 1975, and 1981). He won many strong international tournaments during his career. In 2004, Portisch was awarded the 'Nemzet Sportoloja', Hungary's highest national sports achievement award. He still competes occasionally at age 71. His main hobby is singing operatic arias; he has a fine baritone voice. His younger brother Ferenc Portisch (born 1939) is an International Master.

Anton Deze
born in 1940 in Beocin, Yugoslavia. He was awarded the IM title in 1976.