Lajos Asztalos (1889-1956) was a Hungarian player and International Master (1950) and International Arbiter (1951). He won the Hungarian championship in 1913, ahead of Breyer and Reti. He was a professor of philosophy (PhD) and a journalist. In 1927 and 1931 he played for Yugoslavia in the Chess Olympiad. From 1951 to 1956 he served as President of the Hungarian Chess Federation.