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Maroczy, Geza

Geza Maroczy (1870-1951) was a Hungarian grandmaster (1950).  He was a waterworks engineer and mathematics teacher.  He once worked as an auditor at the Center of Trade Unions and Social Insurance.   He then became the chief auditor at the Hungarian Educational Ministry.  He was one of the most successful players from 1899 to 1908.   He played board one for Hungary at the first two chess olympiads (London 1927 and The hague 1928).   After World War I, he moved to Hastings.  He was the coach and trainer of world women’s champion Vera Menchik.  He also coached future world champion Max Euwe.  Supposedly his ghost returned in 1985 and has been playing Korchnoi thru a Swiss medium. 

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