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FIDE Master and USCF Senior Master. He was a Hungarian master who played in five Hungarian championships from 1952 through 1956. He came to the United States in 1957. In 1957, he won the Minneapolis Open and the New Jersey Open. In 1958, he won the New Jersey State Championship and the Nebraska Open. In 1959, he won the California State Open, the Southern California Championship, and the 26th California Chess Championship. In 1961, he tied for 1st place with Irving Rivise in the California championship and won the Sanata Monica Open. In 1963, he tied for 1st place in the California State Open. In 1964,1966 and 1967, he won the Pacific Southwest Open. In 1968, he won the Santa Monica Masters, the West Coast Open, the San Bernadino Open and the Long BEach Open. In 1968, he played in the U.S. Chess Championship in New York, taking 11th place. In 1968 and 1973, he won the California Open Championship.