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GM Gedeon Barcza

Gedeon Barcza
Gedeon Barcza. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.
Full name
Gedeon Barcza
Aug 21, 1911 - Feb 27, 1986 (age 74)‎
Place of birth
Kisujszallas, Hungary


Gedeon Barcza was a Hungarian grandmaster and eight-time national champion. He took back-to-back Hungarian Chess Championships in 1942 and 1943, and then added the others between 1947 and 1966. Well-known for the Barcza System (1.Nf3 d5 2.g3) that bears his name, the acclaimed Hungarian GM represented his country in seven Chess Olympiads and competed against the very best players in the world.

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