- Gedeon Barcza
Infobox chess player
playername = Gedeon Barcza
birthname = Gedeon Barcza
country = HUN
datebirth = Birth date|1911|8|21
datedeath = Death date|1986|2|27
International Master(1950) Grandmaster (1954)
peakrating = 2490 (1971)
Gedeon (Gideon) Barcza (
August 21, 1911in Kisújszállás– February 27, 1986in Budapest) was a Hungarian chess master.
In 1940, Barcza took third place, behind
Max Euwe, and Milan Vidmar, at Maróczy Jubiläum in Budapest. In September 1942, he took sixth place at the first European Championship in Munich. The event was won by Alexander Alekhine. In 1948, he took second place in Karlovy Vary. The event was won by Jan Foltys. In 1948, he tied for second/third place in Venice. The event was won by Miguel Najdorf. In 1950, he tied for second/fourth place in Salzbrunn (Szczawno Zdrój). The event was won by Paul Keres. In 1952, he took fifteenth place in Saltsjöbaden (interzonal). In 1957, he won in San Benedetto del Toronto. In 1961, he took third place in Vienna. In 1962, he tied for third/sixth place in Moscow. In 1962, he tied for fourteenth/fifteenth place in Stockholm (interzonal). Barcza won the Hungarian Chess Championshipeight times (1942, 1943, 1947, 1950, 1951, 1955, 1957, and 1958) and played for Hungarian team in seven Chess Olympiads(1952, 1954, 1956,1958, 1960, 1962, and 1968). He was awarded the Grandmaster title in 1954.
He is remembered for the opening 1.Nf3 d5 2.g3, known as the Barcza System.
Harry Golombekonce said of Barcza that he "is a most versatile player in the openings. He plays g2-g3 sometimes on the first, sometimes on the second, sometimes on the third, and sometimes not until the fourth move".
King's Indian Attack
* [http://www.chessworld.net/chessclubs/statistics_pgn_rating_chart.asp?username=Barcza,Gedeon Statistics at ChessWorld.net]
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