Egon Varnusz

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Egon Varnusz (born Budapest, Hungary, November 15, 1933 - Budapest, June 26, 2008) was a Hungarian chess Master and writer.

Biography[edit]

Varnusz competed in five Hungarian Chess Championships: in 1958, 1961, 1963, 1965, and 1966. In 1966, he made his best career result with 10.5/18, for 6th place, as Gideon Barcza won. Varnusz shared 2nd-3rd places in the medium-strength Master event at Salgotarjan 1978 with 10/13 (http://www.chessmetrics.com, the Egon Varnusz player file). He holds the title of FM (FIDE Master), and his current FIDE rating is 2345, as of October 1, 2007.

Writings[edit]

Varnusz is best known as a chess writer, and has published 15 titles, in both German and English (translated). Here is a list of his book titles (http://www.chessworld.org, the Egon Varnusz entry).

  • Die ausgewählten Partien von Lajos Portisch, by Egon Varnusz, Harri Deutsch 1990, ISBN 963-13-3707-3, in German.
  • Wie spielt man Bogo-Indisch, by Egon Varnusz, Dreir Publishers 1989, in German.
  • Play Anti-Indian Systems, by Egon Varnusz, Franckh-Kosmos 1990, ISBN 3-440-06156-6.
  • Play the Caro-Kann, by Egon Varnusz, MacMillan 1991 (2nd edition), ISBN 1-85744-013-7.
  • Semi-Slawisch 1 -- Meraner Variante, by Egon Varnusz, Dreier Publishers 1992, in German.
  • Semi-Slawisch 2 -- Antimeraner, by Egon Varnusz, Dreier Publishers 1992, in German.
  • Angenommenes Damengambit (Queen's Gambit Accepted), by Egon Varnusz, Düsseldorf 1994, Schachverlag Manfred Maguer, ISBN 3-925691-11-1, in German. English version (pub. Schmidt Schach) translated by Gábor Pirisi.
  • Neuerungen in Slawisch, by Egon Varnusz, Dreier Publishers 1994, in German.
  • Slawisch, by Egon Varnusz, Dreier Publishers 1994, in German.
  • Paul Keres Best Games, Volume I: Closed Games, by Egon Varnusz, London 1994, Cadogan Chess, ISBN 1-85744-064-1.
  • Paul Keres Best Games, Volume II: Semi-Open Games, by Egon Varnusz, London 1994, Cadogan Chess, ISBN 0-08-037139-6.
  • Aljechin, der Grosste, by Egon Varnusz and Arpad Walter Foldeak, Düsseldorf 1994, Schachverlag Manfred Maguer, ISBN 3-89597-254-1.
  • Klassische System / Spanisch ohne a6, by Egon Varnusz, 1995, Becker Publishers.
  • Emanuel Lasker Games 1889-1907, by Egon Varnusz, 1998, Schmidt Schach Publishers.
  • M.M. Botvinnik I, Games 1924-1940, by Egon Varnusz, 1999, Schmidt Schach Publishers.

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