Leó Forgács

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Leó Forgács

Leó Forgács (né Léo Fleischmann) (5 October 1881, Budapest – 17 August 1930, Berettyóújfalu, Hungary) was a Hungarian chess player.[1]

Biography[edit]

Fleischmann began his international career at Hanover 1902 where he won Haupturnier B in the 13th DSB Congress. In 1904, he took 6th place at the “Rice Gambit” tournament, in the Monte Carlo chess tournament. In the same year, he took 10th in Coburg (14th DSB Congress). The event was won by Curt von Bardeleben, Carl Schlechter and Rudolf Swiderski. In 1905, he won in Barmen (B-tournament). In 1905, he took 5th in Vienna. The event was won by Schlechter. In 1906, he tied for 3rd–4th in Nuremberg (15th DSB Congress, Frank Marshall won). He took 5th in the Ostend 1907 chess tournament (Masters' Tournament). The event was won by Ossip Bernstein and Akiba Rubinstein. In 1907, he won the 2nd Hungarian championship in Székesfehérvár.

After 1908, Fleischmann played as Forgács. He took 14th in the Sankt Petersburg 1909. The event was won by Emanuel Lasker and Rubinstein. In 1910, he tied for 9-10th in Hamburg (17th DSB Congress). The event was won by Schlechter. In 1911, he took 3rd in San Remo. The event was won by Hans Fahrni. In 1912, he took 13th in the San Sebastian chess tournament. The event was won by Rubinstein. In 1912, he took 3rd in Budapest. The event was won by Milan Vidmar. In 1913, he took 3rd in Budapest. The event was won by Rudolf Spielmann.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Gaige, Jeremy (1987), Chess Personalia, A Biobibliography, McFarland, p. 124, ISBN 0-7864-2353-6 

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