Zoltan Sarosy

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The native form of this personal name is Zoltán Sárosy. This article uses the Western name order.

Zoltan Sarosy (born August 23, 1906) is a Budapest-born chess master who relocated to Canada in the 1950s.


He won Chess Club tournaments in different cities in Hungary: Nagykanizsa (1929), Pecs (1932), and Budapest (1934). During World War II he won the Hungarian Master Candidates Tournament at Diosgyor 1943. After the war, following a period in a refugee camp in West Germany, he moved to France in 1948. He drew a training match (2–2) with Alsace Champion Henri Sapin in 1950 and then emigrated to Canada, settling in Toronto. In Toronto he took up correspondence chess. He was thrice Canadian Correspondence Champion (1967, 1972, 1981), and was awarded the IMC title in 1988. In 2006 he was inducted into the Canadian Chess Hall of Fame. He was an active player as of 2012.[1][2]


  1. ^ Canadian Chess Hall of Fame Inductee 2006, ncf.ca; accessed May 26, 2014.
  2. ^ Bottlik, Ivan, "Zoltan Sarosy: the oldest sportsman in the world?", Chess Vol. 71 September 24-25 2006


  • Zoltan Sarosy player profile and games at Chessgames.com
  • Berry, Jonathan, "Chess", The Globe and Mail, December 30, 2006, pg. R17
  • Berry, J. "Chess", The Globe and Mail, September 16, 2006, pg. R25
  • Berry, J. "Chess", The Globe and Mail, April 14, 2007, pg. R25