József Pintér

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József Pintér
Full nameJózsef Pintér
Country Hungary
Born (1953-11-09) November 9, 1953 (age 65)
Budapest, Hungary
FIDE rating2528 (September 2019)
Peak rating2595

József Pintér (born 9 November 1953 in Budapest) is a Hungarian chess Grandmaster and chess writer. He won the Hungarian Chess Championship in 1978 and 1979. Pinter gained his grandmaster title in 1982. He is well known for a 1984 brilliancy against his compatriot Lajos Portisch in that year's Hungarian Championship.


  • 1000 Minor Piece Endings (Caissa Hungary, 2007)
  • 1000 Rook Endings (Magyar Sakkvilág, 2007)
  • 1000 Pawn Endings (Magyar Sakkvilág, 2006)
  • 300 fejtörő (300 Puzzles) (Magyar Sakkvilág, 2006)
  • A sakktaktika titkai I, II, III, IV, (Secrets of chess tactics) - with István Pongó, (Magyar Sakkpartner Kiadó, 2002)


  • Andrew Soltis, The 100 Best Chess Games of the 20th Century, Ranked. McFarlard & Company, Jefferson, NC, 2000

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