László Bárczay

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László Bárczay
Laszlo Barczay 1982 Dortmund.jgp.JPG
László Bárczay, Dortmund 1982[1]
Country Hungary
Born (1936-02-21)21 February 1936
Miskolc, Hungary
Died 7 April 2016(2016-04-07) (aged 80)
Title International Master (1966)
Grandmaster (1967)
ICCF Grandmaster (1979)
FIDE rating 2381 (May 2013)
Peak rating 2485 (January 1976)

László Bárczay (21 February 1936 – 7 April 2016) was a Hungarian chess Grandmaster.[2][3]

In 1966 he was awarded the FIDE International Master title.[2] At the 1966 Olympiad in Havana, he scored 11/12 (ten wins and two draws) as second reserve for the bronze medal winning Hungarian team, winning the individual gold medal for sixth board.[4] In 1967 he was awarded the Grandmaster title.[2]

Other tournament successes include:

From 1972 to 1976 he was the editor of the Magyar Sakkélet. During this time he took up correspondence chess, and was awarded the ICCF International Master title in 1973.[2] Bárczay earned the ICCF Grandmaster title in 1979[2] after finishing equal first in the Vidmar memorial tournament between 1975 and 1979.


  1. ^ Dortmunder Schachtage 1982 - Tabelle des Großmeisterturnieres on TeleSchach
  2. ^ a b c d e Gaige, Jeremy (1987), Chess Personalia, A Biobibliography, McFarland, p. 23, ISBN 0-7864-2353-6 
  3. ^ Bárczay László (1936–2016) (in Hungarian)
  4. ^ László Bárczay Chess Olympiad Record at olimpbase.org, Retrieved 24 March 2013

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