László Tapasztó

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László Tapasztó Binet (born September 5, 1930, Orosháza, Hungary) is a Hungarian–Venezuelan chess master.

He twice participated in the Hungarian Chess Championship, in 1954 (won by László Szabó) and 1955 (won by Gedeon Barcza), and won a local tournament in Budapest in 1955. He fled Hungary after the Hungarian Revolution of 1956, and finally became a Venezuelan citizen.

Tapasztó won the Venezuelan Chess Championship six times (1964, 1966, 1971, 1983, 1990, and 1995),[1] played at Caracas 1967 (zonal, Miguel Cuéllar won),[2] and represented Venezuela in Chess Olympiads three times (1964, 1988, 1990).[3]

At the end of the 1990s, he moved to the United States, where he played in the New York State championships at Saratoga Springs 2000 and Rochester 2001. Unfortunately, he had a stroke in 2005, but continues to play at the Rochester Chess Center.[4]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-02-21. Retrieved 2012-02-03.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-06-05. Retrieved 2011-10-20.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ http://www.olimpbase.org
  4. ^ http://www.chessmetrics.com Archived 2006-04-14 at the Wayback Machine.

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