Tibor Károlyi (chess player)

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Tibor Károlyi
Tibor Károlyi chessmaster.jpg
Born (1961-11-15) 15 November 1961 (age 58)
TitleInternational Master
FIDE rating2324 (January 2016)
Peak Elo rating2475 (January 1988)

Tibor Károlyi (born 15 November 1961) is a Hungarian chess International Master, International Arbiter (1997), coach, theoretician, and author.


Károlyi won the open Hungarian Chess Championship in 1984 (the closed championship was won by Andras Adorjan). In 1989 he started his coaching career. Among his students were Peter Leko, Judit Polgár, Ildikó Mádl and Jason Goh Koon-Jong.

Károlyi has written numerous theoretical articles for New in Chess,[1] but he is probably best known as author of popular chess books. His book Endgame Virtuoso Anatoly Karpov (co-authored with Nick Aplin) won The Guardian 2007 Chess Book of the Year award.[2]

His handle on Playchess is "tkarolyi".

Notable games[edit]


  • Karolyi, Tibor (2004). Judit Polgar – The Princess of Chess. Batsford. ISBN 0713488905.
  • Karolyi, Tibor; Aplin, Nick (2007). Kasparov's Fighting Chess 1993-1998. Batsford. ISBN 0713489944.
  • Karolyi, Tibor; Aplin, Nick (2007). Kasparov's Fighting Chess 1999-2005. Batsford. ISBN 9780-7134-8984-2.
  • Karolyi, Tibor; Aplin, Nick (2007). Endgame Virtuoso Anatoly Karpov. New In Chess. ISBN 978-90-5691-202-4.
  • Karolyi, Tibor; Aplin, Nick (2009). Kasparov: How His Predecessors Misled Him About Chess. Batsford. ISBN 9781906388263.
  • Karolyi, Tibor; Aplin, Nick (2009). Genius in the Background. Quality Chess. ISBN 978-1906552-37-4.
  • Karolyi, Tibor (2011). Karpov's Strategic Wins 1 - The Making of a Champion 1961-1985. Quality Chess. ISBN 978-1906552-41-1.
  • Karolyi, Tibor (2011). Karpov's Strategic Wins 2 - The Prime Years 1986-2010. Quality Chess. ISBN 978-1906552-42-8.
  • Karoliy, Tibor (2014). Mikhail Tal's Best Games 1 - The Magic of Youth 1949-1959. Quality Chess. ISBN 978-1-907982-77-4.
  • Karoliy, Tibor (2015). Mikhail Tal's Best Games 2 - The World Champion 1960-1971. Quality Chess. ISBN 978-1-907982-79-8.


  1. ^ "Tibor Karolyi - Products - New In Chess". New In Chess. Retrieved 2009-07-07.
  2. ^ "Endgame Virtuoso Anatoly Karpov". De Chaakboekenspecialist. Retrieved 2009-07-07.

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