Portisch, Lajos (1937)

Lajos Portisch. Picture by Eric Koch (1968 Creative Commons License).

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Alias: Hungarian Botvinnik.




Description: Lajos Portisch is a chess master from Hungary. He has qualified for the World Chess Championship Candidates’ eight times. In 2004, Portisch was awarded the title of ‘Nemzet Sportolója’, the greatest national achievement of sporting achievements in Hungary. He still occasionally competes in chess tournaments. In addition, Lajos is fond of classical singing and operatic arias, with a range of tonal baritone.
Sex: Male. Occupation: Chess player.
Place of Birth / Death: Zalaegerszeg, Hungary. Country Tags: Hungary.
Centuries: XX-XXI Title: Grandmaster (1961).
World Champion: – School: –
Styles: Positional Chess Olympiads: 1956, 1958, 1960, 1962, 1964, 1966, 1968, 1970, 1972, 1974, 1978, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1992, 1994, 1996, 2000.



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External links



  • Averbakh, Yuri. (2012). A history of chess. From Chaturanga to the present day. Milford, USA: Russel enterprises Inc.
  • Eales, Richard. (2002). Chess: The history of a game. Glasgow, Scotland: Hardinge Simpole Publishing.
  • Elo, Arpad E. (2008). The rating of chess players, Past and Present. New York: Ishi Press.
  • Hooper, David. Whyld, Kenneth. (1992). The Oxford companion to chess. Oxford: Oxford University Press
  • Murray, H. J. R. (1913). A history of chess. New York: Oxford University Press.