Lajos Portisch( chess-player)
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Biography Lajos Portisch
Born April 4, 1937 in Zalaegerszeg
Grandmaster since 1961, Mr..
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Winner of the tournament in Beverwijk (1965), Sarajevo (1962, 63, 67), Amsterdam (1969), Wijk aan Zee (1972, 75, 78), Tilburg (1978), Reggio Emilia (1984-85, 1993) , Jakarta (1996).
Lajos Portisch, Hungarian Botvinnik "- a real classic chess XX century. To realize its place in the history of chess coordinates suffice to say, . that Portisch 11 times participated in Interzonal and 8 times a contender! His path to the chess tops little resemblance to the rapid entry of, . rather it was a slow but steady ascent,
. However, reaching greater heights, Portisch very long time remained at the top and not in a hurry to fall. Like Mikhail Moiseevich, in his best years Portisch exuded the board omniscience.
The depth of his debut an impressive. The fact that the opponents painfully searched the board stood by Lajos home in preparation for the Party. Style Portisch dating back to the classical tradition, devoid of artificial beauty, is striking in its internal logic of the fundamental component and the completeness. Portisch enjoys enormous respect of his colleagues. Thoughtful, kind and correct, he values most in chess internal logic. All failures Lajos always blame only themselves. Interestingly, Lajos is one of the few players a league that have managed to significantly alter the manner of playing.
Realized in the late seventies, that playing in a purely classical manner victories harder and harder, Portisch started playing more aggressive and risky rigidly. For example in his repertoire appeared sharpest variations Sicilian defense. It is through this restructuring, he has successfully continued to be selected in the zonal, while his peers were not able to compete with the new wave. Why is the owner of so many chess strengths still never seriously "threatened" to become world champion? So it ordered the fate of chess, . that the nearest approaches to the Olympus Portisch always stopped one of the chess giants: long-time leader of the Hungarian national team is still in service,
. Few can boast of performance for the Olympic team this chess country which is Canada, in such a mature age. At the last Olympiad in Istanbul, a veteran Portisch Mass is not spoiled by typing on their board +2. Keep it up!