Marczy, Gza

CHESS-PLAYER (HUNGARY)
BORN 3 Mar 1870, Szeged - DIED 20 May 1951, Budapest
GRAVE LOCATION Budapest: Kerepesi cemetery (33/3-1-3/4)

Gza Marczy was a leading Hungarian chess grandmaster. In 1895 he won the tournament at Hastings amd during the next ten years he won several important international tournaments. In 1906 he signed a contract for a match against World Champion Lasker in Cuba, but revolution in Cuba prevented the match from taking place.

In 1908 he stopped playing chess and concentrated on his work as an auditor at the Centre of Trade Unions and Social Insurance. For a short time he was the chief auditor of the Ministry of Education, but after the Communists lost power he was out of a job. He returned to chess after the First World War and he led the hungarian team that won gold at the Chess Olympiads in London (1927) and The Hague (1928).

He was an advisor to Max Euwe during Euwe's matches for the World Championship against Alekhine in 1935 and 1937. In 1950 he was awarded the Grandmaster title.

Sources
Winkler Prins Encyclopedie (Editie 1992)
Géza Maróczy - Wikipedia

Images

The grave of Gza Marczy at the Kerepesi cemetery in Budapest.
Picture by androom (20 Aug 2006)

 


Marquet, Mary

Published: 13 May 2010
Last update: 13 May 2010