Barcza, Gedeon

BORN 21 Aug 1911, Kisujszállás, Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok - DIED 27 Feb 1986, Budapest
GRAVE LOCATION Budapest: Kerepesi cemetery (33/3-1-7)

Gedeon Barcza the son of the high school teacher József Barcza (1871-1921) and Anna Süto. He studied mathematics and physics in Debrecen. After he had trouble finding a job he studied Law as well. In 1936 he moved to Budapest where he worked as a teacher. In 1941 he married Erzsébet Bányay, who was also a teacher. They had eleven children. He became a deputy director in 1943 and a director in 1945. He switched to the educational department of the city council where he became chief lecturer. In 1951 he changed his profession to journalism.

Barxza was also a strong chess grandmaster. He was champion of Hungary eight times between 1942 and 1966. In 1950 he was awarded the title of International Master and in 1954 he became a Grandmaster. He played on seven chess Olympiads for Hungary. The Barcza System is a chess opening that is named after him. He died in 1986 in Budapest.


The grave of Gedeon Barcza at the Kerepesi Cemetery, Budapest.
Picture by Androom (20 Aug 2002)


Gedeon Barcza - Wikipedia

Bardac, Emma

Published: 14 Feb 2021
Last update: 26 Feb 2024