Tibor Károlyi (chess player)

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Tibor Károlyi
Tibor Karolyi chessmaster.jpg
Born (1961-11-15) 15 November 1961 (age 59)
Title International Master
FIDE rating 2324 (January 2016)
Peak rating 2475 (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".

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  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.