Lajos Portisch

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Lajos Portisch (born 4 April 1937) is a Hungarian chess Grandmaster, whose positional style earned him the nickname, the "Hungarian Botvinnik". One of the strongest non-Soviet players from the early 1960s into the late 1980s, he participated in twelve consecutive Interzonals from 1962 through 1993, qualifying for the World Chess Championship Candidates' cycle a total of eight times (1965, 1968, 1974, 1977, 1980, 1983, 1985, and 1988). Portisch set several all-time records in Chess Olympiads. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lajos Portisch has received more than 69,774 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Lajos Portisch is the 46th most popular chess player (up from 49th in 2019), the 197th most popular biography from Hungary (up from 215th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Hungarian Chess Player.

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Among chess players, Lajos Portisch ranks 46 out of 376Before him are Salo Flohr, László Szabó, Lyudmila Rudenko, Gioachino Greco, Svetozar Gligorić, and Géza Maróczy. After him are Pedro Damiano, Legall de Kermeur, Carl Schlechter, Milan Vidmar, Mark Taimanov, and Olga Rubtsova.

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Among people born in 1937, Lajos Portisch ranks 121Before him are Emerich Jenei, John Hume, Rudi Altig, John Kennedy Toole, Franz Vranitzky, and Lorraine Gary. After him are Suzanne Pleshette, Eduard Uspensky, Monica Zetterlund, Tung Chee-hwa, Ange-Félix Patassé, and Nur Hassan Hussein.

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In Hungary

Among people born in Hungary, Lajos Portisch ranks 197 out of 696Before him are Ferenc Fricsay (1914), Archduke Stephen, Palatine of Hungary (1817), Franz Alexander (1891), Ferenc Bene (1944), Adolph Zukor (1873), and Géza Maróczy (1870). After him are Nicholas Kaldor (1908), Paul Lukas (1894), Rudolf E. Kálmán (1930), József Zakariás (1924), Walthari (600), and Franz Xaver von Zach (1754).

Among CHESS PLAYERS In Hungary

Among chess players born in Hungary, Lajos Portisch ranks 4Before him are Judit Polgár (1976), László Szabó (1917), and Géza Maróczy (1870). After him are Isidor Gunsberg (1854), István Bilek (1932), Endre Steiner (1901), István Csom (1940), Lajos Asztalos (1889), András Adorján (1950), Zoltán Ribli (1951), and Győző Forintos (1935).