Lajos Portisch

1937 - Today

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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 101,317 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Lajos Portisch is the 53rd most popular chess player (down from 48th in 2019), the 251st most popular biography from Hungary (down from 221st in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Hungarian Chess Player.

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Over the past year Lajos Portisch has had the most page views in the with 12,034 views, followed by Russian (5,293), and Hungarian (4,886). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Latin (61.65%), Azerbaijani (57.37%), and Latvian (56.05%)


Among chess players, Lajos Portisch ranks 53 out of 461Before him are Andor Lilienthal, Rudolf Spielmann, Joseph Henry Blackburne, Milan Vidmar, Jan Timman, and Pedro Damiano. After him are Alexander Kotov, Lionel Kieseritzky, Magnus Carlsen, Salo Flohr, Aleksandar Matanović, and Géza Maróczy.

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Among people born in 1937, Lajos Portisch ranks 162Before him are Sofiko Chiaureli, Don Bluth, Armin Hary, Paolo Bonacelli, Robert Ressler, and Viktor Ponedelnik. After him are Robert B. Wilson, Audrys Bačkis, Karol J. Bobko, Luciana Paluzzi, Viktor Mamatov, and Foday Sankoh.

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In Hungary

Among people born in Hungary, Lajos Portisch ranks 251 out of 1,077Before him are Miklós Kállay (1887), József Antall (1932), Rosika Schwimmer (1877), Arpad Elo (1903), Eugene Ormandy (1899), and Nicolaus Olahus (1493). After him are Ferenc Plattkó (1898), David Schwarz (1850), Anton Bernolák (1762), Antal Doráti (1906), Frigyes Karinthy (1887), and Jenő Hubay (1858).

Among CHESS PLAYERS In Hungary

Among chess players born in Hungary, Lajos Portisch ranks 3Before him are Judit Polgár (1976), and László Szabó (1917). After him are Géza Maróczy (1870), Isidor Gunsberg (1854), András Adorján (1950), Gedeon Barcza (1911), István Csom (1940), István Bilek (1932), Levente Lengyel (1933), Lajos Asztalos (1889), and Zoltán Ribli (1951).