Portisch, Lajos

Lajos Portisch 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. Portisch set several all-time records in Chess Olympiads. In Hungarian Chess Championships, he either shared the title or won it outright a total of eight times. He won many strong international tournaments during his career. In 2004, Portisch was awarded the title of 'Nemzet Sportolója', Hungary's highest national sports achievement award.

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Portisch, Lajos - Berger, Bela
Amsterdam Interzonal, Amsterdam
1964
Portisch, Lajos - Browne, Walter
Tilburg , Tilburg
1982
Portisch, Lajos - Rubinetti, Jorge A
Toluca Interzonal, Toluca
1982
Portisch, Lajos - Naranja, Renato
Palma de Mallorca Interzonal, Palma de Mallorca
1970
Portisch, Lajos - Naranja, Renato
Palma de Mallorca Interzonal, Palma de Mallorca
1970
Portisch, Lajos - Naranja, Renato
Palma de Mallorca Interzonal, Palma de Mallorca
1970
Portisch, Lajos - Ftacnik, Lubomir
Wijk aan Zee, Wijk aan Zee
1985
Timman, Jan - Portisch, Lajos
Linares, Linares
1989
Ljubojevic, Ljubomir - Portisch, Lajos
Wijk aan Zee I
1972