Famous Hungarian Chess Players

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Judit Polgár
(Chess player)
Judit Polgár
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Birthdate: July 23, 1976
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
 2 
Anna Rudolf
(Chess player)
Anna Rudolf
4
Birthdate: November 12, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Miskolc, Hungary
 3 
László Polgár
(Chess player, Writer)
László Polgár
2
Birthdate: May 11, 1946
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Gyöngyös, Hungary
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 4 
Richard Rapport
(Chess player)
Richard Rapport
2
Birthdate: March 25, 1996
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Szombathely, Hungary
 5 
Péter Lékó
(Chess player)
Péter Lékó
3
Birthdate: September 8, 1979
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Subotica, Serbia
 6 
Sofia Polgar
(Chess player)
Sofia Polgar
3
Birthdate: November 2, 1974
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
 7 
Wolfgang von Kempelen
(Author and inventor, known for his chess-playing "automaton" hoax The Turk and for his speaking machine)
Wolfgang von Kempelen
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Birthdate: January 23, 1734
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bratislava, Slovakia
Died: March 26, 1804

Known as an eccentric thinker, Wolfgang von Kempelen is best remembered for his automatic chess-playing machine The Turk and his speaking machine. The Turk eventually turned out to be a hoax, designed by Kempelen to impress Maria Theresa, the Austrian Empress, and had human chess players operating it.

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Otto Blathy
(Electrical engineer)
Otto Blathy
2
Birthdate: August 11, 1860
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Tata, Hungary
Died: September 26, 1939

In his 20s, Hungarian inventor Otto Blathy co-invented the transformer and various other engines and motors that are used in AC technology. In spite of being born into an affluent merchant family, he pursued science. Apart from his interest in electrical engineering, he was also known for authoring various chess problems.

 9 
Lajos Portisch
(Chess Player)
Lajos Portisch
2
Birthdate: April 4, 1937
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Zalaegerszeg, Hungary
 10 
Johann Lowenthal
(Chess player)
Johann Lowenthal
2
Birthdate: July 15, 1810
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: July 24, 1876
 11 
Susan Polgar
(Chess player)
Susan Polgar
2
Birthdate: April 19, 1969
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
 12 
Géza Maróczy
(Chess player)
Géza Maróczy
0
Birthdate: March 3, 1870
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Szeged, Hungary
Died: May 29, 1951
 13 
Andor Lilienthal
(Chess Grandmaster)
Andor Lilienthal
1
Birthdate: May 5, 1911
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: May 8, 2010
 14 
László Szabó
(Chess player)
László Szabó
1
Birthdate: March 19, 1917
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: August 8, 1998
 15 
Hoang Thanh Trang
(Chess player)
Hoang Thanh Trang
1
Birthdate: April 25, 1980
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hanoi, Vietnam