Lajos Steiner, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Lajos Steiner

chess player

Date of Birth: 14-Jun-1903

Place of Birth: Oradea, Bihor County

Date of Death: 22-Apr-1975

Profession: chess player

Nationality: Australia

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

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About Lajos Steiner

  • Lajos Steiner (14 June 1903, in Nagyvárad (Oradea) – 22 April 1975, in Sydney) was a Hungarian–born Australian chess master. Steiner was one of four children of Bernat Steiner, a mathematics teacher, and his wife Cecilia,(née Schwarz), and a younger brother of Endre Steiner.
  • He was educated at the Technical High School, Budapest, and gained a diploma in mechanical engineering (1926) from the Technikum Mittweida, Germany. In 1923, he tied for 4-5th in Vienna.
  • In 1925 he took 2nd, behind Sándor Takács, in Budapest.
  • In 1927, he won in Schandau and tied for 2nd-3rd in Kecskemét.
  • In 1927/28, he took 2nd.
  • In 1929, he took 2nd in Bradley Beach.
  • In 1931, he won in Budapest (HUN-ch), took 5th in Vienna, and tied for 5-6th in Berlin.
  • The event was won by Herman Steiner.
  • In 1932/33, he tied for 3rd-4th in Hastings (Salo Flohr won).
  • In 1933, he tied for 2nd-3rd in Maehrisch-Ostrau (Ostrava).
  • The event was won by Ernst Grünfeld.
  • In 1933, he took 4th in Budapest.
  • In 1934, he tied for 1st-2nd with Vasja Pirc in Maribor (Marburg).
  • In 1935, he tied for 1st-2nd with Erich Eliskases in Vienna (the 18th Trebitsch Memorial).
  • In 1935, he tied for 5-6th in Lódz (Savielly Tartakower won) and took 4th in Tatatovaros (László Szabó won).
  • In 1936, he won, with Mieczyslaw Najdorf, in Budapest (HUN-ch).
  • In 1937, he took 2nd in Brno (Brunn), and took 3rd in Zoppot (Sopot).
  • In 1937/38, he won in Vienna (the 20th Trebitsch Memorial).
  • In 1938, he tied for 3rd-4th in Ljubljana (Laibach).
  • The event was won by Borislav Kostic.
  • In 1938, he tied for 8-9th in Lódz where Pirc won.Lajos Steiner played a few matches.
  • In 1930, he lost (+3 –5 =2) to Isaac Kashdan.
  • In 1934, he won (+7 –3) against Pál Réthy.
  • In 1935, he won (+3 –1) vs Henri Grob. He played for Hungary in four Chess Olympiads: In 1931, he played at second board at 4th Chess Olympiad in Prague (+10 –3 =4). In 1933, he played at second board at 5th Chess Olympiad in Folkestone (+5 –4 =5). In 1935, he played at first board at 6th Chess Olympiad in Warsaw (+7 –4 =7). In 1936, he played at second board at 3rd unofficial Chess Olympiad in Munich (+13 –2 =5).He won individual bronze medal in Prague, and team gold medal and individual silver medal in Munich.Steiner emigrated to Australia in 1939.
  • He won the Australian Chess Championship four times in 1945, 1946/47, 1952/53, and 1958/59.
  • He also won nine of his ten attempts at the New South Wales title (1940–41, 1943, 1944, 1945–46, 1953, 1955, 1958).
  • He took 3rd in Karlovy Vary – Mariánské Lázne in 1948.
  • The event was won by Jan Foltys.
  • He took 19th at the 1st Interzonal Tournament in Saltsjöbaden in 1948.
  • The event was won by David Bronstein. He was awarded the International Master (IM) title in 1950.

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