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  • Attila Turzo

    Dear Players,

    I would like to introduce myself to the community. I was born in Kecskemét, Hungary in 1978. I got a chess set from my maternal grand father around age 6. My step father taught me the moves. Nearly every weekend I was at my other grandparent’s house playing chess with my grand father. When I lost, I usually cried.

    At age seven, I had a chess course in school. The teacher noticed my talent and invited me to train at the local chess club. There I had two group training sessions weekly. Each lasted two hours. One hour of study and one hour of 5-minute games with the other children. This lasted until around age fourteen. From age ten to twenty I won many junior championships. I was champion of my city and county at various times.

    I played in the Hungarian top adult team league at age twelve in the team of my home town. I changed to team Miskolc at age fifteen and won the Hungarian team championship five times. When I was eighteen, I moved to Miskolc. My new trainer, Tibor Karolyi, helped me to become an international master at age eighteen. I became Hungarian junior champion at age twenty.

    I began to teach children and play for the team as my full time profession at age 18. I gave individual lessons, group lessons to the 2nd team, and lectures in schools. From age eighteen, I played only a few tourna*ments and concentrated on teaching.

    In 2001 I became one of the first chess teachers on the net. I gave hundreds of simuls and worked for several internet chess companies, including ICC, World Chess Network, and USCL. I won the Unna Open 2003 International Tournament in Germany with a perfect 7/7 score and a better than 2700 rating performance.

    I created teaching videos for ChessLecture.com. I worked full time for ChessPark.com between 2006-2009. I resumed se rious chess in September 2009 and started to teach again. I won a closed international master tourney in Bu*dapest in December 2009.

    Some miles stones of my chess career:

    started at age 7
    more then 20 gold medals in scholastic tournaments.
    International Master at age 18
    Hungarian Junior Champion at age 19
    represented Hungary in 2 Junior World Championships and a European Junior Championship
    Winning the Unna open 2003 tournament in Germany with a perfect 7/7 score and a 2700+ rating performance
    1st place in more then 10 international tournaments
    I was the first commentator on chess.fm first internet chess radio.
    I started to coach players when I was 16 years old
    one of the first chess coaches who started to teach online in 2001.
    I wish you a blessed day!

    Attila

    International Chess Master

    webpage: http://attilaturzo.com/

    You can follow me on twitter at Twitter
    Attila Turzo

    International Master and Chess Coach

    www.atttilaturzo.com
    www.chessholidays.net

  • #2
    wow, quite impressive! Indeed.
    But I get the feeling that this post is more of "bragging" / "advertisement" than "introduction"...

    I don't know maybe it's just me.

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    • #3
      Trolling for students, I think. I am always skeptical of people claiming to be a titled player. Over the years I have seen too many of them who turned out to be fake. It would be nice if the webmasters would verify their identity, but I have never seen that happen anywhere except on chess.dom. Titled players rarely give out anything for free. At one US Championship a group of us were analyzing a game and a former champ was watching. When someone asked his opinion the snot said, “Show me some money.” He was told, well, I will leave it to your imagination.
      The Hoppers

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      • #4
        Originally posted by JacksonWShowalter View Post
        Trolling for students, I think. I am always skeptical of people claiming to be a titled player. Over the years I have seen too many of them who turned out to be fake. It would be nice if the webmasters would verify their identity, but I have never seen that happen anywhere except on chess.dom. Titled players rarely give out anything for free. At one US Championship a group of us were analyzing a game and a former champ was watching. When someone asked his opinion the snot said, “Show me some money.” He was told, well, I will leave it to your imagination.
        Whatever happened to warm, grandfatherly old gents in suits who'd take time to explain something basic about chess to a 1500 between games against the top 40 players of the world...
        Have you read the Forum rules?

        Queeg: Pawn to King Four. Holly: Horsie to King Bish Three.
        Rimmer: It's called a "knight," actually, Holly...
        Queeg: Knight to King Bishop three. Holly: Queen to Rook Eight. Checkmate.
        Queeg: That's an illegal move. Holly: Oh, sorry. Queens don't move like that. I was thinking of poker.
        Holly: Cleudo? You could be Colonel Mustard.
        Cat: If it's any help, I've been studying his tactics and there's a pattern emerging: Every time you make a move, he makes one too. *Winks to Holly*
        Holly: *Winks back* Thanks, Cat.
        --Red Dwarf

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        • #5
          Advertisement? (link)
          Last edited by gigenieks; 12-30-2011, 01:45 PM.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Perseus View Post
            Whatever happened to warm, grandfatherly old gents in suits who'd take time to explain something basic about chess to a 1500 between games against the top 40 players of the world...
            Those old guys had a love-of-game instead of a love-of-self.

            It's been too much "rock-star" mentality since Fischer.
            "They work at the pace of amnesia."--M. Bloch

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            • #7
              Yes, there were some. Guys like Arthur Bisguier, Edmar Mednis, Andy Soltis, IM Milan Vukcevich, Jim Tarjan to name a few.

              Edit: I forgot to mention a couple other super-nice guys – Bill Lombardy. And Max Euwe who was very kind to a 14 year–old who had the temerity to ask for his autograph.
              Last edited by JacksonWShowalter; 12-30-2011, 02:39 PM.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by gigenieks View Post
                Dear gigenieks and other chess players,

                I registered to several chess pages, because I will have a big chess project very soon and I would like to tell about it to as many people as possible. I hope it will give value to the community.

                I am new in the forum and I wanted to write about my chess biography. Maybe I could write different things Maybe less about myself. I will think about it. Thank you for the feedback, because I will register to other forums and I may change my introduction words.

                What do you suggest? About what things I should write more and what about less?

                Thank you very much for your help!

                Attila

                International Chess Master

                webpage: http://attilaturzo.com/

                You can follow me on twitter at Twitter
                Attila Turzo

                International Master and Chess Coach

                www.atttilaturzo.com
                www.chessholidays.net

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by AttilaTurzo
                  ..I will have a big chess project very soon
                  Can you tell what kind of chess project?

                  I hope it will give value to the community.
                  IMO, if its primary purpose is to help improve ones chess-play (not to gain profit) - then it probably will.

                  write about my chess biography.
                  Make it shorter & less "biography". When you mention all your achievements its looks (was your intent or no) like you brag.
                  Just say you reached IM when you was 18 years old.
                  Attila

                  International Chess Master

                  webpage: International Chess Master Attila Turzo

                  You can follow me on twitter at Twitter
                  Also remove this from your posts! Its a lil bit annoying. You can put that kind of stuff, maybe, in signature.

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                  • #10
                    Here is one problem…I have seen several people on different forums over the years claiming to be GM’s and IM’s who turned out to be fakes. It was not fair to the many people who were taken in by their fraudulent claims.

                    Unfortunately I’m not sure exactly how it would be possible to verify that you really are Atilla Turzo and not somebody having a good laugh at the forum reader’s expense.

                    Personally, I have no problem with somebody trying to make a living by playing/teaching chess and offering his services for a fee…it would be nice if I could do it. Of course, if you are going to do that then advertising is required and letting people know who you are, what you offer and your credentials is necessary.

                    I’m sure you understand some of us are skeptical of anybody who is after our money, especially on the internet.
                    The Hoppers

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by JacksonWShowalter View Post
                      Here is one problem…I have seen several people on different forums over the years claiming to be GM’s and IM’s who turned out to be fakes. It was not fair to the many people who were taken in by their fraudulent claims.

                      Unfortunately I’m not sure exactly how it would be possible to verify that you really are Atilla Turzo and not somebody having a good laugh at the forum reader’s expense.

                      Personally, I have no problem with somebody trying to make a living by playing/teaching chess and offering his services for a fee…it would be nice if I could do it. Of course, if you are going to do that then advertising is required and letting people know who you are, what you offer and your credentials is necessary.

                      I’m sure you understand some of us are skeptical of anybody who is after our money, especially on the internet.
                      Hello JacksonWShowalter,

                      I am verified on chess.com on ICC and on other servers. If you want I can send you a private message there or I can send you my skype name and we can speak.

                      Would you like to do it?

                      I wish you a nice day!
                      Attila Turzo

                      International Master and Chess Coach

                      www.atttilaturzo.com
                      www.chessholidays.net

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by gigenieks View Post
                        Can you tell what kind of chess project?


                        IMO, if its primary purpose is to help improve ones chess-play (not to gain profit) - then it probably will.


                        Make it shorter & less "biography". When you mention all your achievements its looks (was your intent or no) like you brag.
                        Just say you reached IM when you was 18 years old.

                        Also remove this from your posts! Its a lil bit annoying. You can put that kind of stuff, maybe, in signature.
                        Thank you for your suggestions! I will make changes

                        I will start an online chess simul for 1000 players. The event will start at 11th January. You can find the details on my homepage.

                        I hope it gives possibility for many amateur players to play with an international master. The speed is 3 days/move, so there will be lot of time to find the right moves. Will you join?

                        I wish you a nice evening!
                        Attila
                        Attila Turzo

                        International Master and Chess Coach

                        www.atttilaturzo.com
                        www.chessholidays.net

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                        • #13
                          I have contacted Mr. Turzo at chess.com and he verified that he did, indeed, post here. Therefore I have no reason to suspect that he is anyone other than who he claims to be.
                          The Hoppers

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                          • #14
                            Charlatans must be exposed!!!!!!

                            Sincerely

                            Bobby Fischer

                            How about informing people that you're(Attila) on vacation? thanks
                            Last edited by ketchuplover; 12-31-2011, 02:32 AM.
                            I float like a pawn island and sting like an ignored knight

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by ketchuplover View Post
                              Charlatans must be exposed!!!!!!

                              Sincerely

                              Bobby Fischer

                              How about informing people that you're(Attila) on vacation? thanks
                              Sorry, when I go sleep, then sometimes some of the games's time is over and then vacation time starts. When I get up I go off the vacation and you can register for the 1000 Bright Minds simul.

                              I wish you a Blessed New Year!
                              Attila Turzo

                              International Master and Chess Coach

                              www.atttilaturzo.com
                              www.chessholidays.net

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