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  • AttilaTurzo
    started a topic Attila Turzo

    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

  • AttilaTurzo
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    Hello Everyone! I am back with a new offer!

    You can have a one to one online chess lesson with me and you tell the price after the lesson, depends how you liked it.
    Would you like to book a lesson? You tell the price - Private lessons with International Master Attila Turzo - Chess.com

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  • ketchuplover
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    My game has begun!

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  • Skwerly
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    x2, I'm with C-monster.

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  • CookieMonster
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    Chess.com is hardly the only site to validate titled players guys. IM Turzo has been validated by many sites. And to be honest I am quite embarrassed to see all of the negative posts here on his intro page. What happened to warm welcomes¿ I see nothing wrong with bragging and advertising in his own intro. Furthermore, it is the moderators responsibility to investigate fraud not the users.

    I don't know if he remembers me but I once talked to him about fics simul functions. It was a pleasure talking to him and he was very nice. I think he deserves more than a nice welcome unless the moderators tell us he is not Attila Turzo.

    To IM Turzo, good to see you on the site, hope to see more of you on here in any capacity.

    Cheers

    Jesse
    Last edited by CookieMonster; 01-01-2012, 07:44 AM. Reason: Spelling error correction due to my syldexia.:-)

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  • Skwerly
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    Hi, Attila! I was an admin on USCL for many years. Do you remember your screen name there? I was Skwerly, always have been.

    Welcome to the forum!

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  • AttilaTurzo
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    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!

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  • ketchuplover
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    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.

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  • JacksonWShowalter
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    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.

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  • AttilaTurzo
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    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

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  • AttilaTurzo
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    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!

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  • JacksonWShowalter
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    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.

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  • gigenieks
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    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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  • AttilaTurzo
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    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

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  • JacksonWShowalter
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    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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