Zoltan Sarosy

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Zoltan Sarosy (August 23, 1906 – June 19, 2017) was a Canadian chess master. He was born in Budapest. He won numerous tournaments in his native country, before immigrating to Toronto in the early 1950s.

Sarosy won chess tournaments in several cities in Hungary including Nagykanizsa (1929), Pécs (1932), and Budapest (1934). During World War II he won the Hungarian Master Candidates Tournament at Diosgyor 1943. After the war, following a period in a refugee camp in West Germany, he moved to France in 1948. In 2006 he was inducted into the Canadian Chess Hall of Fame.[1][2]

Sarosy died on June 19, 2017 in Toronto at the age of 110.

References[change | change source]

  1. Canadian Chess Hall of Fame Inductee 2006 Archived 2018-05-28 at the Wayback Machine, ncf.ca; accessed May 26, 2014.
  2. Bottlik, Ivan, "Zoltan Sarosy: the oldest sportsman in the world?", Chess Vol. 71 September 24–25, 2006

Other websites[change | change source]

  • Berry, Jonathan, "Chess", The Globe and Mail, December 30, 2006, pg. R17
  • Berry, J. "Chess", The Globe and Mail, September 16, 2006, pg. R25
  • Berry, J. "Chess", The Globe and Mail, April 14, 2007, pg. R25