Geza Maroczy

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Chess Player
Date of Birth March 3, 1870
Place of Birth Hungary
Date of Death May 29, 1951 (81)
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Géza Maróczy was a Hungarian chess master, one of the leading players in the world in his time. He was also a practicing engineer.

Full name: Géza Maróczy
Country: Hungary
Born: March 03, 1870, Szeged, Hungary
Died: May 29, 1951, Budapest, Hungary
Title: Grandmaster (1950)

About Geza Maroczy

Hungarian chess master who was an unparalleled master in his native Hungary and one of the top competitors in international play.

Before Fame

He began competing in serious competition at the age of 15.


The Maróczy bind, a formation that White may adopt against some variations of the Sicilian Defense, is named after him.

Family Life

He supported his family by working as an engineer.


He has been compared to the top Soviet players of his era including Boris Verlinsky.

Information related to Géza Maróczy

  • 19th-century chess players
  • Hungarian chess players
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Latest information about Geza Maroczy updated on July 13, 2020.

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