István Abonyi was a Hungarian chess progidy born on August 18, 1886, and died in Budapest on June 5, 1942. Abonyi served as the Hungarian Chess Federation’s president for many years and served as the magazine editor of the Hungarian Chess world.
Abonyi first used the Abonyi Gambit (1.Nf3, d5, 2.e4) in 1912. The Budapest Gambit was created by István Abonyi, Zsigmond Barász, and Gyula Breyer. In a little event held in Budapest in 1916, Abonyi contested it against the Dutch surgeon Johannes Esser.
In 1922, Abonyi wrote an analysis of the Abonyi Variation of the Budapest Gambit (1.d4 Nf6, 2.c4, 3.dxe5, 4.e4, and 5.f4 Nec6) for the German Chess Weekly.
Abonyi was one of the 15 individuals that founded FIDE on July 20, 1924, in Paris, at the first unofficial Chess Olympiad. Abonyi fought 300 opponents across 105 boards in Budapest on January 21–22 that year, recording 79 victories, 6 defeats, and 20 draws.
Abonyi presided over the International Correspondence Chess Federation from 1935 to 1939. (IFSB).
Abonyi defeated Treybal K at the Prague B tournament in 1908
In 1908, Abonyi played Prague Casual Tournament and defeated Hromadka K.
Istvan Abonyi vs Leo Forgacs – Warsaw 2nd National – Szekesfehervar, Hungary – August 08, 1907
Istvan Abonyi vs Karel Hromadka – Prague casual, Round ?? – Prague, United Arab Emirates – January 01, 1908
Istvan Abonyi vs Gyula Lovas – Budapest CC, Round ?? – Budapest, Hungary – January 01, 1915
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