Biography

Zoltán Medvegy chess grandmaster and coach

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I was born on 21st March 1979 in Tatabánya, Hungary. I learned chess from my father when I was 5 together with my older sister, Nóra. I didn’t want to be a professional chess player so I studied mechanical engineering. I recieved my degree in 2004. Before finishing the university I managed to reach the grandmaster title (2002). I worked as an engineer for 4 years meanwhile I played chess in teams of three different countries. Working and playing chess in the same time took too much energy so I decided to choose chess because I love this game. I’m really lucky to have a ’job’ that is my hobby in the same time. I enjoy learning new things so I achieved a secondary chess trainer degree in 2011. Since that time I’m working as a trainer, too. Now I’m working on my PhD in the University of Physical Education where I’m doing researches on chess related educational topics.


Best results

  • 1998: World Junior Team Championship (Rio de Janeiro), 3rd place
  • 1999: Open German Junior Championship (Hamburg), 1st place
  • 1999: European Junior Championship (Patras), 4th place
  • 1999: Agro open (Budapest), 1st place
  • 2000: WFG open (Budapest), 2nd place
  • 2001: Szombathely open, 1st place
  • 2001: First Saturday GM tournament (Budapest, August), 1st place
  • 2002: First Saturday GM tournament (Budapest, February), 1st place
  • 2002: Schwarzach open, 2nd place
  • 2004: Eppingen open, 2nd place
  • 2005: Balatonlelle GM tournament, 1st place
  • 2007: Open Hungarian Championship (Zalakaros), 1st place
  • 2008: Zalakaros open, 1st place
  • 2009: Hungarian Championship (Szeged), 4th place
  • 2010: Pannónia Nitrokémia open (Balatonalmádi), 1st place
  • 2010: Hungarian Championship (Szeged), 3rd place
  • 2012: Sárkány Aranytíz GM tournament (Budapest), 1st place
  • 2012: Hungarian Championship (Hévíz), 3rd place
  • 2013: Open Hungarian Championship (Zalakaros), 2nd place
  • 2014: First Saturday GM tournament (Budapest, December), 1st place
  • 2009-2013, 2016: Hungarian Team Championship, 6-times winner (Aquaprofit NTSK)

My teams

Hungary
1985-1988: Óbudai Petőfi (Budapest)
1988-1997, 1998-2007: Statisztika PSC (Budapest)
1997-1998: Csabai Konzerv (Békéscsaba)
2007-2008, 2013-2015: MLTC (Budapest)
2008-2013, 2015- : Aquaprofit NTSK (Nagykanizsa) I was member of the Hungarian Champion team 5 times and we are looking forward more gold medals in the next years.

Austria
1997- : Ranshofen (Braunau) I am playing on the first board in the 2nd (somtimes 3rd) league.

Germany
2002- : SC Eppingen We began our jouney in the 2nd league and in 2004 we managed to reach the top league of German Bundesliga that was called the strongest chess league in the world. We played 11 seasons there but from 2015 the team continues playing in the 2nd league.