Selection out of more than 300 studies composed by

Paul (Pal) Farago

(Hungary / Romania, 4.4.1886 - 1.12.1970).


Born in Hungary, he moved to Romania at age 24 and lived there for the rest of his life.

An engineer by profession, from 1936 he was editor of the Romanian chess review.

He composed over 300 studies, winning 19 first prizes.

Paul Farago published his first study at the age of 13.

He won the gold medal at the Munich Chess Olympiads in 1936 and was International Judge for studies.

He held the chess study column of both magazines "Revista Română de Şah" and "Magyar Sakkvilág".

He was renowned for his very difficult compositions, where Black often has hidden possibilities and White prevails after a tough battle.
Farago exposed his ideas regarding endgame studies in his book "Idei noi în şahul artistic" (New ideas in chess composition, 1956).

 He was International Judge of the FIDE for chess compositions since 1956.

(All his studies, more exact dates, possible corrections or cooks and exact details about sources can be found in the

Harold van der Heijden database V (31-12-2015) ).


Studies selected by Mario Garcia:

More studies can be replayed of this composer at this page:

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