A Hungarian chess Grandmaster who was a candidate for the World Championship on two occasions and won the Hungarian Championship three times.
He became a Grandmaster in 1973 after winning two European Junior Championships.
He was on the Hungarian Olympiad team nearly every year between 1970 and 1994 and helped the team win its team gold medal in 1978.
He married Women's International Master, Maria Grosch.
He was a contemporary of the legendary Boris Spassky.