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Interesting facts about Hungary

Hungary is one of the oldest countries in Europe. It was founded in 896, before France and Germany became separate entities, and before the unification of Anglo-Saxon kingdoms.

Around 1000 CE, the Kingdom of Hungary was one of the largest states in Europe, bigger than France. Later, it became of the the two “eagle heads” of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

Hungarian inventions include the noiseless match (János Irinyi), Rubik’s cube (Erno Rubik), and the krypton electric bulb (Imre Bródy).

The story of the multiple Oscar-winner film, The English Patient, is actually based on the life of László Almásy, a Hungarian explorer and traveler.

Hungary has one of the most important thermal spring culture in Europe. The country boasts no less than 1,500 spas.

As of 2007, 13 Hungarians had received a Nobel prize.

Hungary Draughts Federation

President of federation: Viktor Penkalo

E-mail: penkalo@t-online.hu
Phone +36-92-314894; +36-30-4069149
Fax +36-92-510694; +36-92-502101

Viktor Penkalo
15 Berzsenyi Street
8900 Zalaegerszeg
Hungary

Best rated players Alex Penkalo, Viktor Penkalo, Szabolcs Huzian
Best rated women’s players Katalin Vass, Viktoria Varga, Timea Varga

 

News

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    Dear Friends,here below, attached, in English and French the Minutes of the EDC Executive Board Meeting 9/2023 (the fourth one of the Executive Board elected on 05.08.2023), met online, on 14th December 2023.A friendly draughts embrace to all of you.Carlo …

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    Dear Friends,here below, attached, in English, French, Ukrainian and Russian the Minutes of the EDC Executive Board Meeting 8/2023 (the second one of the Executive Board elected on 05.08.2023), met online, on 9th November 2023.A friendly draughts embrace to all …

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  • EDC Executive Board Meeting 7/2023 – minutes

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    Dear Friends,here below, attached, in English, French, Ukrainian and Russian the Minutes of the EDC Executive Board Meeting 7/2023 (the second one of the Executive Board elected on 05.08.2023), met online, on 10th October 2023.A friendly draughts embrace to all …

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  • EC Rapid and Blitz streaming broadcast

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Ladies and gentleman, let the games begin!