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József Szily

József Szily (2 October 1913, Budapest - 26 April 1976) was a Hungarian chess master.

In 1939, he took 12th in Stuttgart (1st Europa Turnier, Efim Bogoljubow won). In 1941 he tied for 2nd-3rd with Ludovit Potuček, behind Jan Foltys, in Trenčianske Teplice (Trentschin-Teplitz, Trencsénteplic). In 1942, he took 2nd, behind Gösta Danielsson, in Munich (1st European Championship - Europameisterschaft, Wertungsturnier - Qualification Tournament).

After World War II, he took 3rd at Budapest 1947 (HUN-ch, Gedeon Barcza won). In 1949, he took 11th in Trenčianske Teplice (Gideon Ståhlberg won). In 1952 he tied for 3rd-4th in Międzyzdroje, and 11-12th in Budapest (Maróczy Memorial; Paul Keres won).

He played for Hungary at third board in the 10th Chess Olympiad at Helsinki 1952 (+6 -2 =6).

Awarded the IM title in 1950.