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Jiri Pelikan
Number of games in database: 203
Years covered: 1932 to 1973
Overall record: +74 -69 =60 (51.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Bird's Opening (23) 
    A02 A03
 King's Indian Attack (9) 
    A07
 English (8) 
    A15 A13 A16
 Sicilian (8) 
    B88 B95 B21 B20 B50
 Orthodox Defense (7) 
    D51 D55 D68
 Reti System (7) 
    A04 A06 A05
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (27) 
    B33 B27 B22 B24 B72
 Dutch Defense (24) 
    A88 A89 A87 A81 A85
 King's Indian (15) 
    E67 E60 E61 E80 E95
 Queen's Pawn Game (6) 
    A41 E10 D01 D00
 Sicilian Dragon (6) 
    B72 B35 B34 B71
 Reti System (4) 
    A04
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Pelikan vs B Wexler, 1972 1-0
   Pelikan vs Rellstab, 1961 1-0
   Pelikan vs J Dobias, 1937 1-0
   Pelikan vs Alekhine, 1936 1/2-1/2
   H Rossetto vs Pelikan, 1956 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Podebrady (1936)

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JIRI PELIKAN
(born Apr-23-1906, died 1984) Czech Republic (citizen of Argentina)

[what is this?]
Jiri (Jorge) Pelikan, born in 1906 in what was then Austria-Hungary, was a Czech–Argentine chess master. He played for the Czech Olympiad teams of 1935, 1937 and 1939. Along with Najdorf and many other participants of the 8th Olympiad, he elected to stay in Argentina on account of the outbreak of WWII. He was awarded the IM title in 1965. Pelikan died in June or July 1984.

There is a variation of the Sicilian (B33) Defence named after him, characterized by an early ...e5.


 page 1 of 9; games 1-25 of 203  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Pelikan vs J Dobias  1-035 1932 Kautsky memD00 Queen's Pawn Game
2. Pelikan vs Hromadka  1-022 1933 Prague armyD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
3. J Schulz Sr vs Pelikan  1-054 1933 Prague armyC55 Two Knights Defense
4. Pelikan vs Jager  1-026 1933 PragueE81 King's Indian, Samisch
5. P Fric vs Pelikan 1-015 1933 Prague armyD00 Queen's Pawn Game
6. Opocensky vs Pelikan  1-025 1933 PragueD08 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit
7. Pelikan vs K Treybal  0-147 1933 Kautsky mem10D05 Queen's Pawn Game
8. Chodera vs Pelikan  1-041 1934 Kautsky mem 9thE33 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
9. Pelikan vs M Raizman  ½-½60 1935 Warsaw ol (Men)D70 Neo-Grunfeld Defense
10. E Maksimovic vs Pelikan  0-130 1935 Kautsky mem 12thD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
11. J Rejfir vs Pelikan  0-143 1935 LuhacoviceA10 English
12. Pelikan vs V Winz 1-019 1935 OlympiadB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
13. Pelikan vs K Skalicka  0-153 1935 Kautsky mem 12thA53 Old Indian
14. I Koenig vs Pelikan  ½-½30 1935 Warsaw ol (Men)D67 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line
15. Pelikan vs E Zinner  1-032 1935 LuhacoviceD24 Queen's Gambit Accepted
16. R Krogius vs Pelikan  0-138 1935 OlympiadB24 Sicilian, Closed
17. Opocensky vs Pelikan  1-039 1935 LuhacoviceA97 Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky
18. Pelikan vs I V Rohacek  1-030 1935 LuhacoviceE40 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
19. E Sorensen vs Pelikan  0-149 1935 OlympiadE61 King's Indian
20. V Olexa vs Pelikan  0-129 1935 LuhacoviceA68 Benoni, Four Pawns Attack
21. J Dobias vs Pelikan 0-127 1935 Kautsky mem 12thA16 English
22. Pelikan vs Foltys  0-137 1935 LuhacoviceD68 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Classical
23. Pelikan vs P Rethy  1-066 1935 OlympiadD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
24. Pelikan vs F Gygli  ½-½49 1935 Warsaw ol (Men)D55 Queen's Gambit Declined
25. J Runza vs Pelikan  0-137 1935 Kautsky mem 12thA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
 page 1 of 9; games 1-25 of 203  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-19-05  dac1990: The wonderful bird, the Pelikan,
Can hold more in his beak than his belly can,
He swoops down quite low, Three fish in his stow,
And no one quite knows how the hell he can.
Mar-13-05  JoshuaJ8588: is this person responsible for the pelikan variation of the sicilian?
Apr-23-06  BIDMONFA: Jiri Pelikan

PELIKAN, Jiri
http://www.bidmonfa.com/pelikan_jir...
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Nov-10-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  Phony Benoni: It may be too late to be serious here--but yes, this is the "Pelikan" of the "Pelikan Variation", usually called the "Sveshnikov" (and "Svesh" does have a nice ring to it), but which should probably be named after Emanuel Lasker (Schlechter vs Lasker, 1910). On the other hand, Sveshnikov and Lasker have other variations, so maybe we should give Pelikan a break.
Apr-23-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: Alas, someone need to update the bio section, Jiri past away a while back, (1985) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ji%C5%...
Jul-20-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  Willem Wallekers: Jacques Mieses seems to have been the first to play this variation: Tarrasch vs Mieses, 1888
Jul-20-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  Phony Benoni: With all these comments on the Pelikan variation, I'm surprised that nobody has pointed out that he played the Bird quite a bit.
Sep-13-07  bravado1: It always makes me wonder who a particular variation should be named after. The person who played it first, or rather the one who contributed to its development, provided the basis for theory, played it regularly etc. I.e. I haven't found a single game in this database where Winiawer plays the Winiawer. Similar situation here - even if it was Mieses who played it first, it was Pelikan and Sveshnikov who really deserve their names to be associated with early e5 in the Sicilian, I think.
Apr-23-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  brankat: <bravado> Well said.
Feb-06-09  blackburne: Her most famous victory:

Pelikan,J - Schweber,S [C00]
Chacabuco Chacabuco (4), 1968

1.e4 e6 2.d3 d5 3.Cd2 c5 4.Cgf3 Cc6 5.g3 Cf6 6.Ag2 Ae7 7.0-0 0-0 8.Te1 b5 9.e5 Cd7 10.Cf1 a5 11.h4 b4 12.C1h2 Aa6 13.Af4 a4 14.a3 bxa3 15.bxa3 c4 16.d4 Ca7 17.Cg5 h6 18.Dh5 De8 19.Cg4 Axg5 20.hxg5 f5 21.Cxh6+ gxh6 22.g6 Cc6 23.Dxh6 De7 24.g7 Tfe8 25.Axd5 Dxg7 26.Axe6+ Txe6 27.Dxe6+ 1-0

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Apr-23-09  WhiteRook48: I don't understand that kind of chess notation
Nov-30-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  Caissanist: In Spanish chess notation, C (Caballo) means knight, A (Alfil) is a bishop, D (Dama) queen, T (Torre) rook, and R (Rey) king.
Jan-28-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  Fusilli: <<blackburne>: Her most famous victory>

"His" most famous victory.

Apr-23-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: now i know how Spanish Notation works...thanks <blackburne> and <Caissanist>.
Apr-23-10  rapidcitychess: The prelude to the Sveshnikov... Happy B-Day!!!
Apr-28-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  GrahamClayton: Can someone download the moves of the game Kleinstein v Pelikan, Buenos Aires Olympiad 1939?
Apr-28-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  TheFocus: Here ya go!

Kleinstein – Pelikan
Buenos Aires Olympiad 1939

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.c4 Bg7 4. Nc3 O-O 5.e4 d6 6.Be2 Nbd7 7.O-O e5 8.d5 Nc5 9.Qc2 a5 10.Bg5 h6 11.Be3 Ne8 12.Nd2 f5 13.f3 f4 14.Bf2 g5 15.a3 Na6 16.Na2 h5 17.b4 g4 18.c5 Rf7 19.Nb3 Bf8 20.Kh1 Rg7 21.c6 b6 22.bxa5 bxa5 23.Nxa5 g3 244.Bg1 Qg5 25.Bb5 Nc5 26.Nb7 Bh3 27.Bxc5 dxc5 28.Rfd1 Rxa3 29.gxh3 g2+ 30.Kg1 Rxf3 31.d6 Rf1+ 32.Bxf1 gxf1(Q) 33.Kxf1 Qg1+ 34.Ke2 Qe3+ 0-1.

Apr-28-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  GrahamClayton: <TheFocus>Here ya go!

TheFocus,
Thanks for that - a very wild game!

Apr-22-12  JohnDahl: Not a man to be crossed lightly.
Oct-27-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  GrahamClayton: Pelikan has had both OTB and CC Memorial tournaments named after him. Are there any other players who have received this unusual tribute?
Sep-11-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: Playing chess on one leg ... Mouthful of shrimp .... One leg in acid...
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