Number of games in database: 710
Years covered: 1954 to 1997
Last FIDE rating: 2375
Overall record: +188 -149 =373 (52.7%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.
NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
I Bilek vs Gheorghiu, 1968 1-0
I Bilek vs Schussler, 1978 1/2-1/2
I Bilek vs A Ornstein, 1976 1-0
I Bilek vs F Kuijpers, 1966 1-0
I Bilek vs Portisch, 1986 1-0
I Bilek vs Szily, 1954 1-0
I Bilek vs P Troeger, 1961 1-0
Huebner vs I Bilek, 1969 1/2-1/2
A Planinc vs I Bilek, 1971 0-1
NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
Palma de Mallorca (1972)
Stockholm Interzonal (1962)
Sousse Interzonal (1967)
Amsterdam Interzonal (1964)
Lone Pine (1975)
GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
1966 Beverwijk Hoogovens by jww
Dresden 1956 by Phony Benoni
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(born Aug-11-1932, died Mar-21-2010, 77 years old) Hungary
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|István Bilek was born in Budapest. Awarded the IM title in 1958 and the GM title in 1962, he was Hungarian champion in 1963, 1965 and 1970.
He played in two interzonals, 1962 and 1964, and was on nine Olympiad teams from 1958 to 1974. His best tournament results are equal firsts at Balatonfüred 1960, Salgótarján 1967 and Debrecen 1970.|
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| page 1 of 29; games 1-25 of 710
|1. G Kluger vs I Bilek
|| ||½-½||30||1954||HUN-ch 10th||E73 King's Indian|
|2. I Bilek vs Szily
||1-0||29||1954||HUN-ch 10th||B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation|
|3. L Tipary vs I Bilek
|| ||½-½||41||1954||HUN-ch 10th||A45 Queen's Pawn Game|
|4. I Bilek vs F Koberl
|| ||1-0||29||1954||HUN-ch 10th||B32 Sicilian|
|5. I Bilek vs P Dely
|| ||½-½||43||1954||HUN-ch 10th||C45 Scotch Game|
|6. I Bilek vs G Barcza
|| ||0-1||31||1954||Budapest||C63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense|
|7. Bronstein vs I Bilek
|| ||½-½||63||1955||Budapest HUN-URS||B57 Sicilian|
|8. I Bilek vs E Rinder
|| ||1-0||28||1955||Zagreb-B||B02 Alekhine's Defense|
|9. I Bilek vs D Dimc
|| ||1-0||43||1955||Zagreb-B||B52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack|
|10. A Paidousis vs I Bilek
|| ||0-1||25||1955||Zagreb||A48 King's Indian|
|11. I Bilek vs Bronstein
||0-1||24||1955||HUN-URS||B16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation|
|12. P Dely vs I Bilek
|| ||½-½||48||1955||HUN-ch 11th||C90 Ruy Lopez, Closed|
|13. Portisch vs I Bilek
|| ||0-1||51||1955||HUN-ch 11th||B40 Sicilian|
|14. I Bilek vs Szabo
|| ||½-½||25||1955||HUN ch||E10 Queen's Pawn Game|
|15. I Bilek vs Ujtelky
|| ||½-½||15||1955||Prague tm||B51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack|
|16. I Bilek vs Keres
|| ||½-½||41||1955||Budapest HUN-SU||A09 Reti Opening|
|17. K Honfi vs I Bilek
|| ||½-½||56||1955||HUN-ch 11th||B18 Caro-Kann, Classical|
|18. G Kluger vs I Bilek
|| ||½-½||22||1956||Budapest Szikra||E15 Queen's Indian|
|19. P Dely vs I Bilek
|| ||½-½||17||1956||Budapest Szikra||C75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense|
|20. M Trajkovic vs I Bilek
|| ||½-½||27||1956||Dresden it||B62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer|
|21. S Dittmann vs I Bilek
||1-0||57||1956||Dresden it||E73 King's Indian|
|22. I Bilek vs Kholmov
|| ||0-1||46||1956||Dresden it||C17 French, Winawer, Advance|
|23. O Sterner vs I Bilek
|| ||0-1||40||1956||Dresden it||B83 Sicilian|
|24. S Muehlberg vs I Bilek
|| ||0-1||25||1956||Dresden it||E62 King's Indian, Fianchetto|
|25. I Bilek vs Sliwa
|| ||½-½||56||1956||Dresden it||D02 Queen's Pawn Game|
| page 1 of 29; games 1-25 of 710
|Oct-05-04|| ||offramp: He made a lot of short draws. |
|Dec-22-04|| ||Benzol: Istvan Bilek
Born 11th August 1932 in Budapest
An IM in 1958 he got the GM title in 1962. He was Hungarian champion in 1963, 1965 and 1970.
|Mar-23-05|| ||offramp: Like Peter Szekely he doesn't seem to be someone who enjoys chess very much. |
|Apr-21-06|| ||IdleFellow: Based on some of his articles that I've read, he does enjoy chess very much. His love of the game is quite contagious, in fact. There must be another rationale behind his draws.|
|Aug-10-06|| ||BIDMONFA: Istvan Bilek
|Aug-11-06|| ||Phony Benoni: His drawing tendencies may be due to the fact that his most famous (or infamous) game was a draw: Matulovic vs I Bilek, 1967|
|Aug-11-06|| ||sixfeetunder: Perhaps he paints too?|
|Sep-07-08|| ||GrahamClayton: <offramp>He made a lot of short draws. |
Bilek is infamous for his performance during the 1979 Slupsk tournament, where he drew all ten of his games in a combined total of 125 moves, taking only 1 hour 40 minutes in total playing time.
Source: David Hooper and Kenneth Whyld "Oxford Companion to Chess", 2nd edition, OUP, 1992.
|Apr-26-09|| ||laskereshevsky: Yes, by his record dont looks exactly like a lioneheart but, at least once in his chess-life, he was the hammer...|
During the final A first round, in the 20th chess olympiad in Skopje 1972, while his fellows country mans
Portisch, Forintos and Ribli
were drawing vs.
Petrosian Smyslov and Tal,
The little peacefull Bilek gived to Hungary a storical victory on the USSR by very patiently strangling the always impetuous Korchnoi....
I Bilek vs Korchnoi, 1972
OK, This game isnt very tactically charming, strategically enteresting maybe. But for shore is an incredible storical important one...
His ever best agonistic achievment?!....
|Mar-22-10|| ||Eastfrisian: R.I.P.|
|Mar-22-10|| ||Ratul: RIP GM Bilek|
|Aug-11-10|| ||wordfunph: rest in peace Maestro Istvan..|
|Aug-11-10|| ||Petrosianic: As opposed to what, exactly?|
|Sep-07-16|| ||OhioChessFan: An uninspiring record:
147 draws fewer than 20 moves.
12 draws fewer than 10 moves.
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