|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.