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Istvan Bilek
I Bilek 
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.

With the White pieces:
 Reti System (40) 
    A04 A06 A05
 Sicilian (39) 
    B31 B52 B25 B51 B57
 English (38) 
    A15 A14 A10 A12 A13
 King's Indian Attack (34) 
    A07 A08
 King's Indian (27) 
    E62 E92 E70 E69 E95
 Uncommon Opening (27) 
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (95) 
    B27 B56 B32 B33 B35
 King's Indian (48) 
    E73 E91 E62 E80 E92
 Robatsch (35) 
 Queen's Pawn Game (24) 
    A40 A41 A45 E10
 Modern Benoni (18) 
    A56 A76 A70 A57 A71
 English, 1 c4 c5 (15) 
    A35 A36 A37 A30
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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?]
   Havana (1965)
   Teesside (1972)
   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.

Wikipedia article: Istv%C3%A1n Bilek

 page 1 of 29; games 1-25 of 710  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. G Kluger vs I Bilek  ½-½30 1954 HUN-ch 10thE73 King's Indian
2. I Bilek vs Szily 1-029 1954 HUN-ch 10thB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
3. L Tipary vs I Bilek  ½-½41 1954 HUN-ch 10thA45 Queen's Pawn Game
4. I Bilek vs F Koberl  1-029 1954 HUN-ch 10thB32 Sicilian
5. I Bilek vs P Dely  ½-½43 1954 HUN-ch 10thC45 Scotch Game
6. I Bilek vs G Barcza  0-131 1954 BudapestC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
7. Bronstein vs I Bilek  ½-½63 1955 Budapest HUN-URSB57 Sicilian
8. P Dely vs I Bilek  ½-½48 1955 HUN-ch 11thC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
9. I Bilek vs Bronstein 0-124 1955 HUN-URSB16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
10. Portisch vs I Bilek  0-151 1955 HUN-ch 11thB40 Sicilian
11. I Bilek vs E Rinder  1-028 1955 Zagreb-BB02 Alekhine's Defense
12. I Bilek vs Szabo  ½-½25 1955 HUN chE10 Queen's Pawn Game
13. I Bilek vs D Dimc  1-043 1955 Zagreb-BB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
14. A Paidousis vs I Bilek  0-125 1955 ZagrebA48 King's Indian
15. I Bilek vs Ujtelky  ½-½15 1955 Prague tmB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
16. I Bilek vs Keres  ½-½41 1955 Budapest HUN-SUA09 Reti Opening
17. K Honfi vs I Bilek  ½-½56 1955 HUN-ch 11thB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
18. G Kluger vs I Bilek  ½-½22 1956 Budapest SzikraE15 Queen's Indian
19. P Dely vs I Bilek  ½-½17 1956 Budapest SzikraC75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
20. M Trajkovic vs I Bilek  ½-½27 1956 Dresden itB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
21. S Dittmann vs I Bilek 1-057 1956 Dresden itE73 King's Indian
22. I Bilek vs Kholmov  0-146 1956 Dresden itC17 French, Winawer, Advance
23. O Sterner vs I Bilek  0-140 1956 Dresden itB83 Sicilian
24. S Muehlberg vs I Bilek  0-125 1956 Dresden itE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
25. I Bilek vs Sliwa  ½-½56 1956 Dresden itD02 Queen's Pawn Game
 page 1 of 29; games 1-25 of 710  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  offramp: He made a lot of short draws.
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  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.
Premium Chessgames Member
  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

BILEK, Istvan

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  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?
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  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
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  wordfunph: rest in peace Maestro Istvan..
Aug-11-10  Petrosianic: As opposed to what, exactly?
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  OhioChessFan: An uninspiring record:

147 draws fewer than 20 moves.
12 draws fewer than 10 moves.

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