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Istvan Bilek
I Bilek 
 
Number of games in database: 719
Years covered: 1954 to 1997
Last FIDE rating: 2375

Overall record: +190 -150 =379 (52.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (40) 
    B31 B25 B52 B51 B47
 Reti System (40) 
    A04 A06 A05
 English (38) 
    A15 A14 A10 A12 A13
 King's Indian Attack (35) 
    A07 A08
 King's Indian (28) 
    E62 E92 E69 E95 E66
 Uncommon Opening (27) 
    A00
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (95) 
    B27 B56 B33 B32 B40
 King's Indian (49) 
    E73 E91 E80 E62 E92
 Robatsch (35) 
    B06
 Queen's Pawn Game (24) 
    A40 A41 A45 E10
 Modern Benoni (18) 
    A56 A70 A57 A76 A78
 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 W Golz, 1960 1-0
   Foldi vs I Bilek, 1970 0-1
   I Bilek vs Portisch, 1986 1-0
   I Bilek vs Szily, 1954 1-0
   I Bilek vs Petrosian, 1967 1/2-1/2
   Uhlmann vs I Bilek, 1967 1/2-1/2

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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ISTVAN BILEK
(born Aug-11-1932, died Mar-21-2010, 77 years old) Hungary

[what is this?]
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 719  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. G Kluger vs I Bilek  ½-½301954HUN-ch 10thE73 King's Indian
2. I Bilek vs Szily 1-0291954HUN-ch 10thB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
3. L Tipary vs I Bilek  ½-½411954HUN-ch 10thA45 Queen's Pawn Game
4. I Bilek vs F Koberl  1-0291954HUN-ch 10thB32 Sicilian
5. I Bilek vs P Dely  ½-½431954HUN-ch 10thC45 Scotch Game
6. I Bilek vs G Barcza  0-1311954BudapestC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
7. I Bilek vs E Rinder  1-0281955Zagreb-BB02 Alekhine's Defense
8. A Paidousis vs I Bilek  0-1251955ZagrebA48 King's Indian
9. I Bilek vs D Dimc  1-0431955Zagreb-BB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
10. P Dely vs I Bilek  ½-½481955HUN-ch 11thC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
11. I Bilek vs Szabo  ½-½251955HUN chE10 Queen's Pawn Game
12. Portisch vs I Bilek  0-1511955HUN-ch 11thB40 Sicilian
13. I Bilek vs Ujtelky  ½-½151955Prague tmB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
14. Bronstein vs I Bilek  ½-½631955HUN-URSB57 Sicilian
15. I Bilek vs Keres ½-½411955HUN-URSA09 Reti Opening
16. I Bilek vs Bronstein 0-1241955HUN-URSB16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
17. K Honfi vs I Bilek  ½-½561955HUN-ch 11thB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
18. Mihailo Trajkovic vs I Bilek  ½-½271956Dresden itB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
19. S Dittmann vs I Bilek 1-0571956Dresden itE73 King's Indian
20. I Bilek vs Kholmov  0-1461956Dresden itC17 French, Winawer, Advance
21. I Bilek vs B Andersen 1-0281956Dresden itB63 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
22. R Fuchs vs I Bilek  ½-½521956Dresden itE61 King's Indian
23. I Bilek vs J Sefc  1-0551956Dresden itA13 English
24. Uhlmann vs I Bilek  1-0501956Dresden itE73 King's Indian
25. I Bilek vs Pachman ½-½381956Dresden itA12 English with b3
 page 1 of 29; games 1-25 of 719  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Oct-05-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: He made a lot of short draws.
Dec-22-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
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
http://www.bidmonfa.com/bilek_istva...
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Aug-11-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  GrahamClayton: <offramp>He made a lot of short draws.

Offramp,
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
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: rest in peace Maestro Istvan..
Aug-11-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  Petrosianic: As opposed to what, exactly?
Sep-07-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: An uninspiring record:

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

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