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Levente Lengyel
Number of games in database: 385
Years covered: 1952 to 1997
Last FIDE rating: 2293
Highest rating achieved in database: 2490
Overall record: +84 -81 =220 (50.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (37) 
    E69 E60 E92 E64 E62
 English (20) 
    A15 A14 A17 A16 A10
 Grunfeld (16) 
    D78 D71 D79 D91 D75
 Reti System (15) 
    A04 A06 A05
 English, 1 c4 c5 (14) 
    A30 A39 A36 A34
 Queen's Indian (9) 
    E17 E15 E18 E12 E19
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (41) 
    C96 C95 C94 C92 C67
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (32) 
    C96 C95 C94 C92 C98
 Sicilian (22) 
    B43 B31 B48 B36 B45
 Nimzo Indian (17) 
    E41 E21 E46 E53 E57
 Queen's Indian (16) 
    E14 E15 E17 E19 E18
 English (13) 
    A14 A17 A18 A19
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Portisch vs L Lengyel, 1964 1/2-1/2
   K Darga vs L Lengyel, 1964 0-1
   L Lengyel vs F Olafsson, 1971 1/2-1/2
   Bronstein vs L Lengyel, 1964 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Hastings 1963/64 (1963)
   Amsterdam Interzonal (1964)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   1964 Beverwijk Hoogovens by jww
   Hastings 1963/64 by suenteus po 147

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(born Jun-13-1933, died Aug-18-2014, 81 years old) Hungary

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Levente Lengyel was awarded the IM title in 1962 and the GM title in 1964. In 1962 he was 1st= with Lajos Portisch in the Hungarian Championship but lost the subsequent play-off match. In tournaments he was 1st at Solingen 1968 and 1st at Reggio Emilia 1972-73.

Wikipedia article: Levente Lengyel

 page 1 of 16; games 1-25 of 385  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. L Lengyel vs F Koberl  ½-½15 1952 HUN-ch 08thD13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
2. L Lengyel vs E Gereben  1-040 1952 HUN-ch 08thA15 English
3. L Lengyel vs G Szilagyi  1-053 1952 HUN-ch 08thA94 Dutch, Stonewall with Ba3
4. G Kluger vs L Lengyel  1-021 1952 HUN-ch 08thD41 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
5. D Szabo vs L Lengyel 0-143 1952 HUN-ch 08thE10 Queen's Pawn Game
6. L Lengyel vs Szabo  1-056 1952 HUN chE72 King's Indian
7. L Lengyel vs B Sandor  1-045 1952 HUN-ch 08thD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
8. L Lengyel vs T Petri  1-033 1955 Voros LobogoE64 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav System
9. G Kluger vs L Lengyel  0-141 1956 Budapest AlekhineD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
10. L Lengyel vs Portisch  ½-½41 1956 BudapestE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
11. P Dely vs L Lengyel  ½-½56 1956 Budapest AlekhineB63 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
12. L Lengyel vs K Honfi  ½-½56 1956 Budapest AlekhineA15 English
13. Portisch vs L Lengyel  ½-½47 1957 HUN-ch 12thA40 Queen's Pawn Game
14. L Lengyel vs K Honfi  ½-½47 1957 HUN-ch 12thD71 Neo-Grunfeld
15. L Lengyel vs F Koberl  0-121 1957 HUN-ch 12thA30 English, Symmetrical
16. L Lengyel vs G Kluger  ½-½19 1957 HUN-ch 12thA30 English, Symmetrical
17. L Lengyel vs G Kluger  ½-½17 1958 HUN-ch 13thA05 Reti Opening
18. L Lengyel vs Portisch  0-145 1958 UngarnA13 English
19. L Lengyel vs E Orendy  1-041 1959 HUN Ch 15thE92 King's Indian
20. F Koberl vs L Lengyel  ½-½23 1959 HUN-ch 15thA22 English
21. G Kluger vs L Lengyel  ½-½19 1959 HUN-ch 15thE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
22. L Lengyel vs L Hevizi  1-035 1959 HUN-ch 15thA22 English
23. L Lengyel vs Lutikov  ½-½16 1960 Bad SalzungenE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
24. Sliwa vs L Lengyel  ½-½54 1960 Asztalos memE45 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation
25. L Lengyel vs Lilienthal 1-043 1960 ItA54 Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-13-06  BIDMONFA: Levente Lengyel

LENGYEL, Levente

Jun-13-09  DarthStapler: Happy Birthday, GM Lengyel!
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  wordfunph: The GM with too many E's on his name, in fact 5 E's and no other vowels...GM Levente Lengyel...Happy Birthday!
Jun-13-09  TheChessGuy: Boldog szuletesnapot, Lengyel Levente!
Jun-13-09  WhiteRook48: happy birthday
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  wordfunph: lucky GM Lengyel..

Darga-Lengyel Amsterdam 1964: Darga extended his hand in the customary gesture of resignation. A moment later, he struck his forehead and exclaimed: "My God, I have a winning position!"

K Darga vs L Lengyel, 1964

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  wordfunph: "Lengyel was the grandmasters' whipping boy. Draw a few, lose a few, but never a win; he couldn't quite get it together."

- GM William Lombardy

Jun-13-12  LoveThatJoker: Happy 79th Birthday, GM Lengyel!


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  Infohunter: Happy Birthday to a Hungarian GM of Polish descent (the noun "lengyel" means "Polish" in Hungarian).
Aug-21-14  Eastfrisian: According to Wikipedia: he died on 18. August 2014 R.I.P. Grandmaster Lengyel.
Premium Chessgames Member
  Stonehenge: RIP GM Lengyel.
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