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Levente Lengyel
Number of games in database: 397
Years covered: 1952 to 1997
Last FIDE rating: 2293
Highest rating achieved in database: 2490

Overall record: +86 -86 =225 (50.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (38) 
    E69 E60 E92 E62 E64
 English (20) 
    A15 A14 A17 A13 A16
 Reti System (19) 
    A04 A06 A05
 Grunfeld (16) 
    D78 D79 D71 D91 D75
 English, 1 c4 c5 (14) 
    A30 A39 A36 A34 A37
 Queen's Indian (10) 
    E17 E13 E12 E15 E19
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (44) 
    C96 C95 C94 C92 C85
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (35) 
    C96 C95 C94 C92 C91
 Sicilian (21) 
    B43 B48 B31 B63 B20
 Nimzo Indian (17) 
    E41 E53 E46 E21 E42
 Queen's Indian (16) 
    E14 E17 E19 E15 E12
 English (14) 
    A14 A17 A19 A18 A15
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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
   L Lengyel vs A Dunkelblum, 1964 1-0
   L Lengyel vs Korchnoi, 1971 1/2-1/2
   Mecking vs L Lengyel, 1971 1/2-1/2
   L Lengyel vs Kotov, 1968 1-0

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 397  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Dezso Szabo vs L Lengyel 0-1431952HUN-ch 08thE10 Queen's Pawn Game
2. L Lengyel vs F Koberl  ½-½151952HUN-ch 08thD13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
3. L Lengyel vs B Sandor  1-0451952HUN-ch 08thD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
4. L Lengyel vs E Gereben  1-0401952HUN-ch 08thA15 English
5. L Lengyel vs Szabo  1-0561952HUN-ch 08thE72 King's Indian
6. G Kluger vs L Lengyel  1-0211952HUN-ch 08thD41 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
7. L Lengyel vs G Szilagyi  1-0531952HUN-ch 08thA94 Dutch, Stonewall with Ba3
8. A Vajda vs L Lengyel  1-0391952HUN-ch 08thB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
9. L Lengyel vs T Petri  1-0331955Voros LobogoE64 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav System
10. L Lengyel vs Portisch  ½-½411956Alekhine MemorialE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
11. P Dely vs L Lengyel  ½-½561956Alekhine MemorialB63 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
12. G Kluger vs L Lengyel  0-1411956Alekhine MemorialD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
13. L Lengyel vs K Honfi  ½-½561956Alekhine MemorialA15 English
14. L Lengyel vs F Koberl  0-1211957HUN-ch 12thA30 English, Symmetrical
15. Portisch vs L Lengyel  ½-½471957HUN-ch 12thE00 Queen's Pawn Game
16. L Lengyel vs G Kluger  ½-½191957HUN-ch 12thA30 English, Symmetrical
17. L Lengyel vs K Honfi  ½-½471957HUN-ch 12thD71 Neo-Grunfeld
18. L Lengyel vs Portisch  0-1451958HUN-ch 14thA13 English
19. L Lengyel vs G Kluger  ½-½171958HUN-ch 13thA05 Reti Opening
20. L Lengyel vs E Orendy  1-0411959HUN-ch 15thE92 King's Indian
21. L Lengyel vs L Hevizi  1-0351959HUN-ch 15thA22 English
22. F Koberl vs L Lengyel  ½-½231959HUN-ch 15thA22 English
23. G Kluger vs L Lengyel  ½-½191959HUN-ch 15thE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
24. L Lengyel vs Lilienthal 1-0431960Asztalos Memorial 3rdA54 Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3
25. Sliwa vs L Lengyel  ½-½541960Asztalos Memorial 3rdE45 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation
 page 1 of 16; games 1-25 of 397  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-13-06  BIDMONFA: Levente Lengyel

LENGYEL, Levente

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  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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