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Miroslav Filip
Filip (left) analyzing with Tal. Photo courtesy of ¡Ajedrez Espectacular!  
Number of games in database: 1,049
Years covered: 1949 to 1995
Last FIDE rating: 2465

Overall record: +318 -145 =586 (58.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (78) 
    E60 E62 E61 E67 E66
 English (69) 
    A15 A16 A14 A10 A13
 English, 1 c4 e5 (43) 
    A21 A20 A25 A26 A22
 Queen's Indian (34) 
    E14 E19 E17 E12 E13
 Nimzo Indian (32) 
    E21 E43 E53 E50 E46
 English, 1 c4 c5 (27) 
    A30 A35 A36 A32 A34
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (83) 
    C76 C67 C98 C78 C90
 Sicilian (70) 
    B43 B42 B41 B47 B44
 Grunfeld (61) 
    D86 D94 D91 D80 D79
 Caro-Kann (54) 
    B17 B10 B13 B11 B14
 Nimzo Indian (44) 
    E52 E54 E41 E53 E21
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (32) 
    C98 C90 C94 C95 C93
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Unzicker vs Filip, 1955 0-1
   G Barcza vs Filip, 1953 0-1
   Filip vs Pachman, 1953 1-0
   Filip vs S Szabo, 1953 1-0
   Filip vs A Fuderer, 1955 1-0
   Filip vs K Urbanec, 1954 1-0
   Keres vs Filip, 1956 0-1
   V Brat vs Filip, 1953 0-1
   Filip vs Szabo, 1956 1-0
   Tal vs Filip, 1962 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Bucharest (1954)
   Hastings 1957/58 (1957)
   Stockholm Interzonal (1962)
   Gothenburg Interzonal (1955)
   Amsterdam Candidates (1956)
   Curacao Candidates (1962)
   Portoroz Interzonal (1958)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   1964 Beverwijk Hoogovens by jww
   1966 Beverwijk Hoogovens by jww
   Wijk aan Zee Hoogovens 1970 by suenteus po 147
   1967 Capablanca memorial by gauer
   Moscow 1959 by suenteus po 147
   Hastings 1957/58 by suenteus po 147

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(born Oct-27-1928, died Apr-27-2009, 80 years old) Czech Republic

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Miroslav Filip was born in Prague. In 1953 he was awarded the title of International Master, followed two years later by the Grandmaster title. Filip's career was highlighted by three Czech Championship victories and two tenures as a World Championship Candidate (1956 and 1962). He retired to Czechloslovakia, and, although inactive from international tournaments after 1981, continued his lifelong passion as a chess commentator for various periodicals until his passing in 2009.

Wikipedia article: Miroslav Filip

Last updated: 2016-10-28 14:43:23

 page 1 of 42; games 1-25 of 1,049  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. K Kopetzky vs Filip  ½-½52 1949 AUT-CSRB70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
2. Filip vs K Kopetzky  1-043 1949 AUT-CSRA22 English
3. Filip vs K Dimitrov  1-043 1949 BUL-CSRA95 Dutch, Stonewall
4. K Dimitrov vs Filip  ½-½40 1949 BUL-CSRA02 Bird's Opening
5. G Piovesana vs Filip  0-126 1949 Venice-Prague mD80 Grunfeld
6. Filip vs E Karastoichev  1-058 1950 CSR-BULD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. Filip vs P Bobekov  ½-½26 1950 CSR-BULE19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3
8. P Bobekov vs Filip  ½-½41 1950 CSR-BULD72 Neo-Grunfeld,, Main line
9. Filip vs A Maltsev  1-039 1950 CSR-BULA25 English
10. Filip vs N Hruskova-Belska 1-010 1951 PraagC62 Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense
11. Najdorf vs Filip 1-026 1952 HelsinkiD71 Neo-Grunfeld
12. Filip vs Najdorf  ½-½22 1952 HelsinkiB54 Sicilian
13. Pachman vs Filip  1-041 1952 PragueC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
14. Filip vs Szabo  0-149 1952 HelsinkiE66 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno
15. G Lorson vs Filip 0-138 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)A15 English
16. Filip vs Gligoric  0-141 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)C86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
17. Stahlberg vs Filip 1-031 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)D38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
18. Filip vs Golombek  ½-½23 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)E14 Queen's Indian
19. Teschner vs Filip  ½-½22 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)C90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
20. Filip vs F Olafsson 1-044 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)D51 Queen's Gambit Declined
21. E E Book vs Filip  0-136 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)D71 Neo-Grunfeld
22. Filip vs Teschner 1-036 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)D10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
23. Filip vs J Enevoldsen  1-035 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)A08 King's Indian Attack
24. Filip vs F Planas Garcia  1-067 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)C00 French Defense
25. Keres vs Filip  ½-½15 1952 Helsinki ol finalB20 Sicilian
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  plang: Good to see he is getting some recognition here - he had a fine chess career.
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  mjmorri: <Riverbeast: RIP GM Filip!

This leaves the ever youthful Viktor Korchnoi as the last surviving player of the great Curacao 1962 Candidates Tournament.>

I think Pal Benko would disagree

May-06-09  BIDMONFA: Miroslav Filip

FILIP, Miroslav

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  whiteshark: Rest in peace GM Filip.
May-06-09  Riverbeast: <I think Pal Benko would disagree>

My mistake, I thought Pal was no longer with us...Guess the 'rumors' of his demise were exaggerated!

Long live Viktor and Pal!

May-06-09  WTHarvey: Here's a little collection of critical positions from Miroslav's games: Find the winning move.
May-07-09  CaptainEvans: Ray, I see from the above you wrote the obituary published in The Times today. It was very befitting for the geat man.
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  ray keene: yes - i put up my first draft here and enlarged it somewhat for the times-i shall be annotating some of his games there too
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  brankat: R.I.P. GM Filip.
Dec-08-10  I play the Fred: Six-foot-nine. Wow. I don't know why I'm curious, but what are the heights of other GMs? I know that Smyslov and Kramnik are routinely referred to as tall, but how tall? Karpov is what, 5-1, 5-2?

And what about female players? Any heights there?

Oct-04-11  Cemoblanca: RIP "Magic" Filip!

Here is a nice article:

P.S. 6 ft 9 =


Oct-04-11  Cemoblanca: In 2002 he was invited to attend the festivities surrounding the 40th anniversary of the tournament, but he declined the invitation saying that he had largely lost interest in chess. What a pity!
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  brankat: R.I.P. Mr.Filip.
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  Abdel Irada: <And what about female players? Any heights there?>

Jaques: "What stature is she of?"

Orlando: "Just as high as my heart."

— William Shakespeare, _As You Like It_, Act III, Scene 2

Oct-27-12  companys: In his book about the Baguio match 1978 Filip repetitively called V. Korchnoi "a traitor of the Soviet Union" and other @#$%*&!#. Probably because Korchnoi beat him many times. Among Czech grandmasters V. Hort and L. Pachman deserve more credit for not serving the communist ideology...
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You can't really blame people for supporting the dominant ideology.

Lots still do it, and they're applauded and lauded for doing so.

In fact, isn't it de rigeur in the modern world, and isn't a person a little strange if they <don't>?

Oct-28-12  vinidivici: am i wrong or player of the day same with yesterday /?
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  brankat: <vinidivici> A supporter of Communist Ideology does deserve to be the P. of the D. 2 days in a row.
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  Abdel Irada: Speaking of Magic Johnson (vide Cemoblanca above), I'm reminded of a basketball player (I don't recall which one) who once quipped, "I'm so big, I was born on July 17th, 18th *and* 19th."

Now it would seem that Miroslav Filip was so big, he was Player of the Day on October 27 and 28.

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  brankat: Good point!
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  zydeco: Any books/game collections of Filip's?
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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Miroslav Filip.
Oct-28-16  cunctatorg: It is written that GM Miroslav Filip (whom Victor Korchnoi really admired and he highly praised his understanding of chess!...) was not a chess professional; if so, what was his profession?
Oct-28-16  Retireborn: <cunctatorg> He was a journalist, I think.
Oct-28-16  Petrosianic: Korchnoi drew strength from disliking his opponents. So in a perverse way, for Korchnoi to admire you is an insult, because it means you're not really that much of an opponent. Had Filip scored better than +0-8=4 against Korchnoi, he might not have admired him so much.
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