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Miroslav Filip
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.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
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 A26 A25 A28
 Queen's Indian (34) 
    E14 E19 E17 E12 E15
 Nimzo Indian (32) 
    E21 E53 E43 E52 E40
 English, 1 c4 c5 (27) 
    A30 A35 A32 A36 A39
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (83) 
    C76 C98 C67 C78 C90
 Sicilian (70) 
    B43 B42 B41 B47 B48
 Grunfeld (61) 
    D91 D86 D94 D80 D79
 Caro-Kann (54) 
    B17 B10 B13 B11 B14
 Nimzo Indian (44) 
    E52 E54 E41 E53 E46
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (32) 
    C98 C90 C94 C93 C95
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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 K Urbanec, 1954 1-0
   Keres vs Filip, 1956 0-1
   Filip vs A Fuderer, 1955 1-0
   V Brat vs Filip, 1953 0-1
   Pilnik vs Filip, 1956 1/2-1/2
   Filip vs Szabo, 1956 1-0

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

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

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MIROSLAV FILIP
(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 YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. K Dimitrov vs Filip  ½-½401949BUL-CSRA02 Bird's Opening
2. K Kopetzky vs Filip  ½-½521949AUT-CSRB70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
3. Filip vs K Kopetzky  1-0431949AUT-CSRA22 English
4. Filip vs K Dimitrov  1-0431949BUL-CSRA95 Dutch, Stonewall
5. G Piovesana vs Filip  0-1261949Venice-PragueD80 Grunfeld
6. P Bobekov vs Filip  ½-½411950CSR-BULD72 Neo-Grunfeld, 5.cd, Main line
7. Filip vs A Maltsev  1-0391950CSR-BULA25 English
8. Filip vs E Karastoichev  1-0581950CSR-BULD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
9. Filip vs P Bobekov  ½-½261950CSR-BULE19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3
10. Filip vs N Hruskova-Belska 1-0101951PraagC62 Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense
11. Filip vs Najdorf  ½-½221952HelsinkiB54 Sicilian
12. Pachman vs Filip  1-0411952PragueC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
13. Filip vs Szabo  0-1491952HelsinkiE66 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno
14. Najdorf vs Filip 1-0261952HelsinkiD71 Neo-Grunfeld
15. Filip vs F Olafsson 1-0441952Helsinki ol (Men)D51 Queen's Gambit Declined
16. E E Book vs Filip  0-1361952Helsinki ol (Men)D71 Neo-Grunfeld
17. Filip vs Teschner 1-0361952Helsinki ol (Men)D10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
18. Filip vs J Enevoldsen  1-0351952Helsinki ol (Men)A08 King's Indian Attack
19. G Lorson vs Filip 0-1381952Helsinki ol (Men)A15 English
20. Filip vs Gligoric  0-1411952Helsinki ol (Men)C86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
21. Stahlberg vs Filip 1-0311952Helsinki ol (Men)D38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
22. Filip vs Golombek  ½-½231952Helsinki ol (Men)E14 Queen's Indian
23. Teschner vs Filip  ½-½221952Helsinki ol (Men)C90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
24. Filip vs F Planas Garcia  1-0671952Helsinki ol (Men)C00 French Defense
25. Keres vs Filip  ½-½151952Helsinki ol finalB20 Sicilian
 page 1 of 42; games 1-25 of 1,049  PGN Download
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May-05-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  plang: Good to see he is getting some recognition here - he had a fine chess career.
May-05-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
http://www.bidmonfa.com/filip_miros...
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May-06-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Rest in peace GM Filip.
Photo: http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/...
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: http://www.wtharvey.com/fili.html 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.
May-07-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Oct-27-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  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: http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail...

P.S. 6 ft 9 = http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_...

;0)

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!
Oct-27-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  brankat: R.I.P. Mr.Filip.
Oct-27-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  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...
Oct-27-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  twinlark:

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 /?
Oct-28-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  brankat: <vinidivici> A supporter of Communist Ideology does deserve to be the P. of the D. 2 days in a row.
Oct-28-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.

Oct-30-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  brankat: Good point!
Dec-31-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  zydeco: Any books/game collections of Filip's?
Oct-27-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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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