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Peter Szekely
Number of games in database: 158
Years covered: 1971 to 2002
Highest rating achieved in database: 2455
Overall record: +24 -29 =105 (48.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (14) 
    E63 E67 E66 E62 E60
 Reti System (14) 
    A04
 English (12) 
    A13 A15 A14 A12
 Queen's Pawn Game (6) 
    D02 A41
 Slav (6) 
    D14 D10 D13
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (43) 
    B90 B92 B93 B97 B91
 Sicilian Najdorf (35) 
    B90 B92 B93 B97 B91
 King's Indian (18) 
    E94 E92 E61 E64 E90
 Nimzo Indian (5) 
    E48 E52 E23 E38
 English (4) 
    A15 A10
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   Labanc vs P Szekely, 1972 0-1

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PETER SZEKELY
(born Feb-08-1955, died Aug-31-2003, 48 years old) Hungary

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He finished 2nd in the European U20 Championship in 1974, just after John Nunn. Szekely was awarded the IM title in 1976 and the GM title in 1994. He died after a heart attack in 2003.

Wikipedia article: P%C3%A9ter Sz%C3%A9kely


 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 158  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Miles vs P Szekely  1-039 1971 Nice Jr chB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
2. Pinter vs P Szekely  ½-½31 1971 Budapest (Hungary)B97 Sicilian, Najdorf
3. Labanc vs P Szekely 0-19 1972 crB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
4. Nunn vs P Szekely  0-130 1974 Groningen 19/480B97 Sicilian, Najdorf
5. P Szekely vs E Rayner  ½-½16 1974 EU-ch U20 qualD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
6. P Szekely vs Plachetka  1-042 1975 Toth mem 5thA15 English
7. Kholmov vs P Szekely  ½-½60 1975 Toth mem 5thA48 King's Indian
8. Plachetka vs P Szekely  ½-½15 1976 Parcetic mem 7thB23 Sicilian, Closed
9. Jansa vs P Szekely  ½-½15 1976 Budapest TUNE90 King's Indian
10. P Szekely vs Kholmov  0-1104 1976 Budapest TungsramE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
11. Suetin vs P Szekely  ½-½53 1976 Budapest Tungsram ,MB50 Sicilian
12. Vasiukov vs P Szekely  ½-½35 1977 Zala CupE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
13. P Szekely vs P Dely  ½-½12 1977 Zala CupE66 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno
14. P Szekely vs Kholmov  ½-½41 1977 Zala CupA14 English
15. B Ivanovic vs P Szekely  1-042 1977 Zala CupB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
16. Plachetka vs P Szekely  1-057 1977 Goglidze memA47 Queen's Indian
17. P Szekely vs P Dely  ½-½16 1978 HUN-chE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
18. P Szekely vs Yurtaev ½-½41 1979 Ch URSE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
19. Uhlmann vs P Szekely  1-036 1979 DecinA10 English
20. P Szekely vs J Lechtynsky  ½-½22 1979 DecinA04 Reti Opening
21. V Arapovic vs P Szekely  0-135 1980 SarajevoB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
22. Schneider vs P Szekely  ½-½24 1981 WroclawB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
23. P Szekely vs M Bajovic  0-145 1981 PlovdivD14 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
24. Tal vs P Szekely  ½-½21 1982 MoscowB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
25. P Szekely vs Geller  0-144 1982 MoscowE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
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Jul-05-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  lostemperor: <offramp> you should ask Susan Polgar. If I'm correct he was a friend of the Polgar family.
Jul-05-05  vonKrolock: References to a Peter Szekely on-line here after 2003: <SZÉKELY PÉTER: Csillagászati szeminárium 1.; Csillagda; IV. csillagász > Refers to a seminar of Astronomy, part of a program of researches for the years 2004/5 http://titan.physx.u-szeged.hu/opt/...
Jul-06-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: Here is the link: http://www.chessville.com/Editorial... Where Adorjan says, "I don’t doubt that Anand might be the best rapid player in the world, but I’d like to point out two things: 1./ Rapid chess is special. People like Kállai or P.Szekely (who has died at the age of 48) have never played serious part in the traditional time-controlled chess...."

I have a feeling that Szekely is a fairly common Hungarian name... I think it's the name of one of the native Hungarian tribes.

Jul-06-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  lostemperor: I think there is Peter Székely the astronomer and Peter Székely the chessplayer. I've seen the latter a few times in Holland. I think I even played him once without knowing his name. I have spoken him casually. He seemed a gay guy (meaning not sad).
Jul-06-05  vonKrolock: <offramp>, <lostemperor> You are, highly probably, right that we are speaking about two different P. Székely - chessville.com and Adorjan are reliable sources (althought the lacking of some , so to say, formal confirmation). Of course I could not avoid keeping the fingers crossed in the hope that our chess-playing P. Sz. could be the same astronomer P. Sz. - because, secondarily , both activities are not incompatible - see Victor Knorre - and, principally - because giving lectures in Szeged is better than ...
Jul-08-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: On Susan Polgar's page she answered thus:

<Susan Polgar: Yes, Peter Szekely died not long ago. I do not know the circumstances.>

He was a very talented player and he could have been major Grandmaster; but in more recent years he became amenable to short draws.

Sep-20-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  lostemperor: <offramp> a late response, but from your first post I think Peter Szekely died a terrible draw death :(
Sep-28-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: From Bram Stoker's Dracula - it is Dracula himself speaking:

"We Szekelys have a right to be proud, for in our veins flows the blood of many brave races who fought as the lion fights, for lordship. Here, in the whirlpool of European races, the Ugric tribe bore down from Iceland the fighting spirit which Thor and Wodin game them, which their Berserkers displayed to such fell intent on the seaboards of Europe, aye, and of Asia and Africa too, till the peoples thought that the werewolves themselves had come. Here, too, when they came, they found the Huns, whose warlike fury had swept the earth like a living flame, till the dying peoples held that in their veins ran the blood of those old witches, who, expelled from Scythia had mated with the devils in the desert."

Jun-02-06  Runemaster: <offramp> Good quote from Dracula. I've just re-read the book after fifteen years or so and I was struck by that passage myself.

In the novel as a whole, Stoker stresses Dracula's descent from Attila the Hun as a way of suggesting his ferocity and blood-lust and the fear in which he is held by the local people who are Magyars and other groups.

If I can be pedantic for a moment, though, a mistake bothered me when I read this passage: I don't think it's correct for Stoker [Dracula] to say that "the Ugric tribe bore down from Iceland". Ugric people are those speaking non-Indo European languages such as Hungarian; they certainly didn't come from Iceland, which was settled mainly by Norwegians.

<end pedantry>

Jun-27-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: Still no news about how he died.
Jun-27-06  Runemaster: <offramp: Still no news about how he died.>

[BAD TASTE WARNING]: a knight fork through the heart?

Realising too late he was playing in a no-draw tournament?

Sep-04-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: ** Bad taste warning **

** Repeat, bad taste warning **

He was probably satisfied to draw his last breath.

Sep-04-06  Autoreparaturwerkbau: This guy was an original Draw-nik.
Sep-07-06  Runemaster: <Ohio> You sicko!

People like you draw out the worst in me.

Sep-07-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: Me thinkth, this thread is too long drawn out.
Sep-08-06  Runemaster: <WannaBe> OK, let's agree to end the game and share the point after these 5 moves - that's the way Peter would have wanted it.
Jun-18-09  hedgeh0g: <a knight fork through the heart?>

I thought forks had a hard time penetrating a chest of drawers...

Mar-25-11  kudubux: Ahhh! Did this guy teach Leko and Kramnik how to draw?
Mar-25-11  kudubux: But mind you, short draws save a lot of energy. I wonder where he spends it?
Jun-03-11  ppeti84: He died of a heart attack on the 31th of august 2003.
Jul-23-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: When Stoker mentions Iceland is it possible he meant the vague icy lands to the north of Europe?
Jul-30-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: An unusual name-check, from the wikipedia article on Goulash:

< Hungarian goulash variations: Gulyás ŕ la Székely . Reduce the potatoes and add sauerkraut and sour cream ...>

Nov-15-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Annie K.: The Székely are a Hungarian subgroup living in Transylvania, mostly in the Carpathian Basin, having their own traditions - culinary, dress, folklore - that differ considerably from the Hungarian "mainstream". :)

It's also fairly common as a last name.

Nov-16-13  Granny O Doul: <It's also fairly common as a last name.> Sometimes altered to "C.K".
Mar-06-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: It's better to draw out the agony than make a painful breath.
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