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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.

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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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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. P Szekely vs E Rayner  ½-½16 1974 EU-ch U20 qualD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
5. Nunn vs P Szekely  0-130 1974 Groningen 19/480B97 Sicilian, Najdorf
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. Suetin vs P Szekely  ½-½53 1976 Budapest Tungsram ,MB50 Sicilian
9. Plachetka vs P Szekely  ½-½15 1976 Parcetic mem 7thB23 Sicilian, Closed
10. P Szekely vs Kholmov  0-1104 1976 Budapest TungsramE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
11. Jansa vs P Szekely  ½-½15 1976 Budapest TUNE90 King's Indian
12. B Ivanovic vs P Szekely  1-042 1977 Zala CupB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
13. Plachetka vs P Szekely  1-057 1977 Goglidze memA47 Queen's Indian
14. Vasiukov vs P Szekely  ½-½35 1977 Zala CupE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
15. P Szekely vs P Dely  ½-½12 1977 Zala CupE66 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno
16. P Szekely vs Kholmov  ½-½41 1977 Zala CupA14 English
17. P Szekely vs P Dely  ½-½16 1978 HUN-chE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
18. Uhlmann vs P Szekely  1-036 1979 DecinA10 English
19. P Szekely vs Yurtaev ½-½41 1979 Ch URSE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
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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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.
Jan-30-15  minehumer: Does anyone have the games of the Capablanca Memorial tournament in 2003 where he drew all of his 13 games?If so please post it.Thanks in advance.
Jan-31-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: <minehumer: Does anyone have the games of the Capablanca Memorial tournament in 2003 where he drew all of his 13 games?If so please post it.Thanks in advance.>

I believe chessgames discourages posting of games in the Kibbitzing section; preference is given to using the pgn upload utility. However, these games would probably just clutter up the database with additional chaff. For what they are worth, here they are.

[Event "Capablanca Memorial Premier I 38th"]
[Site "Havana"]
[Date "2003.05.06"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Szekely, Peter"]
[Black "Perez Rodriguez, Luis Manuel"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "A07"]
[WhiteElo "2417"]
[BlackElo "2391"]
[PlyCount "11"]
[EventDate "2003.05.06"]
[EventType "tourn"]
[EventRounds "13"]
[EventCountry "CUB"]
[EventCategory "8"]
[Source "ChessBase"]
[SourceDate "2003.07.09"]

1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 Nf6 3. Bg2 Bg4 4. O-O Nbd7 5. d3 e5 6. h3 1/2-1/2

[Event "Capablanca Memorial Premier I 38th"]
[Site "Havana"]
[Date "2003.05.07"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Mateo, Ramon"]
[Black "Szekely, Peter"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "B97"]
[WhiteElo "2444"]
[BlackElo "2417"]
[PlyCount "24"]
[EventDate "2003.05.06"]
[EventType "tourn"]
[EventRounds "13"]
[EventCountry "CUB"]
[EventCategory "8"]
[Source "ChessBase"]
[SourceDate "2003.07.09"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bg5 e6 7. f4 Qb6 8. Qd2 Qxb2 9. Nb3 Qa3 10. Bxf6 gxf6 11. Be2 h5 12. O-O Nd7 1/2-1/2

[Event "Capablanca Memorial Premier I 38th"]
[Site "Havana"]
[Date "2003.05.08"]
[Round "3"]
[White "Szekely, Peter"]
[Black "Otero Acosta, Diasmany"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "D14"]
[WhiteElo "2417"]
[BlackElo "2394"]
[PlyCount "17"]
[EventDate "2003.05.06"]
[EventType "tourn"]
[EventRounds "13"]
[EventCountry "CUB"]
[EventCategory "8"]
[Source "ChessBase"]
[SourceDate "2003.07.09"]

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 c6 3. d4 d5 4. cxd5 cxd5 5. Nc3 Nc6 6. Bf4 Bf5 7. e3 e6 8. Qb3 Bb4 9. Bb5 1/2-1/2
...

Jan-31-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: ...
[Event "Capablanca Memorial Premier I 38th"]
[Site "Havana"]
[Date "2003.05.09"]
[Round "4"]
[White "Perez Garcia, Rodney Oscar"]
[Black "Szekely, Peter"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "B90"]
[WhiteElo "2403"]
[BlackElo "2417"]
[PlyCount "22"]
[EventDate "2003.05.06"]
[EventType "tourn"]
[EventRounds "13"]
[EventCountry "CUB"]
[EventCategory "8"]
[Source "ChessBase"]
[SourceDate "2003.07.09"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be3 Ng4 7. Bc1 Nf6 8. Be3 Ng4 9. Bg5 h6 10. Bh4 g5 11. Bg3 Bg7 1/2-1/2

[Event "Capablanca Memorial Premier I 38th"]
[Site "Havana"]
[Date "2003.05.10"]
[Round "5"]
[White "Szekely, Peter"]
[Black "Ramirez Alvarez, Alejandro"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "B10"]
[WhiteElo "2417"]
[BlackElo "2421"]
[PlyCount "23"]
[EventDate "2003.05.06"]
[EventType "tourn"]
[EventRounds "13"]
[EventCountry "CUB"]
[EventCategory "8"]
[Source "ChessBase"]
[SourceDate "2003.07.09"]

1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 Nf6 3. Bg2 c6 4. O-O g6 5. d3 Bg7 6. Nbd2 O-O 7. e4 Nbd7 8. Re1 e5 9. exd5 Nxd5 10. c3 Qc7 11. Qc2 b6 12. Nc4 1/2-1/2

[Event "Capablanca Memorial Premier I 38th"]
[Site "Havana"]
[Date "2003.05.11"]
[Round "6"]
[White "Fernando, Diogo"]
[Black "Szekely, Peter"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "E61"]
[WhiteElo "2438"]
[BlackElo "2417"]
[PlyCount "15"]
[EventDate "2003.05.06"]
[EventType "tourn"]
[EventRounds "13"]
[EventCountry "CUB"]
[EventCategory "8"]
[Source "ChessBase"]
[SourceDate "2003.07.09"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. Nf3 O-O 5. Bg5 d6 6. e3 h6 7. Bh4 c5 8. Be2 1/2-1/2

[Event "Capablanca Memorial Premier I 38th"]
[Site "Havana"]
[Date "2003.05.12"]
[Round "7"]
[White "Szekely, Peter"]
[Black "Rodriguez Guerrero, Enrique"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "A33"]
[WhiteElo "2417"]
[BlackElo "2502"]
[PlyCount "19"]
[EventDate "2003.05.06"]
[EventType "tourn"]
[EventRounds "13"]
[EventCountry "CUB"]
[EventCategory "8"]
[Source "ChessBase"]
[SourceDate "2003.07.09"]

1. Nf3 c5 2. c4 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e6 6. Bf4 d5 7. a3 Be7 8. e3 O-O 9. Be2 Nxd4 10. Qxd4 1/2-1/2

[Event "Capablanca Memorial Premier I 38th"]
[Site "Havana"]
[Date "2003.05.13"]
[Round "8"]
[White "Herrera, Irisberto"]
[Black "Szekely, Peter"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "B97"]
[WhiteElo "2436"]
[BlackElo "2417"]
[PlyCount "24"]
[EventDate "2003.05.06"]
[EventType "tourn"]
[EventRounds "13"]
[EventCountry "CUB"]
[EventCategory "8"]
[Source "ChessBase"]
[SourceDate "2003.07.09"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bg5 e6 7. f4 Qb6 8. Qd2 Qxb2 9. Rb1 Qa3 10. f5 Nc6 11. fxe6 fxe6 12. Nxc6 bxc6 1/2-1/2 ...

Jan-31-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: ...
[Event "Capablanca Memorial Premier I 38th"]
[Site "Havana"]
[Date "2003.05.14"]
[Round "9"]
[White "Szekely, Peter"]
[Black "Delgado Ramirez, Neuris"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "E05"]
[WhiteElo "2417"]
[BlackElo "2508"]
[PlyCount "25"]
[EventDate "2003.05.06"]
[EventType "tourn"]
[EventRounds "13"]
[EventCountry "CUB"]
[EventCategory "8"]
[Source "ChessBase"]
[SourceDate "2003.07.09"]

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 d5 4. Bg2 Be7 5. d4 O-O 6. Qc2 a6 7. O-O dxc4 8. Qxc4 b5 9. Qc2 Bb7 10. Bg5 Nbd7 11. Bxf6 gxf6 12. Ng5 fxg5 13. Bxb7 1/2-1/2

[Event "Capablanca Memorial Premier I 38th"]
[Site "Havana"]
[Date "2003.05.15"]
[Round "10"]
[White "Szekely, Peter"]
[Black "Herraiz Hidalgo, Herminio"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "A39"]
[WhiteElo "2417"]
[BlackElo "2491"]
[PlyCount "20"]
[EventDate "2003.05.06"]
[EventType "tourn"]
[EventRounds "13"]
[EventCountry "CUB"]
[EventCategory "8"]
[Source "ChessBase"]
[SourceDate "2003.07.09"]

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. g3 Bg7 4. Bg2 O-O 5. O-O c5 6. d4 cxd4 7. Nxd4 Nc6 8. Nc3 Nxd4 9. Qxd4 d6 10. Qd3 a6 1/2-1/2

[Event "Capablanca Memorial Premier I 38th"]
[Site "Havana"]
[Date "2003.05.16"]
[Round "11"]
[White "Gomez Fontal, Felix Manuel"]
[Black "Szekely, Peter"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "A48"]
[WhiteElo "2401"]
[BlackElo "2417"]
[PlyCount "21"]
[EventDate "2003.05.06"]
[EventType "tourn"]
[EventRounds "13"]
[EventCountry "CUB"]
[EventCategory "8"]
[Source "ChessBase"]
[SourceDate "2003.07.09"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. Bg5 Bg7 4. Nbd2 O-O 5. e4 d6 6. Be2 c5 7. dxc5 dxc5 8. c3 Nc6 9. O-O h6 10. Bh4 Be6 11. Qc2 1/2-1/2

[Event "Capablanca Memorial Premier I 38th"]
[Site "Havana"]
[Date "2003.05.17"]
[Round "12"]
[White "Szekely, Peter"]
[Black "Vilela de Acuna, Jose Luis"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "A07"]
[WhiteElo "2417"]
[BlackElo "2390"]
[PlyCount "22"]
[EventDate "2003.05.06"]
[EventType "tourn"]
[EventRounds "13"]
[EventCountry "CUB"]
[EventCategory "8"]
[Source "ChessBase"]
[SourceDate "2003.07.09"]

1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 c6 3. Bg2 Nf6 4. O-O Bg4 5. d3 Nbd7 6. Nbd2 e6 7. e4 Be7 8. b3 O-O 9. Bb2 a5 10. a3 b5 11. h3 Bxf3 1/2-1/2

[Event "Capablanca Memorial Premier I 38th"]
[Site "Havana"]
[Date "2003.05.18"]
[Round "13"]
[White "Almeida Quintana, Omar"]
[Black "Szekely, Peter"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "E90"]
[WhiteElo "2437"]
[BlackElo "2417"]
[PlyCount "17"]
[EventDate "2003.05.06"]
[EventType "tourn"]
[EventRounds "13"]
[EventCountry "CUB"]
[EventCategory "8"]
[Source "ChessBase"]
[SourceDate "2003.07.09"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. Nf3 O-O 6. h3 e5 7. dxe5 dxe5 8. Qxd8 Rxd8 9. Bg5 1/2-1/2

...And that was that.

Feb-01-15  minehumer: Where did you get those games?In tournament book or something alike?
Feb-01-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: <minehumer: Where did you get those games?In tournament book or something alike?>

...
From Chessbase's <Mega database 2013>. A collection of 23 quadrillion chess games played since 337BC. It is 98 yottabytes large so you need a big computer.

Feb-01-15  zanzibar: The PGN tag <Source "Chessbase"> is also a clue.
Feb-01-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: <zanzibar: The PGN tag <Source "Chessbase"> is also a clue.>

The pgn headers are massively longer than the games.

Feb-01-15  zanzibar: <offramp> They do that because there's so few moves the game would float away otherwise.

Everybody knows PGN headers are ballast:

<‘The PGN headers are ballast, sweetheart. Sheer ballast. If he didn’t have a PGN headers to hold on to, his feet would leave the ground. We’d never see our Zooey again.’>

(Apologies to J.D.)

https://books.google.com/books?id=h...

Szekely must be a pretty dang good artist, he's drawing all the time.

Baboom.

Feb-10-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: Yet another reference...

In the Times of London there is a very hard crossword every Saturday called The Listener Crossword. I normally have a go at it.

On Saturday, 31st January 2015, the Listener Crossword was number 4331, titled 'Conduit' by Loda.

Clue 22 was as follows:

<Unknown number taken in by devious sleek user of Hungarian idiots? (6)>

The preamble would lead one to alter the word idiots to idioms.

Directly below clue number 22 is the name Raymond Keene! A coincidence!

Apr-23-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: I wonder if anyone has beaten Peter's record?
Apr-23-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: Not that those of us who write for Wikipedia know of:

<Fewest moves played in a tournament>

In the Premier I group at the 2003 Capablanca Memorial tournament, Péter Székely took just 130 moves (an average of 10 moves per game) to draw all 13 of his games. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_...

Apr-23-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: I didn't realize that he had died later that same year. Maybe he was already in ill health at the time of the tournament where he drew all his games. But I don't think that this is what Capablanca meant when he spoke of "the draw death."
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