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Number of games in database: 1,073
Years covered: 1954 to 1997
Last FIDE rating: 2375
Overall record: +277 -175 =621 (54.8%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.
NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
I Bilek vs Gheorghiu, 1968 1-0
I Bilek vs Schussler, 1978 1/2-1/2
I Bilek vs A Ornstein, 1976 1-0
I Bilek vs E Paoli, 1958 1-0
A Planinc vs I Bilek, 1971 0-1
I Bilek vs Geller, 1967 1/2-1/2
G Makropoulos vs I Bilek, 1977 0-1
I Bilek vs W Golz, 1960 1-0
I Bilek vs F Kuijpers, 1966 1-0
I Bilek vs J Szily, 1954 1-0
NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
Hungarian Championship (1970)
The Hague Zonal (1966)
Asztalos Memorial (1967)
Reggio Emilia 1964/65 (1964)
Maroczy Memorial (1970)
Asztalos Memorial (1963)
Hungarian Championship 1968/69 (1968)
Kecskemet Zonal (1964)
Budapest Zonal (1960)
Hungarian Championship (1971)
Stockholm Interzonal (1962)
GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
Dresden 1956 by Phony Benoni
1966 Beverwijk Hoogovens by jww
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Last updated: 2019-01-18 06:21:18
(born Aug-11-1932, died Mar-20-2010, 77 years old) Hungary
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István Bilek was born in Budapest. Awarded the IM title in 1958 and the GM title in 1962, he was Hungarian Champion in 1963, 1965 and 1970.
He played in two Interzonals, 1962 and 1964, and was on nine Olympiad teams from 1958 to 1974. His best tournament results are equal firsts at Balatonfüred 1960, Salgótarján 1967 and Debrecen 1970.
Wikipedia article: István Bilek
| page 1 of 53; games 1-25 of 1,314
|1. I Bilek vs R Dworzynski
|| ||1-0||45||1954||Budapest tt||C45 Scotch Game|
|2. T Florian vs I Bilek
|| ||½-½||61||1954||Budapest tt||E60 King's Indian Defense|
|3. K Opocensky vs I Bilek
||0-1||34||1954||Budapest tt||A45 Queen's Pawn Game|
|4. J Hajtun vs I Bilek
|| ||½-½||22||1954||Hungarian Championship||E87 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox|
|5. I Bilek vs J Szily
||1-0||29||1954||Hungarian Championship||B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation|
|6. L Tipary vs I Bilek
|| ||½-½||41||1954||Hungarian Championship||A45 Queen's Pawn Game|
|7. I Bilek vs F Koberl
|| ||1-0||29||1954||Hungarian Championship||B32 Sicilian|
|8. Benko vs I Bilek
|| ||0-1||37||1954||Hungarian Championship||E60 King's Indian Defense|
|9. I Bilek vs L Navarovszky
|| ||1-0||31||1954||Hungarian Championship||B02 Alekhine's Defense|
|10. G Kluger vs I Bilek
|| ||½-½||30||1954||Hungarian Championship||E73 King's Indian|
|11. M Bely vs I Bilek
|| ||½-½||17||1954||Hungarian Championship||B40 Sicilian|
|12. I Bilek vs Szabo
|| ||½-½||32||1954||Hungarian Championship||C45 Scotch Game|
|13. E Gereben vs I Bilek
|| ||1-0||53||1954||Hungarian Championship||D84 Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit Accepted|
|14. I Bilek vs A Ozsvath
|| ||1-0||51||1954||Hungarian Championship||C15 French, Winawer|
|15. B Sandor vs I Bilek
|| ||½-½||25||1954||Hungarian Championship||A49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4|
|16. I Bilek vs P Dely
|| ||½-½||43||1954||Hungarian Championship||C45 Scotch Game|
|17. Forintos vs I Bilek
|| ||0-1||41||1954||Hungarian Championship||E15 Queen's Indian|
|18. I Bilek vs Barcza
|| ||0-1||31||1954||Hungarian Championship||C63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense|
|19. J Pogats vs I Bilek
|| ||½-½||27||1954||Hungarian Championship||B27 Sicilian|
|20. I Bilek vs L Binet Tapaszto
|| ||1-0||28||1954||Hungarian Championship||E64 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav System|
|21. J Cucka vs I Bilek
|| ||0-1||43||1955||Prague tm||E62 King's Indian, Fianchetto|
|22. I Bilek vs L Alster
|| ||1-0||37||1955||Prague tm||B28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation|
|23. I Bilek vs A Tarnowski
|| ||½-½||39||1955||Prague tm||C45 Scotch Game|
|24. J Dolezal vs I Bilek
|| ||0-1||33||1955||Prague tm||E97 King's Indian|
|25. I Bilek vs M Ujtelky
|| ||½-½||15||1955||Prague tm||B51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack|
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|Oct-05-04|| ||offramp: He made a lot of short draws. |
|Dec-22-04|| ||Benzol: Istvan Bilek
Born 11th August 1932 in Budapest
An IM in 1958 he got the GM title in 1962. He was Hungarian champion in 1963, 1965 and 1970.
|Mar-23-05|| ||offramp: Like Peter Szekely he doesn't seem to be someone who enjoys chess very much. |
|Apr-21-06|| ||IdleFellow: Based on some of his articles that I've read, he does enjoy chess very much. His love of the game is quite contagious, in fact. There must be another rationale behind his draws.|
|Aug-10-06|| ||BIDMONFA: Istvan Bilek
|Aug-11-06|| ||Phony Benoni: His drawing tendencies may be due to the fact that his most famous (or infamous) game was a draw: Matulovic vs I Bilek, 1967|
|Aug-11-06|| ||sixfeetunder: Perhaps he paints too?|
|Sep-07-08|| ||GrahamClayton: <offramp>He made a lot of short draws. |
Bilek is infamous for his performance during the 1979 Slupsk tournament, where he drew all ten of his games in a combined total of 125 moves, taking only 1 hour 40 minutes in total playing time.
Source: David Hooper and Kenneth Whyld "Oxford Companion to Chess", 2nd edition, OUP, 1992.
|Apr-26-09|| ||laskereshevsky: Yes, by his record dont looks exactly like a lioneheart but, at least once in his chess-life, he was the hammer...|
During the final A first round, in the 20th chess olympiad in Skopje 1972, while his fellows country mans
Portisch, Forintos and Ribli
were drawing vs.
Petrosian Smyslov and Tal,
The little peacefull Bilek gived to Hungary a storical victory on the USSR by very patiently strangling the always impetuous Korchnoi....
I Bilek vs Korchnoi, 1972
OK, This game isnt very tactically charming, strategically enteresting maybe. But for shore is an incredible storical important one...
His ever best agonistic achievment?!....
|Mar-22-10|| ||Eastfrisian: R.I.P.|
|Mar-22-10|| ||Ratul: RIP GM Bilek|
|Aug-11-10|| ||wordfunph: rest in peace Maestro Istvan..|
|Aug-11-10|| ||Petrosianic: As opposed to what, exactly?|
|Sep-07-16|| ||OhioChessFan: An uninspiring record:
147 draws fewer than 20 moves.
12 draws fewer than 10 moves.
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