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Istvan Bilek
I Bilek 
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.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian Attack (68) 
    A07 A08
 English (58) 
    A15 A14 A10 A12 A13
 Reti System (52) 
    A04 A06 A05
 Sicilian (47) 
    B25 B31 B52 B45 B51
 Uncommon Opening (44) 
 King's Indian (34) 
    E62 E70 E92 E67 E63
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (129) 
    B27 B56 B32 B33 B35
 King's Indian (68) 
    E73 E91 E60 E62 E92
 Robatsch (50) 
 Queen's Pawn Game (35) 
    A40 A41 A45 D04 A46
 English, 1 c4 c5 (24) 
    A37 A36 A30 A35 A31
 Modern Benoni (23) 
    A57 A56 A70 A76 A58
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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)
   Hoogovens (1966)
   Hungarian Championship 1968/69 (1968)
   Kecskemet Zonal (1964)
   Budapest Zonal (1960)
   Hungarian Championship (1971)
   Gotha (1957)
   Dresden (1956)
   Havana (1965)
   Stockholm Interzonal (1962)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Dresden 1956 by Phony Benoni
   1966 Beverwijk Hoogovens by jww

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(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

Last updated: 2019-01-18 06:21:18

 page 1 of 53; games 1-25 of 1,314  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. I Bilek vs R Dworzynski  1-0451954Budapest ttC45 Scotch Game
2. T Florian vs I Bilek  ½-½611954Budapest ttE60 King's Indian Defense
3. K Opocensky vs I Bilek 0-1341954Budapest ttA45 Queen's Pawn Game
4. J Hajtun vs I Bilek  ½-½221954Hungarian ChampionshipE87 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox
5. I Bilek vs J Szily 1-0291954Hungarian ChampionshipB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
6. L Tipary vs I Bilek  ½-½411954Hungarian ChampionshipA45 Queen's Pawn Game
7. I Bilek vs F Koberl  1-0291954Hungarian ChampionshipB32 Sicilian
8. Benko vs I Bilek  0-1371954Hungarian ChampionshipE60 King's Indian Defense
9. I Bilek vs L Navarovszky  1-0311954Hungarian ChampionshipB02 Alekhine's Defense
10. G Kluger vs I Bilek  ½-½301954Hungarian ChampionshipE73 King's Indian
11. M Bely vs I Bilek  ½-½171954Hungarian ChampionshipB40 Sicilian
12. I Bilek vs Szabo  ½-½321954Hungarian ChampionshipC45 Scotch Game
13. E Gereben vs I Bilek  1-0531954Hungarian ChampionshipD84 Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit Accepted
14. I Bilek vs A Ozsvath  1-0511954Hungarian ChampionshipC15 French, Winawer
15. B Sandor vs I Bilek  ½-½251954Hungarian ChampionshipA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
16. I Bilek vs P Dely  ½-½431954Hungarian ChampionshipC45 Scotch Game
17. Forintos vs I Bilek  0-1411954Hungarian ChampionshipE15 Queen's Indian
18. I Bilek vs Barcza  0-1311954Hungarian ChampionshipC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
19. J Pogats vs I Bilek  ½-½271954Hungarian ChampionshipB27 Sicilian
20. I Bilek vs L Binet Tapaszto  1-0281954Hungarian ChampionshipE64 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav System
21. J Cucka vs I Bilek  0-1431955Prague tmE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
22. I Bilek vs L Alster  1-0371955Prague tmB28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
23. I Bilek vs A Tarnowski  ½-½391955Prague tmC45 Scotch Game
24. J Dolezal vs I Bilek  0-1331955Prague tmE97 King's Indian
25. I Bilek vs M Ujtelky  ½-½151955Prague tmB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
 page 1 of 53; games 1-25 of 1,314  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  offramp: He made a lot of short draws.
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  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.
Premium Chessgames Member
  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

BILEK, Istvan

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  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?
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  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?
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  OhioChessFan: An uninspiring record:

147 draws fewer than 20 moves.
12 draws fewer than 10 moves.

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