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Istvan Bilek
I Bilek 
Number of games in database: 859
Years covered: 1954 to 1997
Last FIDE rating: 2375

Overall record: +231 -163 =465 (54.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian Attack (55) 
    A07 A08
 English (45) 
    A15 A14 A10 A12 A13
 Reti System (45) 
    A04 A06 A05
 Sicilian (39) 
    B31 B25 B52 B51 B90
 King's Indian (34) 
    E62 E70 E69 E92 E63
 Uncommon Opening (30) 
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (113) 
    B27 B56 B33 B32 B75
 King's Indian (57) 
    E73 E60 E91 E62 E80
 Robatsch (39) 
 Queen's Pawn Game (30) 
    A40 A41 A45 D02 E10
 Modern Benoni (20) 
    A57 A56 A76 A70 A58
 English, 1 c4 c5 (16) 
    A35 A36 A37 A30 A31
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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 W Golz, 1960 1-0
   G Makropoulos vs I Bilek, 1977 0-1
   I Bilek vs F Kuijpers, 1966 1-0
   I Bilek vs J Szily, 1954 1-0
   I Bilek vs Geller, 1967 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Budapest Zonal (1960)
   The Hague Zonal (1966)
   Asztalos Memorial (1967)
   Kecskemet Zonal (1964)
   Hoogovens (1966)
   Gotha (1957)
   Nice Olympiad qual-4 (1974)
   Dresden (1956)
   Varna Olympiad qual-4 (1962)
   Havana (1965)
   Maroczy Memorial (1961)
   Venice (1974)
   Stockholm Interzonal (1962)
   Havana Olympiad Final-A (1966)
   Nice Olympiad Final-A (1974)

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

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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 42; games 1-25 of 1,048  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. I Bilek vs R Dworzynski  1-0451954Budapest ttC45 Scotch Game
2. Opocensky vs I Bilek 0-1341954Budapest ttA45 Queen's Pawn Game
3. T Florian vs I Bilek  ½-½611954Budapest ttE60 King's Indian Defense
4. I Bilek vs J Szily 1-0291954HUN-ch 10thB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
5. L Tipary vs I Bilek  ½-½411954HUN-ch 10thA45 Queen's Pawn Game
6. I Bilek vs F Koberl  1-0291954HUN-ch 10thB32 Sicilian
7. G Kluger vs I Bilek  ½-½301954HUN-ch 10thE73 King's Indian
8. I Bilek vs P Dely  ½-½431954HUN-ch 10thC45 Scotch Game
9. I Bilek vs Barcza  0-1311954HUN-ch 10thC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
10. J Cucka vs I Bilek  0-1431955Prague tmE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
11. I Bilek vs L Alster  1-0371955Prague tmB28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
12. I Bilek vs A Tarnowski  ½-½391955Prague tmC45 Scotch Game
13. J Dolezal vs I Bilek  0-1331955Prague tmE97 King's Indian
14. I Bilek vs M Ujtelky  ½-½151955Prague tmB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
15. A Tarnowski vs I Bilek  0-1341955Prague tmB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
16. Bronstein vs I Bilek  ½-½631955HUN-URSB56 Sicilian
17. I Bilek vs Keres ½-½411955HUN-URSA09 Reti Opening
18. I Bilek vs Bronstein 0-1241955HUN-URSB16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
19. A Paidousis vs I Bilek 0-1251955Zagreb-BA48 King's Indian
20. I Bilek vs G Rinder  1-0281955Zagreb-BB02 Alekhine's Defense
21. I Bilek vs D Dimc  1-0431955Zagreb-BB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
22. D Franolic vs I Bilek  0-1401955Zagreb-BA16 English
23. Portisch vs I Bilek  0-1511955HUN-ch 11thB40 Sicilian
24. P Dely vs I Bilek  ½-½481955HUN-ch 11thC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
25. K Honfi vs I Bilek ½-½561955HUN-ch 11thB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
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Kibitzer's Corner
Oct-05-04  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.
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

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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