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Levente Lengyel
Number of games in database: 455
Years covered: 1952 to 1997
Last FIDE rating: 2293
Highest rating achieved in database: 2490

Overall record: +101 -97 =257 (50.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (45) 
    E69 E60 E92 E62 E63
 Reti System (22) 
    A04 A06 A05
 English (21) 
    A15 A14 A17 A16 A13
 Grunfeld (19) 
    D78 D79 D71 D91 D76
 English, 1 c4 c5 (14) 
    A30 A36 A39 A37 A34
 Queen's Indian (12) 
    E17 E19 E15 E12 E16
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (53) 
    C96 C95 C92 C94 C91
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (43) 
    C96 C95 C92 C94 C91
 Sicilian (24) 
    B43 B31 B48 B42 B46
 Nimzo Indian (22) 
    E41 E46 E45 E53 E25
 Queen's Indian (17) 
    E14 E17 E19 E15 E16
 English (15) 
    A14 A17 A19 A18 A15
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Portisch vs L Lengyel, 1964 1/2-1/2
   Bronstein vs L Lengyel, 1964 1/2-1/2
   K Darga vs L Lengyel, 1964 0-1
   L Lengyel vs F Olafsson, 1971 1/2-1/2
   L Lengyel vs Kotov, 1968 1-0
   L Lengyel vs Korchnoi, 1971 1/2-1/2
   L Lengyel vs E Orendy, 1959 1-0
   L Lengyel vs A Dunkelblum, 1964 1-0
   H Pfleger vs L Lengyel, 1965 1/2-1/2
   L Lengyel vs I Nei, 1964 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Hastings 1963/64 (1963)
   Amsterdam Interzonal (1964)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   1964 Beverwijk Hoogovens by jww
   Hastings 1963/64 by suenteus po 147

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(born Jun-13-1933, died Aug-18-2014, 81 years old) Hungary

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Levente Lengyel was awarded the IM title in 1962 and the GM title in 1964. In 1962 he was 1st= with Lajos Portisch in the Hungarian Championship but lost the subsequent play-off match. In tournaments he was 1st at Solingen 1968 and 1st at Reggio Emilia 1972-73.

Wikipedia article: Levente Lengyel

Last updated: 2019-11-20 04:49:51

 page 1 of 19; games 1-25 of 455  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. L Lengyel vs F Koberl  ½-½151952HUN-ch 08thD13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
2. L Lengyel vs B Sandor  1-0451952HUN-ch 08thD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
3. L Lengyel vs E Gereben  1-0401952HUN-ch 08thA15 English
4. L Lengyel vs Szabo  1-0561952HUN-ch 08thE72 King's Indian
5. G Kluger vs L Lengyel  1-0211952HUN-ch 08thD41 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
6. L Lengyel vs G Szilagyi  1-0531952HUN-ch 08thA94 Dutch, Stonewall with Ba3
7. A Vajda vs L Lengyel  1-0391952HUN-ch 08thB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
8. Dezso Szabo vs L Lengyel 0-1431952HUN-ch 08thE10 Queen's Pawn Game
9. L Lengyel vs T Petri  1-0331955Voros LobogoE64 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav System
10. L Lengyel vs Portisch  ½-½411956Alekhine MemorialE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
11. P Dely vs L Lengyel  ½-½561956Alekhine MemorialB63 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
12. G Kluger vs L Lengyel  0-1411956Alekhine MemorialD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
13. L Lengyel vs K Honfi  ½-½561956Alekhine MemorialA15 English
14. L Lengyel vs F Koberl  0-1211957HUN-ch 12thA30 English, Symmetrical
15. L Lengyel vs G Kluger  ½-½191957HUN-ch 12thA30 English, Symmetrical
16. L Lengyel vs K Honfi  ½-½471957HUN-ch 12thD71 Neo-Grunfeld
17. Portisch vs L Lengyel  ½-½471957HUN-ch 12thE00 Queen's Pawn Game
18. L Lengyel vs Portisch 0-1451958HUN-ch 14thA13 English
19. L Lengyel vs G Kluger  ½-½171958HUN-ch 13thA05 Reti Opening
20. L Lengyel vs L Hevizi  1-0351959HUN-ch 15thA22 English
21. G Kluger vs L Lengyel  ½-½191959HUN-ch 15thE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
22. F Koberl vs L Lengyel  ½-½231959HUN-ch 15thA22 English
23. L Lengyel vs E Orendy  1-0411959HUN-ch 15thE92 King's Indian
24. L Lengyel vs Lilienthal 1-0431960Asztalos Memorial 3rdA54 Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3
25. Sliwa vs L Lengyel  ½-½541960Asztalos Memorial 3rdE45 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-13-06  BIDMONFA: Levente Lengyel

LENGYEL, Levente

Jun-13-09  DarthStapler: Happy Birthday, GM Lengyel!
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: The GM with too many E's on his name, in fact 5 E's and no other vowels...GM Levente Lengyel...Happy Birthday!
Jun-13-09  TheChessGuy: Boldog szuletesnapot, Lengyel Levente!
Jun-13-09  WhiteRook48: happy birthday
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  wordfunph: lucky GM Lengyel..

Darga-Lengyel Amsterdam 1964: Darga extended his hand in the customary gesture of resignation. A moment later, he struck his forehead and exclaimed: "My God, I have a winning position!"

K Darga vs L Lengyel, 1964

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  wordfunph: "Lengyel was the grandmasters' whipping boy. Draw a few, lose a few, but never a win; he couldn't quite get it together."

- GM William Lombardy

Jun-13-12  LoveThatJoker: Happy 79th Birthday, GM Lengyel!


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  Infohunter: Happy Birthday to a Hungarian GM of Polish descent (the noun "lengyel" means "Polish" in Hungarian).
Aug-21-14  Eastfrisian: According to Wikipedia: he died on 18. August 2014 R.I.P. Grandmaster Lengyel.
Premium Chessgames Member
  Stonehenge: RIP GM Lengyel.
Nov-19-19  Albertan: "His final published rating from the international chess federation FIDE was 2293, although he had not been active for a number of years. At his peak, he was regarded as a strong grandmaster, competing for his nation at the top level and winning medals."

"Lengyel played for Hungary in six Olympiads between 1960 and 1970. His most notable results were:

15th Chess Olympiad 1962 Varna - Lengyel scored 8/12 receiving an individual bronze medal, and Hungary finished 5th of 37 teams.

17th Chess Olympiad 1966 Havana - Lengyel scored 4/10 and Hungary finished 3rd of 52 teams, receiving bronze medals

19th Chess Olympiad 1970 Siegen - Lengyel scored 5/12 and Hungary finished 2nd of 60 teams, receiving silver medals

His overall Olympiad record was 41 points from 70 games.[2]

Lengyel also played in the European Team Chess Championship three times between 1961 and 1970. His results were as follows:

2nd European Team Championship 1961 Oberhausen - Lengyel scored 5/10 and Hungary finished 3rd receiving bronze medals.

3rd European Team Championship 1965 Hamburg - Lengyel scored 5/10 receiving an individual bronze medal. Hungary also finished 3rd for team bronze.

4th European Team Championship 1970 Kapfenberg - Lengyel scored 3/7. Hungary finished 2nd receiving silver medals."


Premium Chessgames Member
  pazzed paun: He played so poorly so often it was rumored that he bought the GM title and was a communist party hack

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