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Maximilian Ujtelky
M Ujtelky 
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Number of games in database: 599
Years covered: 1948 to 1979
Overall record: +172 -190 =237 (48.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Apr-20-1915, died Dec-12-1979, 64 years old)

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Maximilián Samuel Rudolf Ujtelky was a Slovak chess master and theoretician. Dr. Ujtelky was a direct descendant of famous Hungarian composer Franz Liszt, and his original last name was Ujteleky. He was given the International Master title in 1961.

He tied with Jiri Fichtl in the Czechoslovak Chess Championship at Ostrava 1960, but lost a tiebreak match.

He thrice represented Czechoslovakia in Chess Olympiads; at Amsterdam 1954, Leipzig 1960, and Havana 1966, twice in European Men’s Team Chess Championships; at Vienna 1957 (team won bronze medal) and Oberhausen 1961 (won individual bronze medal), and several times in friendly matches.

His name is attached to the Ujtelky System (b6, Bb7, g6, Bg7, d6, e6, Nd7, Ne7) -- see Opening Explorer -- an opening similar to the Hippopotamus Defence. He was dubbed the "Hero of the Hippo".

source: Wikipedia article: Maximilian Ujtelky

 page 1 of 24; games 1-25 of 599  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J Louma vs M Ujtelky  0-1281948Czechoslovak ChampionshipB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
2. E Richter vs M Ujtelky  1-0351948Czechoslovak ChampionshipA13 English
3. V Olexa vs M Ujtelky 0-1261948Czechoslovak ChampionshipA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
4. M Ujtelky vs L Alster 0-1471948Czechoslovak ChampionshipD75 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O c5, 8.dxc5
5. Foltys vs M Ujtelky  0-1451948Czechoslovak ChampionshipD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
6. M Ujtelky vs S Puc 0-1191948CSR-YUGD08 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit
7. A Beni vs M Ujtelky  ½-½291949CSR-AUTD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. M Ujtelky vs C van den Berg  ½-½541949CSR-NEDD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
9. C van den Berg vs M Ujtelky  ½-½411949CSR-NEDD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
10. M Ujtelky vs E Paoli 1-0301949Reti MemorialD74 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O
11. M Ujtelky vs Pachman 0-1311949Reti MemorialD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
12. O'Kelly vs M Ujtelky  ½-½421949Reti MemorialB83 Sicilian
13. Szabo vs M Ujtelky 1-0341949Reti MemorialD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
14. J Platt vs M Ujtelky  ½-½651949Reti MemorialD98 Grunfeld, Russian
15. M Ujtelky vs E Richter ½-½621949Reti MemorialD49 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
16. Rossolimo vs M Ujtelky 1-0381949Reti MemorialB40 Sicilian
17. Bolbochan vs M Ujtelky  1-0551949Reti MemorialB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
18. Foltys vs M Ujtelky  ½-½631949Reti MemorialB91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
19. R G Wade vs M Ujtelky  0-1291949Reti MemorialB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
20. M Ujtelky vs Stahlberg  ½-½301949Reti MemorialC07 French, Tarrasch
21. M Ujtelky vs Golombek  ½-½381949Reti MemorialA15 English
22. J Sefc vs M Ujtelky  ½-½361949Reti MemorialB22 Sicilian, Alapin
23. M Ujtelky vs I V Rohacek  0-1491949Reti MemorialD42 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3
24. M Ujtelky vs J Szily 1-0261949Reti MemorialD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
25. K S Ojanen vs M Ujtelky  ½-½581949Reti MemorialD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
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  Benzol: Bit of trivia, Ujtelky was a direct descendant of composer Franz Liszt.
Aug-08-05  lentil: you have to get 19 games in before U-man wins one (-11 =7)!
Jan-06-06  lentil: well, apparently they've added some games since my comment! :D
Jan-20-07  notyetagm: <Benzol: Bit of trivia, Ujtelky was a direct descendant of composer Franz Liszt.>

How were they related?

Feb-13-07  WarmasterKron: A bit of digging around for info on Ujtelky led me to this article with a little biographical information and a picture:

Apr-29-08  kramputz: Dr.Maximilian Ujtelky (1915-1979) died in 1979. His last name is a Hungarian name but originally it was "Ujteleky"
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  ketchuplover: happy birthday :)
Aug-22-08  myschkin: . . .



"Byl w prostej linii potomkiem wêgierskiego kompozytora Franciszka Liszta."

(Source: W.Litmanowicz, J.Gizycki, "Szachy od A do Z", Warszawa 1987, str. 1286)

Aug-22-08  whiteshark: SICR :D
May-20-11  parisattack: Innovator! If his opening ideas are good enough for Spassky ...
Apr-20-14  parisattack: "Hero of the Hippo." Indeed.

The article referenced above by <WarMasterKron> is a nice summary of ...e6 and ...g6 together in the French. It seems to be catching on now, if just a little -

The Gurdenidze Robatsch also involves ...e6 and ...g6. The game plays differently with the QB outside the pawn structure - but still many similarities as the position is quite closed.

If the Hippo appeals to you -

'Krazy Kat and Old Hippo' by Wall, Rizzoli, Gifford
'The Hippo Rises' by Martin

Or, just take two aspirins, get some rest and hope it passes.

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  Fusilli: <His name is attached to the Ujtelky System (b6, Bb7, g6, Bg7, d6, e6, Nd7, Ne7)>

But, really, is this an honor at all?

I could play a6, b6, c6, d6, e6, and call it the Sana system, but I would not like to immortalize my name that way.

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  FSR: Another "64" man, like Fischer, Staunton, Steinitz, Planinc, and Mednis.
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  FSR: <Fusilli: ...

I could play a6, b6, c6, d6, e6, and call it the Sana system>


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Nezhmetdinov vs Ujtelky, 1964

Aug-31-18  Pyke: I was drawn to Ujtelky because I play the English and the Pirc and was looking for game/players to study.

But, looking at his games gave me a headache. He has a quite unusual, crooked style.

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  Fusilli: <FSR> <copycat> OMG!
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  Messiah: <kramputz: Dr.Maximilian Ujtelky (1915-1979) died in 1979. His last name is a Hungarian name but originally it was "Ujteleky"> Both of these names make perfect sense in Hungarian.
Dec-11-20  BIDMONFA: Maximilian Ujtelky

UJTELKY, Maximilian

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  wwall: In 1970, Dr. Ujtelky was captain of the Czech team at the Siegen Chess Olympiad. During the Olympiad, he was in a serious car accident and was in critical condition for several days with a few broken ribs. (source: CL&R, Jan 1971, p.30)

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