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Maximilian Ujtelky
Number of games in database: 586
Years covered: 1948 to 1979

Overall record: +170 -184 =232 (48.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 English (86) 
    A15 A10 A16 A14 A13
 English, 1 c4 e5 (35) 
    A20 A25 A22 A21 A23
 English, 1 c4 c5 (26) 
    A36 A34 A30 A38 A37
 King's Indian (16) 
    E67 E60 E80 E62 E73
 Uncommon Opening (16) 
 Semi-Slav (11) 
    D45 D46 D44 D49 D48
With the Black pieces:
 Robatsch (78) 
 Sicilian (41) 
    B84 B20 B95 B54 B83
 Uncommon Opening (23) 
 Modern Defense (21) 
 Queen's Pawn Game (20) 
    A40 A41 A45
 English (12) 
    A16 A10 A15 A13
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Nezhmetdinov vs Ujtelky, 1964 0-1
   V Olexa vs Ujtelky, 1948 0-1
   Janosevic vs Ujtelky, 1968 0-1
   Kholmov vs Ujtelky, 1964 0-1
   E Nowak vs Ujtelky, 1967 0-1
   M Yoffie vs Ujtelky, 1968 0-1
   D Marovic vs Ujtelky, 1968 0-1
   G Szilagyi vs Ujtelky, 1973 1/2-1/2
   Simagin vs Ujtelky, 1967 1/2-1/2
   Matulovic vs Ujtelky, 1963 0-1

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Hippo games!! by RiverAkira
   Hippo games!! by Jersey Joe
   Hippo games!! by Chess4Him
   Hippopotamus Defence by Chess4Him

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

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MaximiliŠn 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 Menís 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 586  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. V Olexa vs Ujtelky 0-1261948CSR-chA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
2. E Richter vs Ujtelky  1-0351948CSR-chA13 English
3. J Louma vs Ujtelky  0-1281948CSR-chB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
4. Ujtelky vs Puc  0-1191948CSR-YUGD08 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit
5. Foltys vs Ujtelky  0-1451948CSR-chD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
6. Ujtelky vs L Alster 0-1471948CSR-chD75 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O c5, 8.dxc5
7. A Beni vs Ujtelky  ½-½291949CSR-AUTD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. Ujtelky vs C B van den Berg  ½-½541949CSR-NEDD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
9. C B van den Berg vs Ujtelky  ½-½411949CSR-NEDD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
10. O'Kelly vs Ujtelky  ½-½421949Reti MemorialB83 Sicilian
11. Ujtelky vs E Paoli  1-0301949Reti MemorialE60 King's Indian Defense
12. J Platt vs Ujtelky  ½-½651949Reti MemorialD98 Grunfeld, Russian
13. Ujtelky vs Pachman  0-1311949Reti MemorialD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
14. Szabo vs Ujtelky  1-0341949Reti MemorialD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
15. Ujtelky vs C Kottnauer  0-1391949Reti MemorialD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
16. J Sefc vs Ujtelky  ½-½361949Reti MemorialB22 Sicilian, Alapin
17. K S Ojanen vs Ujtelky  ½-½581949Reti MemorialD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
18. Wade vs Ujtelky  0-1291949Reti MemorialB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
19. Rossolimo vs Ujtelky  1-0381949Reti MemorialB40 Sicilian
20. Julio Bolbochan vs Ujtelky  1-0551949Reti MemorialB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
21. Ujtelky vs I V Rohacek  0-1491949Reti MemorialD42 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3
22. Ujtelky vs E Richter ½-½621949Reti MemorialD49 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
23. Ujtelky vs Stahlberg  ½-½301949Reti MemorialC07 French, Tarrasch
24. Foltys vs Ujtelky  ½-½631949Reti MemorialB91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
25. Ujtelky vs S Erdelyi  ½-½361949Reti MemorialB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
 page 1 of 24; games 1-25 of 586  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member
  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 wÍgierskiego kompozytora Franciszka Liszta."

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

Premium Chessgames Member
  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.

Premium Chessgames Member
  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.

Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: Another "64" man, like Fischer, Staunton, Steinitz, Planinc, and Mednis.
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.

Premium Chessgames Member
  Fusilli: <FSR> <copycat> OMG!
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.
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