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Jiri Pelikan
Number of games in database: 314
Years covered: 1932 to 1976

Overall record: +105 -102 =107 (50.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Bird's Opening (54) 
    A02 A03
 Reti System (17) 
    A04 A06 A05
 King's Indian Attack (16) 
 Sicilian (9) 
    B88 B95 B21 B56 B50
 Nimzo Indian (8) 
    E40 E34 E21 E27 E20
 English (8) 
    A15 A13 A16
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (44) 
    B72 B27 B33 B32 B22
 Dutch Defense (26) 
    A88 A89 A81 A87 A97
 King's Indian (18) 
    E67 E60 E80 E72 E61
 Sicilian Dragon (13) 
    B72 B35 B78 B74 B71
 King's Indian Attack (6) 
 Pirc (6) 
    B09 B07 B08
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Pelikan vs Alekhine, 1936 1/2-1/2
   Pelikan vs B Wexler, 1972 1-0
   Pelikan vs W J Muhring, 1936 1-0
   Pelikan vs Menchik, 1936 1-0
   Pelikan vs J Dobias, 1937 1-0
   Pelikan vs S Schweber, 1968 1-0
   Pelikan vs L Chemes, 1956 1-0
   Pelikan vs M Bluemich, 1937 1-0
   A Pluess vs Pelikan, 1936 0-1
   K Richter vs Pelikan, 1936 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Miramar (1970)
   Luhacovice (1935)
   Buenos Aires Olympiad qual-1 (1939)
   Mar del Plata (1943)
   Mar del Plata (1944)
   Podebrady (1936)
   Argentine Championship (1955)
   Argentine Championship (1968)
   Mar del Plata (1942)
   Mar del Plata (1961)
   Mar del Plata (1956)
   Mar del Plata (1966)
   Buenos Aires Olympiad Final-A (1939)
   Warsaw Olympiad (1935)
   non-FIDE Munich Olympiad (1936)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Bird's Opening by HarryP

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(born Apr-23-1906, died Jul-1984, 78 years old) Argentina

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Jiri (Jorge) Pelikan, born in 1906 in what was then Austria-Hungary, was a Czech–Argentine chess master. He played for the Czech Olympiad teams of 1935, 1937 and 1939. Along with Najdorf and many other participants of the 8th Olympiad, he elected to stay in Argentina on account of the outbreak of WWII. He was awarded the IM title in 1965. Pelikan died in June or July 1984.

There is a variation of the Sicilian (B33) Defence named after him, characterized by an early ...e5.

Wikipedia article: Jiří Pelikán (chess player)

Last updated: 2019-04-23 07:51:03

 page 1 of 15; games 1-25 of 353  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Pelikan vs J Dobias  1-0351932Kautsky memD00 Queen's Pawn Game
2. P Fric vs Pelikan 1-0151933Prague armyD00 Queen's Pawn Game
3. J Schulz Sr vs Pelikan  1-0541933Prague armyC55 Two Knights Defense
4. K Opocensky vs Pelikan  1-0251933PragueD08 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit
5. Pelikan vs K Treybal  0-1471933Kautsky mem10D05 Queen's Pawn Game
6. Pelikan vs Hromadka  1-0221933Prague armyD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. Pelikan vs Jager 1-0261933PragueE81 King's Indian, Samisch
8. M Chodera vs Pelikan  1-0411934Kautsky mem 9thE33 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
9. J Dobias vs Pelikan 0-1271935Kautsky mem 12thA16 English
10. J Rejfir vs Pelikan  0-1431935LuhacoviceA10 English
11. J Runza vs Pelikan  0-1371935Kautsky mem 12thA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
12. K Opocensky vs Pelikan  1-0391935LuhacoviceA97 Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky
13. Pelikan vs E Zinner  1-0321935LuhacoviceD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
14. Pelikan vs K Skalicka  0-1531935Kautsky mem 12thA53 Old Indian
15. Pelikan vs I V Rohacek  1-0301935LuhacoviceE40 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
16. Pelikan vs Foltys 0-1371935LuhacoviceD68 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Classical
17. Pelikan vs Fazekas  0-1411935LuhacoviceE10 Queen's Pawn Game
18. V Olexa vs Pelikan  0-1291935LuhacoviceE76 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack
19. E Maksimovic vs Pelikan  0-1301935Kautsky mem 12thD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
20. Pelikan vs P Rethy  1-0661935Warsaw OlympiadD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
21. Pelikan vs M Raizman  ½-½601935Warsaw OlympiadD70 Neo-Grunfeld Defense
22. Pelikan vs F Gygli  ½-½491935Warsaw OlympiadD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
23. I Koenig vs Pelikan  ½-½301935Warsaw OlympiadD67 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line
24. Pelikan vs K Makarczyk  ½-½211935Warsaw OlympiadD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
25. E Sorensen vs Pelikan  0-1491935Warsaw OlympiadE61 King's Indian
 page 1 of 15; games 1-25 of 353  PGN Download
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  Phony Benoni: It may be too late to be serious here--but yes, this is the "Pelikan" of the "Pelikan Variation", usually called the "Sveshnikov" (and "Svesh" does have a nice ring to it), but which should probably be named after Emanuel Lasker (Schlechter vs Lasker, 1910). On the other hand, Sveshnikov and Lasker have other variations, so maybe we should give Pelikan a break.
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  WannaBe: Alas, someone need to update the bio section, Jiri past away a while back, (1985)
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  Willem Wallekers: Jacques Mieses seems to have been the first to play this variation: Tarrasch vs Mieses, 1888
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  Phony Benoni: With all these comments on the Pelikan variation, I'm surprised that nobody has pointed out that he played the Bird quite a bit.
Sep-13-07  bravado1: It always makes me wonder who a particular variation should be named after. The person who played it first, or rather the one who contributed to its development, provided the basis for theory, played it regularly etc. I.e. I haven't found a single game in this database where Winiawer plays the Winiawer. Similar situation here - even if it was Mieses who played it first, it was Pelikan and Sveshnikov who really deserve their names to be associated with early e5 in the Sicilian, I think.
Apr-23-08  brankat: <bravado> Well said.
Feb-06-09  blackburne: Her most famous victory:

Pelikan,J - Schweber,S [C00]
Chacabuco Chacabuco (4), 1968

1.e4 e6 2.d3 d5 3.Cd2 c5 4.Cgf3 Cc6 5.g3 Cf6 6.Ag2 Ae7 7.0-0 0-0 8.Te1 b5 9.e5 Cd7 10.Cf1 a5 11.h4 b4 12.C1h2 Aa6 13.Af4 a4 14.a3 bxa3 15.bxa3 c4 16.d4 Ca7 17.Cg5 h6 18.Dh5 De8 19.Cg4 Axg5 20.hxg5 f5 21.Cxh6+ gxh6 22.g6 Cc6 23.Dxh6 De7 24.g7 Tfe8 25.Axd5 Dxg7 26.Axe6+ Txe6 27.Dxe6+ 1-0


Apr-23-09  WhiteRook48: I don't understand that kind of chess notation
Nov-30-09  Caissanist: In Spanish chess notation, C (Caballo) means knight, A (Alfil) is a bishop, D (Dama) queen, T (Torre) rook, and R (Rey) king.
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  Fusilli: <<blackburne>: Her most famous victory>

"His" most famous victory.

Apr-23-10  wordfunph: now i know how Spanish Notation works...thanks <blackburne> and <Caissanist>.
Apr-23-10  rapidcitychess: The prelude to the Sveshnikov... Happy B-Day!!!
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  GrahamClayton: Can someone download the moves of the game Kleinstein v Pelikan, Buenos Aires Olympiad 1939?
Apr-28-10  TheFocus: Here ya go!

Kleinstein – Pelikan
Buenos Aires Olympiad 1939

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.c4 Bg7 4. Nc3 O-O 5.e4 d6 6.Be2 Nbd7 7.O-O e5 8.d5 Nc5 9.Qc2 a5 10.Bg5 h6 11.Be3 Ne8 12.Nd2 f5 13.f3 f4 14.Bf2 g5 15.a3 Na6 16.Na2 h5 17.b4 g4 18.c5 Rf7 19.Nb3 Bf8 20.Kh1 Rg7 21.c6 b6 22.bxa5 bxa5 23.Nxa5 g3 244.Bg1 Qg5 25.Bb5 Nc5 26.Nb7 Bh3 27.Bxc5 dxc5 28.Rfd1 Rxa3 29.gxh3 g2+ 30.Kg1 Rxf3 31.d6 Rf1+ 32.Bxf1 gxf1(Q) 33.Kxf1 Qg1+ 34.Ke2 Qe3+ 0-1.

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  GrahamClayton: <TheFocus>Here ya go!

Thanks for that - a very wild game!

Apr-22-12  JohnDahl: Not a man to be crossed lightly.
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  GrahamClayton: Pelikan has had both OTB and CC Memorial tournaments named after him. Are there any other players who have received this unusual tribute?
Sep-11-13  offramp: Playing chess on one leg ... Mouthful of shrimp .... One leg in acid...
Nov-10-14  ljfyffe: Argentine individual correspondence champion (1955-7): Jorge Pelikan.
Dec-03-14  ljfyffe: Jiri (Jorge)Pelikan played for the Argentine
correspondence team in the CC Olympiad I Final (1949-52) that finished fifth.
Dec-03-14  ljfyffe: The Dragon Variation of the Sicilian
was named after a Jiri's cousin,
Jaroslav L. Dragon.
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  HeMateMe: u said a mouthful!
Dec-04-14  ljfyffe: "The Pelikan Variation (1e4 c5 2Nf3 Nc6 3d4 cxd4 4Nxd4 Nf6 5 Nc3) which branches off with 5...e5 (instead of 5...d6) best met with 6Ndb5 which leaves White with an advantage in all variations."...Larry Evans.
Dec-04-14  ljfyffe: "The Pelikan Variation (1e4 c5 2Nf3 Nc6 3d4 cxd4 4Nxd4 Nf6 5 Nc3) which branches off with 5...e5 (instead of 5...d6) best met with 6Ndb5 which leaves White with an advantage in all variartions."...Larry Evans.
Apr-23-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Jiri Pelikan.
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