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Levente Lengyel
Number of games in database: 577
Years covered: 1952 to 1997
Last FIDE rating: 2293
Highest rating achieved in database: 2490

Overall record: +127 -113 =337 (51.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (56) 
    E69 E62 E60 E92 E64
 English (27) 
    A15 A14 A17 A16 A10
 Reti System (24) 
    A04 A05 A06
 Grunfeld (22) 
    D78 D79 D71 D91 D76
 Queen's Indian (18) 
    E17 E15 E16 E19 E12
 English, 1 c4 c5 (18) 
    A30 A36 A34 A37 A39
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (69) 
    C96 C95 C92 C94 C90
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (55) 
    C96 C95 C92 C94 C85
 Sicilian (31) 
    B43 B28 B48 B42 B31
 Nimzo Indian (24) 
    E46 E41 E25 E56 E21
 Queen's Indian (20) 
    E14 E19 E17 E16 E15
 English (18) 
    A14 A17 A16 A15 A19
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Portisch vs Lengyel, 1964 1/2-1/2
   Bronstein vs Lengyel, 1964 1/2-1/2
   K Darga vs Lengyel, 1964 0-1
   Lengyel vs F Olafsson, 1971 1/2-1/2
   E Haag vs Lengyel, 1964 1/2-1/2
   Lengyel vs Kotov, 1968 1-0
   Lengyel vs Korchnoi, 1971 1/2-1/2
   Lengyel vs A Dunkelblum, 1964 1-0
   Lengyel vs E Orendy, 1959 1-0
   H Pfleger vs Lengyel, 1965 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Solingen (1968)
   4th Costa del Sol (1964)
   Enschede Zonal (1963)
   Venice (1969)
   Hastings 1963/64 (1963)
   Venice (1967)
   Hoogovens (1964)
   Novi Sad (1972)
   Hungarian Championship (1952)
   Amsterdam Interzonal (1964)
   Hoogovens (1965)
   Tel Aviv Olympiad qual-3 (1964)
   Tel Aviv Olympiad Final-A (1964)
   Varna Olympiad qual-4 (1962)
   Varna Olympiad Final-A (1962)

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 24; games 1-25 of 599  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. T Florian vs Lengyel  0-1441952Hungarian ChampionshipE56 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 7...Nc6
2. Lengyel vs Szabo  1-0561952Hungarian ChampionshipE72 King's Indian
3. Dezso Szabo vs Lengyel 0-1431952Hungarian ChampionshipE10 Queen's Pawn Game
4. Lengyel vs F Koberl  ½-½151952Hungarian ChampionshipD13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
5. J Szily vs Lengyel  1-0301952Hungarian ChampionshipC07 French, Tarrasch
6. Lengyel vs G Szilagyi  1-0531952Hungarian ChampionshipA94 Dutch, Stonewall with Ba3
7. J Ban vs Lengyel  1-0361952Hungarian ChampionshipB10 Caro-Kann
8. Lengyel vs G Barcza  0-1461952Hungarian ChampionshipA17 English
9. G Kluger vs Lengyel  1-0211952Hungarian ChampionshipD41 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
10. G Negyesy vs Lengyel  ½-½311952Hungarian ChampionshipD56 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. Lengyel vs E Gereben  1-0401952Hungarian ChampionshipA15 English
12. A Vajda vs Lengyel  1-0391952Hungarian ChampionshipB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
13. Lengyel vs B Sandor  1-0451952Hungarian ChampionshipD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
14. L Tipary vs Lengyel  ½-½591952Hungarian ChampionshipA45 Queen's Pawn Game
15. Lengyel vs C Laszlo  ½-½281952Hungarian ChampionshipD62 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
16. E Bakonyi vs Lengyel  ½-½291952Hungarian ChampionshipA14 English
17. Lengyel vs J Pogats  0-1221952Hungarian ChampionshipD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
18. Lengyel vs T Petri  1-0331955Voros LobogoE64 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav System
19. Lengyel vs K Honfi  ½-½561956Alekhine MemorialA15 English
20. P Dely vs Lengyel  ½-½561956Alekhine MemorialB63 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
21. Lengyel vs Portisch  ½-½411956Alekhine MemorialE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
22. G Kluger vs Lengyel  0-1411956Alekhine MemorialD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
23. Lengyel vs F Koberl  0-1211957HUN-ch 12thA30 English, Symmetrical
24. Lengyel vs K Honfi  ½-½471957HUN-ch 12thD71 Neo-Grunfeld
25. Portisch vs Lengyel  ½-½471957HUN-ch 12thE00 Queen's Pawn Game
 page 1 of 24; games 1-25 of 599  PGN Download
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Jun-13-06  BIDMONFA: Levente Lengyel

LENGYEL, Levente

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  DarthStapler: Happy Birthday, GM Lengyel!
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  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

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  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.
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  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 8½/12 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 5½/12 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 5½/10 and Hungary finished 3rd receiving bronze medals.

3rd European Team Championship 1965 Hamburg - Lengyel scored 5½/10 receiving an individual bronze medal. Hungary also finished 3rd for team bronze.

4th European Team Championship 1970 Kapfenberg - Lengyel scored 3½/7. Hungary finished 2nd receiving silver medals."


Dec-01-19  pazzed paun: He played so poorly so often it was rumored that he bought the GM title and was a communist party hack
Jun-13-21  SvetlanaBabe: He was a very strong GM, even at 19 when he beat one of the strongest players in the world at the time GM Szabo.
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  Messiah: <SvetlanaBabe: He was a very strong GM, even at 19 when he beat one of the strongest players in the world at the time GM Szabo.>

With this username I would expect some dating site spam from you.

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