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Peter Dely
P Dely 
Chess Review, January 1968,  
Number of games in database: 574
Years covered: 1953 to 1992
Last FIDE rating: 2391

Overall record: +128 -132 =314 (49.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (74) 
    B93 B90 B32 B47 B44
 Ruy Lopez (70) 
    C84 C93 C90 C92 C77
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (45) 
    C84 C93 C90 C92 C96
 Caro-Kann (17) 
    B14 B13 B15 B11 B18
 King's Indian Attack (14) 
 Sicilian Najdorf (14) 
    B93 B90 B92 B94
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (56) 
    B32 B47 B89 B27 B93
 Nimzo Indian (31) 
    E54 E46 E25 E21 E40
 Ruy Lopez (22) 
    C78 C67 C94 C77 C95
 King's Indian (17) 
    E62 E60 E92 E70 E97
 English (16) 
    A14 A10 A17 A12 A13
 Reti System (13) 
    A04 A05
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   P Dely vs L Szollosi Sr, 1963 1-0
   P Dely vs J H Donner, 1961 1-0
   P Dely vs E Varnusz, 1961 1-0
   P Dely vs D Andric, 1968 1-0
   Savon vs P Dely, 1970 1/2-1/2
   Damjanovic vs P Dely, 1964 1/2-1/2
   E Haag vs P Dely, 1959 0-1
   P Dely vs Erno Ersek, 1991 1-0
   M Knezevic vs P Dely, 1967 0-1
   P Dely vs L Popov, 1967 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Hungarian Championship (1969)
   Bari (1970)
   Asztalos Memorial (1964)
   Budapest Championship (1968)
   Asztalos Memorial (1963)
   Erfurt (1955)
   Asztalos Memorial (1966)
   Hungarian Championship 1968/69 (1968)
   Hungarian Championship (1970)
   Maroczy Memorial (1961)
   Parcetic Memorial (1966)
   Hungarian Championship (1973)
   Hungarian Championship 1967/68 (1967)
   Skopje (1967)
   Moscow (1962)

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(born Jul-05-1934, died Dec-29-2012, 78 years old) Hungary

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Péter Dely was born in Sárospatak. He was Hungarian Champion in 1969. Dely was awarded the IM title in 1982 and the Honorary Grandmaster title in 1999.

Last updated: 2019-03-27 23:32:34

 page 1 of 28; games 1-25 of 679  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. K Borloy vs P Dely  0-1401953HUN-ch 09thA46 Queen's Pawn Game
2. P Dely vs G Meszaros  0-1421953HUN-ch 09thC77 Ruy Lopez
3. P Dely vs L Tipary  0-1401953HUN-ch 09thB16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
4. G Szilagyi vs P Dely  0-1371953HUN-ch 09thA02 Bird's Opening
5. Barcza vs P Dely  ½-½531953HUN-ch 09thA45 Queen's Pawn Game
6. P Dely vs E Gasztonyi  ½-½681953HUN-ch 09thB27 Sicilian
7. J Szily vs P Dely  0-1461953HUN-ch 09thB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
8. P Dely vs L Navarovszky  0-1291953HUN-ch 09thA07 King's Indian Attack
9. P Dely vs B Sandor 0-1221953HUN-ch 09thA07 King's Indian Attack
10. C Laszlo vs P Dely  0-1351953HUN-ch 09thA45 Queen's Pawn Game
11. E Gereben vs P Dely  1-0641953HUN-ch 09thE60 King's Indian Defense
12. P Dely vs T Florian  0-1291953HUN-ch 09thC03 French, Tarrasch
13. B Berger vs P Dely 1-0281953HUN-ch 09thA20 English
14. P Dely vs P Rethy  0-1421953HUN-ch 09thB60 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
15. P Dely vs G Kluger  ½-½581953HUN-ch 09thC59 Two Knights
16. P Dely vs J Hajtun  1-0551954HUN-ch 10thC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
17. P Dely vs M Bely  0-1401954HUN-ch 10thC88 Ruy Lopez
18. P Dely vs Forintos  ½-½411954HUN-ch 10thA07 King's Indian Attack
19. Barcza vs P Dely 1-0521954HUN-ch 10thA40 Queen's Pawn Game
20. P Dely vs J Pogats  ½-½571954HUN-ch 10thA00 Uncommon Opening
21. L Binet Tapaszto vs P Dely  1-0351954HUN-ch 10thA45 Queen's Pawn Game
22. J Szily vs P Dely  0-1711954HUN-ch 10thA04 Reti Opening
23. P Dely vs L Tipary  ½-½521954HUN-ch 10thB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
24. F Koberl vs P Dely  ½-½441954HUN-ch 10thA62 Benoni, Fianchetto Variation
25. P Dely vs Benko  ½-½411954HUN-ch 10thB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
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  Benzol: Peter Dely
Born 5th July 1934 in Sarospatak
Awarded the IM title in 1982 he was Hungarian champion in 1969.
Jul-05-06  BIDMONFA: Peter Dely

DELY, Peter

Jul-05-08  bravado1: I think it was Dely who played a very important game against Honfi, where black sacrifices a pawn for initiative in the early stages of the Sicilian. This pawn sacrifice was later successfully adopted by Kasparov in the world championship match against Karpov and in other games. Unfortunately, I can't find that game (Honfi-Deli) in this database.
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  whiteshark: "In de Sozinvariant van het Siciliaans heeft Garri Kasparov samen met Peter Dely een subvariant ontwikkeld, het <Dely-Kasparov gambiet: <1.e4 c5 2.♘f3 e6 3.d4 cd4 4.♘d4 ♘c6 5.♘b5 d6 6.c4 ♘f6 7.♘1c3 a6 8.♘a3 d5>>"

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Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985

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Dec-12-08  Karpova: He tied for first with Vasiukov in the third Rubinstein Memorial, Polanica Zdroj 01-21.08.1965.

Both scored 9.5/13 - Vasiukov (+8 -2 =3) and Dely (+7 -1 =5).

Other participants were Matulovic (9.0/13) and Ujtelky (8.5/13).

Source: http://www.akibarubinstein.republik...

Jul-05-10  wordfunph: he's inactive with 2391 rating..

happy 76th birthday Peter!

Jan-06-13  offramp: Rest in peace you crazy cubic zirconium.
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  Stonehenge: RIP GM Dely.
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  Benzol: The following game was apparently played at Varna in 1962.

[Event "?"]
[Site "Varna, Bulgaria"]
[Date "1962.??.??"]
[EventDate "?"]
[Round "?"]
[Result "0-1"]
[White "Filipov"]
[Black "Dely"]
[ECO "B43"]
[WhiteElo "?"]
[BlackElo "?"]
[PlyCount "20"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 a6 5. Nc3 Qc7 6. Bd3 Nf6 7. O-O Nc6 8. Nf3 Be7 9. Qe2 Ng4 10. h3 Nd4 0-1

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  Jonathan Sarfati: The Hungarian name “Dely” would be pronounced like the English “day”.
Mar-27-19  Nosnibor: At 65 years of age is he the eldest player to obtain the Grandmaster Title ?
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  Fusilli: <Nosnibor> He was awarded the "honorary" GM title. Recipients of the honorary title were retired (or at least way past their prime) by the time they received the award. A number of them were surely older than Dely was at the time he received his.


<From 1977 until 2003, FIDE awarded honorary Grandmaster titles to 31 players based on their past performances or other contributions to chess. Since 2007, no distinction has been made between an "honorary" grandmaster and a full grandmaster. The following players have been awarded honorary Grandmaster titles:

1977 - Julio Bolbochán, Esteban Canal, Borislav Milić, Carlos Torre Repetto 1981 - Arnold Denker
1982 - Lodewijk Prins, Raúl Sanguinetti
1983 - Vladimir Alatortsev, Alexander Konstantinopolsky, Erik Lundin 1984 - Eero Böök, Stojan Puc
1985 - Harry Golombek, Mario Monticelli, Jaroslav Šajtar 1986 - Arthur Dake, Theodor Ghiţescu
1987 - Vladimir Makogonov, Vladas Mikėnas, Bogdan Śliwa 1988 - George Koltanowski
1990 - Andrija Fuderer, Rudolf Marić
1991 - Dragoljub Minić
1992 - Heinz Lehmann, Rudolf Teschner
1993 - Jonathan Penrose
1996 - Károly Honfi, Enrico Paoli
1999 - Péter Dely
2003 - Elmārs Zemgalis>

(I am about to edit the bio to clarify this.)

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  ChessHigherCat: <Fusilli: <Nosnibor> He was awarded the "honorary" GM title. Recipients of the honorary title were retired (or at least way past their prime) by the time they received the award. A number of them were surely older than Dely was at the time he received his.>

Lifetime achievement awards for glorious deaths also tend to be awarded late in life.

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  Fusilli: <CHC> I don't follow. I don't think any of these was given posthumously.
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  ChessHigherCat: It was a joke, forget it.

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