Number of games in database: 59
Years covered: 1875 to 1882
Overall record: +20 -18 =21 (51.7%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.
NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
Wittek vs Bird, 1882 1/2-1/2
Wittek vs Steinitz, 1882 1-0
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Vienna 1882 by suenteus po 147
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|Sep-12-07|| ||bravado1: In wikipedia it's said that he committed suicide. Does anyone know more details about this chesspalyer and above all great architect?|
|Sep-12-07|| ||percyblakeney: <Does anyone know more details about this chesspalyer and above all great architect?>|
It seems hard to quickly find more facts than those from the short Wikipedia entry. He is mentioned in an article on the City Hall in Sarajevo:
<The first project was drafted by Karl Parzik, but minister Benjamin Kalaj didn't like it, thus, he entrusted Alexander Wittek to draft a new one. Wittek used mosque of Sultan Hassan II as a model for this project, so he traveled to Cairo twice. Since this man (allegedly because of the project) got mentally sick and committed a suicide, the work on the project was continued by Ćiril M. Iveković in 1894.>
In his last tournament (the not too weak Vienna 1882) Wittek won against both Steinitz and Winawer, and finished with an even score, ahead of as strong players as Weiss and Chigorin. In his only previous top tournament, Berlin 1881, he won against Chigorin and Winawer and shared 5th (in a field of 17) with Mason.
|Sep-22-08|| ||whiteshark: as already mentioned:
Vienna 1882 crosstable: http://www.chessbase.de/2004/wien18... (note: What flag is aside A. Wittek's name?)
Big chessbase report on 'Vienna 1882' (German): http://www.chessbase.de/nachrichten...
|Oct-12-13|| ||Kikoman: <Player of the Day>|
Rest In Peace Sir Alexander Wittek.
|Oct-12-13|| ||Penguincw: R.I.P. <POTD>: Alexander Wittek.|
|Oct-20-13|| ||Karpova: <Herr Wittek, who distinguished himself by winning a prize at the Berlin tourney, has been showing his powers as a blindfold player by encountering at Gratz ten simultaneous opponents without seeing the boards. The result of a six hours' stitting was that he won six games, lost one, and three were drawn.>|
From page 58 of the February 1882 'British Chess Magazine'
|Oct-12-15|| ||jennwittek: I am completing a family genealogy history Herr Alexander Wittek (architect) and chess master: Would there exist any further accessible research materials or archives about Alexander Wittek - I am completing a family ancestry/genealogy.
Thank you Jenn Wittek|
|Feb-27-18|| ||Jean Defuse: ...
Vor Kurzem im Café Grillo von Herrn Wittek sans voir (blindfold) gespielt.
[Event "Cafe Grillo (bdf)"]
[White "Wittek, Alexander"]
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. d4 Be7 6. Qe2 Nd6 7. Bxc6 bxc6 8. dxe5 Nb7 9. Nd4
Nc5 10. Qg4 g6 11. Bh6 Bb7 12. Nc3 d6 13. Rfd1 Qd7 14. Qe2 Ne6 15. Ne4 c5 16.
exd6 $1 cxd6 17. Nxe6 fxe6 18. Rxd6 Qc8 19. Qb5+ Kf7 20. Ng5+ Kg8 21. Rxe6 Bxg5
[#] 22. Qc4 $1 Kf7 $1 23. Rae1 Bxh6 24. Re7+ Kf6 25. Rf7+ Kg5 26. Qf4+ Kh5
27. Re5+ g5 28. h3 $1 Bxg2 $1 29. Rg7 Aufgegeben. Allgemeine Sport-Zeitung
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