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
Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
Wittek vs Bird, 1882 1/2-1/2
Wittek vs Steinitz, 1882 1-0
Wittek vs W Paulsen, 1881 1-0
GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
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...
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