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Vincenz Hruby
Number of games in database: 50
Years covered: 1882 to 1883
Overall record: +16 -20 =14 (46.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

With the White pieces:
 English (6) 
    A10 A13
 Ruy Lopez (5) 
    C65 C70 C80
 Tarrasch Defense (4) 
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (6) 
    C77 C65 C70
 Sicilian (4) 
    B40 B23
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   V Hruby vs J Mason, 1882 1-0
   Meitner vs V Hruby, 1882 0-1
   V Hruby vs Steinitz, 1882 1-0
   V Hruby vs Blackburne, 1882 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Vienna (1882)
   Nuremberg (1883)

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(born Sep-09-1856, died Jul-16-1917, 60 years old) Austria

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Vincenz Hruby was born in Krivsoudov, Bohemia (then Austria, now Czech Republic), and died in Trieste, Austria (now Italy). In the International Chess Tournament at Vienna 1882 (won by Wilhelm Steinitz and Simon Winawer), he finished 11th but defeated prizewinners Steinitz, James Mason and Joseph Henry Blackburne. He won the Vienna Chess Club tournament in 1882, and matches from Berthold Englisch (3.5-1.5) in 1882 and Adolf Albin (5.5-3.5) in 1891.

Wikipedia article: Vincenz Hruby

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 50  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. V Hruby vs Mackenzie  0-134 1882 ViennaD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
2. V Hruby vs P Ware 1-053 1882 ViennaC14 French, Classical
3. V Hruby vs Chigorin 1-059 1882 ViennaA10 English
4. V Hruby vs Paulsen 0-153 1882 ViennaB59 Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation, 7.Nb3
5. Blackburne vs V Hruby 1-072 1882 ViennaC45 Scotch Game
6. V Hruby vs Meitner 1-042 1882 ViennaD53 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. Winawer vs V Hruby  1-034 1882 ViennaB23 Sicilian, Closed
8. Chigorin vs V Hruby 1-019 1882 ViennaC30 King's Gambit Declined
9. Bird vs V Hruby 1-055 1882 ViennaC53 Giuoco Piano
10. B Fleissig vs V Hruby  0-131 1882 ViennaC53 Giuoco Piano
11. P Ware vs V Hruby  1-045 1882 ViennaD00 Queen's Pawn Game
12. V Hruby vs Max Weiss  1-037 1882 ViennaC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
13. V Hruby vs J Mason 1-037 1882 ViennaA10 English
14. V Hruby vs Blackburne  1-047 1882 ViennaC11 French
15. Meitner vs V Hruby 0-134 1882 ViennaC40 King's Knight Opening
16. Wittek vs V Hruby  0-130 1882 ViennaC51 Evans Gambit
17. V Hruby vs J Noa  0-133 1882 ViennaD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
18. V Hruby vs Bird 1-023 1882 ViennaA10 English
19. Zukertort vs V Hruby  1-048 1882 ViennaA13 English
20. V Hruby vs Englisch  ½-½42 1882 ViennaC45 Scotch Game
21. Max Weiss vs V Hruby  ½-½39 1882 ViennaC77 Ruy Lopez
22. J Mason vs V Hruby  1-029 1882 ViennaB40 Sicilian
23. V Hruby vs Steinitz 1-058 1882 ViennaC70 Ruy Lopez
24. Mackenzie vs V Hruby 1-073 1882 ViennaC77 Ruy Lopez
25. V Hruby vs Wittek  0-129 1882 ViennaC45 Scotch Game
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-10-08  Karpova: Hruby's historical Elo was 2480.
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  whiteshark: Bio:

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  whiteshark: <Trieste> flourished as part of Austria, from 1382 (the Austro-Hungarian Empire from 1867) until 1918.

Thus he has been <Austrian <!>>

Feb-19-11  markwell: What nonsense for his bio to state that he was born in the Czech Republic. One is entitled to one's opinion, not one's own facts.
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  Benzol: I thought it said he was born in a part of Bohemia that is now in the Czech Republic?

Although this bio wasn't written by me I feel a great deal of sympathy for the writer. With all the shifting of boundaries, wars and political realignments in Europe over the last few centuries it can sometimes be very difficult assigning a nationality to a player.

Sep-15-12  Karpova: Hruby won a tournament at Trieste in 1887 ahead of A. Velcich, C. Vendlenner and Dr. J. Martinolich. Overall, 17 players participated.

From page 17 of the July issue of the 1887 'Wiener Schachzeitung'

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