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Josef Plachutta
Number of games in database: 1
Years covered: 1866

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(born May-13-1827, died Jul-22-1883, 56 years old) Slovenia

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Josef Plachutta was born in 1827 in Zadar*. He died in Przemysl, Poland in 1883. He is known for the Plachutta** theme.

Wikipedia article: Joseph Plachutta *Wikipedia article: Zadar **Wikipedia article: Plachutta

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J N Berger vs J Plachutta 1-0311866GrazC67 Ruy Lopez

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  whiteshark: Joseph Plachutta (1827-1883);
Here is a good description and another nice example of a Plachutta:
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  whiteshark: Little bio and great link to his 'problems':
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  Benzol: Gaige has Zadra in Poland but I'm a bit dubious about that.
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  whiteshark: Is Tarrasch vs Allies, 1914 the only game where a <Plachutta interference> has been played ?
May-13-12  Stonehenge: <Benzol: Gaige has Zadra in Poland but I'm a bit dubious about that.>

Perhaps he read somewhere something like 'gradjanin Zadra', which should be translated as citizen of Zadar, *not* as citizen of Zadra.

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  perfidious: <whiteshark> It is the only one I recall seeing, though problem aficionados here will likely be familiar with others.
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  whiteshark: <perfidious>

Please check the final moves of Bogoljubov vs Duras, 1914

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<46... Nf2+!!>


Pospisil vs Keller, 1984

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<24. Ne7+!!>

apply to the Plachutta criteria. ;)

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  perfidious: <whiteshark> Those are two neat examples of the theme as well.
May-14-15  FairyPromotion: <whiteshark: <perfidious> Please check the final moves of Bogoljubov vs Duras, 1914 and Pospisil vs Keller, 1984>

Both very nice moves, especially the second one, however neither of them are interferences, thus not Plachuttas. First one is a clearance sacrifice to allow the rook on d3 access to h3, while the second is a direct attack (a check) that will force a deflection (at most) in the next few moves.

A similar move can also be found in A Haik vs Skembris, 1981:

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<21. Ne8!!> puts the knight in the middle of queen and the rook, but it also is only a clearance sacrifice to open the f file for the rook.

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