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Frantisek Zita
Number of games in database: 180
Years covered: 1933 to 1965

Overall record: +49 -51 =80 (49.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Reti System (18) 
    A04 A06 A05
 King's Indian (10) 
    E62 E69 E60 E68 E66
 English (9) 
    A12 A14 A15 A16 A13
 Sicilian (7) 
    B83 B50 B52 B73 B30
 English, 1 c4 e5 (6) 
    A29 A20 A22
 King's Indian Attack (6) 
    A07 A08
With the Black pieces:
 Caro-Kann (32) 
    B10 B13 B17 B18 B11
 Queen's Gambit Declined (10) 
    D37 D35 D39
 Orthodox Defense (7) 
    D50 D59 D58 D51 D55
 French Defense (6) 
    C10 C01 C00 C15
 Nimzo Indian (5) 
    E38 E46 E49 E32 E33
 Queen's Pawn Game (5) 
    A46 E00 D02 A45
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   J Sefc vs F Zita, 1954 0-1
   G Abrahams vs F Zita, 1947 0-1
   F Zita vs Tal, 1957 1/2-1/2
   J Sefc vs F Zita, 1948 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Prague (1946)

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(born Nov-29-1909, died Oct-01-1977, 67 years old)

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Frantisek Zita was born in Prague, then Austria-Hungary. He was Czech (Bohemia and Moravia) champion in 1943 and awarded the IM title in 1950. Zita passed away in Prague, then Czechoslovakia, in 1977.

Wikipedia article: František Zíta

Last updated: 2017-07-23 05:38:17

 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 180  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J Dobias vs F Zita  1-0291933Kautsky mem10A52 Budapest Gambit
2. H Max vs F Zita  0-1531936Munich OlympiadB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
3. L Endzelins vs F Zita  0-1441936Munich OlympiadA25 English
4. F Zita vs Gilg 1-0301937?A22 English
5. F Zita vs S Petursson  1-02919377th olm finalA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
6. F Zita vs M Luckis  1-05119377th olm finalA14 English
7. G Danielsson vs F Zita  1-03819377th olm finalA25 English
8. M Broeder vs F Zita  0-13619377th olm finalD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
9. F Zita vs K Havasi  1-05019377th olm finalD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
10. K S Ojanen vs F Zita  1-03319377th olm finalD09 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 5.g3
11. A D de Groot vs F Zita  ½-½5219377th olm finalE18 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3
12. Pelikan vs F Zita  ½-½161939Prague olm qualD39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
13. E Reed Valenzuela vs F Zita  ½-½591939Buenos Aires ol (Men) f-AB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
14. F Zita vs J Dobias  1-0421940RakovnikA30 English, Symmetrical
15. F Zita vs Hromadka  0-1451940RakovnikA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
16. K Treybal vs F Zita 1-0551940RakovnikB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
17. F Zita vs M Katetov  ½-½521940RakovnikA14 English
18. C Kottnauer vs F Zita  ½-½921942Duras 60 memE00 Queen's Pawn Game
19. J Rejfir vs F Zita  1-0331942Duras 60 memE33 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
20. C Kottnauer vs F Zita  1-0301942ChocenA31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
21. J Dobias vs F Zita 0-1401942ChocenB10 Caro-Kann
22. F Zita vs Sajtar  ½-½331942ChocenA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
23. F Zita vs M Katetov  1-0311942ChocenE07 Catalan, Closed
24. F Zita vs K Junge 0-1171942Duras 60 memE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
25. Alekhine vs F Zita  ½-½451942Duras 60 memB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 180  PGN Download
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  Gypsy: Chessmetrics Player Profile reads as this: <František Zíta; Born: 1909-Nov Died: 1977-Oct. Best World Rank: #19 (7 different months between the January 1944 rating list and the December 1944 rating list) Highest Rating: 2644 on the August 1944 rating list, #21 in world, age 34y9m Best Individual Performance: 2646 in Prague, 1943, scoring 8.5/12 (71%) vs 2527-rated opposition.>
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  Gypsy: The book <Good Night Stories in Black and White> by Ivan Hausner gives this sweet anecdote from Zita's life:

"In the beginnig of 1970's, Prague chess team "Dopravni Podnik" traveled to a team match by a bus. During one long trip, everyone was filling the time as best they could and master Vaclav Brat was spending an unusually long time on his crosword puzzle. Suddenly he turned to Zita: "Franta, you are in the crossword puzzle!" -- "No, you are kidding! That is not possible!" -- But indeed there it was: Zita as a chessplayer on 4 letters. Frantisek was already quite past the zenith of his performance curve (he was born in 1908) and became tremendously pleased that somebody would still recall him in a crossword puzzle. -- "See that, they still know my name!" he quietly mumbled. And Brat found no heart to reveal that he took so long to solve the puzzle only because he needed to consistently replace <Hort> by <Zita> in all criss-crossing directions..."

Sep-11-08  myschkin: . . .


Nov-27-12  Morphischer: A pic
Nov-29-14  Swedish Logician: With his 1946 King's Indian loss to Bronstein, Zita shared the fate of Kieseritsky and became famous in virtue of losing an Immortal Game.
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