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Miroslav Katetov
Number of games in database: 80
Years covered: 1940 to 1949
Overall record: +30 -19 =31 (56.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Mar-17-1918, died Dec-15-1995, 77 years old) Czech Republic

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(Dr) Miroslav Katetov was awarded the IM title in 1951. He was Prague champion in 1942 and 1946. His doctorate was in Mathematics.

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 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 80  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Foltys vs M Katetov 1-029 1940 RakovnikD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
2. M Katetov vs F Krticka  ½-½49 1940 RakovnikA13 English
3. V Olexa vs M Katetov  ½-½41 1940 RakovnikE33 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
4. M Katetov vs K Treybal 0-152 1940 RakovnikD53 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. F Zita vs M Katetov  ½-½52 1940 RakovnikA14 English
6. M Katetov vs J Louma  ½-½27 1940 RakovnikD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. A Pokorny vs M Katetov  0-131 1940 RakovnikE33 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
8. Opocensky vs M Katetov  ½-½79 1940 RakovnikA40 Queen's Pawn Game
9. M Katetov vs J Podgorny  0-141 1940 RakovnikD66 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line
10. M Katetov vs Hromadka ½-½32 1940 RakovnikA12 English with b3
11. M Katetov vs J Dobias  1-033 1940 RakovnikD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
12. Saemisch vs M Katetov 0-137 1942 ChocenC12 French, McCutcheon
13. M Katetov vs J Florian  ½-½60 1942 ChocenD53 Queen's Gambit Declined
14. R Keller vs M Katetov 0-129 1942 ChocenE02 Catalan, Open, 5.Qa4
15. Sajtar vs M Katetov  0-146 1942 ChocenE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
16. M Katetov vs B Thelen  ½-½39 1942 ChocenA15 English
17. M Katetov vs J Dobias 1-023 1942 ChocenA04 Reti Opening
18. M Katetov vs E Richter  ½-½45 1942 ChocenE00 Queen's Pawn Game
19. F Zita vs M Katetov  1-031 1942 ChocenE07 Catalan, Closed
20. M Katetov vs C Kottnauer 1-018 1942 ChocenE18 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3
21. A Tikovsky vs M Katetov  0-129 1942 ChocenE00 Queen's Pawn Game
22. M Katetov vs Hromadka  1-029 1942 ChocenA28 English
23. J Florian vs M Katetov  1-044 1943 PragueC08 French, Tarrasch, Open, 4.ed ed
24. Sajtar vs M Katetov  ½-½39 1943 PragueE33 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
25. M Katetov vs B Thelen  ½-½41 1943 PragueA14 English
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  Honza Cervenka: Miroslav Katetov was quite interesting person not only as a chess player. See
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  Gypsy: In the late 1940's, Katetov rivaled Pachman for the 1-2 board for Czechoslovakia. But his life calling was in mathematics. As I understand things, some apparatchiks wanted to turn Katetov into a 'Soviet style' full time chess professional. But, if anything, that had a rather oposite effect and Katetov drifted away from chess.
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  GrahamClayton: Biography and mathematical work:

Mar-07-11  BIDMONFA: Miroslav Katetov

KATETOV, Miroslav

Mar-07-11  haydn20: The depth and range of his math is stunning.
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  Penguincw: "Happy Birthday" Miroslav Katetov.I put <Happy Birthday> because I'm not sure if people who passed away still have birthdays.
Mar-18-12  DoctorD: In his article, "One Hit Wonders," in the German chess magazine Problem Forum (April 2012), Stephen Rothwell gives the following study by Katetov:

Miroslav Katetov
Ceskoslovensky Sach 1936, 2nd. Place

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1. g7 (1. gxh7? ♖f1+ =) ♖g1 (1... ♖e8 2. ♗xe8+ ♔h6 3. g8=♘+ (3.g8=♗??; two bishops of the wrong color are no better than one although Fritz will tell you you have a winning advantage here) 3... ♔g7 4. ♘e7 ♔f8 5. ♘d5 ♔xe8) 2. ♗g4+ ♖xg4 (2... ♔h6 3. g8=♖ (3.g8=♕ ♖g3+ 4. ♔f4 (4. ♔e2 ♖g2+) 4... ♖xg4+ 5. ♕xg4=)) 3. hxg4+ ♔h6 4. g8=♗ (4.g8=♘+? ♔g5 5. ♘e7 h5=)

A position that looks game-like and features three underpromotions. Halberstadt later converted the problem into one of four promotions, and thus an Allumwandlung (AUW). I'll leave the reader to figure that one out himself, from Halberstadt's CuriositÚs Tactiques des Finales(1954):

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  GrahamClayton: Here is a link to an edition of the Czechoslovak Mathematical Journal which commemorated Katetov's 70th birthday in 1988:

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  Penguincw: Happy Birthday to IM Miroslav Katetov (would've been 96 today).
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