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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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MIROSLAV KATETOV
(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.

Wikipedia article: Miroslav Katětov

Last updated: 2017-02-10 05:31:15

 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 80  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Katetov vs J Podgorny  0-1411940RakovnikD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
2. A Pokorny vs M Katetov  0-1311940RakovnikE33 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
3. M Katetov vs J Dobias  1-0331940RakovnikD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
4. M Katetov vs K Treybal 0-1521940RakovnikD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. F Zita vs M Katetov  ½-½521940RakovnikA14 English
6. M Katetov vs F Krticka  ½-½491940RakovnikA13 English
7. Foltys vs M Katetov 1-0291940RakovnikD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
8. M Katetov vs Hromadka ½-½321940RakovnikA12 English with b3
9. Opocensky vs M Katetov  ½-½791940RakovnikE00 Queen's Pawn Game
10. M Katetov vs J Louma  ½-½271940RakovnikD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. V Olexa vs M Katetov  ½-½411940RakovnikE33 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
12. Saemisch vs M Katetov 0-1371942ChocenC12 French, McCutcheon
13. M Katetov vs J Florian  ½-½601942ChocenD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
14. R Keller vs M Katetov 0-1291942ChocenE02 Catalan, Open, 5.Qa4
15. M Katetov vs B Thelen  ½-½391942ChocenA15 English
16. Sajtar vs M Katetov  0-1461942ChocenE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
17. M Katetov vs E Richter  ½-½451942ChocenE00 Queen's Pawn Game
18. F Zita vs M Katetov  1-0311942ChocenE07 Catalan, Closed
19. M Katetov vs J Dobias 1-0231942ChocenA04 Reti Opening
20. M Katetov vs C Kottnauer 1-0181942ChocenE18 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3
21. A Tikovsky vs M Katetov  0-1291942ChocenE00 Queen's Pawn Game
22. M Katetov vs Hromadka  1-0291942ChocenA28 English
23. J Florian vs M Katetov  1-0441943PragueC07 French, Tarrasch
24. M Katetov vs B Thelen  ½-½411943PragueA14 English
25. M Katetov vs O Novotny  1-0451943PragueD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-29-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  Honza Cervenka: Miroslav Katetov was quite interesting person not only as a chess player. See http://at.yorku.ca/i/a/a/c/09.htm
Mar-07-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.
Sep-19-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  GrahamClayton: Biography and mathematical work:

http://dml.cz/bitstream/handle/1033...

Mar-07-11  BIDMONFA: Miroslav Katetov

KATETOV, Miroslav
http://www.bidmonfa.com/katetov_mir...
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Mar-07-11  haydn20: The depth and range of his math is stunning.
Mar-07-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  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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Mar-07-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  GrahamClayton: Here is a link to an edition of the Czechoslovak Mathematical Journal which commemorated Katetov's 70th birthday in 1988:

http://dml.cz/bitstream/handle/1033...

Mar-07-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Happy Birthday to IM Miroslav Katetov (would've been 96 today).
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