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.
Most played openings
|E33|| ||Nimzo-Indian, Classical (4 games)||D50|| ||Queen's Gambit Declined (4 games)||E00|| ||Queen's Pawn Game (4 games)||D38|| ||Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation (3 games)||C11|| ||French (3 games)||D59|| ||Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (3 games)||A13|| ||English (3 games)||D63|| ||Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense (3 games)||A14|| ||English (2 games)||A12|| ||English with b3 (2 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.
Wikipedia article: Miroslav Katětov
| page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 80
|1. F Zita vs M Katetov
|| ||½-½||52||1940||Rakovnik||A14 English|
|2. M Katetov vs J Louma
|| ||½-½||27||1940||Rakovnik||D30 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|3. M Katetov vs K Treybal
||0-1||52||1940||Rakovnik||D50 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|4. A Pokorny vs M Katetov
|| ||0-1||31||1940||Rakovnik||E33 Nimzo-Indian, Classical|
|5. Opocensky vs M Katetov
|| ||½-½||79||1940||Rakovnik||E00 Queen's Pawn Game|
|6. M Katetov vs J Podgorny
|| ||0-1||41||1940||Rakovnik||D63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense|
|7. M Katetov vs Hromadka
||½-½||32||1940||Rakovnik||A12 English with b3|
|8. Foltys vs M Katetov
||1-0||29||1940||Rakovnik||D38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation|
|9. M Katetov vs F Krticka
|| ||½-½||49||1940||Rakovnik||A13 English|
|10. V Olexa vs M Katetov
|| ||½-½||41||1940||Rakovnik||E33 Nimzo-Indian, Classical|
|11. M Katetov vs J Dobias
|| ||1-0||33||1940||Rakovnik||D50 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|12. Sajtar vs M Katetov
|| ||0-1||46||1942||Chocen||E06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3|
|13. M Katetov vs E Richter
|| ||½-½||45||1942||Chocen||E00 Queen's Pawn Game|
|14. F Zita vs M Katetov
|| ||1-0||31||1942||Chocen||E07 Catalan, Closed|
|15. M Katetov vs J Dobias
||1-0||23||1942||Chocen||A04 Reti Opening|
|16. M Katetov vs C Kottnauer
||1-0||18||1942||Chocen||E18 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3|
|17. A Tikovsky vs M Katetov
|| ||0-1||29||1942||Chocen||E00 Queen's Pawn Game|
|18. M Katetov vs Hromadka
|| ||1-0||29||1942||Chocen||A28 English|
|19. Saemisch vs M Katetov
||0-1||37||1942||Chocen||C12 French, McCutcheon|
|20. M Katetov vs J Florian
|| ||½-½||60||1942||Chocen||D50 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|21. R Keller vs M Katetov
||0-1||29||1942||Chocen||E02 Catalan, Open, 5.Qa4|
|22. M Katetov vs B Thelen
|| ||½-½||39||1942||Chocen||A15 English|
|23. Foltys vs M Katetov
|| ||½-½||22||1943||Prague||D50 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|24. M Katetov vs K Prucha
|| ||½-½||27||1943||Prague||E20 Nimzo-Indian|
|25. Opocensky vs M Katetov
|| ||0-1||48||1943||Prague||D73 Neo-Grunfeld, 5.Nf3|
| page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 80
|Jun-29-04|| ||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|| ||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|| ||GrahamClayton: Biography and mathematical work:
|Mar-07-11|| ||BIDMONFA: Miroslav Katetov|
|Mar-07-11|| ||haydn20: The depth and range of his math is stunning.|
|Mar-07-11|| ||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:|
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|| ||GrahamClayton: Here is a link to an edition of the Czechoslovak Mathematical Journal which commemorated Katetov's 70th birthday in 1988:|
|Mar-07-14|| ||Penguincw: Happy Birthday to IM Miroslav Katetov (would've been 96 today).|
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