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Zbynek Hracek
Number of games in database: 959
Years covered: 1985 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2563 (2559 rapid, 2534 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2650

Overall record: +275 -134 =482 (57.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 68 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (164) 
    B90 B47 B81 B30 B32
 Ruy Lopez (82) 
    C78 C67 C84 C92 C65
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (34) 
    C84 C92 C91 C95 C96
 French Defense (30) 
    C03 C07 C02 C11 C10
 Sicilian Taimanov (27) 
    B47 B48 B46 B45
 Sicilian Najdorf (23) 
    B90 B92 B99 B97 B91
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (138) 
    B90 B22 B92 B30 B81
 Ruy Lopez (47) 
    C65 C78 C67 C84 C91
 Queen's Pawn Game (43) 
    E00 A46 D02 A45 E10
 Queen's Indian (39) 
    E12 E15 E17 E14 E19
 Nimzo Indian (35) 
    E32 E54 E53 E37 E47
 Sicilian Najdorf (30) 
    B90 B92 B93 B91
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   I Sokolov vs Hracek, 1996 0-1
   A Tari vs Hracek, 2014 0-1
   Hracek vs H Urday, 1996 1-0
   A Greenfeld vs Hracek, 2012 0-1
   W So vs Hracek, 2016 1/2-1/2
   Hracek vs Blatny, 2017 1-0
   J P Le Roux vs Hracek, 2017 1/2-1/2
   D Lobzhanidze vs Hracek, 2017 1/2-1/2
   R Appel vs Hracek, 2008 1/2-1/2
   Hracek vs Kasparov, 2001 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   European Club Cup (2014)
   Bundesliga 2009/10 (2009)
   Bundesliga 2011/12 (2011)
   Bundesliga 2010/11 (2010)
   Bundesliga 2008/09 (2008)
   European Individual Championship (2008)
   EU-ch 4th (2003)
   European Club Cup (2011)
   12th European Individual Championship (2011)
   European Individual Championship (2007)
   Chess Olympiad (2010)
   Bundesliga 2012/13 (2012)
   European Individual Championship (2013)
   Bundesliga 2015/16 (2015)
   13th European Individual Championship (2012)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Parnu 1996 by suenteus po 147
   Czech Team on Chess Olympiad 2010 by Honza Cervenka

   🏆 Chess Olympiad
   Hracek vs J M Lopez Martinez (Oct-04-18) 1-0
   Hracek vs B Adhiban (Oct-02-18) 1/2-1/2
   Hracek vs T Nabaty (Oct-01-18) 1-0
   Naiditsch vs Hracek (Sep-30-18) 1-0
   P Idani vs Hracek (Sep-27-18) 1/2-1/2

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(born Sep-09-1970, 48 years old) Czech Republic

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Grandmaster, Czech champion in 1994. He qualified for the World Cup (2013) from a strong result in the European Individual Championships (2013). At the World Cup, he lost to Moldavan veteran GM Viktor Bologan in the first round and was eliminated from the contest. Playing board 5 for his team G-Team Novy Bor, he helped it to win the European Club Cup (2013).

Wikipedia article: Zbyněk Hráček

Last updated: 2017-12-05 07:30:19

 page 1 of 39; games 1-25 of 959  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. P Haba vs Hracek  1-0291985CZE-ch 16thC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
2. Blatny vs Hracek  ½-½161987PoznanD79 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O, Main line
3. W Schmidt vs Hracek  ½-½231987PoznanD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
4. Degraeve vs Hracek 0-1181989It, GroningenC36 King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense
5. Dreev vs Hracek  0-1621989EU-ch U20E12 Queen's Indian
6. Hracek vs Topalov ½-½631989EU-ch U20A22 English
7. I Stohl vs Hracek  1-0611990zt_play offE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
8. Hracek vs I Stohl  0-1421990Warsaw zt-plofB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
9. Hracek vs I Stohl  ½-½421990WarsawB83 Sicilian
10. A M Galliamova vs Hracek  0-1431990ChW jrA13 English
11. Hracek vs Wojtkiewicz  ½-½431990Warsaw zt-plof 17B96 Sicilian, Najdorf
12. Hracek vs Adams  ½-½771990OakhamE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
13. Hracek vs I Stohl  ½-½231990Novy SmokovecE42 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein)
14. Wojtkiewicz vs Hracek  ½-½331990WarsawA04 Reti Opening
15. Zsuzsa Polgar vs Hracek 1-0181990Stara Zagora zt-BA46 Queen's Pawn Game
16. Hracek vs Wojtkiewicz  ½-½691990Stara Zagora zt-BB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
17. Hracek vs I Stohl  0-1501990Stara Zagora zt-BB25 Sicilian, Closed
18. Hracek vs Blatny  0-1571990BrnoA52 Budapest Gambit
19. J Lechtynsky vs Hracek  ½-½681990CSR-chE19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3
20. Razuvaev vs Hracek  1-0481990Tatran CupE84 King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line
21. Hracek vs Blatny  0-1401990Stary SmokovecC91 Ruy Lopez, Closed
22. Hracek vs Smagin  ½-½471990Tatran CupD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
23. Johnny Jose Perez vs Hracek  0-1411990Novi Sad ol (Men)B62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
24. Hracek vs A I Hamed  1-0271990Novi Sad ol (Men)B06 Robatsch
25. Fedorowicz vs Hracek  1-0411990Chess OlympiadE48 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5
 page 1 of 39; games 1-25 of 959  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-21-04  Kaspy2: this czech guy checks it out for Werder Bremen (Germany) chess club in Bundesliga, board 2. He has been with the club for some time now... GM, 2579 as of 2004.
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  whiteshark: No bio so far ?


Nov-12-12  The Last Straw: [Event "corr."]
[Site "?"]
[Date "1985.??.??"]
[EventDate "?"]
[Round "?"]
[Result "0-1"]
[White "Hraček, Zbynek"]
[Black "Webb, Simon"]
[ECO "A30"]
[WhiteElo "?"]
[BlackElo "?"]
[PlyCount "120"]

1.c4 c5 2.Nf3 g6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nc6 5.e4 Nf6 6.Nc3 d6 7.Be3 Bg7 8.Be2 0-0 9.0-0 Bd7 10.f4?! Rc8 11.Kh1 Nxd4!? 12.Bxd4 Bc6 13.Bf3 a5 14.Qd2 Nd7 15.Bxg7?! Kxg7 16.Bg4!? f5!? 17.Bf3 fxe4 18.Bxe4 Bxe4 19.Qd4+ e5! 20.Qxe4 Nc5 21.Qe3 exf4 22.Rxf4 Rxf4 23.Qxf4 Qf6 24.Qxf6+ Kxf6 25.Rd1 Ke5!? 26.Kg1 Rf8 27.Nb5 Ne4!? 28.Rd4+ Ke6 29.Nd4+ Kd7 30.Nf3 b6 31.Rd1 a4 32.Rd3 Rc8 33.Rd4 Nc5 34.Kf2 Re8 35.Nd2 Kc6 36.b4?! Ne6 37.Rd5 Nf4 38.b5+? Kd7 39.Rd4 Ne6 40.Re4 Rf8+ 41.Nf3 Nc5 42.Rd4 Re8 43.Nd2 Re5 44.g4? h6 45.h3 g5 46.Nb1 Ne6 47.Rd3 Nf4 48.Re3 Rc8 49.Na3 d5! 50.cxd5 Rxd5 51.Nc4?! Rxb5 52.Ra3 Kc6 53.Rxa4?! Nxh3+ 54.Ke3 Nf4 55.Ra8 Kd5 56.Nd2 Ra5 57.Rd8+ Kc6 58.Rc8+!? Kd7 59.Rh8 Ra3+ 60.Nb3? Rxa2 0-1

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  Honza Cervenka: <Moldavan veteran GM Viktor Bologan> is younger than Zbynek Hracek.
Sep-09-15  waustad: Considering where he lives I'm surprised that a player search on came up with two other players with that family name, but none matching his whole name.
Sep-09-15  waustad: Is there a spelling issue? Looking at some of the events he's played in that seems implausible.
Premium Chessgames Member
  PhilFeeley: Missing Hracek-Seirawan, 1998. A rapid game but interesting from a French Defense viewpoint. Davies covers it on his 1...e6 A solid defense against 1. e4 and 1 d4.
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  diagonal: His peak time was certainly in the mid-1990s: Czech Champion 1994, winning outright a Zonal contest 1995 (above amongst others Kiril Georgiev, Zoltan Almasi, or Mihail Marin), and clear first at Altensteig GMT 1995:

In 1995 (July - December Elo list), Hracek was ranked as no. 24-28 worldwide, alongside with Viktor Korchnoi, Peter Svidler, Judit Polgar, and Curt Hansen (ordered by number of games).

In 1996 (January - June Elo list), Hracek was in the Top Twenty of the world as shared no. 19-21, and again the leading Czech player.

He played for Czechoslovakia at the Chess Olympiads of 1990 and 1992, and for the Czech Republic at the Olympiads of 1994, 1996, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, and 2014, making a total of 12 appearances, twice on board one for his country.

Sep-09-18  bengalcat47: He should asking Pat Sajak and Vanna White, "May I please buy some vowels?"
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