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Wolfgang Pietzsch
Number of games in database: 197
Years covered: 1950 to 1968

Overall record: +47 -65 =85 (45.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (38) 
    B23 B43 B35 B94 B80
 Ruy Lopez (20) 
    C69 C77 C79 C93 C98
 French Defense (8) 
    C18 C16 C05 C11 C02
 Sicilian Najdorf (8) 
    B94 B98 B97 B96 B90
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (8) 
    C89 C95 C98 C87 C93
 French Winawer (5) 
    C18 C17 C16
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (19) 
    C18 C05 C19 C15 C16
 King's Indian (14) 
    E87 E95 E75 E98 E93
 French Winawer (11) 
    C18 C19 C15 C16
 Sicilian (7) 
    B88 B63 B43 B53 B30
 Queen's Gambit Declined (7) 
    D37 D35 D31
 Queen's Indian (6) 
    E18 E14 E12 E17
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   W Pietzsch vs Smyslov, 1968 1-0
   Kholmov vs W Pietzsch, 1965 0-1
   Gligoric vs W Pietzsch, 1962 1/2-1/2
   J Sefc vs W Pietzsch, 1958 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Havana (1965)
   Moscow (1963)

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(born Dec-21-1930, died Dec-29-1996, 66 years old) Germany

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Wolfgang Walther Pietzsch was born in Wittgendorf. He was a teacher of mathematics and physics by profession.

He was champion of the Russian zone of occupation in 1949 and champion of the German Democratic Republic (GDR) in 1960, 1962 and 1967. He played six times for the Olympics and got his grandmaster title in 1966 after winning the Leipzig International tournament.

By the end of the 1960s, Pietzsch retired from active chess.

Wikipedia article: Wolfgang Pietzsch

 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 197  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. B Ullrich vs W Pietzsch  0-128 1950 DDR-ch 01stE38 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5
2. A Otto vs W Pietzsch  0-134 1951 SchwerinB88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
3. S Szabo vs W Pietzsch  0-152 1951 Bucharest GMT 2ndB30 Sicilian
4. W Pietzsch vs V Rathai  1-030 1951 SchwerinB88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
5. K Makarczyk vs W Pietzsch  ½-½34 1951 Bucharest GMT 2ndE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
6. W Pietzsch vs K Knothe  1-044 1951 SchwerinB88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
7. Prins vs W Pietzsch  0-134 1952 Helsinki olC27 Vienna Game
8. K Poschauko vs W Pietzsch  0-137 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)A07 King's Indian Attack
9. J de Souza Mendes vs W Pietzsch  ½-½41 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)B63 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
10. W Pietzsch vs E Myhre  1-059 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
11. G Barcza vs W Pietzsch  ½-½75 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)A34 English, Symmetrical
12. W Pietzsch vs V Nestler  0-146 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)B80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
13. B Rabar vs W Pietzsch  1-030 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)E95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
14. W Pietzsch vs Stoltz  0-141 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)C18 French, Winawer
15. W Pietzsch vs A Beni  ½-½58 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)C73 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
16. M Oren vs W Pietzsch 1-042 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)E17 Queen's Indian
17. W Pietzsch vs K Plater  ½-½41 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)B70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
18. V Nestler vs W Pietzsch  0-141 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)A49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
19. W Pietzsch vs P M Nielsen  ½-½36 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)B57 Sicilian
20. Milner-Barry vs W Pietzsch  ½-½40 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)C47 Four Knights
21. W Pietzsch vs Dr. Juan Gonzalez  1-040 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
22. F Blatny vs W Pietzsch  ½-½51 1958 CSR-DDRC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
23. W Pietzsch vs F Blatny  1-036 1958 CSR-DDRC77 Ruy Lopez
24. R Aldecoa vs W Pietzsch  ½-½41 1958 13th olm qual. group 3E18 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3
25. J Kostro vs W Pietzsch 1-021 1958 13th olm qual. group 3C78 Ruy Lopez
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  whiteshark: Player of the Day

Bio in German:

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  whiteshark: There is a booklet <In memoriam Wolfgang Pietzsch> with lots of details and rare photos: http://www.schachverein-griesheim.d...
Dec-21-08  WhiteRook48: Oh I see is he a wolf??
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  whiteshark: Well, now that you mention it, how could somebody lose sight of the fact?
Dec-21-08  zzzzzzzzzzzz: wolf's dont play chess
Dec-21-08  zzzzzzzzzzzz: i see he plays the sicilian as white a lot
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  whiteshark: ...and only 2 <CK> games.
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  brankat: R.I.P.GM Pietzsch.
Dec-21-11  BIDMONFA: Wolfgang Pietzsch

PIETZSCH, Wolfgang

Dec-21-11  Xeroxx: Hello Wolfgang how you doing.
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  Penguincw: Happy 71st birthday.
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  Chessical: An excerpt from the booklet found by Whiteshark probably explains why Pietzsch retired from the game so early, support for chess and the opportunities to play internationally were drying up.

A quotation from from the article "Chess in the GDR", by Paul Werner Wagner in the chess magazine KARL 1/2002, states... "Since 1974, chess as a sport in the GDR was systematically disadvantaged. Participation by the GDR team at the Chess Olympiad was prohibited. The best East German chess players were not allowed to take part in the Zonal or Interzonal tournaments, qualifiers for the World Championship.

Only Wolfgang Uhlmann enjoyed an exceptional status but only for a short time."

Later, in the same article, it is stated that this was because the GDR's sport's priorities came to simply concentrate around track and field athlectics.

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  Caissanist: I remember that East Germany stopped playing in Olympiads after they finished behind the West Germans three straight times. It seems that that country generally only competed in sporting events where they could come ahead of their western cousins.
Aug-30-12  Octal: "Life is Pieztsche"
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  Penguincw: R.I.P. GM Wolfgang Pietzsch.
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  offramp: A single werewolf is a wolfman.

A great big mob of unruly werewolves is a wolfgang.

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  zanzibar: And a pack of hungry werewolves is known as a Wolfgang Puck.
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  zanzibar: Or should that be ravenous?
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