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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.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (38) 
    B23 B43 B42 B98 B35
 Ruy Lopez (20) 
    C69 C77 C79 C83 C73
 French Defense (8) 
    C18 C16 C11 C02 C05
 Sicilian Najdorf (8) 
    B94 B98 B95 B96 B90
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (8) 
    C98 C85 C91 C87 C95
 Sicilian Kan (5) 
    B43 B42
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (19) 
    C05 C18 C19 C15 C06
 King's Indian (14) 
    E95 E75 E87 E96 E91
 French Winawer (11) 
    C18 C19 C15 C16
 Sicilian (7) 
    B52 B57 B88 B53 B43
 Queen's Gambit Declined (7) 
    D37 D35 D31
 French Tarrasch (6) 
    C05 C06
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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?]
   Moscow (1963)
   Havana (1965)


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WOLFGANG PIETZSCH
(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 YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. B Ullrich vs W Pietzsch  0-1281950DDR-ch 01stE38 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5
2. S Szabo vs W Pietzsch  0-1521951Bucharest GMT 2ndB30 Sicilian
3. W Pietzsch vs V Rathai  1-0301951SchwerinB88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
4. K Makarczyk vs W Pietzsch  ½-½341951Bucharest GMT 2ndE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
5. W Pietzsch vs K Knothe  1-0441951SchwerinB88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
6. A Otto vs W Pietzsch  0-1341951SchwerinB88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
7. Prins vs W Pietzsch  0-1341952Helsinki olC27 Vienna Game
8. K Poschauko vs W Pietzsch  0-1371952Helsinki ol (Men)A07 King's Indian Attack
9. J de Souza Mendes vs W Pietzsch  ½-½411952Helsinki ol (Men)B63 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
10. W Pietzsch vs E Myhre  1-0591952Helsinki ol (Men)C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
11. G Barcza vs W Pietzsch  ½-½751952Helsinki ol (Men)A34 English, Symmetrical
12. W Pietzsch vs V Nestler  0-1461952Helsinki ol (Men)B80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
13. B Rabar vs W Pietzsch  1-0301952Helsinki ol (Men)E95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
14. W Pietzsch vs Stoltz  0-1411952Helsinki ol (Men)C18 French, Winawer
15. W Pietzsch vs A Beni  ½-½581952Helsinki ol (Men)C73 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
16. M Oren vs W Pietzsch 1-0421952Helsinki ol (Men)E17 Queen's Indian
17. W Pietzsch vs K Plater  ½-½411952Helsinki ol (Men)B70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
18. V Nestler vs W Pietzsch  0-1411952Helsinki ol (Men)A49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
19. W Pietzsch vs P M Nielsen  ½-½361952Helsinki ol (Men)B57 Sicilian
20. Milner-Barry vs W Pietzsch  ½-½401952Helsinki ol (Men)C47 Four Knights
21. W Pietzsch vs Dr. Juan Gonzalez  1-0401952Helsinki ol (Men)B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
22. W Pietzsch vs F Blatny  1-0361958CSR-DDRC77 Ruy Lopez
23. F Blatny vs W Pietzsch  ½-½511958CSR-DDRC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
24. R Aldecoa vs W Pietzsch  ½-½41195813th olm qual. group 3E18 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3
25. J Kostro vs W Pietzsch 1-021195813th olm qual. group 3C78 Ruy Lopez
 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 197  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-21-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Player of the Day

Bio in German: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolfga...

Dec-21-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  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??
Dec-21-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Dec-22-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: ...and only 2 <CK> games.
Dec-21-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  brankat: R.I.P.GM Pietzsch.
Dec-21-11  BIDMONFA: Wolfgang Pietzsch

PIETZSCH, Wolfgang
http://www.bidmonfa.com/pietzsch_wo...
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Dec-21-11  Xeroxx: Hello Wolfgang how you doing.
Dec-21-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Happy 71st birthday.
Jun-25-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.

Jun-25-12  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"
Dec-21-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: R.I.P. GM Wolfgang Pietzsch.
Dec-21-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: A single werewolf is a wolfman.

A great big mob of unruly werewolves is a wolfgang.

Dec-21-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  zanzibar: And a pack of hungry werewolves is known as a Wolfgang Puck.
Dec-22-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  zanzibar: Or should that be ravenous?
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