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Josef Emil Krejcik
Number of games in database: 60
Years covered: 1898 to 1952
Overall record: +28 -16 =11 (60.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      5 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Vienna Opening (8) 
    C29 C25 C26 C28
 Queen's Pawn Game (4) 
    D05 A40 D02
 Sicilian (4) 
    B21 B73 B23 B41
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (7) 
    C11 C01 C14 C13
 French (4) 
    C11 C13
 Sicilian (4) 
    B32 B73 B20
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   J Krejcik vs K Krobot, 1908 1-0
   S Takacs vs J Krejcik, 1920 0-1
   J Krejcik vs Baumgartner, 1914 1-0
   J Krejcik vs Reti, 1922 1-0
   Helmer vs J Krejcik, 1917 0-1
   J Krejcik vs NN, 1908 1-0
   J Krejcik vs R Muenz, 1911 1-0
   J Krejcik vs S Takacs, 1920 1-0
   J Krejcik vs H Suechting, 1908 1-0
   J Krejcik vs D Hell, 1921 1-0

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JOSEF EMIL KREJCIK
(born Jan-22-1885, died Jan-04-1957, 71 years old) Austria

[what is this?]
Josef Emil Krejcik was born in Vienna. He was a player, journalist and chess author. He won many brilliancy prizes without winning tournaments but is probably best known for his humorous books.

Wikipedia article: Josef Krejcik


 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 60  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. J Krejcik vs J Thirring 0-111 1898 Vienna corrA40 Queen's Pawn Game
2. A Benesch vs J Krejcik 1-028 1904 OlomoucC54 Giuoco Piano
3. J Krejcik vs Schlechter ½-½44 1905 OlomoucD05 Queen's Pawn Game
4. J Krejcik vs Tartakower ½-½33 1906 2nd Neumann TrophyC46 Three Knights
5. J Krejcik vs Vidmar 1-021 1906 ViennaC29 Vienna Gambit
6. R Berger vs J Krejcik 0-121 1907 ViennaD08 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit
7. J Krejcik vs F Klar 1-024 1907 OlmutzC29 Vienna Gambit
8. J Krejcik vs K Krobot 1-027 1908 Cafe ViktoriaC22 Center Game
9. J Krejcik vs H Suechting 1-010 1908 WenenB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
10. J Krejcik vs Lasker  0-142 1908 GER tour simD05 Queen's Pawn Game
11. Lasker vs J Krejcik 0-127 1908 GER tour simC13 French
12. J Krejcik vs NN 1-06 1908 Wenen blindA00 Uncommon Opening
13. Meitner vs J Krejcik  1-043 1909 Vienna CC Winter TourneyC49 Four Knights
14. Albin vs J Krejcik  1-035 1909 Vienna CC Winter TourneyD02 Queen's Pawn Game
15. O Strobl vs J Krejcik 0-156 1909 Trebitsch MemorialC49 Four Knights
16. J Krejcik vs Reti 0-131 1909 ViennaC26 Vienna
17. J Krejcik vs L Loewy Jr  ½-½51 1909 Vienna CC Winter TourneyC49 Four Knights
18. Tartakower vs J Krejcik 1-032 1909 Trebitsch MemorialC49 Four Knights
19. J Schenkein vs J Krejcik  0-142 1909 Vienna CC Winter TourneyC23 Bishop's Opening
20. J Krejcik vs NN 1-030 1909 ViennaD02 Queen's Pawn Game
21. J Krejcik vs Albin  1-046 1909 Vienna CC Winter TourneyC01 French, Exchange
22. Reti vs J Krejcik 1-071 1910 Trebitsch Memorial 1909/C01 French, Exchange
23. S Wolf vs J Krejcik ½-½31 1910 Landstrasser TtB32 Sicilian
24. J Krejcik vs R Muenz 1-047 1911 ViennaC20 King's Pawn Game
25. J Perlis vs J Krejcik 1-020 1911 ViennaC42 Petrov Defense
 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 60  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Apr-06-04  AdrianP: Josef Krejcik gave a 25 game simultaneous display in 1910 and lost every single game!
Apr-07-04  tacticsjokerxxx: a bad day, haha.
Apr-08-04  AdrianP: I've often thought about trying to outdo Josef Krejcik... maybe a 30 game simultaneous display... ;-)
Apr-08-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sneaky: <gave a 25 game simultaneous display in 1910 and lost every single game!> Sounds like Ostap Bender, of Russian folklore.
Apr-27-04  ughaibu: Chessgames.com: Is there a problem with the Krejcik-Krobot game? It's about six weeks since I uploaded it.
Apr-10-05  marekg248: <chessgames.com> Really, what was the problem with the game? It's a Josef Krejcik v Konrad Krobot, Vienna, February 1908.
Jun-21-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: What happened to the Krejcik - Krobot game?
Oct-05-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  dakgootje: <tamar> well then i have a little different kind of Fritz then you ;-), my Fritz did only well maybe half a minut for the solution and about 5 main variations...
May-02-06  EmperorAtahualpa: I have reproduced a FEN of two puzzles posted by <ughaibu> and <Benjamin Lau> on page 1:

1) Krejcik's "immortal puzzle"

White to move and win:


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2) Liburkin's puzzle

White to move and win:


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Enjoy!

May-28-06  WarmasterKron: Does anyone have any experience with Krejcik's odd gambit in the Dutch?
May-28-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: The Krejcik-Krobot game is still not in the database, apparently.
May-28-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: <offramp> I uploaded it yesterday so hopefully it should appear shortly.
Jul-15-06  Open Defence: ok....!!! Rd6 blocks the B on c8 after cxd6 .... brilliant!!!!!!!!! so after Bxg7 and gxh5 Black cannot threaten the White Q with d5 as it does not open a line for the B on c8...
Jan-16-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  Phony Benoni: Krejcik seems to have had the knack of picking opponents who lost quickly.
Apr-16-07  gambitfan: An amateur chess player having played with many famous chess players in his life...
Nov-24-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Krejcik is holding a special record. At a simul in Linz 1910 he lost at all boards, 0:25. His clever opponents had invited him to a pre-lunch drink before.

.....\\I//.....
....( @ @ )....
-oOo--(_)--oOo-

Jan-22-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  DarthStapler: I use an opening named after this guy
May-27-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Here is a picture of J.E. Krejcik: http://www.chessbase.com/news/2008/...

Related article: http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail... (scroll down)

Jan-22-11  BIDMONFA: Josef Emil Krejcik

KREJCIK, Josef
http://www.bidmonfa.com/krejcik_jos...
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Jan-14-12  sneaky pete: From a game by the Baron Von Münchhausen, as related by Josef Krejcik. He also gives details of the circumstances under which this game was played, but they seem quite unlikely to me, so I will ignore them here. I like to stick to the truth and not annoy you with fairy tales. This is not the Kenneth Rogoff page.

Anyway, in this position


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the Baron had intended to play h5 .. winning back the piece sacrified earlier, but after .. Ng5 black would have a solid and safe position with 2 extra pawns. So after 15 seconds of deep thought, the Baron changed his mind and announced # in 15.

Sep-08-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Karpova: Krejcik demonstrates chess blindness:


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Now, White could have failed with 1.Ne7+ Kh8 2.Nxg6 fxg6 3.Qxh7+ Kxh7 4.Rh1# as 2...fxg6 comes with check.

Krejcik found a nicer way: 1.Bxf7+ Bxf7 <White announces mate in 3> 2.Ne7+ Kh8 3.Qxh7+ Kxh7 4.Rh1+ Bh5#


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He almost had to be put in a straitjacket after this game.

From Prof. Krejcik's <Ueber Schachblindheit>, page 15 of the 1923 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'

Jun-01-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Karpova: Winter Tournament of the Vienna Chess Club, 1915.12.15 to 1916.02.20

1. J. E. Krejcik 7.5
2. J. Schenkein 6.5
3-4. Leo Singer 5.5
3-4. S. Steiner 5.5
5. A. E. Wolf 5.0
6. L. Zuckerbäcker 3.0
7. Dr. H. V. Klein 1.5
8-9. J. Falk 1.0
8-9. Schohann 1.0

Krejcik with +7 =1 -0 (draw against Schenkein)

From page 10 of the 1916 'Wiener Schachzeitung'

Oct-12-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Karpova: His wife died suddenly in 1925.

From page 149 of the May 1925 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'

Nov-24-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Karpova: The shortest Queen odds game of all times

Back in the days of the Vienna Chess Club when Schlechter, Marco, Albin, Schwarz, Perlis, Vidmar and others met, and Fähndrich gathered Albert von Rothschild, Meitner and Fleissig, the following took place:

Krejcik was among them, better known for his quick tongue than great victories. One day, Krejcik played several games and got crushed in each of them. A very old but kind amateur (category knight odds) named Hirschhorn witnessed the massacre. While Krejcik was everything but amused, Hirschhorn enjoyed it and said to him <Sie scheinen sich für's Schach zu interessieren, ich an ihrer Stelle würde es doch erlernen.> (You seem to be interested in chess, I in your stead would learn how to play it.).

Krejcik replied <Ihnen gebe ich die Dame vor und spiele jede Partie um einen Gulden.> (I play you at queen odds and every game at a stake of one Gulden). Right after he had spoken those words, he regretted them and wanted to take them back. But it was too late as Hirschhorn was mortified.

This is the game:

[Event "Queen odds game"]
[Site "Vienna Chess Club"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "-"]
[White "Krejcik, Josef Emil"]
[Black "Hirschhorn"]
[Result "1-0"]
[FEN "


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"] [SetUp "1"]

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 c6 4.a3 Ne7 5.f4 Qa5+ 6.b4 Qb6 7.Nf3 h6 8.c4 g6 9.Nc3 a5 10.c5 Qc7 11.b5 cxb5 12.Nxb5 Qc6 13.Nd6+ Kd8 14.Bb5 Qc7 15.Nxf7# 1-0


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Hirschhorn got up silently. Albin remarked bitingly <Mit dem Mundwerk werden Sie noch viele Partien gewinnen.> (With this gab you will win many games to come.)

From pages 363-364 of the December 1924 'Wiener Schachzeitung'

Dec-01-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Karpova: April Fools' Joke:

Krejcik plays out a middlegame position against Capablanca (Black pieces). An 8-month old infant created the position by dropping pieces on the board:


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Capablanca said that he wouldn't stand a chance, but then Krejcik announced selfmate in 16:

1.e8=K Kf5 2.d8=N Kg6 3.h8=B Kf5 4.b8=N Kg6 5.a8=R Kf5 6.f8 <remains a pawn> 6...Kg6 7.Nf7 Kf5 8.c8=Q+ Kg6 9.Qhg5+ Kf7 10.Qg1 Kg8 11.Qcg4 Kh7 12.Nd7 Kg8 13.Rd8 Kh7 14.Qh1+ Kg8 15.Nfxe5 Rxe5+ 16.Qe6+ Rxe6#

From pp. 59-60 of the April 1923 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'

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