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Jan Kvicala
Number of games in database: 30
Years covered: 1890 to 1913

Overall record: +7 -14 =9 (38.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

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    C49 C48
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   J Kvicala vs J Mieses, 1908 1-0

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   Prague (1908)

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(born 1868, died Feb-11-1939, 70 years old) Czech Republic

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Dr. Jan Kvícala was a Czech chess master who lived and played in Prague. In tournaments, he won the 3rd Congress of the Bohemian Chess Association in 1891, finished 2nd (behind Oldrich Duras) in 1906 and 1910, and placed 18th Prague (1908) (Duras and Carl Schlechter won). In match play, he lost to Duras (4-5) in 1902, and defeated Karel Hromadka 3-1 in 1909. Representing Prague in team play, Dr. Kvícala defeated Wilhelm Cohn 1.5-0.5 in 1913.

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 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 30  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J Kvicala vs M Porges 1-0211890PragueA13 English
2. J Kvicala vs J Kotrc  0-1261891PragueA03 Bird's Opening
3. J Kotrc vs J Kvicala  1-0351893MatchC50 Giuoco Piano
4. J Kotrc vs J Kvicala  1-0261893MatchC50 Giuoco Piano
5. J Kvicala vs J Kotrc ½-½111893MatchC25 Vienna
6. J Kvicala vs J Kotrc  ½-½171893MatchA07 King's Indian Attack
7. Duras vs J Kvicala 1-0181902Brilliant-Game Contest of Czech Chess ClubC67 Ruy Lopez
8. Duras vs J Kvicala 1-0321902Czech Chess Club ChampionshipC25 Vienna
9. J Kvicala vs H Suechting  ½-½461908PragueC48 Four Knights
10. Alapin vs J Kvicala  1-0511908PragueD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
11. J Kvicala vs Teichmann  ½-½461908PragueC49 Four Knights
12. Prokes vs J Kvicala  ½-½181908PragueC49 Four Knights
13. J Kvicala vs Janowski  0-1501908PragueC49 Four Knights
14. F Treybal vs J Kvicala  ½-½321908PragueC97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
15. J Kvicala vs Schlechter  ½-½261908PragueC49 Four Knights
16. J Kvicala vs Salwe  0-1741908PragueC49 Four Knights
17. J Kvicala vs Spielmann  1-0291908PragueB01 Scandinavian
18. Rubinstein vs J Kvicala ½-½601908PragueD33 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
19. J Kvicala vs J Mieses  1-0311908PragueB01 Scandinavian
20. Maroczy vs J Kvicala  1-0351908PragueD02 Queen's Pawn Game
21. J Kvicala vs Marshall 0-1501908PragueC46 Three Knights
22. Vidmar vs J Kvicala 1-0371908PragueB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
23. Leonhardt vs J Kvicala  1-0621908PragueB12 Caro-Kann Defense
24. J Kvicala vs Dus Chotimirsky  0-1671908PragueB58 Sicilian
25. J Kvicala vs Von Bardeleben  ½-½481908PragueC46 Three Knights
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Sep-12-10  Eastfrisian: A short bio can be found here:
Jun-02-13  Karpova: Tragic conclusion to a tournament

As in my first post on Prague (1908), in the penultimate round (18) Dr. Kvicala was playing e2-e4 against Duras when he got the news that his parents had both died. He immediately resigned (p. 182 of the 1908 'Wiener Schachzeitung'). The last game he lost on forfeit.

Oct-25-14  Karpova: It is worth noting that there were at least three members of the Prague Chess Club with the surname Kvicala: <Dr. A Kvicala>, <Dr. Josef Kvicala> and <J Kvicala>.

Source: Deutsches Wochenschach, 20 January 1889, issue 3, p. 28

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