|Jul-23-05|| ||Benzol: Chess patron Victor Tietz?|
|Jul-23-05|| ||Honza Cervenka: Definitely yes.|
|Jul-23-05|| ||Honza Cervenka: Viktor Tietz (1859-1937) was a co-founder and the first president of Carlsbad's (Karlovy Vary) chess club. He was good player (he beat not only Schlechter, but also Lasker, although those games were played in a simul) but became famous rather as an excellent chess organiser (he organised famous Carlsbad tournaments in 1907, 1911, 1923 and 1929, match Albin vs Marco 1901, match Janowski vs Schlechter 1902 or Euwe vs Flohr 1932) and arbiter.|
Here is his game with Lasker:
[Event "Karlsbad sim"]
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.0-0 Nxe4 5.d4 Be7 6.dxe5 0-0 7.Qd5 Nc5 8.Bd2 Ne6 9.Bc3 Nb4 10.Bxb4 Bxb4 11.Qe4 Bc5 12.Nc3 f5 13.exf6 Qxf6 14.Bc4 Qh6 15.Nd5 c6 16.Nc7 d5 17.Bxd5 cxd5 18.Qxd5 Rd8 19.Qc4 b5 20.Qb3 Rb8 21.Rfe1 Rb6 22.Rad1 Rxd1 23.Rxd1 Rd6 24.Re1 a6 25.Ng5 Qxg5 26.Nxe6 Bxe6 27.Rxe6 Qd5 28.Rxd6 1-0
|Jan-02-07|| ||Benzol: Thanks <Honza>.
I found the following diagram in Gerald Abrahams "The Chess Mind".
From a game played in Karlsbad circa 1900
White : Viktor Tietz
Black : A. Schwalb
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White to play continued
10.xh4+ and forces mate in 5 moves.
I hope that this finish actually occurred in over the board play and wasn't composed. If so it would be a great game to track down the full score of.
|Dec-27-07|| ||Karpova: Chess Note 5351 asks <Were Tietzís brilliancies spurious?>|
|Jan-02-12|| ||GrahamClayton: Photo of Tietz at Carlsbad 1929 with Alekhine and Nimzovich:|
Tietz was also a member of the Carlsbad city council.
|Feb-13-12|| ||whiteshark: So <Stadtrat> wasn't his first name?|
|Aug-04-12|| ||Karpova: The last ten years of his life, Tietz was blinded by an ailment of his eyes.|
Source: Page 24 of the 1938 '(Neue) Wiener Schachzeitung'
|Dec-29-12|| ||Conrad93: This man was slightly more skilled than Lasker.|
|Dec-29-12|| ||Benzol: <Conrad93> Are you basing that assertion on one simultaneous game?|
|Dec-30-12|| ||Conrad93: Yes. Yes I am.|
|Dec-30-12|| ||Benzol: So if a player draws simultaneous games against GM's and IM's he should be at least of IM strength?|
|Dec-30-12|| ||Conrad93: Yep. Now you have it.|
|Dec-31-12|| ||Benzol: Well Paul Morten has drawn simultaneous games against IM Herman van Riemsdijk and GM's Nigel Short and Drazen Sermek. I can assure you he is not anywhere near GM or even IM strength. Sorry to disappoint you.|
|Jan-01-13|| ||IndigoViolet: Position (allegedly) from Tietz-Judd, Carlsbad, 1898.|
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Tietz unleashed 1.Rxb5! cxb5 2.Rc8!! Qd5 3.Qa1+ e5 4.Bxe5+ Qxe5 5.Rxf8+ Kg7 6.Rf7+ 1-0.
As it happens, he had an even stronger move with 1.Qf1 as it retains the threat of Rxb5 and brings the move Qf6+ into play. Likewise, 1.Rxb5 cxb5 2.Qf1 works too.
|Jan-02-13|| ||Benzol: No reply from <Conrad93>. Myth busted.|
|Nov-01-13|| ||Karpova: 20-board Simul in Carlsbad in 1924: +16 -2 =2
From page 157 of the May 1924 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'