Viktor Tietz, a famous chess patron, was born in Rumburk a town in the Ústí nad Labem Region in the north of what is now the Czech Republic in 1859. He became:
"(Carlsbad) Karlovy Vary's most famous chess player, organizer, official and politician
Viktor Tietz was born on April 13, 1859 in Rumburk. After attending secondary school ... he studied in Graz and Vienna.
He was already acquainted with chess in high school, but increasingly he began to devote himself to chess in Vienna, which was the centre of the Austro-Hungarian chess life. From a young age he not only cared about the game but also its organization. On March 1, 1888 in Vienna, he became a co-founder of the New Viennese chess club (Der Neue Wiener Schachklub) , based in cafe Crippel, Parkring 10 (today Café Skotch). Tietz became a member of its management committee.
In 1889 he took part in the VI. Congress of the German Chess Association (Der Deutsche Schachbund) in Wroclaw (Breslau, Wroclaw) , where he finished in 7th place (the winner was Emanuel Lasker, who in five years would be the second world champion).
Tietz was a very good practical player, although he gave up playing other than in Karlovy Vary. His forte was combination play and he defeated not only local chess players, but also many famous masters (Schlechter and Porges several times, Janowski, Chigorin, Emanuel Lasker (in a simultaneous exhibition game - ,ed.) ...
Tietz became a civil servant (at the regional tax headquarters in Prague), and by the mid-1890s he appeared as a tax officer in Carlsbad. Eventually, he worked as chief tax inspector, at the beginning of this century, he was elected to the city council and then in 1902 he resigned from the civil service..."1
During the last ten years of his life, Tietz was visually impaired. 2
He invented the tie-break system now called the Tietz system. His name is attached to the chess club in Karlovy Vary. He was a main organizer of four famous international tournaments: the Carlsbad 1907, the Carlsbad 1911, the Carlsbad 1923, and the Carlsbad 1929. He passed away in Karlovy Vary in 1937.
2 Page 24 of the 1938 '(Neue) Wiener Schachzeitung'
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