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H Rittner 
 
Horst Robert Rittner
Number of games in database: 64
Years covered: 1966 to 2003
Overall record: +23 -18 =23 (53.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

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HORST ROBERT RITTNER
(born Jul-16-1930, 84 years old) Germany

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Horst Robert Rittner was born in Breslau. German Correspondence Champion in 1956, he became a GMC in 1961. He won the 6th World Correspondence Championship in 1968-71 and also edited the German magazine Schach.

For the most part, Rittner opened 1.e4 and responded to 1.d4 with a Nimzo/Queen's Indian setup and responded to 1.e4 with 1...e6. He is a FIDE International Arbiter.

Wikipedia article: Horst Rittner


 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 64  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. H Rittner vs Simagin 1-045 1966 corr-1B62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
2. E Arnlind vs H Rittner  ½-½29 1968 5.corr olC18 French, Winawer
3. S Nyman vs H Rittner 0-153 1968 6th Correspondence World Championship FinalC18 French, Winawer
4. Sevecek vs H Rittner  ½-½42 1968 6th Correspondence World Championship FinalC18 French, Winawer
5. H Rittner vs V Kornfilt  1-041 1968 5.corr olC85 Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD)
6. H Rittner vs J Kellner  1-050 1968 6th Correspondence World Championship FinalC03 French, Tarrasch
7. H Rittner vs H W Duenhaupt  ½-½66 1968 5.corr olB25 Sicilian, Closed
8. N Karker vs H Rittner  0-139 1968 6th Correspondence World Championship FinalB82 Sicilian, Scheveningen
9. H Rittner vs E Thiele  1-055 1968 6th Correspondence World Championship FinalA13 English
10. H Rittner vs S Bernstein 1-054 1968 5.corr olB35 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Modern Variation with Bc4
11. H Rittner vs R Kauranen  ½-½50 1968 6th Correspondence World Championship FinalB69 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 11.Bxf6
12. V Zagorovsky vs H Rittner  ½-½19 1968 5.corr olC09 French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line
13. C Jansen vs H Rittner 0-128 1968 6th Correspondence World Championship FinalE53 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
14. H Rittner vs D Stern  1-037 1968 6th Correspondence World Championship FinalB64 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
15. H Rittner vs J Kellner  1-047 1968 5.corr olC03 French, Tarrasch
16. H Rittner vs Estrin 1-027 1968 6th Correspondence World Championship FinalD92 Grunfeld, 5.Bf4
17. J Snajdr vs H Rittner  1-021 1968 5.corr olB39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
18. Hybl vs H Rittner  ½-½15 1968 6th Correspondence World Championship FinalE53 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
19. H Rittner vs G Sanakoev  ½-½38 1968 6th Correspondence World Championship FinalB83 Sicilian
20. Fazekas vs H Rittner 1-032 1968 5.corr olA17 English
21. H Rittner vs H De Carbonnel 1-039 1968 6th Correspondence World Championship FinalC82 Ruy Lopez, Open
22. V Zagorovsky vs H Rittner  ½-½24 1968 6th Correspondence World Championship FinalC18 French, Winawer
23. H Rittner vs Simagin 0-138 1968 corrB88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
24. S Aarseth vs H Rittner 0-114 1968 6th Correspondence World Championship FinalC17 French, Winawer, Advance
25. H Rittner vs J Ljungdahl  1-028 1968 6th Correspondence World Championship FinalB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-20-03
Premium Chessgames Member
  Honza Cervenka: Horst Rittner won the 6th finals of World Chess Championship (1968-1971). The table and all games from that tournament <many of them are missing in the database> you can see at http://www.mark-weeks.com/chess/68w...
Jun-20-03
Premium Chessgames Member
  AgentRgent: Stern, Dieter GM Germany rated 2583
Thiele, Erich IM Germany rated 2491
Nyman, Sture IM Sweden rated 2353

*Note these are ICCF ratings

Dec-19-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: Horst Robert Rittner was born July 16th 1930. He was German Correspondence Champion in 1956 and became a CGM in 1961. It was to be another 10 years before he took the World title, however.
Jul-19-06  BIDMONFA: Horst Rittner

RITTNER, Horst R.
http://www.bidmonfa.com/rittner_hor...
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Jul-16-08  brankat: Happy Birthday GM Rittner!
Jul-16-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Additional biographical input: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horst_...
Jul-16-08  Cactus: <For the most part, Rittner opened 1.e4 and responded to 1.d4 with a Nimzo/Queen's Indian setup and responded to 1.e4 with 1...e6.> Why is this here? There are a lot of people who use just one opening move, or one defence to e4, but this is the first time I've seen it mentioned.
Jul-16-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: <Cactus: ... Why is this here?>

<There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why... <I dream of things that never were, <and ask why not?>>>

--Robert F. Kennedy

Jul-16-08  catking: Many happy returns GM Rittner!
Jul-16-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Happy Birthday GM Rittner!
Jul-16-09  WhiteRook48: happy birthday
Jul-16-12  Xeroxx: "For the most part, Rittner opened 1.e4 and responded to 1.d4 with a Nimzo/Queen's Indian setup and responded to 1.e4 with 1...e6"
Dec-21-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  HAPERSAUD: Epic fail chessgames on the latter mentioned "quote", not exactly high end stuff
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