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Horst Robert Rittner
H Rittner 
 
Number of games in database: 64
Years covered: 1965 to 2003
Overall record: +23 -18 =23 (53.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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HORST ROBERT RITTNER
(born Jul-16-1930, 87 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 YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J Snajdr vs H Rittner  1-02119655.corr olB39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
2. H Rittner vs J Kellner  1-04719655.corr olC03 French, Tarrasch
3. Fazekas vs H Rittner 1-03219655.corr olA17 English
4. E Arnlind vs H Rittner  ½-½2919655.corr olC18 French, Winawer
5. H Rittner vs H W Duenhaupt  ½-½6619655.corr olB25 Sicilian, Closed
6. H Rittner vs V Kornfilt 1-04119655.corr olC85 Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD)
7. V Zagorovsky vs H Rittner  ½-½1919655.corr olC09 French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line
8. H Rittner vs S Bernstein 1-05419655.corr olB35 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Modern Variation with Bc4
9. H Rittner vs Simagin 1-0451966corr-1B62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
10. H Rittner vs Estrin 1-02719686th Correspondence World Championship FinalD92 Grunfeld, 5.Bf4
11. C Jansen vs H Rittner 0-12819686th Correspondence World Championship FinalE53 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
12. H Rittner vs E Thiele  1-05519686th Correspondence World Championship FinalA13 English
13. H Rittner vs Simagin 0-1381968corrB88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
14. H Rittner vs R Kauranen  ½-½5019686th Correspondence World Championship FinalB69 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 11.Bxf6
15. N Karker vs H Rittner  0-13919686th Correspondence World Championship FinalB82 Sicilian, Scheveningen
16. Sevecek vs H Rittner  ½-½4219686th Correspondence World Championship FinalC18 French, Winawer
17. H Rittner vs J Kellner  1-05019686th Correspondence World Championship FinalC03 French, Tarrasch
18. S Aarseth vs H Rittner 0-11419686th Correspondence World Championship FinalC17 French, Winawer, Advance
19. V Zagorovsky vs H Rittner  ½-½2419686th Correspondence World Championship FinalC18 French, Winawer
20. H Rittner vs J Ljungdahl  1-02819686th Correspondence World Championship FinalB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
21. S Nyman vs H Rittner 0-15319686th Correspondence World Championship FinalC18 French, Winawer
22. H Rittner vs G Sanakoev  ½-½3819686th Correspondence World Championship FinalB83 Sicilian
23. H Rittner vs H De Carbonnel 1-03919686th Correspondence World Championship FinalC82 Ruy Lopez, Open
24. Hybl vs H Rittner  ½-½1519686th Correspondence World Championship FinalE53 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
25. H Rittner vs D Stern  1-03719686th Correspondence World Championship FinalB64 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
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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  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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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