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Viktor Laznicka
Number of games in database: 536
Years covered: 2001 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2679 (2654 rapid, 2692 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2704
Overall record: +174 -92 =217 (58.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      53 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (29) 
    B51 B90 B52 B31 B30
 Queen's Pawn Game (28) 
    A45 E00 E10 A40 D02
 Slav (27) 
    D11 D15 D10 D12 D16
 Grunfeld (26) 
    D70 D76 D85 D87 D80
 Nimzo Indian (15) 
    E34 E32 E41 E21 E47
 Modern Benoni (12) 
    A59 A58 A64 A57 A60
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (68) 
    B46 B22 B43 B48 B45
 Slav (53) 
    D15 D10 D11 D16 D13
 Sicilian Taimanov (41) 
    B46 B48 B45 B47
 Caro-Kann (36) 
    B12 B18 B11 B10 B13
 Queen's Pawn Game (20) 
    A40 D02 D00 A46 E00
 Queen's Gambit Declined (14) 
    D38 D39 D31 D30 D37
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Morozevich vs V Laznicka, 2013 0-1
   V Laznicka vs Kulaots, 2012 1-0
   V Laznicka vs Negi, 2011 1-0
   Morozevich vs V Laznicka, 2009 0-1
   V Laznicka vs W So, 2011 1-0
   V Laznicka vs Short, 2010 1-0
   V Laznicka vs D Dubov, 2013 1-0
   A Ramirez vs V Laznicka, 2013 0-1
   V Laznicka vs V Gashimov, 2012 1-0
   Potkin vs V Laznicka, 2012 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Gyorgy Marx Memorial (2010)
   European Union Championships (2008)
   Airports Authority of India (2011)
   4th Kolkata Open Grandmaster Chess Tournament (2009)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2012)
   European Club Cup (2013)
   World Junior Championship (2008)
   Chess Olympiad (2010)
   World Cup (2009)
   European Individual Championships (2007)
   European Individual Championship (2008)
   World Junior Championship (2007)
   37th Chess Olympiad (2006)
   Chess Olympiad (2012)
   European Individual Championships (2010)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Czech Team on Chess Olympiad 2010 by Honza Cervenka

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VIKTOR LAZNICKA
(born Jan-09-1988) Czech Republic

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Viktor Láznička was born in Pardubice, Czech Republic, in 1988. He became a GM in 2006.

Age championships

After learning the game at age six, Láznička won several age-based national championships, including wins in the U10 championship in 1997 and in the U12 championships in 1998 and 1999. He also finished second at the U18 event in 2001 and 4th in the Czech Junior Championship held in Luhacovice in 2003. At the European Youth Chess Championship, held in Herceg Novi in 2005, he was a bronze-medallist in the under-18 category behind Nikita Vitiugov (gold) and Pawel Czarnota (silver). He was unplaced in the 2005 and 2007 World Junior Championships, scoring 7.5/13 on both occasions and scoring 8/13 in the 2008 event in which he was also unplaced.

Tournaments

Láznička’s earliest significant tournament success was =1st with Ramil Hasangatin at the Olomouc Valoz Cup 2002, scoring 7.5/11, and 3rd in the 2002 Friendship GM Tournament 2002 in Cartak in the Czech Republic with 7/11, a point behind Andrei Kovalev and Viacheslav Dydyshko. In 2003, he was a joint winner – again with Ramil Hasangatin - scoring 8.5/11 at the Mariánské Lázně Tournament in 2003, =1st in the 2003 Olomouc Open 2003 and =2nd in the Friendship GM tournament. In 2004, he came =2nd with 7.5/11 behind Vlastimil Babula alongside Evgeny Postny in the GM Skanska Cup in Olomouc, Czech Republic, and =2nd with 7/9 in the Czech Republic’s Christmas Tournament behind Pavel Blatny and alongside Andrei Kovalev. He won the Tradefair Festival GM tournament in Brno in August 2005 with 7.5/11 in front of a field of six GMs and five other IMs and went one better in 2006 in Brno when he won the full national Czech Championship with a dominant 8.5/11, 2 points clear of the field. 2006 was also the year he qualified as a grandmaster and started his Olympiad career, scoring the best individual result of the Czech team in Turin.

In 2007, he was joint winner of the Czech Open (with Vlastimil Babula), held in his home town and scored 5.5/9 in his first tilt at the Aeroflot Open A. In the extraordinarily closely fought European Individual Chess Championships of 2007, he scored 7.5/11, a half point behind the 6 joint leaders, and alongside 35 other players who also scored 7.5/11, almost all of them GMs; he also scored 7.5/11 in the 2008 event, but was unplaced, being a point off the lead. In 2008, he shared 1st with Krishnan Sasikiran at Kolkata Open Grandmaster Tournament, winning on tie-break. He then took a share of second place at the EU Individual Open Chess Championship in Liverpool, behind Jan Werle (and equal with Michael Adams and Nigel Short). In December 2009, he tied for 1st-4th with Georg Meier, Julio Ernesto Granda Zuniga and Kiril D Georgiev in the 19th Magistral Pamplona Tournament. In 2010, he won the City of Good Wine Rapid tournament in Hustopeče, the 38th World Open (2010) with 7.5/9 and the Gyorgy Marx Memorial (2010) with 8/10. His re-entry to competition in 2011 was a relatively meagre affair as he scored only 6.5/11 in the 12th European Individual Championship (2011). However, in July, he performed at rating to came 3rd at the Airports Authority of India (2011) with 5.5/11, behind Fabiano Caruana and Krishnan Sasikiran and repeated his par effort in the Tradewise Gibraltar (2012) where his score of 7/10 reflected his rating. He placed =2nd at the 2013 Dubai Open, =1st at the World Open 2013.

In April 2014 he won the 18th International Open at Neckar outright with a score of 8/9.

Matches

In August 2011, he won three and drew three games in the Navara - Laznicka Match (2011). In August 2012, he lost the 6 game Shirov - Laznicka Match (2012) by 4-2 (+0 -2 =4). In September 2013, he played and lost the Topalov - Laznicka Match (2013) by 2-4 (+1 -2 =3).

World Championship

He qualified for the World Chess Cup (2007), but was eliminated in the first round by Bartlomiej Macieja. He made it to round 4 of the World Cup (2009), defeating Ioannis Papaioannou in round 1, Alexander Morozevich in round 2 and Viktor Bologan in round 3 before losing in round 4 to Shakhriyar Mamedyarov.

Team play

<Olympiads> Láznička’s first Olympiad experience was the 37th Chess Olympiad (2006) in Turin where he scored 7.5/10 on board four, just missing out on the bronze. In the 2008 Olympiad (2008) in Dresden, he played board 3 scoring 5.5/10. In the Chess Olympiad (2010) at Khanty-Mansiysk, he scored 7.5/11 and came 9th on board 2. He played top board for his country at the Chess Olympiad (2012) in Istanbul, and scored 6.5/11, slightly above a par for rating performance.

<National Team Events> Láznička played board 2 for Czechia in the European Team Championship (2013).

<National Leagues> He scored 8.5/11 to help his team 1. Novoborský ŠK to win the Czech Extraliga in the 2012-13 season. Later in the year, he scored an impressive 5.5/7 on 3rd board to help his Czech team G-Team Novy Bor to win the European Club Cup (2013).

Rating

His standard rating as of 1 May 2014 was 2686 making him the Czech #2 and world #58. He has no rapid rating as yet, but his blitz rating is 2650 (world #91).

Wikipedia article: Viktor Láznička
Live rating: http://www.2700chess.com/
Photo: http://www.thechessdrum.net/tournam...


 page 1 of 22; games 1-25 of 536  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. A Krapivin vs V Laznicka  0-129 2001 EYCC B14C02 French, Advance
2. M Ragger vs V Laznicka  ½-½24 2001 EYCC B14C12 French, McCutcheon
3. V Laznicka vs Karjakin  0-125 2001 EYCC B14B93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
4. V Laznicka vs F Tahirov  0-126 2001 EYCC B14B09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
5. L Gerzhoy vs V Laznicka  ½-½16 2001 EYCC B14A13 English
6. V Laznicka vs L Gonda  1-039 2001 EYCC B14B42 Sicilian, Kan
7. V Laznicka vs J Obsivac  1-040 2002 Roznov Friendship-AC07 French, Tarrasch
8. V Laznicka vs E Hedman  1-029 2002 Olomouc Valoz CupB40 Sicilian
9. V Laznicka vs A Ziegler  1-056 2003 Cartak GMC05 French, Tarrasch
10. P Haba vs V Laznicka  1-024 2003 Plzen op 9thC02 French, Advance
11. V Laznicka vs Navara  ½-½43 2004 CZE-chB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
12. V Laznicka vs Plachetka  ½-½82 2004 CartakC89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
13. T Petrik vs V Laznicka  0-168 2004 Extraliga Pardubice-ZlinB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
14. V Laznicka vs P Simacek  ½-½42 2004 Extraliga Pardubice-GrygovC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
15. P Haba vs V Laznicka  ½-½40 2004 CZE-chC02 French, Advance
16. V Laznicka vs E Moser  0-155 2004 23rd Mitropa CupB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
17. V Laznicka vs J Stocek  ½-½29 2004 CZE-chB56 Sicilian
18. N Dobrev vs V Laznicka  ½-½52 2005 Czech OpenA40 Queen's Pawn Game
19. V Laznicka vs J Zezulkin  0-156 2005 Extraliga Pardubice-VysehradB30 Sicilian
20. V Laznicka vs G N Gopal  ½-½41 2005 World Junior Championship (Boys)A45 Queen's Pawn Game
21. V Laznicka vs R Jedynak  1-067 2005 Czech Team ChampionshipE12 Queen's Indian
22. V Laznicka vs A Lanin  1-030 2005 EU-ch U18E12 Queen's Indian
23. T Studnicka vs V Laznicka  0-128 2005 Czech OpenB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
24. P Murdzia vs V Laznicka  ½-½54 2005 Extraliga Trinec-PardubiceB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
25. E Romanov vs V Laznicka  1-034 2005 World Junior Championship (Boys)B20 Sicilian
 page 1 of 22; games 1-25 of 536  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Jul-23-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  Honza Cervenka: Viktor plays as black today in Pardubice against M. Oleksienko and is after 22 moves with 8 mins 20 secs against Oleksienko's more than 1 hour in very difficult position now. See games on-line at http://www.czechopen.net/live-games...
Jul-23-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  Honza Cervenka: Game over. Viktor was finished in 24 moves. Not a good day for him.
Jul-23-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  Honza Cervenka: That was absolutely awful game from Laznicka's part. Probably the worst in last few years.

[Event "Czech Open"]
[Site "Pardubice"]
[Date "2006.07.23"]
[Round "3"]
[White "M. Oleksienko"]
[Black "V. Laznicka"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2497"]
[BlackElo "2602"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 a6 5. Nc3 Nc6 6. Be2 d6 7. O-O Nf6 8. Kh1 Be7 9. f4 O-O 10. Nxc6 bxc6 11. e5 dxe5 12. fxe5 Nd7 13. Bf4 Qa5 14. Qd4 Rb8 15. Rab1 c5 16. Qe3 Qc7 17. Qg3 Rb4 18. Bd3 Bb7 19. Rbe1 Kh8 20. a3 Rd4 21. Ne2 Ra4 22. c4 Rd8 23. Nc3 Ra5 24. Bh6 1-0

The final position deserves diagram:


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Look where are all black pieces...:-/

Sep-08-07  Mameluk: Viktor the cleaner got his first top 10 victim today, Alexey Shirov at Karlsbad tournament. The experience from closed tournaments may start to pay off.
Nov-25-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  swordfish: Took out Morozevich 2-0 in their World Cup minimatch, which is really impressive.
Nov-29-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: GM Viktor Laznicka, Czech Republic, born 9 January 1988. Now rated 2637, http://ratings.fide.com/card.phtml?...

IM in 2002. European U18 bronze winner 2005. Czech champion 2006. GM in 2006. Winner of Kolkata Open 2008.

Played in the olympiads 2006 (board 4) and 2008 (board 3), and in the European Team Chs 2007 (board 2) and 2009 (board 2).

Biography:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viktor... http://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viktor... (in Polish)

Pictures:
http://www.greekchess.com/euro2007/... http://www.hinduonnet.com/tss/tss31... (Kolkata 2008)

Today he knocked out Viktor Bologan in the 3rd round's rapid playoff of World Cup (2009).

Jan-20-10  waddayaplay: With his new rating of 2652 he made it into the FIDE top 100 rating list, at place #84.
Jul-03-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: he leads the World Open with 5/5 after beating GM Lenderman..

http://www.worldopen.com/

Jul-06-10  Don Cossacks: He won the World Open with a score of 7.5/9.Good showing and a good news for Czech chess.GM's Navara and Laznicka is a force to reckon with.
Jul-08-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: World Open (Valley Forge, USA) 29 June - 5 July 2010, final ranking crosstable:

http://chesstournamentservices.com/..., congratulations!

Aug-15-10  slomarko: seems that he will win the Gyorgy Marx Memorial as well.
Aug-16-10  Ezzy: <slomarko: seems that he will win the Gyorgy Marx Memorial as well.> He did indeed, with a fantastic score of 8/10 and was 2.5 points ahead of second place. His tournament performance was a cool 2867! Czech mate!
Aug-19-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: György Marx Memorial men (Paks, Hungary) 5-16 August 2010, final crosstable:

http://www.ase.hu/marxgy/2010/cross..., congratulations!

Oct-25-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: "I would like to become a chess professional, but it depends on my strength. I will definitely not play chess all my life…after some point, I would like to switch to a normal occupation."

- GM Viktor Laznicka

Nov-05-10  rapidcitychess: This kid seems that he will be among the best soon.
Aug-06-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  twinlark: Congratulations to Láznička for trouncing Navara in their match. 4-1 so far in a 6 game match. What an amazing performance!
Jan-03-12  fisayo123: I respect his openings and playing style.
Jan-09-12  Penguincw: Happy Birthday! And let me guess, David Navara is Czech #1. Anyways, you'll take over one day, if you keep trying.
Sep-20-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  waustad: This could be a name where a pronounciation guide would help. Is the end like the character in Jenufa, who is called the "church sexton's widow in English)? Does it sound more like "eesshka" or "eeka"? Many years ago I lived close to the border in Austria for a while, but the world in the 1970s made the border more complicated to cross than it is now.
Sep-20-13  wtwz: <waustad: Does it sound more like "eesshka" or "eeka"?>

I believe it sounds more like "eechka" (with "ch" as in "chess").

Sep-20-13  dunican: <wtwz> is right. And the "ee" is short as in "pitch".
Sep-20-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <wtwz> is correct, as I understand it.

<Honza> would be surely be able to corroborate this.

Sep-20-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  waustad: So it does sound like Kostelnička Buryjovka, the character in Jenůfa.
Sep-21-13  dunican: <waustad> exactly.
Sep-21-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: In the early 1990s, Boston Bruins had a player called Vladimir Ruzicka and at first, announcers pronounced it phonetically; they finally got the tongue-twister right in the end.
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