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Jindrich Trapl
Number of games in database: 128
Years covered: 1961 to 2008
Last FIDE rating: 2336
Highest rating achieved in database: 2372

Overall record: +44 -45 =39 (49.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (19) 
    B87 B33 B23 B56 B90
 Queen's Pawn Game (6) 
    A46 A50 D02 D04 D05
 Ruy Lopez (4) 
    C73 C69 C77 C64
 Two Knights (4) 
    C55 C58 C56
 King's Indian Attack (4) 
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (12) 
    B93 B82 B64 B51 B20
 King's Indian (10) 
    E73 E60 E61 E98 E97
 Ruy Lopez (4) 
    C69 C99 C74
 Dutch Defense (4) 
    A96 A84 A89
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   I Polgar vs J Trapl, 1963 0-1
   J Trapl vs I Hausner, 1980 1-0
   J Trapl vs E Perez Gonsalves, 1961 1-0
   J Trapl vs J Stocek, 1995 1-0
   J Trapl vs Jansa, 1987 1-0
   J Trapl vs J Trmal, 1962 1-0

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(born Mar-24-1942, died Mar-29-2010, 68 years old) Czech Republic

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He was an IM.

 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 128  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J Trapl vs J Marsalek  1-0251961CSR-chE26 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
2. J Trapl vs Kavalek  1-0331961CSR-chA53 Old Indian
3. Filip vs J Trapl  ½-½191961CSR-chE61 King's Indian
4. J Trapl vs J Vesely  1-0451961CSR-chB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
5. J Rejfir vs J Trapl  1-0351961CSR-chE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
6. J Trapl vs Ujtelky 1-0201961CSR-chB06 Robatsch
7. J Trapl vs G Forintos 1-0681961EUR-chT (Men) 2ndC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
8. J Trapl vs E Perez Gonsalves 1-0251961EUR-chT (Men) 2ndB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
9. F Blatny vs J Trapl 1-0371962CSR-chC40 King's Knight Opening
10. J Trapl vs J Vesely 1-0431962CSR-chC77 Ruy Lopez
11. J Trapl vs J Marsalek  1-0411962CSR-chC73 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
12. J Trapl vs J Trmal 1-0171962CSR-chD02 Queen's Pawn Game
13. J Trapl vs Plachetka  1-0481962CSR-chB89 Sicilian
14. Kavalek vs J Trapl  1-0421962CSR-chA20 English
15. J Kozma vs J Trapl  ½-½201962CSR-chE60 King's Indian Defense
16. I Polgar vs J Trapl 0-1331963BudvaD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
17. J Trapl vs J Vesely  1-0311963CSR-chB27 Sicilian
18. J Trapl vs L Alster 0-1291963Prague ch-CSRB56 Sicilian
19. J Kozma vs J Trapl  1-0341963CSR-chE46 Nimzo-Indian
20. F Blatny vs J Trapl  1-0341963CSR-chA07 King's Indian Attack
21. J Trapl vs Filip  1-0401963CSR-chB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
22. Smejkal vs J Trapl  ½-½111963CSR-chB06 Robatsch
23. J Trapl vs Ujtelky  ½-½561963CSR-chA42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
24. F Blatny vs J Trapl  1-0391964CSR-chC05 French, Tarrasch
25. Smejkal vs J Trapl  1-0441964CSR-chB97 Sicilian, Najdorf
 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 128  PGN Download
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  Gypsy: < Many years back, during a junior championship of Czechoslovakia, Soukal led the pack by one point ahead of the field going into the last round. For the title, he therefore needed just a draw. Soukal's last game, with Trapl, was a tough, sharp fight. Trapl lost his way in the complications during the transition into middlegame and lost a piece. Thus, without realy expecting it, the leading player suddenly had the tournament victory in his sight. He was still young, inexperianced, and seeing the title almost at his grasp, he offered a draw. After all, how could under the circumstances oponent realy refuse it? But Trapl thought a bit, then turned down the draw-offer, signed a resignation, and congratulated his oponent to the title of the champion. It was gesture of a real gentleman. > J. Vesely, "Psychological Guide through Chess Games".
Mar-28-05  Hinchliffe: <Gypsy> I followed the line of thought relating to resignations etc and found your story. Well worth the discover. An excellent story and one that was very relevant to the discussion started by Richard Taylor. And I agree with the comments made at the end of the article - Mr. Trapl is a real gentleman.
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  Honza Cervenka: On Monday, March 29, just five days after his 68th birthday Jindrich Trapl passed away. R.I.P.!
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  PhilFeeley: <"You played like Tal," became one of the highest accolades for attackers. With his spectacular sacrifices and combinations, Tal won the hearts of chess fans and inspired many players. Plenty of them tried and failed to play like him. It was especially tempting to sacrifice pieces when Tal was present. At the 1961 European Team Championship in Oberhausen, Germany, Tal could only watch the incredible adventures of the young master Jindrich Trapl who in nine games sacrificed eight pawns, two exchanges, two light pieces and a queen. He was promptly called the Czech Tal and some wondered why the real Tal was not nicknamed the Latvian Trapl.>

Lubomir Kavalek
The Huffington Post
January 12, 2011

Nov-24-14  ljfyffe: Member of Czech team that won the Chess Correspondence Olympiad XI (1992-1999) Final. Germany was placed second with equal number of points. Trapl was also in the XII Final.
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  perfidious: Was he a Trappy type of player?
Nov-24-14  ljfyffe: A TRAP-L<atvian>, perhaps:<1e4 e5 2Nf3 f5 3Bc4 fxe4 4Nxe5 Qg5 5Nf7 Qxg2 6Rf1 d5 7Nxh8 Nf6 8Bxd5 Bh3 9Bf7+ Ke7 10 Bc4 Nc6 11Be2 Nd4 12Nc3 Nf3+ 13Bxf3 Qxf1 mate>
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