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Jindrich Trapl
Number of games in database: 135
Years covered: 1961 to 2008
Last FIDE rating: 2336
Highest rating achieved in database: 2372

Overall record: +47 -46 =42 (50.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (19) 
    B87 B56 B33 B23 B25
 Queen's Pawn Game (6) 
    A46 D05 A50 D02 D04
 Two Knights (4) 
    C55 C58 C56
 Ruy Lopez (4) 
    C69 C77 C64 C73
 King's Indian Attack (4) 
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (12) 
    B20 B28 B93 B21 B97
 King's Indian (11) 
    E73 E60 E75 E81 E98
 Ruy Lopez (5) 
    C69 C99 C74 C89
 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 P Haba, 1986 1-0
   J Trapl vs J Trmal, 1962 1-0
   J Trapl vs Jansa, 1987 1-0
   I Stohl vs J Trapl, 1987 0-1

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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 135  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J Trapl vs D Weise  1-0431961EU-chT (Men)D24 Queen's Gambit Accepted
2. D Weise vs J Trapl  1-0241961EU-chT (Men)A33 English, Symmetrical
3. J Trapl vs L Navarovszky  ½-½231961EU-chT (Men)D62 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
4. E Perez Gonsalves vs J Trapl  ½-½401961EU-chT (Men)E81 King's Indian, Samisch
5. S Nedeljkovic vs J Trapl  ½-½271961EU-chT (Men)C89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
6. J Trapl vs Tolush  1-0241961EU-chT (Men)E26 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
7. J Trapl vs D Marovic  1-0351961EU-chT (Men)E80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
8. Filip vs J Trapl  ½-½191961CSR-chE61 King's Indian
9. J Trapl vs J Marsalek  1-0251961CSR-chE26 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
10. J Trapl vs J Vesely  1-0451961CSR-chB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
11. J Rejfir vs J Trapl  1-0351961CSR-chE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
12. J Trapl vs Ujtelky 1-0201961CSR-chB06 Robatsch
13. J Trapl vs Kavalek 1-0331961CSR-chA53 Old Indian
14. J Trapl vs G Forintos 1-0681961EUR-chT (Men) 2ndC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
15. J Trapl vs E Perez Gonsalves 1-0251961EUR-chT (Men) 2ndB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
16. J Trapl vs J Vesely 1-0431962CSR-chC77 Ruy Lopez
17. F Blatny vs J Trapl 1-0371962CSR-chC40 King's Knight Opening
18. J Trapl vs J Trmal 1-0171962CSR-chD02 Queen's Pawn Game
19. J Kozma vs J Trapl  ½-½201962CSR-chE60 King's Indian Defense
20. J Trapl vs Plachetka  1-0481962CSR-chB89 Sicilian
21. Kavalek vs J Trapl  1-0421962CSR-chA20 English
22. J Trapl vs J Marsalek  1-0411962CSR-chC73 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
23. I Polgar vs J Trapl 0-1331963BudvaD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
24. J Trapl vs J Vesely  1-0311963CSR-chB27 Sicilian
25. J Trapl vs L Alster 0-1291963Prague ch-CSRB56 Sicilian
 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 135  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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