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Pavel Blatny
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Number of games in database: 1,398
Years covered: 1984 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2316 (2382 rapid, 2385 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2608
Overall record: +586 -384 =410 (57.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 18 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (140) 
    B22 B20 B25 B40 B50
 Queen's Pawn Game (102) 
    D02 A46 A41 A45 D00
 Reti System (95) 
    A04 A06 A05
 French Defense (57) 
    C02 C18 C11 C01 C05
 Pirc (40) 
    B08 B07
 Nimzo-Larsen Attack (31) 
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (121) 
    C84 C89 C92 C86 C60
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (92) 
    C84 C89 C92 C86 C85
 Queen's Gambit Declined (76) 
    D38 D35 D31 D37 D30
 Queen's Pawn Game (67) 
    A46 D02 A40 A50 A45
 Uncommon Opening (54) 
    B00 A00
 Caro-Kann (42) 
    B15 B10 B12 B14 B13
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   P Kranzl vs Blatny, 1991 0-1
   N Gamboa vs Blatny, 1996 0-1
   Blatny vs M Werner, 1988 1-0
   Blatny vs J L Watson, 1998 1-0
   Blatny vs J Luchan, 2001 1-0
   Blatny vs M Fette, 1991 1-0
   Blatny vs Nakamura, 2001 1-0
   E Prandstetter vs Blatny, 1986 0-1
   Blatny vs N Ioseliani, 1988 1-0
   Blatny vs W Seifried, 1991 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   New York Open (1995)
   World Junior Championship (1985)
   Borsodtavho SC II (1991)
   European Junior Championship 1985/86 (1985)
   Oakham Young Masters (1990)
   European Youth Championship 1986/87 (1986)
   Leipzig BKL (1988)
   Saitek US Masters (1998)
   Oakham Young Masters (1988)
   World Junior Championship (1987)
   Alma-Ata (1989)
   Yerevan Olympiad (1996)
   World Junior Championship (1986)
   European Junior Championship 1984/85 (1984)
   World Junior Championship (1988)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Owen Defense by SwitchingQuylthulg
   1 Owen Defense Compiled by SwitchingQuylthulg by fredthebear
   Owen Defense by rudiv
   Owen Defense Compiled by SwitchingQuylthulg by FrankTheTank
   Blatny plays to win with A01 by willyfly
   Queen's Pawn Games by ArturoRivera
   Hipo by hmamani
   casyon's favorite games by casyon
   1987 World Junior chess championship by gauer
   1985 World Junior chess championship by gauer

   🏆 TCh-CZE Extraliga 2018-19
   Blatny vs J Bernasek (Jan-13-19) 1/2-1/2
   J Suran vs Blatny (Nov-19-17) 1-0
   Blatny vs V Plat (Nov-18-17) 1/2-1/2
   Blatny vs V Babula Sr (May-07-17) 0-1
   Hracek vs Blatny (May-06-17) 1-0

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(born Jun-22-1968, 55 years old) Czech Republic

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Grandmaster (1993). In 1985, he took 2nd in the World Junior Championship. Czechoslovak Champion in 1988 and 1990 and Czech Champion in 1997 and 2000. Son of Frantisek Blatny.

Wikipedia article: Pavel Blatný

Last updated: 2018-03-27 08:26:06

 page 1 of 56; games 1-25 of 1,398  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. T Paehtz Sr vs Blatny 0-1431984PoznanA25 English
2. Blatny vs Z Doda ½-½251984PoznanA07 King's Indian Attack
3. P Thipsay vs Blatny  ½-½151984PoznanC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
4. Blatny vs M Babula  1-0431984PoznanC02 French, Advance
5. A Lanc vs Blatny  0-1611984PoznanC77 Ruy Lopez
6. Blatny vs R Bernard  ½-½641984PoznanB25 Sicilian, Closed
7. M Kaposztas vs Blatny  1-0361984PoznanD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. Blatny vs I Nowak  ½-½701984PoznanA07 King's Indian Attack
9. P David vs Blatny  ½-½141984PoznanC55 Two Knights Defense
10. P Stempin vs Blatny  1-0341984PoznanD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. Blatny vs Z Szymczak 0-1281984PoznanA07 King's Indian Attack
12. Blatny vs K A Hynes  ½-½401984European Junior Championship 1984/85C02 French, Advance
13. E Gazis vs Blatny 0-1341984European Junior Championship 1984/85C84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
14. Blatny vs J Howell  0-1321984European Junior Championship 1984/85A07 King's Indian Attack
15. J Hickl vs Blatny  0-1421984European Junior Championship 1984/85A27 English, Three Knights System
16. Blatny vs F Hellers  0-1681984European Junior Championship 1984/85B25 Sicilian, Closed
17. Blatny vs G Rechlis  0-1431984European Junior Championship 1984/85B24 Sicilian, Closed
18. D Norwood vs Blatny 0-1401984European Junior Championship 1984/85E46 Nimzo-Indian
19. N Dobrev vs Blatny  0-1361984European Junior Championship 1984/85D30 Queen's Gambit Declined
20. Blatny vs B Belotti 1-0601984European Junior Championship 1984/85B07 Pirc
21. K Rasmussen vs Blatny 1-0341984European Junior Championship 1984/85C55 Two Knights Defense
22. Z Kozul vs Blatny  1-0721984European Junior Championship 1984/85D02 Queen's Pawn Game
23. Blatny vs P Sinkovics  1-0351985Tatran CupC56 Two Knights
24. M Trepp vs Blatny  ½-½181985Tatran CupC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
25. O Pejko vs Blatny  0-1251985PardubiceC85 Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD)
 page 1 of 56; games 1-25 of 1,398  PGN Download
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  James Demery: Hey Silman did you ever kibitz on the Silman page?
Dec-08-05  cade: Is the PGN of the Blatny vs Watson game available anywhere?
Apr-02-06  BIDMONFA: Pavel Blatny


Sep-10-06  Knight13: Blatny has played some games against Joshua Waitzkin in USCF rated tournaments, and Blatny won more games and proved to be a stronger player. Of course, this was more than 7 years ago, when Josh quit showing up in tournaments in 1999. So he was probably 2600+ at that time while Josh was 2500+ (USCF rating).
Oct-30-06  mack: A game often hailed as a modern masterpiece - Blatny-Watson, Las Vegas 1998 - is curiously missing from chessbase, chesslab and this site. The finish is utterly spectacular:

click for larger view

Having already sacrificed the house, Blatny (White, to play) had one last surprise. Put your engines away and find the winning move for yourself- it's worth it.

Oct-30-06  Mameluk: I unfortunately wrote the sollution few lines above you, but big thanks for the diagram. As I wrote, I think Blatny missed it and won some other way.
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: Happy birthday to Blatny. He's one of my favourite players, mostly because he's sensible enough to play both 1.e4 b6 and 1.d4 b6 as Black :)
Jul-10-07  arunjangity: and 1.b3 as white! we should rename the queen's bishop the 'blatny bishop'
Jul-10-07  Wilson H. L.: <arunjangity: and 1.b3 as white! we should rename the queen's bishop the 'blatny bishop'> I think Vladimir Bagirov deserves it more.
Jul-31-07  Chess Carnival: The following game is also missing in this database.. Take a look at Blatny's opening approach:

[Event "TCh-CZE 2002-3"]
[Site "Czech Rep CZE"]
[Date "2003.02.16"]
[Round "7"]
[White "Blatny, P."]
[Black "Heberla, B."]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "A00"]
[WhiteElo "2475"]
[BlackElo "2389"]
[PlyCount "57"]
[EventDate "2003.01.01"]
[Source "Mark Crowther"]
[SourceDate "2003.04.28"]

1. g3 e5 2. Bg2 Nc6 3. b3 Nf6 4. Bb2 d5 5. e3 Bd6 6. d3 O-O 7. Nd2 Ne7 8. Ne2 c6 9. h3 Ng6 10. a3 Re8 11. c4 b6 12. b4 Bb7 13. Qb3 e4 14. dxe4 Nxe4 15. Rd1 Qc7 16. O-O Rad8 17. Nxe4 dxe4 18. Nc3 c5 19. Nb5 Qb8 20. Nxd6 Rxd6 21. bxc5 Rxd1 22. Rxd1 bxc5 23. Rd7 Ba6 24. Qxb8 Rxb8 25. Bc3 Bxc4 26. Bxe4 Be6 27. Rxa7 Bxh3 28. a4 Nf8 29. a5 1-0

Dec-09-07  parisattack: <Chess Carnival: The following game is also missing in this database.. Take a look at Blatny's opening approach:> Thanks for this, Hippo Reversed; I did not have it. I have been affected with the hypermodern disease since shortly after learning to play chess in 1966. I read Chess Praxis and was hooked for life. I try to wean myself off of it from time to time - without any real success. I hate to say this but think Blatny would be 100-150 ELO higher if he wasn't also hooked.
Dec-09-07  whiskeyrebel: parisattack, I'm afflicted with the hypermodern bug too. Even though it's really a pretty ancient school of chess thought, it's amazing how many amateur players get upset when you open with 1.Nf3 or 1.b3 ( for instance ). I recall one lower rated opponent from just a few years ago who gave me a shocked look after my first move ( 1.Nf3) as if I had dropped my pants at the board. He scowled at me and muttered for awhile. Blatny is one of my favorites, he's simply more fun to watch than 9 out of 10 GM's.
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: Happy birthday GM Blatny!
Oct-03-08  whiskeyrebel: Bravo Blatny! I'm still hoping for a book.
Oct-03-08  just a kid: Obvious that <SwitchingQuylthulg>says happy birthday to Blatny.=)
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: Happy birthday GM Blatny!
Jul-02-09  blacksburg: <Can it be that the energy he saves by his opening approach allows him to invest a little more in his middlegame play?>

so this is the word on the street about Blatny, and he plays the ...b6, but against 1.e4, he much more commonly plays 1...e5, and plays the Marshall Attack. so he must know a little bit of theory, right?

May-30-11  parisattack: Update on GM Blatny, the Modern Hypermodern?
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: Happy birthday. On the right date this time, even if it does break tradition.
Feb-29-12  parisattack: Anyone have an update on Blatny. Hypermodernists are HTF as is, without them vanishing from the scene.
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  Stonehenge: Blatny at the poker table:

Jun-22-13  waustad: Tough competition to become POTD being born on the same day of the year as Paul Morphy and Milan Vidmar. happy b'day to somebody who's alive to see it!
Oct-20-13  parisattack: I see he is still playing chess from time-to-time.

Here's a sparkler from Graz earlier this year:

White Blatny,P, Black Hoelzl,F. --- b3 c5 2. Bb2 Nf6 3. e3 g6 4. f4 Bg7 5. g3 O-O 6. Bg2 d6 7. Nf3 Nbd7 8. O-O Qc7 9. c4 b6 10. Nc3 Bb7 11. Qc2 Rad8 12. Rae1 d5 13. cxd5 Nxd5 14. Nxd5 Bxd5 15. e4 Bb7 16. e5 Nb8 17. f5 Ba6 18. fxg6 hxg6 19. Qe4 Bd3 20. Qh4 f6 21. Bh3 Qc6 22. exf6 Rxf6 23. Ng5 Rd4 24. Qh7+ Kf8 25. Be6 1-0

Jan-06-18  jinkinson: Wikipedia article for Blatny:
Jun-22-18  Omnipotent00001: He's older than anybody !!!
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