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Karel Skalicka
K Skalicka 
Buenos Aires Olympiad, 1939. 

Number of games in database: 110
Years covered: 1913 to 1946
Overall record: +50 -37 =23 (55.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Reti System (11) 
    A04 A06 A05
 Queen's Pawn Game (8) 
    D02 D04 A46 E00 E10
 Bird's Opening (4) 
    A03 A02
 Queen's Gambit Declined (4) 
    D37 D30
 Orthodox Defense (4) 
With the Black pieces:
 Old Indian (9) 
 Queen's Pawn Game (5) 
    D01 A46 A40 D05
 Petrov (5) 
    C42 C43
 Queen's Gambit Declined (4) 
    D37 D30
 Orthodox Defense (4) 
    D50 D68 D52 D61
 Slav (4) 
    D10 D11 D15
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   K Richter vs K Skalicka, 1936 1/2-1/2
   Petrov vs K Skalicka, 1936 0-1
   Eliskases vs K Skalicka, 1936 0-1
   K Skalicka vs F Apsenieks, 1925 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Buenos Aires La Roge (1946)
   Prague Olympiad (1931)
   Podebrady (1936)
   Buenos Aires Olympiad qual-1 (1939)
   Paris Unofficial Olympiad (1924)
   Folkestone Olympiad (1933)

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(born Nov-01-1896, died Dec-10-1979, 83 years old) Czech Republic (federation/nationality Argentina)

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Dr. Karel (Carlos) Skalička (he also used the pseudonym Karoly Mitovsky) was a Czech master who remained in Argentina following the outbreak of World War II. In 1923 he won the team gold medal for Czechoslovakia at the First Unofficial Chess Olympiad in Paris. At the Prague Olympiad of 1931, he won the individual gold medal on the first reserve board with a score of +9 -2 =3. He was one of the founders of FIDE.

Wikipedia article: Karel Skalička

Last updated: 2022-04-04 03:54:34

 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 110  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Janowski vs K Skalicka  1-0311913Berlin-PragueC78 Ruy Lopez
2. K Skalicka vs A Janowski  1-0371913Berlin-PragueC49 Four Knights
3. K Treybal vs K Skalicka  1-0531921BrnoA03 Bird's Opening
4. K Skalicka vs L Prokes  1-0441921BrnoD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. Hromadka vs K Skalicka  0-1421924Kautsky Memorial 1stA07 King's Indian Attack
6. K Skalicka vs J Schulz Sr  0-1591924Kautsky Memorial 1stD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
7. R Tereba vs K Skalicka  0-1471924Kautsky Memorial 1stA53 Old Indian
8. K Skalicka vs J Dobias  0-1401924Kautsky Memorial 1stA04 Reti Opening
9. K Skalicka vs K Treybal  ½-½521924Kautsky Memorial 1stD02 Queen's Pawn Game
10. K Skalicka vs K Krofta  0-1811924Kautsky Memorial 1stA06 Reti Opening
11. K Skalicka vs B Zidlicky  1-0371924Kautsky Memorial 1stD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
12. K Skalicka vs H Johner 1-0431924Paris Unofficial OlympiadC49 Four Knights
13. K Skalicka vs L Palau  0-1481924Paris Unofficial OlympiadC00 French Defense
14. K Skalicka vs M Romi  0-1321924Paris Unofficial OlympiadD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
15. A Gibaud vs K Skalicka  0-1371924Paris Unofficial OlympiadC42 Petrov Defense
16. H K Handasyde vs K Skalicka  0-1701924Paris Unofficial OlympiadC70 Ruy Lopez
17. G Davidescu vs K Skalicka  ½-½191924Paris Unofficial OlympiadC42 Petrov Defense
18. K Skalicka vs O Zimmermann  1-0401924Paris Unofficial OlympiadC41 Philidor Defense
19. G Oskam vs K Skalicka  ½-½271924Paris Unofficial OlympiadC42 Petrov Defense
20. K Skalicka vs D Reca  0-1451924Paris Unofficial OlympiadA05 Reti Opening
21. K Skalicka vs E Malmberg  ½-½521924Paris Unofficial OlympiadB20 Sicilian
22. K Sterk vs K Skalicka  1-0351924Paris Unofficial OlympiadD92 Grunfeld, 5.Bf4
23. K Skalicka vs F Schubert  1-0321925Kautsky mem 2ndE12 Queen's Indian
24. K Skalicka vs H Mattison  ½-½431925Bromley Premier-A FinalE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
25. K Skalicka vs F Apsenieks  1-0851925Bromley Premier-A FinalD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 110  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member
  Honza Cervenka: Karel Skalicka or also Carlos Skalicka (after his emigration to Argentina in 1939)
Premium Chessgames Member
  Gypsy: Dr. Karel (Carlos) Skalicka (*1896 +1979)

Best World Rank: #20 (1931-1932)
Highest Rating: 2606

Mar-17-08  whiteshark: Here is a picture from Podebrady 1936, <Skalicka> (top row) between Richter and Alekhine.

Mar-17-08  whiteshark: Bio:
Premium Chessgames Member
  Gypsy: <whiteshark> Great picture.

Btw, that must be Kurt Richter, not Emil -- Emil did not play in Podebrady, 1936.

Podebrady, 1936 must have been a pretty strong tournament: 1.Flohr (+9) 2.Alekhine (+8) 3.Foltys (+5) 4-5.Stahlberg and Pirc (+4) 6.Eliskases(+2) ...

Mar-17-08  Resignation Trap: Another photo from Podebrady 1936. This one has Pirc and Frydman, but not Fazekas: .
Oct-26-13  Karpova: Championship Tournament of the Chess Club "Dobrusky", Prague (11 rounds):

1. Dr. K Skalicka 10.5
2-4. J Dobias
2-4. Ing. K Krofta
2-4. E Sudi
5-6. S Sery
5-6. Dr. A Vitkovsky
followed by Karlinsky, Potemkin, Dr. Tereba, Stepanek, Hasek and Starch.

From page 63 of the February 1924 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'

Premium Chessgames Member
  Fusilli: One of the many European masters that played the Buenos Aires Olympiad in 1939 and remained in Argentina after the outbreak of World War II. Needless to say, the most prominent of these was the great Miguel Najdorf.
Premium Chessgames Member
  mifralu: Karoly Mitovsky is a pseudonym for Karel Skalicka

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