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Jiri Podgorny
J Podgorny 

Number of games in database: 131
Years covered: 1940 to 1985
Overall record: +40 -52 =39 (45.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Nimzo Indian (11) 
    E39 E32 E21 E38 E20
 Sicilian (8) 
    B20 B47 B72 B58 B94
 Grunfeld (5) 
    D95 D85 D83 D87 D86
 Orthodox Defense (4) 
    D57 D61 D50 D52
 Queen's Indian (4) 
    E19 E12 E15
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (8) 
    C78 C73 C77 C75 C86
 Sicilian (8) 
    B72 B77 B73 B22 B21
 Orthodox Defense (6) 
    D63 D55 D50 D60
 Alekhine's Defense (5) 
    B02 B04
 Queen's Pawn Game (5) 
    D02 A46
 Queen's Indian (5) 
    E17 E19 E12
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   J Podgorny vs V Stulik, 1956 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Duras 60 mem (1942)
   Czechoslovak Championship (1948)
   Czechoslovak Championship (1954)
   Czechoslovak Championship (1953)
   Czechoslovak Championship (1959)

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(born Dec-09-1912, died Jan-13-1987, 74 years old) Czech Republic

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 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 131  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Foltys vs J Podgorny  1-0581940RakovnikD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
2. J Podgorny vs J Louma  ½-½381940RakovnikD02 Queen's Pawn Game
3. V Olexa vs J Podgorny  1-0531940RakovnikA14 English
4. J Podgorny vs A Pokorny  1-0581940RakovnikD57 Queen's Gambit Declined, Lasker Defense
5. F Zita vs J Podgorny  1-0281940RakovnikD60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
6. J Podgorny vs F Krticka  0-1401940RakovnikB72 Sicilian, Dragon
7. K Opocensky vs J Podgorny  1-0361940RakovnikE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
8. M Katetov vs J Podgorny 0-1411940RakovnikD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
9. J Podgorny vs K Treybal  ½-½321940RakovnikD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
10. J Podgorny vs Hromadka  0-1531940RakovnikC50 Giuoco Piano
11. J Dobias vs J Podgorny 0-1441940RakovnikA22 English
12. B Thelen vs J Podgorny  1-0631942Duras 60E17 Queen's Indian
13. J Podgorny vs F Zita  ½-½681942Duras 60E21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
14. Foltys vs J Podgorny  ½-½301942Duras 60B73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
15. J Podgorny vs J Rejfir  0-1351942Duras 60E20 Nimzo-Indian
16. Saemisch vs J Podgorny  0-1471942Duras 60D35 Queen's Gambit Declined
17. Hromadka vs J Podgorny  ½-½511942Duras 60C25 Vienna
18. J Podgorny vs F J Prokop  1-0491942Duras 60D48 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
19. K Opocensky vs J Podgorny  1-0461942Duras 60E34 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation
20. J Podgorny vs C Kottnauer  0-1441942Duras 60D28 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
21. J Podgorny vs K Junge  ½-½261942Duras 60D39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
22. J Podgorny vs Alekhine 0-1451942Duras 60C49 Four Knights
23. Foltys vs J Podgorny  1-0311943PragueE34 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation
24. J Podgorny vs K Prucha  0-1501943PragueD83 Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit
25. O Novotny vs J Podgorny  ½-½501943PragueE12 Queen's Indian
 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 131  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-09-09  Eastfrisian: No Bidmonfa-Photo ?
Dec-12-12  whiteshark: Jiří Podgorný was born on the 9th of December 1912 in Tallin, Estonia. In 1923, he moved with his parents to Czechoslovakia. His father Jakub was naval officer who commanded the submarine Crocodile during the First World War. Jiří passed his youth on Moravia, where he has studied the secondary school and the faculty of arts in Brno (section Russian linguistics). After it, he and his parents moved to Prague, where their life was ominously influenced by the liberation of Prague by the Soviet Army. That is to say, Jiří´s father Jakub Podgorný was arrested by Soviet secret services on the 17th of May 1945 and deported to USSR, where from he has never returned back.

In 1945 to 1952, Jiří Podgorný worked as teacher of Russian language, then he was employed as documentator in Energoprojekt. In 1955 he became chief editor of the paper Československý šach (Czechoslovak Chess), where he stayed till the retirement in 1974.

Jiří Podgorný learnt to play chess at school and in 1931 he participated the correspondant tournament of an prestigious Austrian chess paper Wiener Schachzeitung. From 1935 to 1940, he used to play in the tournaments of Brno´s championship, and because he won it in 1940 and then won also the region championship, he was invited to master´s tournament during the congress of Czech Chess Union (ÚJČŠ) in Rakovník in 1940. During the Second World War he played on the most important Prague tournaments, where he faced also the World Champion Alexandr Aljechin or Paul Keres.

He got the title of chess Master on the main tournaments of ÚJČŠ in Brno in 1944. Two years later, he won the Championship of Prague. In 1948, he participated the international tournament in Karlovy Vary and Mariánské Lázně. Two years later he won the Prague Championship. In the 50ties he left the practical tournament´s game and he returned to the correspondant chess, which he was starting with and where he becomes an International Master.

Jiří Podgorný is the author of several chess books (Zápas Praha – Moskva 1946, Turnaj Západočeských lázní 1948, Životní dílo Oldřicha Durase, Životní dílo Jana Foltydse and Králové šachového světa). He died on the 15th of January 1987 in Prague.


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