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Jiri 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) 
    E32 E21 E39 E38 E46
 Sicilian (8) 
    B20 B94 B73 B47 B72
 Grunfeld (5) 
    D95 D86 D83 D87 D85
 Orthodox Defense (4) 
    D50 D52 D57 D61
 Queen's Indian (4) 
    E19 E15 E12
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (8) 
    C78 C73 C77 C99 C75
 Sicilian (8) 
    B72 B73 B20 B60 B22
 Orthodox Defense (6) 
    D63 D60 D55 D50
 Queen's Indian (5) 
    E17 E19 E12
 Queen's Pawn Game (5) 
    D02 A46
 Alekhine's Defense (5) 
    B02 B04
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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. J Podgorny vs F Krticka  0-1401940RakovnikB72 Sicilian, Dragon
2. Opocensky vs J Podgorny  1-0361940RakovnikE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
3. J Podgorny vs J Louma  ½-½381940RakovnikD02 Queen's Pawn Game
4. V Olexa vs J Podgorny  1-0531940RakovnikA14 English
5. F Zita vs J Podgorny  1-0281940RakovnikD60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
6. Foltys vs J Podgorny  1-0581940RakovnikD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. J Podgorny vs A Pokorny  1-0581940RakovnikD57 Queen's Gambit Declined, Lasker Defense
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. J Podgorny vs F Zita  ½-½681942Duras 60 memE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
13. J Podgorny vs C Kottnauer  0-1441942Duras 60 memD28 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
14. B Thelen vs J Podgorny  1-0631942Duras 60 memE17 Queen's Indian
15. Hromadka vs J Podgorny  ½-½511942Prague (Czech Republic)C25 Vienna
16. Saemisch vs J Podgorny  0-1471942Duras 60 memD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
17. J Podgorny vs J Rejfir  0-1351942Duras 60 memE20 Nimzo-Indian
18. J Podgorny vs F J Prokop  1-0491942Duras 60 memD48 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
19. Opocensky vs J Podgorny  1-0461942Duras 60 memE34 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation
20. Foltys vs J Podgorny  ½-½301942Duras 60 memB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
21. J Podgorny vs K Junge  ½-½261942Duras 60 memD39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
22. J Podgorny vs Alekhine 0-1451942Duras 60 memC49 Four Knights
23. K Urbanec vs J Podgorny  1-0301943PragueE17 Queen's Indian
24. J Podgorny vs J Fichtl  0-1541943PragueA15 English
25. J Podgorny vs R Sucha  1-0211943PragueD06 Queen's Gambit Declined
 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 131  PGN Download
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  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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