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Frantisek Zita
F Zita 
Number of games in database: 379
Years covered: 1933 to 1965

Overall record: +112 -88 =179 (53.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Reti System (37) 
    A04 A06 A05
 English (27) 
    A15 A13 A16 A12 A10
 King's Indian (17) 
    E72 E69 E66 E62 E67
 English, 1 c4 e5 (15) 
    A29 A20 A27 A22
 Sicilian (14) 
    B83 B50 B31 B22 B39
 Ruy Lopez (11) 
    C77 C75 C64 C73 C79
With the Black pieces:
 Caro-Kann (52) 
    B17 B13 B10 B18 B11
 Nimzo Indian (16) 
    E32 E38 E20 E21 E33
 French Defense (14) 
    C10 C11 C00 C01 C15
 Orthodox Defense (13) 
    D58 D59 D50 D55 D53
 Queen's Pawn Game (12) 
    E00 A45 A46 E10 D02
 Queen's Gambit Declined (11) 
    D37 D35 D39
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   J Sefc vs F Zita, 1954 0-1
   J Sefc vs F Zita, 1948 0-1
   G Abrahams vs F Zita, 1947 0-1
   S Basjuni vs F Zita, 1957 0-1
   F Zita vs Smyslov, 1946 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   ENG-CSR (1947)
   Czechoslovak Championship (1956)
   Buenos Aires Olympiad qual-1 (1939)
   Czechoslovak Championship (1953)
   Czechoslovak Championship (1948)
   Cerveny Kostelec (1959)
   Duras 60 mem (1942)
   Czechoslovak Championship (1954)
   Sofia Zonal (1957)
   Czechoslovak Championship (1963)
   Prague (1946)
   Przepiorka Memorial (1950)
   Buenos Aires Olympiad Final-A (1939)
   non-FIDE Munich Olympiad (1936)
   Stockholm Olympiad (1937)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Olomouc (1944) by philmsu

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(born Nov-29-1909, died Oct-01-1977, 67 years old)

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Frantisek Zita was born in Prague, then Austria-Hungary. He was Czech (Bohemia and Moravia) champion in 1943 and shared 1st in Czechoslovak Chess Championship at Bratislava 1948 but lost a play-off match for the title to Emil Richter. He awarded the IM title in 1950. Zita passed away in Prague, then Czechoslovakia, in 1977.

Wikipedia article: František Zíta

Last updated: 2022-05-23 02:34:04

 page 1 of 16; games 1-25 of 379  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J Dobias vs F Zita  1-0291933Kautsky mem10A52 Budapest Gambit
2. F Zita vs K Skalicka  0-1621935Kautsky mem 12thD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
3. H Max vs F Zita  0-1531936non-FIDE Munich OlympiadB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
4. L Endzelins vs F Zita 0-1441936non-FIDE Munich OlympiadA25 English
5. F Zita vs Gilg 1-0301937?A22 English
6. K S Ojanen vs F Zita  1-0331937Stockholm ol (Men)D09 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 5.g3
7. F Zita vs S Petursson  1-0291937Stockholm OlympiadA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
8. F Zita vs M Luckis  1-0511937Stockholm OlympiadA14 English
9. G Danielsson vs F Zita  1-0381937Stockholm OlympiadA25 English
10. M Broeder vs F Zita  0-1361937Stockholm OlympiadD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. F Zita vs K Havasi  1-0501937Stockholm OlympiadD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
12. K S Ojanen vs F Zita  1-0331937Stockholm OlympiadD09 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 5.g3
13. A D de Groot vs F Zita  ½-½521937Stockholm OlympiadE18 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3
14. F Zita vs C Kottnauer  1-0231939Prague olm qualA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
15. F Zita vs K Opocensky  1-0391939Prague olm qualD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
16. J Louma vs F Zita  1-0521939Prague olm qualB10 Caro-Kann
17. Pelikan vs F Zita  ½-½161939Prague olm qualD39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
18. A Pokorny vs F Zita  ½-½151939Prague olm qualD95 Grunfeld
19. K Skalicka vs F Zita  ½-½191939Prague olm qualA06 Reti Opening
20. F Zita vs J de Souza Mendes  1-0341939Buenos Aires Olympiad qual-1A18 English, Mikenas-Carls
21. A Helman vs F Zita  0-1481939Buenos Aires Olympiad qual-1A48 King's Indian
22. F Zita vs J A Cayo Murillo  1-0411939Buenos Aires Olympiad qual-1E72 King's Indian
23. B H Wood vs F Zita  ½-½351939Buenos Aires Olympiad qual-1D96 Grunfeld, Russian Variation
24. F Zita vs F Sulik  1-0501939Buenos Aires Olympiad qual-1E72 King's Indian
25. O Cruz Filho vs F Zita  ½-½521939Buenos Aires Olympiad Final-AD82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
 page 1 of 16; games 1-25 of 379  PGN Download
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  Gypsy: Chessmetrics Player Profile reads as this: <František Zíta; Born: 1909-Nov Died: 1977-Oct. Best World Rank: #19 (7 different months between the January 1944 rating list and the December 1944 rating list) Highest Rating: 2644 on the August 1944 rating list, #21 in world, age 34y9m Best Individual Performance: 2646 in Prague, 1943, scoring 8.5/12 (71%) vs 2527-rated opposition.>
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  Gypsy: The book <Good Night Stories in Black and White> by Ivan Hausner gives this sweet anecdote from Zita's life:

"In the beginnig of 1970's, Prague chess team "Dopravni Podnik" traveled to a team match by a bus. During one long trip, everyone was filling the time as best they could and master Vaclav Brat was spending an unusually long time on his crosword puzzle. Suddenly he turned to Zita: "Franta, you are in the crossword puzzle!" -- "No, you are kidding! That is not possible!" -- But indeed there it was: Zita as a chessplayer on 4 letters. Frantisek was already quite past the zenith of his performance curve (he was born in 1908) and became tremendously pleased that somebody would still recall him in a crossword puzzle. -- "See that, they still know my name!" he quietly mumbled. And Brat found no heart to reveal that he took so long to solve the puzzle only because he needed to consistently replace <Hort> by <Zita> in all criss-crossing directions..."

Sep-11-08  myschkin: . . .


Nov-27-12  Morphischer: A pic
Nov-29-14  Swedish Logician: With his 1946 King's Indian loss to Bronstein, Zita shared the fate of Kieseritsky and became famous in virtue of losing an Immortal Game.

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