Number of games in database: 379
BUENOS AIRES 1939
Years covered: 1933 to 1965
Overall record: +112 -88 =179 (53.2%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.
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?]
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)
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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Last updated: 2022-05-23 02:34:04
(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
| page 1 of 16; games 1-25 of 379
|1. J Dobias vs F Zita
|| ||1-0||29||1933||Kautsky mem10||A52 Budapest Gambit|
|2. F Zita vs K Skalicka
|| ||0-1||62||1935||Kautsky mem 12th||D15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav|
|3. H Max vs F Zita
|| ||0-1||53||1936||non-FIDE Munich Olympiad||B13 Caro-Kann, Exchange|
|4. L Endzelins vs F Zita
||0-1||44||1936||non-FIDE Munich Olympiad||A25 English|
|5. F Zita vs Gilg
|6. K S Ojanen vs F Zita
|| ||1-0||33||1937||Stockholm ol (Men)||D09 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 5.g3|
|7. F Zita vs S Petursson
|| ||1-0||29||1937||Stockholm Olympiad||A29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto|
|8. F Zita vs M Luckis
|| ||1-0||51||1937||Stockholm Olympiad||A14 English|
|9. G Danielsson vs F Zita
|| ||1-0||38||1937||Stockholm Olympiad||A25 English|
|10. M Broeder vs F Zita
|| ||0-1||36||1937||Stockholm Olympiad||D55 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|11. F Zita vs K Havasi
|| ||1-0||50||1937||Stockholm Olympiad||D55 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|12. K S Ojanen vs F Zita
|| ||1-0||33||1937||Stockholm Olympiad||D09 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 5.g3|
|13. A D de Groot vs F Zita
|| ||½-½||52||1937||Stockholm Olympiad||E18 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3|
|14. F Zita vs C Kottnauer
|| ||1-0||23||1939||Prague olm qual||A29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto|
|15. F Zita vs K Opocensky
|| ||1-0||39||1939||Prague olm qual||D32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch|
|16. J Louma vs F Zita
|| ||1-0||52||1939||Prague olm qual||B10 Caro-Kann|
|17. Pelikan vs F Zita
|| ||½-½||16||1939||Prague olm qual||D39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation|
|18. A Pokorny vs F Zita
|| ||½-½||15||1939||Prague olm qual||D95 Grunfeld|
|19. K Skalicka vs F Zita
|| ||½-½||19||1939||Prague olm qual||A06 Reti Opening|
|20. F Zita vs J de Souza Mendes
|| ||1-0||34||1939||Buenos Aires Olympiad qual-1||A18 English, Mikenas-Carls|
|21. A Helman vs F Zita
|| ||0-1||48||1939||Buenos Aires Olympiad qual-1||A48 King's Indian|
|22. F Zita vs J A Cayo Murillo
|| ||1-0||41||1939||Buenos Aires Olympiad qual-1||E72 King's Indian|
|23. B H Wood vs F Zita
|| ||½-½||35||1939||Buenos Aires Olympiad qual-1||D96 Grunfeld, Russian Variation|
|24. F Zita vs F Sulik
|| ||1-0||50||1939||Buenos Aires Olympiad qual-1||E72 King's Indian|
|25. O Cruz Filho vs F Zita
|| ||½-½||52||1939||Buenos Aires Olympiad Final-A||D82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4|
| page 1 of 16; games 1-25 of 379
|Sep-11-05|| ||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.>|
|Sep-11-05|| ||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 http://www.newinchess.com/Zita__Fra...|
|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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