Number of games in database: 198
Years covered: 1933 to 1965
Overall record: +59 -54 =85 (51.3%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.
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J Sefc vs F Zita, 1954 0-1
J Sefc vs F Zita, 1948 0-1
G Abrahams vs F Zita, 1947 0-1
F Zita vs Smyslov, 1946 1/2-1/2
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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 awarded the IM title in 1950. Zita passed away in Prague, then Czechoslovakia, in 1977.
Wikipedia article: František Zíta
| page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 198
|1. J Dobias vs F Zita
|| ||1-0||29||1933||Kautsky mem10||A52 Budapest Gambit|
|2. H Max vs F Zita
|| ||0-1||53||1936||non-FIDE Munich Olympiad||B13 Caro-Kann, Exchange|
|3. L Endzelins vs F Zita
|| ||0-1||44||1936||non-FIDE Munich Olympiad||A25 English|
|4. F Zita vs Gilg
|5. F Zita vs S Petursson
|| ||1-0||29||1937||7th olm final||A29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto|
|6. F Zita vs M Luckis
|| ||1-0||51||1937||7th olm final||A14 English|
|7. G Danielsson vs F Zita
|| ||1-0||38||1937||7th olm final||A25 English|
|8. M Broeder vs F Zita
|| ||0-1||36||1937||7th olm final||D55 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|9. F Zita vs K Havasi
|| ||1-0||50||1937||7th olm final||D55 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|10. K S Ojanen vs F Zita
|| ||1-0||33||1937||7th olm final||D09 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 5.g3|
|11. A D de Groot vs F Zita
|| ||½-½||52||1937||7th olm final||E18 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3|
|12. Pelikan vs F Zita
|| ||½-½||16||1939||Prague olm qual||D39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation|
|13. F Zita vs J de Souza Mendes
|| ||1-0||34||1939||Buenos Aires Olympiad prel-A||A18 English, Mikenas-Carls|
|14. A Helman vs F Zita
|| ||0-1||48||1939||Buenos Aires Olympiad prel-A||A48 King's Indian|
|15. F Zita vs J A Cayo Murillo
|| ||1-0||41||1939||Buenos Aires Olympiad prel-A||E72 King's Indian|
|16. B H Wood vs F Zita
|| ||½-½||35||1939||Buenos Aires Olympiad prel-A||D96 Grunfeld, Russian Variation|
|17. F Zita vs F Sulik
|| ||1-0||50||1939||Buenos Aires Olympiad prel-A||E72 King's Indian|
|18. O Cruz Filho vs F Zita
|| ||½-½||52||1939||Buenos Aires Olympiad fin-A||D82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4|
|19. F Zita vs A Becker
|| ||0-1||38||1939||Buenos Aires Olympiad fin-A||D52 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|20. T Melngailis vs F Zita
|| ||0-1||31||1939||Buenos Aires Olympiad fin-A||A13 English|
|21. F Zita vs Ojvind Larsen
|| ||1-0||53||1939||Buenos Aires Olympiad fin-A||D60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense|
|22. F Planas Garcia vs F Zita
|| ||0-1||40||1939||Buenos Aires Olympiad fin-A||A47 Queen's Indian|
|23. E Reed Valenzuela vs F Zita
|| ||½-½||59||1939||Buenos Aires Olympiad fin-A||B18 Caro-Kann, Classical|
|24. F Zita vs M Rauch
|| ||½-½||41||1939||Buenos Aires Olympiad fin-A||E72 King's Indian|
|25. Ekenberg vs F Zita
|| ||0-1||51||1939||Buenos Aires Olympiad fin-A||C10 French|
| page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 198
|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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