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Frantisek Zita
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.

With the White pieces:
 Reti System (18) 
    A04 A06 A05
 King's Indian (13) 
    E72 E69 E62 E63 E67
 English (10) 
    A12 A15 A14 A16 A18
 Sicilian (8) 
    B83 B50 B52 B39 B30
 English, 1 c4 e5 (7) 
    A29 A22 A20
 King's Indian Attack (6) 
    A07 A08
With the Black pieces:
 Caro-Kann (33) 
    B10 B17 B13 B18 B11
 Queen's Gambit Declined (10) 
    D37 D39 D35
 Orthodox Defense (8) 
    D50 D58 D53 D51 D59
 French Defense (7) 
    C10 C00 C01 C15
 Queen's Pawn Game (5) 
    A46 A45 E00 D02
 Nimzo Indian (5) 
    E32 E49 E46 E33 E38
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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
   F Zita vs Smyslov, 1946 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Prague (1946)

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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

Last updated: 2017-07-23 05:38:17

 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 198  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J Dobias vs F Zita  1-0291933Kautsky mem10A52 Budapest Gambit
2. H Max vs F Zita  0-1531936non-FIDE Munich OlympiadB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
3. L Endzelins vs F Zita  0-1441936non-FIDE Munich OlympiadA25 English
4. F Zita vs Gilg 1-0301937?A22 English
5. F Zita vs S Petursson  1-02919377th olm finalA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
6. F Zita vs M Luckis  1-05119377th olm finalA14 English
7. G Danielsson vs F Zita  1-03819377th olm finalA25 English
8. M Broeder vs F Zita  0-13619377th olm finalD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
9. F Zita vs K Havasi  1-05019377th olm finalD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
10. K S Ojanen vs F Zita  1-03319377th olm finalD09 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 5.g3
11. A D de Groot vs F Zita  ½-½5219377th olm finalE18 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3
12. Pelikan vs F Zita  ½-½161939Prague olm qualD39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
13. F Zita vs J de Souza Mendes  1-0341939Buenos Aires Olympiad prel-AA18 English, Mikenas-Carls
14. A Helman vs F Zita  0-1481939Buenos Aires Olympiad prel-AA48 King's Indian
15. F Zita vs J A Cayo Murillo  1-0411939Buenos Aires Olympiad prel-AE72 King's Indian
16. B H Wood vs F Zita  ½-½351939Buenos Aires Olympiad prel-AD96 Grunfeld, Russian Variation
17. F Zita vs F Sulik  1-0501939Buenos Aires Olympiad prel-AE72 King's Indian
18. O Cruz Filho vs F Zita  ½-½521939Buenos Aires Olympiad fin-AD82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
19. F Zita vs A Becker  0-1381939Buenos Aires Olympiad fin-AD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
20. T Melngailis vs F Zita  0-1311939Buenos Aires Olympiad fin-AA13 English
21. F Zita vs Ojvind Larsen  1-0531939Buenos Aires Olympiad fin-AD60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
22. F Planas Garcia vs F Zita  0-1401939Buenos Aires Olympiad fin-AA47 Queen's Indian
23. E Reed Valenzuela vs F Zita  ½-½591939Buenos Aires Olympiad fin-AB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
24. F Zita vs M Rauch  ½-½411939Buenos Aires Olympiad fin-AE72 King's Indian
25. Ekenberg vs F Zita  0-1511939Buenos Aires Olympiad fin-AC10 French
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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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