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Jan Plachetka
Number of games in database: 1,935
Years covered: 1960 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2305 (2353 rapid, 2347 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2480

Overall record: +697 -447 =790 (56.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 1 exhibition game, blitz/rapid, odds game, etc. is excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (136) 
    B90 B43 B20 B42 B33
 King's Indian (86) 
    E97 E91 E94 E60 E81
 English (83) 
    A13 A15 A14 A10 A16
 Ruy Lopez (54) 
    C85 C69 C84 C95 C78
 Queen's Pawn Game (50) 
    A46 E10 A40 E00 A45
 English, 1 c4 c5 (38) 
    A30 A34 A36 A37 A35
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (221) 
    B40 B22 B42 B32 B47
 Ruy Lopez (96) 
    C84 C89 C67 C69 C85
 Modern Benoni (66) 
    A57 A58 A56 A59 A65
 Benko Gambit (57) 
    A57 A58 A59
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (52) 
    C84 C89 C85 C91 C93
 Queen's Pawn Game (43) 
    A46 A45 D02 A41 E00
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Plachetka vs L Zinn, 1974 1-0
   Plachetka vs Gernot Plank, 1991 1-0
   Plachetka vs Z Basagic, 1979 1-0
   Plachetka vs E Mnatsakanian, 1979 1-0
   Plachetka vs W Schmidt, 1985 1-0
   Plachetka vs G Didier, 1999 1-0
   J O Fries Nielsen vs Plachetka, 1991 1/2-1/2
   G Horvath vs Plachetka, 1994 0-1
   U Boensch vs Plachetka, 1981 0-1
   D Polajzer vs Plachetka, 1990 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   European Seniors Championship (2011)
   Cappelle la Grande (2007)

   🏆 TCh-SVK 2016-17
   G Antal vs Plachetka (Jan-14-17) 1/2-1/2
   Julia Horvath vs Plachetka (Jul-15-12) 0-1
   Plachetka vs J Sosovicka (Jul-14-12) 1-0
   V Skara vs Plachetka (Jul-13-12) 1-0
   Plachetka vs A Kovac (Jul-12-12) 1-0

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(born Feb-18-1945, 74 years old) Slovakia

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Jan Plachetka, born in Trencin, was awarded the IM title in 1973 and the GM title in 1978. He was 1st= at Polanica Zdroj 1975, 1st at Sofia 1979, 1st at Trnava 1979 and 1st= at Strasbourg 1985. He also played on the Czech Olympiad teams from 1980 to 1986.

Wikipedia article: Ján Plachetka,

Last updated: 2017-02-07 10:30:14

 page 1 of 78; games 1-25 of 1,935  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Tal vs Plachetka ½-½641960Prague radio simC45 Scotch Game
2. S Kupka vs Plachetka  ½-½241962CSR-chA04 Reti Opening
3. Plachetka vs J Fabian  1-0671962CSR-chA56 Benoni Defense
4. J Augustin vs Plachetka  0-1411962CSR-chB40 Sicilian
5. Plachetka vs Hort 0-1241962CSR-chB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
6. Jansa vs Plachetka  1-0421962CSR-chC98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
7. Plachetka vs J Trmal  ½-½301962CSR-chD39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
8. J Kozma vs Plachetka 1-0211962CSR-chD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
9. Plachetka vs J Fichtl  1-0421962CSR-chC15 French, Winawer
10. Hybl vs Plachetka  0-1261962CSR-chD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
11. J Vesely vs Plachetka  ½-½181962CSR-chA07 King's Indian Attack
12. Plachetka vs Kavalek  ½-½501962CSR-chB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
13. J Marsalek vs Plachetka  ½-½161962CSR-chB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
14. Plachetka vs Opocensky  ½-½361962CSR-chB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
15. J Trapl vs Plachetka  1-0481962CSR-chB89 Sicilian
16. Plachetka vs Josef Nun  ½-½551962CSR-chD40 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
17. F Blatny vs Plachetka  1-0421962CSR-chA07 King's Indian Attack
18. Plachetka vs L Alster  0-1341962CSR-chB27 Sicilian
19. P O'Brien vs Plachetka  0-1241963Prague-London U26B32 Sicilian
20. K Eretova vs Plachetka  0-1411964Harrachov 6465B16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
21. Plachetka vs Hort  0-1281964Harrachov 6465B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
22. S Kupka vs Plachetka  ½-½301964Harrachov 6465B23 Sicilian, Closed
23. Kavalek vs Plachetka 1-0341964Harrachov 6465C93 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense
24. Plachetka vs J Bellin 1-0201964Harrachov 6465B13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
25. Smejkal vs Plachetka  1-0401964Harrachov 6465E62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
 page 1 of 78; games 1-25 of 1,935  PGN Download
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Premium Chessgames Member
  Gypsy: Chessmetrics Player Profile: Jan Plachetka (*1945). Best World Rank, Rating: #85, 2596 (1976).
Feb-07-06  PinkPanther: How did this guy get on the homepage menu? I've never even heard of him.
Feb-18-06  BIDMONFA: Jan Plachetka


Jul-19-06  A.Alekhine: 10000000 chessbucks to you for being number 4 and 50000000 for me for being number 5!
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  brankat: Mr.Plachetka must be a very lucky guy. According to this database he has had 777 Draws :-)
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  brankat: Happy Birthday!
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  Honza Cervenka: <He also played on the Czech Olympiad teams from 1980 to 1986.> He played for Czechoslovak national team, not Czech. It should be mentioned also that in 1982 he was very worthy member of silver medallist Czechoslovak team on the Luzern Olympiad together with Hort, Smejkal, Ftacnik, Jansa and Ambroz.
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  brankat: Happy Birthday Jan!
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  moronovich: Happy Birthday Jan ! Hope your kids liked the computer you bought from me, way back in the 80īs.
Feb-18-09  WhiteRook48: simply amazing that he had the lucky 7 times 111 draws
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  Penguincw: Happy Birthday POTD!
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