Number of games in database: 277
Years covered: 1950 to 1968
Overall record: +77 -75 =125 (50.4%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.
NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
W Pietzsch vs Smyslov, 1968 1-0
Kholmov vs W Pietzsch, 1965 0-1
Uhlmann vs W Pietzsch, 1967 1/2-1/2
Gligoric vs W Pietzsch, 1962 1/2-1/2
W Pietzsch vs Larsen, 1961 1-0
W Pietzsch vs Larsen, 1960 1/2-1/2
W Pietzsch vs O'Kelly, 1960 1-0
J Sefc vs W Pietzsch, 1958 0-1
NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
Leipzig Olympiad qual-1 (1960)
Helsinki Olympiad Final-B (1952)
Havana Olympiad qual-5 (1966)
Helsinki Olympiad qual-2 (1952)
Varna Olympiad qual-1 (1962)
Munich Olympiad Final-A (1958)
Havana Olympiad Final-A (1966)
Lugano Olympiad Final-A (1968)
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(born Dec-21-1930, died Dec-29-1996, 66 years old) Germany
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|Wolfgang Walther Pietzsch was born in Wittgendorf. He was a teacher of mathematics and physics by profession.|
He was champion of the Russian zone of occupation in 1949 and champion of the German Democratic Republic (GDR) in 1960, 1962 and 1967. He played six times for the Olympics and got his grandmaster title in 1966 after winning the Leipzig International tournament.
By the end of the 1960s, Pietzsch retired from active chess.
Wikipedia article: Wolfgang Pietzsch
| page 1 of 12; games 1-25 of 277
|1. B Ullrich vs W Pietzsch
|| ||0-1||28||1950||DDR-ch 01st||E38 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5|
|2. W Pietzsch vs V Rathai
|| ||1-0||30||1951||GDR-ch 02nd||B88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack|
|3. W Pietzsch vs K Knothe
|| ||1-0||44||1951||GDR-ch 02nd||B88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack|
|4. A Otto vs W Pietzsch
|| ||0-1||34||1951||GDR-ch 02nd||B88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack|
|5. Stefan Szabo vs W Pietzsch
|| ||0-1||52||1951||Bucharest GMT 2nd||B30 Sicilian|
|6. K Makarczyk vs W Pietzsch
|| ||½-½||34||1951||Bucharest GMT 2nd||E95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1|
|7. K Poschauko vs W Pietzsch
|| ||0-1||37||1952||Helsinki Olympiad qual-2||A07 King's Indian Attack|
|8. J de Souza Mendes vs W Pietzsch
|| ||½-½||41||1952||Helsinki Olympiad qual-2||B63 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack|
|9. W Pietzsch vs E Myhre
|| ||1-0||59||1952||Helsinki Olympiad qual-2||C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense|
|10. G Barcza vs W Pietzsch
|| ||½-½||75||1952||Helsinki Olympiad qual-2||A34 English, Symmetrical|
|11. W Pietzsch vs V Nestler
|| ||0-1||46||1952||Helsinki Olympiad qual-2||B80 Sicilian, Scheveningen|
|12. B Rabar vs W Pietzsch
|| ||1-0||30||1952||Helsinki Olympiad qual-2||E95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1|
|13. W Pietzsch vs Stoltz
||0-1||41||1952||Helsinki Olympiad qual-2||C18 French, Winawer|
|14. Prins vs W Pietzsch
|| ||0-1||34||1952||Helsinki Olympiad Final-B||C27 Vienna Game|
|15. W Pietzsch vs A Beni
|| ||½-½||58||1952||Helsinki Olympiad Final-B||C73 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense|
|16. M Oren vs W Pietzsch
||1-0||42||1952||Helsinki Olympiad Final-B||E17 Queen's Indian|
|17. W Pietzsch vs K Plater
|| ||½-½||41||1952||Helsinki Olympiad Final-B||B70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation|
|18. V Nestler vs W Pietzsch
|| ||0-1||41||1952||Helsinki Olympiad Final-B||A49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4|
|19. W Pietzsch vs P M Nielsen
|| ||½-½||36||1952||Helsinki Olympiad Final-B||B56 Sicilian|
|20. Milner-Barry vs W Pietzsch
|| ||½-½||40||1952||Helsinki Olympiad Final-B||C47 Four Knights|
|21. W Pietzsch vs J Gonzalez de Vega
|| ||1-0||40||1952||Helsinki Olympiad Final-B||B90 Sicilian, Najdorf|
|22. Lombardy vs W Pietzsch
|| ||1-0||36||1956||WchT U26 03th||E42 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein)|
|23. F Blatny vs W Pietzsch
|| ||½-½||51||1958||CSR-GDR||C63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense|
|24. W Pietzsch vs F Blatny
|| ||1-0||36||1958||CSR-GDR||C77 Ruy Lopez|
|25. R Aldecoa vs W Pietzsch
|| ||½-½||41||1958||Munich Olympiad qual-3||E18 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3|
| page 1 of 12; games 1-25 of 277
|Dec-21-08|| ||whiteshark: Player of the Day
Bio in German: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolfga...
|Dec-21-08|| ||whiteshark: There is a booklet <In memoriam Wolfgang Pietzsch> with lots of details and rare photos: http://www.schachverein-griesheim.d...|
|Dec-21-08|| ||WhiteRook48: Oh I see is he a wolf??|
|Dec-21-08|| ||whiteshark: Well, now that you mention it, how could somebody lose sight of the fact?|
|Dec-21-08|| ||zzzzzzzzzzzz: wolf's dont play chess|
|Dec-21-08|| ||zzzzzzzzzzzz: i see he plays the sicilian as white a lot|
|Dec-22-08|| ||whiteshark: ...and only 2 <CK> games.|
|Dec-21-11|| ||brankat: R.I.P.GM Pietzsch.|
|Dec-21-11|| ||BIDMONFA: Wolfgang Pietzsch|
|Dec-21-11|| ||Xeroxx: Hello Wolfgang how you doing.|
|Dec-21-11|| ||Penguincw: Happy 71st birthday.|
|Jun-25-12|| ||Chessical: An excerpt from the booklet found by Whiteshark probably explains why Pietzsch retired from the game so early, support for chess and the opportunities to play internationally were drying up.|
A quotation from from the article "Chess in the GDR", by Paul Werner Wagner in the chess magazine KARL 1/2002, states... "Since 1974, chess as a sport in the GDR was systematically disadvantaged. Participation by the GDR team at the Chess Olympiad was prohibited. The best East German chess players were not allowed to take part in the Zonal or Interzonal tournaments, qualifiers for the World Championship.
Only Wolfgang Uhlmann enjoyed an exceptional status but only for a short time."
Later, in the same article, it is stated that this was because the GDR's sport's priorities came to simply concentrate around track and field athlectics.
|Jun-25-12|| ||Caissanist: I remember that East Germany stopped playing in Olympiads after they finished behind the West Germans three straight times. It seems that that country generally only competed in sporting events where they could come ahead of their western cousins.|
|Aug-30-12|| ||Octal: "Life is Pieztsche"|
|Dec-21-13|| ||Penguincw: R.I.P. GM Wolfgang Pietzsch.|
|Dec-21-16|| ||offramp: A single werewolf is a wolfman.
A great big mob of unruly werewolves is a wolfgang.
|Dec-21-16|| ||zanzibar: And a pack of hungry werewolves is known as a Wolfgang Puck.|
|Dec-22-16|| ||zanzibar: Or should that be ravenous?|
|Dec-21-18|| ||Nosnibor: The results of the 1966 Leipzig International tournament whereby Pietzsch gained his G.M. title were Pietzch 10.5, Liberson and Kavalek 10, Fuchs and Uhlmann 9.5, Bobotsov 9,Antoshin 8, Trifunovic,Hennings and Zinn 7.5, Golz 7, Barcza 6.5, Malich 6, Liebert 5.5, Sajtar 4.5 and Opecensky 1.5. To Trifunovic went the invidious distinction of drawing all his fifteen games ! R.I.P.Grandmaster Pietzch.|
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