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Wolfgang Pietzsch
Number of games in database: 214
Years covered: 1950 to 1968

Overall record: +55 -67 =92 (47.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (41) 
    B43 B23 B56 B88 B80
 Ruy Lopez (22) 
    C69 C77 C91 C79 C83
 French Defense (9) 
    C18 C16 C11 C02 C05
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (9) 
    C91 C87 C93 C85 C95
 Sicilian Najdorf (8) 
    B98 B94 B97 B96 B90
 Sicilian Kan (7) 
    B43 B42
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (20) 
    C05 C18 C19 C15 C16
 King's Indian (14) 
    E87 E75 E95 E64 E91
 French Winawer (12) 
    C18 C19 C15 C16
 Queen's Gambit Declined (10) 
    D37 D31 D35
 Sicilian (9) 
    B57 B30 B53 B61 B43
 Queen's Indian (6) 
    E18 E12 E17 E14
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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
   W Pietzsch vs Larsen, 1961 1-0
   Gligoric vs W Pietzsch, 1962 1/2-1/2
   W Pietzsch vs O'Kelly, 1960 1-0
   J Sefc vs W Pietzsch, 1958 0-1
   W Pietzsch vs Larsen, 1960 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Moscow (1963)
   Havana (1965)

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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 9; games 1-25 of 214  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. B Ullrich vs W Pietzsch  0-1281950DDR-ch 01stE38 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5
2. W Pietzsch vs V Rathai  1-0301951SchwerinB88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
3. W Pietzsch vs K Knothe  1-0441951SchwerinB88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
4. A Otto vs W Pietzsch  0-1341951SchwerinB88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
5. Stefan Szabo vs W Pietzsch  0-1521951Bucharest GMT 2ndB30 Sicilian
6. K Makarczyk vs W Pietzsch  ½-½341951Bucharest GMT 2ndE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
7. K Poschauko vs W Pietzsch  0-1371952Helsinki ol (Men) prel-BA07 King's Indian Attack
8. J de Souza Mendes vs W Pietzsch  ½-½411952Helsinki ol (Men) prel-BB63 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
9. W Pietzsch vs E Myhre  1-0591952Helsinki ol (Men) prel-BC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
10. G Barcza vs W Pietzsch  ½-½751952Helsinki ol (Men) prel-BA34 English, Symmetrical
11. W Pietzsch vs V Nestler  0-1461952Helsinki ol (Men) prel-BB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
12. B Rabar vs W Pietzsch  1-0301952Helsinki ol (Men) prel-BE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
13. W Pietzsch vs Stoltz  0-1411952Helsinki ol (Men) prel-BC18 French, Winawer
14. Prins vs W Pietzsch  0-1341952Helsinki ol (Men) fin-BC27 Vienna Game
15. W Pietzsch vs A Beni  ½-½581952Helsinki ol (Men) fin-BC73 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
16. M Oren vs W Pietzsch 1-0421952Helsinki ol (Men) fin-BE17 Queen's Indian
17. W Pietzsch vs K Plater  ½-½411952Helsinki ol (Men) fin-BB70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
18. V Nestler vs W Pietzsch  0-1411952Helsinki ol (Men) fin-BA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
19. W Pietzsch vs P M Nielsen  ½-½361952Helsinki ol (Men) fin-BB56 Sicilian
20. Milner-Barry vs W Pietzsch  ½-½401952Helsinki ol (Men) fin-BC47 Four Knights
21. W Pietzsch vs Dr. Juan Gonzalez  1-0401952Helsinki ol (Men) fin-BB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
22. Lombardy vs W Pietzsch  1-0361956WchT U26 03thE42 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein)
23. F Blatny vs W Pietzsch  ½-½511958CSR-GDRC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
24. W Pietzsch vs F Blatny  1-0361958CSR-GDRC77 Ruy Lopez
25. R Aldecoa vs W Pietzsch  ½-½41195813th olm qual. group 3E18 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3
 page 1 of 9; games 1-25 of 214  PGN Download
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  whiteshark: Player of the Day

Bio in German:

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  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??
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  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
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  whiteshark: ...and only 2 <CK> games.
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  brankat: R.I.P.GM Pietzsch.
Dec-21-11  BIDMONFA: Wolfgang Pietzsch

PIETZSCH, Wolfgang

Dec-21-11  Xeroxx: Hello Wolfgang how you doing.
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  Penguincw: Happy 71st birthday.
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  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"
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  Penguincw: R.I.P. GM Wolfgang Pietzsch.
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  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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