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Wolfgang Pietzsch
W Pietzsch 
XVII Schacholympiade Havana 1966.  

Number of games in database: 558
Years covered: 1949 to 1969
Overall record: +181 -129 =248 (54.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (87) 
    B32 B23 B45 B43 B35
 Ruy Lopez (47) 
    C77 C69 C92 C93 C91
 French Defense (24) 
    C18 C05 C16 C02 C13
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (19) 
    C92 C91 C93 C87 C95
 Caro-Kann (16) 
    B18 B14 B11 B13 B17
 King's Indian (16) 
    E83 E70 E60 E90 E80
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (50) 
    C05 C18 C16 C19 C02
 Sicilian (43) 
    B30 B23 B57 B64 B43
 King's Indian (42) 
    E61 E87 E70 E79 E95
 French Winawer (24) 
    C18 C16 C19 C15 C17
 Ruy Lopez (17) 
    C64 C78 C93 C65 C92
 French Tarrasch (15) 
    C05 C07
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   W Pietzsch vs Tal, 1966 1/2-1/2
   W Pietzsch vs Smyslov, 1968 1-0
   W Pietzsch vs O'Kelly, 1960 1-0
   Uhlmann vs W Pietzsch, 1967 1/2-1/2
   Kholmov vs W Pietzsch, 1965 0-1
   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
   J Sefc vs W Pietzsch, 1958 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   East German Championship (1962)
   East German Championship (1967)
   East German Championship (1958)
   East German Championship (1968)
   Tbilisi (1965)
   Leipzig Olympiad qual-1 (1960)
   Sarajevo (1966)
   East German Championship (1969)
   Dortmund (1961)
   Capablanca Memorial (1962)
   Dresden (1959)
   Madrid Zonal (1960)
   East German Championship (1963)
   Kecskemet Zonal (1964)
   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 23; games 1-25 of 558  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. W Pietzsch vs H Hunte  1-0461949Ostzonen-ch04C78 Ruy Lopez
2. B Ullrich vs W Pietzsch  0-1281950DDR-ch 01stE38 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5
3. Heidrich vs W Pietzsch  0-1261950Zittau-chD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
4. W Pietzsch vs H Hunte  1-0351950DDR-ch01 Final (DSV+DSB)C10 French
5. W Pietzsch vs V Rathai  1-0301951GDR-ch 02ndB88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
6. A Otto vs W Pietzsch  0-1341951GDR-ch 02ndB88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
7. W Pietzsch vs K Knothe  1-0441951GDR-ch 02ndB88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
8. H Hunte vs W Pietzsch  1-0241951DDR-ch02 FinalE39 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation
9. S Szabo vs W Pietzsch  0-1521951Bucharest GMT 2ndB30 Sicilian
10. K Makarczyk vs W Pietzsch  ½-½341951Bucharest GMT 2ndE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
11. K Poschauko vs W Pietzsch  0-1371952Helsinki Olympiad qual-2A07 King's Indian Attack
12. J de Souza Mendes vs W Pietzsch  ½-½411952Helsinki Olympiad qual-2B63 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
13. W Pietzsch vs E Myhre  1-0591952Helsinki Olympiad qual-2C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
14. Barcza vs W Pietzsch  ½-½751952Helsinki Olympiad qual-2A34 English, Symmetrical
15. W Pietzsch vs V Nestler  0-1461952Helsinki Olympiad qual-2B80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
16. B Rabar vs W Pietzsch  1-0301952Helsinki Olympiad qual-2E95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
17. W Pietzsch vs G Stoltz 0-1411952Helsinki Olympiad qual-2C18 French, Winawer
18. L Prins vs W Pietzsch  0-1341952Helsinki Olympiad Final-BC27 Vienna Game
19. W Pietzsch vs A Beni  ½-½581952Helsinki Olympiad Final-BC73 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
20. M Oren vs W Pietzsch 1-0421952Helsinki Olympiad Final-BE17 Queen's Indian
21. W Pietzsch vs K Plater  ½-½411952Helsinki Olympiad Final-BB70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
22. V Nestler vs W Pietzsch  0-1411952Helsinki Olympiad Final-BA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
23. W Pietzsch vs P M Nielsen  ½-½361952Helsinki Olympiad Final-BB56 Sicilian
24. Milner-Barry vs W Pietzsch  ½-½401952Helsinki Olympiad Final-BC47 Four Knights
25. W Pietzsch vs J Gonzalez de Vega  1-0401952Helsinki Olympiad Final-BB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
 page 1 of 23; games 1-25 of 558  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-21-08  whiteshark: Player of the Day

Bio in German:

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

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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