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Anton Preinfalk
  
Number of games in database: 49
Years covered: 1938 to 1974
Overall record: +9 -22 =18 (36.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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ANTON PREINFALK
(born Dec-19-1911, died Feb-15-2011, 99 years old) Yugoslavia (federation/nationality Slovenia)

[what is this?]
He was an IMC.

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 49  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Tartakower vs A Preinfalk  ½-½431938LjubljanaE20 Nimzo-Indian
2. A Preinfalk vs O Nedeljkovic 0-1421938LjubljanaA99 Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky Variation with b3
3. Kostic vs A Preinfalk  1-0511938LjubljanaC83 Ruy Lopez, Open
4. A Preinfalk vs M Broeder  1-0241938LjubljanaE43 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation
5. B Tot vs A Preinfalk  1-0251938LjubljanaC34 King's Gambit Accepted
6. A Preinfalk vs Vidmar  ½-½221938LjubljanaD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
7. Szabo vs A Preinfalk  1-0531938LjubljanaC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
8. A Preinfalk vs M Filipcic  1-0441945Yugoslav ChampionshipD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
9. D Poljakov vs A Preinfalk  0-1421945Yugoslav ChampionshipD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
10. A Preinfalk vs Gligoric  0-1311945Yugoslav ChampionshipD48 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
11. V Tomovic vs A Preinfalk  1-0291945Yugoslav ChampionshipD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
12. A Preinfalk vs N Kulzinski  ½-½301945Yugoslav ChampionshipE33 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
13. A Preinfalk vs Kostic  ½-½691945Yugoslav ChampionshipD08 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit
14. M Subaric vs A Preinfalk  1-0571945Yugoslav ChampionshipD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
15. A Preinfalk vs M Vidmar Jr  1-0211945Yugoslav ChampionshipB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
16. B Milic vs A Preinfalk  ½-½311945Yugoslav ChampionshipA13 English
17. A Preinfalk vs Pirc  ½-½341945Yugoslav ChampionshipE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
18. V Popovic vs A Preinfalk  ½-½601945Yugoslav ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
19. A Preinfalk vs B Rabar  ½-½321945Yugoslav ChampionshipE37 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
20. Puc vs A Preinfalk  0-1491945Yugoslav ChampionshipD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
21. A Preinfalk vs O Neikirch  0-1691945Yugoslav ChampionshipD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
22. A Tsvetkov vs A Preinfalk  ½-½471945Yugoslav ChampionshipC89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
23. A Preinfalk vs B Tot  ½-½571945Yugoslav ChampionshipD06 Queen's Gambit Declined
24. Zarko Popovic vs A Preinfalk  1-0301945Yugoslav ChampionshipD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
25. A Preinfalk vs B Kazic  1-0561945Yugoslav ChampionshipE37 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-15-09  malthrope: <"There is no kibitzing for this page, yet.">

Let's start off with ending that pesky little problem right now, shall we? :))

I was truly honored to have played this gentleman in a ICCF World Cup game back in 1971-72. In fact <brankat> and I are now discussing this fine player in his (brankat's) chessforum - "The Court of Cassia."

Here are the direct links:

My ICCF Master Class game with Anton Preinfalk: brankat chessforum

My follow-up response back to <brankat>: brankat chessforum

Further discussion with <brankat> leading to my kibitz here (from my chessforum - "Mal's place of Chess anecdotes!"): malthrope chessforum

Selected excerpts follow:

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<<~brankat's house~>>

<In light of that please allow me to share with You a CC game with Anton Preinfalk an old Master who played in many of the Yugoslav Championships (back in the late 40's and 50's). He did quite well generally scoring in the mid-range of the field back in the days when the great Gliga played! He was a true gentleman, strong as hell, and a pure delight to correspond with. He wrote me that he was 59 years old at the start of our CC game, residing in Ljubljana, and was a jurist in the economy (that's how he wrote it in English).

I was very fortunate to have two main translators when I played in the ICCF Master Class back in the early 70's. Raymond Conway (a former Director of the Mechanics' Institute Chess Club) took care of my German, French, Spanish and Slavic languages and my dear old friend Richard Shorman took care of all my Russian needs. He (Preinfalk) wrote to me mainly in German (although he spoke and wrote a little English too), and he was also an avid stamp collector. He also sent me the most beautiful Chess stamps and the appropriate picture postcards to match. I did my best to do what I could to reciprocate in kind. :) In later years (1978) he was awarded the title of "International Arbiter" by FIDE -- http://www.fide.com/info?task=arbit...

Having tried my best to beat him in a Modern Benoni line (I played Black in the ECO [A61-A65] line). His defense in the final endgame phase was impeccable and we agreed to a draw (per my suggestion) on the 37th move (at the end of the given "If" move series). He wrote me a truly heartfelt letter when our game concluded on just how much he enjoyed our game and his titanic struggle to hold it. :) He was a class act all the way... Always sharing his other games, results and kind thoughts with me. ;)

I just knew that You would know well of him. :) I was immediately impressed by Mr. Anton Preinfalk with his pre-printed "Correspondence Chess" postal cards! He even sent me an introduction picture postcard before our game started to introduce himself! It was apparent that he was a man with no ordinary background. ;) Yes, he played many great Chess players in his day and all those Yugoslav Championships that he played in! :))>

<<~malthrope's house~>>

<malthrope: <brankat: Dear Mal, You should have the honour of being the first poster here :-)

Anton Preinfalk

No doubt, a lot of games are missing here, particularly the 1946-53 period, when Mr.Preinfalk must have been in his prime.>

Yes, I was fully aware of this... Many fine games of his are missing mainly from all the Yugoslav Chess Championships. He must have played in at least 5 of them if not as many as 7 or 8. I just recall that it was enough to impress me as to 'whom and what' was the true nature of this man that I'm now corresponding and playing with! :D>

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In due time, I hope to add my player's page and bio to the mix here at <chessgames.com>. When that happens "Mr. Anton Preinfalk" will have one extra game added to his games selection... On that special day <brankat> and I will have really BIG smiles written all over our faces! :D

My Best Always, - Mal

Dec-19-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  Stonehenge: Still on FIDE's rating list so... happy 99th Birthday!
Mar-22-11  Lovuschka: Anton Preinfalk passed away recently.
http://matplus.net/pub/start.php?px...

According to Wikipedia, it was on 15th February.
http://sl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anton_...

Jul-04-12  DoctorD: Results of the Preinfalk Memorial Composition Tourney (Preinfalk was also a well-known composer of problems):

http://www2.arnes.si/~ssljsksg1/A.P...

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