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Krzysztof Pytel
Number of games in database: 316
Years covered: 1965 to 2010
Last FIDE rating: 2286 (2293 rapid, 2253 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2418

Overall record: +70 -71 =175 (49.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (17) 
    E95 E80 E97 E73 E84
 Queen's Indian (14) 
    E17 E15 E12 E16 E18
 Grunfeld (13) 
    D83 D91 D70 D94 D82
 Modern Benoni (11) 
    A57 A65 A67 A58 A56
 Reti System (10) 
    A04 A05 A06
 Nimzo Indian (10) 
    E43 E42 E52 E47 E46
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (27) 
    B51 B93 B53 B22 B99
 French Defense (24) 
    C05 C11 C18 C15 C00
 Ruy Lopez (19) 
    C70 C69 C97 C79 C80
 English (17) 
    A15 A16 A10 A14 A13
 French Tarrasch (10) 
    C05 C04 C07
 Dutch Defense (9) 
    A92 A88 A90 A87 A96
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   K Pytel vs NN, 1982 1-0
   L Lederman vs K Pytel, 1977 0-1
   Leko vs K Pytel, 1990 0-1
   K Pytel vs Czucharski, 1970 1-0
   K Pytel vs O H Castro Rojas, 1977 1-0
   Chabanon vs K Pytel, 1993 0-1
   S Kasparov vs K Pytel, 2007 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Polish Championship (1973)
   Dortmund (1974)
   Graz (1979)
   Lublin (1968)
   Dortmund (1975)
   Polish Championship (1968)
   Toulouse Open (1990)
   4th Lloyds Bank Masters Open (1980)
   Polish Championship (1979)

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(born May-15-1945, died Jun-30-2019, 74 years old) Poland (federation/nationality France)

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Krysztof Pytel was born in Chelm Lubelski, Poland. He was Polish champion in 1972 and 1973, and awarded the IM title in 1975. Pytel was Polish CC champion in 1964–1966.

Wikipedia article: Krzysztof Pytel

Last updated: 2022-04-07 14:40:32

 page 1 of 15; games 1-25 of 371  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. K Pytel vs J Konikowski  0-1241965Goleszow (Poland)C78 Ruy Lopez
2. W Matkowski vs K Pytel  ½-½691968Polish ChampionshipB22 Sicilian, Alapin
3. K Pytel vs R Marszalek  1-0361968Polish ChampionshipA05 Reti Opening
4. K Pytel vs J Adamski  ½-½281968Polish ChampionshipB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
5. K Pytel vs J Bednarski  ½-½111968Polish ChampionshipE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
6. K Pytel vs Z Jamroz  1-0261968Polish ChampionshipB83 Sicilian
7. J Kostro vs K Pytel  ½-½181968Polish ChampionshipB03 Alekhine's Defense
8. A Sydor vs K Pytel  ½-½161968Polish ChampionshipC77 Ruy Lopez
9. R Bernard vs K Pytel  ½-½411968Polish ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
10. A Filipowicz vs K Pytel  1-0291968Polish ChampionshipB32 Sicilian
11. T Zoltek vs K Pytel  0-1321968Polish ChampionshipA36 English
12. K Pytel vs H Sliwinski  ½-½111968Polish ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
13. R Grabczewski vs K Pytel  1-0571968Polish ChampionshipC04 French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line
14. S Witkowski vs K Pytel  ½-½321968Polish ChampionshipE77 King's Indian
15. K Pytel vs W Schmidt  ½-½201968Polish ChampionshipC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
16. K Pytel vs J Lewi  0-1411968Polish ChampionshipC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
17. W Balcerowski vs K Pytel  1-0601968LublinD94 Grunfeld
18. T Filep vs K Pytel  ½-½631968LublinC93 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense
19. K Pytel vs A Sydor  ½-½371968LublinA07 King's Indian Attack
20. L M Kovacs vs K Pytel  0-1391968LublinB32 Sicilian
21. M Knezevic vs K Pytel  ½-½151968LublinD94 Grunfeld
22. K Pytel vs Z Jamroz  1-0361968LublinA05 Reti Opening
23. K Pytel vs A Filipowicz  ½-½161968LublinA04 Reti Opening
24. K Pytel vs G Szilagyi  0-1341968LublinA06 Reti Opening
25. K Pytel vs V Cibulka  ½-½481968LublinB29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
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  Tabanus: Pytel having White against Raimund Busch at the Dortmunder Schachtage 3-14 May 1974:

Nov-26-18  mulde: IM Krzysztof Pytel is called the founder of -Qd6 in the Scandinavian : 1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qd6 which is frequently played by GM Sergej Tiviakov (2601) and GM Alexander Rakhmanov (2654). It should be said, Bożena Pytel (Krzysztof's wife, not sister) seemed to be the first one who gave -Qd6 a try in the following:

[Event "POL-chT Augustow"]
[Site "Augustow"]
[Date "1975.??.??"]
[Round "4"]
[White "Radzikowska, Krystyna"]
[Black "Pytel, Bozena"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "B01"]
[WhiteElo "2160"]
[BlackElo "2065"]
[EventDate "1975.??.??"]
[Opening "Scandinavian: Pytel-Wade variation"]
[Source "ChessBase"]
[PlyCount "48"]
[EventType "team"]
[EventRounds "11"]
[EventCountry "POL"]

1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Qxd5 3. Nc3 Qd6 4. Nf3 Nf6 5. d4 Bg4 6. Bb5+ c6 7. Be2 e6 8. O-O Nbd7 9. h3 Bh5 10. Bg5 Qc7 11. Bxf6 Nxf6 12. Ne5 Bxe2 13. Qxe2 Bd6 14. Rad1 O-O 15. Nc4 Rad8 16. Ne4 Nxe4 17. Qxe4 Be7 18. Rd3 Rd5 19. Ne3 Rd7 20. Rfd1 Rfd8 21. Ng4 Rd5 22. Ne3 R5d7 23. Ng4 Rd5 24. Ne3 R5d7 1/2-1/2

It's an opening for real fighters with the possibility to castle queenside - and it's the eldest opening of the world:

[Event "Valencia ESP"]
[Site "Valencia ESP"]
[Date "1475.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Castellvi, Francesco, di"]
[Black "Vinyoles, Narciso"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B01"]
[EventDate "1475.??.??"]
[Opening "Scandinavian (centre counter) defence"] [PlyCount "41"]

1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Qxd5 3. Nc3 Qd8 4. Bc4 Nf6 5. Nf3 Bg4 6. h3 Bxf3 7. Qxf3 e6 8. Qxb7 Nbd7 9. Nb5 Rc8 10. Nxa7 Nb6 11. Nxc8 Nxc8 12. d4 Nd6 13. Bb5+ Nxb5 14. Qxb5+ Nd7 15. d5 exd5 16. Be3 Bd6 17. Rd1 Qf6 18. Rxd5 Qg6 19. Bf4 Bxf4 20. Qxd7+ Kf8 21. Qd8# 1-0

If you can have a Scandy with Black and O-O-O, you might have a real fun-game with all risks. It develops quickly, and it might be a good opening for those who have not too much time for theory. But as Tiviakov shows us: It's a grandmaster-opening.

Apr-07-22  Jan Kersten: Krzysztof Pytel died 30th June 2019 in Cormontreuil, France. Source:

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