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Horst Robert Rittner
H Rittner 
 
Number of games in database: 77
Years covered: 1965 to 2003
Overall record: +23 -20 =34 (51.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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HORST ROBERT RITTNER
(born Jul-16-1930, 89 years old) Germany

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Horst Robert Rittner was born in Breslau. German Correspondence Champion in 1956, he became a GMC in 1961. He won the 6th World Correspondence Championship in 1968-71 and also edited the German magazine Schach.

For the most part, Rittner opened 1.e4 and responded to 1.d4 with a Nimzo/Queen's Indian setup and responded to 1.e4 with 1...e6. He is a FIDE International Arbiter.

Wikipedia article: Horst Rittner


 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 77  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. E Arnlind vs H Rittner  ½-½2919655.corr olC18 French, Winawer
2. H Rittner vs H W Duenhaupt  ½-½6619655.corr olB25 Sicilian, Closed
3. H Rittner vs V Kornfilt 1-04119655.corr olC85 Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD)
4. V Zagorovsky vs H Rittner  ½-½1919655.corr olC09 French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line
5. H Rittner vs S Bernstein 1-05419655.corr olB35 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Modern Variation with Bc4
6. J Snajdr vs H Rittner  1-02119655.corr olB39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
7. H Rittner vs J Kellner  1-04719655.corr olC03 French, Tarrasch
8. Fazekas vs H Rittner 1-03219655.corr olA17 English
9. H Rittner vs Simagin 1-0451966corr-1B62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
10. H Rittner vs D Stern 1-03719686th Correspondence World Championship FinalB64 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
11. S Aarseth vs H Rittner 0-11419686th Correspondence World Championship FinalC17 French, Winawer, Advance
12. H Rittner vs H De Carbonnel 1-03919686th Correspondence World Championship FinalC82 Ruy Lopez, Open
13. H Rittner vs G Sanakoev  ½-½3819686th Correspondence World Championship FinalB83 Sicilian
14. S Nyman vs H Rittner 0-15319686th Correspondence World Championship FinalC18 French, Winawer
15. H Rittner vs J Ljungdahl 1-02819686th Correspondence World Championship FinalB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
16. V Zagorovsky vs H Rittner ½-½2419686th Correspondence World Championship FinalC18 French, Winawer
17. N Karker vs H Rittner 0-13919686th Correspondence World Championship FinalB82 Sicilian, Scheveningen
18. H Rittner vs J Kellner 1-05019686th Correspondence World Championship FinalC03 French, Tarrasch
19. Sevecek vs H Rittner  ½-½4219686th Correspondence World Championship FinalC18 French, Winawer
20. C Jansen vs H Rittner 0-12819686th Correspondence World Championship FinalE53 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
21. H Rittner vs Simagin 0-1381968corrB88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
22. H Rittner vs R Kauranen  ½-½5019686th Correspondence World Championship FinalB69 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 11.Bxf6
23. H Rittner vs E Thiele 1-05519686th Correspondence World Championship FinalA13 English
24. Hybl vs H Rittner  ½-½1519686th Correspondence World Championship FinalE53 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
25. H Rittner vs Estrin 1-02719686th Correspondence World Championship FinalD92 Grunfeld, 5.Bf4
 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 77  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-20-03
Premium Chessgames Member
  Honza Cervenka: Horst Rittner won the 6th finals of World Chess Championship (1968-1971). The table and all games from that tournament <many of them are missing in the database> you can see at http://www.mark-weeks.com/chess/68w...
Jun-20-03  AgentRgent: Stern, Dieter GM Germany rated 2583
Thiele, Erich IM Germany rated 2491
Nyman, Sture IM Sweden rated 2353

*Note these are ICCF ratings

Dec-19-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: Horst Robert Rittner was born July 16th 1930. He was German Correspondence Champion in 1956 and became a CGM in 1961. It was to be another 10 years before he took the World title, however.
Jul-19-06  BIDMONFA: Horst Rittner

RITTNER, Horst R.
http://www.bidmonfa.com/rittner_hor...
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Jul-16-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  brankat: Happy Birthday GM Rittner!
Jul-16-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Additional biographical input: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horst_...
Jul-16-08  Cactus: <For the most part, Rittner opened 1.e4 and responded to 1.d4 with a Nimzo/Queen's Indian setup and responded to 1.e4 with 1...e6.> Why is this here? There are a lot of people who use just one opening move, or one defence to e4, but this is the first time I've seen it mentioned.
Jul-16-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: <Cactus: ... Why is this here?>

<There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why... <I dream of things that never were, <and ask why not?>>>

--Robert F. Kennedy

Jul-16-08  catking: Many happy returns GM Rittner!
Jul-16-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Happy Birthday GM Rittner!
Jul-16-09  WhiteRook48: happy birthday
Jul-16-12  Xeroxx: "For the most part, Rittner opened 1.e4 and responded to 1.d4 with a Nimzo/Queen's Indian setup and responded to 1.e4 with 1...e6"
Dec-21-12  HAPERSAUD: Epic fail chessgames on the latter mentioned "quote", not exactly high end stuff
Jan-02-20  Gottschalk: Why is Rittner the only correspondence world champion who has no notable games?

What obscure reason, after almost twenty years of operation of this site, still prevents itselves from adding him the merit?

Will be the nationality, the ideology or the simple incurability of the administrators?

Jan-02-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <Gottschalk>, do you understand the criterion for a game being regarded as notable? It must be included in members' game collections--it has nothing whatever to do with anyone's nationality.
Jan-02-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: <perfidious: <Gottschalk>, do you understand the criterion for a game being regarded as notable? It must be included in members' game collections--it has nothing whatever to do with anyone's nationality.>

Quite. How many collections have you put Rittner’s games in, Gottschalk?

Jan-02-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: There is actually another stipulation: the player in question must have either won or drawn the game for it to appear on their page as notable, which excludes <Col Moreau> from having this banner.
Jan-02-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: Just added this game to a collection.

H Rittner vs Simagin, 1966

Jan-03-20  Gottschalk: <OhioChessFan> Thank you for this significative contribution. This game illustrates the strategic importance of some squares admirably. As for Rittner, he led White to win with the needed strength, bearing in mind Simagin was a brilliant strategist.
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