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Jan Sefc
J Sefc 
Number of games in database: 187
Years covered: 1948 to 1958

Overall record: +63 -52 =72 (52.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (35) 
    B53 B56 B88 B43 B62
 Ruy Lopez (10) 
    C86 C77 C66 C71 C70
 Caro-Kann (8) 
    B10 B16 B11 B13 B17
 French Defense (8) 
    C07 C05 C10 C15 C04
 Two Knights (7) 
    C56 C55
 French Tarrasch (6) 
    C07 C05 C03 C04
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (14) 
    C80 C72 C82 C75 C71
 Semi-Slav (13) 
    D48 D45 D44
 English (12) 
    A13 A17 A15 A12
 Alekhine's Defense (11) 
    B05 B03 B02 B04
 Queen's Gambit Declined (9) 
    D35 D30 D39 D37
 Orthodox Defense (8) 
    D55 D50 D58 D59
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   J Sefc vs W Golz, 1956 1-0
   J Sefc vs Averbakh, 1956 1/2-1/2
   I V Rohacek vs J Sefc, 1949 0-1
   J Sefc vs H van den Broeck, 1958 1-0
   J Sefc vs B Andersen, 1956 1-0
   M Farre vs J Sefc, 1958 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Czechoslovak Championship (1955)
   Czechoslovak Championship (1954)
   Steinitz Memorial (1956)
   Czechoslovak Championship (1956)
   Czechoslovak Championship (1953)
   Dresden (1956)
   Reti Memorial (1949)
   Munich Olympiad qual-4 (1958)

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(born Dec-10-1924, died May-17-2014, 89 years old) Slovakia

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Jan Sefc was Czechoslovak Champion in 1955.

Last updated: 2018-12-10 06:28:12

 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 190  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. L Potucek vs J Sefc  1-0371948Czechoslovak ChampionshipC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
2. J Sefc vs F Zita 0-1221948Czechoslovak ChampionshipB11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4
3. J Sefc vs J Louma  0-1581948Czechoslovak ChampionshipC39 King's Gambit Accepted
4. J Sefc vs Foltys  ½-½461948Czechoslovak ChampionshipB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
5. E Richter vs J Sefc 1-0211948Czechoslovak ChampionshipD96 Grunfeld, Russian Variation
6. V Olexa vs J Sefc 0-1311948Czechoslovak ChampionshipD85 Grunfeld
7. H Polzer vs J Sefc  0-1591949CSR-AUTA15 English
8. J Sefc vs H Polzer  0-1401949CSR-AUTB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
9. P Petrov vs J Sefc 0-1381949BUL-CSRD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
10. J Sefc vs P Petrov  ½-½421949BUL-CSRC41 Philidor Defense
11. J Sefc vs O'Kelly  ½-½691949Reti MemorialB28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
12. E Paoli vs J Sefc 1-0251949Reti MemorialC58 Two Knights
13. Pachman vs J Sefc 1-0511949Reti MemorialD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
14. J Sefc vs J Platt  ½-½551949Reti MemorialB58 Sicilian
15. Stahlberg vs J Sefc 1-0261949Reti MemorialD39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
16. Golombek vs J Sefc 0-1331949Reti MemorialA58 Benko Gambit
17. J Sefc vs Foltys  ½-½331949Reti MemorialD05 Queen's Pawn Game
18. J Sefc vs K S Ojanen  ½-½241949Reti MemorialC77 Ruy Lopez
19. J Sefc vs Rossolimo  ½-½401949Reti MemorialB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
20. J Szily vs J Sefc  ½-½231949Reti MemorialC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
21. J Sefc vs Szabo  0-1241949Reti MemorialC47 Four Knights
22. I V Rohacek vs J Sefc 0-1301949Reti MemorialC42 Petrov Defense
23. J Sefc vs Bolbochan  ½-½591949Reti MemorialC71 Ruy Lopez
24. E Richter vs J Sefc  0-1291949Reti MemorialD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
25. J Sefc vs M Ujtelky  ½-½361949Reti MemorialB22 Sicilian, Alapin
 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 190  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-05-06  Calli: Hmm, pronounced Sefts?
Premium Chessgames Member
  Gypsy: Shefts.
Dec-10-08  brankat: Happy Birthday Mr.Sefc!
Dec-10-08  whiteshark: Here is an old photo with Jan Sefc as trainer:
standing -->: Vladimír Cambell, Svetozár Krno, Janík, Štefan Granec, <Ján Šefc>, sitting -->: Ľubomír Ftáčnik, Stanislav Breja, Miroslav Semotam

Dec-10-08  whiteshark: and a short bio:
Dec-10-10  Eastfrisian: This first link shows only an error.
Dec-10-10  whiteshark: <Eastfrisian> They have moved the picture/page to

(We apologize for any inconveniance caused by this - Deutsche Bahn) :D

Dec-10-10  Eastfrisian: An allem ist die auch nicht schuld. ;-)
Premium Chessgames Member
  Breunor: Thanks for the photo link Whiteshark! Any idea what year it was taken?
Dec-10-18  whiteshark: <Breunor> The photo can be seen on a 16-page chess training material of Sefc (Methodological Youth Training Sheets), which was compiled somehow in 1976. So in 1976 or earlier.
Premium Chessgames Member
  Breunor: Thanks!
Dec-09-20  BIDMONFA: Jan Sefc


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