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Karel Urbanec
Number of games in database: 71
Years covered: 1943 to 1968

Overall record: +23 -16 =32 (54.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (5) 
    B63 B67 B43 B28 B95
 Nimzo Indian (5) 
    E20 E40 E46
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (7) 
    C07 C03 C00 C13 C01
 Ruy Lopez (7) 
    C85 C86 C95 C78 C84
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (6) 
    C85 C95 C86 C84
 Nimzo Indian (6) 
    E56 E41 E30 E59
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (4) 
    D20 D29 D27
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 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 71  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. C Carls vs K Urbanec  1-0361943Prague+A18 English, Mikenas-Carls
2. K Urbanec vs M Bartosek  ½-½371943PragueD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
3. B Thelen vs K Urbanec  ½-½181943PragueC07 French, Tarrasch
4. K Urbanec vs R Sucha  1-0381943PragueD58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst
5. K Urbanec vs Opocensky  1-0521943PragueE20 Nimzo-Indian
6. K Urbanec vs O Novotny  ½-½471943PragueA90 Dutch
7. Foltys vs K Urbanec  1-0281943PragueC03 French, Tarrasch
8. K Urbanec vs Lokvenc  ½-½291943PragueA47 Queen's Indian
9. K Urbanec vs J Podgorny  1-0301943PragueE17 Queen's Indian
10. K Urbanec vs J Kubanek  1-0291943PragueD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
11. K Urbanec vs Pachman  1-0431943PragueE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
12. K Prucha vs K Urbanec  ½-½421943PragueC78 Ruy Lopez
13. K Urbanec vs J Fichtl  ½-½271943PragueD66 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line
14. J Florian vs K Urbanec  ½-½351943PragueC00 French Defense
15. M Katetov vs K Urbanec  ½-½261943PragueA46 Queen's Pawn Game
16. Sajtar vs K Urbanec  1-0321943PragueE00 Queen's Pawn Game
17. M Dietze vs K Urbanec  0-1461943PragueE30 Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad
18. Saemisch vs K Urbanec  ½-½461943PragueC13 French
19. K Urbanec vs Keres  ½-½451943PragueE20 Nimzo-Indian
20. Alekhine vs K Urbanec 1-0461943PragueC07 French, Tarrasch
21. K Urbanec vs K Prucha  ½-½231954Czechoslovak ChampionshipB63 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
22. K Urbanec vs J Podgorny  1-0501954Czechoslovak ChampionshipE40 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
23. V Brat vs K Urbanec  0-1331954Czechoslovak ChampionshipE56 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 7...Nc6
24. K Urbanec vs L Alster  1-0351954Czechoslovak ChampionshipB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
25. J Fichtl vs K Urbanec 1-0381954Czechoslovak ChampionshipB86 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 71  PGN Download
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  ketchuplover: Ladislav Urbanec's sportmanship is less than exemplary
Sep-25-16  Sally Simpson: There is no BIO for this lad.

That is shocking, I'll suppose I'll have to do it.

Karel Urbanec (1895 - 1996).

He grew up in the tiny village of Yidinsk by the Sea in Poland and was blindfold champion of the village at the age of 15.

The whole village played blindfold chess because no one had a chess set.

To escape being drafted into the Polish Army Karel runaway to Germany and that is where is where he saw his first chess set. It took him months to learn how to set up the pieces because in his mind Bishops were Rooks, Rooks were Knights and Knights were Bishops.

He was drafted into the Germany army to fight Poland. He was captured and drafted into the Russian Army.who did not really want him so they gave him back to the Germans.

He borrowed an enigma machine and challenged Alan Turing to a correspondance game of chess.

Alan told him he never had an Enigma machine so Karel sent him one and together these two lost and won the war.


Source: Edwin (the crazy half brother of Edward) Winter's website which was shut down for medical reasons.

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