Number of games in database: 59
Years covered: 1875 to 1882
Overall record: +20 -18 =21 (51.7%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.
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Wittek vs Bird, 1882 1/2-1/2
Wittek vs J Schwarz, 1881 1-0
Wittek vs Steinitz, 1882 1-0
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Vienna 1882 by suenteus po 147
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(born Oct-12-1852, died May-11-1894, 41 years old) Austria
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Alexander Wittek came in 5th= at Berlin (1881) and 9th at Vienna 1882 but after one more tournament he withdrew from serious play as it interfered with his work as an architect. His most well-known works in Sarajevo are the City Hall building called "Vijecnica" (1892–1894) which later became the National Library and the Sebilj public fountain (1891).
Wittek died in a lunatic asylum in Graz in 1894.
Wikipedia article: Alexander Wittek
| page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 59
|1. J N Berger vs Wittek
||1-0||48||1875||Graz m||C33 King's Gambit Accepted|
|2. J N Berger vs Wittek
||0-1||48||1875||Graz m||C33 King's Gambit Accepted|
|3. J N Berger vs Wittek
||1-0||33||1875||Graz m||C33 King's Gambit Accepted|
|4. Wittek vs J N Berger
|| ||0-1||31||1875||Graz m||A00 Uncommon Opening|
|5. Wittek vs J N Berger
|| ||0-1||31||1875||Graz m||A84 Dutch|
|6. E Schallopp vs Wittek
||½-½||56||1880||Graz||C67 Ruy Lopez|
|7. J N Berger vs Wittek
||½-½||54||1880||Graz||C01 French, Exchange|
|8. Wittek vs J Minckwitz
||0-1||31||1880||Graz||D50 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|9. Wittek vs J Noa
|| ||1-0||49||1880||Graz||C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense|
|10. M Weiss vs Wittek
||½-½||41||1880||Graz||C48 Four Knights|
|11. A Schwarz vs Wittek
|| ||½-½||43||1880||Graz||D00 Queen's Pawn Game|
|12. Wittek vs J Schwarz
||1-0||57||1880||Graz||D50 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|13. M Kann vs Wittek
||0-1||44||1881||Wiener Schach-Gesellschaft 1880/81||A00 Uncommon Opening|
|14. Chigorin vs Wittek
||0-1||41||1881||2nd DSB Congress, Berlin||C44 King's Pawn Game|
|15. Wittek vs E Schallopp
||0-1||34||1881||2nd DSB Congress, Berlin||C49 Four Knights|
|16. Wittek vs W Paulsen
||1-0||40||1881||2nd DSB Congress, Berlin||D55 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|17. Wittek vs Zukertort
||0-1||27||1881||2nd DSB Congress, Berlin||C77 Ruy Lopez|
|18. Winawer vs Wittek
|| ||0-1||55||1881||2nd DSB Congress, Berlin||C37 King's Gambit Accepted|
|19. J Noa vs Wittek
||1-0||36||1881||2nd DSB Congress, Berlin||B40 Sicilian|
|20. Wittek vs J Schwarz
||1-0||63||1881||2nd DSB Congress, Berlin||B14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack|
|21. H Von Schuetz vs Wittek
||0-1||20||1881||2nd DSB Congress, Berlin||C80 Ruy Lopez, Open|
|22. J Minckwitz vs Wittek
|| ||½-½||68||1881||2nd DSB Congress, Berlin||D37 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|23. F Riemann vs Wittek
||½-½||45||1881||2nd DSB Congress, Berlin||C48 Four Knights|
|24. Wittek vs Paulsen
||0-1||52||1881||2nd DSB Congress, Berlin||B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3|
|25. J Mason vs Wittek
|| ||½-½||41||1881||2nd DSB Congress, Berlin||A02 Bird's Opening|
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|Sep-12-07|| ||bravado1: In wikipedia it's said that he committed suicide. Does anyone know more details about this chesspalyer and above all great architect?|
|Sep-12-07|| ||percyblakeney: <Does anyone know more details about this chesspalyer and above all great architect?>|
It seems hard to quickly find more facts than those from the short Wikipedia entry. He is mentioned in an article on the City Hall in Sarajevo:
<The first project was drafted by Karl Parzik, but minister Benjamin Kalaj didn't like it, thus, he entrusted Alexander Wittek to draft a new one. Wittek used mosque of Sultan Hassan II as a model for this project, so he traveled to Cairo twice. Since this man (allegedly because of the project) got mentally sick and committed a suicide, the work on the project was continued by Ćiril M. Iveković in 1894.>
In his last tournament (the not too weak Vienna 1882) Wittek won against both Steinitz and Winawer, and finished with an even score, ahead of as strong players as Weiss and Chigorin. In his only previous top tournament, Berlin 1881, he won against Chigorin and Winawer and shared 5th (in a field of 17) with Mason.
|Sep-22-08|| ||whiteshark: as already mentioned:
Vienna 1882 crosstable: http://www.chessbase.de/2004/wien18... (note: What flag is aside A. Wittek's name?)
Big chessbase report on 'Vienna 1882' (German): http://www.chessbase.de/nachrichten...
|Oct-12-13|| ||Kikoman: <Player of the Day>|
Rest In Peace Sir Alexander Wittek.
|Oct-12-13|| ||Penguincw: R.I.P. <POTD>: Alexander Wittek.|
|Oct-20-13|| ||Karpova: <Herr Wittek, who distinguished himself by winning a prize at the Berlin tourney, has been showing his powers as a blindfold player by encountering at Gratz ten simultaneous opponents without seeing the boards. The result of a six hours' stitting was that he won six games, lost one, and three were drawn.>|
From page 58 of the February 1882 'British Chess Magazine'
|Oct-12-15|| ||jennwittek: I am completing a family genealogy history Herr Alexander Wittek (architect) and chess master: Would there exist any further accessible research materials or archives about Alexander Wittek - I am completing a family ancestry/genealogy.
Thank you Jenn Wittek|
|Feb-27-18|| ||Jean Defuse: ...
Vor Kurzem im Café Grillo von Herrn Wittek sans voir (blindfold) gespielt.
[Event "Cafe Grillo (bdf)"]
[White "Wittek, Alexander"]
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. d4 Be7 6. Qe2 Nd6 7. Bxc6 bxc6 8. dxe5 Nb7 9. Nd4
Nc5 10. Qg4 g6 11. Bh6 Bb7 12. Nc3 d6 13. Rfd1 Qd7 14. Qe2 Ne6 15. Ne4 c5 16.
exd6 $1 cxd6 17. Nxe6 fxe6 18. Rxd6 Qc8 19. Qb5+ Kf7 20. Ng5+ Kg8 21. Rxe6 Bxg5
[#] 22. Qc4 $1 Kf7 $1 23. Rae1 Bxh6 24. Re7+ Kf6 25. Rf7+ Kg5 26. Qf4+ Kh5
27. Re5+ g5 28. h3 $1 Bxg2 $1 29. Rg7 Aufgegeben. Allgemeine Sport-Zeitung
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