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Vincenz Hruby
Number of games in database: 51
Years covered: 1882 to 1889

Overall record: +16 -21 =14 (45.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 English (7) 
    A10 A13
 Ruy Lopez (5) 
    C65 C80 C70
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (6) 
    C77 C65 C70
 Sicilian (4) 
    B40 B23
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   V Hruby vs J Mason, 1882 1-0
   Meitner vs V Hruby, 1882 0-1
   V Hruby vs Steinitz, 1882 1-0
   Paulsen vs V Hruby, 1882 1/2-1/2
   V Hruby vs Blackburne, 1882 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Vienna (1882)
   Nuremberg (1883)

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(born Sep-09-1856, died Jul-16-1917, 60 years old) Austria

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Vincenz Hruby was born in Krivsoudov, Bohemia (then Austria, now Czech Republic), and died in Trieste, Austria (now Italy). In the International Chess Tournament at Vienna 1882 (won by Wilhelm Steinitz and Simon Winawer), he finished 11th but defeated prizewinners Steinitz, James Mason and Joseph Henry Blackburne. He won the Vienna Chess Club tournament in 1882, and matches from Berthold Englisch (3.5-1.5) in 1882 and Adolf Albin (5.5-3.5) in 1891.

Wikipedia article: Vincenz Hruby

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 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 51  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Zukertort vs V Hruby 1-0481882ViennaA13 English
2. V Hruby vs M Weiss 1-0371882ViennaC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
3. Blackburne vs V Hruby 1-0721882ViennaC45 Scotch Game
4. V Hruby vs Winawer 0-1341882ViennaC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
5. V Hruby vs Steinitz 1-0581882ViennaC70 Ruy Lopez
6. Wittek vs V Hruby  0-1301882ViennaC51 Evans Gambit
7. Bird vs V Hruby 1-0551882ViennaC53 Giuoco Piano
8. V Hruby vs P Ware 1-0531882ViennaC14 French, Classical
9. Paulsen vs V Hruby  ½-½311882ViennaC49 Four Knights
10. V Hruby vs Englisch  ½-½421882ViennaC45 Scotch Game
11. V Hruby vs J Mason 1-0371882ViennaA10 English
12. V Hruby vs Meitner 1-0421882ViennaD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
13. V Hruby vs A Schwarz ½-½591882ViennaD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
14. Mackenzie vs V Hruby 1-0731882ViennaC77 Ruy Lopez
15. V Hruby vs J Noa  0-1331882ViennaD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
16. B Fleissig vs V Hruby 0-1311882ViennaC53 Giuoco Piano
17. V Hruby vs Chigorin 1-0591882ViennaA10 English
18. V Hruby vs Zukertort 0-1541882ViennaC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
19. M Weiss vs V Hruby  ½-½391882ViennaC77 Ruy Lopez
20. V Hruby vs Blackburne 1-0471882ViennaC11 French
21. Winawer vs V Hruby 1-0341882ViennaB23 Sicilian, Closed
22. Steinitz vs V Hruby 1-0481882ViennaC37 King's Gambit Accepted
23. V Hruby vs Wittek 0-1291882ViennaC45 Scotch Game
24. V Hruby vs Bird 1-0231882ViennaA10 English
25. P Ware vs V Hruby  1-0451882ViennaD00 Queen's Pawn Game
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-10-08  Karpova: Hruby's historical Elo was 2480.
Jul-09-08  whiteshark: Bio:

Jul-09-08  whiteshark: <Trieste> flourished as part of Austria, from 1382 (the Austro-Hungarian Empire from 1867) until 1918.

Thus he has been <Austrian <!>>

Feb-19-11  markwell: What nonsense for his bio to state that he was born in the Czech Republic. One is entitled to one's opinion, not one's own facts.
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  Benzol: I thought it said he was born in a part of Bohemia that is now in the Czech Republic?

Although this bio wasn't written by me I feel a great deal of sympathy for the writer. With all the shifting of boundaries, wars and political realignments in Europe over the last few centuries it can sometimes be very difficult assigning a nationality to a player.

Sep-15-12  Karpova: Hruby won a tournament at Trieste in 1887 ahead of A. Velcich, C. Vendlenner and Dr. J. Martinolich. Overall, 17 players participated.

From page 17 of the July issue of the 1887 'Wiener Schachzeitung'

Apr-07-16  zanzibar: <Englisch v Hruby.—We learn from the Berlin " Sonntags Blatt," that a match has been played between these two players, the result being that Here Hruby won, with a score of 3 to 1 and one game drawn.>

CPC v6 (24 May 1882) p243/256

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  dernier loup de T: I love this player: not so many in his time used often the queen's gambit for opening, and it seems to me he did it a little with the spirit of Zuckertort rather than of Burn for instance (even of course I respect the positional and defensive talent of Burn too)...
Sep-09-16 <Benzol> right. He was born and died in Austria, but now both places are in different countries, neither of which is Austria.
Sep-09-16  thegoodanarchist: This was the player that Scoobee Doo described as Hruby Hruby Roo.
Sep-09-16  thegoodanarchist: He beat Chigorin and Blackburne, so he could play.
Jun-27-17  zanzibar: It might even be more complicated, not all of Trieste ended up in Italy after all:


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  Gypsy: Per Czech Wikipedia:

<...V zápasech porazil roku 1882 Bertholda Englische 3:1 (=1), roku 1891 Adolfa Albina 5:3 (=3) [4] a roku 1893 dokonce Karla Schlechtera 2:1 (=0). >

...In matches [Hruby] defeated Bethold English +3 -1 =1 (1882), Adolf Albin +5 -3 =3 (1891), and even <Karl Schlechter +2 -1 =0 (1893)>.

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