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Theodor Ghitescu
Number of games in database: 415
Years covered: 1956 to 1999
Last FIDE rating: 2380
Highest rating achieved in database: 2455

Overall record: +108 -96 =211 (51.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (35) 
    E90 E82 E97 E83 E99
 Nimzo Indian (26) 
    E46 E42 E20 E28 E21
 Modern Benoni (19) 
    A57 A56 A65 A58 A61
 Queen's Indian (12) 
    E12 E16 E17 E19
 Grunfeld (12) 
    D94 D91 D97 D85 D70
 English, 1 c4 e5 (11) 
    A29 A28 A22 A27 A21
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (74) 
    B93 B67 B92 B87 B90
 King's Indian (28) 
    E63 E80 E64 E92 E98
 Sicilian Najdorf (27) 
    B93 B92 B90 B94 B91
 Ruy Lopez (24) 
    C72 C75 C84 C65 C67
 Modern Benoni (14) 
    A56 A57 A69
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (9) 
    D25 D24 D23 D26
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Ghitescu vs Z Ljubisavljevic, 1988 1-0
   Ghitescu vs J H Donner, 1967 1-0
   Ghitescu vs Larsen, 1969 1/2-1/2
   A Planinc vs Ghitescu, 1971 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Skopje Olympiad qual-8 (1972)
   Reykjavik (1970)
   Varna Olympiad qual-2 (1962)
   Siegen Olympiad qual-4 (1970)
   Tel Aviv Olympiad qual-5 (1964)
   Amsterdam IBM-B (1971)
   Reggio Emilia 1970/71 (1971)
   EUR-chT (Men) 6th (1977)
   Havana Olympiad qual-7 (1966)
   Leipzig Olympiad qual-4 (1960)
   Moscow Olympiad Final-A (1956)
   Moscow Olympiad qual-4 (1956)
   Nice Olympiad Final-A (1974)
   Skopje Olympiad Final-A (1972)
   Buenos Aires Olympiad (1978)

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(born Jan-24-1934, died Nov-22-2008, 74 years old) Romania

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Teodor Ghitescu was born in Bucharest. Awarded the IM title in 1961 and an Emeritus GM title in 1986, he was Romanian Champion in 1963. He has played on a number of Romanian Olympiad teams and was 1st at the Bucharest tournament of 1976.

Wikipedia article: Theodor Ghițescu

Last updated: 2019-01-24 07:18:51

 page 1 of 18; games 1-25 of 442  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Theiler vs Ghitescu  1-0271956RomaniaA02 Bird's Opening
2. Ghitescu vs N Velandia  1-0441956Moscow Olympiad qual-4E73 King's Indian
3. Ghitescu vs G P Thibaut  1-0241956Moscow Olympiad qual-4E70 King's Indian
4. Ghitescu vs A Navabi  1-0471956Moscow Olympiad qual-4E88 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6
5. Ghitescu vs G Szilagyi  1-0301956Moscow Olympiad Final-AD22 Queen's Gambit Accepted
6. Ghitescu vs Z Milev  ½-½201956Moscow Olympiad Final-AD22 Queen's Gambit Accepted
7. Ghitescu vs H Johner  ½-½321956Moscow Olympiad Final-AA57 Benko Gambit
8. Ghitescu vs N Karaklajic  1-0331956Moscow Olympiad Final-AE46 Nimzo-Indian
9. Ghitescu vs Teschner  ½-½251956Moscow Olympiad Final-AD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
10. A Phillips vs Ghitescu  ½-½741956Moscow Olympiad Final-AC75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
11. Ghitescu vs S Smiltiner  ½-½421956Moscow Olympiad Final-AD80 Grunfeld
12. F Blatny vs Ghitescu  ½-½231957BratislavaC75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
13. Ghitescu vs A Prameshuber  ½-½471957BratislavaD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
14. Tringov vs Ghitescu  0-1371957BratislavaC75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
15. Ghitescu vs J Kozma  0-1501957BratislavaE30 Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad
16. Filip vs Ghitescu  1-0391957BratislavaE66 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno
17. Ghitescu vs Tringov  ½-½191957WchT U26 04thB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
18. F Blatny vs Ghitescu  ½-½221957WchT U26 04thE64 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav System
19. Ghitescu vs A Jongsma  1-0321958WchT U26 fin-B 05thB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
20. Ghitescu vs I Asmundsson  ½-½471958WchT U26 fin-B 05thC16 French, Winawer
21. Ghitescu vs S Purevzhav 0-1651958WchT U26 fin-B 05thC21 Center Game
22. Ghitescu vs Fischer 0-1141960Leipzig Olympiad qual-4E46 Nimzo-Indian
23. Unzicker vs Ghitescu  ½-½321960Leipzig Olympiad qual-4B64 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
24. Ghitescu vs Letelier  0-1511960Leipzig Olympiad qual-4C63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
25. Ghitescu vs M F Littleton  1-0461960Leipzig Olympiad qual-4D35 Queen's Gambit Declined
 page 1 of 18; games 1-25 of 442  PGN Download
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  Benzol: Teodor Ghitescu
Born 24th January 1934 in Bucharest
Awarded the IM title in 1961 he was Romanian champion in 1963.
Jan-24-06  BIDMONFA: Theodor Ghitescu


Feb-13-07  alshatranji: What's an Emeritus GM? I didn't know a thing like that existed.
Sep-08-07  bauernfresser: In a few cases FIDE gave a "Honorary GM" title to players whose prime time was before the regular GM title procedures were established - I think that's what's meant by "Emeritus GM".
Nov-23-08  R.Sergiu: He has died yesterday :(.
Nov-23-08  allin: R.I.P Theodor Ghitescu.Two days ago i saw
him playng on playchess.
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: Very sad to hear of his passing.


Jan-24-13  Kikoman: Rest In Peace GM Theodor Ghitescu.
Jan-24-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Theodor Ghitescu!!

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