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Wolfgang Pietzsch
Number of games in database: 310
Years covered: 1950 to 1968

Overall record: +84 -89 =137 (49.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (51) 
    B43 B23 B56 B94 B60
 Ruy Lopez (32) 
    C77 C92 C69 C93 C79
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (14) 
    C92 C93 C91 C85 C89
 French Defense (12) 
    C18 C05 C16 C17 C02
 Sicilian Najdorf (10) 
    B98 B94 B95 B93 B97
 Caro-Kann (9) 
    B18 B11 B13 B17 B16
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (31) 
    C05 C18 C16 C15 C19
 King's Indian (23) 
    E75 E87 E82 E88 E70
 Sicilian (20) 
    B57 B30 B89 B83 B53
 French Winawer (17) 
    C18 C16 C19 C15
 Queen's Gambit Declined (11) 
    D31 D37 D35
 French Tarrasch (9) 
    C05 C07
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   W Pietzsch vs Smyslov, 1968 1-0
   Kholmov vs W Pietzsch, 1965 0-1
   Gligoric vs W Pietzsch, 1962 1/2-1/2
   Uhlmann vs W Pietzsch, 1967 1/2-1/2
   W Pietzsch vs Larsen, 1961 1-0
   W Pietzsch vs Larsen, 1960 1/2-1/2
   W Pietzsch vs O'Kelly, 1960 1-0
   J Sefc vs W Pietzsch, 1958 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Leipzig Olympiad qual-1 (1960)
   Helsinki Olympiad Final-B (1952)
   Dortmund (1961)
   Kecskemet Zonal (1964)
   Havana Olympiad qual-5 (1966)
   Moscow (1963)
   Havana (1965)
   Helsinki Olympiad qual-2 (1952)
   Asztalos Memorial (1967)
   Varna Olympiad qual-1 (1962)
   Munich Olympiad Final-A (1958)
   Havana Olympiad Final-A (1966)
   Lugano Olympiad Final-A (1968)

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(born Dec-21-1930, died Dec-29-1996, 66 years old) Germany

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Wolfgang Walther Pietzsch was born in Wittgendorf. He was a teacher of mathematics and physics by profession.

He was champion of the Russian zone of occupation in 1949 and champion of the German Democratic Republic (GDR) in 1960, 1962 and 1967. He played six times for the Olympics and got his grandmaster title in 1966 after winning the Leipzig International tournament.

By the end of the 1960s, Pietzsch retired from active chess.

Wikipedia article: Wolfgang Pietzsch

 page 1 of 14; games 1-25 of 332  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. B Ullrich vs W Pietzsch  0-1281950DDR-ch 01stE38 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5
2. A Otto vs W Pietzsch  0-1341951GDR-ch 02ndB88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
3. W Pietzsch vs K Knothe  1-0441951GDR-ch 02ndB88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
4. W Pietzsch vs V Rathai  1-0301951GDR-ch 02ndB88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
5. K Makarczyk vs W Pietzsch  ½-½341951Bucharest GMT 2ndE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
6. Stefan Szabo vs W Pietzsch  0-1521951Bucharest GMT 2ndB30 Sicilian
7. K Poschauko vs W Pietzsch  0-1371952Helsinki Olympiad qual-2A07 King's Indian Attack
8. J de Souza Mendes vs W Pietzsch  ½-½411952Helsinki Olympiad qual-2B63 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
9. W Pietzsch vs E Myhre  1-0591952Helsinki Olympiad qual-2C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
10. G Barcza vs W Pietzsch  ½-½751952Helsinki Olympiad qual-2A34 English, Symmetrical
11. W Pietzsch vs V Nestler  0-1461952Helsinki Olympiad qual-2B80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
12. B Rabar vs W Pietzsch  1-0301952Helsinki Olympiad qual-2E95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
13. W Pietzsch vs Stoltz 0-1411952Helsinki Olympiad qual-2C18 French, Winawer
14. Prins vs W Pietzsch  0-1341952Helsinki Olympiad Final-BC27 Vienna Game
15. W Pietzsch vs A Beni  ½-½581952Helsinki Olympiad Final-BC73 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
16. M Oren vs W Pietzsch 1-0421952Helsinki Olympiad Final-BE17 Queen's Indian
17. W Pietzsch vs K Plater  ½-½411952Helsinki Olympiad Final-BB70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
18. V Nestler vs W Pietzsch  0-1411952Helsinki Olympiad Final-BA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
19. W Pietzsch vs P M Nielsen  ½-½361952Helsinki Olympiad Final-BB56 Sicilian
20. Milner-Barry vs W Pietzsch  ½-½401952Helsinki Olympiad Final-BC47 Four Knights
21. W Pietzsch vs J Gonzalez de Vega  1-0401952Helsinki Olympiad Final-BB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
22. Lombardy vs W Pietzsch  1-0361956WchT U26 03thE42 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein)
23. F Blatny vs W Pietzsch  ½-½511958CSR-GDRC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
24. W Pietzsch vs F Blatny  1-0361958CSR-GDRC77 Ruy Lopez
25. R Aldecoa vs W Pietzsch  ½-½411958Munich Olympiad qual-3E18 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3
 page 1 of 14; games 1-25 of 332  PGN Download
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  whiteshark: Player of the Day

Bio in German:

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  whiteshark: There is a booklet <In memoriam Wolfgang Pietzsch> with lots of details and rare photos: http://www.schachverein-griesheim.d...
Dec-21-08  WhiteRook48: Oh I see is he a wolf??
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  whiteshark: Well, now that you mention it, how could somebody lose sight of the fact?
Dec-21-08  zzzzzzzzzzzz: wolf's dont play chess
Dec-21-08  zzzzzzzzzzzz: i see he plays the sicilian as white a lot
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  whiteshark: ...and only 2 <CK> games.
Dec-21-11  brankat: R.I.P.GM Pietzsch.
Dec-21-11  BIDMONFA: Wolfgang Pietzsch

PIETZSCH, Wolfgang

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  Xeroxx: Hello Wolfgang how you doing.
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  Penguincw: Happy 71st birthday.
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  Chessical: An excerpt from the booklet found by Whiteshark probably explains why Pietzsch retired from the game so early, support for chess and the opportunities to play internationally were drying up.

A quotation from from the article "Chess in the GDR", by Paul Werner Wagner in the chess magazine KARL 1/2002, states... "Since 1974, chess as a sport in the GDR was systematically disadvantaged. Participation by the GDR team at the Chess Olympiad was prohibited. The best East German chess players were not allowed to take part in the Zonal or Interzonal tournaments, qualifiers for the World Championship.

Only Wolfgang Uhlmann enjoyed an exceptional status but only for a short time."

Later, in the same article, it is stated that this was because the GDR's sport's priorities came to simply concentrate around track and field athlectics.

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  Caissanist: I remember that East Germany stopped playing in Olympiads after they finished behind the West Germans three straight times. It seems that that country generally only competed in sporting events where they could come ahead of their western cousins.
Aug-30-12  Octal: "Life is Pieztsche"
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  Penguincw: R.I.P. GM Wolfgang Pietzsch.
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  offramp: A single werewolf is a wolfman.

A great big mob of unruly werewolves is a wolfgang.

Dec-21-16  zanzibar: And a pack of hungry werewolves is known as a Wolfgang Puck.
Dec-22-16  zanzibar: Or should that be ravenous?
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  Nosnibor: The results of the 1966 Leipzig International tournament whereby Pietzsch gained his G.M. title were Pietzch 10.5, Liberson and Kavalek 10, Fuchs and Uhlmann 9.5, Bobotsov 9,Antoshin 8, Trifunovic,Hennings and Zinn 7.5, Golz 7, Barcza 6.5, Malich 6, Liebert 5.5, Sajtar 4.5 and Opecensky 1.5. To Trifunovic went the invidious distinction of drawing all his fifteen games ! R.I.P.Grandmaster Pietzch.

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