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Number of games in database: 75
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Years covered: 1953 to 1969
Highest rating achieved in database: 2336
Overall record: +29 -25 =21 (52.7%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.
NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
R Persitz vs D V Hooper, 1954 1-0
R Persitz vs R Blumenfeld, 1958 1-0
R Hartoch vs R Persitz, 1968 1/2-1/2
NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
Hastings 1955/56 (1955)
Hastings 1968/69 (1968)
Leipzig Olympiad Final-B (1960)
Leipzig Olympiad qual-1 (1960)
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Last updated: 2018-12-20 04:00:58
| page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 106
|1. B Mellberg vs R Persitz
|| ||0-1||28||1953||World Junior Championship qual-1||B04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern|
|2. R Persitz vs D Keller
|| ||1-0||30||1953||World Junior Championship qual-1||E48 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5|
|3. Ivkov vs R Persitz
|| ||1-0||42||1953||World Junior Championship qual-1||A51 Budapest Gambit|
|4. R Persitz vs Panno
|| ||0-1||44||1953||World Junior Championship qual-1||E70 King's Indian|
|5. J M Boey vs R Persitz
|| ||0-1||35||1953||World Junior Championship qual-1||A94 Dutch, Stonewall with Ba3|
|6. R Persitz vs F Olafsson
|| ||½-½||37||1953||World Junior Championship qual-1||A00 Uncommon Opening|
|7. Y Barda vs R Persitz
|| ||0-1||45||1953||World Junior Championship qual-1||A00 Uncommon Opening|
|8. R Persitz vs R Siemms
|| ||0-1||59||1953||World Junior Championship qual-1||C17 French, Winawer, Advance|
|9. R Siemms vs R Persitz
||1-0||31||1953||World Junior Championship Final-B||C60 Ruy Lopez|
|10. R Persitz vs H Heikkila
|| ||1-0||24||1953||World Junior Championship Final-B||A07 King's Indian Attack|
|11. R Persitz vs B Mellberg
|| ||1-0||33||1953||World Junior Championship Final-B||C29 Vienna Gambit|
|12. F Scafarelli vs R Persitz
|| ||½-½||16||1953||World Junior Championship Final-B||E10 Queen's Pawn Game|
|13. J Herbin vs R Persitz
|| ||0-1||27||1953||World Junior Championship Final-B||C21 Center Game|
|14. F Roessel vs R Persitz
|| ||1-0||31||1953||World Junior Championship Final-B||E10 Queen's Pawn Game|
|15. R Persitz vs M Farre
|| ||½-½||52||1953||World Junior Championship Final-B||A03 Bird's Opening|
|16. R Persitz vs John Frederick Barrett
||1-0||49||1954||Varsity Oxford-Cambridge||B85 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical|
|17. R Persitz vs C H Alexander
||1-0||40||1954||County Match, Oxon v Gloucester||C47 Four Knights|
|18. R Persitz vs D V Hooper
||1-0||25||1954||5th Whitsun Congress||C29 Vienna Gambit|
|19. Stahlberg vs R Persitz
|| ||1-0||39||1955||Ljubljana||A33 English, Symmetrical|
|20. R Persitz vs E Paoli
|| ||1-0||36||1955||Ljubljana||B95 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6|
|21. Robatsch vs R Persitz
|| ||½-½||35||1955||Ljubljana||E80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation|
|22. R Persitz vs Z Gabrovsek
|| ||0-1||40||1955||Ljubljana||B08 Pirc, Classical|
|23. R Bogdanovic vs R Persitz
|| ||1-0||56||1955||Ljubljana||C92 Ruy Lopez, Closed|
|24. R Persitz vs M Vidmar Jr
|| ||0-1||32||1955||Ljubljana||A33 English, Symmetrical|
|25. B Grosek vs R Persitz
|| ||0-1||52||1955||Ljubljana||A05 Reti Opening|
| page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 106
|Feb-06-09|| ||Karpova: Raaphy Persitz died: http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail...|
< Persitz studied at Balliol College, Oxford, and represented Oxford University in the annual match against Cambridge University on three occasions (1954, 1955 and 1956). In 1954 he won his individual game in the Oxford-Cambridge match in the morning, playing very quickly in order to be able to travel by train to Swindon (some 75 miles away) in time to play top board for his county (Oxfordshire) against Gloucestershire in the afternoon. He was paired against a former British champion, Conel Hugh O'Donel Alexander, and managed to win this game as well (British Chess Magazine, May 1954, p.150].
Persitz moved from UK to Israel, and then to Switzerland. He played for Israel at fourth board in 14th Chess Olympiad at Leipzig 1960 (+6 –4 =2). In 1955/56, he tied for 6-7th in Hastings (Viktor Korchnoi and Fridrik Olafsson won). In 1958, he played in Haifa/Tel Aviv (Samuel Reshevsky won) and in 1961 tied for 7-8th in Netanya (Moshe Czerniak, Milan Matulovic and Petar Trifunovic won). In 1968/69, he tied for 8-10th in Hastings (Vasily Smyslov and Svetozar Gligoric won).>
Rest in Peace.
|Jul-21-10|| ||GrahamClayton: Here is some analysis of the Persitz v Julio Salas Romo game from the 1960 Chess Olympiad:|
|Jul-26-16|| ||TheFocus: Happy birthday, Raphael Persitz.|
|Jul-26-18|| ||Nosnibor: Winner of the Ilford Whitsun Congress 1954 with 4/5 only losing to the runner up Peter Clarke. Also prolific writer for one of Britain`s chess magazines.R.I.P. Master Persitz.|
|Dec-19-18|| ||Cibator: Noted in the 1960s for his occasional contributions to the regular "Winning Combinative Play" feature in the UK's "Chess" magazine. Names of players or events were nearly always lacking. B H Wood never actually said so outright, but sometimes dropped strong hints that the positions were composed.|
|Feb-19-22|| ||Sally Simpson: See Karpovs's post above. Raaphi Persitz (kibitz #1)|
Both games are given by Bruce Hayden in 'Cabbage Heads and Kings.'
The first game was v J. F. Barrett and we learn that Raaphi had taken 25 minutes for 43 moves, his opponent was down to two minutes.
"Leonard Barden is looking at the railway time-table and has a cab ready to take Raaphi to the station." (page 127).
Raaphi wins and is whisked away from the West London Chess Club by cab and train to Swindon.
I found the Barrett game on Britbase and submitted it. After I watch the football I'll PGN the Alexander game and sub that.
Two games in different tournaments and in two different towns played on the same day. If some alert nit-picker queries the same dates then send them here.
|Oct-19-22|| ||kingscrusher: The "Oxford variation" of the Vienna game with the fun 5.d3 |
1. e4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. f4 d5 4. fxe5 Nxe4 5. d3
click for larger view
is named after Barden, Persitz and another player who can't make out the name of according to this video:
"Dary Corseman" or something - maybe someone can clarify that name.
|Oct-19-22|| ||vonKrolock: <Dary Corseman" or something - maybe someone can clarify>
Maybe Derek Geoffrey Horseman|
|Oct-20-22|| ||kingscrusher: <vonKrolock> Many thanks|
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