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Jindrich Trapl
J Trapl 
FIDE Revue 3/1961. Trapl is considering his 10th move in his game against Perez at the 1961 European Team Championship  
Number of games in database: 315
Years covered: 1960 to 2008
Last FIDE rating: 2336
Highest rating achieved in database: 2372

Overall record: +96 -89 =129 (51.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 1 exhibition game, blitz/rapid, odds game, etc. is excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (38) 
    B89 B27 B87 B81 B32
 French Defense (12) 
    C17 C02 C18 C13 C15
 English (10) 
    A15 A13 A14 A16
 Caro-Kann (10) 
    B17 B16 B18 B14 B15
 Queen's Pawn Game (9) 
    A46 D05 A50 D04 E00
 Nimzo Indian (7) 
    E26 E28 E56 E51 E54
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (32) 
    B27 B21 B93 B83 B70
 King's Indian (29) 
    E62 E98 E60 E73 E67
 Ruy Lopez (8) 
    C69 C89 C74 C77 C99
 French Defense (8) 
    C15 C16 C19 C05 C18
 Reti System (8) 
    A04 A05 A06
 French Winawer (6) 
    C16 C15 C19 C18
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   I Polgar vs J Trapl, 1963 0-1
   J Trapl vs I Hausner, 1980 1-0
   J Trapl vs E Perez Gosalbes, 1961 1-0
   J Trapl vs J Stocek, 1995 1-0
   J Trapl vs Jansa, 1987 1-0
   J Trapl vs J Trmal, 1962 1-0
   J Trapl vs Haba, 1986 1-0
   I Stohl vs J Trapl, 1987 0-1
   Jansa vs J Trapl, 1968 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Tirnavia-A (1979)
   Czechoslovak Championship (1967)
   Czechoslovak Championship (1962)
   Decin-A (1976)
   Czechoslovak Championship (1961)
   Czechoslovak Championship (1972)
   EUR-chT (Men) 2nd (1961)
   Czechoslovak Championship (1980)
   Czechoslovak Championship (1976)
   Decin (1979)
   Czechoslovak Championship (1986)
   Czechoslovak Championship (1968)
   Czechoslovak Championship (1963)
   Skopje Olympiad qual-5 (1972)
   Czechoslovak Championship (1964)

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(born Mar-24-1942, died Mar-29-2010, 68 years old) Czech Republic

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He was an IM.

 page 1 of 14; games 1-25 of 326  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Tal vs J Trapl  ½-½431960Prague radio simC89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
2. J Trapl vs Hort  ½-½291961Czechoslovak ChampionshipB16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
3. J Trapl vs J Lastovicka  ½-½401961Czechoslovak ChampionshipA80 Dutch
4. J Trapl vs K Opocensky 1-0351961Czechoslovak ChampionshipB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
5. J Trmal vs J Trapl  1-0221961Czechoslovak ChampionshipE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
6. J Fichtl vs J Trapl  1-0331961Czechoslovak ChampionshipC15 French, Winawer
7. Pachman vs J Trapl  1-0241961Czechoslovak ChampionshipE98 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1
8. Filip vs J Trapl  ½-½191961Czechoslovak ChampionshipE61 King's Indian
9. J Ratolistka vs J Trapl  ½-½401961Czechoslovak ChampionshipC15 French, Winawer
10. J Trapl vs J Marsalek  1-0251961Czechoslovak ChampionshipE26 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
11. Jansa vs J Trapl  1-0261961Czechoslovak ChampionshipB94 Sicilian, Najdorf
12. J Trapl vs J Dolezal  ½-½301961Czechoslovak ChampionshipD97 Grunfeld, Russian
13. J Skacel vs J Trapl  1-0271961Czechoslovak ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
14. J Trapl vs J Vesely  1-0451961Czechoslovak ChampionshipB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
15. J Rejfir vs J Trapl  1-0351961Czechoslovak ChampionshipE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
16. J Trapl vs J Fabian  1-0391961Czechoslovak ChampionshipC02 French, Advance
17. J Trapl vs J Florian  1-0491961Czechoslovak ChampionshipE28 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch Variation
18. M Altschul vs J Trapl  0-1551961Czechoslovak ChampionshipC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
19. J Trapl vs M Ujtelky 1-0201961Czechoslovak ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
20. J Trapl vs Kavalek 1-0331961Czechoslovak ChampionshipA53 Old Indian
21. J Trapl vs Forintos 1-0681961EUR-chT (Men) 2ndC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
22. J Trapl vs D Weise  1-0431961EUR-chT (Men) 2ndD24 Queen's Gambit Accepted
23. J Trapl vs Tolush 1-0241961EUR-chT (Men) 2ndE26 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
24. S Nedeljkovic vs J Trapl  ½-½271961EUR-chT (Men) 2ndC89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
25. E Perez Gosalbes vs J Trapl  ½-½401961EUR-chT (Men) 2ndE81 King's Indian, Samisch
 page 1 of 14; games 1-25 of 326  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  Gypsy: < Many years back, during a junior championship of Czechoslovakia, Soukal led the pack by one point ahead of the field going into the last round. For the title, he therefore needed just a draw. Soukal's last game, with Trapl, was a tough, sharp fight. Trapl lost his way in the complications during the transition into middlegame and lost a piece. Thus, without realy expecting it, the leading player suddenly had the tournament victory in his sight. He was still young, inexperianced, and seeing the title almost at his grasp, he offered a draw. After all, how could under the circumstances oponent realy refuse it? But Trapl thought a bit, then turned down the draw-offer, signed a resignation, and congratulated his oponent to the title of the champion. It was gesture of a real gentleman. > J. Vesely, "Psychological Guide through Chess Games".
Mar-28-05  Hinchliffe: <Gypsy> I followed the line of thought relating to resignations etc and found your story. Well worth the discover. An excellent story and one that was very relevant to the discussion started by Richard Taylor. And I agree with the comments made at the end of the article - Mr. Trapl is a real gentleman.
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  Honza Cervenka: On Monday, March 29, just five days after his 68th birthday Jindrich Trapl passed away. R.I.P.!
Jan-13-11  PhilFeeley: <"You played like Tal," became one of the highest accolades for attackers. With his spectacular sacrifices and combinations, Tal won the hearts of chess fans and inspired many players. Plenty of them tried and failed to play like him. It was especially tempting to sacrifice pieces when Tal was present. At the 1961 European Team Championship in Oberhausen, Germany, Tal could only watch the incredible adventures of the young master Jindrich Trapl who in nine games sacrificed eight pawns, two exchanges, two light pieces and a queen. He was promptly called the Czech Tal and some wondered why the real Tal was not nicknamed the Latvian Trapl.>

Lubomir Kavalek
The Huffington Post
January 12, 2011

Nov-24-14  ljfyffe: Member of Czech team that won the Chess Correspondence Olympiad XI (1992-1999) Final. Germany was placed second with equal number of points. Trapl was also in the XII Final.
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  perfidious: Was he a Trappy type of player?
Nov-24-14  ljfyffe: A TRAP-L<atvian>, perhaps:<1e4 e5 2Nf3 f5 3Bc4 fxe4 4Nxe5 Qg5 5Nf7 Qxg2 6Rf1 d5 7Nxh8 Nf6 8Bxd5 Bh3 9Bf7+ Ke7 10 Bc4 Nc6 11Be2 Nd4 12Nc3 Nf3+ 13Bxf3 Qxf1 mate>

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