Czechoslovak Chess Championship

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The Czechoslovak National Chess Championship was the chess competition, which has determined the best Czechoslovak chess player.

History[edit]

First Czechoslovak championships were held in Prague in year 1919. After a break caused by the World War II the Championships were held till 1992.

Twelve tournaments were organized within international open tournaments, the best Czech or Czechoslovak player won then the title - such tournaments are marked with an asterisk *) in the following list and the overall ranking of the eventual champion in the tournament is added in the brackets.[1]

List of winners[edit]

Year City Winner
1919 Prague František Schubert
1921 Brno Karel Hromádka, Ladislav Prokeš, Karel Treybal[2]
1923 Pardubice Max Walter
1925 Bratislava Richard Réti
1927 České Budějovice Karel Opočenský
1929 Brno Karel Opočenský
1931 Prague Leo Zobel
1933 Mnichovo Hradiště Salo Flohr
1936 Poděbrady*) Salo Flohr (1st)
1938 Prague Karel Opočenský
1946 Ostrava Luděk Pachman
1948 Bratislava Emil Richter
1950 Gottwaldov (now Zlín) Miroslav Filip
1952 Tatranská Lomnica Miroslav Filip
1953 Prague Luděk Pachman
1954 Prague Miroslav Filip
1955 Prague Ján Šefc
1956 Poděbrady Ladislav Alster
1957 Prague Luděk Pachman
1959 Bratislava Luděk Pachman
1960 Ostrava Jiří Fichtl
1961 Košice Luděk Pachman
1962 Jablonec nad Nisou Lubomír Kaválek
1963 Prague Luděk Pachman
1964 Brno Vlastimil Jansa
1965 Pardubice Josef Augustin
1966 Harrachov*) Luděk Pachman (3rd)
1967 Bratislava Július Kozma
1968 Luhačovice Lubomír Kaválek
1969 Luhačovice*) Vlastimil Hort (3rd)
1970 Havířov Vlastimil Hort
1971 Luhačovice*) Vlastimil Hort (1st)
1972 Třinec Vlastimil Hort
1973 Luhačovice*) Jan Smejkal (1st)
1974 Rimavská Sobota Vlastimil Jansa
1975 Brno*) Vlastimil Hort (1st)
1976 Ostrava Eduard Prandstetter
1977 Děčín*) Vlastimil Hort (3rd)
1978 Mariánské Lázně Eduard Prandstetter
1979 Trenčianske Teplice Jan Smejkal
1980 Trnava Jan Ambrož
1981 Hradec Králové*) Ľubomír Ftáčnik (2nd)
1982 Frenštát pod Radhoštěm Ľubomír Ftáčnik
1983 Bratislava*) Ľubomír Ftáčnik (2nd)
1984 Šumperk Vlastimil Jansa
1985 Trenčianske Teplice*) Ľubomír Ftáčnik (2nd)
1986 Prague Jan Smejkal
1987 Námestovo*) Eduard Meduna (2nd)
1988 Třinec Pavel Blatný
1989 Prague*) Ľubomír Ftáčnik (2nd)
1990 Brno Pavel Blatný
1991 Bratislava Igor Gažík
1992 Prague Vítězslav Rašík

During the World War II only the Championships of Bohemia and Moravia were held.

Multiple winners[edit]

  • 7 titles: Luděk Pachman (1946–1966)
  • 6 titles: Vlastimil Hort (1969–1977)
  • 5 titles: Ľubomír Ftáčnik (1981–1989)
  • 3 titles: Miroslav Filip (1950–1954), Vlastimil Jansa (1964–1984), Karel Opočenský (1927–1938), Jan Smejkal (1973–1986)

Bibliography[edit]

MODR, Břetislav - VESELÝ, Jiří: 100 let organizovaného šachu v českých zemích. Příbram, 2005. 223 p. ISBN 80-86595-14-5

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ History of the championship on the Czech Chess Union website
  2. ^ Ken Whyld, Guiness, Chess, The Records, 1986, p.96.

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