František Zíta

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František Zíta (29 November 1909 – 1 October 1977) was a Czech chess master who was born and died in Prague.[1][2]

Zíta played for Czechoslovakia in Chess Olympiads:

He won the individual silver medal at Buenos Aires 1939.[3]

During World War II, he tied for 4th= in Bohemia and Moravia Championship at Rakovnik 1940 (Jan Foltys won),[4] shared 4th at Chocen 1942 (Miroslav Katětov won), tied for 4th= at Prague 1942 (Duras Jubileé, Alexander Alekhine and Klaus Junge won),[5] won at Prague 1943 (B&M-ch), tied for 4th= at Zlín 1943 (Čeněk Kottnauer won).[6]

After the war, he shared 11th at Prague 1946 (Treybal Memorial, Miguel Najdorf won),[7] shared 1st in Czechoslovak Chess Championship at Bratislava 1948 but lost a play-off match for the title to Emil Richter, took 17th at Karlovy Vary 1948 (Foltys won),[8] took 16th at Szczawno Zdrój 1950 (Paul Keres won),[9] took 3rd at Prague 1953 (CSR-ch, Luděk Pachman won), shared 13th at Mariánské Lázně / Prague 1956 (Miroslav Filip won),[10] took 10th at Sofia 1957 (zonal, Filip won).[11] Zita played in the 1957 European Team Championship[12] where the Czech team won the bronze medal.[13]

Zíta was awarded the International Master (IM) title in 1950.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Gaige, Jeremy (1987), Chess Personalia, A Biobibliography, McFarland, p. 480, ISBN 0-7864-2353-6 
  2. ^ Passengers of the Piriápolis. Ara.org.ar.
  3. ^ Zíta, František team chess record at olimpbase.org
  4. ^ Bad Elster 1940 Archived 27 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ 1942 Archived 7 August 2007 at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ 1943 Archived 22 February 2007 at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ 1946 Archived 27 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine.
  8. ^ 1948 Archived 3 January 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
  9. ^ (in Polish) Turniej Międzynarodowy Szczawno Zdrój 1950. Polbase.w.interia.pl.
  10. ^ marianske. Xoomer.alice.it (13 March 2013).
  11. ^ sofia. Xoomer.alice.it (13 March 2013).
  12. ^ Sunnucks, Anne (1970), The Encyclopaedia of Chess, St. Martin's Press, p. 546, LCCN 78106371 
  13. ^ Zíta, František: European Men's Team Chess Championship, Olimpbase.org