Viktor Tietz

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Viktor Tietz

Viktor Tietz (13 April, 1859, Rumburg (Czech: Rumburk, northwest Bohemia, Austrian Monarchy – 8 December, 1937, Karlsbad (Czech: Karlovy Vary), Bohemia, Czechoslovakia) was a Czech ethnic-German chess player, chess life organizer and local politician.[1]

He took 7th at Breslau 1889 (the 6th DSB Congress, Hauptturnier A won by Emanuel Lasker), and won ahead of Dawid Janowski and Moritz Porges at Carlsbad 1902 (Triangular).[2]

He invented the tie-break system now called the Tietz system.[3] His name is attached to the chess club in Karlovy Vary.[4] He was a main organizer of four famous international tournaments: the Carlsbad 1907, the Carlsbad 1911, the Carlsbad 1923, and the Carlsbad 1929.[5]


  1. ^ "Karlovarský šachklub Tietz > Sekce > Historie našeho klubu > Die Schachgeschichte in Karlsbad". Retrieved 2011-12-10. 
  2. ^ "Name Index to Jeremy Gaige's Chess Tournament Crosstables" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on July 4, 2007. Retrieved 2011-12-10. 
  3. ^ "Chess Glossary". 1976-10-09. Retrieved 2011-12-10. 
  4. ^ Karlovarský šachklub Tietz Sekce Historie našeho klubu Šachové Karlovy Vary (Czech)
  5. ^ "Alekhine on Carlsbad, 1929 by Edward Winter". Retrieved 2011-12-10. 

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