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chess photo: Czechoslovak chess team 1947
Listing # 37453
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Listing Format: Auction
Current price : €26,00
Starting bid: €20,00
# of bids: 4
Closes: Auction is closed
Location: Czech Republic
Started: 2023-03-11 10:19:34
Ended: 2023-03-19 22:10:00
Seller: chessbookshop (802)  
High Bidder(s): pogous (63)
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Czechoslovak team on 4 June 1947

boarding a train to Amsterdam before leaving for matches

in Holland, England and France

photo 18 x 13.3 cm

(the photo was published in Ceskoslovensky sach 1947, p.83)

 

Good: the corners are a little creased. There is one small pin hole in each corner. Some writings in pencil and stamps of the Czechoslovak Press Agency (Ceskoslovenska tiskovsa kancelar, CTK) on the back.

First window, from the left: Jaromir Florian, Ludovit Potucek, Jan Foltys, Karel Opocensky

Middle window, from the left: Ladislav Alster, Jiri Fichtl, Frantisek Zita

First window, from the left: Josef Louma, Jaroslav Sajtar, Ludek Pachman

Here is an image close to the actual size:

https://www.chessbookshop.com/books_images/lsak/1947prahavlak122a1.jpg

Biographical data:

Jaromir Florian (1911-1984), Czech master, several times Brno champion, in 1975 he was second in the World Championships of the Blind.

Ludovit Potucek (1912-1982), Slovak master, chess author (Sachova příručka 1943 etc).

Jan Foltys (1908-1952), IM, one of the best Czech players in 1930s and 1940s. Czech champion in 1940 and 1943, he played three times in the Olympiads (1936, 1937, 1939), his greatest success was probably the third place in Podebrady 1936 (after Flohr and Alekhine), he came third in Prague 1942 (1.-2. Alekhine, Junge).

Karel Opocensky (1892-1975), strong chess master, author of several books. His best years were 1920s and 1930s: 4 times Czechoslovak champion (1927, 1929, 1938, 1944). He took part in chess olympiads 1931, 1933, 1935 and 1939. At the 1933 chess olympiad made Opocensky 12,5 points of 14 and helped considerably to the 2nd place of the Czechoslovak team.

Ladislav Alster (1927-1991), Czechoslovak champion in 1956, was a member of team which won world student championship in Oslo 1954, took part in chess olympiad Moscow 1956.

Jiri Fichtl (1922-2003), Czech IM, one of the best Czechoslovak players in 1950s-60s, 2x Czechoslovak champion. In 1954-1962, he played in 5 olympiads.

Frantisek Zita (1909-1977), Czech IM, 2x co-winner of Czech(oslovak) championship, multiple winner of Prague chess championship. Zita was strong positional player, took part in 5 chess olympiads.

Josef Louma (1898-1955), strong Czech master, FIDE vicepresident 1951-54, journalist (Ceskoslovensky sach etc), chess composer - author of some 60 endgame studies.

Jaroslav Sajtar (1921-2003), Czech master, FIDE vice-president in 1954-1974, honorary FIDE GM)

Ludek Pachman (1924-2003), Czech GM, in 1940s and 1950s the best Czechoslovak player together with M. Filip, 7x Czechoslovak champion, German champion. He took part on many chess olympiads. Chess writer and theoretician. He won 2 games against Bobby Fischer in 1959.

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We combine shipping – you always pay just the real postage. 2+ kg boxes depend on location, please ask. Postage within the Czech Republic at real costs in crowns.

Payment methods and fees

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Complete information about book description, postage and payment methods is on our website www.chessbookshop.com in the left column.

Questions are welcome, I shall answer immediately or the same day. If you need an additional information or if you have any questions, please email me to: karel@chessbookshop.com

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