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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 an ethnic-German Austrian and Czechoslovak 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]

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  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 (in Czech)
  5. "Alekhine on Carlsbad, 1929 by Edward Winter". Retrieved 2011-12-10.