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.
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).
He invented the tie-break system now called the Tietz system.His name is attached to the chess club in Karlovy Vary. He was a main organizer of four famous international tournaments: the Carlsbad 1907, the Carlsbad 1911, the Carlsbad 1923, and the Carlsbad 1929.
Karlovy Vary is a spa town situated in western Bohemia, Czech Republic, on the confluence of the rivers Ohře and Teplá, approximately 130 km (81 mi) west of Prague (Praha). It is named after Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor and King of Bohemia, who founded the city in 1370. It is the site of numerous hot springs, and is the most visited spa town in the Czech Republic. Until 1945, when the German-speaking inhabitants were expelled, the town was overwhelmingly German speaking for most of its history. The city has approximately 48,500 inhabitants.
The Karlovy Vary Region or Carlsbad Region is an administrative unit of the Czech Republic, located in the westernmost part of its historical region of Bohemia. It is named after its capital Karlovy Vary. The region is world-famous for its spas, including Karlovy Vary and Mariánské Lázně.
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Tietz is a surname, and may refer to:
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The Carlsbad 1929 chess tournament was one of four well-known international chess tournaments held in the spa city of Carlsbad. The other tournament years were 1907, 1911 and 1923.
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The third international chess tournament was held in the health resort of Carlsbad, Czechoslovakia. The eighteen participants, under the direction of Viktor Tietz, played their games in the Helenenhof Imperial Hotel, from April 27 to May 22, 1923.
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