Programs of Brno Tournaments

Programs of Brno Tournaments

First published:    21 February 2005

Last update:         28 October 2008

Since 1976, in programs of various open, week-end or rapid tournaments held at Brno, are published articles of chess historian Jan Kalendovsky (author of the book Richard Reti, Sachovy myslitel). The artiles are devoted to various themes from the history of chess, players biographies and other subjects, mostly not yet  worked up in the chess literature. Although most of these booklets were published only 15-30 years ago, they are already collector items. The reason is that most of them were not offered for sale - only the players got the programs at beginning of tournaments. I would estimate that edition of these tournament programs was not more than 200-400 copies of each. The list of articles published in Brno programs is below (will be updated). The author is always Jan Kalendovsky (with a few exceptions of modern tournament bulletins). All are soft covers or stapled, usually mimeographed.

 

A.    Veletrzni vikendovy turnaj  -  Brno Trade Week-End Tournament 

(organized by Lokomotiva Brno) 

1977 (2nd year)   –    Pocatky brnenskeho sachu.  (Origins of chess in Brno). There is no program for the 1st year 1976.

1978 (3rd year)   –    1. mezinarodni turnaj v Brne 1928. (1st int. tournament in Brno 1928, with 27 (of 45) today known games.

1979 (4th year)   –    Brnensky sach v letech 1900-1918. II. cast (1913-1918). (Chess in Brno in 1900-1918, volume II: 1913-18). 

                                        History, 10 games. Volume I for 1900-1912 in 1978 Olexa-memorial tournament.

1980 (5th year)   –    Brnenske miniaturky. (Miniature games of Brno chess players). Games limited by 18 moves.

1981 (6th year)   –    Richard Reti (1889-1929). Biography and ca 60 Retis games from 1907-1928.

1982 (7th year)   –    Hypermodernista Breyer (1893-1921). Breyers biography, 60 games, career record.

1983 (8th year)   –    Predbezny soupis cs. sachove literatury (1948-82). II. cast. Bibliography of Czechoslovak chess 

                                     literature from 1948-1982, volume 2. (volume 1 see Olexa-memorial 1982).

1984 (9th year)   –    Z nasi sachove minulosti. From the history of Czechoslovak chess, articles of J. Chocholous and K. Zmatlik.

1985 (10th year) –    Mlady Flohr. (Young Flohr). Biography, 43 Flohrs games from 1927-1930, indexes.

1986 (11th year) –    Kosice 1918. Int. chess tournament - 28 today known games + 3 fragments (in German known as Kaschau).

1987 (12th year) –    Dobrodruzstvi Ignace Kolische. Biography and selected games of Ignac Kolisch (1837-1889).

1988 (13th year) –    Velmistr Miroslav Filip. Biography and 95 games of M. Filip, indexes.

1989 (14th year) –    Doplnky Male encyklopedie sachuSupplement to a chess dictionnary "Mala encyklopedie sachu". 

1990 (15th year) –    XIII. Sjezd UJCS - Mnichovo Hradiste 1933. Czechoslovak (ch) - 51 known games of 66 played,

                                        1.-2. Flohr, Pokorny.

    

B.    Memorial ing. Olexy - Vilem Olexa Memorial Tourney

(organized by Lokomotiva Brno) 

1976 (1st year) –      60 let nad sachovnici. Ing. Vilem Olexa (1897-1975). Biography and 12 annotated games of 

                                        Vilem Olexa, one of the strongest Brno chess players in 1920s-40s.

1977 (2nd year) –      I. rocnik Memorialu ing. Olexy. Sbornik partii. All 66 games from 1976 + results of Brno ch 1919-77

1978 (3rd year) –      Brnensky sach v letech 1900-1918. I. cast. (1900-1912). Chess in Brno in 1900-18, vol. I: 1900-1912). 

                                        History, 20 games. Volume II for 1913-1918 in 1979 Veletrzni tournament.

1979 (4th year) –      Ernst Falkbeer (1819-1885). Biography and 23 games of Ernst Falkbeer (1819-1885).

1980 (5th year) –      TJ Lokomotiva Brno – sachovy oddil. History of chess club Lokomotiva in 1945-1980

                                        20 games by Augustin and Blatny

1981 (6th year) –      Richard Reti – Nove ideje v sachove hre. Modern Ideas in Chess in Czech language.

1982 (7th year) –      Predbezny soupis cs. sachove literatury (1948-1982). I. cast. Bibliography of Czechoslovak 

                                     chess literature from 1948-82, vol. 1. (volume 2 see Veletrzni tournament 1985)

1983 (8th year) –      Carlos Torre (1904-1978). Short biography and 77 games, career record.

1984 (9th year) –      Ladislav Prokes – Sachove partie. I. cast. Ladislav Prokes - Chess Games, volume I (64 games).

1985 (10th year) –    Ladislav Prokes – sachove partie. II. cast. Ladislav Prokes - Chess Games, volume I (73 games).

1986 (11th year) –    Klub Very Mencikove. 94 games of Vera Menchik.

1987 (12th year) –    Dokument o Karlu Traxlerovi. Biography and 79 games of Karel Traxler (1866-1936), indexes.

1988 (13th year) –    XV. sjezd UJCX v Praze 1938. Czechoslovak championship - 28 today known games of 

                                        91 played + games from acompanying tournaments.

1994 (20th year) –    Prvni sachovy casopis v Cechach. 32 games from the first Czech magazine Sach-Mat 1884.

1995 (21st year) –    Simultanky mistru v Brne (1906-1976). The list/results of 52 simuls in Brno 1906-76, with ca 60 games.

1996 (22nd year) –    Viden 1921. Vienna 1921 - 47 games and fragments (of 66 played), 1.Saemisch, 2.Euwe, 3.Breyer.

1997 (23rd year) –    Poznamky kronikare. Chess in Brno 1996-1997. 

 

C.      Memorial G. Tikovskeho - Gustav Tikovsky Memorial Tourney

(organized by Zbrojovka Brno)

1977 (5th year) –      Augustin Tikovsky. (1912-1972) I. cast. (Vol. 1, with 5 games of A. Tikovsky - strong Brno chess player).

1978 (6th year) –      Augustin Tikovsky. (1912-1972) II. cast. (Vol. 2, with 13 games and career record of A. Tikovsky).

1979 (7th year) –      Josef Koska – I. cast. Josef Koska was another strong Brno chess player. Biography and 

                                        10 games from 1927-1947 (vol. 1).

1980 (8th year) –      Josef Koska – II. cast. Volume 2 of Koskas biography with 27 games between 1947-1978.

1981 (9th year) –      Zbrojovka Brno v celostatni sachove lize. Games of chess club Zbrojovka in 

                                        Czechoslovak team championships 1970-1981.

1982 (10th year) –    Toluca izt 1982. All games of the Interzonal tournament (unannotated).

1983 (11th year) –    Sachista Jiri Lastovicka. 50 games and chess biography of strong Brno player.

1984 (12th year) –    PhDr. Mojmir Svabensky I. cast. Biography, 21 games, career record of the 3-times World 

                                        deaf champion. (Volume 1). Volume 2 see Turnaj Osvobozeni Brna 1985

1985 (13th year) –    Pasmovy turnaj zen Veliko Tarnovo 1985. 75 selected games of the women zonal tournament. 

1986 (14th year) –    O Rudolfu CharouskoviOn Rudolf Charousek, biography and ca 20 games.

1987 (15th year) –    Jindrich Kucera – Me nejlepsi partie. I. cast. Biography and 32 games of strong Brno chess player (vol.1).

1988 (16th year) –    XI. sjezd UJCS v Brne 1929. Czechoslovak championship - history, 17 known games (of 66), crosstables.

1989 (17th year) –    Barcelona 1989. All games of the 4th World Cup tournament (unannotated).

 

D.    Sachovy turnaj „Osvobozeni Brna Sovetskou armadou“  

D.    Chess tournament „Liberation of Brno by Soviet Army“  

(organized by Zbrojovka Brno)

1983 (14th year) –    Mezipasmovy turnaj Moskva 1982. All 91 games of the Interzonal tournament, no annotations. 

1984 (15th year) –    Plan v sachove partii. (by Bohuslav Skacel). Plan in a chess game - all material shown on Maroczy Sicilian

 

1985 (16th year) –    PhDr. Mojmir Svabensky II. cast. Biography, 34 games, career record of the 3-times World 

                                        deaf champion. (Volume 2).  Volume 1 see Tikovsky-Memorial 1984.

1986 (17th year) –    Pratelstvi 1984. All 66 games of the int. tournament, crosstable, 1.Haba.  

1987 (18th year) –    Brno – Moskva 1946. 10 todays known games (of 16 played) in the march Brno-Moscow 1946.

1988 (19th year) –    Jindrich Kucera – Me nejlepsi partie. II. cast (1949-1959). Biography and 40 games, (volume 2).

1989 (20th year) –    Jindrich Kucera – Me nejlepsi partie. III. cast (1960-1984). Biography and 77 games (volume 3).  

1990 (21st year) –    Stara Zagora 1990. All games of the Zonal tournament, unannotated. 



E.    Mistrovstvi Ceskoslovenska muzu 1990  

E.    Czechoslovak Championship 1990

1990                  –    Prehled turnaju o mistrovstvi Ceskoslovenska (1905-1989). Strucny prehled dejin sachu v Brne. 

                                        Results of Czech(oslovak)s championships 1905-1989. Short history of chess in Brno.

 

F.    Mezinarodni Veletrzni Festival - International Chess Festival

1992 (1st year) –    Magicke cislo 64. Chess in Brno in 1928 (history, games, crosstables).

1993 (2nd year) –   Ve stinu olympiady Brno 1931. Int. tourney Brno 1931 - 21 known games (of 66), crosstable, history, 1.Flohr.

1994 (3rd year) –   Vecer s Gargulakem. (According to E. Lendl). Gargulaks biography and 14 games inclusive his 

                                    win against Alekhine in simul 1933. 



G.      Pohar Mistru Evropskych zemi. Zakladni skupina 1995

G.      European Team Championship. Basic Group 1995

1995                  –    Prvni Sjezd UJCS v Praze 1905. First Czech Congress in Prague 1905 - history of the tournament, 

                                    crosstables, 11 annotated games. (the tournament was played in Tyniste nad Orlici but the organizer was

                                    Brno team Lokomotiva Moning.