SPRAGGETT ON CHESS
Today my Slovakian friend–grandmaster Jan Plachetka –celebrates his 68th birtday! Here is just one of the many masterpieces that he has produced! Enjoy!
White has obvious intentions on the Kingside, but the g-file is closed and Black seems to have everything undercontrol, with his King well defended by 2 pieces (Rook and Knight). It appears that it might be a long, difficult game.:..but wait: Jan sees an inspired idea
winning by force!
Jan Plachetka, born in Trencin, was awarded the IM title in 1973 and the GM title in 1978. He was 1st= at Polanica Zdroj 1975, 1st at Sofia 1979, 1st at Trnava 1979 and 1st= at Strasbourg 1985. He also played on the Czech Olympiad teams from 1980 to 1986.
I first met Jan in Vienna in 1986. He is a true gentleman and is respected by everyone. I have always enjoyed his company. Plachetka is also a FIDE Senior Trainer.