The Mysterious Chytilek-Langeveld Game. (Heemsoth Memorial email 2008)

Chytilek, Roman vs. Langeveld, Ron AH

Heemsoth Memorial email 2008

This mysterious game which you may not be able to find in any ordinary database achieved the Beauty Prize of the tournament. We were amazed to find out that it escaped our attention and did not exist in our database. So we checked and double checked, and at the end a friend sent us the game in text format which we carried into PGN. It was a category 16 tournament, a very strong one (In fact the strongest tournament in ICCF history). On the iccf  web site there was a special page where we were supposed to find the game with Chytilek's comments. However the web page contained only the first two moves with a note that said that the rest of the story will be supplemented. http://kszgk.com/iccf/?page_id=2679
Another mysterious part of the game is that after the game (and the tournament) we don't see R. Chytilek around anymore. While R. Langeveld went on to win the 26th World CC title, we only see a few OTB games from Chytilek. What's more at the iccf tournament crosstable link (http://www.iccf-webchess.com/EventCrossTable.aspx?id=13481) the 'GET PGN' link is absent. The game was also important because if Lamgeveld had won the game he would also have won the tournament.
After narrating all this maybe someone who knows a little bir more than we do can comment about this game and its players.

[Event "Heemsoth Memorial email"]
[Site "ICCF email"]
[Date "2008.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Chytilek, Roman"]
[Black "Langeveld, Ron AH"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D27"]
[WhiteElo "2663"]
[BlackElo "2692"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 dxc4 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. e3 e6 5. Bxc4 c5 6. O-O a6 7. Bb3 b5 8. a4 b4
9. e4!! +=

According to the Chess Active Queen's Gambit Accepted Database this move was first played in 1997 in Koge Open, between Hillarp-Yakovich (0-1).

9.e4!! Bb7

( 9...Nxe4 10.d5! +/- Because of this move Nxe4 isn't advisable. )
10. e5 Ne4 11. Nbd2 Nxd2 12. Bxd2 cxd4

It only seems that Black is a pawn up.  

13. Ng5!  Chytilek attacks early because of the absence of the Knight on f6.

13. Ng5! Be7 14. Qh5 Bxg5 15.Bxg5 Qd7 16. Rac1

White has obtained an ideal position by placing his rooks on c1 and d1. And because of Bg5 and Rc1 Black cannot escape with 0-0-0.
16. Rac1 Nc6 17. Rfd1 h6 18. Be3 Rd8 19. Qg4 g6 20.a5!!

After preventing castling on the Queen's side Chytilek prevents castling on the King's side.

20. a5!! Qe7

( 20...Nxa5 21.Rxd4 White is definitely bettter. ) 
 21. Bd2 Nxa5
Giving up the hope on castling on the King's side also, Black tries to grab a few pawns.
22. Ba4+ Kf8 23. h4!

King's side attack can now begin.
23. h4!  Kg7 24. h5 Rc8 25. hxg6 fxg6 26. Bc2 Qf7 27. Bxb4 Nc6 28. Bd6 Rhd8 29. Be4!

Black is nearly in partial zugzwang.

29. Be4! Na5 30. Bxb7 Nxb7 31. Qxd4 a5 32. Rc3!

A very strong move. Black Rook cannot be exchanged due to the march of the c3 pawn to c4 and c5 and so on.

32. Rc3! Kh7 33. Rf3 Qg7 34. Rf6 Nxd6 35. exd6 Rf8 36. Rxe6 Qxd4 37. Rxd4 Rf7 38. d7

Now the Black side will try to bring the King into play and grab the d7 pawn, while the White side will try to get at least 2 pawns in return.

 38. d7 Rd8 39. Red6 Kg7 40. f3 Re7 41. b3 Re3 42. Rc4 Kf7 43. Rc8 Ke7 44. Rxg6 Kxd7 45. Rc5
( 45...Rxb3 Rxa5 wins easily. )
45. Rc5 Ra8 46. Rb5 a4 47. bxa4 Rxa4

After Rxh6 White will queen his 2 united passed pawns.


  1. Dear Chess friend
    Thank you so much for posting this game;
    Please tell me if it is possible to have the other games of Heemsoth Memorial (email).
    Best regards
    Veríssimo Dias (Portugal)
    my email is

  2. Hello,
    We did everything at hand to obtain the games including writing personally to the players and the TO.
    But no luck!

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  5. Good news!! I have found the Games!!


    They were a bit tricky, as on the mother page it indicates they are in the 0115 update, which is not true. So I downloaded all the Jan 2013 games, and Bob's your uncle, they there are. Just have to look in 2 Jan update.


    1. Great thanks!
      You really are someone...

  6. This is a really great game with brief but accurate analysis, well done
    Dimitris Koutas