Bogdan Śliwa, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Bogdan Śliwa

Polish chess player

Date of Birth: 04-Feb-1922

Place of Birth: Kraków, Lesser Poland Voivodeship, Poland

Date of Death: 16-May-2003

Profession: chess player

Nationality: Poland

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

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About Bogdan Śliwa

  • Bogdan Sliwa (4 February 1922 in Kraków – 16 May 2003) was a Polish chess master. Sliwa won the championship of Poland six times.
  • In 1946, he won the first Polish Chess Championship after World War II in Sopot (5th POL-ch).
  • In 1948, he took 3rd in Kraków (6th POL-ch; Kazimierz Makarczyk won).
  • He won the Polish championship four consecutive times in 1951–1954.
  • He won his last title at Wroclaw 1960 (17th POL-ch). In tournaments, Sliwa tied for 9-10th at Sopot 1951 (Erno Gereben won).
  • In 1952, he took 17th in Budapest (Paul Keres won).
  • In 1954, he tied for 12-14th in Bucharest (Viktor Korchnoi won).
  • His best achievement was 3rd, behind Ludek Pachman and László Szabó, at Mariánské Lázne (Marienbad) 1954 (zt).
  • In 1955, he tied for 19th-21st in the Göteborg (interzonal), which David Bronstein won.
  • In 1957, Sliwa tied for 2nd-4th with Oleg Neikirch and Alexander Matanovic, behind Miroslav Filip in Sofia (zt).
  • In 1959, he tied for 5-7th in Riga (Boris Spassky won).
  • In 1962, he tied for 4-7th in Mariánské Lázne (Mark Taimanov won).
  • In 1965, he tied for 12-14th in Belgrade (Milan Matulovic won).
  • In 1966, he took 9th in Polanica Zdrój (Vasily Smyslov won).
  • In 1966, he tied for 9-10th in Tel Aviv (Svetozar Gligoric won). One of Sliwa's most famous games is his win over Bronstein in the Immortal losing game. He played for Poland in seven Chess Olympiads: In 1952, at fourth board in the 10th Chess Olympiad in Helsinki (+7 –1 =4); In 1956, at first board in the 12th Chess Olympiad in Moscow (+6 –4 =6); In 1958, at first board in the 13th Chess Olympiad in Munich (+6 –6 =5); In 1960, at first board in the 14th Chess Olympiad in Leipzig (+5 –5 =6); In 1962, at first board in the 15th Chess Olympiad in Varna (+7 –4 =5); In 1964, at third board in the 16th Chess Olympiad in Tel Aviv (+6 –2 =6); In 1966, at fourth board in the 17th Chess Olympiad in Havana (+7 –3 =5).He won the individual silver medal at Helsinki 1952. FIDE awarded Sliwa the International Master title in 1953, and the Honorary Grandmaster title in 1987.

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