Chess biography of the leading Czechoslovak chess grandmaster. Oldrich Duras (1882-1957). During his prime, 1906-1912, Duras played in 15 of the strongest 24 tournaments held in those seven years, and established himself as one of the best ten or twelve players in the world. His greatest achievement was at Vienna 1908 when he came first (+11=6-2) equal with Maroczy and Schlechter, ahead of Rubinstein.
He also shared first prize with Schlechter at Prague 1908 (+11=5-3), and with Rubinstein at Breslau 1912 (+10=4-3); and he took second prizes at Nuremberg 1906 (+8=6-2), Vienna 1907 (+5=8), and Hamburg 1910 (+8=6-2). His last appearance in international play was at Mannheim 1914.