No. 64 (room number represents the number of squares on a chessboard)
Czechoslovak and German chess grandmaster, chess theoretician and publicist, legend of Czechoslovak chess, international master in 1962 and Grandmaster in 1965, participant in a chess candidate tournament, participant in eleven chess Olympiads, six-time champion of Czechoslovakia, one of the best Czech chess players, winner of the Golden Plaque awarded by the President of the Republic.
A native of Kladno; since early years, he displayed a remarkable talent for chess; he is a six-time chess champion of Czechoslovakia from 1969 to 1972, 1975 and 1977; he took the third place overall at the tournaments with international participation and first among Czechoslovak players both in 1969 and 1977; he represented Czechoslovakia at eleven chess Olympiads in 1960–1984 and was a member of the team which finished in second place at the chess Olympiads in Lucern in 1982.
He participated in a series of tournaments and won more than sixty of them (e.g. Hastings 1967/68, Havana, Havířov and Luhačovice 1971, Reykjavik 1972, Sunny Beach 1974, Hastings 1974/75 and 1975/76, Banja Luka 1976, Polanica-Zdroj and London 1977); the greatest success was achieved with a second place in the interzonal World Championship 1976 in Manila advancing to the 1977 Candidates Tournament where he lost to Boris Spassky in the contest to advance among the top four; during this period, he became a major sports name even in the non-chess circles.
He settled in Cologne after emigrating to Germany in 1985; he won the championship of the Federal Republic of Germany in 1987, 1989 and 1991; he played the Germany and Switzerland Chess Bundesliga (premier league); he worked also as a coach of the German national team; since 2006, he has been starting in Prague Teams Championship for ŠK PORG; his great discipline is a simultaneous game blindly against several seeing opponents; he came in second in the Best Czech Chess Player of the Century after a chess player of the inter-war era, Richard Réti; Vlastimil Hort received the honorary Gold Plaque of the President of the Republic to mark his 65th birthday on 15 January 2009.