I wanted to achieve something
Květoslava Eretová, née Jeništová, was born October 21, 1926 in Prague. She was thirteen when the World War II had started. After the war she found herself a place to live and a job as a technical drawer. Later, she was employed as a planner at the Ministry of Industry, where she joined the chess club ‘Kovostroj’ as part of the so-called socialist commitment. She became a Czech chess champion for the first time in 1955 and had won a record 23 medals from the national championships during her active career – ten gold, ten silver and three bronze medals. She represented Czechoslovakia from the mid-1950s on numerous international tournaments and won several medals from the Chess Olympiads, attended a number of simul and interzonal chess tournaments – her greatest achievements are the tenth place from the Candidates Tournaments for the World Chess Championship 1959 in Plovdiv and 1964 in Sukhumi. In 1957 she earned the International Master title and in 1986 the Grandmaster title. In the 2005 survey on the best chess player of the century she finished second after the chess legend Věra Menčíková (the first Czech women’s world chess champion).