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Harry Klass
Number of games in database: 28
Years covered: 1936 to 1961
Overall record: +12 -8 =8 (57.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(died Aug-24-1987) Australia

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Last updated: 2021-11-21 12:46:22

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 28  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. L Steiner vs H Klass  0-1431936Simultaneous clock exhibitionE46 Nimzo-Indian
2. H Klass vs C Purdy  1-0471945New South Wales-chC61 Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense
3. H Klass vs R E Armati  1-0491945AUS-corr chD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
4. H Klass vs G Koshnitsky 1-0311946New South Wales ChE27 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch Variation
5. H Klass vs A Frijda 0-1271946AUS-chC15 French, Winawer
6. M Raizman vs H Klass 1-0411946AUS-FRA mA13 English
7. H Klass vs B H Johnson  1-0281947New South Wales ChB50 Sicilian
8. C Purdy vs H Klass 1-0291947New South Wales ChA27 English, Three Knights System
9. G Abrahams vs H Klass ½-½391947AUS - GB radio matchC24 Bishop's Opening
10. H Klass vs J G Baay  0-1331951AUS-chC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
11. L Endzelins vs H Klass  ½-½401951Australian championshipE00 Queen's Pawn Game
12. J Kellner vs H Klass  1-0351952AUS-chA40 Queen's Pawn Game
13. M Kuszelansky vs H Klass  0-1741952AUS-chA40 Queen's Pawn Game
14. H B Williamson vs H Klass  0-1291954City of Sydney ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
15. H Klass vs W Leonhardt  1-0191958Australian Championship 1958/59B06 Robatsch
16. H Klass vs P Viner  ½-½401958Australian Championship 1958/59D63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
17. K Ozols vs H Klass  ½-½361958Australian Championship 1958/59E66 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno
18. V Zagorovsky vs H Klass  ½-½461959corrC89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
19. R Pikler vs H Klass  1-0271959Australian Championship 1958/59C27 Vienna Game
20. H Klass vs J R Phillips  1-0481959Australian Championship 1958/59A45 Queen's Pawn Game
21. D Pike vs H Klass  0-1451959Australian Championship 1958/59A40 Queen's Pawn Game
22. H Klass vs A Bachtiar  ½-½521959Australian Championship 1958/59D01 Richter-Veresov Attack
23. H Klass vs O Weber  1-0191959Australian Championship 1958/59C13 French
24. H Klass vs J Hanks  ½-½541959Australian Championship 1958/59D01 Richter-Veresov Attack
25. B Berger vs H Klass  1-0471959Australian Championship 1958/59C13 French
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  whiteshark: Do you have any information about this player?

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  Tabanus: Harry Klass, Australian player.

Played in New South Wales Open 1934, in AUS Ch 1938, and in NSW Ch 1944 and 1945. Played in the 13th Australian Championship 1945 and 1951-53. "Sydney player" in 1951. New South Wales (Australia) Champion 1956

Also a correspondence player, with such games in ChessBase online database in the period 1930-1979

Game against Cecil Purdy:

[Event "New South Wales-ch"]
[Site "Sydney"]
[Date "1945.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Klass, Harry"]
[Black "Purdy, Cecil John Seddon"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nd4 4. Nxd4 exd4 5. O-O Ne7 6. d3 c6 7. Ba4 d5 8. Bb3 Be6 9. f4 g6 10. Nd2 Bg7 11. Nf3 h6 12. Qe2 O-O 13. Bd2 c5 14. c3 dxc3 15. bxc3 b5 16. Rad1 a5 17. e5 a4 18. Bc2 d4 19. c4 b4 20. Bc1 Qd7 21. h3 Nf5 22. Kh2 Rab8 23. g4 Ne7 24. Nd2 f6 25. exf6 Bxf6 26. Ne4 Rbc8 27. Rde1 Kf7 28. Ng5+ hxg5 29. fxg5 Ng8 30. gxf6 Rfe8 31. Qf2 Rc7 32. Qh4 Kf8 33. Qh8 Qh7 34. Qxh7 Rxh7 35. Bxa4 Ra8 36. Rxe6 Rxa4 37. Rf2 Nh6 38. Kg3 Nf7 39. Rfe2 Ra8 40. Re7 g5 41. R2e6 Rh6 42. Rc7 Re8 43. Rce7 Ra8 44. Rc7 Re8 45. Rxe8+ Kxe8 46. Rxc5 Rxf6 47. Bxg5 1-0

That's all I could manage to find out :)

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  whiteshark: <Tabanus> Thanks!! ·...¸><((((º>
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  Tabanus: <whiteshark> You're welcome >->>>>>>>>(º>
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  Benzol: Great, some games by Harry Klass.
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  GrahamClayton: In 1944 Klass withdrew from the City of Sydney championship (which he had won in 1941, 1942 and 1943) in order to give younger players experience of playing in major tournaments.
Nov-01-21  optimal play: <GrahamClayton: In 1944 Klass withdrew from the City of Sydney championship (which he had won in 1941, 1942 and 1943) in order to give younger players experience of playing in major tournaments.>

That's a klass act.

Nov-01-21  Cibator: QI-style sirens for the knee-jerk pun. ;-)
Nov-02-21  login:

Child prodigy as a violinist later turned to chess.

Pupil of

Part of i.a.
The Students Orchestra (at Curtis)
The A.B.C. (Sidney) Concert Orchestra

There is a miniscule likelihood Klass is second fiddle on this recording

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