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Adolf Schwarz
Number of games in database: 148
Years covered: 1864 to 1900
Overall record: +46 -59 =43 (45.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Oct-31-1836, died Oct-25-1910, 73 years old)

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An Austria-Hungarian chess master, Adolf Schwarz was born in 1836 in Galszecs, Hungary. He passed away in Vienna, Austria in 1910.

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Last updated: 2020-04-10 04:58:59

 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 148  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Hamppe vs A Schwarz 0-1271864ViennaC26 Vienna
2. NN vs A Schwarz 0-1221873Chess SocietyC25 Vienna
3. Hamppe vs A Schwarz 0-1261873ViennaC25 Vienna
4. A Schwarz vs J Heral  ½-½451873ViennaC01 French, Exchange
5. J Heral vs A Schwarz 1-0721873ViennaB23 Sicilian, Closed
6. A Schwarz vs J Heral  1-0281873ViennaC15 French, Winawer
7. A Schwarz vs K Pitschel ½-½811873ViennaC01 French, Exchange
8. K Pitschel vs A Schwarz 0-1271873ViennaC41 Philidor Defense
9. A Schwarz vs K Pitschel ½-½201873ViennaC01 French, Exchange
10. Blackburne vs A Schwarz 1-0331873ViennaC01 French, Exchange
11. A Schwarz vs Blackburne  1-0321873ViennaC11 French
12. Blackburne vs A Schwarz 1-0551873ViennaC11 French
13. M Fleissig vs A Schwarz 0-1391873ViennaC11 French
14. A Schwarz vs M Fleissig ½-½241873ViennaC50 Giuoco Piano
15. M Fleissig vs A Schwarz  1-0581873ViennaC11 French
16. Meitner vs A Schwarz  ½-½351873ViennaC01 French, Exchange
17. A Schwarz vs Meitner  0-1361873ViennaC41 Philidor Defense
18. Meitner vs A Schwarz  1-0411873ViennaC01 French, Exchange
19. S Rosenthal vs A Schwarz 1-0511873ViennaC01 French, Exchange
20. A Schwarz vs S Rosenthal 0-1331873ViennaC50 Giuoco Piano
21. Paulsen vs A Schwarz  1-0281873ViennaC01 French, Exchange
22. A Schwarz vs Paulsen 1-0391873ViennaC41 Philidor Defense
23. Paulsen vs A Schwarz  ½-½451873ViennaA28 English
24. Steinitz vs A Schwarz 1-0321873ViennaA28 English
25. A Schwarz vs Steinitz 0-1321873ViennaC50 Giuoco Piano
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Dec-06-04  Knight13: Dose anybody knows who he is? There is no history of him that I could find online. I think he was a chess master.
Dec-07-04  sneaky pete: <Knight13> Born October 31, 1836, in Galszecs (Hungary), died October 25, 1910, in Vienna. Merchant by profession. Played in at least 10 strong tournaments in Austria and Germany between 1873 and 1899. His best result was 1st place (shared with Blackburne and Englisch) in Wiesbaden, 1880, ahead of Schallopp, Mason, Bird, Winawer and 9 other masters, so you can count him as a chess master.
Dec-07-04  Knight13: <sneaky pete> Thank you.
Jun-05-06  Whitehat1963: May the Schwarz be with you!
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  Gypsy: Chessmetrics Player Profile:

Adolf Schwarz (*1836 +1910)

Best World Rank: #3 (2657);
(#3 in world, age 45y7m)
Best Individual Performance: Wiesbaden, 1880

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  whiteshark: Adolf Schwarz (31 October 1836, Galszecs, Hungary – 25 October 1910, Vienna) was an Austria-Hungarian chess master.

In 1878, he took 2nd, behind Louis Paulsen, in Frankfurt. In 1879, he took 3rd in Leipzig (1st DSB-Congress, Berthold Englisch won). In 1880, he tied for 1st-3rd with Joseph Henry Blackburne and Englisch in Wiesbaden. In 1880, he tied for 1st-3rd with Max Weiss and Johannes von Minckwitz in Graz. In 1880, he tied for 3rd-5th in Braunschweig. In 1882, he took 3rd in Vienna (Vincenz Hruby won). In 1882, he tied for 12-13th in Vienna (Wilhelm Steinitz and Simon Winawer won).

He won matches against Minkwitz (+3 -2 =4) in 1878, and against Winawer (+3 -1 =0) in 1880.


Jan-27-14  Karpova: Information from the obituary:

The funeral was on October 27, 1911. He belonged to the best Austrian chess masters.

Schwarz was born on October 31, 1836, in Galszecs, Hungary. He showed extraordinary interest in chess already in his youth and was soon regarded to be the strongest player in Arad, where he studied.

But only in Budapest, where he moved to at the age of 20, he acquired this stubborness in bad and the uncomparable vigour in good positions, which made him a feared opponent everywhere. In 1872, he moved to Vienna where he joined the Vienna Chess Society and he remained a member for 38 years.

He had many successes in local and national tournaments. At the international tournament in Wiesbaden (1880), he shared first place with Blackburne and Englisch (11.0/15). In matches he beat Minckwitz (+3 -2 =4) and Winawer (+2 -0 =2).

Since then he participated in tournaments more rarely, but at the age of 73 he won a tournament of the Vienna Chess Club in 1909 against the strongest amateurs.

Source: Pages 34-35 of the January 1911 'Wiener Schachzeitung'

Apr-20-14  Karpova: Final result of the 12-rounds Amateur tournament at the Vienna Chess Club which ended on March 14th, 1909:

1. Adolf Schwarz 9.5
2-3. J. Bendiner 9.0
2-3. Eduard Hamlisch
4. Hans Fried 8.5
5. Alois Seidl 7.5
6. Gustav Zeißl 7.0
7. Heinrich Müller 6.0
8-9. M. Hamlisch
8-9. A. Pink
10-11. P. Bernfeld 4.0
10-11. Soyka 4.0
12. Bar. Blumencron 2.5
13. C. Steininger 1.0

Prizes (in <Kronen>): Schwarz 200, Bendiner 130, E Hamlisch 130, Fried 80, Seidl 60, Zeißl 40, Müller 20.

During the last rounds of the tournament, Pink (severe illness) and Soyka (death in his family) withdrew from the tournament.

Adolf Schwarz scored +8 -1 =3,losing only to Pink. Bendiner scored +7 -1 =4, E Hamlisch +8 -2 =2.

Source: 'Wiener Schachzeitung', June 1909, p. 172

Jun-15-14  zanzibar: <Karpova> your info really helps strengthen the pages on <CG>.

<EDO> tracks his ratings here:

(A lot of people like <chessmetrics> here on <CG>, but I still like <EDO>'s presentation - and at the risk of endless debate - <EDO> also seems a little more conservative, ranking him only as #10 in 1880 with EDO rating 2555).

Note this (from <EDO>):

<Gaige has another Adolf Schwarz born around 1863.>

Apr-09-16  zanzibar: What's the deal?

Lot's of good bio/history info under this player:

but no games, and this parallel universe?

Hmm.... what's going on?

Oct-31-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Adolf Schwarz.
Jul-08-17  zanzibar: Those 1873 games against Anderssen were part of a match (unsure how many games).

Schwarz won the match, and 100 Florins.

<IZ v100 N2584 (Jan 7, 1893) p15>

This match seems neglected in most chess histories.

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