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David Przepiorka
Number of games in database: 274
Years covered: 1903 to 1938

Overall record: +93 -103 =78 (48.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (27) 
    D02 A46 D05 D04 A50
 Ruy Lopez (24) 
    C79 C87 C73 C66 C63
 Orthodox Defense (10) 
    D63 D52 D50 D64 D51
 Queen's Gambit Declined (10) 
    D30 D37 D06 D31
 Queen's Indian (8) 
    E12 E16 E19
 Tarrasch Defense (7) 
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (23) 
    C72 C77 C71 C87 C84
 Orthodox Defense (18) 
    D60 D52 D63 D51 D55
 French Defense (17) 
    C10 C14 C11 C01 C15
 Caro-Kann (13) 
    B15 B13 B12 B18
 Queen's Pawn Game (10) 
    D05 D02 D00 E00 E10
 Slav (9) 
    D15 D18 D10 D12 D17
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Przepiorka vs Prokes, 1929 1-0
   Przepiorka vs G Patay, 1926 1-0
   Przepiorka vs L Steiner, 1925 1-0
   M Lowcki vs Przepiorka, 1911 0-1
   Przepiorka vs Nimzowitsch, 1930 1-0
   Euwe vs Przepiorka, 1928 0-1
   Przepiorka vs J Gottesdiener, 1924 1-0
   Przepiorka vs Gruenfeld, 1925 1-0
   Przepiorka vs Rubinstein, 1912 1/2-1/2
   F J Lee vs Przepiorka, 1905 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Györ (1924)
   Merano (1926)
   Hastings 1924/25 (1924)
   Merano (1924)
   Frankfurt (1930)
   Liege (1930)
   Debrecen (1925)
   Budapest (1929)
   18th DSB Kongress (1912)
   Marienbad (1925)
   16th DSB Kongress (1908)
   Barmen Meisterturnier B (1905)
   15th DSB Kongress (Nuremberg) (1906)
   Hamburg Olympiad (1930)
   Prague Olympiad (1931)

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(born Dec-22-1880, died Apr-1940, 59 years old) Poland
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David Przepiorka was born in Warsaw. He was Polish champion in 1926. Active in tournament play from 1904 - 1931, he obtained his best result at Munich 1926, winning first prize (+4, =1) ahead of Rudolf Spielmann and Efim Bogoljubov. Przepiorka finished second to Max Euwe in the second and last World's Amateur Championship in 1928 and played in two Olympiads: 1930 and 1931.

During the Second World War, he was present at a forbidden meeting of the Warsaw Chess Circle. The German occupiers arrested everyone there and the Jews, including Przepiorka, were sent to concentration camps and executed.

Wikipedia article: Dawid Przepiorka

 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 274  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J F Heemskerk vs Przepiorka  1-0321903BerlinA07 King's Indian Attack
2. A Neumann vs Przepiorka 1-0451904ViennaC87 Ruy Lopez
3. M Lowcki vs Przepiorka 1-0171904DSB-14.Kongress Hauptturnier CD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
4. Przepiorka vs H Hoflein  0-1401904DSB-14.Kongress Hauptturnier CC14 French, Classical
5. H Weiss vs Przepiorka  0-1641904DSB-14.Kongress Hauptturnier CB20 Sicilian
6. D Kerwel vs Przepiorka  1-0281904DSB-14.Kongress Hauptturnier CC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
7. Hering vs Przepiorka 0-1551904DSB-14.Kongress Hauptturnier CB30 Sicilian
8. Przepiorka vs Heppe  1-0281904DSB-14.Kongress Hauptturnier CC61 Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense
9. Nimzowitsch vs Przepiorka ½-½251905Barmen Meisterturnier BB22 Sicilian, Alapin
10. Przepiorka vs J W Baird  ½-½311905Barmen Meisterturnier BC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
11. W Schwan vs Przepiorka  ½-½411905Barmen Meisterturnier BA02 Bird's Opening
12. Przepiorka vs H Fahrni  ½-½461905Barmen Meisterturnier BC73 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
13. F J Lee vs Przepiorka  0-1591905Barmen Meisterturnier BD02 Queen's Pawn Game
14. Przepiorka vs A Neumann  0-1281905Barmen Meisterturnier BC77 Ruy Lopez
15. Przepiorka vs Spielmann 0-1371905Barmen Meisterturnier BC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
16. L Forgacs vs Przepiorka 1-0231905Barmen Meisterturnier BD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
17. Przepiorka vs A H Pettersson  ½-½771905Barmen Meisterturnier BC83 Ruy Lopez, Open
18. I Kopa vs Przepiorka  ½-½321905Barmen Meisterturnier BB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
19. Przepiorka vs H Caro  1-0521905Barmen Meisterturnier BC67 Ruy Lopez
20. A Reggio vs Przepiorka  ½-½651905Barmen Meisterturnier BB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
21. Przepiorka vs E Post  ½-½651905Barmen Meisterturnier BC87 Ruy Lopez
22. J Perlis vs Przepiorka  1-0621905Barmen Meisterturnier BD60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
23. Przepiorka vs B Leussen  0-1411905Barmen Meisterturnier BC41 Philidor Defense
24. Przepiorka vs Swiderski  1-0331905Barmen Meisterturnier BC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
25. W Cohn vs Przepiorka  1-0221905Barmen Meisterturnier BD00 Queen's Pawn Game
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Dec-22-11  Petrosianic: What specifically do these laws prohibit? In Germany, it's illegal to display a swastika, for example. In any of these countries, can a guy on the street get arrested for denying it, or does he have to agitate in some specific way? If someone writes a letter to the editor denying it, is the editor obligated to turn him in? Could Mahmoud himself be arrested if he said it in Germany (or does he have diplomatic immunity?)

It seems like a dumb way to get something done. The minute you forbid something, people suddenly want to do it. Doing that with an issue where the evidence is so clear-cut is counter-productive. You might as well ban World War II denial while you're at it.

Dec-22-11  TheChessGuy: Rest in peace, Dawid Przepiórka. We are honored to have had you.
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  juan31: Descance en paz Maestro Przepiork
Dec-22-11  Caissanist: I don't know whether any countries make it a crime to deny that the Armenian massacres of 1915 constitute a genocide, but France is apparently about to do so:
Dec-22-11  King Death: <alexmagnus: According to Wikipedia he didn't die in a concentration camp but was shot by the Nazis during one of those mass executions, in <Palmiry>. >

The article on Przepiorka also states that he was presumably killed in April 1940, not 1941 as it says in his bio above.

Apr-09-12  Karpova: <Tomasz Lissowski writes that Moishe Leopoldowicz Lowcki, Przepiorka and Stanislaw Kohn, were arrested in a Warsaw chess cafe in January 1940 and were killed in a mass execution some time before April 1940 in Kampinos Forest near the city.>

Source: Page 220 of J. Donaldson and N. Minev 'The Life and Games of Akiva Rubinstein - Volume 2: The Later Years', 2nd edition, Milford, USA, 2011.

Apr-15-12  Karpova: <Dawid Przepiorka [...] was a strong master, an excellent problem composer, an active journalist, a tournament organizer and a great philanthropist. Among his many accomplishments were taking first at Munich 1926 (ahead of Bogoljubow and Spielmann), playing on the 1930 gold medal Polish Olympiad team and helping to organize the 1935 Olympiad in Warsaw. Przepiorka, known to his fellow masters as "Pipi", was a real patriot. 'The Oxford Companion to Chess' writes he sold his home to finance the Polish team's trip to the Buenos Aires Olympiad in 1939.>

Source: Pages 260-261 of J. Donaldson and N. Minev 'The Life and Games of Akiva Rubinstein - Volume 2: The Later Years', 2nd edition, Milford, USA, 2011.

Jul-27-12  Karpova: A bit more information on the above mentioned Munich tournament:

It took place from Dec-26 to Dec-31 1926. The Munich Chess Club celebrated its 90th birthday.

Final standings:

1. Przepiorka 4.5
2. Bogoljubov 3.5
3. Spielmann 3.0
4. Saemisch 2.5
5. Gebhard 1.0
6. Schmitt 0.5

Przepiorka drew with Bogoljubov and won 400 Mark (Bogoljubov 300, Spielmann 200 and Saemisch 100).

Source: Page 5 of the 1927 '(Neue) Wiener Schachzeitung'

Sep-25-12  theodor: <Karpova: <Tomasz Lissowski writes that Moishe Leopoldowicz Lowcki, Przepiorka and Stanislaw Kohn, were arrested in a Warsaw chess cafe in January 1940 and were killed in a mass execution some time before April 1940 in Kampinos Forest near the city.> Source: Page 220 of J. Donaldson and N. Minev 'The Life and Games of Akiva Rubinstein - Volume 2: The Later Years', 2nd edition, Milford, USA, 2011.> obviously nazists feared chessplayers!
Sep-09-13  Karpova: Winter reports in C.N. 8266 that a new book on Przepiorka was published (in Polish) by Tomasz Lissowski, Jerzy Konikowski and Jerzy Moraś called 'Mistrz Przepiórka', Warsaw, Poland, 2013. 271 pages.

Oct-04-13  Karpova: Report by Emanuel Rubinstein from pp. 168-169 of the June 1926 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung':

Polish Championship in Warsaw, April 19 to May 2, 1926.

Qualification events were held in various cities to choose the 18 participants: Warsaw (<Blass> and <Frydman>, ahead of <Lowcki>), Lemberg (<Friedmann>, as neither Morawski, Popiel, Wojcik nor Wrobel were available), Krakow (<Chwojnik> via "Nowy Dziennik" and <Konczynski> via Master tournament), Lodz (<Kolski> and <Appel>, Bialystok (<Regiedzinski>) and Poznan (<Lubinski>).

Final standings ("Winner Group" places 1-10):

1. Przepiorka 13.0
2. Frydman 12.0
3-7. Kohn 11.5
3-7. Kolski 11.5
3-7. Lowcki 11.5
3-7. Piltz 11.5
3-7. Regedzinski 11.5
8-9. Blass 11.0
8-9. Chwojnik 11.0
10. Makarczyk 9.5
11. Kremer 8.0
12. Appel 7.0
13. Kleczynski 6.5
14. Friedmann 6.0
15. Konczynski 5.0
16. Dr. Smokowski 3.5
17. Lubinski 3.0
18. Woltowicz 0.0

May-01-14  heathcliff: <Wild Bill:>
That's all true. One of the most tragic and heartbreaking stories of World War II in Poland was case of Ulma family. All the family was murdered by German beasts (6 children - the oldest one at the age of 8, father and mother in ninth month of pregnancy). They were hiding two Jewish families.

Dawid Przepiórka is also a victim of those horrible days.

Jun-06-14  RedShield: <During the Second World War he was present at a forbidden meeting of the Warsaw Chess Circle. The Germans arrested everyone there and the Jews, including Przepiorka, were sent to concentration camps and executed.>

I expect the source for this was <The Oxford Companion to Chess>. Przepiorka's presence on the Palmiry execution lists was only discovered a few years ago.

But the <Companion> does relate a couple of pieces of interesting information we can probably have faith in:

<An amateur, on one occasion requesting a medal instead of prize money...> His Wikipedia entry confirms that Przepiorka was a person of independent means.

<Also a patriot, he sold his house to finance the Polish team's trip to the Buenos Olympiad 1939.>

Wikipedia: <...he became the deputy chairman of the Polish Chess Federation in the 1930s. Przepiórka took the major responsibility as a chairman of Organizing Committee for 6th Chess Olympiad at Warsaw 1935.>

Aug-29-14  Christoforus Polacco: Not secret ''Nazi'' but Germans murdered Przepiorka and Najdorf's family... ''Nazi'' is the gualification use by the specialists of historical politics to blur German's responsibility for Second World War. It's good to understand it. ''Higher circles'' don't use forbidden word ''German''-its ''faux pas'' ;) - but only ''Nazi''. In chess theory in polish literature, Mr Dawid is known for his ''line of Przepiorka''. In gestapo's arrest he explained his cellmates very clearly how to promote the pawn. The fundamentals squares which the king must control for help his pawn are called ''line of Przepiorka''. One of the cellmates Zygmunt Szulce after the II WW was the co-author (with Gawlikowski) one of the book of fundamental trilogy about the endgame. ''Line of Przepiorka'' is commemoration of the last prison lecture of Dawid Przepiorka...

I learned this basic pawn's endgame on the Przepiorka theory. Its very easy to remember.

Sep-25-16  faulty: What specifically do these laws prohibit?

Cannot speak for other countries, but in Lithuania you may get into trouble if you claim that the fact of Holocaust did not exist, if you say that Jews were not SYSTEMATICALLY exterminated during WW2, etc.

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  alexmagnus: In Germany there is actually no specific law against Holocaust denial. But Holocaust denial is seen as falling under § 130 (Volksverhetzung) and § 189 (Disparagement of the memory of the dead).

Relevant passages from the § 130:

<(3) Mit Freiheitsstrafe bis zu fünf Jahren oder mit Geldstrafe wird bestraft, wer eine unter der Herrschaft des Nationalsozialismus begangene Handlung der in § 6 Abs. 1 des Völkerstrafgesetzbuches bezeichneten Art in einer Weise, die geeignet ist, den öffentlichen Frieden zu stören, öffentlich oder in einer Versammlung billigt, leugnet oder verharmlost.

(4) Mit Freiheitsstrafe bis zu drei Jahren oder mit Geldstrafe wird bestraft, wer öffentlich oder in einer Versammlung den öffentlichen Frieden in einer die Würde der Opfer verletzenden Weise dadurch stört, dass er die nationalsozialistische Gewalt- und Willkürherrschaft billigt, verherrlicht oder rechtfertigt. >

My translation (which is quite bad, but hey, try to translate those long sentences well!):

< (3.) With an imprisonment up to five years or a monetary fine is punished, who approves of, denies or plays down a deed, done by the Nazis, which is of a kind of a deed mentioned in the <§6 of the Völkerstrafgesetzbuch>, in a kind which could disturb public peace in a way it could injure the dignity of the victims.

(4.) With an imprisonment up to 3 years or a monetary fine is punished who disturbs the public peace and the dignity of the victims by approving of, glorifying or justifying the National Socialist tyranny and arbitrary domination>.

The §6 of the Völkerstrafgesetzbuch is <genocide>.

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  alexmagnus: Völkerstrafgesetzbuch, §6, translated by me:

§6 Genocide

(1) Who, with an intention of fully or partially destroying a national, racial, religious or ethnic group:

1. Kills a member of the group

2. Adds severe physical or mental injuries to a member of a group, especially those of a kind mentioned in § 226 StGB

3. Puts the group under life conditions which are capable of a complete or partial physical destruction

4. Implements rules which intend to prevent births in the group

5. Forcefully takes a child of the group to a different group,

is punished by a lifetime imprisonment.

(2) Less severe cases of (1) 2-5 are punished by an imprisonment no less than five years.

From my above post follows, that denying any of the above being done by the Nazis is punished by §130.

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  alexmagnus: Denying, approving of or playing down, that is.
Dec-22-16  TheFocus: "And a Przepiorka in a pear tree!"
Jan-08-17  Nietzowitsch: So <Denial> is not just a river in Egypt?
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  perfidious: <Nietzowitsch: So <Denial> is not just a river in Egypt?>

It also flows through the land of Delusiana.

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  tpstar: Q: What was the Przepiorka game where he captured his own piece?
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  Stonehenge: Przepiorka vs Ahues, 1927
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  tpstar: <Stonehenge> Thank you kindly. =)

Some chess variants allow you to capture your own piece, or promote Pawns differently, etc. That seemed like a strange story for a professional.

Jul-06-22  lonchaney: Chess composer

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