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Theodore Germann
Number of games in database: 23
Years covered: 1897 to 1930
Overall record: +10 -12 =1 (45.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Aug-14-1879, died Jan-29-1935, 55 years old) Latvia

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Theodor Germann (Teodors Germans) was a Latvian chess master. In the 1910s, he lived in England where he played in several tournaments.

English Wikipedia article: Theodor Germann

Latvian Wikipedia article: Teodors Germans

Last updated: 2020-01-11 06:40:30

 page 1 of 1; 23 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. P Kerkovius vs T Germann  0-1171897Bilderlingshof summer gameC70 Ruy Lopez
2. T Germann vs Eugen Karl Wagenheim  1-0151897Karlsbad (Melluzhi) BeachC50 Giuoco Piano
3. T Germann vs S Lurie 1-03219012nd Baltic Chess Congress- MajorC50 Giuoco Piano
4. T Germann vs A Lueth 1-0321904Match Germann - LeuthC52 Evans Gambit
5. A Lueth vs T Germann  1-0261904Match Germann - LuethD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
6. K Behting vs T Germann  0-13419043rd Baltic Chess Congress- MajorC77 Ruy Lopez
7. T Germann vs A Lueth  0-1401905Match Germann - LuethC39 King's Gambit Accepted
8. T Germann vs A Lueth  0-1471905Match Germann - LuethC55 Two Knights Defense
9. A Lueth vs T Germann  1-0191906Match Germann - LuethD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
10. E Jesty vs T Germann 0-1421917City of London CC chC78 Ruy Lopez
11. G Wainwright vs T Germann  1-057191727th City of London CC chC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
12. T Germann vs E G Sergeant  0-137191828th City of London Club Ch playoffC29 Vienna Gambit
13. T Germann vs P W Sergeant  1-0371918CorrespondenceC44 King's Pawn Game
14. E G Sergeant vs T Germann  1-046191828th City of London Club Ch playoffC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
15. T Germann vs Blackburne  1-0151918City of London CC chC48 Four Knights
16. T Germann vs H E Price  0-1621919Hastings MinorC49 Four Knights
17. H Saunders vs T Germann  ½-½411919Hastings MinorC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
18. E G Sergeant vs T Germann  1-0211919Hastings MinorC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
19. H Jacobs vs T Germann  0-1311919City of London CC Championship 1918/19A03 Bird's Opening
20. Capablanca vs T Germann 1-0301919Simul, 28bD02 Queen's Pawn Game
21. Capablanca vs T Germann 0-1221919Simul, 42bC85 Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD)
22. V Mikenas vs T Germann  1-0431930TallinnD02 Queen's Pawn Game
23. Bogoljubov vs T Germann  1-0201930TallinnD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
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  Jean Defuse: ...

From the 'Wairarapa Daily Times' 19 June 1919:

Mr Theodor Germann, who won tho recent City of London Championship, was born at Riga in 1879, and learnt chess at tho age of about 13 or 14. In 1897 he joined the strong local chess club. He won the first chess tournament on several occasions. Competing twice in the Baltic Tournament held periodically at Reval, at the second meeting he won the brilliancy prize (*), and at the third he repeated this feat, also tieing for third and fourth places with Carl Behting.

In 1912 he came to England, and joining the City of London Chess Club in 1913 quickly made his mark. He won the Murton Cup (handicap) in 1916, and in tho championship tho following season he tied with E. G. Sergeant for first place, but was beaten in the tie match.

He is a player at once tenacious and enterprising, and has shown a decided liking for the Evans Gambit. The appended game is a good sample of his play:

[Event "City Of London C.C.Championship 1918/19"] [Site "London"]
[Date "1919.??.??"]
[White "Jacobs, Herbert Levi"]
[Black "Germann, Theodor"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "A03"]
[PlyCount "62"]
[SourceTitle "BCM 3/1919, p89."]

1. f4 d5 2. b3 c5 3. Bb2 Nc6 4. e3 Nf6 5. Nf3 e6 6. Nc3 Be7 7. Ne2 Qb6 8. Ng3 Bd7 9. Be2 O-O-O 10. O-O Rdf8 11. Qc1 Rhg8 12. c4 h6 13. cxd5 Nxd5 14. Ne5 Nxe5 15. fxe5 f5 16. a4 Bc6 17. a5 Qc7 18. e4 fxe4 19. Nxe4 Nf4 20. Bc4 Bxe4 21. Rxf4 Rxf4 22. Bxe6+ Kb8 23. Bxg8 Bxg2 24. d4 Rg4 25. Be6 Rg6 26. Bf5 Rg5 27. Qxg5 Bxg5 28. Kxg2 Qc6+ 29. Kg3 Qb5 30. Rb1 Qe2 31. Bg4 Qd3+ 0-1




(*) Special prize (25 rubles) "For the most beautiful game of the tournament".

[Event "2nd Baltic Tournament - Major Section"]
[Site "Dorpat"]
[Date "1901.04.??"]
[White "Germann, Theodor"]
[Black "Lurie, S I."]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C50"]
[PlyCount "59"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. Nc3 d6 6. a3 O-O 7. Bg5 Be6 8. Nd2 h6 9. Bh4 g5 10. Bg3 d5 11. exd5 Nxd5 12. Nxd5 Bxd5 13. Qh5 Kg7 14. h4 Be7 15. Bxd5 Qxd5 16. Ne4 f5 17. hxg5 fxe4 18. Qxh6+ Kf7 19. Qh5+ Ke6 20. Qg4+ Kd6 21. b4 Rh8 22. O-O-O e3 23. Rxh8 Rxh8 24. d4 Rh1 25. dxe5+ Nxe5 26. Rxh1 Kc6 27. Rh6+ Kb5 28. Bxe5 Qxe5 29. Qe2+ Ka4 30. Ra6+ 1-0

Source: 'Antology of Chess Beauty', #36.


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  MissScarlett: You have to give him credit for not changing his name during WW1.
Dec-04-20  cameosis: »germann« is the russified version of the name »hermann«.
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  MissScarlett: Such subtleties would be lost on the roving lynch mobs.
Dec-04-20  cameosis: true, but the discerning cynic savors them regardless.

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