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Johannes Metger
Number of games in database: 103
Years covered: 1874 to 1907

Overall record: +24 -45 =34 (39.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (18) 
    C82 C67 C70 C77 C61
 Ruy Lopez, Open (4) 
    C82 C83
 Orthodox Defense (4) 
    D50 D60
 King's Gambit Accepted (4) 
    C33 C38
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (14) 
    C11 C14 C01 C02 C05
 Ruy Lopez (6) 
    C67 C65 C66
 Giuoco Piano (6) 
    C50 C53 C54
 French (5) 
    C11 C00 C13
 Four Knights (5) 
 Queen's Pawn Game (4) 
    D05 A40
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Wemmers vs Metger, 1877 0-1
   Metger vs Wemmers, 1878 1-0
   Metger vs Tarrasch, 1889 1/2-1/2
   Metger vs Chigorin, 1897 1-0
   Schiffers vs Metger, 1887 0-1
   H Suechting vs Metger, 1897 0-1
   Metger vs W Paulsen, 1877 1-0
   Metger vs Burn, 1889 1/2-1/2
   Metger vs M Weiss, 1887 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   8th DSB Kongress (1893)
   Leipzig (1877)
   Breslau (1889)
   Berlin (1897)
   Frankfurt (1887)
   Ostend-B (1907)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   1893 Kiel Komplett by Calli
   Kiel 1893 by suenteus po 147

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(born Dec-15-1851, died Jan-24-1926, 74 years old) Germany

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Johannes Metger won the German Master title at Leipzig in 1876. He also won first prize in local events such as Schwerin 1883, Rostock 1884 and Wismer 1886. He later acted as tournament controller at the Baden-Baden (1925) tournament. Metger has a variation in the Four Knights (C47) game named after him.

Wikipedia article: Johannes Metger

 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 103  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. C Schwede vs Metger 1-0401874UnknownC49 Four Knights
2. Anderssen vs Metger ½-½661877LeipzigC13 French
3. Metger vs Paulsen 0-1581877LeipzigC00 French Defense
4. Englisch vs Metger 1-0391877LeipzigD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. Metger vs W Paulsen  1-0411877LeipzigC46 Three Knights
6. Metger vs C Leffmann  ½-½241877LeipzigC48 Four Knights
7. E Schallopp vs Metger 1-0621877LeipzigC11 French
8. Metger vs E Flechsig ½-½141877LeipzigD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
9. Winawer vs Metger 1-0281877LeipzigC50 Giuoco Piano
10. Metger vs Zukertort  0-1251877LeipzigC44 King's Pawn Game
11. C T Goering vs Metger  1-0221877LeipzigC01 French, Exchange
12. A W Franke vs Metger 0-1221877LeipzigC33 King's Gambit Accepted
13. Zukertort vs Metger  0-1431877WSB-11.KongressA40 Queen's Pawn Game
14. E Schallopp vs Metger 1-0571877WSB-11.KongressC11 French
15. Wemmers vs Metger 0-1231877WSB-11.KongressC02 French, Advance
16. Metger vs A Schwarz 0-1291878WSB-12.KongressA13 English
17. Anderssen vs Metger 1-0431878WSB-12.KongressC14 French, Classical
18. W Paulsen vs Metger 1-0211878WSB-12.KongressA00 Uncommon Opening
19. Metger vs A Fritz 1-0411878WSB-12.KongressC41 Philidor Defense
20. Metger vs Wemmers 1-0191878WSB-12.KongressC48 Four Knights
21. Metger vs J Minckwitz  ½-½401878WSB-12.KongressC49 Four Knights
22. Paulsen vs Metger 1-0131878WSB-12.KongressC45 Scotch Game
23. Metger vs A Fritz ½-½401887FrankfurtC41 Philidor Defense
24. Gunsberg vs Metger  ½-½351887FrankfurtD05 Queen's Pawn Game
25. Schiffers vs Metger 0-1341887FrankfurtC01 French, Exchange
 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 103  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-25-05  Eastfrisian: Johannes Metger was born on Dezember 15, 1850 in Groothusen, near Emden (in East-Friesland, not far from here) and he passed over on January 25, 1926 in Kiel.

He was the son of a priest and graduated from the University of Göttingen in phylology and mathematics. He taught then in Leipzig and became member of the famous chessclub "Augustea". Since 1882 he lived and taught in Kiel and became founder and leader (1901 - 1916) of the chessclub "Kieler Schachgesellschaft", which still exists.

He was a brilliant chess teacher and among his scholars were such good players as Heinrich Wagner, Alfred Brinckmann, Dr. Oskar Antze, Hugo Süchting and more.

Metger also wrote the book "Die Schachschule".

Sep-25-05  ovcharka: i heard metger unpin. what is it??
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  Chessical: <ovcharka> In the Four Knights it is moving the Q to e7 then playing Nd8, see: Duras vs Rubinstein, 1907 for example.
Sep-27-05  ovcharka: thank you <chessical>.
Dec-15-06  BIDMONFA: Johannes Metger

METGER, Johannes

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  Phony Benoni: Tournament controller at Baden-Baden 1925, eh? Wonder if he was involved in the supposed triple repetition dispute of Reti vs Alekhine, 1925
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  whiteshark: Maybe it was the dispute of Marshall vs K Treybal, 1925 in the second last round. Marshall offered a draw in an inferior position and Treybal accepted it. Grünfeld(!) claimed/remonstrated against this draw and the arbitration panel had to decide...
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  whiteshark: Tournament photo <Baden Baden 1925> Metger sitting in the middle.
Dec-15-08  brankat: <whiteshark> A beautiful photo. I didn't realize Baden-baden had such a strong field. Just like the first one of 1870, in relative terms.

A capable player and, later, a fine author and teacher of chess.

R.I.P. Her Metger.

Dec-15-10  YoungEd: Perhaps the only player to have an "unpin" named after him!
Jul-29-12  Karpova: According to page 29 of the 1926 '(Neue) Wiener Schachzeitung', Metger died of cancer.
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  Penguincw: R.I.P. Johannes Metger.
Dec-03-18  Jean Defuse: ...

The first beauty prize of the tournament<*> receives Metger for his game against Dimer from Hamburg. We take the same from the 'Deutschen Wochenschach':


[Event "NESB Kongress \[5\] Meisterturnier"]
[Site "Kiel"]
[Date "1901.07.??"]
[White "Metger, Johannes"]
[Black "Dimer, Julius"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C80"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Nxe4 6. d4 b5 7. Bb3 d5 8. a4 Rb8 9. axb5 axb5 10. dxe5 Be6 11. c3 Bc5 12. Nbd2 O-O 13. Bc2 Nxd2 14. Qxd2 Qd7 15. Qd3 g6 16. Bh6 Rfe8 17. Bb3 Ne7 18. Bg5 Nf5 19. Qd2 c6 20. Bf6 Bf8 21. Nd4 Bh6 22. f4 Ra8 23. Qf2 Qb7 24. Bc2 $1 Rxa1 25. Rxa1 Ra8 26. Rf1 Nxd4 27. cxd4 Qd7 28. Qh4 $1 Bg7 29. f5 $1 1-0

Source: SSZ 1901, p. 146-147 #65.


<*>5th Lower Elbe Chess Federation Congress Master Tournament (from 13.-15. July 1901 in Kiel)

1.-2. Metger & Süchting 2.5/3
3. Oeltjen 1/3
4. Dimer 0/3


Feb-03-19  ughaibu: How about correcting the score and uploading it?

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