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Georg Schories
Number of games in database: 114
Years covered: 1903 to 1933

Overall record: +56 -49 =9 (53.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (35) 
    C84 C66 C67 C86 C87
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (12) 
    C84 C86 C87 C90
 Sicilian (8) 
    B83 B72 B45 B40 B25
 Scandinavian (5) 
 French Defense (4) 
    C14 C12 C01
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (13) 
    C66 C84 C77 C79 C68
 Queen's Pawn Game (8) 
    D00 D02 D05 A45 A50
 Tarrasch Defense (6) 
 Orthodox Defense (4) 
    D61 D51 D60
 Vienna Opening (4) 
    C29 C28 C26 C27
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   G Schories vs J J O'Hanlon, 1906 1-0
   G Schories vs H Pinkerton, 1911 1-0
   G Schories vs Tartakower, 1905 1/2-1/2
   Tartakower vs G Schories, 1905 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Scheveningen (1905)
   Ostend-B (1907)

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(born Jan-09-1874, died Dec-02-1934, 60 years old) Germany

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Georg F. W. Schories (George Shories) was born in 1874 in Berlin. He passed away in Berlin in 1934.

“… Mr. Shories, who has been domiciled in Sheffield for the past two or three years Mr. Shories is a native of Berlin, in which city he was born in 1874. He took up chess seriously in 1895, but his first notable success in English chess circles was winning first prize in the 1903 Open Tournament at the Kent County Congress at Canterbury. Next year he played a match with Mr. R. Loman, which ended in a draw. In 1905 he competed at the Barmen Congress of the German Chess Association, and won first prize in the B tournament. Last year he won first prize at Ostend in the Amateurs' contest, and first prize at Shrewsbury in one of the sections of the first-class Amateurs' tournament of the British Chess Federation. This year, in addition to his present success, he came out equal with Mr. V. L. Wahltuch in the Blackpool tournament for the championship of the North of England. We understand that Mr. Shories is remaining on the Continent to take part in the Ostend Masters' Tournament this month, and that he also intends to compete in the Carlsbad Tournament next August.” (1)

During the First World War, he suffered internment, and then returned home to Germany. His last tournament was at the Bad Pyrmont (German Championship of 1933) in which he was the oldest participating master.

(1) “The British Chess Magazine”, May 1907, p. 227.

Wikipedia article: Georg Schories

Last updated: 2017-01-21 06:42:21

 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 114  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. R Loman vs G Schories  1-05019035th Kent CCA TournamentC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
2. G Schories vs P S Leonhardt  0-1361904London m4C67 Ruy Lopez
3. G Schories vs P S Leonhardt  1-0351904London m4C87 Ruy Lopez
4. P S Leonhardt vs G Schories 1-0221904London m4D32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
5. P S Leonhardt vs G Schories  0-1211904London m4C54 Giuoco Piano
6. G Schories vs P S Leonhardt ½-½561905ScheveningenC67 Ruy Lopez
7. J Schenkein vs G Schories  1-0261905Barmen-DD02 Queen's Pawn Game
8. G Schories vs B Gregory  ½-½311905Barmen-DC72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O
9. G Schories vs N Mueller  1-0401905Barmen-DC60 Ruy Lopez
10. E Dyckhoff vs G Schories  0-1401905Barmen-DC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
11. A Keller vs G Schories 0-1241905Barmen-BD00 Queen's Pawn Game
12. Creyghton vs G Schories  0-1341905Barmen-DC26 Vienna
13. G Schories vs Tartakower 0-1501905Barmen Main B, GERC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
14. Tartakower vs G Schories 0-1341905Barmen Main B, GERC24 Bishop's Opening
15. Tartakower vs G Schories 0-1301905Barmen Main B, GERD00 Queen's Pawn Game
16. G Schories vs Tartakower ½-½531905Barmen Main B, GERB01 Scandinavian
17. B Leussen vs G Schories  1-0661905ScheveningenC29 Vienna Gambit
18. G Schories vs R Loman  1-0481905ScheveningenC71 Ruy Lopez
19. Marshall vs G Schories  1-0281905ScheveningenD61 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
20. G Schories vs G Oskam  1-0311905ScheveningenB25 Sicilian, Closed
21. A Reggio vs G Schories  1-0571905ScheveningenC44 King's Pawn Game
22. G Schories vs D Bleijkmans 1-0351905ScheveningenC87 Ruy Lopez
23. G Schories vs Spielmann 0-1251905ScheveningenC82 Ruy Lopez, Open
24. Swiderski vs G Schories  1-0271905ScheveningenD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
25. G Schories vs C Trimborn  1-0461905ScheveningenC67 Ruy Lopez
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  Gypsy: Georg Schories = George Shories. He used the former when he lived in Germany; the latter when he lived in England. He earned his master title in Barmen 1905, Main B, where he tied for first and defeated Tartakower in their playoff match.

(Main A had also two winners -- Rubinstein and Duras. Their match was still undecided 1-1 when Rubinstein had to leave. As an exception to the general rule, the decision was made to confirm the master title on both of these players.)

Jul-26-05  offramp: "Can I buy a vowel?"
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  Gypsy: Btw, I did not make a typo: The difference is also in the surname.
Sep-03-05  Eastfrisian: He was born on January 09, 1874 and died on December 02, 1934. Shories was a strong player und able to beat several masters as Bernstein, the Cohn-brothers, Leonhardt, Metger, Bleykmans, Oskam and others. But in Germany he is almost forgotten.
Jan-09-06  BIDMONFA: Georg Schories


Sep-19-07  whiteshark: Crumbs:

"It involves comparing the treatment of <Georg Schories (interned in WW1)> with Horatio Caro (if he was interned in WW1 by the Germans). I have a big problem in discovering what happened to Caro after October 1911 (his last mention in Germany magazines) until his death in London in December 1919. However, I am plodding on with building up a picture of Schories.

I have a problem around <his 'match' with O'Hanlon.> I have one game from Mark Orr's website and David says he has a second. Can you help? ...

Your work on <O'Hanlon, Schories> and Caro all sounds very interesting. <I didn't know of the O'Hanlon-Schories match> ..."


Sep-19-07  whiteshark: Here is a obituary on Schories in German: There are a lot of interesting facts in it, but I can't translate them now.

Sep-19-07  whiteshark: Here is the antecedently mentionend game O’Hanlon — Shories:
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  Chessical: "Master George Schories was a highly talented chess personality, who appeared destined for outstanding achievements in both areas of chess - over the board and in problem composition, but due to misfortune he was unable to achieve harmonious development.

His was an eventful life, originally working in handicrafts, he travelled to Paris then England, which for many decades he made his home. He took part with honour in numerous English tournaments, and in 1905 at Barmen he achieved the German Master title (RR - defeating Tartakower in a mini match).

In 1907, he played successfully at Ostende master tournament (RR - he won the amateur competition ahead of Hector Shoosmith, and then played less successfully in the General Masters' tournament). During the war, he suffered internment, and then returned home to Germany. His last tournament was at the Bad Pyrmont (German Championship of 1933) in which he was the oldest participating master.

We have a number of splendid chess problems by Schories. Whilst his problem composition life's work is not outstanding; but all his problems were carefully and critically crafted..."

Jul-31-09  myschkin: . . .


Aug-20-14  Karpova: International Main tournament in Ostend, 30 March to 12 April 1907, with 20 participants:

Prize winners:

1. G Schories 14.5
2. H W Shoosmith 14.0
3-4. B Leussen 13.0
3-4. P Johner 13.0
5. W G Cole 12.0
6-7. B Kagan 11.5
6-7. E Middleton 11.5
8. Ernst Schossberger 10.5
9-10. R Loman 10.0
9-10. Dr. S F Smith 10.0
11-12. W W Paley Hughes 9.5
11-12. H Terril 9.5

Only received game fees:

13. M Eljaschoff 9.0
14. P H J O'Connor 8.0
15. F Westby-Gibson 5.0
16. E A Michell 3.0
17-18. A J Smith 2.0
17-18. Felix Kulesza 2.0
19. Camillo Zaff 1.5

Dr. Vines of London withdrew after round 5 with 0 points.

Source: 'Wiener Schachzeitung', May-July 1907, p. 164

Jan-09-15  gars: Good Morning. Who was the Player of the Day of the day before yesterday?

I'd say that January 7th should be Keres' Day forever, but that's is only my choice.

Jan-09-15  chesssalamander: Schories has a plus score against Tartakower! (+2 -1 =2)
Sep-23-15  Nosnibor: <whiteshark> <Chessical> Schories was living in Leicester from 1911 until shortly before the outbreak of W.W.1. In 1912 he became Leicestershire champion and I hold a few of his games played between 1911 and 1912.
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  Chessical: White to mate in two. Problem by Shories, published in the "Western Times" of Tuesday 14th March 1905 (p.3).

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  Chessical: Found game submitted to the Database.

"The following game was played the “Championship” Tourney of the “Northern Counties C.U.” at Blackpool. At the conclusion of the Tourney Messrs Wahltuch (Manchester) and Shories (Sheffield) tied with equal scores of 6 out of a possible 7, Wahltuch losing to Shories (in game below), and Shories to Mr Lobel, of Manchester. The concluding strokes of this game are extremely good, the mate threatened being pretty"

<White. V. L. Wahltuch; Black. G. Shories>

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 c5 4. Nf3 cxd4 5. Nxd4 e5 6. Nf3 d4 7. Nd5 Nc6 8. e3 Nf6 9. Nxf6+ Qxf6 10. exd4 e4 11. Ne5 Nxe5 12. dxe5 Qxe5 13. Qb3 Bc5 14. g3 O-O 15. Bf4 Qe7 16. Bg2 Bb4+ 17. Kf1 b6 18. a3 Bc5 19. Re1 Bb7 20. Qc2 f5 21. h4 Rad8 22. Bg5 Qf7 23. Bxd8 Rxd8 24. Kg1 f4 25. gxf4 Qxf4 26. Re2 e3 27. Bxb7 Rd2 28. Qe4 Qxe4 29. Bxe4 exf2+ 30. Kf1 Rd1+ 31. Kg2 Rg1+ 32. Kh2 f1=N+ 0-1

<Source: Falkirk Herald - Wednesday 20 March 1907, p.8>

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  MissScarlett: Why submit it and then post it here? WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE?!
Jan-09-18  waustad: <Scarlett> Just because one submits something doesn't mean that they will accept it. I gave up submitting things because they stopped posting them.
Feb-02-22  Nosnibor: Schories won the Leicestershire Championship in 1912. This was the Second official Championship , the first one being won by Doctor Mason. His main competitor was Victor Lovell who would go onto win the same championship a record 16 times. The 1912 event was made up of four qualifying sections of six players in each section. The "A Section was won by Lovell with 4.5 points ahead of Schories with 3.5 points after losing to Lovell. However the first two placings were able to play in the final section of eight where Schories extracted his revenge and won an exciting game in 35 moves. I intend to submit the game involving their final meeting in due course. Schories personal record against Lovell was 2-1.
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  MissScarlett: Not to be confused with George Schott.
Feb-02-22  Nosnibor: Schories also won the 1914 British Major Open at the very commencement of W.W.1. After this he was interred at a camp on the Leicestershire/Nottingham border.
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  HeMateMe: 4 years of wet potatoes and beans on toast. I'd rather face the noose...
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  MissScarlett: That’s England’s green and pleasant land you’re talking about. Many German POWs claimed it was the best years of their lives.
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  HeMateMe: ...they had a funny way of showing it...


Feb-05-22  Nosnibor: Here is the V.H.Lovell -G.Schories game I recently referred to with short notes by Lovell himself extracted from his own records. The actual endgame is very instructive. Event: Leicestershire Championship Date:7/12/1912 White: V.H.Lovell Black: G.Schories Opening: Q.G.D. Classical 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Nbd7 5.e3 Be7 6.Nf3 0-0 7.Bd3 dxc4 8.Bxc4 a6 9.Rc1 b5 10.Bd3 Bb7 11.0-0 c5 12.Qe2 Re8 13.Ne5 Nxe5 14.dxe5 Nd7 15.Bxe7 Qxe7 16.f4 f6 17.exf6 Nxf6 18.e4 c4 19.Bb1? e5 20.fxe5 (A 20.f5 better ) Qxe5 21.Rcd1 Rad8 22.Rf5 Qxf5 23.exf5 Rxe2 24.Rxe2 b4 25.Be4 bxc3 26.Bxb7 Rd2 (B 26..Ng4 much better.) 27.Rxd2 cxd2 28.Bf3 c3 29.bxc3 Ne4 30.c4 Kf8 31.Kf1 Nc3 32.g4 h6 33.h4 Ke7 34.c5 d1=Q+ 35.Bxd1 Nxc1 (C- Black won after 20 more moves.) 0-1

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