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Franz Gutmayer
Number of games in database: 11
Years covered: 1897 to 1911
Overall record: +1 -9 =1 (13.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Dec-18-1857, died May-13-1937, 79 years old) Austria

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J Mieses vs F Gutmayer 1-0531897tournamentA07 King's Indian Attack
2. F Gutmayer vs W Cohn  0-1471897Berlin SV CentrumB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
3. Charousek vs F Gutmayer 1-0401897Berlin (I)C25 Vienna
4. C Carls vs F Gutmayer 1-0241898GER corrC44 King's Pawn Game
5. F Gutmayer vs D Bleijkmans  ½-½411898CologneC51 Evans Gambit
6. Gajdos vs F Gutmayer  1-0471904DSB-14.Kongress Hauptturnier CC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
7. F Gutmayer vs W Schoenmann  0-1371910Hauptturnier-BC58 Two Knights
8. S von Freymann vs F Gutmayer 1-0231911Cologne-AA40 Queen's Pawn Game
9. F Gutmayer vs J Esser  1-0451911Cologne-AB58 Sicilian
10. F Gutmayer vs Hromadka  0-1671911Cologne-AC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
11. Rotlewi vs F Gutmayer 1-0271911Cologne-AA84 Dutch
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Aug-14-07  Karpova:

<Ernst Strouhal schrieb über Gutmayer:

Gutmayer generierte sich als ein Zeitkritiker der Moderne, der lebensphilosophische Ideologie mit einer diffamierenden Stilkritik im Schach verband. Manche Passage bei Gutmayer liest sich daher wie eine mißglückte Parodie auf Nietzsche, über die man lachen könnte, seine Sprache antizipiert jedoch bereits den faschistischen Jargon der kommenden Jahrzehnte.[124]

Daß Strouhals Aussage über Gutmayer treffend ist, zeigt folgende Textpassage:

Hoch über dem Nichts von einem armseligen, lahmen Positionsspieler, von einem modernen Schachpraktiker, sehe ich im Geist eine kühnkräftige Rasse von Übermachtspielern emporwachsen, heranblühen und ausreifen, die, auf mein System gestützt, nicht Tod noch Teufel fürchten, - Spielpraktiker mit einer großen Verachtung im Mundwinkel vor jeder Art von Remis, siegesfrohe, mutig-heitere, kühn-verwegene und doch wieder kalt-besonnene Kämpen und Kämpfer, Zerschmetterer, Niederwerfer, Vernichter, die mit napoleonischer Wucht und Machtgewalt jeden Widerstand zu zerbrechen wissen und alle ihre Gegner in den Staub stürzen, Schachpraktiker mit einem hohen Willen zur Macht, zum Siege und Triumphe, deren Devise lautet: siegen oder sterben, triumphieren oder verderben. Ich werde sie nicht mehr erleben, doch künftige Generationen werden mich aufs Piedestal heben, werden meine Literatur heilig sprechen und an einer stumpfen, abweisenden Gegenwart mich rächen.[125]

Es zeigte sich, wie weit „modernitätskritische Ideologie und Rassismus auch in die entlegensten Winkel des privaten Lebens vordrang“[126].>

<[124] E. Strouhal, acht x acht, S. 130.>

<[125] F. Gutmayer, Die Geheimnisse der Kombinationskunst, Leipzig 1922, S. 98.>

<[126] E. Strouhal, acht x acht, S. 132.>

Aug-14-07  Karpova: The passages cited today were written by Dr. Edmund Bruns in 2006
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He That Is Without Sin Among You, Let Him First Cast a Stone.

Aug-14-07  Karpova: <whiteshark>
Whom is this directed against?

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Definitely not against you, if that's your impression or concern.

Nov-22-07  Karpova: * 18.12.1857
† 13.05.1937
Dec-18-08  brankat: I find it highly unlikely, that Franz Gutmayer had any "influence" on A.Alekhine. Besides, let's not forget that the whole Alekhine anti-semitism "affair" has still not been really clarified.
Jan-01-10  Marcelo Brasileiro: As I could remark, he was only one chess idiot that left his name in chess history; Ossip Bernstein must be forgiven, although he declared to be such way to Emanuel Lasker.
Jan-01-10  Marcelo Brasileiro: I know that he only won a game at Berlin SV Centrum in 1897.
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  Phony Benoni: Oh, you mean this tournament?

1 Von Bardeleben * = 1 1 1 1 0 4.5
2 Charousek = * = 0 1 1 1 4.0
3 W. Cohn 0 = * 1 0 1 1 3.5
4 Mieses 0 1 0 * = 1 1 3.5
5 Walbrodt 0 0 1 = * 0 1 2.5
6 Heinrichsen 0 0 0 0 1 * 1 2.0
7 Gutmayer 1 0 0 0 0 0 * 1.0

Evidently, there was one day he wasn't as big an idiot as usual!

We are all chess idiots on occasion; the only real idiots are those who don't realize that they are.

Aug-07-11  DrMAL: According to the ludicrous website Chessmetrics because of today's "rating inflation" this player's rating was 2459 in February 1897 LMAO

Alekhine had similar Nazi views about "human breeding" for chess ability, he sounds like a total idiot in his interview.

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  alexmagnus: That Chessmetrics rating is based on the tournament quoted above (see "career details" on his CM profile). BTW, Chessmetrics has <nothing> to do with adjusting for inflation. That's a common misundertstanding.
Aug-07-11  DrMAL: <alexmagnus> Sorry to disagree but you're about as wrong as wrong gets. The author of Chessmetrics, Jeff Sonas, is the noisiest person alive regarding his (incorrect) assessment of "rating inflation" as a historical trend.

His ratings, including tournament ratings, which contributed to this rating here, are based on WORLD RANK at the time, and compute everything historically related to this fact. Read his website.

As #69 in the world at that time, where #1 in the world at ANY time, according to Mr. Sonas, equates to the best rating at ANY time, around 2800-2900, Mr. Gutmayer's rating is inflated to a ludicrous number.

If one examines his GAMES, including those of the tournament referred to, his play cannot possibly be 2200 (and almost surely were not 2000) by today's standards.

Jeff Sonas is an idiot. Hardworking but a total idiot nonetheless. People who use Chessmetrics are using false, misleading information based upon a ridiculous rating formula he alone concocted.

I guess he never heard of tournaments based on section. His precept of being #N at any time must imply a certain rating is completely moronic. Chess knowledge in the 19th century was practically nothing compared to today. And the little knowledge there was was not disseminated well. Moreover, the number of people playing good chess was far lower. The world was basically like an Under-2200 open tournament back then, with occasional glitches of varying degree people like Morphy.

Aug-07-11  DrMAL: "So, let's take that Linares 2005 tournament again as an example. The average FIDE rating of the participants was 2743, and so we'll use that to calibrate the ratings after every step: the average rating will always be 2743."

According to Jeff Sonas, the quality of play at ANY time among top players in the world was ROUGHLY EQUIVALENT TO LINARES IN 2005!

This LUDICROUS ASSUMPTION is where ALL of the Chessmetrics ratings are "calibrated" to.

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  alexmagnus: <DrMal> He uses Linares 2005 <as example> of how he calculates a TPR/new ratings (that is, he calculates Chessmetrics TPRs based on the 2743 average). CM TPR itself is wrong because the "padding factor" is picked out of nowhere. I once suggested myself a better adjustment of a TPR for the number of games.

BTW, #1 in CM is not always rated 2800-2900 - only since Steinitz. Before, there are even 2500 #1s :D. Not that I defend Sonas, I actually often criticzed his approach both publicly and privately.

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  Marcelo Bruno: <Phony Benoni> You are correct, that's the tournament to which I was referring.
Feb-06-12  kramputz: Karpova call Gutmayer a anti-semite. Why did Gutmayer hate the Arabs? Did Karpova mean anti Jew? Is that the only thing they can write in his bio ? I call it racist !!
Feb-06-12  Karpova: <kramputz: Karpova call Gutmayer a anti-semite. Why did Gutmayer hate the Arabs? Did Karpova mean anti Jew? Is that the only thing they can write in his bio ? I call it racist !!>

The expression anti-semite means hatred of jews only, though its literal sense implies hatred of all semites. Why this is so, karpova cannot tell you, just that it's so by convention.

Feb-06-12  Petrosianic: <> <Amateur chessplayer and anti-Semite.>

Is "anti-Semite" a profession now? That's how they make it sound. If it was, what a shame he died in 1937, right before there was really big money in it.

<whiteshark>: <He That Is Without Sin Among You, Let Him First Cast a Stone.>

And let he who is without an original thought not cast even the second one. Nobody's talking about stoning him. He's already dead.

Feb-06-12  Caissanist: <According to Jeff Sonas, the quality of play at ANY time among top players in the world was ROUGHLY EQUIVALENT TO LINARES IN 2005!>

What Sonas is saying is that it's impossible to compare the quality of play across generations, using his formula or anyone else's. His ratings show how strong a player is compared to the top players of the day, since that's the only meaningful comparison you can do. Many top players (notably Kasparov) have said much the same thing.

Feb-06-12  Caissanist: <I wonder whether there might be some connection between Gutmayer's literary output and Alekhine's sad contributions to 'Pariser Zeitung'.>

Did Alekhine's anti-Semitic writings appear to be copied from Gutmayer, or from other people? I have always had that impression, but I don't know German.

Feb-06-12  Shams: <Petrosianic><what a shame he died in 1937, right before there was really big money in it.>

Cute. We've had our differences in the past, but you've been killing the board lately and are gold on my screen now.

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  whiteshark: It seems that back in 1920 F.G. has written a book on "chess philosophy" with the title ...

<Mein System>.

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  keypusher: <Alekhine had similar Nazi views about "human breeding" for chess ability, he sounds like a total idiot in his interview.>

Twaddle. He says that, as with painting or music, success is not strictly a matter of hard work; a certain amount of ability has to be there at birth.

Alekhine said plenty of bad things for real, you don't need to make them up.

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  wordfunph: <F. Gutmayer, who wrote a book on how to become a chess master, was never able to become one himself!>

- Curious Chess Facts (book authored by Irving Chernev)

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