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David Podhorzer
Number of games in database: 60
Years covered: 1932 to 1939
Overall record: +20 -22 =18 (48.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Aug-02-1907, died Jan-27-1998, 90 years old) Austria (federation/nationality United States of America)

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NM David Podhorzer was Austrian Champion in 1934.

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Last updated: 2018-01-06 10:43:31

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. D Podhorzer vs S Rubinstein  1-0291932Trebitsch MemorialE16 Queen's Indian
2. A Becker vs D Podhorzer  1-0421932Trebitsch MemorialB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
3. D Podhorzer vs Kmoch  1-0471932Trebitsch MemorialD49 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
4. K Palda vs D Podhorzer  1-0281932Trebitsch MemorialA46 Queen's Pawn Game
5. D Podhorzer vs Eliskases  ½-½451932Trebitsch MemorialE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
6. B Hoenlinger vs D Podhorzer 1-0321932Trebitsch MemorialE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
7. D Podhorzer vs H Mueller  ½-½501932Trebitsch MemorialD85 Grunfeld
8. P Robitsek vs D Podhorzer  1-0401932Trebitsch MemorialA15 English
9. D Podhorzer vs Gruenfeld  ½-½331932Trebitsch MemorialD13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
10. D Podhorzer vs F Igel  1-0371932Trebitsch MemorialD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
11. E Glass vs D Podhorzer  1-0431932Trebitsch MemorialE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
12. D Podhorzer vs Spielmann  0-1391933Trebitsch MemorialA57 Benko Gambit
13. A Becker vs D Podhorzer  ½-½491933Trebitsch MemorialB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
14. D Podhorzer vs K Palda 1-0261933Trebitsch MemorialD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
15. D Podhorzer vs B Hoenlinger  0-1341933Trebitsch MemorialD59 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower
16. E Glass vs D Podhorzer  1-0351933Trebitsch MemorialD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
17. D Podhorzer vs S Rubinstein  ½-½401933Trebitsch MemorialD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
18. K Kopetzky vs D Podhorzer  0-1561933Trebitsch MemorialB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
19. D Podhorzer vs J Kolnhofer  0-1591933Trebitsch MemorialD02 Queen's Pawn Game
20. Immo Fuss vs D Podhorzer  0-1681933Trebitsch MemorialD62 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
21. D Podhorzer vs W Schwinner  ½-½541933Trebitsch MemorialD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
22. H Mueller vs D Podhorzer  ½-½531933Trebitsch MemorialD60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
23. D Podhorzer vs F Igel  1-0581933Trebitsch MemorialD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
24. Gruenfeld vs D Podhorzer  1-0591933Trebitsch MemorialD67 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line
25. D Podhorzer vs S Beutum  1-0741933Trebitsch MemorialA40 Queen's Pawn Game
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Nov-19-13  DoctorD: So his dates of birth and death are unknown?
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  Phony Benoni: In March/April 1942, qualifying tournaments were held for the upcoming US Championship. In Section B of the New York City events, <David Podhorcer>, a member of the Manhattan Chess Club, finished third with a score of 4-3, a point short of qualification.

This is attested by several contemporary reports in the "New York Times" and other papers, but no other details are given about him other than the fact that he was able to checkmate with ♔+♗+♘ vs. ♔. Nor is he mentioned in the New York papers before or after this time.

Could this possibly have been David Porhorzer? It might be significant that his last Austrian tournament was in January 1938, just before the Nazi Anschluss in March, and that he shows up in England afterward.

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  Stonehenge: Perhaps
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  Phony Benoni: <Stonehenge> The dates for "Podhorcer" (1907-1998) could easily fit "Podhorzer", and the "Brooklyn Daily Eagle" (March 19, 1942) describes Podhorcer as being from Brooklyn.

Indeed, I thought to look in the "Neue Wiener Schachzeitung", and found an account of his victory in the 1934 Austrian Championshp. (1934, p. 267)

I don't have time at the moment to translate the German fully, but there does appear to be a statement that Podhorzer was 27 years old, which would fit Podhorcer's 1907 birth date exactly.

The "New York Times" (March 22, 1942) describes him as a "newcomer", with no other details.

Jun-01-15  JASharf: He was my great uncle (my maternal grandmother's brother in law). He was born August 2, 1907 and died January 27, 1998. Contact me if you have any further questions.
Aug-12-15  Baraka64: Hi! I am interested in everything about the life of David Pogortzer. Help me please find information about him.I am writing an article in the Jewish Chess encyclopedia about Podgortzer.
Oct-09-17  Baraka1: How are the names of Podgortzer's parents, please tell me?
Jul-16-20  Alan McGowan: Records show his birthplace was Tarnopol (now Ternopil, Ukraine).

Tournaments during his short stay in England:

<Margate 1939> Premier Reserves 'C' - Podhorzer and Znosko-Borovsky 9/11, a half-point behind the winner, Mieses.

<Bournemouth 1939> Major Open-Section 'A' - Podhorcer (spelling) was 1st - undefeated - with 9½/11, ahead of Znosko-Borovsky, Sämisch, Speyer, Dr Fazekas, P.M. List etc.

<London Easter Congress 1940, March 19-29> Premier - 4/9, behind Golombek, List, Mrs Stevenson, Morry.

Podhorzer sailed from Southampton on 7 April 1940, bound for New York.

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