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Louis Uedemann
L Uedemann 
Chicago, Illinois, 1904.
From the Chicago Daily News negatives collection, SDN-002332
Number of games in database: 54
Years covered: 1890 to 1910
Overall record: +31 -19 =4 (61.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Jan-10-1854, died Nov-22-1912, 58 years old) Germany (federation/nationality United States of America)

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Louis Uedemann, an active player in Chicago around the turn of the 20th century, won the Western Chess Association championship (predecessor to the US Open) in 1900 and 1902. In the 1903 championship he lost the play-off coming third behind Max Judd (champion) and Sydney P Johnston. (1)

Uedemann was born in Saerbeck, Germany and emigrated to the United States at the age of 12.

"(He) was always cool, calm, methodical, somewhat slow in his movements, never excited about anything. His "German thoroughness" is seen in his chess library, where he classified and indexed thousands of newspaper clippings...For over 30 years Uedemann was one of the strongest players in the country..." (2)

Uedemann was the chess editor for the Chicago Tribune and created a notation code for telegraphs for cable matches which was first used in the telegraphic match between London and St. Petersburg in November 1886.

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(1) New York Clipper, 7th November 1903, p 874.
(2) Harry F.Lee American Chess Bulletin p.28-29; quoted in "Emil Kemeny: A Life in Chess", John S. Hilbert, p.291.

Last updated: 2022-01-18 13:14:43

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 54  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. W Pollock vs L Uedemann ½-½521890Chicago Chess TournamentC49 Four Knights
2. S F Trabue vs L Uedemann 0-15518914th USA Chess AssociationC42 Petrov Defense
3. Burn vs L Uedemann  1-0261896ChicagoC28 Vienna Game
4. Marshall vs L Uedemann  1-0231900Marshall's visit in the CCCCB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
5. L Uedemann vs N MacLeod 1-05219001st Western ChampionshipC41 Philidor Defense
6. L Uedemann vs F F Wilcox  1-01519023rd Western ChampionshipC78 Ruy Lopez
7. L Uedemann vs E P Elliott 1-04319023rd Western ChampionshipC60 Ruy Lopez
8. N Hald vs L Uedemann ½-½4319023rd Western ChampionshipC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
9. L Uedemann vs C Medinus  1-05319034th Western ChampionshipC42 Petrov Defense
10. G Spencer vs L Uedemann 0-12919034th Western ChampionshipC42 Petrov Defense
11. M Judd vs L Uedemann 0-13419034th Western ChampionshipC67 Ruy Lopez
12. E P Elliott vs L Uedemann 1-05419034th Western ChampionshipC24 Bishop's Opening
13. L Uedemann vs G A Wanchope  1-04619034th Western ChampionshipC44 King's Pawn Game
14. L Uedemann vs E F Schrader  0-12919034th Western ChampionshipC70 Ruy Lopez
15. M Judd vs L Uedemann  1-02819034th Western Championship (Playoff)C60 Ruy Lopez
16. L Uedemann vs M Judd 0-13319034th Western Championship (Playoff)C67 Ruy Lopez
17. C G Rosen vs L Uedemann  0-1361904Chicago v. Twin CitiesC49 Four Knights
18. L Uedemann vs E Shrader  1-05419045th Western ChampionshipC53 Giuoco Piano
19. H Daly vs L Uedemann  1-03719045th Western ChampionshipA00 Uncommon Opening
20. Marshall vs L Uedemann  1-04119047th American Chess CongressD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
21. L Uedemann vs M Judd  1-04119047th American Chess CongressC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
22. E Shrader vs L Uedemann  0-14219047th American Chess CongressC42 Petrov Defense
23. L Uedemann vs L R Eisenberg  1-05619047th American Chess CongressC42 Petrov Defense
24. L Uedemann vs G Schwietzer 0-12819047th American Chess CongressB40 Sicilian
25. L Uedemann vs E Kemeny  ½-½2219047th American Chess CongressC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
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  GrahamClayton: Photo:

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  GrahamClayton: Uedemann tied for first with Max Judd and SP Johnston in the 1903 Western Chess Association championship, with Judd winning the play-off.
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  Telemus: White to move:

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Uedemann had just moved his queen to e5 and thought that 15.♕xc6+ can be met with 15.. ♗d7. Was he right?

Game submitted.

Feb-25-19  Granny O Doul: I guess white plays then 16. Qxa8+ Ke7 17. Bf4 Qxf4 18. g3, and remains up something.

Nonetheless, Uedemann, Louis!

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  MissScarlett: In victory, he would triumph over his opponents by booming out: <I am the Walrus!>
Feb-25-21  Z legend 000000011: The front view is even more scary!

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