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Bernhard Richter
Number of games in database: 16
Years covered: 1883 to 1929
Overall record: +6 -10 =0 (37.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Tarrasch vs B Richter 0-1201883HalleA84 Dutch
2. B Richter vs Tarrasch 0-1181883HalleB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
3. Tarrasch vs B Richter 0-1251883HalleC77 Ruy Lopez
4. Tarrasch vs B Richter 1-0221883HalleC77 Ruy Lopez
5. Tarrasch vs B Richter 1-0181883HalleC77 Ruy Lopez
6. Tarrasch vs B Richter 1-0301883HalleC77 Ruy Lopez
7. J Mieses vs B Richter 1-0761887FrankfurtA07 King's Indian Attack
8. B Richter vs Tarrasch 0-1461888NurembergC67 Ruy Lopez
9. Charousek vs B Richter 1-0351897Casual gameC52 Evans Gambit
10. B Richter vs Charousek 1-0441897Casual gameC67 Ruy Lopez
11. Charousek vs B Richter  1-0361897Casual gameC14 French, Classical
12. Swiderski vs B Richter  0-1471900MunichC26 Vienna
13. Schettler vs B Richter 1-04319261st Deutscher Schachverband CongressA40 Queen's Pawn Game
14. Hubert Schorn vs B Richter  1-0411926Berlin LeagueA40 Queen's Pawn Game
15. W Schlage vs B Richter  0-1331927Schachgesellschaft chA46 Queen's Pawn Game
16. B Richter vs H Nowarra  1-0261929Berliner Schachverband chC01 French, Exchange
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  Marcelo Bruno: He was the arbiter at the Schallopp-Walbrodt match in 1891. Four years earlier he analysed the possibility of winning at the game Schallopp-Blackburne played in Frankfurt-am-Main during the 5th Chess Congress of the German Chess Federation.
Aug-17-17  Nosnibor: Richter also played a consultation game with Cordel and Heyde against Charousek on the 2nd February 1897 at the Berlin Chess Club which was won by the allies in 54 moves from a Vienna Game.
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  whiteshark: One of the most famous chess books was dedicated to him:


Ein unsystematisches Lehrbuch des Schachspiels für geübte Spieler von <Dr. Tarrasch>

Meinem lieben Freunde <Bernhard Richter> - Schulrat in Posen gewidmet

Jan-09-22  Alan McGowan: At the end of the game B Richter vs H Nowarra, 1929 Karl Helling, the editor of the chess section in Denken und Raten, said:-

'Dem Führer der Weißen, einem Jugendfreund Dr Tarrasch's, gelingt häusig die Durchführung muchtigerAngriffspartien. Obwohl er nie den Meistertitel errungen hat, ist er trotz hohen Alters in den Turnieren der Berliner Schachgesellschaft und des Verbandes für jeden Meister ein gefährlicher Gegner.'

My rough translation is:-

'White, a childhood friend of Dr Tarrasch, often manages to carry out powerful attacks. Although he never won the master title, despite his old age he is a dangerous opponent for everyone in the tournaments of the Schachgesellschaft.'

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  Jean Defuse: ...

Some of these games were played by <Berthold Richter>:

<Bernhard Richter>:


Jan-10-22  Alan McGowan: Rod Edwards at has Berthold Richter playing at Frankfurt 1887, Breslau 1889, Berlin 1893, Cologne 1898 and Munich 1900.

That would suggest some doubt about the games from Frankfurt 1887 and Munich 1900.

The Deutsches Wochenschach 1887, p272 gives 'Richter-Halle', which would fit for Bernhard Richter, Tarrasch's friend.

The Deutsche Schachzeitung of August 1900, p257 gives 'Director Richter (Oels)'. Bernhard had been a school director and, later, he was often referred to as 'Geheimrat' (Privy Councillor). He was also shown to be from Olezsno (Olesno), in tournaments in 1921 and 1922.

It appears to me that previous contributors had made efforts to clarify which games should be attributed to Bernhard, so as to avoid confusion with Berthold.

I will discuss further with Rod.

Jan-19-22  Alan McGowan: Bernhard Richter was born 5 November 1860 at Ballenstedt in the Osterburg District of Germany (Jahrbuch des höheren Schulwesens, Volume 18, Part 1. B. G. Teubner, 1897).

I would suggest that the three casual games against Charousek in Berlin 1897 were played by Berthold Richter, who died 25 July 1916, age 75 (ancestry records).

Berthold Richter had been a member of Berlin's leading club, the Schachgesellschat, since 1867, according to Bruderschaft 1887, p214, and a 1910 list of members shows him as Berthold Richter, Rentier, the same designation that appears on his death record (Nr. 784, Berlin, 26 July 1916).

In 1897 Bernhard was employed in the Oels area of Silesia, per the yearbook mentioned above, so, to me, it seems unlikely that he visited Berlin just for three casual games.

I note that Philip W. Sergeant's book of Charousek's Games of Chess shows Bernhard Richter in the index. Is this the source of the confusion?

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