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Jacques Schwarz
Number of games in database: 84
Years covered: 1880 to 1896

Overall record: +28 -30 =26 (48.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (13) 
    C77 C80 C67 C71 C65
 Four Knights (9) 
    C49 C48
 French (5) 
    C11 C00 C13
 French Defense (5) 
    C11 C00 C13
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (17) 
    C11 C13 C01 C00 C14
 French (12) 
    C11 C13 C00
 Queen's Pawn Game (6) 
    D02 D00 D05
 Orthodox Defense (4) 
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   M Weiss vs J Schwarz, 1883 1/2-1/2
   J Schwarz vs E Schallopp, 1881 1-0
   J Schwarz vs H Von Schuetz, 1881 1-0
   C F Schmid vs J Schwarz, 1881 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Vienna Chess Society Winter 1895/96 (1895)
   Kolisch Memorial (1890)
   Berlin (1881)
   Nuremberg (1883)

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(born Sep-27-1855, died Jun-13-1921, 65 years old) Romania (federation/nationality Austria)

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7th in Berlin 1881. Nephew of Adolf Schwarz.

Wikipedia article: Jacques Schwarz

Last updated: 2020-04-10 04:08:49

 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 84  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Schwarz vs J Schwarz 0-1491880GrazD00 Queen's Pawn Game
2. J Schwarz vs E Schallopp  ½-½351880GrazC46 Three Knights
3. J Schwarz vs J Noa  ½-½311880GrazC46 Three Knights
4. J Schwarz vs M Weiss ½-½471880GrazB06 Robatsch
5. J N Berger vs J Schwarz  1-0231880GrazC11 French
6. J Minckwitz vs J Schwarz  ½-½501880GrazC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
7. Wittek vs J Schwarz  1-0571880GrazD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. J Schwarz vs J Noa 1-0361881BerlinC49 Four Knights
9. J Schwarz vs H Von Schuetz 1-0391881BerlinC49 Four Knights
10. J Schwarz vs J Minckwitz 0-1621881BerlinC49 Four Knights
11. Wemmers vs J Schwarz ½-½711881BerlinC00 French Defense
12. C F Schmid vs J Schwarz ½-½931881BerlinC11 French
13. J Schwarz vs J Mason  1-0441881BerlinC11 French
14. J Schwarz vs Chigorin ½-½761881BerlinC48 Four Knights
15. Wittek vs J Schwarz  1-0631881BerlinB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
16. Zukertort vs J Schwarz 1-0431881BerlinB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
17. F Riemann vs J Schwarz  1-0711881BerlinD02 Queen's Pawn Game
18. J Schwarz vs E Schallopp 1-0341881BerlinB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
19. J Schwarz vs Winawer  ½-½581881BerlinC46 Three Knights
20. J N Berger vs J Schwarz 0-1591881BerlinC11 French
21. Paulsen vs J Schwarz 0-1401881BerlinC02 French, Advance
22. Blackburne vs J Schwarz 1-0281881BerlinC01 French, Exchange
23. J Schwarz vs W Paulsen  ½-½361881BerlinB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
24. J Schwarz vs Tarrasch 0-1171883Casual gameC21 Center Game
25. J Schwarz vs M Bier 0-1241883NurembergC77 Ruy Lopez
 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 84  PGN Download
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Jun-19-07  sneaky pete: Obituary from the British Chess Magazine, August 1921:

Another of the Viennese "old masters" died on June 13th, namely Jacques Schwarz, aged sixty-five. The nephew of a well-known expert, Adolf Schwarz, the deceased, who was born in Moravia, came to Vienna in the late '70's and learnt chess when he was studying for the Law - a profession which he afterwards gave up for banking. In play with his uncle and other masters, he made rapid progress, and in 1881 he competed in the international tournament in Berlin, tieing for seventh place in very distinguished company. At Nuremberg in 1883 he was ninth in another very strong field. We rely on <Deutsches Wochenschach> for the accuracy of these details, since the ordinary chess records fail to make any distinction between Herr J. Schwarz and his more celebrated uncle.

Nov-27-12  Morphischer: Born: January 1856
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  Telemus: Ehn gives a different dob: 27 Sept 1855 in Arad, and he calls him "Jakob (Jacques) Schwarz" ("Geniales Schach im Wiener Kaffeehaus 1750-1918".
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  Tabanus: Romania Vital Records 1607-1914 has a Jakob Schwarz b. 27 Sep 1855 in Arad, Romania, parents Salomon and Eleonore Schwarz.

But if born in Moravia...

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  Telemus: According to Ehn, the uncle Adolf Schwarz was a merchant in Arad, then in Budapest, before he moved to Vienna.

Ehn vs DWS: don't know who I'm betting on.

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  Telemus: Adolf Schwarz: WSZ 1911, p 34 confirms Arad and Budapest, but not being a merchant.
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  Tabanus: Find a Grave is just guesswork I suppose. There are family trees with various Jakob Schwarz's and some of them also claim 1855 Arad Romania.
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  Telemus: Well, the gravestone has 1855 - 1921, if I read this correctly.

On the other hand, the funeral of our man was in the "Neuer Friedhof" (15 June 1921): . And this source distinguishes it from "Zentralfriedhof" mentioned by findagrave (where also New Jewisch Cemetery is mentioned).


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  Tabanus: Yes.. There are just too many Jakob Schwarz's born in 1855.
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  Tabanus: <parents Salomon and Eleonore Schwarz> It says Eleonore Katscher.

There is a marriage in Arad 27 Nov 1877 between Salomon Schwarz age 49 and Bineth Juliana Kürtics (??) age 35.

Then there is marriage in Köln 8 Nov 1889 between Bertha Schwarz age 27 and Julius Theodor Hofmann age 49. Parents of Dorothea being Salomon Schwarz and Eleonore geb. Katzscher.

Hmmm. There is a family tree called <Hamilton Tree Revised on 18th March 2012>. They have this on Salomon:

Birth 19 Aug 1826 Secovce, Trebišov District, Košice Region, Slovakia

Birth (Alternate) 19 Mar 1826 • Galszecs, Hungary

Occupation 1850 - 1888 • great synagogue Brno Ober Cantor

Marriage 2 Jan 1852 Slavkov u Brna, South Moravia, Czech Republic to Eleanor Katscher (1836–1916)

<Birth of Son Jakob Jaques Schwarz 27 Sep 1855 • Arad, Romania>

Birth of Daughter Clothilde Schwarz 12 November 1858 • Brno, Moravia

Birth of Daughter Mina Schwarz 10 Oct 1860 • Brno, South Moravia

Birth of Daughter Bertha Schwarz 5 Apr 1862 • Brno, South Moravia

Birth of Son Ludwig Sandow Schwarz 10 May 1866 • Brno, South Moravia

Birth of Son Arthur Schwarz 25 Apr 1868 • Brno, South Moravia

Birth of Daughter Clara Schwarz 28 Feb 1870 • Brno, South Moravia

Birth of Son Paul Schwarz 8 Oct 1871 • Brno, South Moravia

Birth of Son Robert Schwarz 2 Feb 1875 • Brno, South Moravia

Birth of Son Victor Wolfgang Schwarz 17 Jul 1879 • Brno, South Moravia

Death 14 Jun 1889 • Brno, South Moravia, Czech Republic, Pneumonia

--- confirms. So this Cantor must have been a while in Arad then..

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  Tabanus: seems to say the first organ was introduced in the synagogue in Arad and that Salomon Schwarz was singing there. So that the family probably moved back to Brno right after Jakob's birth. I'm more or less convinced and added the date..
Sep-18-20  SebSchwarz: Hello everyone!

I am a descendant of Jacques (he was my 2nd great-grandfather) and am pleased about your interest in his bio! I started working on the family tree a while ago and was surprised to see he had a career in chess.

To clear some things up:
- He was born in Arad on 27 Sept 1855 to Salomon Schwarz and Eleonore (b. Katscher) - the info about "Moravia" is wrong, the editor(s) made a mistake there. Also, some sites, including Wikipedia, took the wrong birth date.

- Salomon and Eleonore were married in 1852 in Slavkov u Brna (German "Austerlitz") and around that time they moved to Arad, Hungary/Romania. In 1858, when their third child was born, they moved to Brno and Salomon was hired as Ober Cantor temporarlily. In 1860 the employment became permanent until his death in 1889.

- The memorial on was put up by myself. Jacques' grave is on the Zentralfriedhof in Vienna in the Jewish section. And since there are two Jewish sections (old and new), this one is called the "New Jewish" cemetery/section.

- Jacques died on June 13 and was buried on the 15th. I guess the dates are being used interchangeably.

Hope that helped!


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