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Bruno Moritz
B Moritz 
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Number of games in database: 55
Years covered: 1922 to 1987
Overall record: +8 -33 =14 (27.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Jan-10-1898, 125 years old) Germany (federation/nationality Ecuador)

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In the 1930s, he emigrated from Germany because of Nazi policy. He was Ecuadorian Champion in 1947.
Moritz played for Germany in 2nd unofficial Chess Olympiad at Budapest 1926, and for Ecuador in the 16th Chess Olympiad at Tel Aviv 1964.

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Last updated: 2022-07-02 04:06:50

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 55  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. B Moritz vs Gilg 1-0161922Bad OeynhausenE10 Queen's Pawn Game
2. K Emmrich vs B Moritz 1-028192222nd DSB Kongress play-offD08 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit
3. B Moritz vs K Emmrich 1-03319222nd Play-OffC89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
4. B Moritz vs H Wagner  ½-½33192323. DSB KongressC66 Ruy Lopez
5. W Hilse vs B Moritz  1-063192323. DSB KongressA36 English
6. P Krueger vs B Moritz  ½-½46192323. DSB KongressA46 Queen's Pawn Game
7. B Moritz vs Gruenfeld  0-131192323. DSB KongressD90 Grunfeld
8. O Wegemund vs B Moritz  1-035192323. DSB KongressB40 Sicilian
9. B Moritz vs A Becker  ½-½25192323. DSB KongressD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
10. A Brinckmann vs B Moritz  1-043192323. DSB KongressA40 Queen's Pawn Game
11. B Moritz vs K Emmrich  0-148192323. DSB KongressD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
12. E Post vs B Moritz  ½-½30192323. DSB KongressC01 French, Exchange
13. Tarrasch vs B Moritz 1-0341925BreslauD65 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, Main line
14. B Moritz vs H Wagner  0-1301925BreslauD64 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
15. Rubinstein vs B Moritz  1-0251925BreslauE38 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5
16. B Moritz vs Gruenfeld  0-1661925BreslauA50 Queen's Pawn Game
17. Reti vs B Moritz  1-0291925BreslauA28 English
18. B Moritz vs Saemisch  0-1531925BreslauC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
19. Nimzowitsch vs B Moritz  1-0341925BreslauA04 Reti Opening
20. B Moritz vs Von Gottschall  0-1341925BreslauD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
21. A Becker vs B Moritz  ½-½921925BreslauD01 Richter-Veresov Attack
22. M Bluemich vs B Moritz 0-1501925BreslauA07 King's Indian Attack
23. B Moritz vs Bogoljubov 0-1331925BreslauB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
24. A Duenmann vs B Moritz  1-0381926DSV KongressD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
25. B Moritz vs Gilg 0-1291926DSV KongressD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
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Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-04-08  Mibelz: Bruno Moritz played for Germany in 2nd unofficial Chess Olympiad at Budapest 1926, and for Ecuador in the 16th Olympiad at Tel Aviv 1964.
Aug-04-08  whiteshark: For his 1964 Olympiad participation:
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  GrahamClayton: 1952 Ecuadorian champion. Very long gap between Olympiad appearances - 38 years.
May-22-18  goser: Is he still alive?
May-22-18  Jean Defuse: ...

Frank Hoppe's excellent research on Bruno Moritz:

Moritz was born (after the information of Veit Godoj) on January 10, 1898 in Neuwarp / Pomerania (today's Nowe Warpno, Poland, at the Szczecin Lagoon). His fate and later life is unknown.

A picture:


Oct-24-18  Jambow: 120 years old... Must be eating well.
Jul-11-20  Alan McGowan: Moritz played in the Premier Tournament at London 1927, held alongside the Olympiad, where he scored 5/11. Appropriately, he drew with Drewitt, joint winner with William Winter, and defeated Seitz and Balogh.

Moritz regularly played in the Pomeranian Chess Federation congresses, winning on several occasions. He also played in the German championships of 1923, 1925 and 1931, finishing in last place each time.

He gained entry to the Premier tournament of the London Chess League Congress in January 1939 where he scored 7/9, finishing a half-point behind William Winter, a former British champion.

While in London, he married for the second time, after which he and his bride sailed for North America, eventually making their way to Ecuador.

In 1952 Moritz won the 1st National Congress of Ecuador with 9/11, and in 1964 he represented Ecuador at the Tel Aviv Olympiad, scoring +1, –2, =2. The draws were against IM García of Argentina and Yanofsky of Canada, who was awarded his GM title during the Olympiad.

After suffering a heart attack during the event Moritz was cared for by relatives in Tel Aviv for a few weeks before returning to Ecuador.

Sep-26-21  Orson00: Was he awarded the GM title in 1964 or is that a typo? There's no record of him as a GM.

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