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Herbert Rosenfeld
Number of games in database: 29
Years covered: 1902 to 1910
Overall record: +10 -18 =1 (36.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Mar-12-1883, died Nov-08-1913, 30 years old) United States of America

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Herbert Rosenfeld won the 22nd New York State Chess Association Championship (1909) ahead of Frank Marshall and Charles Jaffe. Sadly, he died just four years later at the age of 30.

Last updated: 2021-07-15 02:33:18

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Lasker vs H Rosenfeld  0-1391902Simul, 24bC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
2. H Rosenfeld vs L B Meyer 1-0251907Manhattan Chess Club-chA00 Uncommon Opening
3. H Rosenfeld vs M Morgan 0-1401907Manhattan CC - Franklin CC mA00 Uncommon Opening
4. H Rosenfeld vs H Voigt  1-0611909Manhattan CC - Franklin CC mA40 Queen's Pawn Game
5. H Rosenfeld vs O Roething 1-037190922nd New York State Chess Association ChampionshipD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
6. W Moorman vs H Rosenfeld 0-128190922nd New York State Chess Association ChampionshipC00 French Defense
7. H Rosenfeld vs C Jaffe 1-046190922nd New York State Chess Association ChampionshipD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. H Rosenfeld vs Marshall 0-142190922nd New York State Chess Association ChampionshipC59 Two Knights
9. H Daly vs H Rosenfeld 0-146190922nd New York State Chess Association ChampionshipC10 French
10. P Johner vs H Rosenfeld  1-0471909Johner - Rosenfeld mD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. H Rosenfeld vs P Johner  0-1301909Johner - Rosenfeld mD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
12. P Johner vs H Rosenfeld  1-0411909Johner - Rosenfeld mC42 Petrov Defense
13. H Rosenfeld vs P Johner  ½-½531909Johner - Rosenfeld mD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
14. P Johner vs H Rosenfeld  0-1371909Johner - Rosenfeld mA84 Dutch
15. H Rosenfeld vs P Johner  1-0301909Johner - Rosenfeld mC74 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
16. P Johner vs H Rosenfeld  1-0621909Johner - Rosenfeld mC01 French, Exchange
17. H Rosenfeld vs P Johner  0-1331909Johner - Rosenfeld mC73 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
18. P Johner vs H Rosenfeld  1-0441909Johner - Rosenfeld mC14 French, Classical
19. H Rosenfeld vs P Johner  0-1451909Johner - Rosenfeld mC77 Ruy Lopez
20. F D Rosebault vs H Rosenfeld 1-0311909Manhattan CC chB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
21. Marshall vs H Rosenfeld  1-0341910Marshall - Rosenfeld mD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
22. H Rosenfeld vs Marshall  0-1251910Manhattan CC chD09 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 5.g3
23. H Rosenfeld vs Marshall 0-1171910Marshall - Rosenfeld mC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
24. H Rosenfeld vs Marshall  0-1521910Marshall - Rosenfeld mB23 Sicilian, Closed
25. Marshall vs H Rosenfeld 1-0431910Marshall - Rosenfeld mD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
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Dec-22-08  Karpova: He won the New York State Chess Association's Bath Beach tournament 1909:

1. Rosenfeld 4.0/5
2. Marshall 3.5
3. Jaffe 3.0
4. Moormann 2.5
5. Daly 1.5
6. Roething 0.5

Rosenfeld won all his games except for the one against Marshall (he lost it). Marshall drew Roething and lost against Jaffe. A good result for Rosenfeld!


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  whiteshark: <Karpova> Here is the related NYT notice, published July 31, 1909:
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  Phony Benoni: Died suddenly in late 1913 while still a very young man, according to the Pittsburgh Gazette Times of December 17, 1913. I have not been able to find any more details as yet.
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  MissScarlett: Me neither. I suspect that the reports of his demise have been greatly exaggerated.
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  Stonehenge: One candidate:

Oct-16-15  offramp: <MissScarlett: Me neither. I suspect that the reports of his demise have been greatly exaggerated>

He rose and fell without trace.

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  MissScarlett: Hmm, maybe he did die, after all.
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  Tabanus: There are at least two Herbert Rosenfeld of about same age in New York. City College of New York (School Yearbook) has a "H. Rosenfeld" as a member of their chess club since 1902. Probably =

Birth: 12 Mar 1883
Death: 8 Nov 1913 - Manhattan, New York, USA
Parents: Hector H. Rosenfeld, Sandilla Falk, if the one d. 1913 played chess. He was a "salesman shirtwaits" in 1910. Else:

Boston, Massachusetts, <1913> Harvard University Alumni Directory lists a Herbert Abraham Rosenfeld, Occupation: Finance, Address: 67 Exchange Pl., New York.

List of students of the Lawrence Scientific School, Harvard University, has a Herbert Abraham Rosenfeld in <1901>.

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  Tabanus: Philadelphia Inquirer 23 November 1913 says Herbert Rosenfeld was "one of the strongest players in the Manhattan Chess Club", and that he was a nephew of Sydney Rosenfeld, "the well-known playwright, who is also a member of the Manhattan Chess Club".
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  MissScarlett: <TBDE> reported Rosenfeld's passing on the 13th November, so we have our man.
May-08-16  luftforlife: The Manhattan Chess Club held a 32-player, five-round rapid transit tournament on December 3, 1910. Herbert Rosenfeld won the tournament, defeating Mr. Bodenheimer in the first round, Mr. Northrup (likely George E. Northrup) in the second round, and Mr. Helms (likely Herrmann Helms) in the third round, drawing with Mr. O.W. Field (possibly Otis Field) in the fourth round, and defeating Jacob Rosenthal in the fifth round.

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, December 8, 1910, p.10:

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