|Dec-29-04|| ||Benzol: Hans Fahrni
Born 1st October 1874 in Prague
Died 28th May 1939 in Ostermundingen
He was joint Swiss champion in 1892.
|Dec-03-06|| ||euripides: Fahrni's games seem to be full of Nimzowitschian ideas including the surrender of the two bishops. Hard to know which way the influence went; I think he should be counted as one of the hypermoden pioneers. He sometimes seems to lunge with his pawns a bit too enthusiastically in the middle of strategically complex games.|
|Jun-22-07|| ||Karpova: There's a funny story:
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Fahrni had the white pieces and it was his turn. His opponent was rather weak so Fahrni tried something special instead of resigning - He moved his pawn backwards! After 1.a3 h5 2.a2 h6 3.a1=Q black resigned.
scroll down to 4967 (there's also a picture of Fahrni)
|Jun-22-07|| ||WannaBe: Bwahahahahahaha.... I'll try that next time, when I'm in an OTB game, and losing.|
|Jun-22-07|| ||micartouse: What I'm trying to figure out: So if his opponent was really that bad, how the heck did he get to a pawn ending with Fahrni? I'm thinking he may have played along with Fahrni's joke, knowing he had him in his heart.|
|Jun-23-07|| ||Karpova: <micartouse: So if his opponent was really that bad, how the heck did he get to a pawn ending with Fahrni?>|
The board might not have had the descriptions of the lines and files.
He probably trusted the master and though he had calculated that he gets his queen one move earlier than his opponent he rather assumed he must have calculated wrongly.
This was not a serious game but an exhibition game which would explain why there's not the whole game available but the crucial position only. His opponent would surely have reacted differently if this had been a tournament game.
|Jun-23-07|| ||tjoffy: <micartouse> The german source in the link in the post of <Karpova> says it was a "Vorgabepartie", which is a game where one of the players start out with reduced material. Is there an english word for this kind of game btw?|
|Jun-23-07|| ||Ziggurat: <tjoffy>"Odds game"|
|Jul-18-08|| ||myschkin: "First master to play 100 opponents simultaneously. It took place in 1911 at Munich. His score was 55 wins, 39 draws, and 6 losses in seven and a half hours."|
|Jul-18-08|| ||Karpova: A bit more detailed and with sources (what else could you expect from Edward Winter):|
<On 29 June 1911 Hans Fahrni played 100 games simultaneously in Munich (+ 55 –6 =39). A detailed report, under the heading ‘Ein Weltrekord im Schach’ was published, without any games, on pages 9-12 of Schachjahrbuch für 1911. I. Teil by L. Bachmann (Ansbach, 1912).>
|Aug-15-08|| ||myschkin: . . .
what "really happened" <Karpova>:
Hans Fahrni - N.N.
Schweiz, etwa 1900
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Der schweizerische Meister Hans Fahrni spielte diese Partie um die Jahrhundertwende zum 20. Jahrhundert in einer Kaffeehauspartie gegen einen freundlichen älteren Herrn, dem er die Dame vorgegeben hatte. Die Stellung ist zwar verloren, doch Fahrni zog spaßeshalber <1.a4-a3!!??>, worauf sein Gegenüber nach längerem Nachdenken <1...h4-h5> spielte, und nach <2.a3-a2 h5-h6 3.a2-a1D+> aufgab.
Er murmelte daraufhin: "Merkwürdig! Ich hatte doch ausgerechnet, daß ich einen Zug früher eine Dame bekomme. Bin ich vielleicht mit meinem Bauern in die falsche Richtung marschiert?"
Fahrnis liebenswürdige Erwiderung war: "Nein, auch das hätte nichts geändert.", und präsentierte als Beweis die Variante <1.a4-a3 h4-h3 2.a3-a2 h3-h2 3.a2-a1D+ Kf1-g2 4.Da1-g7+ Kg2-h1 5.Dg7-b2 Kh1-g1 6.Kd3-e3 h2-h1D 7.Db2-f2#.>
Der ältere Herr schüttelte den Kopf und meinte: "Also war die Partie so und so verloren. Wie man sich doch täuschen kann!"
(Source: Ed Winter's Auntie Martha Sprüngli :p)
|Sep-14-10|| ||vonKrolock: San Remo 1911 http://xoomer.virgilio.it/cserica/s...|
|Mar-06-11|| ||markwell: There was no Czechoslovakia in 1874. Therefore, Farhni was born in Prague, Austria-Hungary. There was no Czech Republic in either 1874 or 1939. In any case, it appears he died in Switzerland. Which is sort of fitting, given that he was Swiss. Will somebody please clean up the data base on this site. It is a joke.|
|Nov-13-11|| ||GrahamClayton: Fahrni went through the 1911 San Remo tournament undefeated, winning with a score of 7.5/10. His achievement did not receive a lot of publicity as the tournament was overshadowed by the San Sebastian tournament, which was held at roughly the same time.|
|Feb-02-12|| ||bengalcat47: This game does not appear in the Chessgames database but here is a game played between Pillsbury and Fahrni at Hanover, on July 27, 1902, as part of a 21 game exhibition which also included Pillsbury playing (Dr.) O.S.Bernstein to a draw.
White: Pillsbury Black: Fahrni
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf5 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 d5
5.e5 Nh5 6.d4 Be7 7.Be2 Be6 8.O-O g6
9.Ne1 Ng7 10.Bxf4 g6 11.Be3 Nf5 12.Qd2
c6 13.Bd3 Ng7 14.Ne2 Nd7 15.Ng3 Nb6 16.c3 h6 17.Qc2 Kd7 18.Nf5 Nxf5 19.Bxf5 Qe8 20.Nf3 Kc7 21.Nd2 Rd8 22.Bxe6 fxe6 23.Rf3 g4 24.Rf2 Bg5 25.Nf1 Qh5 26.b3 Bh4 27.Ng3 Bxg3 28.hxg3 Nd7 29.Raf1 Rdf8 30.Rxf8 Rxf8 31.Rxf8 Nxf8 32.Qd2 Nd7 33.Bxh6 Qf5 34.Bg5 c5 35.Kh2 b6 36.Qf4 Nf8 37.Bf6 Nd7 38. Qh6 cxd4 39.cxd4 1-0.
|Aug-21-12|| ||Karpova: Fahrni won a strong 4-masters quadrangular tournament in Munich in 1909*:|
1. Fahrni 8.0
2. Dr. Tartakower 6.0
3. Alapin 5.5
4. Spielmann 4.5
Fahrni scored +6 =4 -2.
From page 248 of the 1909 'Wiener Schachzeitung'
*Could this be the tournament which is referenced in the biography <won a tournament in 1909 at Monaco> as Munich in Italian is called Monaco?
|Aug-21-12|| ||Calli: <Karpova> Yes, it is Munich 1909. E. Winter attributes the "Monaco" error to Golombek's Encyclopedia. Corrected the Bio.|