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|Jan-07-09|| ||thebribri8: Doesn't anyone know this guy's middle name?
|Apr-19-09|| ||Sem: I thought the musician was Hohner ;-)|
|Apr-19-09|| ||WhiteRook48: I thought the musician was Giuseppe Verdi.|
|Apr-21-09|| ||Sem: He was, WhiteRook, but he produced opera's, not mouth organs.|
|Jul-30-09|| ||myschkin: . . .
|Aug-07-09|| ||whiteshark: Bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_J...|
|Aug-14-12|| ||Naniwazu: Johner had an awful record against Spielmann (10 to 1 with 2 draws according to CG.com database), but his only win was nice and is annotated extensively in Tarrasch 'The Game of Chess' (Hays Publishing, pp. 263-267). |
Spielmann vs P F Johner, 1908
|Sep-10-13|| ||JimNorCal: Wait. Brothers Hans and Paul duelled for the Swiss Championship over all those years but there are no games showing them playing each other?|
|Sep-10-13|| ||Tabanus: <JimNorCal> There will be one soon, uploaded for the Game Collection: Berne 1932.|
|Sep-10-13|| ||JimNorCal: <Tabanus> Thanks! As the Moody Blues song puts it "I know you're out there somewhere" :)
Although, being brothers and probably having played against each other all their lives, I suppose it is conceivable that they may have agreed draws or asked TDs for alternate pairings.|
|Sep-10-13|| ||JimNorCal: For example, I once saw Joel Benjamin and John Fedorowicz in a bar after a round of one of the Pan-Pacific tournaments in SF.
They had played an Alekhine's and it seemed to me that White had developed some pressure before an early draw was agreed.
When I asked, they essentially said that no, neither one was trying to win and the line was well-known and equal. Benjamin made a comment to the effect "Still, John, after your 12th I was almost tempted to start pushing on you..."
I had not been exposed to the concept of the "GM draw" before. But clearly JB and Fed had already played each other enough times over the years and no longer could muster much aggression.|
|Sep-12-13|| ||JimNorCal: I see that Johner vs Johner game available at 365chess.
Out of curiosity...365 has no obvious community or commenting but they seem to have more games online.
Does anyone know about that site, who runs it, why, what their goal is, ...?
|Sep-12-13|| ||Tabanus: <JimNorCal> Read the site's F.A.Q. etc. |
I believe his name is Alberto Mancuso of Uruguay, but I'm not sure if Mancuso is him :)
|Dec-10-13|| ||Karpova: After Mariotti's bad performance at London (1922), the <Federazione Scacchistica Italiana> decided to arrange an International Master Tournament in Trieste, August 30 to September 11, 1923:|
1. P Johner 9.5 (+9 -1 =1)
2. Canal 8.5 (+6 -0 =5)
3. Yates 7.5 (+7 -3 =1)
4. Tarrasch 7.0 (+5 -2 =4)
5. Rosselli 6.5 (+5 -3 =3)
6-7. Asztalos 6.0 (+4 -3 =4)
6-7. Seitz 6.0 (+3 -2 =6)
8. Miliani 4.5 (+3 -5 =3)
9. Chancelliere 4.0 (+2 -5 =4)
10. Vecsey 3.5 (+2 -6 =3)
11. Mariotti 2.0 (+0 -7 =4)
12. Singer 1.0 (+1 -10 =0)
Johner lost to Canal and drew Yates.
Alekhine told Reti that he considers Canal to be the currently greatest living chess talent.
Although Tarrasch's result was disappointing, in some games his play was reminiscent of his heyday.
Rosselli played very well and proved that he deserved the Italian Championship title he won against Mariotti in that year. Furthermore, he achieved winning positions against Vecsey and Miliani, but lost both games.
Asztalos hadn't played in a tournament for 5 years, so he was out of practice.
Vecsey was a last minute substitution for Marco, who had passed away on August 28.
Although Leone Singer is known to be a strong player, he ended up last. He organized the whole event (there was also a National Master Tournament and a Main Tournament at the same time) and he even got sick. He lost against Tarrasch, Vecsey and Yates despite reaching winning positions, and also a drawn position against Asztalos.
The Italian Chess Federation announced its intention to arrange an International Master Tournament every two years.
From pages 249-251 of the October 1923 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'
|Jul-24-14|| ||jerseybob: He won the Manhattan C.C. title in 1907? The one in NYC? Any games from that?|
|Sep-10-15|| ||dark.horse: Of his games the one I'm most familiar with has P. Johner on the White side of a Nimzowitsch brilliancy at Dresden, 1926.|
|Oct-19-15|| ||whiteshark: <dark.horse> P F Johner vs Nimzowitsch, 1926|
|May-08-16|| ||zanzibar: Is he the same guy as the one who won a 10-game match against Herbert Rosenfeld? (Herbert Rosenfeld)|
<ACM v10 (1910) p18>
Any of those Oct-Nov 1909 games preserved?
|May-08-16|| ||MissScarlett: Yes and yes. A few of the scores are littered around. But at this moment I'm more occupied with a mouse infestation. This means war!|
|May-08-16|| ||zanzibar: http://www.sfgate.com/homeandgarden...|
|May-08-16|| ||MissScarlett: Barbed wire laid: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steel...|
DEATH TO ALL RODENTS!
|May-09-16|| ||zanzibar: A night at <MissScarlett>'s:|
|May-09-16|| ||Retireborn: A common sight on the tube in London. You'd be amazed how quickly the little bastards can hop about.|
|May-09-16|| ||MissScarlett: I was going to make a joke about Japanese tourists, but on second thoughts...|
Anyway, all London members of the <cg.com> massive, are invited around to my place for a musical evening:
|Sep-10-18|| ||diagonal: This is the site of Paul Johner.
The Swiss chess master was a solid top twenty player between 1917 and 1926 with a peak ranking as of <no. ten of the world> (Chessmetrics).
Wikipedia gives a good survey of his numerous international tournament achievements:
<In 1916, Paul Johner won the 9th Nordic Chess Championship at Copenhagen. He shared for 1st with Walter John at Berlin 1917, and won at Göteborg 1920 B-tournament.
He was individual best alongside with Rudolf Spielmann at the strong Scheveningen tournament 1923, organised to celebrate 50th anniversary of The Royal Chess Federation, above players like Richard Réti, Géza Maróczy, Jacques Mieses, Edgar Colle, Frederick Yates, or young Max Euwe (20 players).
A brand new system was introduced in this event, which since then is known as the 'Scheveningen system' after the suburbs of Hague where the tournament took place. Every player from the first team played against every player of the second team (i.e. Foreigners versus The Netherlands). Paul Johner remained the only unbeaten player, scoring 8.5/10.
Paul Johner triumphed at the Trieste International Festival 1923 (organized as a singular invitation tournament), finishing clear first in the top group ahead of 2. Esteban Canal, 3. Frederick Yates, 4. Siegbert Tarrasch, 5. Stefano Rosselli, 6.= Lajos Asztalos, etc. (12 players).
Paul Johner also took the Berlin 1924 tournament, a Quadrangular, ahead of Akiba Rubinstein, Richard Teichmann, and Jacques Mieses.
In 1925, he finished joint second after Hans Kmoch, together with Savielly Tartakower (12 players, including Ernst Gruenfeld, David Przepiorka, Lajos Steiner and Lajos Asztalos) at Debrecen.>
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