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Berthold Englisch
Number of games in database: 193
Years covered: 1877 to 1897
Overall record: +69 -40 =84 (57.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

With the White pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (41) 
    C65 C77 C61 C70 C60
 Orthodox Defense (13) 
    D53 D55 D50 D60
 French Defense (10) 
    C00 C01 C13 C11 C14
 Sicilian (10) 
    B45 B23 B73 B46
 Queen's Gambit Declined (7) 
    D31 D30 D06 D35
 French (6) 
    C00 C13 C11
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (30) 
    C77 C67 C78 C91 C69
 Four Knights (10) 
    C49 C47
 Queen's Pawn Game (8) 
    D02 D00 D05 D04
 Giuoco Piano (7) 
    C53 C50 C54
 Vienna Opening (7) 
    C25 C29 C28
 King's Gambit Accepted (6) 
    C33 C38
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Bird vs Englisch, 1883 1/2-1/2
   Englisch vs Blackburne, 1883 1/2-1/2
   Englisch vs J Bauer, 1890 1-0
   Englisch vs Tarrasch, 1885 1-0
   Englisch vs Gunsberg, 1885 1/2-1/2
   Englisch vs Bird, 1882 1-0
   Englisch vs F Riemann, 1879 1-0
   Englisch vs Mackenzie, 1887 1-0
   J Mason vs Englisch, 1882 1/2-1/2
   P Ware vs Englisch, 1882 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Leipzig (1879)
   Kolisch Memorial (1890)
   Hamburg (1885)
   Leipzig (1877)
   London (1883)
   Vienna (1882)
   Paris (1878)
   Berlin (1897)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   London 1883 by suenteus po 147
   Vienna 1882 by suenteus po 147
   1890 Kolisch Memorial by TheFocus
   Leipzig 1879 by suenteus po 147

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(born Jul-09-1851, died Oct-19-1897, 46 years old) Austria

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Berthold Englisch was born in Osoblaha*. He was German champion in 1879 and passed away in Vienna in 1897.

*Wikipedia article: Osoblaha

Wikipedia article: Berthold Englisch

 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 193  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Englisch vs Metger  1-039 1877 LeipzigD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
2. Englisch vs E Schallopp  0-130 1877 LeipzigC25 Vienna
3. Englisch vs C T Goering  0-160 1877 LeipzigC61 Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense
4. Englisch vs A W Franke  0-147 1877 LeipzigC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
5. Paulsen vs Englisch 1-044 1877 LeipzigA28 English
6. K Leffmann vs Englisch  0-141 1877 LeipzigC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
7. Winawer vs Englisch 0-156 1877 LeipzigC45 Scotch Game
8. Zukertort vs Englisch 1-060 1877 LeipzigC49 Four Knights
9. E Flechsig vs Englisch  ½-½48 1877 LeipzigC49 Four Knights
10. W Paulsen vs Englisch  0-157 1877 LeipzigC51 Evans Gambit
11. Englisch vs Anderssen  ½-½61 1877 LeipzigD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
12. Englisch vs K Pitschel  1-048 1878 ParisC41 Philidor Defense
13. Englisch vs Mackenzie  1-034 1878 ParisC77 Ruy Lopez
14. Englisch vs Bird 1-035 1878 ParisC00 French Defense
15. Winawer vs Englisch 1-027 1878 ParisC33 King's Gambit Accepted
16. Englisch vs S Rosenthal  ½-½76 1878 ParisC77 Ruy Lopez
17. K Pitschel vs Englisch  1-065 1878 ParisC54 Giuoco Piano
18. Bird vs Englisch 1-037 1878 ParisA03 Bird's Opening
19. Englisch vs Winawer  1-062 1878 ParisC46 Three Knights
20. Englisch vs Blackburne  ½-½31 1878 ParisC14 French, Classical
21. Mackenzie vs Englisch 1-036 1878 ParisC77 Ruy Lopez
22. A Clerc vs Englisch 1-037 1878 ParisC29 Vienna Gambit
23. Blackburne vs Englisch 1-050 1878 ParisC77 Ruy Lopez
24. Englisch vs J Mason  ½-½40 1878 ParisC11 French
25. Englisch vs Zukertort  ½-½40 1878 ParisC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
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Jul-08-08  faulenzer: From the NY Times, Oct. 20, 1897:

VIENNA, Oct. 19.--Berthold Englisch, the well-known chess player, is dead. The cause of death was brain affection. Englisch withdrew from the recent tournament in Berlin, declaring that his head was not clear. At the time rumor accused him of accepting a bribe from a weak opponent to withdraw, but his death disproves that report.

Death before dishonor, eh?

Jul-08-08  myschkin: In memoriam I left <E Flower;
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  keypusher: Way to show 'em, Bertie!
Jul-08-08  Jim Bartle: What ho!
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  keypusher: By the way, I think I managed to find an illustration of "brain affection."

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  Calli: The worst case of it that I have seen:
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  Phony Benoni: <offramp: How do you get the surname Englisch? How do you get the surname Pope?>

Generally, from your parents.

Jul-09-08  Jim Bartle: "The worst case of it that I have seen:"

Here are a couple more, just as scary:

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  Honza Cervenka: Hotzenplotz is German name of Osoblaha in todays Czech Republic. It lies near the border with Poland in district of Bruntál and in the 19th century it was a nice little town with population about 5000 people, mostly German speaking Jews and Germans, but also Poles and Czechs. Osoblaha had mainly intact historical centre with well-preserved city walls still before WW2 but during fights in 1945 the city was completely destroyed and depopulated (Jews were victims of Holocaust, Germans were transferred to Germany after WW2). Now Osoblaha is a village with slightly more than thousand inhabitants. Jewish cemetery in Osoblaha is one of best cultural monuments of this kind in Central Europe.
Mar-04-09  Dredge Rivers: Hey, speak Englisch!
Mar-04-09  WhiteRook48: and play the Englisch opening already! Why not 1. c4 e5?
Mar-05-09  vonKrolock: In the year 1892, Englisch introduced to the "Wiener Schachgesellschaft" (the most important chess circle from Austria-Hungary), a young and talented player who, until then, and being a boy that started to work very early as tipesetter aprentice, had only the chance for training and practice in the cafés for amateurs, during the evenings and weekends, and that became then a full member of the important Club, and soon also a columnist in a local paper and one of the leading chess players in the country - his name was Carl Schlechter
May-01-09  vonKrolock: The Vienna 1896 match Englisch vs Pillsbury consisted of five games - all drawn, and all already here in

Berlin 1897 was his last Tournament

<"BERLIN In September 13th 1897, the Congress started in the gala room of the Institute of Architecture - after some rounds, two players, von Bardeleben and Englisch, had to retire due to bad health - the later actually died in the following month, in Vienna, aged 46">

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  Pawn and Two: Englisch apparently never opened any of his tournament or match games with the English (1.c4) opening.

However, when Englisch played his last tournament game, Englisch vs Schlechter, 1897, he concluded his chess playing career with the move 25.c4!

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  keypusher: Has anyone seen his match games against Lasker? They don't seem to be in the database.
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  TheFocus: <keypusher> Unfortunately, the game-scores have never come to light. Ken Whyld, noted Lasker expert, was never able to find them. New Lasker games are found every year, so maybe someone will find them buried in some obscure magazine or journal; but I wouldn't hold my breath.
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  TheFocus: Lasker won the match with +2=3-0.
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  keypusher: Thanks, <TheFocus>. Wow. Hard to believe!
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  TheFocus: Englisch also played a five game match with Pillsbury. All five games were drawn. They are posted here in CG.
Apr-09-10  reti: I agreed with TheFocus. Lasker beat Englisch in a five game match in Austria in 1890m but this games have never been found.
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  amadeus: as she is spoke -
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  Phony Benoni: From the "British Chess Magazine", June 1883, p. 207:

<"The former> [Englisch], <who is a young man under thirty> [actually 32], <when it is his turn to move, unceasingly twirls a pencil between his fingers, and when it is not his move, he frequently walks up and down like a caged tiger.">

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  Mating Net: Every time I see Herr Berthold's name, I think of this classic game. Is that wrong?

Englisch vs Steinitz, 1883

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  Penguincw: R.I.P. Berthold Englisch.
Jul-09-15  Birthday Boy: Happy Birthday! Berthold Englisch!
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