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Adolf Schwarz
Number of games in database: 147
Years covered: 1864 to 1900
Overall record: +46 -58 =43 (45.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
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(born Oct-31-1836, died Oct-25-1910, 73 years old)

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An Austria-Hungarian chess master, Adolf Schwarz was born in 1836 in Galszecs, Hungary. He passed away in Vienna, Austria in 1910.

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 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 147  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Hamppe vs A Schwarz 0-127 1864 ViennaC26 Vienna
2. A Schwarz vs Paulsen 1-039 1873 ViennaC41 Philidor Defense
3. A Schwarz vs Bird 0-147 1873 ViennaC46 Three Knights
4. Steinitz vs A Schwarz  1-032 1873 ViennaA28 English
5. A Schwarz vs S Rosenthal  0-133 1873 ViennaC50 Giuoco Piano
6. NN vs A Schwarz 0-122 1873 Chess SocietyC25 Vienna
7. A Schwarz vs J Heral  1-028 1873 ViennaC15 French, Winawer
8. A Schwarz vs Anderssen 1-046 1873 ViennaC50 Giuoco Piano
9. Paulsen vs A Schwarz  1-028 1873 ViennaC01 French, Exchange
10. Bird vs A Schwarz 1-036 1873 ViennaC01 French, Exchange
11. A Schwarz vs Steinitz 0-132 1873 ViennaC50 Giuoco Piano
12. A Schwarz vs Meitner  0-136 1873 ViennaC41 Philidor Defense
13. A Schwarz vs Blackburne 1-032 1873 ViennaC11 French
14. J Heral vs A Schwarz  1-072 1873 ViennaB23 Sicilian, Closed
15. S Rosenthal vs A Schwarz 1-051 1873 ViennaC01 French, Exchange
16. A Schwarz vs K Pitschel  ½-½20 1873 ViennaC01 French, Exchange
17. A Schwarz vs Anderssen 0-140 1873 ViennaB42 Sicilian, Kan
18. A Schwarz vs Gelbfuhs ½-½27 1873 ViennaC50 Giuoco Piano
19. A Schwarz vs M Fleissig  ½-½24 1873 ViennaC50 Giuoco Piano
20. Blackburne vs A Schwarz 1-033 1873 ViennaC01 French, Exchange
21. A Schwarz vs J Heral  ½-½45 1873 ViennaC01 French, Exchange
22. Meitner vs A Schwarz  ½-½35 1873 ViennaC01 French, Exchange
23. Meitner vs A Schwarz  1-041 1873 ViennaC01 French, Exchange
24. Anderssen vs A Schwarz 1-047 1873 ViennaC11 French
25. Gelbfuhs vs A Schwarz  ½-½36 1873 ViennaC00 French Defense
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  Knight13: Dose anybody knows who he is? There is no history of him that I could find online. I think he was a chess master.
Dec-07-04  sneaky pete: <Knight13> Born October 31, 1836, in Galszecs (Hungary), died October 25, 1910, in Vienna. Merchant by profession. Played in at least 10 strong tournaments in Austria and Germany between 1873 and 1899. His best result was 1st place (shared with Blackburne and Englisch) in Wiesbaden, 1880, ahead of Schallopp, Mason, Bird, Winawer and 9 other masters, so you can count him as a chess master.
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  Knight13: <sneaky pete> Thank you.
Jun-05-06  Whitehat1963: May the Schwarz be with you!
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  Gypsy: Chessmetrics Player Profile:

Adolf Schwarz (*1836 +1910)

Best World Rank: #3 (2657);
(#3 in world, age 45y7m)
Best Individual Performance: Wiesbaden, 1880

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  whiteshark: Adolf Schwarz (31 October 1836, Galszecs, Hungary – 25 October 1910, Vienna) was an Austria-Hungarian chess master.

In 1878, he took 2nd, behind Louis Paulsen, in Frankfurt. In 1879, he took 3rd in Leipzig (1st DSB-Congress, Berthold Englisch won). In 1880, he tied for 1st-3rd with Joseph Henry Blackburne and Englisch in Wiesbaden. In 1880, he tied for 1st-3rd with Max Weiss and Johannes von Minckwitz in Graz. In 1880, he tied for 3rd-5th in Braunschweig. In 1882, he took 3rd in Vienna (Vincenz Hruby won). In 1882, he tied for 12-13th in Vienna (Wilhelm Steinitz and Simon Winawer won).

He won matches against Minkwitz (+3 -2 =4) in 1878, and against Winawer (+3 -1 =0) in 1880.


Jan-27-14  Karpova: Information from the obituary:

The funeral was on October 27, 1911. He belonged to the best Austrian chess masters.

Schwarz was born on October 31, 1836, in Galszecs, Hungary. He showed extraordinary interest in chess already in his youth and was soon regarded to be the strongest player in Arad, where he studied.

But only in Budapest, where he moved to at the age of 20, he acquired this stubborness in bad and the uncomparable vigour in good positions, which made him a feared opponent everywhere. In 1872, he moved to Vienna where he joined the Vienna Chess Society and he remained a member for 38 years.

He had many successes in local and national tournaments. At the international tournament in Wiesbaden (1880), he shared first place with Blackburne and Englisch (11.0/15). In matches he beat Minckwitz (+3 -2 =4) and Winawer (+2 -0 =2).

Since then he participated in tournaments more rarely, but at the age of 73 he won a tournament of the Vienna Chess Club in 1909 against the strongest amateurs.

Source: Pages 34-35 of the January 1911 'Wiener Schachzeitung'

Apr-20-14  Karpova: Final result of the 12-rounds Amateur tournament at the Vienna Chess Club which ended on March 14th, 1909:

1. Adolf Schwarz 9.5
2-3. J. Bendiner 9.0
2-3. Eduard Hamlisch
4. Hans Fried 8.5
5. Alois Seidl 7.5
6. Gustav Zeißl 7.0
7. Heinrich Müller 6.0
8-9. M. Hamlisch
8-9. A. Pink
10-11. P. Bernfeld 4.0
10-11. Soyka 4.0
12. Bar. Blumencron 2.5
13. C. Steininger 1.0

Prizes (in <Kronen>): Schwarz 200, Bendiner 130, E Hamlisch 130, Fried 80, Seidl 60, Zeißl 40, Müller 20.

During the last rounds of the tournament, Pink (severe illness) and Soyka (death in his family) withdrew from the tournament.

Adolf Schwarz scored +8 -1 =3,losing only to Pink. Bendiner scored +7 -1 =4, E Hamlisch +8 -2 =2.

Source: 'Wiener Schachzeitung', June 1909, p. 172

Jun-15-14  zanzibar: <Karpova> your info really helps strengthen the pages on <CG>.

<EDO> tracks his ratings here:

(A lot of people like <chessmetrics> here on <CG>, but I still like <EDO>'s presentation - and at the risk of endless debate - <EDO> also seems a little more conservative, ranking him only as #10 in 1880 with EDO rating 2555).

Note this (from <EDO>):

<Gaige has another Adolf Schwarz born around 1863.>

Apr-09-16  zanzibar: What's the deal?

Lot's of good bio/history info under this player:

but no games, and this parallel universe?

Hmm.... what's going on?

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