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Moritz Porges
Number of games in database: 38
Years covered: 1874 to 1902
Overall record: +12 -14 =12 (47.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

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With the White pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (4) 
    C67 C62
 French Defense (4) 
    C14 C01
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   M Porges vs Steinitz, 1874 1-0
   Schlechter vs M Porges, 1896 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Nuremberg (1896)

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MORITZ PORGES
(born Mar-23-1857, died Nov-27-1909, 52 years old) Austria

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Moritz Porges was considered one of the most promising chess talents from Bohemia. He started to play chess at the age of 13 and was also one of the strongest players of Vienna and Prague, where he sprent the last 25 years of his life.(1)

At Dresden (1892), he shared 2nd place with Gyula Makovetz ahead of Simon Winawer, James Mason and Joseph Henry Blackburne .(2)

Although he couldn't fulfill the high expectations at Nuremberg (1896), he scored wins over Richard Teichmann and Blackburne. Additionally, he remained undefeated against Siegbert Tarrasch, Harry Nelson Pillsbury and Carl Schlechter. During the tournament, he suffered from gastroenteritis.(1)

Afterwards, he didn't return to the International Chess scene, concentrating on his private life instead. He died in 1909, at the age of 53, from a medical condition which he had been suffering from for years.(1)

Sources

(1) Pages 48-49 of the February 1911 'Wiener Schachzeitung'. Provided in "ANNO / Österreichische Nationalbibliothek"

(2) Rod Edwards. http://www.edochess.ca/tournaments/...


 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 38  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. M Porges vs Steinitz 1-021 1874 LondonC20 King's Pawn Game
2. J Kvicala vs M Porges  1-021 1890 PragueA13 English
3. M Porges vs K A Walbrodt  ½-½25 1892 DSB-07.KongressC14 French, Classical
4. M Porges vs Von Bardeleben  0-130 1892 DSB-07.KongressC49 Four Knights
5. J Mason vs M Porges 0-151 1892 DSB-07.KongressC49 Four Knights
6. M Porges vs G Marco  ½-½24 1892 DSB-07.KongressC62 Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense
7. M Porges vs Albin 1-047 1892 DSB-07.KongressC14 French, Classical
8. M Porges vs Tarrasch 0-135 1892 DSB-07.KongressC67 Ruy Lopez
9. Von Gottschall vs M Porges ½-½54 1892 DSB-07.KongressC14 French, Classical
10. G Makovetz vs M Porges 0-117 1892 DSB-07.KongressC50 Giuoco Piano
11. M Porges vs W Paulsen 1-070 1892 DSB-07.KongressB42 Sicilian, Kan
12. Loman vs M Porges 0-138 1892 DSB-07.KongressC30 King's Gambit Declined
13. Blackburne vs M Porges  ½-½42 1892 07.DSB-KongressC25 Vienna
14. M Porges vs Winawer 0-122 1892 DSB-07.KongressB06 Robatsch
15. M Porges vs J Noa  1-063 1892 DSB-07.KongressC01 French, Exchange
16. Von Scheve vs M Porges ½-½44 1892 DSB-07.KongressD02 Queen's Pawn Game
17. Mieses vs M Porges  0-137 1892 DresdenC25 Vienna
18. A Schottlaender vs M Porges 0-153 1892 DSB-07.KongressC01 French, Exchange
19. Charousek vs M Porges  1-050 1896 Nurnberg exhC33 King's Gambit Accepted
20. M Porges vs E Schallopp  0-126 1896 NurembergC59 Two Knights
21. Albin vs M Porges  ½-½23 1896 NurembergC50 Giuoco Piano
22. M Porges vs Pillsbury ½-½53 1896 NurembergC67 Ruy Lopez
23. M Porges vs Tarrasch  ½-½38 1896 NurembergB01 Scandinavian
24. Charousek vs M Porges 1-037 1896 NurembergC44 King's Pawn Game
25. Teichmann vs M Porges  0-128 1896 NurembergC55 Two Knights Defense
 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 38  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-20-04  percyblakeney: Moritz Porges (1857-1909) was Czech, and shared second place after Tarrasch (but far ahead of Mason, Blackburne and Mieses) in Dresden 1892.
Mar-13-08  Resignation Trap: Here's a photo of his gravestone: http://www.porges.net/Images/Prague... .
Mar-23-08  brankat: According to the gravestone M.Porges was born March/23/1857, not 1858, as stated in the above Bio.
Mar-23-08  brankat: Must have been a very capable chess player, Mr.Porges, defeating Steinitz, Albin, Mason, Mieses, Blackburne, Teichman. Drawing with Pillsbury, Chigorin Tarrasch.
Aug-02-09  vonKrolock: Group photo from Nuremberg 1896 etc
http://www.porges.net/FamilyTreesBi...

and in the same site more on the Porges family, for instance the musician Heinrich (closely related to Liszt and Wagner), the writer Elsa Bernstein etc

http://www.porges.net/FamilyTreesBi...

Oct-16-13  Marcelo Bruno: Was he a professional chess master or player?
Jan-29-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Karpova: On November 27, 1909, Moritz Porges (born March 22, 1857) died of a malicious suffering which had been wearing him out for years (<einem tückischen Leiden, das jahrelang an ihm gezehrt hatte.>).

He withdrew from tournament chess early. He can be regarded as one of the strongest chess talents from Bohemia ever.

He had been keeping himself busy with chess since the age of 13. Soon he was considered to be one of the strongest players in Vienna, same in Prague, where he spend the last 25 years of his life and was considered its spearhead.

His first International tournament was Dresden 1892, sharing 2nd-3rd place with Makowetz behind Tarrasch*.

Expectations were high for Nuremberg 1896, but he had only solid results**. At that time he was suffering from gastroenteritis. However, he remained undefeated against Pillsbury, Schlechter and Tarrasch.

He didn't return to the International Chess scene, concentrating on a silent private life, hobbies like philately and the Prague Chess Life.

He participated in the correspondence game against Dresden and mainly he has to be credited for the win in the first game.

He reached the age of 53 years.

Source: Pages 48-49 of the February 1911 'Wiener Schachzeitung'

* See http://www.edochess.ca/tournaments/...

** See http://www.edochess.ca/tournaments/...

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