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Walter John
  
Number of games in database: 153
Years covered: 1902 to 1934

Overall record: +54 -55 =44 (49.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (25) 
    C68 C67 C66 C69 C65
 Queen's Pawn Game (20) 
    D02 D05 D04 A45
 Ruy Lopez Exchange (15) 
    C68 C69
 French Defense (6) 
    C10 C01 C14 C12
 Sicilian (4) 
    B32 B40 B23 B45
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (27) 
    C01 C12 C11 C05 C00
 French (15) 
    C12 C11 C10 C00
 Queen's Gambit Declined (10) 
    D31 D37
 Philidor's Defense (7) 
    C41
 Queen's Pawn Game (6) 
    D02 D00 D04
 Dutch Defense (5) 
    A84 A93
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   W John vs Janowski, 1914 1-0
   Spielmann vs W John, 1908 0-1
   W John vs Tarrasch, 1914 1-0
   H Wolf vs W John, 1908 0-1
   Carls vs W John, 1920 0-1
   F G Jacob vs W John, 1907 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   16th DSB Kongress, Duesseldorf (1908)
   Gothenburg B (1920)
   Barmen Meisterturnier A (1905)
   Mannheim (1914)
   Coburg (Meisterturnier) (1904)
   Hamburg (1910)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Düsseldorf 1908 - DSB Kongress XVI by Calli
   Gothenburg B 1920 by Tabanus


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WALTER JOHN
(born 1879, died Dec-1940, 61 years old) Germany

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Walter John was born in Thorn (Toruń)*. He moved to Berlin where he died in 1940. He was a pharmacist by profession. He was the runner-up in the 1902 tournament (Café Kerkau) right behind Curt von Bardeleben. John won the Main tournament of the 13th German Chess Congress in Hannover. He drew a match with Jacques Mieses in Leipzig, 1917, with +1 =3 -1.

*Wikipedia article: Toru%C5%84

Wikipedia article: Walter John


 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 153  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. D Bleijkmans vs W John  1-0411902DSB-13.Kongress Hauptturnier AD00 Queen's Pawn Game
2. W John vs B Leussen  1-0291902DSB-13.Kongress Hauptturnier AC41 Philidor Defense
3. W John vs A Edelheim  1-0391902DSB-13.Kongress Hauptturnier AC42 Petrov Defense
4. W John vs E Dyckhoff 0-1101904?C69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
5. B Kostic vs W John  ½-½311904Vienna GambitC30 King's Gambit Declined
6. W John vs O Bernstein 0-1331904Coburg (Meisterturnier)C69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
7. Von Bardeleben vs W John 1-0541904Coburg (Meisterturnier)D55 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. W John vs H Caro 1-0471904Coburg (Meisterturnier)C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
9. J Mieses vs W John  ½-½731904Coburg (Meisterturnier)B25 Sicilian, Closed
10. W John vs Schlechter  ½-½351904Coburg (Meisterturnier)D02 Queen's Pawn Game
11. H Wolf vs W John 1-0331904Coburg (Meisterturnier)C41 Philidor Defense
12. W John vs G Marco 0-1291904Coburg (Meisterturnier)C78 Ruy Lopez
13. J N Berger vs W John 1-0521904Coburg (Meisterturnier)D00 Queen's Pawn Game
14. W John vs H Suechting 0-1231904Coburg (Meisterturnier)C67 Ruy Lopez
15. Von Gottschall vs W John  ½-½471904Coburg (Meisterturnier)A07 King's Indian Attack
16. W John vs Swiderski 1-0371904Coburg (Meisterturnier)D02 Queen's Pawn Game
17. L Forgacs vs W John  ½-½231904Coburg (Meisterturnier)C55 Two Knights Defense
18. H Suechting vs W John 1-0271905Barmen Meisterturnier AC41 Philidor Defense
19. W John vs Burn  0-1371905Barmen Meisterturnier AC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
20. Alapin vs W John  0-1631905Barmen Meisterturnier AB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
21. W John vs Chigorin  ½-½651905Barmen Meisterturnier AC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
22. W John vs O Bernstein  0-1541905Barmen Meisterturnier AC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
23. Maroczy vs W John 0-1431905Barmen Meisterturnier AD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
24. W John vs J N Berger ½-½371905Barmen Meisterturnier AC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
25. Schlechter vs W John 1-0501905Barmen Meisterturnier AD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 153  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-19-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  Honza Cervenka: Chessgames.com, John is the surname of this player.
Apr-19-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  chessgames.com: Thanks. We found some other games of his hiding under different player folders. I see he's a strong player, he beat and drew some of the best.
Apr-20-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  Honza Cervenka: See also http://www.chessmetrics.com/PL/PL17...
Jan-12-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  cu8sfan: At the time when this player was active, the real hero was Walter Johnson! http://www.baseball-reference.com/j...
Jan-12-06  Castle In The Sky: (cu8sfan) The unsung pitching phenom of the long defunct, from a perspective of baseball and politics, Senators.
May-04-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  Chessical: John was an amateur player, but of master strength. He played sporadically over time e.g. 1904-10, 1914, 1917-1920, 1932-1934, 1938, 1940. He drew a match with Marco in 1905, beat Speilmann in a match in Munich in 1908 Munich +5 -3 =0, and lost to Reti in Breslau in 1914.
Jul-31-10  Dredge Rivers: Not to be confused with John Walter!
Jul-31-10  BobCrisp: Nor with Prester John: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Preste...
Aug-08-10  Dredge Rivers: Goodnight Walter Johnboy!
Aug-08-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: In September 1940, he won in Danzig. In December 1940, he died in Berlin.

Bio/Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter...

Jul-15-12  Karpova: Walter John moved from Barmen to Aschersleben in 1908.

Page 56 of the 1908 '(Neue) Wiener Schachzeitung'

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