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W Cohn 
Wilhelm Cohn
Number of games in database: 126
Years covered: 1880 to 1913
Overall record: +41 -61 =24 (42.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (8) 
    D00 D02
 Ruy Lopez (7) 
    C77 C62 C68 C67 C65
 Giuoco Piano (7) 
    C50 C54
 Four Knights (5) 
    C49 C48
 French Defense (5) 
    C11 C13 C05
 French (4) 
    C11 C13
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (11) 
    C80 C83 C82 C61 C67
 Ruy Lopez, Open (8) 
    C80 C83 C82
 Queen's Pawn Game (7) 
    D02 D00 A40 D05
 Caro-Kann (6) 
    B18 B15 B12
 Vienna Opening (6) 
    C25 C29 C26
 French (4) 
    C00 C11 C10
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   W Cohn vs L Forgacs, 1905 1-0
   Showalter vs W Cohn, 1900 0-1
   W Cohn vs Olland, 1902 1-0
   W Cohn vs J Mason, 1899 1-0
   Przepiorka vs W Cohn, 1907 0-1
   W Schwan vs W Cohn, 1905 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Barmen Meisterturnier B (1905)
   Munich (1900)
   London (1899)
   11th DSB Kongress, Cologne (1898)
   Berlin (1897)
   13th DSB Kongress (Hanover) (1902)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Munich 1900 by Phony Benoni

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(born Feb-06-1859, died Aug-17-1913, 54 years old) Germany

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Wilhelm Cohn was born in Berlin. His best results were at Cologne 1898 (2nd= with Rudolf Rezso Charousek and Mikhail Chigorin after Amos Burn) and 3rd at Barmen 1905. In matches he was defeated by Karl August Walbrodt in 1894 and Alfred Ehrhardt Post in 1910.

Wikipedia article: Wilhelm Cohn

 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 126  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Tarrasch vs W Cohn 1-027 1880 matchC11 French
2. Tarrasch vs W Cohn  1-029 1880 matchB44 Sicilian
3. Tarrasch vs W Cohn 1-023 1882 BerlinC44 King's Pawn Game
4. Blackburne vs W Cohn 1-030 1897 BerlinC10 French
5. Burn vs W Cohn  1-032 1897 BerlinD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
6. F Gutmayer vs W Cohn  0-147 1897 Berlin SV CentrumB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
7. W Cohn vs Winawer  0-131 1897 BerlinC50 Giuoco Piano
8. Chigorin vs W Cohn  0-155 1897 BerlinA07 King's Indian Attack
9. G Marco vs W Cohn 1-041 1897 BerlinC83 Ruy Lopez, Open
10. W Cohn vs Englisch  1-045 1897 BerlinD02 Queen's Pawn Game
11. W Cohn vs Albin  1-042 1897 BerlinC55 Two Knights Defense
12. W Cohn vs K A Walbrodt  0-165 1897 BerlinC05 French, Tarrasch
13. Alapin vs W Cohn 1-053 1897 BerlinC20 King's Pawn Game
14. W Cohn vs Schlechter  ½-½74 1897 BerlinC55 Two Knights Defense
15. W Cohn vs Metger 0-127 1897 BerlinC11 French
16. H Caro vs W Cohn  ½-½38 1897 BerlinC25 Vienna
17. W Cohn vs A Zinkl ½-½42 1897 BerlinD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
18. Janowski vs W Cohn  0-165 1897 BerlinA84 Dutch
19. W Cohn vs Schiffers  1-053 1897 BerlinC50 Giuoco Piano
20. Charousek vs W Cohn 1-029 1897 BerlinC32 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
21. H Suechting vs W Cohn  1-048 1897 BerlinC83 Ruy Lopez, Open
22. W Cohn vs Teichmann  1-026 1897 BerlinC77 Ruy Lopez
23. Janowski vs W Cohn  0-169 1898 11th DSB Kongress, CologneD53 Queen's Gambit Declined
24. Chigorin vs W Cohn 0-150 1898 11th DSB Kongress, CologneC00 French Defense
25. Burn vs W Cohn 1-030 1898 11th DSB Kongress, CologneA40 Queen's Pawn Game
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Feb-06-09  Karpova: One of his greatest successes was his shared second place at Cologne, 1898. That's the crosstable ("The New York Times", 1898.08.20, page 10):

1. Burn 11.5/15
2-4. Cohn 10.5
2-4. Chigorin 10.5
2-4. Charousek 10.5
5. Steinitz 9.5
6-7. Schlechter 9.0
6-7. Showalter 9.0
8. Berger 8.0
9. Janowsky 7.5
10-11. Schiffers 7.0
10-11. Von Popiel 7.0
12. Von Gottschall 5.5
13-14. Albin 4.0
13-14. Heinrichsen 4.0
15. Fritz 3.5
16. Schallopp 3.0

<Burn, therefore, won the first prize; Charousek, Cohn and Tschigorin divided the second, third and fourth prizes in equal shares; Steinitz took the fifth, Schlechter and Showalter divided the sixth and seventh, and Berger received the eighth. The prizes, eight in number, were of the following amounts: First prize, 1000 marks; second, 750 marks; third, 500 marks; fourth, 400 marks; fifth, 300 marks; sixth, 200 marks; seventh, 150 marks; eighth, 100 marks.>

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  Bishoprick: Probably the greatest mustache in chess. . . ever!
Feb-06-09  Ychromosome: No contest on the mustache.
Feb-06-09  WhiteRook48: don't Cohn me into getting to this player's page
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  keypusher: I have been looking at the London 1899 tournament book. Cohn's heroic mustache is belied by his quiet, unassuming playing style. But here is a pretty finish from W Cohn vs J Mason, 1899 after 58....Ng3:

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59. Bxh6 Nf5 60. Bxg7 Nxg7 61. Kxa5 Ke7 62. Kb6 Ne6 63. c7 1-0

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  talisman: happy birthday citizen cohn.
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  Domdaniel: I have this strong urge to photoshop Cohn's *moustaches* onto some of today's players. That great bat-winged double catenary would look great on, say, Grischuk. Or perhaps Nigel Short?
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  Stonehenge: Kosteniuk maybe?
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  Domdaniel: <Stonehenge> Heh. Funnily enough, I had the same idea. Once the fad for depilation fades, maybe the lady-tache will be all the rage ...
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  Annie K.: Eh. Jackson Showalter beat that moustache easily. :p

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  whiteshark: <Dom> I think we will all need pictures of your tests. (Can't wait but have to...)
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  amadeus: Hear, hear :)
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  Domdaniel: <Annie> I'd give Showalter the top score for *volume* (voluminosity?) but Cohn is still ahead for defying the law of gravity.

Wax? Superglue? Will-power?

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  whiteshark: <Stonehenge> Oh no! Clean-shaven:
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  Stonehenge: Oh no! If only Photoshop Man were here!
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  Domdaniel: It goes very well with black nail polish.
Feb-06-12  brankat: R.I.P. master Cohn.
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  Penguincw: R.I.P Cohn.
Feb-06-12  Petrosianic: Yes, he is dead, but you both forgot to mention that his first name was Wilhelm.
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  Penguincw: < Petrosianic: Yes, he is dead, but you both forgot to mention that his first name was Wilhelm. >

It doesn't have to. Some people just like to say their last name, which I find common.

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  OhioChessFan: At least the 4 of us increased our kibitzing total.
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  WannaBe: That's a mustache!
Feb-08-12  brankat: <OhioChessFan> <At least the 4 of us increased our kibitzing total.>


Now <Petrosianic> knows the rationale for :-)

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  Penguincw: < OhioChessFan: At least the 4 of us increased our kibitzing total. >

Sure. :)

Jul-18-12  Karpova: According to the '(Neue) Wiener Schachzeitung' 1913, page 226, Wilhelm Cohn died due to a heart disease.
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