|Jul-22-04|| ||gawain: Post's games list ends in 1923 but he remained active in the chess world. Here is something interesting.|
The Salzburg Tournament of 1942
During WWII the Nazis organized a tournament for the strongest players from Germany and German-controlled countries. The actual participants included Alekhine, Keres, Bogljubow, Schmidt, Junge and
Stolz. Euwe was chosen to play, but declined ostentatiously because of occupational obligations, though Alekhine's anti-semetic propoganda had much more to do with Euwe's refusal. Although Ehrhardt Post, the principal organizer, wanted Alekhine's name scratched from the list, he remained and thus Euwe was replaced by 18 year old Klaus Junge.
|Sep-23-06|| ||think: I always thought Post was strictly a correspondence player...|
|Sep-23-06|| ||BIDMONFA: Ehrhardt Post|
POST, Alfred M. Ehrhardt
|Oct-16-07|| ||Peligroso Patzer: Here is a 1941 study by Ehrhardt Post that appears in Dvoretsky’s Endgame Manual, by Mark Dvoretsky, 2nd edition, Russell Enterprises, Inc., ©2006, at page 60 (Diagram 1-171) |
White to Move and Win:
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|Oct-16-07|| ||Peligroso Patzer: The solution to the Post study (1941) given above is as follows: White must deal with the threatened breakthrough (1.f4? b5! 2.cxb5 c4 would be a draw) by moving his King to the g-file to get within the square of the c-pawn. The obvious 1. g4 does not work, however, because after 1.g4 b8! 2.f4 c7 3.f5 gxf5+ 4.exf5 d7 5.f6 e6 6.g5 f7 7.f5 (Now Black seems to be in zugzwang, but his spare tempo saves him.) 7. … b6! 8.g5 d5 9.cxd5 c4 10.d6 c3 11.d7 c2 12.d8 c1+, Black’s promotion comes with check and the game will be drawn.|
In order to win, White must force Black to burn his tempo move (… b6) prematurely by playing 1. g5!! This move creates no immediate threats (2. xg6 or 2. f4 can be met by 2. ... b5.), but it does face Black with a vexing dilemma. If Black now moves his King to the sixth rank, White can play 2. xg6 because if 1. … a6, then after 2. xg6 b5 The capture that creates a passed pawn for Black (3. cxb5) comes with check, and Black cannot play 3. …c4. Similarly, if 1. … b6, then White can safely play 2. xg6 because the Black b-pawn is blocked by its own King. If the Black King goes to its back rank, then White can run his f-pawn and promotion will come WITH CHECK whilst black’s pawn is one square from promotion. Thus, after 1. g5!!, Black must move his b-pawn. It is pointless to try 1. … b5 because after 2.cxb5 c4 3.f4 g5+!? 4.e3! b6 5.d4 White wins easily.
(to be continued ...)
|Oct-16-07|| ||Peligroso Patzer: So after 1. g5!! Black’s only try is 1. .. b6 (burning his tempo move), but now White wins as follows: 1.g5!! b6 2.g4! b7 3.f4 c7 4.f5 gxf5+ 5.exf5 d7 6.f6! [Note that a mistake would be: 6.g5? d5 7.cxd5 c4 8.f4?? (8.f6=) 8...b5 9.axb5 a4 10.b6 c3 11.e3 a3 12.b7 c7 13.f6 c2–+] 6...e6 7.g5 f7 8.f5 (putting Black in zugzwang when he does not have … b6 available) d5 9.cxd5 c4 10.d6 c3 11.d7 c2 12.d8 c1 13.e7+ and MATE NEXT.|
|Oct-16-07|| ||FHBradley: <During WWII the Nazis organized a tournament for the strongest players from Germany and German-controlled countries. The actual participants included Alekhine, Keres, Bogljubow, Schmidt, Junge and Stolz.> Why did Stoltz participate in the Salzburg tournament? He was neither German nor from a German-controlled country.|
|Sep-16-08|| ||gawain: A very good question, <Mr. Bradley>. Here is the answer. The phrase "German-controlled countries" was in error. The tournament purported to be a European Championship. Jewish players were barred, while Germany's enemies refused to participate. But Sweden was neutral so Stoltz was able to attend.|
A tournament purporting to be the first European Championship (Europameisterschaft) was held in Munich, 14–26 September 1942, organised by Ehrhardt Post, a President of Nazi Grossdeutscher Schachbund. But given that players from Germany's enemies (Soviet Union, Great Britain and Poland) were unable to participate (because of World War II), and Jewish players barred (because of Nazi policy), this tournament was simply a manifestation of Nazi propaganda and has never received any form of official recognition as a championship....
|Sep-16-08|| ||sneaky pete: Wilhelm Müller: Die Post
Von der Straße her ein Posthorn klingt.
Was hat es, daß es so hoch aufspringt,
Die Post bringt keinen Brief für dich.
Was drängst du denn so wunderlich,
Nun ja, die Post kommt aus der Stadt,
Wo ich ein liebes Liebchen hatt',
Willst wohl einmal hinüberseh'n
Und fragen, wie es dort mag geh'n,
|Sep-23-08|| ||chessamateur: Player of the Day on his Birthday. He was swindled by his famous adversary in A E Post vs Nimzowitsch, 1905|
|May-06-09|| ||whiteshark: Bio: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ehrhar...|
|Jul-29-09|| ||morphy58: Hello everyone !
It's my first post here on chessgames.com.
I have 2 question, if I may.
In Lasker's Manual of Chess (Dover edition, 1960), go to page 118.
The diagram # 11 shows a position from a game between Post and Kagan.
I'm sure that Mr. Post is «Alfred Ehrhardt Post». maybe I'm wrong.
With the help of Google and chessgames.com, I thought I could find the answers to the following 2 questions :
Q1 : Can we find the game ?
Q2 : Who is Mister Kagan ?
In the following link, I could not find any game Post-Kagan :
I would appreciate if you could help me. Thank you so much.
|Jul-29-09|| ||sneaky pete: <morphy58> Welcome to this prodigious parallel universe, you picked a good page to start kibitzing. Kagan is
Bernhard Kagan, Post is most likely this Alfred Ehrhardt.|
There's little hope we can find the game. It's almost certainly not an official tournament game. I'll try to locate the position in my German edition of Lasker's Lehrbuch and see if I can find any mention of it in Kagan's magazine.
|Jul-29-09|| ||Phony Benoni: This is the position to which <morphy58> refers:|
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The game does not appear in our database, but I was able to find it at http://www.chesslab.com/PositionSea...
[White "Post,Erhard "]
[Black "Kagan,Bernhard "]
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bb5 Bc5 5. Nxe5 Qe7 6. Nd3 Nxe4 7. O-O Nxc3 8. dxc3 Nd8 9. Re1 Ne6 10. Rxe6 Bxf2+ 11. Nxf2 Qxe6 12. Bf4 c6 13. Bd6 cxb5 14. Qd2 Qh6 15. Re1+ Kd8 16. Bf4 Qc6 17. Bd6 f6 18. Qf4 1-0
Lasker gives this continuation: 18...Re8 19.Bc7+ Qxc7 20.Rxe8+ Kxe8 21.Qxc7.
|Jul-29-09|| ||morphy58: I was NOT expecting an answer so fast !
And I have already 2 answers !!!
Thank you very much Mrs. sneaky pete and Phoney Benoni.
You helped me a lot.
|May-28-10|| ||Cibator: Herr Post seems to have had an unfortunate tendency towards the ludicrous, if the Nimzowitsch game and the following episode from early in his tournament career (Coburg 1904)are anything to go by.|
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Here Post (White) began what appeared to be a scintillating mating attack with 1. Rxh7+?? Kxh7 2. Qh1+ Bh6 3. Qxh6+?? Kxh6 4. Rh1+ Bh5 5. Rxh5+?? Kxh5 - only to realise - too late! -that he hadn't got a rook left to deliver the necessary check at h1. So he made a spite attack on the enemy Q with 6. Ne7, only for Black to blunder in his turn with ... Qb7???, which allowed what looked like an unbreakable mating net with 7. Bg7!!
But there was a way out for Black, after 7. ... Ne5 8. Bd1+ Nf3 9. Bxf8 Rxf8 10. Bxf3+ Qxf3+ 11. Kxf3, and after all the excitement the game was eventually drawn.
[My source for the above is Assiac's "The Delights of Chess", p7.]
|May-28-10|| ||BobCrisp: <<Euwe was chosen to play, but declined <ostentatiously> because of occupational obligations>> |
I think <ostensibly> is meant.
|Aug-23-12|| ||Karpova: Post beat Wilhelm Cohn +6 =3 -3 (3.5-3.5 after 7 games) in Berlin in 1910 winning the Berlin Championship.|
From page 252 of the 1910 'Wiener Schachzeitung'