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Eduard Issakovich Gerstenfeld
  
Number of games in database: 49
Years covered: 1935 to 1940
Overall record: +17 -20 =12 (46.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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EDUARD ISSAKOVICH GERSTENFELD
(born 1915, died 1943, 28 years old)

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Wikipedia article: Edward Gerstenfeld

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 49  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. K Makarczyk vs E Gerstenfeld  1-0331935POL-chA07 King's Indian Attack
2. E Gerstenfeld vs T Regedzinski  0-1361935POL-chB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
3. E Gerstenfeld vs I Aloni  1-0221937POL-chA21 English
4. E Gerstenfeld vs Foltys  0-1791937POL-chD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. E Gerstenfeld vs Stahlberg  0-1331937POL-chA13 English
6. E Gerstenfeld vs F Sulik  ½-½551938LodzA13 English
7. Najdorf vs E Gerstenfeld  ½-½471938LodzD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
8. E Gerstenfeld vs Menchik  1-0301938LodzA95 Dutch, Stonewall
9. T Regedzinski vs E Gerstenfeld  1-0341938LodzE15 Queen's Indian
10. E Gerstenfeld vs Tartakower  1-0531938LodzC41 Philidor Defense
11. J Kolski vs E Gerstenfeld  0-1411938LodzE16 Queen's Indian
12. E Gerstenfeld vs I Appel  0-1811938LodzC01 French, Exchange
13. P Frydman vs E Gerstenfeld  0-1471938LodzD60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
14. E Gerstenfeld vs Stahlberg  0-1321938LodzC13 French
15. E Eliskases vs E Gerstenfeld  ½-½601938LodzD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
16. J A Seitz vs E Gerstenfeld  0-1681938LodzB24 Sicilian, Closed
17. Foltys vs E Gerstenfeld  0-1411938LodzD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
18. E Gerstenfeld vs Pirc  0-1461938LodzB95 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6
19. L Steiner vs E Gerstenfeld  0-1751938LodzB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
20. E Gerstenfeld vs Vladimir Petrov 0-1371938LodzC00 French Defense
21. Alatortsev vs E Gerstenfeld  0-1681940URS-sfD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
22. Chekhover vs E Gerstenfeld  ½-½591940URS-sfC41 Philidor Defense
23. E Gerstenfeld vs P Dubinin  1-0411940URS-sfB72 Sicilian, Dragon
24. D Grechkin vs E Gerstenfeld  0-1431940URS-sfA14 English
25. Kasparian vs E Gerstenfeld  0-1551940URS-sfA22 English
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Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-12-05  Resignation Trap: Gerstenfeld (1915-1943) lived in Lvov and won the Polish Championship twice before reaching age 22. In 1939 his region of Poland became part of the USSR, which explains his participation in the 1940 USSR Championship.

The world lost another talented player in 1943 when Gerstenfeld became a victim of Nazi atrocities.

May-19-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  Gypsy: Chessmetrics Player Profile:

Eduard Gerstenfeld (*1915 +1943)
Highest Rating: 2598 (1940), #37 in world, age 25y8m
Best Individual Performance: 2624 (Kiev-ch 1940)

Oct-08-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Quote of the Day

" As a general rule, there are no more self-confident mortals than prominent chess-players. "

-- F.M. Edge

Oct-08-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward...

more games: http://www.365chess.com/players/Edu...

Sep-24-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <whiteshark: Quote of the Day

" As a general rule, there are no more self-confident mortals than prominent chess-players. "

-- F.M. Edge>

Had Edge lived in another time, he might well have said this about poker players.

RIP.

Feb-07-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Richard Taylor: Tragic loss: I read the wiki info on him.
Jul-05-14  ughaibu: This bit "he was shot by Nazis during the mass killing of Jewish people in Rostov-on-Don, Russia,[5] in December 1943.[6] Rostov-on-Don was liberated by the Soviet Army on February 14, 1943" doesn't make sense.
Aug-08-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  jessicafischerqueen:

<Resignation Trap>

I don't think this account is accurate:

"Gerstenfeld (1915-1943) lived in Lvov and won the Polish Championship twice before reaching age 22. In 1939 his region of Poland became part of the USSR, which explains his participation in the 1940 USSR Championship."

Your source for this is Andrew Soltis, <Soviet Chess 1917-1991, p.131>, right?

According to Wikipedia, Guerstenfeld was never Polish chess champion, and certainly not Polish chess champion twice before age 22.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polis...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edwar...

Lvov did indeed become part of the Ukraine SSR, but that alone doesn't explain his participation in the 1940 USSR Championship.

This is more accurately explained by the fact that Gurstenfeld shared first in this USSR Championship Semifinal in Kiev, 1940:

http://al20102007.narod.ru/ch_urs/1...

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