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Theodore Germann
Number of games in database: 6
Years covered: 1904 to 1919
Overall record: +2 -3 =1 (41.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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C84 Ruy Lopez, Closed (3 games)

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(born Aug-14-1879, died Jan-29-1935, 55 years old) Latvia

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Theodor Germann (Teodors Germans) was a Latvian chess master. In the 1910s, he lived in England where he played in several tournaments.

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 page 1 of 1; 6 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. T Germann vs A Lueth 1-0321904CorrespondenceC52 Evans Gambit
2. G Wainwright vs T Germann  1-0571917London Club Ch 1718C84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
3. H Saunders vs T Germann  ½-½411919Hastings MinorC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
4. E G Sergeant vs T Germann  1-0211919Hastings MinorC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
5. Capablanca vs T Germann 1-0301919Simul, 28bD02 Queen's Pawn Game
6. Capablanca vs T Germann 0-1221919Simul, 42bC85 Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD)
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Mar-10-18  Jean Defuse: ...

From the 'Wairarapa Daily Times' 19 June 1919:

Mr Theodor Germann, who won tho recent City of London Championship, was born at Riga in 1879, and learnt chess at tho age of about 13 or 14. In 1897 he joined the strong local chess club. He won the first chess tournament on several occasions. Competing twice in the Baltic Tournament held periodically at Reval, at the second meeting he won the brilliancy prize (*), and at the third he repeated this feat, also tieing for third and fourth places with Carl Behting.

In 1912 he came to England, and joining the City of London Chess Club in 1913 quickly made his mark. He won the Murton Cup (handicap) in 1916, and in tho championship tho following season he tied with E. G. Sergeant for first place, but was beaten in the tie match.

He is a player at once tenacious and enterprising, and has shown a decided liking for the Evans Gambit. The appended game is a good sample of his play:

[Event "City Of London C.C.Championship 1918/19"] [Site "London"]
[Date "1919.??.??"]
[White "Jacobs, Herbert Levi"]
[Black "Germann, Theodor"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "A03"]
[PlyCount "62"]
[SourceTitle "BCM 3/1919, p89."]

1. f4 d5 2. b3 c5 3. Bb2 Nc6 4. e3 Nf6 5. Nf3 e6 6. Nc3 Be7 7. Ne2 Qb6 8. Ng3 Bd7 9. Be2 O-O-O 10. O-O Rdf8 11. Qc1 Rhg8 12. c4 h6 13. cxd5 Nxd5 14. Ne5 Nxe5 15. fxe5 f5 16. a4 Bc6 17. a5 Qc7 18. e4 fxe4 19. Nxe4 Nf4 20. Bc4 Bxe4 21. Rxf4 Rxf4 22. Bxe6+ Kb8 23. Bxg8 Bxg2 24. d4 Rg4 25. Be6 Rg6 26. Bf5 Rg5 27. Qxg5 Bxg5 28. Kxg2 Qc6+ 29. Kg3 Qb5 30. Rb1 Qe2 31. Bg4 Qd3+ 0-1




(*) Special prize (25 rubles) "For the most beautiful game of the tournament".

[Event "2nd Baltic Tournament - Major Section"]
[Site "Dorpat"]
[Date "1901.04.??"]
[White "Germann, Theodor"]
[Black "Lurie, S I."]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C50"]
[PlyCount "59"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. Nc3 d6 6. a3 O-O 7. Bg5 Be6 8. Nd2 h6 9. Bh4 g5 10. Bg3 d5 11. exd5 Nxd5 12. Nxd5 Bxd5 13. Qh5 Kg7 14. h4 Be7 15. Bxd5 Qxd5 16. Ne4 f5 17. hxg5 fxe4 18. Qxh6+ Kf7 19. Qh5+ Ke6 20. Qg4+ Kd6 21. b4 Rh8 22. O-O-O e3 23. Rxh8 Rxh8 24. d4 Rh1 25. dxe5+ Nxe5 26. Rxh1 Kc6 27. Rh6+ Kb5 28. Bxe5 Qxe5 29. Qe2+ Ka4 30. Ra6+ 1-0

Source: 'Antology of Chess Beauty', #36.


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  MissScarlett: You have to give him credit for not changing his name during WW1.
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