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Max Bluemich
Number of games in database: 59
Years covered: 1910 to 1941

Overall record: +17 -32 =10 (37.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Reti System (8) 
    A06 A04
 King's Indian Attack (6) 
 English (5) 
    A14 A13 A12
 Vienna Opening (4) 
    C25 C29
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (5) 
    B45 B29 B20 B83 B40
 King's Indian (5) 
    E62 E90 E71 E64 E72
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Tarrasch vs M Bluemich, 1925 0-1
   M Bluemich vs F Gobl, 1920 1-0
   R Grau vs M Bluemich, 1928 0-1
   M Bluemich vs Kieninger, 1941 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Dresden (1926)
   Breslau (1925)

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(born Nov-03-1886, died Feb-23-1942, 55 years old) Germany

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Reinhold Max Blümich participated in the 1928 Olympiad for the German National team with a result of +5 =4 -4.

Wikipedia article: Max Blümich

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 59  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Bluemich vs Svenson  0-1101910corrC25 Vienna
2. M Bluemich vs E Zimmer  1-0461913LeipzigC29 Vienna Gambit
3. M Bluemich vs F Gobl 1-0231920Berlin2C66 Ruy Lopez
4. M Bluemich vs J A Seitz 1-0241920Berlin2C11 French
5. M Bluemich vs Saemisch  ½-½611920Berlin2C48 Four Knights
6. E Zirker vs M Bluemich  ½-½271920Berlin2C48 Four Knights
7. W Schoenmann vs M Bluemich  ½-½551920Berlin2C66 Ruy Lopez
8. G Oskam vs M Bluemich 1-0501922GER-NEDA46 Queen's Pawn Game
9. M Bluemich vs G Oskam  1-0271922GER-NEDC01 French, Exchange
10. Teichmann vs M Bluemich 1-0351924LeipzigE90 King's Indian
11. Bogoljubov vs M Bluemich 1-0421925BreslauB40 Sicilian
12. M Bluemich vs Saemisch  ½-½331925BreslauA07 King's Indian Attack
13. Tarrasch vs M Bluemich 0-1811925BreslauE71 King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3)
14. M Bluemich vs Nimzowitsch  0-1561925BreslauA07 King's Indian Attack
15. M Bluemich vs Nimzowitsch  0-1551925BreslauA07 King's Indian Attack
16. H Wagner vs M Bluemich 1-0311925BreslauA48 King's Indian
17. M Bluemich vs Von Gottschall 1-0291925BreslauA13 English
18. Rubinstein vs M Bluemich 1-0351925BreslauE72 King's Indian
19. M Bluemich vs A Becker 0-1491925BreslauA06 Reti Opening
20. Gruenfeld vs M Bluemich  1-0261925BreslauE64 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav System
21. M Bluemich vs B Moritz 0-1501925BreslauA07 King's Indian Attack
22. Reti vs M Bluemich  ½-½631925BreslauA10 English
23. M Bluemich vs H Wagner  ½-½441926DSV KongressA06 Reti Opening
24. M Bluemich vs A Duenmann  0-1421926DSV KongressA00 Uncommon Opening
25. M Bluemich vs B Hoenlinger  1-0421926DSV KongressA04 Reti Opening
 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 59  PGN Download
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  vonKrolock: Max Blümich (*1886- +1942) Author of an infamous 1941 edition of the "Kleine Lehrbuch des Schachspiels", by Dufresne and Mieses, oportunistically changed, omitting and modifying the references to Chess personalities whith Jewish background - Article on-line, "Arische Eröffnung", by Klaus Gaisenkersting and Martin Krauss (in German) here
Nov-21-06  Karpova: Yes, from jewish chessplayers only losses were included (except for one win by Kolish if i recall correctly) which was ridiculous. So Bluemich even didn't include his games against Rubinstein: Rubinstein-Bluemich 2-0
May-14-07  SBC:

I really must learn German

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  vonKrolock: :) Another "Prominenter" to be found there (besides of those already mentioned) is Theodor Gerbec
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  whiteshark: That's maybe interesting for <SBC>: Within the above linked article it is said that <Gutmayer founded a »Morphy chess society«>

googling for <Schachgesellschaft Morphy> yield/bear only one additional but imo very valuable link : footnote 112 - must be before WWI

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  vonKrolock: <whiteshark> Interesting article and significant passage too - I'm sure that <SBC> wil arrive to a translation before that we can display one here :)

Some highlights from the article I linked above - quote: <"»Und von Schönheit kann man bei den Partien eines Flohr oder Fine wahrhaftig nicht reden«, schreibt Gerbec. »Reines Sicherheitsschach ist so ziemlich das Übelste, was bisher auf den 64 Feldern verzapft worden ist.« "> More firewood in the bonfire, as we say here... And following pearl is from still another "Prominenter", Ernst Strouhal:quote <"»Konkret versuchte Diemer, die Schacheröffnungen nach politischen und rassischen Merkmalen zu bewerten. Die Juden sind die Schöpfer der positionellen, geschlossenen Eröffnungen, während das 'deutsche Kampfschach' - Synonym für Mut und Risiko - offene und kombinationsreiche Eröffnungen bevorzugt, welche dem 'deutschen Wesen' adäquat sind.«>

Nov-04-07  Karpova: A picture of him:

From left to right:
Kieninger (writing down his move), Bluemich (thinking), Carls (playing with black against Alekhine), Junge (the tall one standing and talking), Alekhine (playing against Carls) and Lokvenc (standing and talking to Junge)

Dec-22-08  Karpova: From Edward Winter's feature article "Chess: Hitler and Nazi Germany", 2000:

BCM of January 1942, page 10:

<‘The “New Order” in Germany is busy on chess literature. The outstanding text-book in the German language is Dufresne’s "Lehrbuch des Schachspiels", which has held the field for some 60 years. From 1901 to 1937 it was periodically revised, and brought up to date by J. Mieses, and so remained a thoroughly modern work.

As its popularity could not be gainsaid, it had to be “aryanized”, and a new revision was entrusted to a 100 per cent Aryan master [Max Blümich (1886-1942)].

It will hardly be credited that the names of “non-Aryan” players have been omitted from the historical section, including Kolisch, Zukertort, Steinitz, Lasker, Rubinstein, etc. Not only that, all their most brilliant games which adorned earlier editions have been eradicated, although a few of their games were allowed to remain – those they lost! This is on a par with the maintenance of “Aryan” superiority in chess by the simple expedient of excluding non-Aryan competition.

There is only one word for it – lunacy. “Whom the gods wish to destroy…”.’>

Nov-03-09  Birthday Boy: Happy Birthday!!!Max Bluemich!!!
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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Max Bluemich.
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