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Abraham Baratz
Number of games in database: 25
Years covered: 1926 to 1938
Overall record: +8 -11 =6 (44.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Sep-14-1895, died 1975, 79 years old) Romania (federation/nationality France)

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Mr Baratz was born in Birnovo, Romania. In 1924, he went to France to study art and he lived there the rest of his life. He won the Paris championship in 1925, 1927 and 1928, while finishing second in 1926. Baratz won Hyères 1926, ahead of Janowski. At Hastings 1927-28, he shared first place with Koltanowski. At Paris International Tournament 1929, he was equal 2nd with Tartakower.

Baratz competed for Romania in the Olympics at Hamburg 1930 and Prague 1931. His chess activities tapered off in the 1930's. His results were Bucharest 1930 (=1st with Wechsler), Nice 1931 (=2nd with Del Turco), Paris 1933 (=3rd with Lilienthal) and Paris 1938 (3rd).

Baratz was sculptor with a studio in Montmartre. In 1956, he sculpted a likeness of Alekhine which sits above the grave in Montparnasse cemetery.

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 page 1 of 1; games 1-25 of 25  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Baratz vs Colle  0-1401926Voorronde BE16 Queen's Indian
2. Baratz vs Janowski  1-0371926HyeresD39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
3. Baratz vs Menchik 0-1261928Hastings 1927/28 Major AA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
4. T Drezga vs Baratz 0-1151929ParisC55 Two Knights Defense
5. Baratz vs Duchamp ½-½81929ParisE17 Queen's Indian
6. Koltanowski vs Baratz  1-0421929ParisE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
7. Alekhine vs Baratz 1-0361930Hamburg ol (Men)D30 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. T Gauffin vs Baratz  1-0441930Hamburg ol (Men)E24 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
9. Baratz vs Rubinstein  0-1561930Hamburg ol (Men)D24 Queen's Gambit Accepted
10. Yates vs Baratz  0-1531930Hamburg ol (Men)B58 Sicilian
11. J Rejfir vs Baratz  ½-½301930Hamburg ol (Men)D60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
12. Duchamp vs Baratz  0-1531931NiceE20 Nimzo-Indian
13. Baratz vs Noteboom  ½-½401931NiceD02 Queen's Pawn Game
14. Baratz vs Znosko-Borovsky  ½-½421931NiceD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
15. Baratz vs M Monticelli  1-0331931Prague ol (Men)E16 Queen's Indian
16. Baratz vs J van den Bosch  1-0201931Prague ol (Men)D63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
17. K Richter vs Baratz 1-0291931Prague ol (Men)D01 Richter-Veresov Attack
18. Gilg vs Baratz  ½-½251931Prague ol (Men)A46 Queen's Pawn Game
19. Spielmann vs Baratz  1-0551931Prague ol (Men)B56 Sicilian
20. Baratz vs Tartakower  0-1281932ParisC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
21. R Frentz vs Baratz 1-01101933ParisD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
22. Alekhine vs Baratz 1-0381933ParisE54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System
23. Baratz vs W Orbach  1-0371938Paris L'EchiquierA04 Reti Opening
24. Baratz vs M Romi  1-0541938Paris L'EchiquierA06 Reti Opening
25. A Gromer vs Baratz  ½-½751938Paris L'EchiquierB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
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Sep-11-05  Eastfrisian: Abraham Baratz was born on September 14, 1895 and passed away 1975 in Paris. He represented Romania in the Olympiads 1930 (board 1) and 1931 (board 3) (sometimes 1929 is named - that must be wrong), but it seems, that he later moved to France and got the French citizenship. He also was a student of sculpture.

Baratz won the Tournament in Hyères 1926 leaving Janowski, Romih and others behind him.

Oct-03-13  Karpova: <Eastfrisian: Baratz won the Tournament in Hyères 1926 leaving Janowski, Romih and others behind him.>

Final standings:

1. Baratz 8.5
2. Janowski 7.0
3. Mac Romih 6.0
4. Maas 5.5
5-6. Halberstadt 5.0
5-6. Müller 5.0
7-8. Prince 3.0
7-8. Scott 3.0
9. Miß Stephenson* 2.0
10. Friedmann 0.0

The tournament took place at the end of January, and Baratz won 1,000 Francs.

From page 45 of the February 1926 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'

* i. e. Miss Stephenson

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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Abraham Baratz.
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