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Georg Kieninger
Number of games in database: 189
Years covered: 1932 to 1966

Overall record: +63 -45 =81 (54.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (21) 
    B58 B91 B80 B54 B70
 Ruy Lopez (18) 
    C68 C64 C71 C83 C65
 French Defense (16) 
    C07 C10 C03 C05 C12
 French Tarrasch (12) 
    C07 C03 C05 C09 C06
 Ruy Lopez Exchange (8) 
 Nimzo Indian (7) 
    E33 E20 E36 E34 E38
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (17) 
    C66 C71 C75 C76 C68
 Old Indian (11) 
    A53 A54 A55
 French Defense (8) 
    C05 C11 C12 C07
 Sicilian (7) 
    B33 B29 B43 B20 B84
 English, 1 c4 e5 (5) 
    A25 A27
 Semi-Tarrasch Defense (5) 
    D41 D42
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Kieninger vs Mross, 1941 1-0
   O Sarapu vs Kieninger, 1949 1/2-1/2
   Kieninger vs Bogoljubov, 1941 1/2-1/2
   Kieninger vs H Heinicke, 1949 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Oldenburg (1949)
   Munich (1941)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   5th German Championship - Bad Oeynhausen 1938 by Pawn and Two
   1951 Beverwijk Hoogovens by jww

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(born Jun-05-1902, died Jan-25-1975, 72 years old) Germany

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Georg Kieninger was born in Munich. He was awarded the IM title in 1950 and was German champion in 1932, 1937, 1940 and 1947 (Western zone).

An avid cigar smoker, Kieninger was nicknamed "Eisernen Schorsch" (roughly translated as "Iron Georgie") because of his fighting style. The Kieninger Trap in the Budapest Gambit (1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e5 3.dxe5 Ng4 4.Bf4 Nc6 5.Nf3 Bb4+ 6.Nbd2 Qe7 7.a3 Ngxe5! 8.axb4?? Nd3#) is named after him.(1)

He passed away in Düsseldorf in 1975.

(1) Wikipedia article: Georg Kieninger

 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 189  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Kieninger vs E Kapfer  1-0611932Bad EmsC42 Petrov Defense
2. J Vitense vs Kieninger  0-1401932Bad EmsB29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
3. P Blechschmidt vs Kieninger  0-1351932Bad EmsA27 English, Three Knights System
4. E Hahn vs Kieninger  0-1651932Bad EmsC07 French, Tarrasch
5. Kieninger vs H Von Hennig  ½-½321932Bad EmsC42 Petrov Defense
6. H Hussong vs Kieninger  1-0351932Bad EmsA53 Old Indian
7. Kieninger vs W Loose  ½-½461932Bad EmsC10 French
8. A Brinckmann vs Kieninger 1-0131932LudwigshafenC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
9. Bogoljubov vs Kieninger  ½-½461933Bad PyrmontA55 Old Indian, Main line
10. Kieninger vs K Richter 1-0461933GER-ch 1stC40 King's Knight Opening
11. L Engels vs Kieninger  1-0291938Wuppertal-Barmen tournamentC83 Ruy Lopez, Open
12. Gilg vs Kieninger  ½-½751938Bad ElsterD41 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
13. Bogoljubov vs Kieninger  ½-½411938Bad ElsterC50 Giuoco Piano
14. Kieninger vs A G Preusse  1-0291938Bad HarzburgD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
15. E Eliskases vs Kieninger  0-1641938Bad HarzburgA55 Old Indian, Main line
16. Kieninger vs Pirc  ½-½261938Bad HarzburgB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
17. K Richter vs Kieninger  ½-½461938Bad HarzburgC45 Scotch Game
18. Kieninger vs Lokvenc  1-0351938Bad HarzburgB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
19. H Heinicke vs Kieninger  1-0251938Bad HarzburgD33 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
20. Kieninger vs Bogoljubov  ½-½541938Bad HarzburgB02 Alekhine's Defense
21. Kieninger vs Vladimir Petrov  ½-½321938Bad HarzburgC10 French
22. Saemisch vs Kieninger  ½-½601938Bad HarzburgD26 Queen's Gambit Accepted
23. Kieninger vs W Weil  1-0281938GER-ch 5thC07 French, Tarrasch
24. H Kranki vs Kieninger  ½-½351938GER-ch 5thD02 Queen's Pawn Game
25. Kieninger vs L Schmitt  1-0821938GER-ch 5thC03 French, Tarrasch
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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-27-04  WMD: Twice German champion in 1937 and 1940.
Jun-05-06  BIDMONFA: Georg Kieninger


Aug-20-07  Karpova: <"Dazzling combinations are for the many, shifting wood is for the few."

Georg Kieninger, Deutsche Schachhefte, 1950>

Jun-05-09  Eastfrisian: He was called "Der Eiserne Schorsch", (The Iron George).
Jun-05-09  WhiteRook48: happy birthday!
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  wordfunph: great player with scores against eliskases, foltys, rellstab, unzicker, o'kelly, paoli..
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  GrahamClayton: One of the traps in the Budapest Gambit is named after Kieninger:

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  wordfunph: "Exchanging is the soul of chess."

- Georg Kieninger

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  Sneaky: <Kombinieren können die meisten, aber schieben nur wenige.> -- Kieninger

("Combinations are for the many, shifting wood is for the few.")

Sep-08-12  Karpova: Kieninger beat Engels in a match with +5 =1 -2 in 1934.

From page 173 of the 1934 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'

Oct-06-13  Karpova: The <Verein Wiener Schachfreunde> held a guest tournament in the Cafe Draschepark in July 1926.

1. Leo Godai 6.0
2-3. Prof. Dr. Kleemann 5.5
2-3. L. Malik 5.5
4. P. Heuäcker 5.0
5. Palda 4.0
6-7. Kotek 3.5
6-7. Vranovits 3.5
8. Horner 2.5
9. Diener 0.5

<Kieninger (München) trat in unsportlicher Weise nach der ersten Verlustpartie zurück.> (Kieninger (Munich) withdrew in unsportsmanlike manner after his first loss).

From page 220 of the July 1926 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'

Jun-05-18  WTHarvey: Here are some interesting combinations and mates from his games: Find the winning moves!
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  Dionysius1: It looks like a non-sequitur that he was known as Iron Georgie for his attacking style - the nickname would be equally appropriate to someone who was hard to break through in defence. I wonder if it's not instead because of his smoking - a convoluted analogy with a steam train or "iron horse"?
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