|Dec-24-04|| ||Gypsy: Any info on this guy? Back in 1860's he was 'ranked' as high as #2 in the World; http://www.chessmetrics.com/PL/PL19.... |
|Dec-24-04|| ||acirce: Seems not unlikely to be the same person as the astronomer with the same name! :-) See http://www.plicht.de/chris/21knorre...|
"In 1862 he left for Berlin"
"while working in the garden or playing Chess"
Perhaps one of our historians can confirm or deny.
|Dec-24-04|| ||Gypsy: It must be the same guy. It is astonishing however, that a player who had the tallent and resuts to be a #2-3 for a few years is now so completely ignored by chess history. Many less accomplished players of the same era are still household names (well, in chess-afficionado households :-)). |
|Apr-26-05|| ||vonKrolock: He was the eminent astronomer, born in Russia, that became Director of the Berlin Observatory and discovered many asteroids associated perenely to his name. As he was a regular adversary of such greats as Anderssen, Neumann, Zukertort, his fame as a Chess player is assured too, althought he must to be regarded just as a "strong amateur"|
|Sep-29-05|| ||rvade: Strong amateur? Mmm... tied Zukertort 6-6 and lost against Anderssen 3-5 according to this database. Although I have not tried analyzing this game, he looks pretty good in it: Zukertort vs Knorre, 1866.|
|Jun-16-07|| ||vonKrolock: Even if it was not a question of him playing or not in the 'number one' group then, he appears in the photo from the Leipzig 1877 Congress, together with the elite of Chess, image kindly placed by <Calli> on-line, with a link in following page Calli's Game Collections|
|Jun-06-09|| ||myschkin: . . .
Viktor was born - the fifth one of fifteen children - in Nikolayev (now Mykolayiv, Ukraine). He moved to Berlin in 1862 to study astronomy with Wilhelm Julius Foerster. He worked at Pulkovo Observatory in 1867 as an astronomical calculator and then at Berlin Observatory, where his father moved circa 1871.
Bio (in English): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viktor...
Bio (in German): http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viktor...
|Jul-10-10|| ||GrahamClayton: Knorre has variations in the Ruy Lopez and Two Knights Defence named after him:|
|Oct-04-13|| ||Kikoman: <Player of the Day>
Rest In Peace Sir Victor Knorre.
|Oct-04-13|| ||offramp: Knorre was from German stock.|
|Oct-04-13|| ||Penguincw: R.I.P. <POTD>: Victor Knorre.|
|Mar-20-14|| ||waustad: <off>Good one. I was thinking if I found a good game to submit something about "in the soup", but you've beaten me to the idea.|
|Mar-20-14|| ||waustad: For that matter, voters would likely be unaware of the Nore mutiny, removing another possible pun.|
|Dec-19-14|| ||TheTamale: Love him or hate him, you can't igknorre him.|
|Feb-27-15|| ||offramp: When you say this chap's name in your head, or out loud when conversing with friends about 19th century chess in Star@#$%'s, remember that since he was German he would pronounce the K in Knorre. It does not have a silent K like <knife> has; the Germans don't do that.|
|Oct-04-16|| ||brankat: Quite a character, and a player.
Out of 46 games listed here only 1 draw!
Something like A.Giri :-)
|Oct-04-16|| ||john barleycorn: <brankat: ...
Something like A.Giri :-)>
Let us call him Knirri
|Oct-04-18|| ||Parachessus: Knorre has been ranked as high as number two player in the world in the 1860's? He should no longer be igknorred by us.|
|Oct-04-18|| ||Jean Defuse: ...
Knorre's highest ranking was number 22 (in 1866) at EDO: http://www.edochess.ca/years/y1866....