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Adolf Csank
Number of games in database: 20
Years covered: 1885 to 1892
Overall record: +7 -6 =7 (52.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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 page 1 of 1; 20 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Csank vs F Schindler  0-1481885ViennaC29 Vienna Gambit
2. Csank vs J Schwarz  0-1581890Kolisch MemorialB40 Sicilian
3. Von Popiel vs Csank  0-1441890Kolisch MemorialC13 French
4. Csank vs Meitner 1-0441890Kolisch MemorialC77 Ruy Lopez
5. Englisch vs Csank ½-½181890Kolisch MemorialD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
6. Csank vs J Bauer  1-0801890Kolisch MemorialC49 Four Knights
7. Max Weiss vs Csank 1-0241890Kolisch MemorialC82 Ruy Lopez, Open
8. Csank vs J Holzwarth  ½-½241890Kolisch MemorialC62 Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense
9. Albin vs Csank ½-½891890Kolisch MemorialC13 French
10. Csank vs B Fleissig 0-1591890Kolisch MemorialC83 Ruy Lopez, Open
11. G Marco vs Csank 0-1401890Kolisch MemorialD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
12. Csank vs Max Weiss ½-½591890Kolisch MemorialC66 Ruy Lopez
13. J Holzwarth vs Csank 0-11151890Kolisch MemorialC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
14. Csank vs G Marco  ½-½671890Kolisch MemorialC49 Four Knights
15. J Bauer vs Csank  1-0471890Kolisch MemorialC46 Three Knights
16. Csank vs Englisch  ½-½221890Kolisch MemorialB01 Scandinavian
17. B Fleissig vs Csank 1-0441890Kolisch MemorialC60 Ruy Lopez
18. Csank vs Albin 1-0161890Kolisch MemorialA00 Uncommon Opening
19. J Schwarz vs Csank 0-1501890Kolisch MemorialC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
20. Albin vs Csank ½-½331892Master Tt WSgD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
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  Honza Cervenka: Adolf Csank
Aug-11-03  sleepkid: ...this guy still owes me money...
Jun-16-07  sneaky pete: Adolf Julius Zinkl describes him as "a long-faced bachelor who seldom had a friendly glance for anyone ... one believed that Csank would jump at the throat of his opponent, usually when he was on the losing side".

He was 5th in the 1890 Kolisch Memorial tournament, 3rd in an 1891 Vienna tournament, 2nd in Vienna 1892 and 3rd in Vienna 1893, all local tournaments where Albin, Englisch and Marco were his main rivals. It doesn't show from the few games here, but he studied and played the Petrov and Caro-Kann defences, which as we all know is not very conductive to one's health and happiness.

Csank dissapeared from the locale of the Wiener Schachgesellschaft and the world in general around the turn of the century in what our German friends so nicely describe as a state of <geistiger Umnachtung>.

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  GrahamClayton: <sneaky pete>Csank dissapeared from the locale of the Wiener Schachgesellschaft and the world in general around the turn of the century.

<sneaky pete>
So Csank sank without a trace?

Dec-09-13  thomastonk: "Schachzeitung" 1868, p 357-8 published a letter of him, signed <Adolph Csánk>.
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