|May-02-07|| ||vonKrolock: He would have been a native of Rumania - most famous victory, perhaps Schlechter vs Kaufmann, 1914|
|Sep-07-08|| ||GrahamClayton: One of the more obscure European players at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century.|
His date of death is not known.
Hooper and Whyld "Oxford Companion to Chess", 2nd Edition, OUP, 1992 list his death as c.1940.
|Sep-07-08|| ||whiteshark: Here is pretty consultation game with Kaufmann:
[Event "Vienna consultation"]
[White: H. Fahndrich & A. Kaufmann; Black: J. Capablanca & R. Reti] 1. e4 e6
2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. exd5 exd5 5. Bd3 c5 6. dxc5 Bxc5 7. Nf3 O-O 8. O-O Nc6
9. Bg5 Be6 10. Ne2 h6 11. Bh4 Bg4 12. Nc3 Nd4 13. Be2 Nxe2+ 14. Qxe2 Bd4 15.
Qd3 Bxc3 16. Qxc3 Ne4 17. Qd4 g5 18. Ne5 Bf5 19. f3 gxh4 20. fxe4 Bxe4 21. Rf2
h3 22. Re1 f5 23. gxh3 Qf6 24. Nf3 Kh7 25. Qxf6 Rxf6 26. Re3 Rb6 27. b3 Rc8 28.
Nd4 Rf6 29. Rf4 Kg6 30. c3 Kg5 31. Ne2 Ra6 32. h4+ Kf6 33. a4 b5 34. axb5 Ra1+
35. Rf1 Rxf1+ 36. Kxf1 Ke5 37. Nd4 f4 38. Rh3 Rg8 39. Ke1 Rg1+ 40. Ke2 Rg2+ 41.
Kf1 Rb2 42. Ke1 h5 43. Kd1 Bf5 44. Nxf5 Kxf5 45. c4 Ke4 46. Rc3 f3 47. Ke1 d4
game source: megabase 2008: Curious this game is a second time in the megabase 2008 with Capablanca as white and Kaufmann as black.
|Sep-07-08|| ||whiteshark: A.m. game is already in this database. It's Fahndrich / Kaufmann vs Reti / Capablanca, 1914|
|Nov-03-08|| ||Karpova: <whiteshark: game source: megabase 2008: Curious this game is a second time in the megabase 2008 with Capablanca as white and Kaufmann as black.>|
"The Unknown Capablanca" lists Capablanca's consultation games on page 177 (even those where the game score has not been found) and there are only two consultation games involving Kaufmann:
Fähndrich/Kaufmann vs Capablanca/Tartakower 0-1, 1911.10.18
Fähndrich/Kaufmann vs Capablanca/Reti 0-1, 1914.03.11/12
No mentioning of another game involving Kaufmann and Capablanca.
The first game is missing from the database so I'll submit it.
|Dec-20-08|| ||whiteshark: Born in Romania, he lived and played in <Vienna> only. |
In 1892, he tied for 5-6th (Adolf Albin won), shared 3rd in 1893/94 (Jacques Schwarz won), twice took 2nd in 1896 and 1897/98, both behind Georg Marco. He drew a match with Marco (+5 -5 =0) in 1893.
|Oct-06-10|| ||GrahamClayton: According to the following webpage, Kaufmann died in 1938, not 1940:|
|May-09-11|| ||wordfunph: grab your copies now..
"Arthur Kaufmann - A Chess Biography, 1872-1938" by Olimpiu Urcan & Peter Braunwarth published by McFarland
|Dec-23-13|| ||Karpova: More on the match against Reti in the Vienna Chess Club 1915:|
Reti won the first game, although Dr. Kaufmann had a completely winning position. The time control was 35 moves in 2.5 hours and Dr. Kaufmann had forgotten about this after making 30 moves in 2 hours. So he lost on time. Reti couldn't win a single game afterwards.
Source: Pages 76-77 of the March-April 1915 'Wiener Schachzeitung'
|Jul-19-15|| ||offramp: His name is attached to a good way of playing against the Petroff. The basic idea of 5.c4 is to stop black's ...d5. Here is an early example: G Marco vs Tinsley, 1895.|
|Mar-27-16|| ||TheFocus: "Dr. Kaufmann is a lawyer, who devotes his leisure hours to outdoor sports. He is a good tennis player and cyclist," - <The Field>, March 3, 1900, pg. 44.|