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Arthur Kaufmann
Number of games in database: 18
Years covered: 1899 to 1917
Overall record: +4 -9 =5 (36.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

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ARTHUR KAUFMANN
(born Apr-04-1872, died Jul-25-1938, 66 years old) Austria

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Dr. Arthur Kaufmann was a Viennese player of GM strength. In match play he drew with Georg Marco (+5, =0, -5) in 1893, and defeated both Richard Reti (+4, =1, -1) in 1915 and Savielly Tartakower (+2, =2, -0) in 1916. He played only in Vienna, and ill health divided his career into two distinct periods of play (1893-98, 1913-16). In the intervening fifteen years his only chess activity seems to have been helping Marco with the Barmen 1905 tournament book. After 1916 he retired from chess altogether.

Wikipedia article: Arthur Kaufmann


 page 1 of 1; 18 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Charousek vs A Kaufmann 1-041 1899 MeranoC46 Three Knights
2. A Kaufmann vs Charousek  0-126 1899 MeranoC42 Petrov Defense
3. A Kaufmann vs Charousek 0-121 1899 MeranoC25 Vienna
4. Ahues vs A Kaufmann  ½-½37 1911 Berlin-ViennaC49 Four Knights
5. Tartakower vs A Kaufmann  1-036 1913 Viennese CC JubileeC50 Giuoco Piano
6. Schlechter vs A Kaufmann 1-040 1913 Trebitsch MemorialD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
7. Reti vs A Kaufmann  0-128 1914 Vienna, AUTA02 Bird's Opening
8. Schlechter vs A Kaufmann 0-128 1914 ViennaC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
9. J Krejcik vs A Kaufmann ½-½53 1914 6th Trebitsch TtD03 Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation)
10. A Kaufmann vs Spielmann 1-028 1914 ViennaB23 Sicilian, Closed
11. A Kaufmann vs Schlechter  0-144 1915 TrebicC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
12. F Schubert vs A Kaufmann 1-027 1915 TrebicC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
13. F Schubert vs A Kaufmann  0-141 1915 TrebicA46 Queen's Pawn Game
14. A Kaufmann vs Schlechter  ½-½20 1916 ViennaB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
15. A Kaufmann vs Schlechter ½-½40 1916 ViennaC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
16. A Kaufmann vs Vidmar ½-½39 1916 ViennaC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
17. Schlechter vs A Kaufmann 1-049 1916 ViennaD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
18. Spielmann vs A Kaufmann  1-024 1917 ViennaC29 Vienna Gambit
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Kibitzer's Corner
May-02-07  vonKrolock: He would have been a native of Rumania - most famous victory, perhaps Schlechter vs Kaufmann, 1914
Sep-07-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Here is pretty consultation game with Kaufmann:

[Event "Vienna consultation"]
[Site "Vienna"]
[Date "1914.03.11"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Fahndrich/Kaufmann"]
[Black "Capablanca/Reti"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C01"]

[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 0-1

annotations: http://chessforallages.blogspot.com...

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
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: A.m. game is already in this database. It's Fahndrich / Kaufmann vs Reti / Capablanca, 1914
Nov-03-08
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  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Born in Romania, he lived and played in <Vienna> only.

1st period:

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.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur...

Oct-06-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  GrahamClayton: According to the following webpage, Kaufmann died in 1938, not 1940:

http://urcanolimpiu.com/

May-09-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: grab your copies now..

"Arthur Kaufmann - A Chess Biography, 1872-1938" by Olimpiu Urcan & Peter Braunwarth published by McFarland

http://www.amazon.com/Arthur-Kaufma...

Dec-23-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  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'

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