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Johannes Metger
Number of games in database: 102
Years covered: 1874 to 1907

Overall record: +24 -44 =34 (40.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (18) 
    C67 C82 C77 C70 C63
 Ruy Lopez, Open (4) 
    C82 C83
 Orthodox Defense (4) 
    D50 D60
 King's Gambit Accepted (4) 
    C33 C38
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (14) 
    C01 C11 C14 C02 C05
 Ruy Lopez (6) 
    C67 C65 C66
 Giuoco Piano (6) 
    C50 C53 C54
 Four Knights (5) 
 French (5) 
    C11 C13 C00
 Queen's Pawn Game (4) 
    D05 A40
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Wemmers vs Metger, 1877 0-1
   Metger vs Chigorin, 1897 1-0
   H Suechting vs Metger, 1897 0-1
   Heinrichsen vs Metger, 1896 0-1
   Metger vs Tarrasch, 1889 1/2-1/2
   Metger vs W Paulsen, 1877 1-0
   Metger vs Max Weiss, 1887 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   8th DSB Kongress (1893)
   Leipzig (1877)
   Breslau (1889)
   Berlin (1897)
   Frankfurt (1887)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   1893 Kiel Komplett by Calli
   Kiel 1893 by suenteus po 147

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(born Dec-15-1851, died Jan-24-1926, 74 years old) Germany

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Johannes Metger won the German Master title at Leipzig in 1876. He also won first prize in local events such as Schwerin 1883, Rostock 1884 and Wismer 1886. He later acted as tournament controller at the Baden-Baden (1925) tournament. Metger has a variation in the Four Knights (C47) game named after him.

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 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 102  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. C Schwede vs Metger 1-0401874UnknownC49 Four Knights
2. Metger vs Paulsen 0-1581877LeipzigC00 French Defense
3. Anderssen vs Metger ½-½661877LeipzigC13 French
4. Englisch vs Metger 1-0391877LeipzigD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. Metger vs W Paulsen  1-0411877LeipzigC46 Three Knights
6. Metger vs K Leffmann  ½-½241877LeipzigC48 Four Knights
7. Metger vs E Flechsig ½-½141877LeipzigD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. E Schallopp vs Metger 1-0621877LeipzigC11 French
9. Metger vs Zukertort  0-1251877LeipzigC44 King's Pawn Game
10. Winawer vs Metger 1-0281877LeipzigC50 Giuoco Piano
11. A W Franke vs Metger 0-1221877LeipzigC33 King's Gambit Accepted
12. C T Goering vs Metger  1-0221877LeipzigC01 French, Exchange
13. Zukertort vs Metger  0-1431877WSB-11.KongressA40 Queen's Pawn Game
14. E Schallopp vs Metger 1-0571877WSB-11.KongressC11 French
15. Wemmers vs Metger 0-1231877WSB-11.KongressC02 French, Advance
16. Anderssen vs Metger  1-0431878WSB-12.KongressC14 French, Classical
17. Metger vs J Minckwitz  ½-½401878WSB-12.KongressC49 Four Knights
18. Paulsen vs Metger 1-0131878WSB-12.KongressC45 Scotch Game
19. Metger vs A Schwarz 0-1291878WSB-12.KongressA13 English
20. Metger vs A Fritz 1-0411878WSB-12.KongressC41 Philidor Defense
21. Metger vs Wemmers 1-0191878WSB-12.KongressC48 Four Knights
22. W Paulsen vs Metger 1-0211878WSB-12.KongressA00 Uncommon Opening
23. Metger vs A Fritz  ½-½401887FrankfurtC41 Philidor Defense
24. Gunsberg vs Metger  ½-½351887FrankfurtD05 Queen's Pawn Game
25. Schiffers vs Metger 0-1341887FrankfurtC01 French, Exchange
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Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-25-05  Eastfrisian: Johannes Metger was born on Dezember 15, 1850 in Groothusen, near Emden (in East-Friesland, not far from here) and he passed over on January 25, 1926 in Kiel.

He was the son of a priest and graduated from the University of Göttingen in phylology and mathematics. He taught then in Leipzig and became member of the famous chessclub "Augustea". Since 1882 he lived and taught in Kiel and became founder and leader (1901 - 1916) of the chessclub "Kieler Schachgesellschaft", which still exists.

He was a brilliant chess teacher and among his scholars were such good players as Heinrich Wagner, Alfred Brinckmann, Dr. Oskar Antze, Hugo Süchting and more.

Metger also wrote the book "Die Schachschule".

Sep-25-05  ovcharka: i heard metger unpin. what is it??
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  Chessical: <ovcharka> In the Four Knights it is moving the Q to e7 then playing Nd8, see: Duras vs Rubinstein, 1907 for example.
Sep-27-05  ovcharka: thank you <chessical>.
Dec-15-06  BIDMONFA: Johannes Metger

METGER, Johannes

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  Phony Benoni: Tournament controller at Baden-Baden 1925, eh? Wonder if he was involved in the supposed triple repetition dispute of Reti vs Alekhine, 1925
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  whiteshark: Maybe it was the dispute of Marshall vs K Treybal, 1925 in the second last round. Marshall offered a draw in an inferior position and Treybal accepted it. Grünfeld(!) claimed/remonstrated against this draw and the arbitration panel had to decide...
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  whiteshark: Tournament photo <Baden Baden 1925> Metger sitting in the middle.
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  brankat: <whiteshark> A beautiful photo. I didn't realize Baden-baden had such a strong field. Just like the first one of 1870, in relative terms.

A capable player and, later, a fine author and teacher of chess.

R.I.P. Her Metger.

Dec-15-10  YoungEd: Perhaps the only player to have an "unpin" named after him!
Jul-29-12  Karpova: According to page 29 of the 1926 '(Neue) Wiener Schachzeitung', Metger died of cancer.
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  Penguincw: R.I.P. Johannes Metger.
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