whiteshark: <Rudolf Swiderski> (born 28 July 1878, Leipzig – died 12 August 1909, Leipzig) was a German chess master.
He took 6th at Eisenach 1896 (Hauptturnier),
took 2nd at <Annaberg 1897, tied for 7-8th at Berlin 1897, and tied for 3-6th in Amsterdam.
He made his mark in 1900 when he won 1st place at the <Munich Hauptturnier>. After this he played in several major tournaments:
In 1902, he tied for 7-8th in <Hanover> (13th DSB Congress; Dawid Janowski won).
In 1903, he took 8th in <Vienna> (King’s Gambit theme tournament; Mikhail Chigorin won).
In 1904, he took 6th in <Monte Carlo> (Géza Maróczy won).
In 1904, he tied for 1st-2nd with Frank Marshall in <Monte Carlo> (Rice Gambit theme tournament).
In 1904, he tied for 1st-3rd with Curt von Bardeleben and Carl Schlechter in <Coburg> (14th DSB Congress).
In 1905, he tied for 4-5th in <Scheveningen> (Marshall won).
In 1905, he took 2nd, behind Leo Fleischmann in <Barmen> (B tourn).
In 1906, he took 13th in <Nuremberg> (15th DSB Congress; Marshall won).
In 1906, he tied for 12-13th in <Ostend> (Schlechter won).
In 1907, he took 17th in <Ostend> (B tournament; Akiba Rubinstein and Ossip Bernstein won).
In 1908, he took 12th in <Vienna> (O.Duras, Maróczy and Schlechter won).
In 1908, he tied for 14-15th in <Düsseldorf> (16th DSB Congress; Marshall won).
In 1909, he won in <Leipzig>.
Sadly he committed suicide shortly after /// [<before>!] his 31st birthday allegedly because he could not face an operation.