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Solomon Borisovich Gotthilf
  
Number of games in database: 58
Years covered: 1922 to 1938

Overall record: +8 -27 =23 (33.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

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With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (5) 
    A50 A46 D02
 Orthodox Defense (4) 
    D52 D67 D50 D63
 Nimzo Indian (4) 
    E47 E41 E26 E40
With the Black pieces:
 Slav (5) 
    D15 D12
 Ruy Lopez (4) 
    C62 C67 C66
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   S B Gotthilf vs Saemisch, 1925 1-0
   S B Gotthilf vs F Bohatirchuk, 1925 1/2-1/2
   Tartakower vs S B Gotthilf, 1925 1/2-1/2
   Lasker vs S B Gotthilf, 1925 1/2-1/2


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SOLOMON BORISOVICH GOTTHILF
(born Feb-21-1903, died Jul-11-1967, 64 years old) Russia

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He was awarded the Soviet Master of Sport title in 1925.

Wikipedia article: Solomon Gotthilf


 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 58  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. I Rabinovich vs S B Gotthilf  1-0541922Ch LeningradC49 Four Knights
2. S B Gotthilf vs P Romanovsky  0-1501923MatchC41 Philidor Defense
3. Ilyin-Zhenevsky vs S B Gotthilf 1-0181924Leningrad ChC62 Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense
4. Levenfish vs S B Gotthilf 1-0381924LeningradA47 Queen's Indian
5. Ilyin-Zhenevsky vs S B Gotthilf  1-0361925USSR ChampionshipB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
6. S B Gotthilf vs Bogoljubov  ½-½441925USSR ChampionshipE60 King's Indian Defense
7. A Rabinovich vs S B Gotthilf  1-0331925USSR ChampionshipD49 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
8. S B Gotthilf vs P Romanovsky  0-1411925MoscowA84 Dutch
9. Gruenfeld vs S B Gotthilf ½-½901925MoscowD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
10. S B Gotthilf vs Yates  ½-½351925MoscowE60 King's Indian Defense
11. Rubinstein vs S B Gotthilf  1-0291925MoscowD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
12. S B Gotthilf vs I Rabinovich  0-1251925MoscowA50 Queen's Pawn Game
13. Ilyin-Zhenevsky vs S B Gotthilf ½-½391925MoscowA15 English
14. S B Gotthilf vs F Bohatirchuk  ½-½541925MoscowD67 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line
15. B Verlinsky vs S B Gotthilf  ½-½631925MoscowD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
16. S B Gotthilf vs Reti  0-1491925MoscowA50 Queen's Pawn Game
17. Carlos Torre vs S B Gotthilf 1-0231925MoscowD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
18. S B Gotthilf vs Dus Chotimirsky  0-1481925MoscowA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
19. Marshall vs S B Gotthilf  ½-½861925MoscowA50 Queen's Pawn Game
20. S B Gotthilf vs Levenfish  ½-½351925MoscowD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
21. Tartakower vs S B Gotthilf  ½-½651925MoscowA47 Queen's Indian
22. S B Gotthilf vs Spielmann  ½-½541925MoscowD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
23. N Zubarev vs S B Gotthilf  ½-½311925MoscowB24 Sicilian, Closed
24. S B Gotthilf vs Saemisch 1-0351925MoscowE17 Queen's Indian
25. Bogoljubov vs S B Gotthilf 1-0301925MoscowD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 58  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-12-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: Gotthilf, the man who won't marry until he finds a perfect woman.
Mar-12-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  vonKrolock: Very few informations about him on-line - besides, the forms with two 'tt' and just one - Gothilf - alternates. <offramp> I'll appreciate to lol, but i dont' 'catch' the pun
Mar-12-06  Resignation Trap: For a photo of Gotthilf, click here: http://www.chesspro.ru/book/rc25.sh... . Scroll down to page 8, his photo is on the far right.
Mar-12-06  EmperorAtahualpa: Or simply click here: http://www.chesspro.ru/pict/rc25-5.... :)
Mar-13-06  Resignation Trap: Here's what I could find on this player.

Born 1903, died in Leningrad in 1967. In the issue of <Shakhmatny Bulletin> which mentioned his death, it was noted that Gotthilf was a key financial worker who was preoccupied with production matters.

In the 4th USSR Championship he scored 11/19 and placed 6th-7th. Later that year, he was a participant in the Moscow 1925 International Tournament where he scored 6.5/20.

Around this same time, he also won a small tournament in Leningrad ahead of the talented Carlos Torre-Repetto .

In the 6th USSR Championship, held in Odessa in February 1929, Gotthilf was in the fourth quarter-final group, but only scored 3/8 and failed to advance.

Gotthilf won a masters tournament in Leningrad in 1930, and was scheduled to play in the 7th USSR Championship final. His name was removed from the list at the last minute for committing "an anti-Bolshevik act." It seems that he requested a separate apartment during the tournament, rather than in a dormitory like the the other finalists.

Mar-13-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  vonKrolock: otchin spassiba, Res and Emp
Oct-03-13  Karpova: <Resignation Trap: Around this same time, he also won a small tournament in Leningrad ahead of the talented Carlos Torre Repetto .>

The tournament took place after the Moscow tournament.

Final standings:

1. Gotthilf 4.0
2-3. Rochlin* 3.0
2-3. Torre 3.0
4. Model 2.0

Gotthilf won both of his games against Torre-Repetto.

From page 29 of the January 1926 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'

* Probably Yakov Geraisimovich Rokhlin

Aug-28-15  wrap99: <OffRamp> Your 9-year-old post: What does it mean about perfect woman?

Also, I note this is the same last name of the piano prodigy in the Geoff Rush movie.

Aug-28-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: <wrap99: <OffRamp> Your 9-year-old post: What does it mean about perfect woman? Also, I note this is the same last name of the piano prodigy in the Geoff Rush movie.>

The name Gotthilf means, in English, God help.

So the full phrase would be,

<G-d help the man who won't marry until he finds a perfect woman...>

And THAT is from the Bible. Could be from Ecclesiates.

Aug-28-15  wrap99: <OR> Thanks.
Aug-28-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <Gotthilf won a masters tournament in Leningrad in 1930, and was scheduled to play in the 7th USSR Championship final. His name was removed from the list at the last minute for committing "an anti-Bolshevik act." It seems that he requested a separate apartment during the tournament, rather than in a dormitory like the the other finalists.>

The dirty wretch; in other circumstances, he may have been charged under Article 58, but he fulfilled a necessary function for the regime.

Feb-21-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Solomon Gotthilf.
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