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Solomon Borisovich Gotthilf
Number of games in database: 53
Years covered: 1923 to 1938
Overall record: +5 -26 =22 (30.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

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

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(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 53  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. S Gotthilf vs P Romanovsky  0-150 1923 MatchC41 Philidor Defense
2. Ilyin-Zhenevsky vs S Gotthilf 1-018 1924 Leningrad ChC62 Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense
3. Levenfish vs S Gotthilf 1-038 1924 LeningradA47 Queen's Indian
4. Tartakower vs S Gotthilf  ½-½65 1925 MoscowA47 Queen's Indian
5. S Gotthilf vs F Bohatirchuk  ½-½54 1925 MoscowD67 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line
6. S Gotthilf vs Capablanca 0-124 1925 MoscowE15 Queen's Indian
7. Bogoljubov vs S Gotthilf 1-030 1925 MoscowD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
8. S Gotthilf vs P Romanovsky  0-141 1925 MoscowA84 Dutch
9. S Gotthilf vs Dus Chotimirsky  0-148 1925 MoscowE10 Queen's Pawn Game
10. Ilyin-Zhenevsky vs S Gotthilf  1-036 1925 USSR ChampionshipB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
11. A Rabinovich vs S Gotthilf  1-033 1925 USSR ChampionshipD49 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
12. Gruenfeld vs S Gotthilf ½-½90 1925 MoscowD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
13. Ilyin-Zhenevsky vs S Gotthilf  ½-½39 1925 MoscowA15 English
14. S Gotthilf vs Saemisch 1-035 1925 MoscowE17 Queen's Indian
15. S Gotthilf vs Bogoljubov  ½-½44 1925 USSR ChampionshipE60 King's Indian Defense
16. Marshall vs S Gotthilf  ½-½86 1925 MoscowA50 Queen's Pawn Game
17. Carlos Torre vs S Gotthilf 1-023 1925 MoscowD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
18. S Gotthilf vs I Rabinovich  0-125 1925 MoscowA50 Queen's Pawn Game
19. N Zubarev vs S Gotthilf  ½-½31 1925 MoscowB24 Sicilian, Closed
20. S Gotthilf vs Reti  0-149 1925 MoscowA50 Queen's Pawn Game
21. Rubinstein vs S Gotthilf  1-029 1925 MoscowD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
22. S Gotthilf vs Spielmann  ½-½54 1925 MoscowD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
23. S Gotthilf vs Levenfish  ½-½35 1925 MoscowD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
24. Verlinsky vs S Gotthilf  ½-½63 1925 MoscowD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
25. Lasker vs S Gotthilf  ½-½18 1925 MoscowC66 Ruy Lopez
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  offramp: Gotthilf, the man who won't marry until he finds a perfect woman.
Mar-12-06  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: . Scroll down to page 8, his photo is on the far right.
Mar-12-06  EmperorAtahualpa: Or simply click here: :)
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  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

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