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Walther Von Holzhausen
Number of games in database: 87
Years covered: 1898 to 1933
Overall record: +25 -40 =20 (41.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      2 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (14) 
    B83 B45 B84 B50 B46
 Sicilian Scheveningen (7) 
    B83 B84
 Caro-Kann (7) 
    B15 B14 B12 B13
 Alekhine's Defense (6) 
    B02 B04 B03
 Giuoco Piano (5) 
    C50
 Two Knights (4) 
    C55
With the Black pieces:
 Slav (7) 
    D15 D10 D16 D13 D12
 Semi-Slav (4) 
    D47 D48 D49
 Philidor's Defense (4) 
    C41
 Vienna Opening (4) 
    C28 C29 C26
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   W Von Holzhausen vs Tarrasch, 1912 1-0
   Alekhine vs W Von Holzhausen, 1926 1/2-1/2
   W Von Holzhausen vs Zoge, 1899 1-0
   W Von Holzhausen vs Tartakower, 1926 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Dresden (1926)
   Hannover (1926)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   99_Hannover 1926 by whiteshark
   Hannover 1926 by suenteus po 147

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WALTHER VON HOLZHAUSEN
(born May-29-1876, died Aug-09-1935) Germany

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Walther von Holzhausen was known as a problem composer rather than a player. He published two books, Brennpunkt Problem in 1926 and Logik und Zweckreinheit im neudeutschen Schachproblem in 1928 which established his position as a composer.

Wikipedia article: Walther von Holzhausen


 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 87  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Swiderski vs W Von Holzhausen  0-123 1898 LeipzigC26 Vienna
2. W Von Holzhausen vs Zoge 1-020 1899 Leipzig (Germany)C55 Two Knights Defense
3. W Von Holzhausen vs Lasker  0-132 1908 GER Tour simC55 Two Knights Defense
4. W Von Holzhausen vs Hartlaub  1-043 1912 DSB-18.Kongress-CB15 Caro-Kann
5. W Von Holzhausen vs Tarrasch 1-014 1912 Frankfurt 25 board simulC55 Two Knights Defense
6. F Schindler vs W Von Holzhausen  0-143 1923 Frankfurt/MainC28 Vienna Game
7. W Von Holzhausen vs P F Johner  0-149 1926 DresdenB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
8. W Von Holzhausen vs Nimzowitsch 0-171 1926 HannoverB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
9. A Duenmann vs W Von Holzhausen  0-171 1926 DSV KongressA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
10. W Von Holzhausen vs Saemisch  ½-½65 1926 BerlinB15 Caro-Kann
11. W Von Holzhausen vs Bogoljubov 0-126 1926 BerlinB83 Sicilian
12. Spielmann vs W Von Holzhausen  ½-½31 1926 BerlinC29 Vienna Gambit
13. Yates vs W Von Holzhausen  0-140 1926 DresdenC41 Philidor Defense
14. W Von Holzhausen vs Nimzowitsch 0-142 1926 DresdenB32 Sicilian
15. W Von Holzhausen vs B Hoenlinger  ½-½46 1926 DSV KongressB02 Alekhine's Defense
16. P M List vs W Von Holzhausen  1-019 1926 BerlinD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
17. Alekhine vs W Von Holzhausen ½-½30 1926 DresdenD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
18. W Von Holzhausen vs Saemisch  ½-½49 1926 HannoverA47 Queen's Indian
19. W Von Holzhausen vs L Steiner  1-058 1926 DresdenB50 Sicilian
20. Mieses vs W Von Holzhausen  0-143 1926 HannoverC28 Vienna Game
21. W Von Holzhausen vs Von Gottschall 1-052 1926 HannoverC50 Giuoco Piano
22. W Von Holzhausen vs Lokvenc  0-153 1926 AUT-GERB06 Robatsch
23. W Von Holzhausen vs Gruenfeld  ½-½45 1926 BerlinC50 Giuoco Piano
24. M Bluemich vs W Von Holzhausen 1-072 1926 DresdenA12 English with b3
25. Gilg vs W Von Holzhausen  1-038 1926 DSV KongressD13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 87  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
May-29-06  BIDMONFA: Walther Von Holzhausen

VON HOLZHAUSEN, Walther
http://www.bidmonfa.com/von_holzhau...
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May-29-08
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  whiteshark: Player of the Day

Bios in German: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walthe... http://www.berlinonline.de/berliner...

Sep-08-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Karpova: Magdeburg City Champion 1934 with 6.5/7.

From page 173 of the 1934 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'

Dec-16-12
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  GrahamClayton: Here is a von Holzhausen study from 1921. White to mate in 3 moves:


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1. Rc7 Kb8 2. Re7 & 3. Rg8#.

The key purpose of the first two moves is to block the bishop from interposing on both the h2-b8 and from either g5 or a3.

Sep-27-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Karpova: He couldn't participate in Swinemünde 1931 (Roedl and Bogoljubov shared 1st place) because of surgery performed on his war-injured leg (<wegen einer Operation an seinem kriegsverletzten Bein absagen mußte>).

Source: Page 195 of the 1931 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'

Sep-27-13  DoctorD: According to Ehn and Kastner in "Schachkompositionen" (Humboldt 2013) von Holzhausen was a "Reserveoffizier der k.u.k Armee" (Austro-Hungarian army) and later taught in a cadet's school.

This they give as the first Holzhausen theme, which is a Plachutta without the sacrifice.

Walther Freiherr von Holzhausen
Deutsches Wochenschach 1908

White to Play and Mate in Four


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Sep-27-13  DoctorD: As occurs so often, his name is attached to an opening in which I can find no examples of him playing it:

http://www.365chess.com/eco/C55_Giu...

It looks rather dreadful in my opinion.

Oct-12-13
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  Karpova: Von Holzhausen won the Magdeburg Championship in 1925 with 12.0 points.

From page 150 of the May 1925 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'

Dec-29-13
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  Karpova: <Hauptmann W. Freiherr von Holzhausen> rejoined the <Ersatzbataillon> (reserve battailon) of his regiment on March 19.

Source: Page 106 of the May-June 1915 'Wiener Schachzeitung'

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