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Walther von Holzhausen
W Von Holzhausen 
Deutsche Schachblätter Nr.16/1935
via Wikimedia.
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 in the database. 2 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (14) 
    B83 B45 B84 B27 B29
 Caro-Kann (7) 
    B15 B14 B12 B13
 Sicilian Scheveningen (7) 
    B83 B84
 Alekhine's Defense (6) 
    B02 B04 B03
 Giuoco Piano (5) 
 Two Knights (4) 
With the Black pieces:
 Slav (7) 
    D15 D10 D12 D16 D13
 Vienna Opening (4) 
    C28 C26 C29
 Semi-Slav (4) 
    D47 D48 D49
 Philidor's Defense (4) 
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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 Rubinstein, 1926 1-0
   W Von Holzhausen vs Zoge, 1899 1-0

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

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

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(born May-29-1876, died Aug-09-1935, 59 years old) Germany

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Walther von Holzhausen was known as a problem composer as well as 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 Lokvenc  1-061 1926 DSV KongressB83 Sicilian
8. Gilg vs W Von Holzhausen  1-038 1926 DSV KongressD13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
9. A Duenmann vs W Von Holzhausen  0-171 1926 DSV KongressA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
10. W Von Holzhausen vs B Hoenlinger  ½-½46 1926 DSV KongressB02 Alekhine's Defense
11. W Von Holzhausen vs Lokvenc  0-153 1926 AUT-GERB06 Robatsch
12. W Von Holzhausen vs Tartakower  ½-½28 1926 DresdenB15 Caro-Kann
13. Rubinstein vs W Von Holzhausen 1-029 1926 DresdenD02 Queen's Pawn Game
14. W Von Holzhausen vs L Steiner  1-058 1926 DresdenB50 Sicilian
15. Yates vs W Von Holzhausen  0-140 1926 DresdenC41 Philidor Defense
16. W Von Holzhausen vs P F Johner  0-149 1926 DresdenB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
17. W Von Holzhausen vs Saemisch 1-031 1926 DresdenB83 Sicilian
18. M Bluemich vs W Von Holzhausen 1-072 1926 DresdenA12 English with b3
19. W Von Holzhausen vs Nimzowitsch 0-142 1926 DresdenB32 Sicilian
20. Alekhine vs W Von Holzhausen ½-½30 1926 DresdenD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
21. W Von Holzhausen vs Von Gottschall 1-052 1926 HannoverC50 Giuoco Piano
22. Rubinstein vs W Von Holzhausen 1-033 1926 HannoverD21 Queen's Gambit Accepted
23. W Von Holzhausen vs O Antze  1-076 1926 HannoverB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
24. W Von Holzhausen vs Nimzowitsch 0-171 1926 HannoverB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
25. J Mieses vs W Von Holzhausen  0-143 1926 HannoverC28 Vienna Game
 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 87  PGN Download
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May-29-06  BIDMONFA: Walther Von Holzhausen


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  whiteshark: Player of the Day

Bios in German:

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

From page 173 of the 1934 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'

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

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1. ♖c7 ♔b8 2. ♖e7 & 3. ♖g8#.

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  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:

It looks rather dreadful in my opinion.

Oct-12-13  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  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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  MissScarlett: He looks a right bundle of laughs.

On the designation <Freiherr>:

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  offramp: ¬¬¬¬
Ich bin von Holzhausen, der Baron.
I lost twice to Nimzowitsch (Herr Aron).
One day, while eating Ersatz butter
I discovered the non-sacrificial Plachutta.
Dec-20-14  john barleycorn: W Von Holzhausen vs Tarrasch, 1912

(also given with Hamburg, 1910, as venue)

is considered a predecessor of

Fischer vs Reshevsky, 1958

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  Nightsurfer: Apart from his achievements with regard to modern international chess, <Walther von Holzhausen> has taken part in an interesting test tournament that tried out to check out the way of playing <Classic Arab SHATRANJ> that was played with "Elephants" instead of Bishops and "Viziers" instead of Queens until the chess revolution at the end of the 15th century that has introduced Bishops and Queens (plus castling and some other tricks) to the game. Since <Walther von Holzhausen> took part in a tournament of correspondence chess conforming to the rules of <SHATRANJ> between 1913 and 1915; that very interesting event was organized by the chess weekly <"Deutsches Wochenschach"> and the chess tabloid <"Berliner Schachzeitung">.

A corresponding game that was battled out between February 1913 and April 1915 and that was won by <Walther von Holzhausen> - who was the leader of the White army of <SHATRANJ> - against <J.Ahrend> (Black) can be viewed on the page as follows: (<Walther von Holzhausen>'s game of <SHATRANJ> is the first one of those games that can be viewed there).

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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Walther von Holzhausen.
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