Walther von Holzhausen
Number of games in database: 87
|Deutsche Schachblätter Nr.16/1935|
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.
NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
W Von Holzhausen vs Tarrasch, 1912 1-0
W Von Holzhausen vs Rubinstein, 1926 1-0
Alekhine vs W Von Holzhausen, 1926 1/2-1/2
W Von Holzhausen vs Saemisch, 1926 1-0
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GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
Hannover 1926 by suenteus po 147
99_Hannover 1926 by whiteshark
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|WALTHER VON HOLZHAUSEN
(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
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|May-29-06|| ||BIDMONFA: Walther Von Holzhausen|
VON HOLZHAUSEN, Walther
|May-29-08|| ||whiteshark: Player of the Day
Bios in German: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walthe...
|Sep-08-12|| ||Karpova: Magdeburg City Champion 1934 with 6.5/7.
From page 173 of the 1934 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'
|Dec-16-12|| ||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'
|Dec-20-14|| ||MissScarlett: He looks a right bundle of laughs.
On the designation <Freiherr>: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freiherr
|Dec-20-14|| ||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
|Oct-06-15|| ||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: http://www.chess-poster.com/english... (<Walther von Holzhausen>'s game of <SHATRANJ> is the first one of those games that can be viewed there).
|May-29-16|| ||TheFocus: Happy birthday, Walther von Holzhausen.|
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