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W Von Holzhausen 
Deutsche Schachblätter Nr.16/1935
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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.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (14) 
    B83 B45 B84 B50 B46
 Sicilian Scheveningen (7) 
    B83 B84
 Caro-Kann (7) 
    B15 B12 B14 B13
 Alekhine's Defense (6) 
    B02 B04 B03
 Giuoco Piano (5) 
 Two Knights (4) 
With the Black pieces:
 Slav (7) 
    D15 D10 D16 D13 D12
 Semi-Slav (4) 
    D47 D48 D49
 Philidor's Defense (4) 
 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
   Mieses vs W Von Holzhausen, 1926 0-1
   W Von Holzhausen vs Saemisch, 1926 1/2-1/2

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 Tarrasch 1-014 1912 Frankfurt 25 board simulC55 Two Knights Defense
5. W Von Holzhausen vs Hartlaub  1-043 1912 DSB-18.Kongress-CB15 Caro-Kann
6. F Schindler vs W Von Holzhausen  0-143 1923 Frankfurt/MainC28 Vienna Game
7. W Von Holzhausen vs Von Gottschall 1-052 1926 HannoverC50 Giuoco Piano
8. W Von Holzhausen vs Lokvenc  0-153 1926 AUT-GERB06 Robatsch
9. W Von Holzhausen vs Gruenfeld  ½-½45 1926 BerlinC50 Giuoco Piano
10. M Bluemich vs W Von Holzhausen 1-072 1926 DresdenA12 English with b3
11. Gilg vs W Von Holzhausen  1-038 1926 DSV KongressD13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
12. Rubinstein vs W Von Holzhausen 1-033 1926 HannoverD21 Queen's Gambit Accepted
13. Rubinstein vs W Von Holzhausen 1-029 1926 DresdenD02 Queen's Pawn Game
14. Ahues vs W Von Holzhausen 1-019 1926 BerlinD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
15. W Von Holzhausen vs Colle  0-178 1926 BerlinB02 Alekhine's Defense
16. W Von Holzhausen vs Lokvenc  1-061 1926 DSV KongressB83 Sicilian
17. H Duhm vs W Von Holzhausen  ½-½35 1926 HannoverD04 Queen's Pawn Game
18. W Von Holzhausen vs Saemisch 1-031 1926 DresdenB83 Sicilian
19. W Von Holzhausen vs Rubinstein 1-069 1926 BerlinC50 Giuoco Piano
20. W Von Holzhausen vs Tartakower  ½-½28 1926 DresdenB15 Caro-Kann
21. P F Johner vs W Von Holzhausen 1-033 1926 BerlinD21 Queen's Gambit Accepted
22. W Von Holzhausen vs O Antze  1-076 1926 HannoverB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
23. W Von Holzhausen vs P F Johner  0-149 1926 DresdenB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
24. W Von Holzhausen vs Nimzowitsch 0-171 1926 HannoverB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
25. A Duenmann vs W Von Holzhausen  0-171 1926 DSV KongressA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
 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:

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  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.

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  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.

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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'

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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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  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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