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Berthold Koch
Number of games in database: 114
Years covered: 1928 to 1965

Overall record: +34 -51 =29 (42.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (10) 
    A46 D02 D05 E10 A40
 Sicilian (10) 
    B28 B92 B62 B84 B65
 Ruy Lopez (6) 
    C86 C73 C92 C83 C82
 Vienna Opening (5) 
 French Defense (4) 
    C02 C05
 Pirc (4) 
    B07 B08
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (13) 
    B84 B34 B98 B74 B70
 French Defense (6) 
    C11 C19 C18 C13
 English (5) 
    A14 A15 A16
 Sicilian Dragon (5) 
    B34 B74 B72 B70
 Orthodox Defense (4) 
    D52 D51 D63
 French (4) 
    C11 C13
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   B Koch vs W Kuppe, 1932 1-0
   B Koch vs H Nowarra, 1938 1-0
   B Koch vs J Jezek, 1956 1-0
   V Borsony vs B Koch, 1956 1/2-1/2
   NN vs B Koch, 1931 0-1
   B Koch vs E Arnlind, 1956 1/2-1/2
   B Koch vs A Laustsen, 1956 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   2nd World Correspondence Chess Championship (1956)

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(born Feb-22-1899, died May-02-1988, 89 years old) Germany

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Berthold Koch was born in Berlin. He was awarded the IM title in 1950 and the IMC title in 1959. He won the East German Championship in 1952 and the German Correspondence Championship in 1959.

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 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 114  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Bogoljubov vs B Koch  1-0321928It BSGD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
2. B Koch vs Leonhardt  ½-½261928It BSGD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
3. B Koch vs K Helling  0-1441928It BSGD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
4. B Koch vs P F Johner  1-0451928It BSGE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
5. L Steiner vs B Koch  ½-½471928It BSGB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
6. B Koch vs Tartakower  ½-½401928It BSGA47 Queen's Indian
7. B Koch vs Reti ½-½611928It BSGD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. Nimzowitsch vs B Koch 1-0361928BerlinA16 English
9. Stoltz vs B Koch 1-0301928It BSGD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
10. W Schlage vs B Koch  ½-½341928It BSGB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
11. B Koch vs Ahues  0-1451928It BSGE17 Queen's Indian
12. B Koch vs A Brinckmann  ½-½241928It BSGD02 Queen's Pawn Game
13. Saemisch vs B Koch  1-0511928It BSGD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
14. I Rabinovich-Barav vs B Koch 1-0231928Springer chess club tournamentA45 Queen's Pawn Game
15. Saemisch vs B Koch  1-0321930SwinemuendeD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
16. B Koch vs Rellstab  0-1261930SwinemuendeE10 Queen's Pawn Game
17. Stahlberg vs B Koch  0-1361930SwinemuendeD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
18. Erik Andersen vs B Koch  1-0551930SwinemuendeD48 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
19. B Koch vs K Pahl  ½-½331930SwinemuendeD02 Queen's Pawn Game
20. H Wagner vs B Koch ½-½211930SwinemuendeA82 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
21. B Koch vs Flohr  0-1511930SwinemuendeA43 Old Benoni
22. K Richter vs B Koch  1-0371930SwinemuendeD04 Queen's Pawn Game
23. B Koch vs Stoltz  0-1371930SwinemuendeA46 Queen's Pawn Game
24. B Moritz vs B Koch  ½-½54193127. DSB KongressA82 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
25. B Koch vs L Engels  1-030193127. DSB KongressD05 Queen's Pawn Game
 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 114  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-10-05  Eastfrisian: Berthold Koch died on May 02, 1988. He also served as editor for the German magazine "Schach".
Feb-22-07  BIDMONFA: Berthold Koch

KOCH, Berthold

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  whiteshark: Some more facts about Berthold Koch:
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  whiteshark: Dr. Helmut Pfleger, Schach-G'schichten:

"Vor einiger Zeit las ich im Schach Magazin 64, wie der ehemalige Berliner Meister Berthold Koch bei der Schacholympiade in Helsinki 1952 am Spitzenbrett für die DDR auf den Israeli Moshe Czerniak traf. Er verlor, das ärgerte ihn ungemein, aber noch mehr war seine Aufmerksamkeit durch einen israelischen Spieler am Nebenbrett geweckt. » Yosef Porat « stand auf dem Schild neben der Schachuhr, den Namen hatte er noch nie gehört, aber der Mann kam ihm bekannt vor. Nur woher?

Als dieser sich schließlich in perfektem Deutsch in die Analyse seiner Partie gegen Czerniak einschaltete, fragte er ihn: »Kennen wir uns irgendwoher?«

Worauf der geheimnisvolle Porath lächelte: »Aber natürlich! Haben Sie etwa die Deutsche Meisterschaft 1931 in Swinemünde vergessen?« – »Ja, aber damals…« – »Damals hieß ich noch Foerder.«

Und nun erinnerte sich Berthold Koch auch, wie er dort fürchterlich verprügelt wurde." B Koch vs Y Porat, 1931


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  whiteshark: Bertold Koch participated also at <2nd CC WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL> and finished 7-9th place with 6.5/14 points. (Winner: Viacheslav Ragozin, 2nd: Lucius Endzelins )


Mar-24-09  Dredge Rivers: I liked him better when he was Mayor of New York City. He wasn't nearly as pompous as Guiliani! :)
Feb-22-13  JimNorCal: Mr Koch certainly had the joy of playing a lot of excellent chess masters. RIP.
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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Bernard Koch.
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  Geronimo: IM at 51 years old?! There's still hope!
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