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Charousek 
 
Rudolf Rezso Charousek
Number of games in database: 184
Years covered: 1890 to 1899
Overall record: +115 -34 =30 (72.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      5 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 King's Gambit Accepted (16) 
    C33 C36 C34 C39 C37
 King's Gambit Declined (13) 
    C30 C32 C31
 French Defense (11) 
    C13 C14 C11
 Giuoco Piano (10) 
    C50 C53
 French (7) 
    C13 C11
 King's Pawn Game (7) 
    C44 C20
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (31) 
    C60 C67 C77 C64 C68
 Two Knights (7) 
    C55 C59
 Giuoco Piano (7) 
    C50 C54 C53
 Four Knights (4) 
    C48 C49 C47
 Orthodox Defense (4) 
    D50 D55 D66 D60
 Sicilian (4) 
    B40 B30 B45
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Charousek vs J Wollner, 1893 1-0
   Charousek vs Englander, 1894 1-0
   Maroczy vs Charousek, 1896 0-1
   D Hermann vs Charousek, 1896 0-1
   Charousek vs J Wollner, 1895 1-0
   Charousek vs Pillsbury, 1896 1-0
   Charousek vs Lasker, 1896 1-0
   Charousek vs G Exner, 1897 1-0
   Charousek vs Skultety, 1891 1-0
   Charousek vs K Schneider, 1891 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Berlin (1897)
   11th DSB Kongress, Cologne (1898)
   Budapest (1896)
   Nuremberg (1896)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Charousek Comets by chocobonbon
   Rudolf Rezso Charousek by wanabe2000
   Budapest 1896 by suenteus po 147
   1898 Cologne by TheFocus
   Olanovich's favorite games 1894-1918 by Olanovich
   Charousek! by notyetagm
   Reszoe's favorite games by Reszoe

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RUDOLF REZSO CHAROUSEK
(born Sep-19-1873, died Apr-18-1900, 26 years old) Hungary
PRONUNCIATION:
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Rudolf Rezso Charousek was born in Prague. He learned to play chess in his early teenage years, and his international debut came at the Nuremberg Tournament of 1896. Although he failed to win a prize, he defeated World Champion Emanuel Lasker in their individual encounter. Later that year he tied Mikhail Chigorin for first place at Budapest, and then took clear first place in the Berlin tournament of 1897. After these and other successes, Lasker remarked, "I shall have to play a championship match with this man someday." This did not happen, however, due to Charousek's death from tuberculosis on April 18, 1900, at the age of twenty-six.

User: jessicafischerqueen's YouTube documentary of Charousek: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...

Wikipedia article: Rudolf Charousek


 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 184  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. J Pap vs Charousek 0-127 1890 MiskolcB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
2. Charousek vs Skultety 1-019 1891 MiskolcC34 King's Gambit Accepted
3. Charousek vs K Schneider 1-021 1891 MiskolcC37 King's Gambit Accepted
4. Englander vs Charousek  0-134 1892 KaschauC50 Giuoco Piano
5. J N Berger vs Charousek 0-144 1892 KaschauC52 Evans Gambit
6. Charousek vs Englander 1-032 1892 KaschauC33 King's Gambit Accepted
7. J N Berger vs Charousek 0-123 1892 KaschauC39 King's Gambit Accepted
8. Charousek vs Englander 1-029 1892 KaschauC41 Philidor Defense
9. Brosztel vs Charousek 0-121 1892 KaschauB30 Sicilian
10. Tyrnauer vs Charousek  0-128 1892 KaschauC35 King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham
11. Brosztel vs Charousek 0-120 1892 KaschauC52 Evans Gambit
12. Charousek vs Kozmata  1-041 1893 crC33 King's Gambit Accepted
13. Charousek vs Maroczy 1-022 1893 casual gameB01 Scandinavian
14. G Makovetz vs Charousek ½-½31 1893 BudapestC60 Ruy Lopez
15. Charousek vs G Kanyurszky 1-024 1893 crC50 Giuoco Piano
16. N Konjovic vs Charousek  0-147 1893 BudapestA03 Bird's Opening
17. Vertes vs Charousek 0-135 1893 crC77 Ruy Lopez
18. Charousek vs G Makovetz 0-117 1893 MatchC22 Center Game
19. Mihaly Beu vs Charousek  0-119 1893 1st Hungarian ChampionshipC39 King's Gambit Accepted
20. Charousek vs Csipkes 1-055 1893 crC14 French, Classical
21. Charousek vs G Makovetz 1-013 1893 BudapestC30 King's Gambit Declined
22. Charousek vs A Niedermann ½-½29 1893 crC14 French, Classical
23. G Makovetz vs Charousek 1-049 1893 MatchC60 Ruy Lopez
24. J Bartsch vs Charousek 0-132 1893 crC24 Bishop's Opening
25. Charousek vs Mayer 1-040 1893 crC51 Evans Gambit
 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 184  PGN Download
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Sep-28-10  JredWarEagle20: Today was the first time I heard about Charousek (As is common for me for the players of the day because I am new to chess history)...But I was surprised he is not more well known (at least to the amateur world) being he defeated Lasker at a young age and his record looks good on paper(72% win from above). I guess he just never had the chance to prove himself against all the best of that generation. I wonder if he had lived a couple more years if we would be a household name to everybody
Sep-28-10  Nosnibor: Here is a rare game of Charousek`s played in the Nagy -Teteny Quadrangular tournament January 1898.White:Arthur Havasi Black: Rudolph Charousek Two Knights Defense: 1e4 e5 2Nf3 Nc6 3Bc4 Nf6 4Ng5 d5 5exd5 Na5 6Bb5+ c6 7dxc6 bxc6 8Be2 h6 9Nf3 e4 10Ne5 Bd6 11d4 Qc7 12Bf4 0-0 13Qd2 Nd5 14Bg3 f6 15Nc4 Nxc4 16Bxc4 e3! 17Qxe3 Bxg3 18Qxg3 Re8+ 19Kf1 Qb6 20Nc3 Qxb2 21Rd1 Ba6! 22Qd3 Bxc4 White resigns 0-1
Sep-28-10  BobCrisp: <Nosnibor>, submit the game rather than post them here.
Sep-28-10  Nosnibor: <BobCrisp> Only became a member very recently.Please advise how to submit games not in the db.
Sep-28-10  BobCrisp: At the bottom right on the home page, you'll find this link: PGN Upload Utility

Submitted games can take quite a time to appear on the site. AFAIK, these periodic updates usually occur every few weeks on a Sunday. I have 3-4 Capablanca simul games from 1919 outstanding. And plenty more to follow. Some Charousek games in time.

Sep-28-10  jrlepage: <ughaibu: I dont understand the amount of praise Charousek gets, unless it's due to him dying relatively young. Looking at what he actually achieved, he wasn't that great>

Great, humourous posting, as always. One could almost believe you just don't understand chess at all. Keep up the good work!

Apr-07-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  Phony Benoni: Going through the journal <Checkmate> (published in Ontario from 1901-1903, and recently available through Google Books), I found this statement in the January 1901 number:

<"The MS collection of games played by the late Hungarian player Charousek contains over 400 games. The whole collection has been forwarded to L. Hoffer of London, who will analyse the games with the intention of publishing the collection in book form.">

What happened to that manuscript? I no longer have a copy of Sergeant's collection of Charousek's games, but I remember it purported to be complete but contained considerably fewer than 400 games.

In that issue, <Checkmate> also published three of Charousek's games from the manuscript collection. They're not in the CG database, but before submitting I'm going to present them here in hopes that somebody has more information about them. <Checkmate> indicated the name of the opponent, but neither date nor place.

<Jacoby - Charousek>

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.0-0 Nf6 5.d3 d6 6.Nc3 Bg4 7.Ne2 Bxf3 8.gxf3 Qd7 9.Be3 Qh3 10.Bxc5 dxc5 11.Ng3 h5 12.Re1 Nd4 13.Re3 h4 14.Nf5 Nxf5 15.exf5 Qxf5 16.Qe1 Nd7 17.Qa5 Rh6 18.Kh1 Rg6 19.Rg1 0-0-0 20.Qxa7 Nb6 21.Bb5 e4 22.Rxg6 fxg6 23.Kg2 exf3+ 24.Kf1 Qh3+ 25.Ke1 Qg2 26.Re4 Qg1+ 27.Kd2 Qxf2+ 28.Kc3 Qxh2 29.a4 c4 30.Rxc4 Qe5+ 31.Kb3 f2 32.Qxb6 f1Q 33.Qa7 Rxd3+ 34.cxd3 Qxd3+ 35.Ka2 Qxb5 0-1

<Bekey - Charousek>

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 d5 5.exd5 Na5 6.Bb5+ c6 7.dxc6 bxc6 8.Ba4 h6 9.Nf3 e4 10.Qe2 Be6 11.Ng1 Qb6 12.Nc3 0-0-0 13.b4 Bxb4 14.Rb1 Bc4 15.Qd1 Rhe8 16.Nge2 e3 17.0-0 exf2+ 18.Kh1 Bxc3 19.Nxc3 Bxf1 20.Rxb6 Re1 0-1

<Makovetz, Gyula - Charousek>

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.0-0 Nf6 5.d3 d6 6.Nc3 Bg4 7.Ne2 Bxf3 8.gxf3 Qd7 9.Kg2 h5 10.c3 Bb6 11.b4 g5 12.a4 a5 13.bxa5 Bxa5 14.Ng3 h4 15.Ne2 Nh5 16.Kh1 Bb6 17.Bxg5 Rg8 18.Qd2 Ne7 19.d4 d5 20.exd5 Qf5 21.f4 Rxg5 22.Qd3 Qxd3 23.Bxd3 Nxf4 0-1

They definitely look like Charousek games.

Apr-16-11  mulde: Did I overlook Charousek's famous game with Em.Lasker, Nuremberg 1896 in the collection? Maybe I did. However, here it is:

[Event "Nuremberg"]
[Site "Nuremberg"]
[Date "1896.??.??"]
[White "Charousek,Rudolf"]
[Black "Lasker,Emanuel"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C33"]
[Round "18"]
1. e4 e5 2. f4 exf4 3. Bc4 d5 4. Bxd5 Qh4+ 5. Kf1 g5 6. Nf3 Qh5 7. h4 Bg7 8. Nc3 c6 9. Bc4 Bg4 10. d4 Nd7 11. Kf2 Bxf3 12. gxf3 O-O-O 13. hxg5 Qxg5 14. Ne2 Qe7 15. c3 Ne5 16. Qa4 Nxc4 17. Qxc4 Nf6 18. Bxf4 Nd7 19. Qa4 a6 20. Qa5 Nf8 21. Ng3 Ne6 22. Nf5 Qf8 23. Bg3 Rd7 24. Nxg7 Qxg7 25. Qe5 Qxe5 26. Bxe5 f6 27. Bxf6 Rf8 28. Rh6 Nf4 29. Ke3 Ng2+ 30. Kd2 Rdf7 31. e5 Nf4 32. Rah1 Rg8 33. c4 Ne6 34. Ke3 Nf8 35. d5 Rd7 36. e6 1-0

Apr-16-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  Phony Benoni: <mulde> Charousek vs Lasker, 1896
May-25-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  jessicafischerqueen: <Rezső Charousek>

Correct pronunciation of his name-

audio/visual file: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3s3S...

Sep-08-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: $8 plus $3 shipping for Charousek's Games of Chess (published in 1989) by Philip Sergeant..

<Charousek died of tuberculosis at the early age of 26 before his full powers had been realized. Evidence of his bold, incisive play has been preserved in this book with over 140 of his finest games.>

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Charouseks-...

Sep-08-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  TheFocus: <wordfunph> Thanks for the tip. I went and found another book I was looking for. I hope I win it.

May even bid on the Charousek book.

Sep-22-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  Cemoblanca: Rudolf Rezso "Magic Mate[s]" Charousek! 1 of my favorite players of all time! RIP!
Oct-26-11  Nosnibor: I have comments concerning two games.
Game 25 This was not a formal march game between Charousek and Makovetz which is stated by jessicafischerqueen in her wonderful picture/music posts of Charousek,but a game whereby Charousek gave odds of a Queens Knight to Makovetz. You will note that there is no move by White of this piece.Souce:Chess-players Compendium by William Cook. Game 149 between Charousek and Maroczy was not played in Budapest but at Nagy Teteny on New Years Eve 1897.Source:Dreindhart Schackpartien by Maroczy.
Oct-26-11  Nosnibor: Apologies! My last post should have read games21 and 120
Nov-24-11  Sho: Nosnibor, better would be to use the game identification number, the seven-digit number at the end of the URL.

If new games are added, "game 120" would become a different game.

Jan-12-12  LoveThatJoker: What a great Chess player, man!

God bless, GM Charousek!

LTJ

Jan-12-12  iking: <Atking: You did a remarquable work on Charousek <Jessica> - Beautifull as your avatar -. I guess you should put all the moves until the end (It seems you stopped at Kd6) in the game Charousek-Horiato Caro (Berlin Tournament) for a proper understanding. Really beautiful. <ughaibu: I dont understand the amount of praise Charousek gets, unless it's due to him dying relatively young. Looking at what he actually achieved, he wasn't that great.> If you can't appreciate the games at their real value (Many are subtle and quite complicated) I suggest to have a look on what strong players (among them Nigel Short) said about Charousek in the last <youtube> that Jessica has realized for us. >

nice post!!!

Jan-12-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Morten: In terms of results and statisctics Charousek may not count for much in comparison with Lasker, Capablanca, Alekhine etc. But he is a player who sparks the imagination, because he clearly had THE GIFT and you can't help wonder what might have been had he been allowed to continue.
Aug-12-12  Conrad93: This guy is definitely a great attacking player.

He should be in the same league as Morphy or Capablanca.

Every move he makes is designed for attack.

Kind of reminds me of a pit bull.

Sep-19-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  brankat: R.I.P. master Charousek.
Sep-19-12  Llawdogg: Happy Birthday!
Sep-19-12  Nosnibor: Here is a game not in the database played 115 years ago by one of the supreme attacking players of all time and certainly one of my favourite players.White:R Charousek Black:J Lehner,Budapest,1897.Evans Gambit Declined.1e4 e5 2Nf3 Nc6 3Bc4 Bc5 4b4 Bb6 5a4 a5 6b5 Nd4 7c3 Nxf3+ 8Qxf3 Qe7 90-0 d6 10d3 h6 11Na3 Nf6 12Bb3 Bg4 13Qg3 g5 14Nc4 Ba7 15Ne3 Bd7 16Rb1 Nh5 17Qf3 Nf4 18Nd5 Qd8 19b6 Bxb6 20Nxb6 g4 21Qd1 gxf3 22Ba3 Qf6 23Bc4 and wins 1-0
Feb-07-13  IndigoViolet: <Here is a game not in the database...>

Charousek vs Lehner, 1897

That took 30 seconds to find. What's wrong with people?

The database of Charousek's games in <Quarterly for Chess History, Spring 1/1999> lists 271 games (including fragments). Oh boy...

Sep-19-13  Nosnibor: 140 years ago today was born a chess genius.R.I.P. Master Charousek!
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