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Andreas Ascharin
Number of games in database: 17
Years covered: 1864 to 1892
Overall record: +5 -8 =4 (41.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Jun-24-1843, died Dec-24-1896, 53 years old) Estonia (federation/nationality Latvia)

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Andreas Ascharin was born in Pärnu, Estonia in 1843. In 1875-1879 he worked in Saint Petersburg as a journalist for The St. Petersburger Zeitung and The St. Petersburger Herold. One of the strongest masters of the era, he beat notable players such as Mikhail Chigorin and Emmanuel Schiffers.

In 1879 he moved to Riga where he worked as a teacher of German language at a gymnasium, and a translator of Russian literature into German. Among others, he published Schach-Humoresken (Riga 1894). He was president of the Riga Chess Association.

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Vogt vs A Ascharin 0-1261864DorpatC44 King's Pawn Game
2. Chigorin vs A Ascharin 1-0291875St. PetersburgB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
3. Chigorin vs A Ascharin 1-0251877St. PetersburgB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
4. N V Nerling vs A Ascharin  ½-½301879Best Russian PlayersB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
5. A Ascharin vs N Petrovsky  1-0181879Best Russian PlayersC37 King's Gambit Accepted
6. A Ascharin vs Chigorin  0-1611879St. PetersburgC50 Giuoco Piano
7. A Ascharin vs A Solovtsov  ½-½471879Best Russian PlayersC01 French, Exchange
8. Alapin vs A Ascharin ½-½551879Best Russian PlayersC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
9. Chigorin vs A Ascharin 0-1181881PetersburgC55 Two Knights Defense
10. A Ascharin vs E Schallopp 0-1211890RigaC77 Ruy Lopez
11. E Schallopp vs A Ascharin 0-1331890RigaC28 Vienna Game
12. A Ascharin vs E Schallopp ½-½451890RigaC77 Ruy Lopez
13. E Schallopp vs A Ascharin 1-0341890RigaC33 King's Gambit Accepted
14. A Ascharin vs E Schallopp 1-0511890MatchC77 Ruy Lopez
15. A Ascharin vs Chigorin  0-1411892Riga (Match)C52 Evans Gambit
16. A Ascharin vs Chigorin  0-1481892Riga (Match)C51 Evans Gambit
17. Chigorin vs A Ascharin 1-0191892Riga mC52 Evans Gambit
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Aug-04-08  myschkin: . . .
(in German)
Dec-27-10  myschkin: . . .

"Digital Text Repository for Older Estonian Literature"

(University of Tartu Library)

Jul-02-13  Karpova: <[...] der geniale, leider zu früh verstorbene Ascharin [...]>

(the ingenious Ascharin, who sadly passed away too early)

From page 174 of the 1899 'Wiener Schachzeitung'

Dec-30-14  Gottschalk: Full name:
Andreas Aleksandrovich Ascharin
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