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|Sep-20-11|| ||lost in space: <<talisman>: happy birthday friedrich...the original slowhand.>|
It can't be said better
|Sep-20-11|| ||Pyke: I wonder if Fritz Saemisch is Grischuk's favourite player ...|
|Oct-17-11|| ||whiteshark: D'oh, where the Sämisch picture gone?
|Mar-17-12|| ||vonKrolock: July 30th 1972, in Laufenburg (Germany): Sämisch (blindfold) vs Four boards ( with one fellow of the <Schachclub Laufenburg> playing OTB in each table) - Resulting in: +3=1-0 for the 'blind' simultanist side. (Almost 76 years old - any guiness-like records for comparison !?)|
|Sep-20-12|| ||brankat: R.I.P. GM Saemisch.|
|Sep-20-12|| ||waustad: Is any one move so closely tied to a player as f3 in several openings are to today's b'day player?|
|Sep-20-12|| ||hansj: Only one player could better that blindfold performance by GM Saemisch, the unforgettable Koltanowski did 6 boards at age 83.|
|Dec-06-12|| ||Troller: <...winning two lightning tournaments at the age of 61.>|
Is this not normally called "blitz" in English, or is "lightning" another thing?
|Dec-06-12|| ||whiteshark: <ughaibu: The only blindfold game, that I can see at a glance...>|
I'd guess that due to Alekhine's annotations this is a more famous one: Alekhine vs Saemisch, 1923
|Jun-29-13|| ||Karpova: When Adolf Kramer died in 1934, Saemisch wrote an obituary in the 'Berliner illustrierte Nachtausgabe' of 1934.02.23 where he rejects the notion of being the innovator behind the Nimzo Indian Saemisch. Kramer had played it already against Machate in 1926 (and Saemisch did not know the even earlier example G Norman vs R P Michell, 1923 as he calls the Kramer game the stem game) - the game was submitted to the database. In his annotations, Saemisch says|
<Die vorliegende Partie ist die Prioritätspartie der bekannten Variante 1 d4 Sf6 2 c4 e6 3 Sc3 Lb4 4 a3!?, die fälschlich als meine Erfindung ausgegeben wurde [...]>
(The game at hand is the stem game of the well-known variation 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.a3 which has erroneously been described as my invention)
on 4.a3 <(Die Anhänger dieses Zuges haben gute Erfolge zu verzeichnen, obwohl er objektiv betrachtet minderwertig ist.)>
(The adherents of this move achieve good successes, although viewed objectively it is inferior.)
Source: C.N. 4981
|Jun-30-13|| ||KlingonBorgTatar: Saemisch refuted the WHO fanaticism against smoking. He reached the ripe age of nearly 79 yrs old living the stressful life of a chess master while chainsmoking!! :D :D :D|
|Jul-09-13|| ||whiteshark: Quote of the Day
"If I could play the first twenty moves, I would not mind somebody else finishing the game for me."
|Jul-09-13|| ||TheFocus: First 20 moves a Grandmaster. Rest of the game a Grandpatzer.|
There is no need for a GM to lose like this so often on time.
|Aug-28-13|| ||Karpova: The crosstables of the infamous Büsum (May 1 to 16) and Lidköping (July 23 to August 4) tournaments in 1969, are shown in C.N. 8237
Saemisch lost all his games in both tournaments, at the Büsum all of them on time as Bent Larsen reported (Bent Kølvig (Rødovre, Denmark) provides the source) and at Lidköping at least many games.
|Sep-20-13|| ||waustad: One player known mostly for a pawn formation. King's Indian, Samisch Variation (E80). Unlike Geza Maroczy, he actually played the variation he's known for.|
|Sep-20-13|| ||yesnomaybeidontknow: The bio on this page does Saemisch no justice:
Saemisch had several important tournament wins, including clear 1st at Vienna in 1921, ahead of Euwe, Gruenfeld and Tartakower, 1st at Dortmund 1928 and 1st at Swinemuende in 1930.
<Gypsy>'s excellent observations on page 1 of kibitzing here that Saemisch was openly contemptuous of the Nazi regime deserve inclusion also.
|Sep-20-13|| ||Penguincw: R.I.P. Saemisch.|
|Sep-20-13|| ||brankat: Second that!|
|Oct-06-13|| ||Karpova: The July 1926 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung' reports on page 204 that he played 26 blindfold Simuls with the score of +232 -24 =44 (300 games overall), that year.|
|Oct-12-13|| ||Karpova: Berlin Championship Tournament 1925 (14 rounds):
1. Sämisch 12.0
2. Post 10.0
3. Wächter 8.5
4-6. Dr. Dürssen 7.5
4-6. Wegemund 7.5
4-6. Elstner 7.5
8-10. Adeler 7.0
8-10. Koch 7.0
8-10. Kagan 7.0
8-10. Steneberg 7.0
From page 149 of the May 1925 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'
|Nov-13-13|| ||Karpova: After a stay in Czechoslovakia for 1.5 years, Saemich toured Silesia and Poland in 1924.|
Overall, 32 Simuls in 22 cities and 562 games (score: +443 -39 =80). Of these games, 239 were blindfold (10 to 16 games per Simul) and in the blindfold games he scored +183 -17 =39.
From page 349 of the December 1924 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'
|Feb-19-14|| ||HSOL: The Swedish Chess Federation's official magazine 'Tidskrift för schack' reported that Saemisch lost several games on time in Lidkoping. After checking all thirteen games, it looks likely he resigned up to 3 of the 13 games.|
This game (Saemisch) is black against Ake Olsson, Saemisch lost on time after 12 moves (a record?).
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.b4 Bxb4 5.c3 Be7 6.d4 Na5 7.Bd3 exd4 8.cxd4 Kf8 9.0-0 b6 10.Nc3 d6 11.Bb2 c5 12.Nd5 Bb7 13.Ne3 and here black forfeited on time.
The tournament was the Nordic championship and several non-Nordics were invited to make the tournament eligible for international master norms. And since there were no rating back in 1969, Saemisch helped matters since he was an GM. (There were too many late withdrawals to make it eligible in the end anyway though)
|Feb-19-14|| ||offramp: It looks like someone has stolen Saemisch's pistol.|
|Feb-19-14|| ||norami: What did he do during World War Two? Before the war he was a buttboy in a Berlin dance hall.|
|Apr-12-14|| ||offramp: In the great mansion of chess Saemisch is the spirit that wanders through every room; his ghost flits from Spielmann to the time of Karpov, never fully visible. A shadow near the curtain; a puff of smoke when a door opens. A bang. A loud knock in the middle of the night... |
He is like Wood Allen's <Zelig>: an apparition wandering through time and space.
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