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|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.
|Sep-20-14|| ||Penguincw: R.I.P. Friedrich Saemisch.|
|Sep-27-14|| ||Christoforus Polacco: Interesting game with participation of Saemisch in Muzzio\Polerio gambit :|
F.Saemisch, Lottge, Warneke
Gunter, Schubert, Wanschafte, Dr. Schott
1. e4 e5 2. f4 ef4 3. Nf3 g5 4. Bc4 g4 5. O-O gf3 6. Qf3 Qf6 7. e5 Qe5 8. d3 Bh6 9. Nc3 Ne7 10. Bd2 c6 11. Rae1 Qc5 12. Kh1 d5 13. Qh5 Qd6 14. Bd5 cd5 15. Nb5 Qb6 16. Bb4 Nc6 17. Nd6 Kd7 18. Ba3 Bg7 19. Qg4 Kc7 20. Qf4 Be5 21. Re5 Ne5 22. Qe5 Ng6 23. Qg3 Qc6 24. Nc4 Kd8 25. Qg5 Kc7 26. Ne5 Qe6 27. Rf7 Kb8 28. Rf6 Qe5 29. Qe5 Ne5 30. Bd6#
|Sep-29-14|| ||Karpova: When did the match against Richard Reti take place?|
My source ('Österreichische Schachrundschau', March 1922, issue 3, p. 3) writes that the match was played a short while ago (<Der vor kurzem gespielte Wettkampf>), which makes 1922 more likely. The Bio says 1921.
|Sep-29-14|| ||Stonehenge: March 1922, see http://resolver.kb.nl/resolve?urn=d...|
|Sep-30-14|| ||Karpova: <Stonehenge>
thanks! I corrected the Bio.
|Apr-14-15|| ||Mr. V: < 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.>|
Not so fast, Offramp. He has a home. I still remember and appreciate him and his games, if only for his unique mediocrity. After all, here we are on his page.
|Apr-14-15|| ||Mr. V: Though I should clarify I wasn't alive during his lifetime; I mean to say I appreciate his games and his place in history.|
|Sep-20-16|| ||TheFocus: Happy birthday, Fritz!!|
|Sep-20-16|| ||brankat: Happy 120th Birthday!|
|Sep-20-16|| ||diagonal: Sämisch won the (unofficial) first Austrian Championship played at Vienna in 1921 (Austrian Chess Association Congress - Master Tournament), above luminaries as Euwe, Breyer, Grünfeld, or Tartakower. |
Austrian Chess Championship: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Austr...
|Sep-21-16|| ||whiteshark: lastest cb article on Sämisch; http://de.chessbase.com/post/noch-n...|
|Apr-13-17|| ||vermapulak: Chess program Fritz named on him ?|
|Apr-13-17|| ||Petrosianic: No, it was named after Fritz Von Erich.|
|Dec-16-17|| ||offramp: I've just noticed that Sämisch rarely played outside of Germany. He played at Karlsbad, but that was a German speaking area of Czech. He played at Copenhagen, but I bet a shedload of Danes speak German.|
A strangely insular, wraith-like figure, a fleeting memory, disappearing like cigarette smoke on a windy strand. [Could someone add that to the bio?]
|Dec-16-17|| ||JimNorCal: Maybe he was monoglot or had some other reason to avoid travel. But maybe he was not good enough to get invitations.|
|Dec-17-17|| ||offramp: I don't think he was a mongoloid.|
|Dec-22-17|| ||JimNorCal: Thinly sourced, but quite astonishing. From wiki:|
"Sämisch criticised Adolf Hitler at the closing banquet of the Madrid tournament in summer 1944. Upon returning to the German border, he was arrested and transported to a concentration camp. This was not his first transgression, since he had previously said loudly in the Luxor coffee house in Prague: 'Isn't Hitler a fool? He thinks he can win the war with Russians!' According to Grandmaster Ludek Pachman: Prague was full of Gestapo, and Sämisch had to be overheard at least at the next few tables. I asked him to speak quietly. 'You don't agree that Hitler is a fool?' was Sämisch's unconcerned retort."
|Dec-22-17|| ||MissScarlett: The whole section dates from 2015 and comes from <John Foley>: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.ph...|
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