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Hermann Heemsoth
Number of games in database: 52
Years covered: 1949 to 1989
Overall record: +21 -19 =12 (51.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Dec-21-1909, died Jan-20-2006, 96 years old) Germany

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Hermann Heemsoth was born in Bremen, Germany. He was awarded the International Master in Correspondence (IMC) title in 1972 and the Grandmaster in Correspondence (GMC) title in 1987. He was German Correspondence Champion in 1954 and 1969.

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. H Heinicke vs H Heemsoth  0-1371949OldenburgE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
2. H Heemsoth vs J Enevoldsen  ½-½371949OldenburgA34 English, Symmetrical
3. H Heemsoth vs B H Wood  1-0461949OldenburgA09 Reti Opening
4. E Walther vs H Heemsoth  1-0391949OldenburgB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
5. H Heemsoth vs O Sarapu  ½-½521949OldenburgA14 English
6. Saemisch vs H Heemsoth 0-1281949OldenburgD96 Grunfeld, Russian Variation
7. H Heemsoth vs E Zemgalis  0-1421949OldenburgA30 English, Symmetrical
8. Unzicker vs H Heemsoth  1-0221949OldenburgB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
9. H Heemsoth vs Wade  0-1431949OldenburgD29 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
10. H Heemsoth vs Rautenberg  1-0401949OldenburgA13 English
11. W Kuppe vs H Heemsoth  0-1471949OldenburgE60 King's Indian Defense
12. Kieninger vs H Heemsoth  1-0411949OldenburgC28 Vienna Game
13. H Heemsoth vs P Tautvaisas  0-1291949OldenburgD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
14. Rellstab vs H Heemsoth  ½-½261949OldenburgA07 King's Indian Attack
15. H Heemsoth vs Rossolimo  0-1321949OldenburgA95 Dutch, Stonewall
16. O'Kelly vs H Heemsoth  1-0751949OldenburgB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
17. H Heemsoth vs Bogoljubov 0-11251949OldenburgE10 Queen's Pawn Game
18. L Schmid vs H Heemsoth  1-0361954Dyckhoff mem-A corr5456E94 King's Indian, Orthodox
19. G Borisenko vs H Heemsoth  ½-½501955olm3 corr5562E73 King's Indian
20. A Pomar Salamanca vs H Heemsoth  1-0371959Hastings 1959/60D85 Grunfeld
21. H Heemsoth vs Gligoric 0-1441959Hastings 1959/60A62 Benoni, Fianchetto Variation
22. M Bobotsov vs H Heemsoth  1-0421960Hastings 1959/60A22 English
23. H Heemsoth vs C Kottnauer  1-0611960Hastings 1959/60D37 Queen's Gambit Declined
24. Uhlmann vs H Heemsoth  1-0441960Hastings 1959/60E69 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line
25. Golombek vs H Heemsoth  1-0301960Hastings 1959/60E62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
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  Benzol: Hermann Heemsoth
Born 21st December 1909 in Bremen
Awarded the CIM title in 1972 he was German correspondence champion in 1954 and 1969.
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  wordfunph: the oldest person ever to become a CC-GM at the age of 78 --- Hermann Heemsoth.

rest in peace..

Oct-24-14  ljfyffe: Became president of Arbeitsgemeinschaft deutscher Fernschachfreunde in 1956 and held the office until 1988.
Dec-11-14  ljfyffe: Received, in 1984, the von Massow Gold Medal
for 15 years of ICCF service.
Dec-29-14  ljfyffe: (1997)Honorary Member of ICCF.
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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, GM Hermann Heemsoth.
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  offramp: I would not like to be Weser/Ems champion. I'd rather play chess on dry land.

However, being <President of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft deutscher Fernschachfreunde> is not to be sneezed at.

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  whiteshark: You don't win against two former corr. world champions just like that:

H Heemsoth vs F Baumbach, 1982 & H Heemsoth vs H Rittner, 1985

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