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Adolf Herzog
Number of games in database: 20
Years covered: 1972 to 1996
Last FIDE rating: 2337
Highest rating achieved in database: 2405
Overall record: +3 -12 =5 (27.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Jun-06-1953, 65 years old) Austria

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FIDE master Adolf Herzog was born in Vienna. He was Austrian champion in 1979 (after a play-off) and 1983.

 page 1 of 1; 20 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Herzog vs S Saverymuttu 0-1221972Arosa U20B95 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6
2. Balashov vs A Herzog 1-0411980Chess OlympiadB23 Sicilian, Closed
3. Sosonko vs A Herzog  ½-½211981Holzoster am SeeA06 Reti Opening
4. Razuvaev vs A Herzog  1-0321981Zala Cup 3rdE10 Queen's Pawn Game
5. A Herzog vs Chandler  ½-½201981Zala Cup 3rdB10 Caro-Kann
6. A Herzog vs L Hazai  ½-½431981Zala Cup 3rdC55 Two Knights Defense
7. Plachetka vs A Herzog  1-0711981Zala Cup 3rdA07 King's Indian Attack
8. Ribli vs A Herzog  1-0411982Chess OlympiadE08 Catalan, Closed
9. Sosonko vs A Herzog  1-0451982Chess OlympiadE01 Catalan, Closed
10. A Herzog vs Hort  0-1361984ZurichA48 King's Indian
11. A Herzog vs Smyslov  0-1291984GrazA46 Queen's Pawn Game
12. H R Herndl vs A Herzog  ½-½411985AUT-chC07 French, Tarrasch
13. A Herzog vs Leko 1-0541991AUT-chTA48 King's Indian
14. A Herzog vs Dzindzichashvili 0-1331991St MartinE76 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack
15. A Herzog vs K Mokry  ½-½151991AUT-chTA48 King's Indian
16. A Herzog vs Blatny  0-1431991OST-BL 91/92D02 Queen's Pawn Game
17. Psakhis vs A Herzog  1-0311991Vienna opC07 French, Tarrasch
18. A Herzog vs K Petschar 1-0291994AUT-chTD00 Queen's Pawn Game
19. A Herzog vs W Wittmann  1-0301994AUT-chTB60 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
20. J Kraschl vs A Herzog  1-0601996AUT-chT 9697A04 Reti Opening
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  Benzol: Adolf Herzog
Born 6th June 1953 in Vienna
He was Austrian champion in 1979 (after playoff) and 1983.
Jun-06-06  BIDMONFA: Adolf Herzog


Jun-06-09  WhiteRook48: happy birthday!
Jun-06-09  wrap99: Very unusual name for someone born so close to the end of WWII -- I read once that zero babies born in Austria (or maybe Germany) were named Adolf in 1946.
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  Peligroso Patzer: It is interesting that Herzog's only win in the database was against Peter Leko, albeit when the latter was only 11 or 12 years old. Peter Leko, of course, became the youngest-ever (at the time) GM three years later.
Jun-06-09  Raisin Death Ray: I'll bet this guy had an interesting childhood with THAT first name.
Jun-06-12  solskytz: <wrap99> exactly my thoughts. I didn't believe that they actually were giving this name anymore after 1945
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  FSR: <solskytz> <wrap99> Ditto. Reminds of the character on the old "Hill Street Blues" TV show, a comedian named Vince Hitler who refused to abandon his family name because of "one bad apple."
Jun-06-12  JonathanJ: you guys do know that people didn't automatically stop being nazis after WWII?
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  FSR: <JonathanJ> True enough. Just ask Emil Joseph Diemer. I also had the thought that perhaps Herzog's parents were admirers of Hitler (who was of course born in Austria). Austrian parents who named their kid <Adolf> in 1953 must have known full well the reactions that name would engender, and for whatever reason were OK with that. Or maybe they were trying to make him tough, like the father referred to in Johnny Cash's song <A Boy Named Sue>.
Jun-06-12  efvaatn: happy birthday
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  brankat: I heard that Hitler's father liked Chess, and was an admirer of Adolf Anderssen. Have no idea whether this is true.
Jul-21-12  BUNA: Here is a truly brilliant game of Adolf Herzog from 1982.

[Event "Luzern ol (Men)"]
[Site "Luzern"]
[Date "1982.11.07"]
[Round "8"]
[White "Herzog, Adolf"]
[Black "Fernandez Garcia, Jose Luis"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "A47"]
[WhiteElo "2210"]
[BlackElo "2400"]
[PlyCount "43"]
[EventDate "1982.10.29"]
[EventType "team"]
[EventRounds "14"]
[EventCountry "SUI"]
[Source "ChessBase"]
[SourceDate "1996.11.15"]
[WhiteTeam "Austria"]
[BlackTeam "Spain"]
[WhiteTeamCountry "AUT"]
[BlackTeamCountry "ESP"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. Bf4 c5 4. e3 b6 5. Nc3 cxd4 6. exd4 Bb7 7. Bd3 Be7 8. O-O O-O 9. Re1 d6 10. Ng5 Nbd7 11. Re3 h6 12. Nge4 e5 13. Bxh6 gxh6 14. Rg3+ Kh8 15. Qd2 Ng8 16. Rxg8+ Kxg8 17. Qxh6 Re8 18. Nxd6 Nf8 19. Nxb7 Qd7 20. dxe5 Qxb7 21. Ne4 Nd7 22. Nd6 1-0

Mate in 14 moves starting with 13. Bxh6!

Jul-21-12  BUNA: Have a look at this game.
That's what 2200-players in 1982 where like. :)
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