|Jan-02-05|| ||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.|
|Jun-06-09|| ||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|
|Jun-06-12|| ||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?|
|Jun-06-12|| ||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|
|Jun-06-12|| ||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)"]
[White "Herzog, Adolf"]
[Black "Fernandez Garcia, Jose Luis"]
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. :)