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|Nov-06-13|| ||Karpova: J Diemer played 15-board Simul in the Chess Club "1920 Altona" in Altona (borough of Hamburg) scoring +11 -1 =3 after 2 1/2 hours.|
From page 272 of the September 1924 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'
|Nov-06-13|| ||whiteshark: <Karpova> fyi, back in the 1920ties <Altona> was still* part of the Prussian province 'Schleswig-Holstein', and as an urban district it was also the biggest city therein.|
|Dec-21-13|| ||waustad: Somebody actually played the BDG against me in the bar the other night. He was drinking a martini in a shot and beer sort of place too. I wasn't willing to go for the sharpest lines and beat him in the Rook and Pawn endgame. Usually bar games don't get that far.|
|Dec-21-13|| ||waustad: By the way, the Chessbase app gives a correspondence game where Diemer beat Keres, though I suspect it was some sort of forfeit since Keres was at least equal in the final position according to the comp.|
|Feb-11-14|| ||offramp: I have a feeling that Nostradamus's Quatrain LXVI may have something to do with Diemer.|
It goes like this:
<Les deux mers unis, Negre et Dies.
L'homme riche il dévoile en avant.
Lacus Venetus, scaccus et ries,
Le Roi joue au Trabant.>
|Feb-11-14|| ||RedShield: Act normal, will you?|
|Feb-11-14|| ||whiteshark: <Karpova> Thinking about the <"1920 Altona" in Altona> simul, Emil Joseph was only 16 years back then. I'd guess it was Julius Dimer who mainly played around Hamburg /in Northern Germany|
|Feb-11-14|| ||offramp: <RedShield: Act normal, will you?> I AM acting normally!|
|Feb-11-14|| ||whiteshark: <I AM acting normally!> We hereby confirm the content of your post. ;)|
|Feb-13-14|| ||offramp: That Quatrain again, line by line.
<Les deux mers unis, Negre et Dies.>
"The two seas united, Black and Dead."
Another way of saying the former is <Black-Mar>; the latter Dies-Mer or <Diemer>.
<L'homme riche il dévoile en avant.>
"The rich man unfolds in front"
The rich man is the e-pawn, from the Tinker, Tailor nursery rhyme. The defining move of the Blackmar-Diemer Gambit is <2.e2-e4>.
<Lacus Venetus, scaccus et ries,>
Lacus Venetus: Lake Constance. On the shores of this lake is <Radolfzell>, where Diemer was born. Scaccus et ries means "plays and laughs".
<Le Roi joue au Trabant.>
The King plays in Brabant. I am sure that the last word is Brabant. Beverwijk is in the Brabant.
|Feb-13-14|| ||Stonehenge: Beverwijk is not in the province of (North) Brabant.|
|Feb-13-14|| ||thomastonk: <Lacus Venetus: Lake Constance.> Lacus Venetus denotes only a part of Lake Constance, the so-called "Obersee" (upper lake).|
I also doubt that the translation of <Scaccus> is correct.
|Apr-26-14|| ||Rookiepawn: A nazi scum first, and a wacky prophet later, certainly not the best of mankind.|
I like some of his games though. Not brilliant imho, but with that "caffe-chess" flavor that makes them fancy.
Let's say Tal is Bruce Lee, then Diemer is some good alley gang fighter. Can't compare.
|Apr-29-14|| ||whiteshark: Exclamation marks! don't! make! always! sense!|
|Apr-29-14|| ||perfidious: <whiteshark> Why? not?|
|Apr-29-14|| ||whiteshark: Because!
(An homage to Diemer's well-balanced annotations)
|May-03-14|| ||juan31: The ideas in the field of chess of Master Diemer are uniques, maybe he was political incorrect but this site is. Chessgames.com, i want to see many of his critiics play the half of the briilance of Diemer.|
|Jan-04-15|| ||GoldenBird: Eww Blackmar Diemer gambit, after 1.d4 d5 2. e4 dxe4 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. f3 exf3 5. Nxf3, black has so many options to equalize, including c6 the O'kelly defense, Bg4, the Teichmann variation, and e6, the Euwe variation|
|Jan-08-15|| ||GoldenBird: And also, if you are asking, 'What about the Ryder Gambit'?. After 1.d4 d5 2. e4 dxe4 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. f3 exf4 5. Qxf3 c6 and the queen must move to f2 and white has nothing of an advantage.|
|Jan-23-15|| ||GoldenBird: In all of the games here, Diemer plays a question gambit (BDG), his opponent responds questionably. Diemer goes pew pew pew, sacrifices something, and wins.|
|Mar-08-15|| ||HeMateMe: Could this be the first chess player who was committed to the rubber room but was later released?|
"Alas, he was unable to repeat these successes. Diemer became less interested in chess, and increasingly obsessed by Nostradamus, the famous 16th century French clairvoyant. He believed that he had cracked the great seer's secret code, and during a period of 25 years he is said to have mailed over 10,000 letters on this subject.
In 1965 Diemer was committed to a psychiatric clinic. The doctors considered that chess was too much of a strain for his nerves, and forbade him to play the game. In six years this order was rescinded, and Diemer, while no longer in form, nonetheless took great enjoyment in his return. In 1976 he won the Senior Master tournament at the Baden Chess Congress."
Just think how many emails he could have sent, had he been born later!
|Sep-26-15|| ||Esauwept: I don't think Nazi players belong in the database. Am deeply offended!! And amazed at your bad taste and political naiveté.|
|Oct-02-15|| ||keypusher: <Esauwept: I don't think Nazi players belong in the database. Am deeply offended!! And amazed at your bad taste and political naiveté.>|
Better get rid of Alekhine's and Fischer's games too, eh, esauwept? That will certainly make the site more respectable.
|Oct-02-15|| ||Olavi: The bio is very uncomplete, in matters chess. He had a great follower in Heinz Gerhart Gunderam whose various publications, alas, I am not able to point you to at the moment. The Vienna master Müller and Gunderam had some heated discussions about these openings in the pages of Schach-Echo, and the old Sâmisch put in his word also. About Diemer, J.H.Donner wrote some, included in The King.|
|Apr-18-16|| ||WorstPlayerEver: Emil Joseph (Josef) Diemer (15 May 1908 in Radolfzell – 10 October 1990 in Fussbach/Gengenbach) was a German chess master. -wiki|
Anyway, he has a lovely profile pic.
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