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Emil Joseph Diemer
E J Diemer 
 
Number of games in database: 208
Years covered: 1933 to 1987

Overall record: +159 -39 =8 (79.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 2 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (115) 
    D00
 French (7) 
    C00 C11
 French Defense (7) 
    C00 C11
With the Black pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (26) 
    D00 A40
 King's Pawn Game (24) 
    C40
 Reti System (9) 
    A04 A06
 Sicilian (4) 
    B34 B32 B24
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   NN vs E J Diemer, 1978 0-1
   E J Diemer vs T Heiling, 1984 1-0
   E J Diemer vs Portz, 1948 1-0
   E J Diemer vs Toth, 1948 1-0
   E J Diemer vs Schickner, 1950 1-0
   E J Diemer vs Schuppler, 1937 1-0
   H Krebs vs E J Diemer, 1974 0-1
   E J Diemer vs Burger / Bartsch, 1948 1-0
   E J Diemer vs H Halosar, 1934 1-0
   E J Diemer vs NN, 1979 1-0

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   Blackmar-Diemer Gambit: Ryder Gambit games by vasileios
   The Ultimate BDG by manjudnaik
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   Gambit scrapbook by Zorts
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EMIL JOSEPH DIEMER
(born May-15-1908, died Oct-10-1990, 82 years old) Germany

[what is this?]
Emil Joseph Diemer was born in 1908 in the German town Radolfzell, in Baden. In 1931 he was out of work and decided to join the Nazi Party. He eventually became the "chess reporter of the Great German Reich," was present at all important international chess events, and appeared in several Nazi newspapers and magazines. In both 1935-36 and 1936-37 Diemer took first place in the Premier Reserve Tournament at Hastings.

After the war, Diemer wrote for numerous minor magazines and papers, sold chess books, and gave simultaneous displays, but soon found that it was difficult for a middle-tier master to support himself in this way. He won the Baden Cup in 1951 and 1953. In 1952 he was first at the Swiss national tournament in Zurich.

1956 was Diemer's most successful year: he won the Reserve Group at Beverwijk, the Open Championship of the Netherlands in Kampen, and an international tournament at Rapperswil in Switzerland. He also finished second at Thun in the International Swiss Championships, and took the same place at Ghent behind Grandmaster O'Kelly.

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.

Diemer played many unorthodox openings, but is most famous for his refinements to an old idea by Armand Edward Blackmar, commonly known as the Blackmar-Diemer gambit, 1. d4 d5 2. e4. It is described in his book, Vom Ersten Zug an auf Matt!

Wikipedia article: Emil Josef Diemer
http://bdgpages.blogspot.com/2008/0...


 page 1 of 9; games 1-25 of 208  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Bogoljubov vs E J Diemer 0-1141933Simultaneous, Baden-BadenA40 Queen's Pawn Game
2. E J Diemer vs H Halosar 1-0101934?D00 Queen's Pawn Game
3. Alekhine vs E J Diemer 0-1281934Simultaneous, KarlsruheC12 French, McCutcheon
4. Lange vs E J Diemer 1-0171937WeidenauA84 Dutch
5. E J Diemer vs Schuppler 1-0261937Villingen (KTp (DD00 Queen's Pawn Game
6. E J Diemer vs Schluppler 1-0521937VillingenD00 Queen's Pawn Game
7. W Schlage vs E J Diemer ½-½531938KrefeldB01 Scandinavian
8. H Hussong vs E J Diemer  0-1311938KrefeldD48 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
9. E J Diemer vs NN 1-0321938Baden-BadenD00 Queen's Pawn Game
10. G Rogmann vs E J Diemer 1-0621938KrefeldB32 Sicilian
11. E J Diemer vs C Kruijer  1-0431938KrefeldD00 Queen's Pawn Game
12. E Eliskases vs E J Diemer  1-0351938KrefeldA06 Reti Opening
13. H Elsas vs E J Diemer 1-0341938KrefeldA43 Old Benoni
14. R Kassel vs E J Diemer  1-0271941FrankenthalC05 French, Tarrasch
15. K Junge vs E J Diemer 1-0261942corrC34 King's Gambit Accepted
16. K Junge vs E J Diemer 1-0241942XVII.cr tournament oC34 King's Gambit Accepted
17. E J Diemer vs F Lamb 0-181947corrD00 Queen's Pawn Game
18. Poehlmann vs E J Diemer 0-1231947corrC40 King's Knight Opening
19. E J Diemer vs Gareis 1-0371948EsslingenD00 Queen's Pawn Game
20. E J Diemer vs K Locher 1-0191948Lindau mD00 Queen's Pawn Game
21. E J Diemer vs K Locher 1-0191948LindauD00 Queen's Pawn Game
22. E J Diemer vs Zujus 1-0211948GERD00 Queen's Pawn Game
23. E J Diemer vs Toth 1-0171948LindauD00 Queen's Pawn Game
24. E J Diemer vs Waller 1-0151948SMX AulendorfD00 Queen's Pawn Game
25. E J Diemer vs Portz 1-0131948LindauD00 Queen's Pawn Game
 page 1 of 9; games 1-25 of 208  PGN Download
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Nov-09-09  Pyke: <MaxxLange: It's like rain, on your wedding day! >

It's a free ride when you've already paid!

Nov-09-09  Open Defence: <Pyke: <MaxxLange: It's like rain, on your wedding day! > It's a free ride when you've already paid!
>
its like good advice, that you just didn't take....
Nov-09-09  laskersteinitz: Who would have thought it figures?
Nov-09-09  Pyke: You gals and guys rule! HAHAHAHAHA!

Btw <LaskerSteinitz> the link to your profile on gameknot doesn't work properly - it just takes you to the main gameknot.com page, not to your player profile!

Nov-10-09  laskersteinitz: <Pyke> I don't mean it to link to my player profile.
Nov-10-09  Pyke: <laskersteinitz: <Pyke> I don't mean it to link to my player profile. >

Oops, my bad! Sorry, I just thought you wanted people to be able to challenge you at those pages you linked.

Hehe, this happens when one assumes too much ;-).

Mar-15-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: this is why i like chess, you will meet some people in this game:

"Alas, his success in the Netherlands was not to be repeated, as Diemer became less interested in chess, and increasingly interested in 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 he was committed to a psychiatric clinic. The doctors considered that chess was too much of a strain for Diemer's nerves and <they forbade him to play the game.> In six years this order was recinded, and Diemer, while no longer in form, nonetheless took great enjoyment in his return."

Mar-15-10  nuwanda: i think people with a nazi background shouldnt be given any platform, nowhere. i cannot understand why people here congrate him to his birthday, think he's a fancy person, cg.com chooses him for the game of the day, etc. he was a supporter of a fascistic system.

nothing more to say...

Mar-15-10  micartouse: Who are these coming to the sacrifice?
To what green altar, O mysterious priest,
Lead'st thou that heifer lowing at the skies,
And all her silken flanks with garlands drest?

This guy looks batty as a cave, but he'd probably have mated me in 20 moves.

Mar-15-10  Caissanist: There have been many strong players with truly nauseating political views. Diemer was certifiably nuts, but I don't think his politics were any more objectionable than Fischer's.
Mar-15-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  Petrosianic: <i cannot understand why people here congrate him to his birthday,>

I never understood the logic of wishing a happy birthday to deceased players at all, Nazis or no. For that matter, I never understood the reasoning behind wishing it to living players who had never frequented the site, and so had no reasonable possibility of seeing it.

Mar-15-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: I appreciate the eccentricity of such players, without having any interest in their political or religious views. As someone mentioned above, the guy played chess and wrote articles about the game during the Nazi regime. He didn't hang out with Martin Borman, he was just another schmo trying to get by.

If there is any parallell in the United States, one might look at the "red scare" times of the 1950s, when people's political, sport, and entertainment careers were ruined by being denounced as a 'Red'. Sort of like the Salem Witch Trials. At that time a lot of people kept their mouths quiet, to protect their jobs, their livlihoods. After experiencing 30% unemployment in the 1920s, a lot of everyday Germans just wanted to get by.

Mar-15-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  Petrosianic: I don't see the parallel. With the Red Scare, as with the witch trials, the big problems arose from the fact that the systems had a dickens of a time distinguishing the innocent from the guilty. That's not an issue here, though. Diemer <was> a party member, no doubt about that. The question is, what do we want to do about it? I wouldn't refuse to play the Blackmar-Diemer gambit because of his political affiliations (though I might refuse to play it for other reasons).

Beyond that, I'd need to know more about him. He was not banned from play after the war, so presumably, as happened with Bogolubov, FIDE examined his record and found him fairly clean.

But I still don't see the logic in wishing him happy birthday. Nazi or not, I don't think he's planning on getting out much this year.

Apr-28-10  zaxcvd: communism killed a lot more people than nazism.
May-10-10  kellmano: Great profile and great picture.

Time to play through a few of his games methinks.

May-29-10  VladimirOo: Who was the best player Diemer has ever beaten (in a serious game of course)? In his best games, I know nobody of his opponents.
Sep-24-10  smurph: Is there any other photo that could be used?
Sep-24-10  BobCrisp: <I never understood the logic of wishing a happy birthday to deceased players at all, Nazis or no.>

It's common to express sadness at the passing of players, so it makes sense to celebrate their entrance into this mortal coil.

Sep-24-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  Phony Benoni: I've always heard that today is the first day of the rest of your life, which means that everyday is everybody's birthday.

Happy Birthday, Everybody!

Sep-24-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: <Phony Benoni> Does that mean we are born again on every day to come?
Sep-24-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  Phony Benoni: <whiteshark> Indeed. "Groundhog Day" was on the right track.

I imagine the mothers of this world don't care much for the idea, but that's life.

Sep-24-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: <Phony Benoni: <I imagine the mothers of this world don't care much for the idea, but that's life.>>

It could have been worse: Somewhere on this globe, every ten seconds, there is a woman giving birth to a child. Someone must find and stop her!

Sep-26-11  abstract: Diemer never played against famous players?
Sep-26-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: < abstract> Well, is Efim Bogoljubov famous enough for you? --> E J Diemer vs Bogoljubov, 1949 :D
Sep-29-11  abstract: yes surely he is :o
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