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Arnold Aurbach
Number of games in database: 20
Years covered: 1912 to 1925
Overall record: +8 -8 =4 (50.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(died Dec-31-1952) Poland (federation/nationality France)

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Wikipedia article: Arnold Aurbach

Last updated: 2017-10-07 05:42:48

 page 1 of 1; 20 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Aurbach vs S Von Freymann  0-1181912AbbaziaC34 King's Gambit Accepted
2. E Cohn vs A Aurbach  0-1271912AbbaziaC39 King's Gambit Accepted
3. A Aurbach vs M Lowcki 1-0431912AbbaziaC37 King's Gambit Accepted
4. A Aurbach vs Duras 0-1591912AbbaziaC36 King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense
5. J Szekely vs A Aurbach  0-1391912AbbaziaC36 King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense
6. A Aurbach vs S Rosselli del Turco 0-1371912AbbaziaC38 King's Gambit Accepted
7. A Aurbach vs Spielmann 0-1401912AbbaziaC37 King's Gambit Accepted
8. Reti vs A Aurbach 0-1241912AbbaziaC37 King's Gambit Accepted
9. A Aurbach vs Capablanca 1-0611913Paris 1680C31 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
10. Capablanca vs A Aurbach 1-0551913Paris casualD02 Queen's Pawn Game
11. Capablanca vs A Aurbach 1-0281914MatchD08 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit
12. A Aurbach vs Capablanca 0-1271914MatchC45 Scotch Game
13. A Aurbach vs Alekhine 1-0261922Exhibition gameB02 Alekhine's Defense
14. A Aurbach vs Alekhine ½-½231922ParisC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
15. A Aurbach vs W Michel  1-0351925BernC49 Four Knights
16. W Michel vs A Aurbach  ½-½331925BernE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
17. A Aurbach vs O Naegeli  1-0531925BernB83 Sicilian
18. A Aurbach vs Alekhine ½-½601925BerneB02 Alekhine's Defense
19. O Naegeli vs A Aurbach  1-0321925BernA40 Queen's Pawn Game
20. Alekhine vs A Aurbach  ½-½291925BerneC10 French
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Jul-17-05  aw1988: Look at his games! This appears to be a very strong player.
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  Ron: An interesting discovery. has more of games--for example a loss to Capablanca which is not yet here.
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  Gypsy: It seems that Aurbach was a Frenchman. He played in the thematic Abbazia (Opatia) 1912 KGA tournament, but got sick and had to leave after the first round (+5 -5 =1).
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  Calli: Aurbach is an interesting player. He played both Capablanca and Alekhine very well. Think I read somewhere that when Alekhine moved to Paris, he had a great deal of trouble with Aurbach in their offhand games and no wins in their formal contests. Unfortunately, IIRC, Aurbach turned to the dark side after 1925. :->

The win over Capablanca here was a casual game played in Aurbach's apartment. Then they played a 2 game match as part of Capa's famous tour. The Cuban won both of those. I can submit them if you there is demand.

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  offramp: ...And he has the same last name as Yuri Averbakh.
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  Calli: He does? What about Red Auerbach? His real name was even Arnold.
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  whiteshark: A rather vague bio: (English);

maybe better: (Polish)

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  GrahamClayton: <Calli>Unfortunately, IIRC, Aurbach turned to the dark side after 1925.

What do you mean?

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  MissScarlett: I doubt chess prowess alone would merit informal matches with Alekhine and Capablanca. He must have been generous with his hospitality. I also doubt it's a coincidence that his victories over them made their way into print. C.N.3963 relates an exhibition game he played against Yates:

Polish Wikipedia refers to a chess 'holiday' he shared with British PM, Bonar Law, which may well account for this record: http://discovery.nationalarchives.g...

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  MissScarlett: <C.N.3963> mentions the promoter, Leo Nardus, so it's possible that he supported Aurbach's career, such that it was.
Feb-06-16  waustad: When I saw his name I though of a cigar joke, but I hate cigars, so I won't even go there.
Feb-06-16  siggemannen: According to mobile wikipedia, he died in 32 January 2017...
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  HeMateMe: How did he make time for chess, while building all of those great Celtics teams?
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  perfidious: <HMM> He had his minions rip off opponents to get high draft picks for next to nothing.
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