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Geza Janny
Number of games in database: 6
Years covered: 1898 to 1927
Overall record: +6 -0 =0 (100.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Jul-11-1879, 139 years old) Hungary

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Dr. Géza Janny was born in Budapest and died in Turnu (Tornya). (1932.01.18 or 1933.01.18).

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Schiffers vs G Janny 0-1101898BudapestC44 King's Pawn Game
2. Heltay vs G Janny 0-1121916BudapestA40 Queen's Pawn Game
3. G Janny vs I Gudju 1-0221920BucharestC51 Evans Gambit
4. G Janny vs L Steiner 1-0151922HUNC30 King's Gambit Declined
5. I Abraham vs G Janny 0-1181923AradC44 King's Pawn Game
6. Bildhauer vs G Janny 0-1111927Sopron B00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
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  offramp: <chessgames> Either the first game here, Heltay v Janny, is by a different Janny, or it was not from 1816 - that is the year Janny was born.
Jul-05-04  markt: Was he still playing and winning games at the age of 111?!! Amazing!
Jul-31-04  RonB52734: Of course, there are a handful of games of Paul Morphy playing Alonzo Morphy, who I believe was Paul's father.
Jul-31-04  HailM0rphy: Whats the have to do with janny?
Jul-31-04  SBC: <RonB52734>
Is there some point to that??


I did a search for Heltay and Janny. I only found this game on one site, which happened to feature old games. Among thse old games were two of Greco playing Paolo Boi. Now, unless Boi crawled out of his grave to play these games, they're bogus. Janny, 1816 could be equally so. This leaves Janny 1898-1927 who no one has heard of. Could he be David Janowski who was active during this time frame (he died in 1927)?


Jul-31-04  Dick Brain: He appears to be some anonymous ringer but neither Paul or Alonzo Morphy definitely. Maybe a chess hustler.
Aug-01-04  RonB52734: Ah, yes. The point was to illustrate that it was possible there are two Jannys.
Aug-01-04  sneaky pete: One Janny is enough! The 1816 game is clearly from (around) 1916. An Englund gambit, declined even, in 1816? Ridiculous.
Aug-06-04  Dick Brain: I have seen the Heltay vs Janny game elsewhere as having been played in 1916.
Jun-24-08  abstraction: All the games of "Janny" seem composed. I wonder who is behind them.
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  GrahamClayton: I believe that Janny is Dr Geza Janny, a Hungarian doctor of medicine from Arad. He was a famous chess historian, and he wrote the preface in the tournament book of Chess Congress of Győr in 1924.
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  FSR: This Janny is the greatest player this side of Prince Andrey Dadian of Mingrelia!
Feb-08-12  Marcelo Bruno: And I could speculate this: Schiffers-Janowski.
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  Calli: You mean this is not the girl that Mitch Rider and the Detroit Wheels sang about?
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  WannaBe: <Calli> No, this Janny, she's got a gun!
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  Jim Bartle: Was excellent in "The West Wing."
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