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Louis Uedemann
L Uedemann 
Chicago, Illinois, 1904.
From the Chicago Daily News negatives collection, SDN-002332
Number of games in database: 46
Years covered: 1891 to 1910
Overall record: +27 -16 =3 (62.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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C42 Petrov Defense (5 games)
C63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense (3 games)
C60 Ruy Lopez (2 games)
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C77 Ruy Lopez (2 games)
C67 Ruy Lopez (2 games)
C28 Vienna Game (2 games)
C71 Ruy Lopez (2 games)
D51 Queen's Gambit Declined (2 games)
C55 Two Knights Defense (2 games)

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(born Jan-10-1854, died Nov-22-1912, 58 years old) Germany (federation/nationality United States of America)

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Louis Uedemann, an active player in Chicago around the turn of the 20th century, won the Western Chess Association championship (predecessor to the US Open) in 1900 and 1902. In the 1903 championship he lost the play-off coming third Max Judd (champion) and Sydney P Johnston. 1

Uedemann was born in Saerbeck, Germany and emmigrated to the United States at the age of 12.

"(he) was always cool, calm, methodical, somewhat slow in his movements, never excited about anything. His "German thoroughness" is seen in his chess library, where he classified and indexed thousands of newspaper clippings...For over 30 years Uedemann was one of the strongest players in the country..." 2

Uedemann was the chess editor for the Chicago Tribune and created a notation code for telegraphs for cable matches which was first used in the telegraphic match between London and St. Petersburg in November 1886

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1 "New York Clipper", 7th November 1903, p 874.
2 Harry F.Lee American Chess Bulletin p.28-29; quoted in "Emil Kemeny: A Life in Chess", John S. Hilber, p.291.

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 46  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. S F Trabue vs L Uedemann 0-15518914th USA Chess AssociationC42 Petrov Defense
2. Burn vs L Uedemann  1-0261896ChicagoC28 Vienna Game
3. L Uedemann vs N MacLeod 1-0521900Western ChampionshipC41 Philidor Defense
4. L Uedemann vs E P Elliott  1-0431902Western ChampionshipC60 Ruy Lopez
5. L Uedemann vs F F Wilcox  1-0151902Western ChampionshipC78 Ruy Lopez
6. N Hald vs L Uedemann ½-½431902Western ChampionshipC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
7. G Spencer vs L Uedemann  0-12919034th Western ChampionshipC42 Petrov Defense
8. L Uedemann vs C Medinus  1-05319034th Western ChampionshipC42 Petrov Defense
9. M Judd vs L Uedemann 0-1341903Western ChampionshipC67 Ruy Lopez
10. L Uedemann vs E Friederich Schrader  0-1291903Western ChampionshipC70 Ruy Lopez
11. L Uedemann vs G A Wanchope  1-04619034th Western ChampionshipC44 King's Pawn Game
12. M Judd vs L Uedemann  1-0281903Western Championship (Playoff)C60 Ruy Lopez
13. L Uedemann vs M Judd 0-13319034th Western Championship. PlayoffC67 Ruy Lopez
14. C G Rosen vs L Uedemann  0-1361904Chicago v. Twin CitiesC49 Four Knights
15. L Uedemann vs E Shrader  1-0541904Western ChampionshipC53 Giuoco Piano
16. H Daly vs L Uedemann  1-03719045th Western ChampionshipA00 Uncommon Opening
17. Marshall vs L Uedemann  1-04119047th American Chess CongressD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
18. L Uedemann vs M Judd  1-04119047th American Chess CongressC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
19. E Shrader vs L Uedemann  0-14219047th American Chess CongressC42 Petrov Defense
20. L Uedemann vs L R Eisenberg  1-05619047th American Chess CongressC42 Petrov Defense
21. L Uedemann vs G Schwietzer 0-12819047th American Chess CongressB40 Sicilian
22. L Uedemann vs E Kemeny  ½-½2219047th American Chess CongressC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
23. L Uedemann vs S Mlotkowski  1-02619047th American Chess CongressC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
24. E Kemeny vs L Uedemann  0-13319047th American Chess CongressA40 Queen's Pawn Game
25. E Friederich Schrader vs L Uedemann  ½-½3719047th American Chess CongressC53 Giuoco Piano
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  GrahamClayton: Uedemann tied for first with Max Judd and SP Johnston in the 1903 Western Chess Association championship, with Judd winning the play-off.
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