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Emil Kemeny
E Kemeny 
Chicago, Illinois, 1904.
From the Chicago Daily News negatives collection, SDN-002695
 
Number of games in database: 39
Years covered: 1895 to 1905
Overall record: +17 -14 =8 (53.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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EMIL KEMENY
(born Jan-13-1860, died May-01-1925, 65 years old) Hungary (federation/nationality United States of America)

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During parts of the 1890s, he had a chess column in the Philadelphia Public Ledger.

Wikipedia article: Emil Kemeny


 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 39  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. E Kemeny vs Pillsbury 1-0351895PhiladelphiaC51 Evans Gambit
2. Showalter vs E Kemeny 1-0861896Showalter - Kemeny US ChampionshipC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
3. E Kemeny vs Showalter  ½-½441896Showalter - Kemeny US ChampionshipC48 Four Knights
4. Showalter vs E Kemeny  1-0431896Showalter - Kemeny US ChampionshipC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
5. E Kemeny vs Showalter  1-0321896Showalter - Kemeny US ChampionshipC48 Four Knights
6. Showalter vs E Kemeny  1-0391896Showalter - Kemeny US ChampionshipC67 Ruy Lopez
7. E Kemeny vs Showalter  1-0271896Showalter - Kemeny US ChampionshipC48 Four Knights
8. Showalter vs E Kemeny  1-0651896Showalter - Kemeny US ChampionshipC67 Ruy Lopez
9. E Kemeny vs Showalter  1-0391896Showalter - Kemeny US ChampionshipC48 Four Knights
10. Showalter vs E Kemeny 1-0701896Showalter - Kemeny US ChampionshipC67 Ruy Lopez
11. E Kemeny vs Showalter  ½-½841896Showalter - Kemeny US ChampionshipD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
12. Showalter vs E Kemeny  1-0431896Showalter - Kemeny US ChampionshipC67 Ruy Lopez
13. E Kemeny vs Showalter  ½-½521896Showalter - Kemeny US ChampionshipC48 Four Knights
14. Showalter vs E Kemeny  0-1511896Showalter - Kemeny US ChampionshipC67 Ruy Lopez
15. E Kemeny vs Showalter  ½-½311896Showalter - Kemeny US ChampionshipC48 Four Knights
16. Showalter vs E Kemeny  1-0331896Showalter - Kemeny US ChampionshipC67 Ruy Lopez
17. E Kemeny vs Showalter 1-0401897Franklin CC vs Manhattan CCC67 Ruy Lopez
18. E Kemeny vs J M Hanham 1-0271897New York State vs PennsylvaniaC41 Philidor Defense
19. E Kemeny vs E Delmar  1-0381897New York State vs PennsylvaniaA40 Queen's Pawn Game
20. L C Karpinski vs E Kemeny 1-0241897Franklin Chess Club OffhandC67 Ruy Lopez
21. E Kemeny vs E Delmar  1-0231898New York v Pennsylvania State Teams MatchC41 Philidor Defense
22. Lipschutz vs E Kemeny  0-1771899New York v Pennsylvania Interstate Teams MatchC67 Ruy Lopez
23. E Kemeny vs J M Hanham  1-0431899New York v Pennsylvania Interstate Teams MatchC41 Philidor Defense
24. O Roething vs E Kemeny  0-1331899New York v Pennsylvania Interstate Teams MatchC67 Ruy Lopez
25. J Sawyer vs E Kemeny  ½-½591904Western ChampionshipD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 39  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
May-25-07  Petrosianic: Kemeny played and lost a US Championship match with Jackson Showalter in 1896, but I've never been able to turn up any of the games, or even the final score.
Dec-11-08
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  Phony Benoni: <Petrosianic> No games, but the final score was +7 -4 =4 for Showalter. Kemeny was no pushover.
Dec-11-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: further http://www.correspondencechess.com/...
Dec-12-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  Pawn and Two: <Phony Benoni & Petrosianic> The following position, was given in: "Essays In American Chess History" by John Hilbert. It is from game six of the US Championship match between Kemeny and Showalter, in Philadelphia 1896.

Position after 23...cxd3:


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The concluding moves were: 24.Bh6! d2 25.Rg7+ Kh8 26.Rxh7+ Kxh7 27.Qg6+ 1-0

Jul-31-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  GrahamClayton: Photo:

http://memory.loc.gov/ndlpcoop/ichi...

Feb-16-12  BIDMONFA: Emil Kemeny

KEMENY, Emil
http://www.bidmonfa.com/kemeny_emil...
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Feb-16-12  Nosnibor: Did E Kemeny help improve the American economy?
Mar-23-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: Emil Kemeny: A Life in Chess by John S. Hilbert

http://www.amazon.com/Emil-Kemeny-J...

Jul-15-13  notyetagm: <Pawn and Two: ... The following position, was given in: "Essays In American Chess History" by John Hilbert. <<<It is from game six of the US Championship match between Kemeny and Showalter, in Philadelphia 1896.>>>>

E Kemeny vs Showalter, 1896

Feb-03-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: <Emil Kemeny: A Life in Chess by John S. Hilbert>

001 Preface
003 A Note on Sources and Annotations
005 Introduction
007 1. In Buda, in Pest...
016 2. A New York Reputation: 1890-1891
048 3. New York Master: 1891-1892
076 4. Philadelphia’s Finest
102 5. Domination: 1893-1895
142 6. Showalter-Kemeny: 1896 U.S. Championship Match 167 7. At the Franklin, and Two Summer Meetings
219 8. The Final Years in Philadelphia
253 9. Kemeny, Writer
282 10. St. Louis and Chicago
308 11. Back in Budapest
319 Appendix: "International Chess Tournaments" (1904) 325 Tournament and Match Record
327 Crosstables
332 Bibliography
335 Index to Openings--ECO Codes
336 Index to Kemeny’s Games by Opponent
337 Index to Others’ Games
338 General Index

About the Book
Emil Kemeny appeared on the American chess scene in 1890, a Hungarian chess player on the Lower East Side who had difficulty with English. Within a decade he was considered one of the country’s finest chess players and writers. He dominated chess in both Philadelphia and Chicago, where he lived between 1893 and early 1906.

Congenial and modest, Kemeny was appreciated for his chess play and valued for the strong friendships he formed during his years in the United States. A tenacious competitor despite poor health, he fought Showalter for the national title, ran his own chess magazine, and provided detailed coverage of Monte Carlo 1903.

His chess career as player and writer is presented in detail. Common databases rarely include more than 35 of his games; this book has 227--sixty or more against Halpern, Hanham, Voigt, Showalter and Pillsbury--most with annotations; 361 diagrams. Forty additional period games, hundreds of source notes, tournament and match records, crosstables, a bibliography, and openings, player, and general indexes complete the work.

About the Author
<John S. Hilbert> is the author of a dozen books and more than 100 articles on chess history. He lives in Amherst, New York.

Jan-13-16
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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Emil Kemeny.
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