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Julius Perlis
Number of games in database: 158
Years covered: 1904 to 1913
Overall record: +53 -54 =50 (49.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      1 exhibition game, odds game, etc. is excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (14) 
    C77 C88 C66 C83 C87
 French Defense (12) 
    C14 C11 C00 C01 C12
 King's Gambit Declined (10) 
    C30 C31
 Vienna Opening (10) 
    C29 C25
 Sicilian (8) 
    B22 B40 B29
 Four Knights (7) 
    C49 C47
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (12) 
    C77 C68 C66 C88 C86
 Queen's Pawn Game (10) 
    D02 D00 A40 A41
 Tarrasch Defense (10) 
    D32 D34 D33
 King's Gambit Declined (8) 
    C30
 Four Knights (7) 
    C48 C49 C47
 Giuoco Piano (7) 
    C50 C54 C53
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   J Perlis vs Znosko-Borovsky, 1909 1-0
   Rubinstein vs J Perlis, 1909 1/2-1/2
   Schlechter vs J Perlis, 1909 1/2-1/2
   Dus Chotimirsky vs J Perlis, 1909 0-1
   J Perlis vs Alekhine, 1911 1-0
   J Perlis vs Marshall, 1911 1/2-1/2
   J Perlis vs Salwe, 1906 1-0
   J Perlis vs Duras, 1909 1/2-1/2
   J Perlis vs E Cohn, 1909 1/2-1/2
   J Perlis vs Nimzowitsch, 1912 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Vienna (1904)
   Barmen Meisterturnier B (1905)
   1st Trebitsch Memorial (1907)
   Vienna (1908)
   St Petersburg (1909)
   Karlsbad (1911)
   San Sebastian (1912)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   San Sebastian 1912 by Archives
   Vienna 1904 by suenteus po 147
   Vienna 1907 by suenteus po 147

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JULIUS PERLIS
(born Jan-19-1880, died Sep-11-1913) Austria

[what is this?]
Julius Perlis was born in Bialystok (what is now Poland, then Russian Empire). His best tournament results included seventh place (out of nineteen players) at St. Petersburg 1909, and fifth place at San Sebastian 1912. His career and life were tragically cut short by a mountaineering accident in 1913.

Wikipedia article: Julius Perlis


 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 158  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. J Perlis vs Albin ½-½54 1904 ViennaC30 King's Gambit Declined
2. L Loewy Jr vs J Perlis  ½-½44 1904 ViennaC30 King's Gambit Declined
3. J Perlis vs Maroczy  0-133 1904 ViennaC30 King's Gambit Declined
4. J Perlis vs G Marco  ½-½40 1904 ViennaC30 King's Gambit Declined
5. G Marco vs J Perlis  0-141 1904 ViennaC30 King's Gambit Declined
6. J Perlis vs H Wolf 1-022 1904 ViennaC30 King's Gambit Declined
7. J Perlis vs L Loewy Sr  1-037 1904 ViennaC30 King's Gambit Declined
8. Schlechter vs J Perlis 1-076 1904 ViennaC30 King's Gambit Declined
9. J Perlis vs I Kopa 1-026 1905 Barmen Meisterturnier BC29 Vienna Gambit
10. Maroczy vs J Perlis 0-120 1905 ViennaC30 King's Gambit Declined
11. J Perlis vs J W Baird 1-063 1905 Barmen Meisterturnier BC25 Vienna
12. J Perlis vs L Loewy Jr  ½-½19 1905 ViennaC30 King's Gambit Declined
13. H Wolf vs J Perlis  1-070 1905 ViennaC30 King's Gambit Declined
14. J Perlis vs A Neumann 1-038 1905 Barmen Meisterturnier BC29 Vienna Gambit
15. J Perlis vs Przepiorka  1-062 1905 Barmen Meisterturnier BD60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
16. J Perlis vs A Neumann ½-½30 1905 ViennaC30 King's Gambit Declined
17. Nimzowitsch vs J Perlis 0-136 1905 Barmen Meisterturnier BB40 Sicilian
18. L Loewy Sr vs J Perlis  1-032 1905 ViennaC30 King's Gambit Declined
19. A E Post vs J Perlis  0-148 1905 Barmen Meisterturnier BB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
20. F J Lee vs J Perlis  0-154 1905 Barmen Meisterturnier BD02 Queen's Pawn Game
21. J Perlis vs Swiderski 0-126 1905 Barmen Meisterturnier BC47 Four Knights
22. Albin vs J Perlis  0-152 1905 ViennaC30 King's Gambit Declined
23. J Perlis vs L Forgacs 0-141 1905 Barmen Meisterturnier BC42 Petrov Defense
24. J Perlis vs Reggio  0-160 1905 Barmen Meisterturnier BC29 Vienna Gambit
25. J Perlis vs Fahrni  1-041 1905 Barmen Meisterturnier BC46 Three Knights
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May-02-07  vonKrolock: birthplace - Bialystok, today in Poland. According to Dr. M. Vidmar, his causa-mortis was extreme exposure to low temperatures, during a climb in the Austrian Inntaler Alps - in short, he "froze to death".
Dec-22-07
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  Karpova: <percyblakeney: being undefeated in six games against Rubinstein (all draws)>

That's wrong. The score between them is +1 =6 -0 in favor of Rubinstein. Funnily enough, their shortest game was the only decisive one: Rubinstein vs J Perlis, 1906

Sure, it says it was a draw but that's wrong (the final position is highly advantageous for White anyway) and the correction has been submitted some months ago.

The result is given correctly in "Akiva Rubinstein: Uncrowned King" by Donaldson/Minev.

Feb-10-08
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  whiteshark: During a pleasure trip he went astray and that night he was caught by death from cold exposure at a mountain/location called "Hochtor - Ostgrat"
Aug-29-08  myschkin: . . .
<Dr. Julius Perlis>
wurde am 19. Januar 1880 in Bialystok (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bia%C5...) geboren. Zu dieser Zeit gehörte seine Geburtsstadt zu Russland, heute ist es polnisches Staatsgebiet.

Julius Perlis, der schon während seiner Jugend und während des Jurastudiums begeistert Schach spielte, ließ sich nach seiner Zulassung als Rechtsanwalt in Wien nieder. Hier traf man ihn sehr häufig im Café Central an, dem Mekka der Schachspieler in Wien um die Jahrhundertwende, wo er gerne und häufig seinem Hobby frönte.

Er war jedoch nicht nur ein Hobbyspieler, sondern brachte es bei seinen insgesamt 13 Turnieren, an denen er teilnahm, zu einigen Erfolgen. 1909 nahm er am internationalen Turnier in St. Petersburg teil, hier erreichte er den 7. Platz (bei 19 Spielern). 1910 spielte er einen Wettkampf gegen Rudolf Spielmann über 5 Partien, den er nur knapp (2:3) verlor.

Seinen größten Erfolg feierte er 1912 in dem sehr stark besetzten Turnier von San Sebastian, Spanien. Hier konnte er den 5. Platz belegen, wobei er gegen den späteren Sieger, Akiba Rubinstein, zwei Remis erreichen konnte, und Aaron Nimzowitsch sogar einmal schlagen konnte, die zweite Partie endete dann unentschieden.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julius...

Trivia:

Ostgrat ~ im Volksmund "Roßschweif"

http://www.terminus.sk/~dedo/img/xe...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hochtor

Oct-02-08
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  whiteshark: Picture: http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/...
Oct-02-08
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  peyote: Why did I think this was a character from planet of the apes
Oct-02-08  zoren: wow.. this guy was really good, sad he had to die this way (drew 6 times with Rubenstein!)
Aug-10-09
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  parisattack: Perlis, Charousek and Breyer were three potentially great players whose lives and careers were cut short.
Jan-19-10
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  brankat: R.I.P. Dr.Perlis.
Jan-19-10  Red October: a fine player
Jan-12-12  LoveThatJoker: This game should be game of the day on January the 19th, 2012 in honour of Dr. Perlis' b-day!

J Perlis vs Alekhine, 1911

LTJ

Jan-19-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  brankat: A very talented young man. Sadly, a life cut short.
Aug-18-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Karpova: Dr. Perlis won the 'Jungmeister' tournament of the Vienna Chess Club in 1904:

1. Dr. Perlis 6.5
2. Augustin Neumann 6.0
3. L. Löwy 5.5
4. A. Landau 5.0
5-6. Dr. Erbmann 3.5
5-6. Dr. Vidmar 3.5
7. Hermann Weiss 2.5
8. Schenkein 2.0
9. Kern 1.5

Source: Pages 48 and 157 of the 1904 'Wiener Schachzeitung'

Jan-19-13  IndigoViolet: Hooper & Whyld blackly noted that <Perlis never reached his peak.>
Jan-19-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <IndigoViolet> One might say that, yes.
Jan-19-13  Kikoman: Rest In Peace Dr. Julius Perlis.
Jan-19-13
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  FSR: I think we can fairly assume that Dr. Perlis' skeleton is "resting" peacefully a century after his death. But it would be more entertaining if it were, say, break dancing.
Jan-19-13
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  chancho: Skeleton break dance coming right up!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCKu...

Jan-19-13
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  FSR: Thanks, <chancho>! Yes, that was far more entertaining.
May-31-13
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  Karpova: <Am 11.September ist Dr. Julius Perlis ein Opfer der Berge geworden. Er hatte sich am Hochtor in den Ennstaleralpen verstiegen und konnte, von einem Schneesturm überfallen, den Abstieg allein nicht unternehmen. Seine Hilferufe verhallten zwar nicht ungehört, doch ehe die Rettungsexpedition, welche durch das Schneetreiben aufgehalten wurde, die Unfallstelle erreichte, ist der Bedauernstwerte, an dessen furchtbarem Schicksal die ganze Schachwelt innigsten Beistand genommen hat, erfroren.>

From page 228 of the 1913 'Wiener Schachzeitung'

Jun-01-13
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  Karpova: From the 'Mitteilungen des Deutsch-Österreichischen Alpenvereines', Nr. 18, page 263; reproduced in the 1913 'Wiener Schachzeitung' on page 229:

<Auf dem Hochtor-Ostgrat erfroren. "Am 10. September verließ der Wiener Advokaturskandidat Dr. Julius Perlis um 8 Uhr 30 vormittags bei nebligem Wetter die Heßhütte. Über sein Vorhaben hatte er sich nicht bestimmt geäußert. Um 6 Uhr 30 abends wurden vom Hochtor her Hilferufe vernommen. Daraufhin gingen zwei anwesende Touristen mit dem jungen Hüttenknecht den Rufen nach, stellten bei dem einstweilen eingetretenen Schneesturme fest, daß der Hilferufende sich auf dem "Roßschweif" (Hochtor-Ostgrat) befinde, waren aber infolge Nachteinbruches und Unwetters außerstande, bis zu Perlis vorzudringen. Infolgedessen gaben sie diesem den Rat, auf seinem Grate auszuharren, da sie ihm am nächsten Tage Hilfe bringen wollten. Am 11. früh waren von Perlis keine Rufe mehr zu hören. Auf das hin durchsuchten der Hüttenwirt und sein Knecht die beiden Kare längs der Wände des "Roßschweifes", ohne eine Spur zu finden. Jetzt erst wurde von Johnsbach Hilfe gefordrt und der Vorfall der Rettungsstelle Admont gemeldet. Diese sandte in der richtigen Überlegung, daß bereits viel Zeit verstrichen war, ohne daß Klarheit geschaffen wurde, noch am 11. September drei Mann auf die Heßhütte. Dort trafen in der Früh des 12. auch drei Mann der Rettungsstelle Graz ein.

Schon bei Morgengrauen hatten sich die aus Johnsbach Gekommenen und der Knecht Lechners auf die Suche begeben. Der Leichnam Perlis, der unterhalb aller größeren Schwierigkeiten auf dem Grate selbst angetroffen wurde, wies nur kleinere Hautabschürfungen auf, hatte aber sonst keinerlei Verletzungen. Der Verunglückte war offenkundig - in seiner leichten Kleidung ungeschützt auf dem Grate selbst sitzend - eingeschlafen und erfroren. Die Leiche wurde nach Johnsbach gebracht. Da der Verunglückte gerade über einem mannshohen, schwereren Absatze an gar nicht günstiger Stelle saß und sich auf dem Gipfel keine Eintragung befand ist wohl der Schluß gerechtfertigt, daß er bis zur ersten Plattenstelle aufstieg, diese nicht bewältigte, und dann umkehred den Abstieg über den erwähnten Absatz nicht wagte.

Der Verünglückte wäre in der ersten Nacht trotz Schneesturmes für zwei erprobte Bergkameraden (allerdings mit sehr harter und langwieriger Arbeit) erreichbar gewesen. Es darf mit Recht angenommen werden, daß mit den vorhandenen Kräften ein solcher Versuch gescheitert wäre. Auch ein hervorragender Bergsteiger hätte mit einem zweiten, unbekannten oder weniger guten kaum die Aufgabe gelöst. Freilich hätte sollen unter diesen Umständen schon in der Nacht Hilfe geholt und am nächsten Morgn unbedingt der Grat selbst angegangen werden! Diese Unterlassung ist ein Fehler, der nur gerade in dem vorliegenden Falle praktisch nur einen Verzug von einem Tage in der Leichenbergung zur Folge hatte. Der als Entschuldigung angeführte Grund, daß es an diesem Tage zu stark stürmte, ist mit Rücksicht auf den Fundort der Leiche nicht stichhaltig.">

Jun-01-13
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  Karpova: A short summary of the tragedy as described in the post above:

Dr. Perlis was <Advokaturskandidat> which means that he was an aspirant to becoming a lawyer

1913.09.10, 08:30 am: Dr. Perlis leaves the Heßhütte* without clearly stating what he was intending to do.

1913.09.10, 06:30 pm: Cries for help are heard from the Hochtor* and on further inspection found to be coming from the Roßschweif* (Hochtor-Ostgrat) but due to bad weather and nightfall they are unable of helping him. So they tell Dr. Perlis to remain on the ridge as they would summon help the next day.

1913.09.11: In the morning no cries for help could be heard anymore. So the cirques of the Roßschweif were searched without result. Only now did they sent for help from Johnsbach and notified the rescue centre in Admont. Three men were sent to the Heßhütte on Sep-11 (and three more from Graz on Sep-12).

1913.09.12: It appears that the rescue team was only now, in the morning, ready to search for Dr. Perlis. They found his body on the ridge. The body showed signs of small skin-abrasions only. Dr. Perlis had worn light clothing and apparently fell to sleep on the ridge and froze to death. The body was brought back to Johnsbach. They assume that Dr. Perlis climbed up to the first "Plattenstelle"* but could not surmount it and did not dare to descend via the difficult six-foot pedestal they found him on.

They report that two experienced mountaineers could have reached him during the first night (Sep-10 to 11) but only after very hard and long work. But those people present couldn't have done it. Still, they made the mistake of not sending for help in the night already and approach the ridge the next morning. In this case, it only meant that Dr. Perlis' body was found one day later than it should have been. The excuse that the storm was too strong is repudiated with regards to the location of the body.

*many pictorial impressions of these can be found on the internet (also of what is meant by "Plattenstelle")

Jun-29-13
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  Karpova: Good result in the 1903 Vienna Amateur Tournament (there is no player page for the winner Kaplanek):

1. Karl Kaplanek 10.5
2. Perlis 9.5
3. A. Neumann 7.5
4-5. L. Loewy 6.5
4-5. M. Vidmar 6.5
6-8. Dr. Erbmann 6.0
6-8. S. A. Wolf 6.0
6-8. S. R. Wolf 6.0
9. C. Steininger 4.0
G. Martinolich 2.5*
10. Dr. Hock 1.0
Mondolfo 0.0

* Martinolich dropped out after the 6th round

Perlis scored +9 =1 -1 (lost against Kaplanek, drew against S. R. Wolf)

For those who are curious, Siegfried August Wolf won the duel against Siegfried Reginald Wolf - they may have been brothers (?).

Kaplanek was born in 1855 and lived for 7 years in the house of Hofrath Dr. Theodor Ritter von Oppolzer who introduced him to chess. As he owned a boarding school for boys in Baden near Vienna, he couldn't devote time to chess from 1885 to 1895. According to him, he was still acquainted with Philidor, Labourdonnais, Anderssen and Morphy but the names Lasker, Tarrasch and Pillsbury were foreign to him as was the new opening theory. He had to relearn the game of chess after his ten year abstinence.

Source: Pages 157-158 of the 1903 'Wiener Schachzeitung'

Sep-18-13
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  Nightsurfer: On <September 11th, 2013>, it has been the 100th return of the sad day of the fatal accident of Austrian <Dr. Julius Perlis> on <September 11th, 1913>. What a tragic and all too early loss of a master in his full bloom!
Sep-24-13
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  Nightsurfer: <Dr. Julius Perlis> has - his other achievements notwithstanding - created a very entertaining ending of a Queen Odds Game at the beginning of the 20th century - as we learn from Kurt Paul Otto Joseph Richter who has reported that rather incredible incident in his great German-language book <"Kombinationen">, 8th edition, Hollfeld (Germany) 2002, page 111.

[Event "Queen Odds Game"]
[Site "Vienna (?), Austria"]
[Date "190?.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Perlis, Julius"]
[Black "NN"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "???"]
[WhiteElo "2648"]*
[BlackElo "?"]

*The source for White's - historic - Elo-rating: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julius...

The position just before the funny finish has been as follows (please see diagram) ...


click for larger view

... White - after having conceded Queen Odds - has to defend with just one Bishop against Black Queen and Knight. But there's a ray of hope for <Dr. Julius Perlis> - since Black Queen is trapped on the square h2, please see the foregoing diagram.

Therefore Black tries to free his Queen ...

1. ... Nh3 2.Bxh3 ...

White has to eliminate Black Knight because of the threat 2. ... Qg1+ and 3. ... Qxg2 pp. (2.Bxb7??? Qxf2#)

2. ... Qxh3+??

Black should have played either 2. ... gxh3 oder 2. ... Qh1+ & 3. ... Qxh3 and winning)

3.Kg1!! ... (please see diagram as follows)


click for larger view

And now Black must resign - since Black has to move his b-Pawn because of <Zugzwang> ... with the consequences as follows:

3. ... b5

That is <Zugzwang>, for sure!

4.axb6 e.p. a5 5.b7 a4 6.b8Q a3 7.Qf8# (please see diagram as follows)


click for larger view

Therefore Black - after 3.Kg1!! ... - has no option left but to resign: 1-0

This amazing Queen Odds Game belongs to the same level as that famous Queen Odds Game Nimzowitsch vs Leelaus, 1910 !

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