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Sergey Nikolaevich von Freymann
Number of games in database: 146
Years covered: 1907 to 1938

Overall record: +46 -75 =25 (40.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 King's Gambit Accepted (9) 
    C33 C34 C37 C39
 Ruy Lopez (7) 
    C77 C84 C66 C64 C75
 Sicilian (7) 
    B50 B21 B83 B84
 Queen's Pawn Game (6) 
    D02 A40 D05 A50
 French Defense (5) 
    C10 C11
 French (5) 
    C10 C11
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (13) 
    C78 C74 C66 C61 C80
 Queen's Pawn Game (11) 
    A50 D05 D00 A46 D02
 Semi-Slav (7) 
    D43 D47 D48
 Slav (5) 
    D18 D13 D10 D11
 King's Gambit Accepted (5) 
    C37 C34 C33 C38
 Four Knights (4) 
    C49 C48
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Alapin vs S Von Freymann, 1912 0-1
   S Von Freymann vs L Forgacs, 1909 1-0
   S Von Freymann vs Breyer, 1911 1/2-1/2
   Schlechter vs S Von Freymann, 1909 1/2-1/2
   S Von Freymann vs Rubinstein, 1912 1-0
   S Von Freymann vs Burn, 1909 1/2-1/2
   S Von Freymann vs Bogoljubov, 1914 1-0
   S Von Freymann vs I Rabinovich, 1934 1/2-1/2
   S Von Freymann vs Duras, 1912 1-0
   S Von Freymann vs O Bernstein, 1909 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   USSR Championship (1929)
   Abbazia (1912)
   Vilnius All-Russian Masters (1912)
   USSR Championship (1927)
   St. Petersburg (1909)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Vilnius 1912 (All-Russian Masters) by Phony Benoni
   USSR Championship 1929 by Phony Benoni

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(born 1882, died 1946, 64 years old) Russia

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Sergey Nikolaevich von Freymann was one of the strongest masters around the time of the Russian revolution. He beat Eugene Aleksandrovich Znosko-Borovsky in a match in 1911, was four times Uzbekistani champion and finished 2nd in the 1929 USSR Championship.

Wikipedia article: Sergey von Freymann

 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 146  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. S Von Freymann vs Rubinstein  1-0311907Fifth All-Russian ChampionshipD05 Queen's Pawn Game
2. Rubinstein vs S Von Freymann 1-0201909RUSD33 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
3. S M Globus vs S Von Freymann 0-1451909VilniusC77 Ruy Lopez
4. S Von Freymann vs I Rabinovich 1-0341909VilniusC49 Four Knights
5. S Von Freymann vs Tartakower 0-1461909St. PetersburgA43 Old Benoni
6. Znosko-Borovsky vs S Von Freymann 1-0361909St. PetersburgC49 Four Knights
7. S Von Freymann vs A Speijer ½-½301909St. PetersburgD02 Queen's Pawn Game
8. Lasker vs S Von Freymann 1-0551909St. PetersburgD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
9. S Von Freymann vs Vidmar 0-1321909St. PetersburgD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
10. J Perlis vs S Von Freymann 0-1561909St. PetersburgC49 Four Knights
11. S Von Freymann vs Burn ½-½191909St. PetersburgD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
12. J Mieses vs S Von Freymann 1-0351909St. PetersburgC44 King's Pawn Game
13. S Von Freymann vs Duras 0-1261909St. PetersburgD02 Queen's Pawn Game
14. Dus Chotimirsky vs S Von Freymann  0-1381909St. PetersburgD02 Queen's Pawn Game
15. S Von Freymann vs E Cohn  0-1301909St. PetersburgC66 Ruy Lopez
16. S Von Freymann vs Teichmann 0-1191909St. PetersburgC50 Giuoco Piano
17. Schlechter vs S Von Freymann ½-½301909St. PetersburgC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
18. S Von Freymann vs L Forgacs 1-0251909St. PetersburgA83 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
19. Rubinstein vs S Von Freymann 1-0161909St. PetersburgD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
20. S Von Freymann vs O Bernstein ½-½1011909St. PetersburgA07 King's Indian Attack
21. S Von Freymann vs Spielmann ½-½241909St. PetersburgC55 Two Knights Defense
22. Salwe vs S Von Freymann 1-0471909St. PetersburgA53 Old Indian
23. S Von Freymann vs Salwe 1-0341909VilniusC49 Four Knights
24. S Von Freymann vs Rubinstein ½-½221909Triple round robin All-Russian tournamentD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
25. S Von Freymann vs F Gutmayer 1-0231911Cologne-AA40 Queen's Pawn Game
 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 146  PGN Download
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  Calli: Skinner and Verhoeven give the last name as "Freiman". Most Russian sources also use "Freiman" , for instance, - Sergey didn't do too well in 1934! The St. Petersburg tournament book, however, does go with "von Freymann".

So what is the story? Why did he sometimes use a German version of his name? <Sneaky Pete> - maybe you know? :-)

May-03-06  BIDMONFA: Sergey Nikolaevich Von Freymann


May-03-06  Knight13: I don't reall know this guy, but he did achieve some good accomplishments!
Mar-28-11  amaurobius: <Knight13: I don't reall know this guy, but he did achieve some good accomplishments!>

According to CG database, 3-1 against pre-war Rubinstein, including 2-0 in Rubinstein's annus mirabilis 1912! He also scalped Alekhine in 1912.

Aug-19-12  Karpova: The St. Petersburg Chess Association arranged a master tournament that went from mid-november to mid-december 1907 which Von Freymann won in impressive style:

1. Von Freymann 8.5
2-3. Alapin 7.0
2-3. Lebedev 7.0
4. A. Romanovsky* 5.5
5-6. Abkin 5.0
5-6. Kojalowitsch 5.0
7-8. Henneberger 3.0
7-8. Tereshchenko 3.0
9. Schukowski 1.0
10. Rosenkrantz (played only two games (both losses) and then dropped out)

From page 122 of the 1908 'Wiener Schachzeitung'

* Most likely Alexander Arsenievich Romanovsky

Feb-09-14  Karpova: Peter Petrovich Saburov published an interesting open letter on the All-Russian Main tournament - - to commence on October 1911.

They wanted the strongest Russian players to participate, except for winners of International and/or All-Russian Main tournaments.

Von Freymann of St. Petersburg also registered for that tournament giving the following reasons:

1) He had only participated in one International tournament - St Petersburg (1909) - and didn't reach the first third of the standings (the <Meisterdrittel>, the master third).

2) At the International mixed tournament in Cologne (1911) - - he didn't win 1st prize.

He added that he was willing to participate even without competing for the money prizes, as he merely wanted to prove his Master class to be admitted to International Master tournaments in the future.

The reply by the St. Petersburg Chess Club board was:

1. His repeated successes

a) He was the best among the non-masters at the 5th All-Russian tournament in Lodz (1907) - (better than Master Duz-Chotimirsky)

b) Shared 2nd-3rd place at Vilnius (1909) - (ahead of Masters Duz-Chotimirsky and Salwe)

c) He beat Master Znosko-Borovsky in a match in 1911

d) At Cologne (1911, see above) he shared place with Master Rotlewi, remaining just 1/2 behind winner Lowcki - he was even regarded as the "moral victor", forfeiting a game as he came too late. So he doesn't need to prove anymore that he is a Master.

2. The Lodz (1907), Vilnius (1909), several local competitions around St. Petersburg and the Cologne (1911) tournament demonstrated that von Freymann is quite as strong as the Masters Rotlewi, Salwe, Duz-Chotimirsky, Znosko-Borovsky, Levenfish and Rabinovich.

3. His Mastership is also being recognised abroad, as a) the Cologne committee was first not sure whether to admit him or not and later decided to admit him and other foreign Masters. b) The Carlsbad committee didn't have anything against his participation - only the great number of registrations and the fact that he wanted to play in Cologne (the Carlsbad committee didn't want that) led to him not being admitted. c) Von Freymann is part of the list of participants of the planned New York Master tournament.

So the board decided

1. to not admit von Freymann as a Master to the Main tournament.

2. to publish their decision to enable von Freymann to participate in International Master tournaments as we wish that also.

St. Petersburg, September 19 / October 2, 1911.

Source: Pages 319-320 of the September-October 1911 'Wiener Schachzeitung'

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