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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
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 King's Gambit Accepted (9) 
    C33 C39 C34 C37
 Sicilian (8) 
    B50 B21 B84 B83 B24
 Ruy Lopez (7) 
    C88 C77 C66 C64 C75
 French (5) 
    C10 C11
 Queen's Pawn Game (5) 
    D02 D05 A50
 French Defense (5) 
    C10 C11
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (13) 
    C74 C66 C78 C65 C71
 Queen's Pawn Game (11) 
    A50 D05 D00 D02 D04
 Semi-Slav (7) 
    D43 D48 D47
 King's Gambit Accepted (5) 
    C37 C38 C34 C33
 Slav (5) 
    D18 D13 D11
 Four Knights (4) 
    C49 C48
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   S Von Freymann vs L Forgacs, 1909 1-0
   S Von Freymann vs Rubinstein, 1912 1-0
   Schlechter vs S Von Freymann, 1909 1/2-1/2
   S Von Freymann vs Burn, 1909 1/2-1/2
   Alapin vs S Von Freymann, 1912 0-1
   S Von Freymann vs O Bernstein, 1909 1/2-1/2
   S Von Freymann vs Bogoljubov, 1914 1-0
   S Von Freymann vs I Rabinovich, 1934 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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SERGEY NIKOLAEVICH VON FREYMANN
(born 1882, died 1946, 63 years old) Russia

[what is this?]
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.

 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 146  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. S Von Freymann vs Rubinstein  1-031 1907 Fifth All-Russian ChampionshipD05 Queen's Pawn Game
2. Schlechter vs S Von Freymann ½-½30 1909 St PetersburgC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
3. S Von Freymann vs Tartakower 0-146 1909 St PetersburgA43 Old Benoni
4. Znosko-Borovsky vs S Von Freymann 1-036 1909 St PetersburgC49 Four Knights
5. S Von Freymann vs I Rabinovich 1-034 1909 VilniusC49 Four Knights
6. Rubinstein vs S Von Freymann 1-020 1909 RUSD33 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
7. S Von Freymann vs A Speijer ½-½30 1909 St PetersburgD02 Queen's Pawn Game
8. S Von Freymann vs Duras 0-126 1909 St PetersburgD02 Queen's Pawn Game
9. Mieses vs S Von Freymann 1-035 1909 St PetersburgC44 King's Pawn Game
10. S Von Freymann vs Vidmar 0-132 1909 St PetersburgD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
11. Salwe vs S Von Freymann 1-047 1909 St PetersburgA53 Old Indian
12. Rubinstein vs S Von Freymann 1-016 1909 St PetersburgD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
13. Dus Chotimirsky vs S Von Freymann  0-138 1909 St PetersburgD02 Queen's Pawn Game
14. S Von Freymann vs L Forgacs 1-025 1909 St PetersburgA83 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
15. S Von Freymann vs Burn ½-½19 1909 St PetersburgD40 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
16. S Von Freymann vs Salwe 1-034 1909 VilniusC49 Four Knights
17. S Von Freymann vs Teichmann 0-119 1909 St PetersburgC50 Giuoco Piano
18. J Perlis vs S Von Freymann 0-156 1909 St PetersburgC49 Four Knights
19. S Von Freymann vs Rubinstein  ½-½22 1909 Triple round robin All-Russian tournamentD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
20. S Von Freymann vs E Cohn  0-130 1909 St PetersburgC66 Ruy Lopez
21. S Von Freymann vs Spielmann ½-½24 1909 St PetersburgC55 Two Knights Defense
22. Lasker vs S Von Freymann 1-055 1909 St PetersburgD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
23. S Von Freymann vs O Bernstein ½-½101 1909 St PetersburgB24 Sicilian, Closed
24. S Globus vs S Von Freymann  0-145 1909 VilniusC77 Ruy Lopez
25. Hafe vs S Von Freymann  0-119 1911 Cologne-AD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
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Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-25-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  Calli: Skinner and Verhoeven give the last name as "Freiman". Most Russian sources also use "Freiman" , for instance, http://www.ruschess.com/Rusbase/USS... - 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

VON FREYMANN, Sergey N.
http://www.bidmonfa.com/von_freyman...
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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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  Karpova: Peter Petrovich Saburov published an interesting open letter on the All-Russian Main tournament - http://www.edochess.ca/tournaments/... - 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) - http://www.edochess.ca/tournaments/... - 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) -http://www.edochess.ca/tournaments/... (better than Master Duz-Chotimirsky)

b) Shared 2nd-3rd place at Vilnius (1909) - http://www.edochess.ca/tournaments/... (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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