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Kurt Paul Otto Joseph Richter
K Richter 
Number of games in database: 253
Years covered: 1918 to 1958

Overall record: +123 -51 =79 (64.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (35) 
    A45 D01 D00 D04 D05
 Ruy Lopez (24) 
    C84 C73 C80 C71
 French Defense (23) 
    C13 C10 C00 C12 C11
 French (21) 
    C13 C10 C12 C00 C11
 Sicilian (20) 
    B73 B63 B62 B50 B29
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (14) 
With the Black pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (25) 
    A46 E10 D02 A40 D00
 Budapest Gambit (16) 
    A51 A52
 Scandinavian (11) 
 Reti System (9) 
    A04 A06
 Sicilian (7) 
    B32 B37 B72 B20 B74
 Grunfeld (7) 
    D85 D96 D77 D95 D79
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Keres vs K Richter, 1942 0-1
   K Richter vs E Reinhardt, 1937 1-0
   K Richter vs Gruenfeld, 1928 1-0
   M Brunoehler vs K Richter, 1941 0-1
   K Richter vs L Abramavicius, 1930 1-0
   K Richter vs G G Alexandrescu, 1936 1-0
   K Richter vs Saemisch, 1933 1-0
   Saemisch vs K Richter, 1941 0-1
   K Richter vs Baratz, 1931 1-0
   B Rabar vs K Richter, 1941 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Munich (1942)
   Munich (1941)
   Podebrady (1936)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   98_A51 Fajarowicz Gambit (3... Ne4) by whiteshark
   endgame masterclass by obrit

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(born Nov-24-1900, died Dec-29-1969, 69 years old) Germany

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Kurt Richter was born in Berlin. FIDE awarded him the IM title in 1950 on its first designation of titleholders. He was a sharp attacking player and theoretician. The Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer (B60) and Richter-Veresov Attack (D01) are both named for him. His most successful year was 1935, when he won the German Championship and shared 1st place with Efim Bogoljubov at a category 8 tournament in Berlin. After World War II he largely gave up playing for writing. He died in Berlin in 1969.

Wikipedia article: Kurt Richter

 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 253  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. E Kipke vs K Richter 0-123 1918 BerlinC26 Vienna
2. W Schlage vs K Richter  1-048 1920 20th Congress of the German Chess FederationA46 Queen's Pawn Game
3. K Richter vs S Rotenstein 0-121 1920 Berlin CLC46 Three Knights
4. W Kretzschmar vs K Richter  0-126 1920 Berlin CLC48 Four Knights
5. K Richter vs Hohensee  1-022 1924 BerlinB07 Pirc
6. K Richter vs W Kretzschmar  1-036 1925 Berlin-chD00 Queen's Pawn Game
7. S Rotenstein vs K Richter 0-156 1928 It Cafe KoenigA52 Budapest Gambit
8. K Richter vs Bogoljubov  0-177 1928 It Cafe KoenigC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
9. K Richter vs P List  1-059 1928 It Cafe KoenigB02 Alekhine's Defense
10. B Kostic vs K Richter 1-048 1928 It Cafe KoenigA04 Reti Opening
11. K Richter vs K Helling  0-165 1928 It Cafe KoenigB25 Sicilian, Closed
12. K Richter vs Saemisch  0-129 1928 It Cafe KoenigC41 Philidor Defense
13. L Steiner vs K Richter  0-140 1928 It Cafe KoenigB74 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
14. P F Johner vs K Richter  ½-½74 1928 It Cafe KoenigE15 Queen's Indian
15. K Richter vs Steuber 1-020 1928 BerlinC13 French
16. K Richter vs Ahues 1-036 1928 It Cafe KoenigC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
17. K Richter vs Gruenfeld 1-032 1928 It Cafe KoenigA45 Queen's Pawn Game
18. W Von Holzhausen vs K Richter  1-075 1928 It Cafe KoenigC42 Petrov Defense
19. K Richter vs W Orbach  1-041 1929 DSB-26.KongressD05 Queen's Pawn Game
20. K Richter vs B Koch  1-037 1930 Swinemuende GERD04 Queen's Pawn Game
21. Flohr vs K Richter  ½-½69 1930 Swinemuende GERA40 Queen's Pawn Game
22. Stahlberg vs K Richter  0-146 1930 Swinemuende GERA52 Budapest Gambit
23. K Richter vs H Wagner  ½-½30 1930 Swinemuende GERD01 Richter-Veresov Attack
24. K Richter vs Rellstab 0-140 1930 Swinemuende GERC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
25. Saemisch vs K Richter  1-041 1930 Swinemuende GERA46 Queen's Pawn Game
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Dec-19-10  Alan McGowan: The position quoted by 'Pawn and Two'did not involve Kurt Richter. It was played between Erik Richter and Dörnte (Doernte)in 1939, in Berlin. The position is given by Kurt Richter in 'Schachmatt'(1950), referenced in the Foreword and on page 60.
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  GrahamClayton: An example of the "Executioner" at his attacking best:

[Event "?"]
[Site "Berlin"]
[Date "1932.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Richter, Kurt Paul Otto Joseph"]
[Black "NN"]
[Result "1-0"]

1. e4 ♘f6 2. e5 ♘d5 3. ♗c4 ♘b6 4. ♗b3 c5 5. ♘a3 ♘c6 6. ♘f3 g6 7. ♕e2 ♗g7 8. h4 h6 9. d4 cxd4 10. h5 g5 11. ♘b5 O-O 12. ♗xg5 a6

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13. ♘d6 ♕c7 14. ♗xh6 exd6 15. ♕c4 ♔h8 16. ♘g5 f5 17. exf6 1-0

Source: Bill Wall, “500 Alekhine Miniatures”, Chess Enterprises, Moon Township, Pennsylvania, 1994

Nov-24-11  Antiochus: Had he made an international career, he could be considered sucessor of Rudolf Spielmann as "The Last Romantic". Richter's taste in openings was nearly
to the wild and their sacrifices were noisy, but his career was restricted to the Germany.

He was a prolific author-as can be seen
in his biography on German wikipedia - but only one work was published in English language
"Chess combination as a fine art".

Nov-24-11  JoergWalter: <Antiochus> Kurt Richter nicknamed "Der Scharfrichter" = "the executioner".

His books are good and entertaining.

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  wordfunph: <JoergWalter>

..or another version --- "Executioner of Berlin"

Nov-24-11  JoergWalter: <wordfunph: "Executioner of Berlin">

right, "Scharfrichter von Berlin"

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  HeMateMe: I looked him up on Amazon, some chess books, nothing titled "Executioner of Berlin". Is this a book?
Nov-24-11  JoergWalter: <HeMateMe> "executioner of Berlin" was his nickname I am not aware of a book with that title by K. Richter. But his collection of shortgames ("666 shortgames of chess") and combinations ("the fine art of chess combination") are excellent. (I'm not sure about the english titles which are my translation)
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  whiteshark: <H#M: Is this a book?> No, it's just a <nickname> and not a job description. It's coming from a wordplay in German.

<scharf> (= sharp, spicy, hot, subtle, caustic, aggressive) to name a few of its meanings)


<Richter> (= judge) is a common name in Germany


<Scharfrichter> = executioner

Nov-24-11  blackburne: No "Notable games" of Kurt Richter... uuuuffff

See this:

Nov-24-11  JoergWalter: One of my first games when I learned chess (Pachmann, Mittelspielpraxis):

K Richter vs L Abramavicius, 1930

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  Penguincw: Well it's been about 111 years since he was born.
Jan-29-12  Antiochus: "Everything is very simple, but you have to see it on the chessboard"

Kurt Richter.

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  wordfunph: "Wherever there are chess players, there will be mistakes and if this should ever be different, it will be the end of chess."

- IM Kurt Richter

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  HeMateMe: This guy has enough names to be the Beatles. I'm almost certain that somebody, somewhere, has had their name legally changed to John Paul George Ringo...maybe the surname is Fab? Dunno...
Jul-20-12  Cemoblanca: This man had certainly Brazilian roots! :D
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  brankat: R.I.P. Herr Richter.
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  TheFocus: <What would Chess be without silly mistakes?> - Kurt Richter.
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  TheFocus: Rest in peace, Kurt Richter.
Dec-29-15  thomastonk: From his biography above: <His most successful year was 1935, when he won the German Championship and shared 1st place with Efim Bogoljubov at a category 8 tournament in Berlin.> A category 8 tournament in 1935?! What's that?
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  hemy: CG database includes 3 games Kurt Richter vs Karl Helling, but missing one more, played in Berlin championship 1936.

It was published in Tidskrift for schack, April 1936, page 91.

[Event "Berlin championship"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "1936.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Richter, Kurt"]
[Black "Helling, Karl"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B15"]
[PlyCount "69"]

1. e4 c6 2. Nc3 d5 3. Nf3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Nf6 5. Ng3 g6 6. d4 Bg7 7. Bc4 O-O 8. O-O Bg4 9. c3 Nbd7 10. Re1 Nd5 11. h3 Bxf3 12. Qxf3 N5b6 13. Bb3 e5 14. Ne4 exd4 15. Bg5 Qc7 16. cxd4 Nd5 17. Nc3 N7b6 18. Bxd5 Nxd5 19. Nxd5 cxd5 20. Qxd5 Qb6 21. Re4 Qxb2 22. Rae1 h6 23. Be7 Rfc8 24. Rf4 Rc1 25. Qxf7+ Kh8 26. Rxc1 Qxc1+ 27. Kh2 g5 28. Rf6 Rg8 29. d5 g4 30. d6 gxh3 31. d7 Qf1 32. Rxh6+ Bxh6 33. Bf6+ Rg7 34. d8=Q+ Kh7 35. Qdg8# 1-0

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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Kurt Richter.
Dec-20-16  morfishine: I guess Richter's parents couldn't decide what to name him
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  hemy: Alan McGowan is finishing his research of many years about Kurt Richter. His book will be published shortly. I will get this book as a personal gift from Alan.
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  WannaBe: From Vsevolod Rauzer

White's Bg5 (apparently) is Richter's favourite move. =)

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