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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 C18
 French (21) 
    C13 C10 C12 C00 C11
 Sicilian (20) 
    B73 B29 B84 B63 B50
 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) 
    B72 B74 B20 B60 B73
 Grunfeld (7) 
    D85 D95 D77 D79 D74
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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 G G Alexandrescu, 1936 1-0
   K Richter vs Gruenfeld, 1928 1-0
   K Richter vs L Abramavicius, 1930 1-0
   K Richter vs W Jurgschat, 1952 1-0
   M Brunoehler vs K Richter, 1941 0-1
   Saemisch vs K Richter, 1941 0-1
   K Richter vs Saemisch, 1933 1-0
   K Richter vs Vladimir Petrov, 1936 1/2-1/2

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 YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. E Kipke vs K Richter 0-1231918BerlinC26 Vienna
2. W Schlage vs K Richter  1-048192020th Congress of the German Chess FederationA46 Queen's Pawn Game
3. K Richter vs S Rotenstein 0-1211920Berlin CLC46 Three Knights
4. W Kretzschmar vs K Richter  0-1261920Berlin CLC48 Four Knights
5. K Richter vs Hohensee 1-0221924BerlinB07 Pirc
6. K Richter vs W Kretzschmar  1-0361925Berlin-chD00 Queen's Pawn Game
7. S Rotenstein vs K Richter 0-1561928It Cafe KoenigA52 Budapest Gambit
8. K Richter vs Bogoljubov  0-1771928It Cafe KoenigC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
9. K Richter vs P List  1-0591928It Cafe KoenigB02 Alekhine's Defense
10. B Kostic vs K Richter 1-0481928It Cafe KoenigA04 Reti Opening
11. K Richter vs K Helling  0-1651928It Cafe KoenigA07 King's Indian Attack
12. K Richter vs Saemisch  0-1291928It Cafe KoenigC41 Philidor Defense
13. L Steiner vs K Richter  0-1401928It Cafe KoenigB74 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
14. P F Johner vs K Richter  ½-½741928It Cafe KoenigE15 Queen's Indian
15. K Richter vs Steuber 1-0201928BerlinC13 French
16. K Richter vs Ahues 1-0361928It Cafe KoenigC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
17. K Richter vs Gruenfeld 1-0321928It Cafe KoenigA45 Queen's Pawn Game
18. W Von Holzhausen vs K Richter  1-0751928It Cafe KoenigC42 Petrov Defense
19. K Richter vs W Orbach  1-0411929DSB-26.KongressD05 Queen's Pawn Game
20. K Richter vs H Wagner  ½-½301930SwinemuendeD01 Richter-Veresov Attack
21. Flohr vs K Richter  ½-½691930SwinemuendeA40 Queen's Pawn Game
22. K Richter vs Erik Andersen 1-0421930SwinemuendeC42 Petrov Defense
23. K Richter vs Stoltz  0-1331930SwinemuendeC56 Two Knights
24. Saemisch vs K Richter  1-0411930SwinemuendeA46 Queen's Pawn Game
25. K Richter vs Rellstab 0-1401930SwinemuendeC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
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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.
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  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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  Telemus: <hemy>, is it allowed to ask if the book has been published in the meantime?
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  hemy: <Telemus> I will ask Alan McGowan for update regarding his book.
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  hemy: <Telemus> Last update from Alan McGowan: Manuscript delivered to publisher. No scheduled publishing date yet.
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  Telemus: Thank you very much, <hemy>! I'm really looking forward to this book.
Jan-29-18  Scuvy: According to Amazon, publication date is July 21, 2018. I put in my pre-pub order and look forward to Mr. McGowan's book. It is high time someone wrote an English-language book on Richter and his games.
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  hemy: <Scuvy> I'm in touch with Alan McGowan from November 2013, when he was already working on this project. Can't wait to get this book.

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