|Sep-10-05|| ||Eastfrisian: His German name was "Heinz Foerder" and changed his name 1952. Porath died at the end of the 80's.|
|Sep-10-05|| ||Benzol: <Eastfrisian> See also H Y Foerder.|
In your profile you say you're interested in chess history which is great. I'm sure your biographic information on players would be warmly received by the administrators.
|Sep-10-05|| ||Eastfrisian: <Benzol> If it is not so, not really bad for me. The reader should read "all" about the players incl. the commentaries. Some of the comments are not interesting, but sometimes you'll find really big stuff.|
|Aug-23-06|| ||Mibelz: Yosef Porath died in 1996.|
|Aug-24-06|| ||vonKrolock: <Mibelz> What do You know about Antoni Wojciechowski It seems that he died young and that his famous game against Tylkowski is not enough documented...|
|Aug-24-06|| ||Mibelz: <vonKrolock> Antoni Wojciechowski (6 June 1905 – 19 January 1938) was a foremost Poznań (Posen) chess player in 1920-1930s. In 1926, he tied for 2nd-3rd in the Poznan championship. The same year, he won at the Poznan Chess Club Championship. In 1928, he won again in the Poznań championship.
Wojciechowski represented Poznań at the Polish Team championships (1st at Królewska Huta (Königshütte) 1929, and 2nd at Katowice 1934). He took 16 th place in the 3rd Polish Championship at Warsaw 1935, and 11 th in the 4th POL-ch at Jurata 1937.
He played for Poland at eighth board (+7 –2 =5 ) in unofficial Chess Olympiad at Munich 1936. He won team silver medal there.|
|Aug-25-06|| ||vonKrolock: <Mibelz>Thank You! - I will transfer the data to AW's page|
|Mar-14-07|| ||Whitehat1963: Very nice! I wonder if he was from Kazakhstan and had son named Borat.|
|Mar-10-08|| ||Benzol: He looks a gentle kind of soul in the picture and bears a resemblence to Edward Lasker.|
|Mar-10-08|| ||zooter: Only 102 games in such a long career?|
|Mar-10-08|| ||MichAdams: <He participated in all the Israel Olympic Chess Teams from 1935 in Warsaw through 1968 in Lugano, mainly playing on the first board.>|
In 1935 and 1939, it was the Palestinian team.
|Mar-10-08|| ||eyalbd: <zooter> Of course not. He obviously played many more games that are not listed in the chessgames database.|
His career was indeed long and impressive . He played against 7 world champions, won against big names such as Larsen, Keres and Gligoric.
|Jun-07-09|| ||BIDMONFA: Yosef Porat|
|Jun-07-09|| ||hedgeh0g: Hello, my name-a Porat. I come from Kazakhstan.|
|Jun-07-09|| ||Hossam Hassan: <He participated in all the Israel Olympic Chess Teams from 1935 in Warsaw through 1968 in Lugano, mainly playing on the first board.>
THERE IS NOTHING CALLED ISRAEL IN THE 1935...IT IS PALESTINE|
|Jun-07-09|| ||Hossam Hassan: In 1934 he immigrated to Israel ...AGAIN THERE WAS NOTHING CALLED ISRAEL ...IT IS PALESTINE|
|Jun-07-09|| ||myschkin: . . .
<Hossam> your statement is true, but IMO it is a legitim common position in a chess DB to handle the "geographic structure" as it is seen with "today's eyes".
I know this is often misleading/plain false or not politically correct. On the other hand I highly doubt this is hidden prejudices or arroganz. So don't get fed UP ;)
|Jun-07-09|| ||Hossam Hassan: myschkin.........u can see this in many sport federations ....one day they will correct that...im sure..thanx for the reply|
|Jun-07-09|| ||WhiteRook48: happy birthday|
|Jun-07-09|| ||myschkin: . . .
You're welcome <Hossam>
Photo (1926): http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_mMkclob_j...
For those players who complain about how they lost games due to stress, poor playing conditions, being distracted by other concerns, etc. - a lesson from Yosef Porat, in a letter to Shachmat, (May 1983, vol. 22 no. 5, issue 240:155):
"In my hometown of Breslau in lower Silesia there were two large chess clubs: the Anderssen, which had only a few Jewish members, and the Morphy, which most local Jewish players joined and had a few prominent Jewish members among its officials. A few weeks after Hitler came to power the city championship began in the Morphy’s rooms (as is known Hitler originally was the head of a coalition government and only a few weeks later became a dictator [sic] and then the “illegal” attacks against Jews and other increased.) [Porat presumably means the great increase in Hitler’s power after the passing of the so-called “Enabling Act” of March 23, 1933-A.P.]
"The championship began in the middle of March 1933 and lasted about two months. There were a few rounds left when rumors began to circulate that the Nazis might invade the club at any minute (the anti-democratic and anti-Semitic forces then becoming stronger by the day). In all of the later rounds I came to play with a feeling of great mental stress: will the round end peacefully? It is very possible this stress affected my play, in any rate I didn’t win first place as previously but only second place (after the non-Jewish master Gottlieb Machate, who also led the tournament most of the time—A.P.).
"Indeed, until the end of the championship nothing happened, but a few days later a group of SA men entered the club, expelled the Jews present, dismissed the management, and made the club into a 'National-Socialist chess club'. Some thought the Nazis would have done this sooner if I were leading the tournament!"
|Jun-07-09|| ||myschkin: . . .
From the book "Yosef Porat, The Chess Master"
"He (Porat) learned chess at the age of 9 from a relative, his late uncle Dr. Alfred (Aharon) Weiner, a lawyer first in Berlin and later in Jerusalem. This man had an extremely deep understanding of chess, but for certain reasons he didn't play in a single tournament, and limited himself to offhand games with friends. He had one of the largest chess libraries (in Israel), which he donated to the city of Jerusalem."
"For decades Weiner had corresponence with Porat, starting in Berlin in 1925 and ending soon before his (Weiner's) death in 1971. These letters are saved in Porat's house in three thick folders. Some of it is discussin about general matters, but Weiner would usually would get Porat's games and comment on them. Occassionally a certain subject would be discussed for a few letters. These letters greatly influenced Porat: 'Neither once nor twice I realize where I've gone wrong.'"
Porat was an International Master when there were less than 200 IMs in the world. By today's standards he would have been at least a Grandmaster, probably a rather strong one. Mr. Weiner is a unique, or at least very rare, case of a chess enthusiast who hasn't played in a single tournament - and yet has a Grandmaster's understanding of the game.
One of the uneforseen downsides of the chess programs' revolution is that, today, it is hard to tell by someone's analysis how good a player they are. Everybody can use Fritz! Back then, however, when someone gave you grandmaster - level analysis of your games, you could be sure they really knew chess.
(by Yosef Porat and Eliyahu Fasher)
|Feb-03-12|| ||whiteshark: Here is a picture of <Yosef Porat> amid the Palestine 1939 Olympiad team: http://www.ara.org.ar/chs/ajedrez/p...|
Zelman Kleinstein, Meir Rauch, Heinz Foerder (Yosef Porat), Moshe Czerniak, Salome Reischer, Victor Winz
|Jun-07-12|| ||solskytz: Palestine 1935 shouldn't be confused by what is named similarly today. The concept is way different. |
In 1935 it refers to the name given to a territory by the superpowers. Later it became a political statement bearing a totally different meaning.
|Oct-27-12|| ||GrahamClayton: One of Porat's original scoresheets from the 1929 Duisburg congress sold recently on eBay for $US25.|