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Bernhard Kagan
Number of games in database: 6
Years covered: 1902 to 1922
Overall record: +2 -3 =1 (41.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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C68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange (2 games)

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(born Aug-15-1866, died Nov-27-1932, 66 years old) Germany

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Bernhard Kagan was a good chessplayer, publisher and a sponsor of many tournaments.

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. B Leussen vs B Kagan  1-0411902DSB-13.Kongress Hauptturnier AB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
2. B Kagan vs H Liebenstein  1-0251902DSB-13.Kongress Hauptturnier AB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
3. B Kagan vs Rubinstein  1-04519222-game matchC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
4. Rubinstein vs B Kagan  1-04519222-game matchC30 King's Gambit Declined
5. B Kagan vs Euwe  ½-½551922MatchC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
6. Euwe vs B Kagan  1-0251922MatchD02 Queen's Pawn Game
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Mar-11-05  sneaky pete: This must be Bernhard Kagan, publisher of the quarterly (later monthly) magazine Kagan's Neueste Schachnachrichten (between 1921 and 1932) and of the great books from that period by Lasker, Nimzowitsch and Tartakower.
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  Benzol: <sneaky pete> I think your right mate. Neueste Schachnachrichten was a labour of love and full of great games.
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  whiteshark: Bio: (in English)

Photo from Berlin 1918: (he looks a bit like you Tarrasch then)

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  brankat: A very nice photograph!

Herr Bernhard Kagan did a lot for Chess in Germany.

Aug-18-12  Karpova: Bernhard Kagan participated in the Hauptturnier A at Hannover which ended on August 5, 1902*.

While W. John won ahead of O. S. Bernstein and Augustin Neumann, Bernhard Kagan came in 4th and scored 13.5 out of 21 (+11 =5 -5). He finished ahead of people like Leussen, Loman, Brody, Exner, J. Mřller, Fahrni, Bleyckmanns and E. Cohn.

Source: Page 187 of the 1902 'Wiener Schachzeitung'

* This is not to be confused with the International Tournament at Hannover from July 21 to August 11, won by Janowski ahead of Pillsbury.

Aug-19-12  Karpova: At a Hauptturnier in Ostende (not to be confused with the master tournament), from 1907.03.30 to 1907.04.12 Kagan made a good shared 6th place out of 20:

1. G. Shories 14.5
2. Shoosmith 14.0
3-4. Leussen 13.0
3-4. P. Johner 13.0
5. Cole 12.0
6-7. Kagan 11.5
6-7. Middleton 11.5
8. Schossberger 10.5
9-10. Loman 10.0
9-10. Dr. Smith 10.0
11-12. Hughes 9.5
11-12. Terril 9.5
13. Eljaschoff* 9.0
14. B. O. Connor 8.0
15. Westby 5.0
16. Michell 3.0
17-18. A. J. Smith 2.0
17-18. Kulesza 2.0
19. Zaff 1.5
20. Dr. Vines (left after 5 rounds with 0 points)

From page 164 of the 1907 'Wiener Schachzeitung'

* Probably Moisei Zakharovich Elyashov

Sep-01-12  Karpova: A book about him was published in 1933 ('Bernhard Kagan - Sein Lebensbild nebst einigen seiner bestgespielten Partien' Schachverlag M. Kagan, Berlin) and these people contributed to that book: Alekhine, Dr. Euwe, Dr. Lewitt, Nimzowitsch, Rubinstein, Dr. Seitz, Spielmann, Dr. Tartakover and Winter.

From page 253 of the 1933 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'

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  offramp: I understand the Schach, but what's the nachrichten? Doesn't it mean <not written>? Like the Talmud.
Dec-22-15  thomastonk: Nachrichten = news.
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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Bernard Kagen.
Aug-15-18  Telemus: He had two daughters who drew a simultaneous game with Capablanca.
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  MissScarlett: One game or two?
Aug-15-18  Telemus: <MissScarlett: One game or two?> Caparrós, 2nd edition, no. 454.

He gives Kagan, M. & R.; Chessbase's database 2018 gives Kagan/NN, and another database attributes it to some Michael Kagan.

I saw it first many years ago in a newspaper, and only a few years ago in the father's chess magazine, both times with full firstnames: Minna and Ruth (Kagans Neuests Schachnachrichten 1928, p 312-313, annotated by B.Kagan who quotes about the opening moves Tartakower, Bogoljubov and Tarrasch). The game was presented during the simul at a demonstration board because of the great interest, and it ended after four hours.

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