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Rudolf Swiderski
  
Number of games in database: 190
Years covered: 1897 to 1908

Overall record: +74 -80 =36 (48.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (20) 
    D02 D00 D04 D05
 Orthodox Defense (15) 
    D60 D52 D53 D63 D55
 King's Gambit Accepted (15) 
    C33 C39
 Vienna Opening (8) 
    C28 C29 C26 C25
 English, 1 c4 e5 (5) 
    A28 A25 A22
 Queen's Gambit Declined (4) 
    D31 D37
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (22) 
    C11 C00 C01 C14 C10
 French (15) 
    C11 C00 C10 C12
 Orthodox Defense (14) 
    D63 D60 D61 D51 D55
 King's Gambit Accepted (13) 
    C39 C34 C33 C36
 Ruy Lopez (8) 
    C77 C86 C84 C78 C88
 Queen's Gambit Declined (6) 
    D31 D37 D30 D35
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Swiderski vs Nimzowitsch, 1905 1-0
   Tarrasch vs Swiderski, 1906 1/2-1/2
   Swiderski vs Marshall, 1902 1-0
   Swiderski vs Schlechter, 1906 1-0
   Swiderski vs J Moquette, 1899 1-0
   W Cohn vs Swiderski, 1905 0-1
   Leonhardt vs Swiderski, 1908 0-1
   Swiderski vs Gunsberg, 1902 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Coburg (Meisterturnier) (1904)
   Barmen Meisterturnier B (1905)
   Monte Carlo (1904)
   Scheveningen (1905)
   DCA Congress 27th (1899)
   Vienna (1903)
   13th DSB Kongress (Hanover) (1902)
   Vienna (1908)
   15th DSB Kongress (Nuremberg) (1906)
   16th DSB Kongress, Duesseldorf (1908)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Vienna 1903 by LaBourdonnaisdeux
   Amsterdam 1899 by Phony Benoni
   Scheveningen 1905 by Phony Benoni


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RUDOLF SWIDERSKI
(born Jul-28-1878, died Aug-02-1909, 31 years old) Germany

[what is this?]
Rudolf Swiderski was born in Leipzig. He made his mark in 1900 when he won 1st place at the Munich Hauptturnier. After this he played in eight major tournaments from 1902 to 1908 with his best results being 1st= at Coburg 1904 and 1st= at the Monte Carlo 1904 Rice Gambit theme tournament. He committed suicide shortly after his 31st birthday.

Wikipedia article: Rudolf Swiderski


 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 190  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Swiderski vs Raabe  0-1291897BerlinC28 Vienna Game
2. Swiderski vs W Von Holzhausen 0-1231898LeipzigC26 Vienna
3. J W te Kolste vs Swiderski  0-1281899DCA Congress 27thC14 French, Classical
4. Swiderski vs Olland  ½-½661899DCA Congress 27thB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
5. Swiderski vs W Schwan 1-0111899DCA Congress 27thC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
6. J Dimer vs Swiderski  1-0301899DCA Congress 27thC54 Giuoco Piano
7. D Bleijkmans vs Swiderski  0-1501899DCA Congress 27thD00 Queen's Pawn Game
8. Swiderski vs C Trimborn  1-0511899DCA Congress 27thA07 King's Indian Attack
9. J D Tresling vs Swiderski 1-0121899DCA Congress 27thC28 Vienna Game
10. Swiderski vs W Meiners  1-0361899DCA Congress 27thC67 Ruy Lopez
11. Swiderski vs A van Foreest  ½-½301899DCA Congress 27thC66 Ruy Lopez
12. H E Atkins vs Swiderski  1-0491899DCA Congress 27thD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
13. J F Heemskerk vs Swiderski  0-1311899DCA Congress 27thB32 Sicilian
14. Swiderski vs F W Pelzer 1-0281899DCA Congress 27thA65 Benoni, 6.e4
15. Swiderski vs J Moquette 1-0171899DCA Congress 27thD05 Queen's Pawn Game
16. J Partaj vs Swiderski  0-1871899DCA Congress 27thC67 Ruy Lopez
17. N Mannheimer vs Swiderski  1-0481899DCA Congress 27thD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
18. Swiderski vs B Richter  0-1471900MunichC25 Vienna
19. Swiderski vs Gunsberg  ½-½61190213th DSB Kongress (Hanover)D00 Queen's Pawn Game
20. Swiderski vs J Mieses  0-146190213th DSB Kongress (Hanover)D00 Queen's Pawn Game
21. Swiderski vs W Napier  0-127190213th DSB Kongress (Hanover)D00 Queen's Pawn Game
22. Olland vs Swiderski 1-043190213th DSB Kongress (Hanover)C00 French Defense
23. Swiderski vs Chigorin 1-050190213th DSB Kongress (Hanover)D31 Queen's Gambit Declined
24. H Wolf vs Swiderski 0-116190213th DSB Kongress (Hanover)C11 French
25. Swiderski vs W Cohn 0-132190213th DSB Kongress (Hanover)D67 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line
 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 190  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-10-03  AdrianP: He has a favourable score against Chigorin (2 - 1 according to the database) and wins against Nimzowitsch, Blackburne and Rubinstein. Not bad. Does anyone know anything about him?
Nov-10-03  AdrianP: Apparently he died at the age of 31 by committing suicide (see Chess Notes 2776 at www.chesscafe.com).
Feb-07-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: Marshall said, "Of all the chess masters I ever met, Swiderski was the most weird."
Mar-29-05  aw1988: Him and my father were actually quite good friends, apparently.
Jul-25-05  AdrianP: "Swiderski, en passant, was a peculiar fellow. He made very few friends, had a gentle but melancholy disposition, was a fine violinist, ate raw meat, committed suicide a few years [after the Rice Gambit theme tournament]" (Frank Marshall)
Jul-25-05  aw1988: He sounds like a very strange individual.
Aug-06-06  BIDMONFA: Rudolf Swiderski

SWIDERSKI, Rudolf
http://www.bidmonfa.com/swiderski_r...
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Nov-08-06  ismet: http://img168.imageshack.us/my.php?...
Jul-28-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: <Rudolf Swiderski> (* 28. August 1878 in Leipzig; † 2. August[1] 1909 ebenda) war ein deutscher Schachmeister.

Swiderski war der Sohn des Fabrikanten Philipp Swiderski. Neben dem Schachspiel interessierte er sich für Musik. 1896 trat er der <Schachgesellschaft Augusta in Leipzig> bei. Im gleichen Jahr bestritt er auch sein erstes Turnier in Eisenach.

Swiderski war in den Jahren 1902 bis 1908 einer der vielversprechendsten deutschen Schachmeister. Seine größten Erfolge waren der Sieg im Meisterturnier des Deutschen Schachbundes in <Coburg 1904> (geteilt mit Curt von Bardeleben und Carl Schlechter) und im Rice-Gambit-Turnier <Monte Carlo 1904> (geteilt mit Frank James Marshall). 1905 wurde er im B-Turnier von Barmen Zweiter. Swiderski hatte Siege gegen viele Größen seiner Zeit verbucht, er schlug unter anderem 1907 im internationalen Turnier von Ostende (er landete nicht unter den Preisträgern) sowohl Akiba Rubinstein als auch Joseph Henry Blackburne.

Swiderski nahm sich im August 1909 das Leben. Die Deutsche Schachzeitung meldete 1909, Swiderski wäre von einer Krankheit heimgesucht worden, der er sich durch Selbstmord entzog. Eine Operation scheint dennoch möglich gewesen zu sein. Seine beste historische Elo-Zahl betrug 2629. Diese erreichte er im April 1904.

http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rudolf...

Jul-28-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: <Rudolf Swiderski> (born 28 July 1878, Leipzig – died 12 August 1909, Leipzig) was a German chess master.

He took 6th at Eisenach 1896 (Hauptturnier),
took 2nd at <Annaberg 1897, tied for 7-8th at Berlin 1897, and tied for 3-6th in Amsterdam.

He made his mark in 1900 when he won 1st place at the <Munich Hauptturnier>. After this he played in several major tournaments:

In 1902, he tied for 7-8th in <Hanover> (13th DSB Congress; Dawid Janowski won).

In 1903, he took 8th in <Vienna> (King’s Gambit theme tournament; Mikhail Chigorin won).

In 1904, he took 6th in <Monte Carlo> (Géza Maróczy won).

In 1904, he tied for 1st-2nd with Frank Marshall in <Monte Carlo> (Rice Gambit theme tournament).

In 1904, he tied for 1st-3rd with Curt von Bardeleben and Carl Schlechter in <Coburg> (14th DSB Congress).

In 1905, he tied for 4-5th in <Scheveningen> (Marshall won).

In 1905, he took 2nd, behind Leo Fleischmann in <Barmen> (B tourn).

In 1906, he took 13th in <Nuremberg> (15th DSB Congress; Marshall won).

In 1906, he tied for 12-13th in <Ostend> (Schlechter won).

In 1907, he took 17th in <Ostend> (B tournament; Akiba Rubinstein and Ossip Bernstein won).

In 1908, he took 12th in <Vienna> (O.Duras, Maróczy and Schlechter won).

In 1908, he tied for 14-15th in <Düsseldorf> (16th DSB Congress; Marshall won).

In 1909, he won in <Leipzig>.

Sadly he committed suicide shortly after /// [<before>!] his 31st birthday allegedly because he could not face an operation.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rudolf...

Jul-28-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: <Rudolf Swiderski> in another photograph: http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/...

Jul-28-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: <Rudolf Swiderski> CN 3654 with some reports about his suicide ... http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/...

Jul-28-07
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  whiteshark: <Rudolf Swiderski> CN 4728 with another report and another explanation about his suicide ... http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/...

Looks still strange to me...

Aug-22-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Joachim Ringelnatz erwähnt/beschreibt Swiderski in <Mein Leben bis zum Kriege> kurz, die Episode spielt in der Zeit um 1900:

"An sich kümmerte ich mich wenig um Ottiliens Liebeszauber und Tanzschwestern und Tanzbrüder. <Von den jungen Herren imponierte mir einer, namens <Swiderski>, weil er ein bekannter Schachspieler war, der an öffentlichen Turnieren teilnahm. Und weil er einmal in der Schwimmanstalt mit mir von dem ganz hohen Gerüst ins Wasser springen wollte. Er sprang auch. Aber ich tat aus Feigheit nicht mit.> Ferner war da Hermann Mitter, auch ein Verehrer Ottiliens, nicht so verwegen, aber immer lieb und gleichbleibend treu."

Aug-28-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  GrahamClayton: During the 1904 Rice Gambit tournament held in Monte Carlo, each of the 6 competitors received a copy of the "Rice Gambit" by Hermann Helms and Hartwig Cassel (New York, 1904), and were free to consult it, or any other sources, during the games.
Sep-02-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  GrahamClayton: Source: CN 1979 Edward Winter, "Kings, Commoners and Knaves", Russell Enterprises, 1999
May-21-09  Karpova: Winter's feature article "The Riddle of Swiderski’s Suicide": http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/...
Jul-28-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  brankat: R.I.P. master Swiderski.
Mar-26-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: He had a level score with the great Carl Schlechter, +4 -4 (no draws, oddly), which gives an idea of his strength.
Jul-28-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Rudolf Swiderski.
Jul-28-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  juan31: Requiescat in Peace
Jul-28-16
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  Abdel Irada: ∞

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