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Goldschmied vs Preinhalter
School t (1916), Prague AUH, Oct-22
Dutch Defense: Blackmar's Second Gambit (A80)  ·  1-0

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Nov-19-05  Central Control: Nice Bishop and Queen Sac, culminating in mate in the middle of the board!
Apr-19-08  gibbonsm: An awesome demonstration of the Blackmar (Staunton Gambit). Black's 8)...b6? is the beginning of the end. Instead of the Queenside Fianchetto, Black should have played Qe1 or equivalent defensive measures. Needless to say White's Queen sacrifice is quite beautiful.

I enjoy studying these games and thinking about what was happening in the Global Geo-Political perspective of that epoch. When this game was played "Black Jack" Pershing was chasing Pancho Villa south of the border. Manfred von Richthofen scored the first of his legendary 80 kills.

This game and many others like it are a piece of History :-)

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Aug-30-08  myschkin: . . .

<Goldschmidt> vs Preinhalter, <Prague>, 1916 <?>

http://www.wtharvey.com/mcmxvi.html

Dec-17-08
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  Gregor Samsa Mendel: This game was featured (without the players' names) in a book of opening traps by Luis Argentino Palau written in the 1940's. My father bought the book when he was a teenager in Buenos Aires. During the Fischer boom of the early 1970's, he passed the book on to me. Thank you, ChessGames, for finally allowing me to find out the names behind the moves.

In one of my early postal games I tried this variation as White, only to have my opponent trip me up by playing 10...Rxf6 instead of 10...Bxf6. I think I won anyway, but only with further mistakes by black.

Preinhalter might also have avoided troubles by playing 13...Qe1 instead of 13...Re1.

May-15-09  Trigonometrist: Impressive!
Feb-22-14  cowscowscows: Thanks for your story <Gregor Samsa Mendel> - I'd be fascinated to hear the title of that book.

You might be interested to know that Black is no better after Rxf6, following the simple exchange of rooks:

10. ... Rxf6
11. Rxf6 Bxf6
12. Qh5! g6

(Qh5 being the thematic move; 12. ... Bxe5 loses to Bxh7+; 12. ... h6 loses to Qf7+)

13. Bxg6 Kf8 (seems to be the most stubborn)
14. Qh6+ Ke7
15. Qxh7+ Kd6 which transposes to the game checkmate.

A very instructive attacking game!

Feb-22-14
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  Gregor Samsa Mendel: The title of the book was "Combinaciones y Celadas en las Aperturas."
Jul-14-17
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  MissScarlett: Found this game in a 1922 English newspaper with the same details, <Prague, 1916>, but the names have initials <F. Goldschmeid & O. Preinhälter>. Note spelling of -schmeid vs. -schmied.
Jan-31-20
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  sachistu: It's unclear when and where this game was played. The game is generally given with the players named here, although White is sometimes listed as Goldschmidt.

The Chernev book (1000 Best Short Games of Chess) lists the venue as Prague, 1916. Deutsche Schachblatter, 1949 p.105 lists it as Stockholm, 1947. The American Chess Bulletin, 1937, p32, citing a Swedish publication says it was played in Tyskland (Danish for Germamy), but does not provide the year.

I'm inclined to believe the Chernev date and locale, which is also the usually referenced venue. It does seem clear the year 1947 given in DSb is not accurate.

Jan-31-20
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  Telemus: < It's unclear when and where this game was played.> No, that's not too difficult.

The German newspaper "Bohemia" (Prague) of 19 November 1916 wrote:

"Die nachfolgende holländische Partie, die am 22. Oktober 1816 (sic) in der sechsten Runde des Turniers der Oberklassen einer deutschen Mittelschule in Prag gespielt wurde, empfehlen wir der Betrachtung unserer Leser."

Then it follows the game between Fritz Goldschmied and Otto Preinhälter. The print layout is poor and I cannot guarantee for every single letter.

Mar-07-20
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  sachistu: Thanks for the clarification <Telemus>.

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