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Fritz Riemann
F Riemann 
Fritz Riemann (1894).
photo © Archiv Michael Negele
Number of games in database: 90
Years covered: 1873 to 1888

Overall record: +38 -30 =22 (54.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (9) 
    C77 C65
 Center Game (9) 
    C22 C21
 Vienna Opening (4) 
    C28 C27 C25
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (12) 
    C67 C65 C63 C77
 Scotch Game (6) 
 Center Game (4) 
 Four Knights (4) 
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   F Riemann vs Koeltsch / Pfeiffer / Roesner, 1873 1-0
   A Schottlaender vs F Riemann, 1879 0-1
   Tarrasch vs F Riemann, 1879 0-1
   F Riemann vs Tarrasch, 1880 1-0
   E Schallopp vs F Riemann, 1879 0-1
   F Riemann vs Anderssen, 1874 1-0
   E Schallopp vs F Riemann, 1883 0-1
   F Riemann vs Paulsen, 1883 1-0
   Tarrasch vs F Riemann, 1888 0-1
   Von Bardeleben vs F Riemann, 1883 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Leipzig (1879)
   Nuremberg (1883)
   Hamburg (1885)
   Berlin (1881)

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(born Jan-02-1859, died Nov-22-1932, 73 years old) Germany

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Fritz Riemann, born in Schweidnitz (Polish: Swidnica), Niederweistritz (in Prussia, now Poland) was a pupil of Adolf Anderssen. He was =1st at Leipzig 1888 with Curt von Bardeleben, and scored well at Nuremberg 1883 and Hamburg 1885. He passed away in Erfurt, Germany.

Wikipedia article: Fritz Riemann, and see

Last updated: 2017-05-09 04:01:40

 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 90  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. F Riemann vs Koeltsch / Pfeiffer / Roesner 1-0161873BreslauC52 Evans Gambit
2. Pfeiffer / Roesner vs F Riemann 1-0491873BreslauB44 Sicilian
3. F Riemann vs Anderssen 1-0281874PolandC52 Evans Gambit
4. F Riemann vs Anderssen 0-1161876BreslauC33 King's Gambit Accepted
5. A Schottlaender vs F Riemann  0-1631876Breslau mC45 Scotch Game
6. F Riemann vs Regell 1-0201876BreslauC31 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
7. F Riemann vs A Schottlaender 1-0601876Breslau mC77 Ruy Lopez
8. F Riemann vs Anderssen 1-0261876Breslau OffhandC21 Center Game
9. Anderssen vs F Riemann 1-0201877Breslau OffhandC44 King's Pawn Game
10. Ajeeb vs F Riemann 0-1251877BreslauC45 Scotch Game
11. M Bier vs F Riemann 1-0401879WesselburenC77 Ruy Lopez
12. Tarrasch vs F Riemann 0-1181879BreslauC67 Ruy Lopez
13. A Schwarz vs F Riemann 1-0171879LeipzigC49 Four Knights
14. F Riemann vs K Pitschel 0-1351879LeipzigC59 Two Knights
15. Englisch vs F Riemann 1-0701879LeipzigC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
16. E Schallopp vs F Riemann 0-1761879LeipzigC45 Scotch Game
17. F Riemann vs Paulsen 0-1211879LeipzigB23 Sicilian, Closed
18. W Paulsen vs F Riemann 1-0291879LeipzigA00 Uncommon Opening
19. F Riemann vs M Bier 1-0291879LeipzigC77 Ruy Lopez
20. A Schottlaender vs F Riemann 0-1171879LeipzigC45 Scotch Game
21. F Riemann vs E Flechsig  1-0641879LeipzigC01 French, Exchange
22. F Riemann vs Tarrasch 1-0411880BreslauC30 King's Gambit Declined
23. A Schwarz vs F Riemann  ½-½511880WSB-13.KongressC49 Four Knights
24. F Riemann vs E Schallopp  ½-½341880Berlin mC77 Ruy Lopez
25. E Schallopp vs F Riemann  0-1521880Berlin mC67 Ruy Lopez
 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 90  PGN Download
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Jan-02-08  BIDMONFA: Fritz Riemann


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  whiteshark: Bio in English :

Bio in German : additional clic necessary

<Nuremberg 1883>:

<Hamburg 1885>:

<Leipzig 1888>:

Picture <Leipzig 1877>

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  whiteshark: Riemann defence (B00)

<1.e4 Nc6 2.d4 e5 3.dxe5 Nxe5 4.f4 Nc6>

acc. to <Unorthodox Chess Openings> by Eric Schiller.

Jan-02-08  DarthStapler: Is this the guy who invented the opening 1. e5 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. Ng5 d5 5. exd5 Nd4?
Jan-02-08  Resignation Trap: <DarthStapler> No, that's the Fritz Variation, named for Alexander Fritz .
Jun-12-08  tal lover: this guy have any relation with Riemann mathematician? i know that Riemann mathematician made his works after 1850, maybe they could have some relation
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  BishopBerkeley: It's certainly not too far-fetched an idea, <tal lover>. Here's Wikipedia on the celebrated mathematician Bernhard Riemann:

And here is Mathworld on some of his contributions (multiple pages in the listings):

Best wishes....

(: ♗ Bishop Berkeley ♗ :)

Jan-02-11  Oliveira: Here's Fritz Riemann in 1927:

In June 13, 1877 he defeated chess automaton Ajeeb in Breslau.

Dec-25-13  Oliveira: Link update:

The Chessbase article in which I found the picture:

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  Penguincw: R.I.P. <POTD>: Fritz Riemann.
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  whiteshark: Memories about the last pupil of Adolf Anderssen by the German chess historican Michael Negele:
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  MissScarlett: Gaige and the article by Negele, contra Wikipedia, give his date of death as 22.11.1932.
Jun-16-18  wrap99: Hey tal lover, I had same question about Riemann the mathematician. The fact that they share a last name and were both involved in very demanding intellectual pursuits make it not completely unlikely. The birth year makes him being a cousin once removed or nephew more likely than being of the same generation. The interesting thing is sort of a family resemblance.
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