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Richard Teichmann
Number of games in database: 597
Years covered: 1890 to 1925

Overall record: +236 -132 =228 (58.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 1 exhibition game, blitz/rapid, odds game, etc. is excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (74) 
    C66 C65 C84 C67 C77
 French Defense (31) 
    C01 C11 C12 C10 C14
 Orthodox Defense (21) 
    D63 D55 D60 D52 D61
 Queen's Pawn Game (19) 
    D02 A50 D05 D04 A46
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (18) 
    C84 C87 C90 C91 C98
 Four Knights (18) 
    C49 C48
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (73) 
    C77 C78 C67 C87 C68
 Orthodox Defense (44) 
    D63 D61 D60 D51 D50
 Four Knights (25) 
    C49 C48
 Queen's Pawn Game (22) 
    D00 D02 D05
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (14) 
    C87 C84 C86 C88
 Giuoco Piano (14) 
    C53 C50 C54
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Teichmann vs Schlechter, 1911 1-0
   Teichmann vs NN, 1914 1-0
   Von Scheve vs Teichmann, 1907 0-1
   Teichmann vs Allies, 1905 1-0
   Teichmann vs Nimzowitsch, 1911 1-0
   NN vs Teichmann, 1890 0-1
   W Napier vs Teichmann, 1904 0-1
   Schlechter vs Teichmann, 1911 1/2-1/2
   Teichmann vs Burn, 1909 1-0
   Teichmann vs Vidmar, 1909 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   London (1900)
   Karlsbad (1911)
   Spielmann - Teichmann (1914)
   9th DSB Kongress, Leipzig (1894)
   Monte Carlo (1902)
   Ostend-B (1907)
   18th DSB Kongress (1912)
   Monte Carlo (1903)
   Vienna (1908)
   Prague (1908)
   Ostend (1905)
   St. Petersburg (1909)
   Vienna (1903)
   Karlsbad (1907)
   Hastings (1895)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   The Chess Career of Richard Teichmann by Resignation Trap
   Ostend 1905 by suenteus po 147
   Monte Carlo 1903 by suenteus po 147

   Pillsbury vs J Mason, 1895
   Lasker vs Janowski, 1895
   J Mason vs Tarrasch, 1895
   Von Bardeleben vs Bird, 1895
   Von Bardeleben vs J Mieses, 1895

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(born Dec-23-1868, died Jun-15-1925, 56 years old) Germany

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Richard Teichmann was born in Lehnitzsch Sachsen-Altenburg, Germany. In 1890 he was a student of modern languages (becoming fluent in several of them) and studied in Berlin where he also improved his chess. He moved to England in 1892 as a language teacher and resided there for a number of years.

His chess career began with a third place at Leipzig 1894, but at London 1899 he had to withdraw after four rounds because of eye trouble. He lost the use of his right eye and thereafter wore an eye patch. He returned to tournament play in 1902, winning so many fifth prizes up to 1910 that he earned the nickname "Richard the Fifth".

He placed first at London (1900), and at Karlsbad (1911) he had his finest result, finishing first in a strong 26-player field (+13, =10, -2).

In match play he won against Jacques Mieses, Rudolf Spielmann and Curt von Bardeleben and in 1921 drew (+2, =2, -2) with Alexander Alekhine. He understood positional play very well and was a good analyst and brilliant problemist.

A chronic kidney and heart complaint overcame him in the Virchow Hospital in Berlin in 1925, where he passed away.

Wikipedia article: Richard Teichmann

Last updated: 2016-12-25 15:31:28

 page 1 of 25; games 1-25 of 604  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. NN vs Teichmann 0-1141890?C31 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
2. R J Loman vs Teichmann  0-1421892MatchC25 Vienna
3. R J Loman vs Teichmann  1-0511892LondonC62 Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense
4. Teichmann vs Bird 0-1231892Divan Handicap tB30 Sicilian
5. L Van Vliet vs Teichmann 0-1631893London ''Black and White''C77 Ruy Lopez
6. Teichmann vs J Mason 0-1241893London ''Black and White''C48 Four Knights
7. Tinsley vs Teichmann  ½-½621893London ''Black and White''D00 Queen's Pawn Game
8. Teichmann vs Bird 1-0601893London ''Black and White''B25 Sicilian, Closed
9. Teichmann vs Blackburne  ½-½221893London ''Black and White''C11 French
10. Teichmann vs R J Loman  1-0221893MatchC29 Vienna Gambit
11. Teichmann vs L Rolland  1-0561894LondonD02 Queen's Pawn Game
12. J Mieses vs Teichmann 0-13618949th DSB Kongress, LeipzigC13 French
13. P Seuffert vs Teichmann  0-12618949th DSB Kongress, LeipzigC13 French
14. Teichmann vs H Suechting 1-03618949th DSB Kongress, LeipzigC28 Vienna Game
15. Teichmann vs Tarrasch 0-14218949th DSB Kongress, LeipzigC26 Vienna
16. Janowski vs Teichmann 1-03118949th DSB Kongress, LeipzigC14 French, Classical
17. Teichmann vs Blackburne 1-04118949th DSB Kongress, LeipzigC46 Three Knights
18. J W Baird vs Teichmann 0-17918949th DSB Kongress, LeipzigC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
19. Teichmann vs Schiffers  ½-½3318949th DSB Kongress, LeipzigC28 Vienna Game
20. G Marco vs Teichmann 1-05118949th DSB Kongress, LeipzigC67 Ruy Lopez
21. Schlechter vs Teichmann  ½-½1818949th DSB Kongress, LeipzigC42 Petrov Defense
22. Teichmann vs Lipke ½-½5218949th DSB Kongress, LeipzigD05 Queen's Pawn Game
23. Teichmann vs J N Berger  ½-½1718949th DSB Kongress, LeipzigD05 Queen's Pawn Game
24. A Zinkl vs Teichmann  0-15318949th DSB Kongress, LeipzigC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
25. J Mason vs Teichmann 0-12418949th DSB Kongress, LeipzigC74 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
 page 1 of 25; games 1-25 of 604  PGN Download
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Dec-23-12  waustad: <phony>We must have been typing at the same time.
Dec-23-12  Karpova: This time, the mistake could easily be resolved and I submitted a correction slip. The player in this particular game (against Heinz de Carbonnel) was Cenek Teichmann, not Richard.

There is software that looks for similar names to avoid creating several pages for one player. But it's not error prone, so since no Cenek Teichmann exists, the software turned him into Richard instead - btw. Cenek's FIDE page - I had a similar problem once with a Simul game from Akiva against V. Teichmann played in the 1930ies, where the same problem occurred.

Dec-23-12  Kikoman: Rest In Peace Richard Teichmann.
Dec-23-12  vinidivici: <waustead>
<If somebody knows, there is always the correction slip process to notify the administrators.>

Maybe later until i find another mistake again.
Fortunately the mistakes not in the popular players so surely it just a handful of users would notify the mistakes.

Dec-24-12  brankat: Happy Birthday Mr.Teichmann.
Dec-24-12  TheFocus: Happy Birthday, Richard the Fifth! You and Emanuel Lasker share the same birth date.
Jun-04-13  Antiochus: [Event "Rio de Janeiro m"]
[Site "Club dos Diarios"]
[Date "1906.05.03"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Joao Caldas Vianna"]
[Black "Richard Teichmann"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "C84"]
[PlyCount "110"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Nc3 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. d3 Na5 9. Ne2 O-O 10. Ng3 c5 11. c3 Nxb3 12. axb3 Qc7 13. Re1 Re8 14. h3 h6 15. Be3 d5 16. Qc2 Bf8 17. Rad1 c4 18. dxc4 dxe4 19. Nxe4 Nxe4 20. Qxe4 Bb7 21. Qg4 Re6 22. Nh4 g6 23. cxb5 axb5 24. b4 Kh7 25. f4 exf4 26. Bxf4 Qb6+ 27. Kh1 Rxe1+ 28. Rxe1 f5 29. Qg3 g5 30. Bxg5 hxg5 31. Qxg5 Be4 32. Nxf5 Bxf5 33. Qxf5+ Kh8 34. Qh5+ Kg7 35. Qg4+ Kh8 36. Qf3 Rd8 37. Qh5+ Bh6 38. Re8+ Rxe8 39. Qxe8+ Kg7 40. Qd7+ Kg6 41. Qd3+ Kg5 42. Qd5+ Kg6 43. Qe4+ Kg7 44. g4 Qf2 45. Qd4+ Qxd4 46. cxd4 Bg5 47. Kg2 Bf6 48. Kf3 Bxd4 49. Ke4 Bxb2 50. Kd5 Kf6 51. h4 Bc3 52. Kc5 Be1 53. h5 Kg5 54. Kxb5 Bd2 55. Kc4 Kxg4 1/2-1/2

[Event "Rio de Janeiro m"]
[Site "Club dos Diarios"]
[Date "1906.05.08"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Richard Teichmann"]
[Black "Joao Caldas Vianna"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "C29"]
[PlyCount "109"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. f4 d5 4. fxe5 Nxe4 5. Nf3 Bb4 6. Be2 O-O 7. O-O Nc6 8. Qe1 Re8 9. d3 d4 10. dxe4 dxc3 11. bxc3 Bc5+ 12. Kh1 Nxe5 13. Nxe5 Rxe5 14. Bd3 Re8 15. Bf4 Be6 16. Rd1 Bg4 17. Rd2 Qc8 18. Qg3 c6 19. h3 Be6 20. Be5 Bf8 21. c4 c5 22. Rf6 g6 23. Rf1 Bg7 24. Bxg7 Kxg7 25. Rf4 Qc7 26. Rdf2 Qe5 27. Qf3 Re7 28. g4 h6 29. h4 g5 30. Rf6 gxh4 31. Rf4 Rg8 32. Be2 Kf8 33. Rf6 Rd7 34. Qe3 Ke8 35. Qxh6 Qxe4+ 36. Bf3 Rd1+ 37. Kh2 Qe5+ 38. Qf4 Qxf4+ 39. Rxf4 Re1 40. Kh3 b6 41. Kxh4 Rg1 42. Rg2 Rxg2 43. Bxg2 Ke7 44. Bd5 Rd8 45. Re4 Kf6 46. Rf4+ Ke7 47. Re4 Kf6 48. Rf4+ Ke7 49. Re4 Rd6 50. Kg5 Kd7 51. Bxe6+ Rxe6 52. Rxe6 Kxe6 53. Kf4 Kf6 54. g5+ Kg6 55. Kg4 1/2-1/2

[Event "Rio de Janeiro m"]
[Site "Club dos Diarios"]
[Date "1906.??.14"]
[Round "3"]
[White "Joao Caldas Vianna"]
[Black "Richard Teichmann"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "D35"]
[PlyCount "55"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 Be7 5. e3 O-O 6. Nf3 Nbd7 7. cxd5 exd5 8. Bd3 b6 9. Ne5 Bb7 10. f4 c5 11. Qf3 Re8 12. O-O a6 13. Rad1 cxd4 14. exd4 b5 15. a3 Nf8 16. Bf5 Qb6 17. Kh1 Rad8 18. Rfe1 g6 19. Bxf6 Bxf6 20. Bh3 Bg7 21. Qd3 f6 22. Nf3 f5 23. Ne5 Ne6 24. g3 Rf8 25. Bg2 g5 26. Rf1 gxf4 27. gxf4 Bh6 28. Ne2 1/2-1/2

[Event "Rio de Janeiro"]
[Site "Club dos Diarios"]
[Date "1906.05.04"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Richard Teichmann"]
[Black "Jose Piza"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C25"]
[PlyCount "85"]
[EventDate "2013.06.03"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. f4 d6 4. Nf3 Be7 5. Bb5 Bg4 6. O-O Bd7 7. Bxc6 Bxc6 8. d4 exf4 9. Bxf4 Nf6 10. Qd3 O-O 11. d5 Be8 12. Nd4 Nd7 13. Nf5 Ne5 14. Bxe5 dxe5 15. Rf3 Bd7 16. Nxe7+ Qxe7 17. Raf1 f6 18. Nd1 Qc5+ 19. Ne3 Rf7 20. h3 Raf8 21. g4 c6 22. c4 cxd5 23. exd5 b5 24. b3 bxc4 25. bxc4 f5 26. gxf5 Rxf5 27. Rxf5 Rxf5 28. Rxf5 Bxf5 29. Qc3 Be4 30. Kf2 Qd4 31. Qxd4 exd4 32. Ng4 Kf7 33. Ne5+ Ke8 34. d6 Bf5 35. h4 a5 36. c5 Kd8 37. c6 Kc8 38. Nc4 a4 39. Nb6+ Kb8 40. Nxa4 h6 41. Nc5 Kc8 42. h5 Bg4 43. a4 1-0

Oct-21-13  dehanne: The Captain Blackbeard of chess.
Nov-27-13  offramp: <He won so many fifth prizes up to 1910 that he earned the nickname "Richard the Fifth".>

This nickname would make more sense if there was a <famous> Richard V - but there isn't one.

I would call him <The General Chang of the Twentieth Century>.

Nov-27-13  Karpova: When was he called <Richard V.> for the first time? I found such a remark by Krejcik on pp. 307-308 of the September-October 1911 'Wiener Schachzeitung': <Teichmann will nicht mehr Richard V. bleiben, er nennt sich nun Richard I. (Löwenherz).> (Teichmann doesn't want to remain Richard V., he calls himself Richard I. (Lionheart) now) - This is after Carlsbad 1911.
Dec-24-13  brankat: R.I.P. Richard the 4th! (or is it the 6th? :-))
Feb-15-14  Karpova: Earlier mention of his nickname <Richard V.>: Page 85 of the March 1909 'Wiener Schachzeitung'
Apr-10-14  Karpova: In the Cafe Bauer in Berlin (Unter den Linden) the match between Richard Teichmann and Jacques Mieses took place in 1910. The owners of the Cafe Bauer donated 1,000 <Mark>. Teichmann won with +5 -0 =2.

Source: 'Wiener Schachzeitung', October-November 1910, p. 382

Apr-18-14  Karpova: Dr. Emanuel Lasker:

<Teichmann hat seine eigene Manier. Er belegt sein Spiel, im Verlustfalle, mit groben Schimpfnamen, im entgegengesetzten Falle macht er dem Gegner die Freude, die von jenem begangenen Fehler zu verunglimpfen. So dauert der Mißmut über den Mangel an Erfolg nie lange, und man amüsiert sich unter sich vortrefflich.>

(Teichmann has his own style. He overlays his play with invective, in case of a loss, in the opposite case he pleases the opponent by denigrating the mistakes the opponent made. This way, displeasure over a lack of success never lasts long, and you enjoy yourself among yourselves excellently.)

Source: 'Pester Lloyd', 1909.02.27, p. 8 (Dr. Emanuel Lasker's report on St. Petersburg of February 22nd)

Aug-11-14  Marcelo Bruno: <myschkin> You are right that is a bad PGN code. It's incridible that softwares like Chessmaster contain this error. I checked the ChessBase software and I got there the correct information: 1924. Another strange information that the Chessmaster provides: Lasker's Memorial Tournament (Lasker was alive in this time and living in Berlin).
Aug-11-14  Marcelo Bruno: <dehanne> Yo-ho-ho!
Apr-07-15  Conrad93: He looks like a James Bond villain.
Apr-10-15  N0B0DY: SPOILER ALERT: <Conrat93> is really Darth Vader's bastard love child.
Apr-11-15  Conrad93: <is really Darth Vader's bastard love child.>

How would Darth Vader have children? Pretty sure his junk was burned off when he dropped in that lake of lava.

May-16-15  TheFocus: <Chess is 99% tactics> - Richard Teichmann.
Dec-24-16  Paarhufer: The new (and possibly last) article in Michael Negele's biographical series deals with Richard Teichmann:

As a byproduct Negele establishes the correct date of birth as 23 December 1868, and also explains the wrong date. But it is the whole article, which is great.

Dec-24-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Richard the Fifth!!
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  MissScarlett: Linlithgowshire Gazette, August 18th 1911, p.3:

<"La Strategie," Paris, thus truly wrote of Teichmann recently - "His chess lore is astonishing. He has not only a profound knowledge of the theory of the game, but is also thoroughly conversant with problem science and end-game study. For hour after hour he regaled us with the most miscellaneous collection of compositions. We may have met chess masters as enthusiastic in their devotion to chess, but we never met one who was so thoroughly versed in the science and history of the game." Certainly Teichmann would be hard to beat as an instructor, and there are also few better living players.>

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  Penguincw: Happy (would be) 150th birthday to Richard Teichmann.
Mar-15-19  mostafaa775: unlucky he was not Richard the first
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