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Alexander Fritz
A Fritz 
 
Number of games in database: 104
Years covered: 1866 to 1908

Overall record: +25 -53 =25 (36.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 1 exhibition game, blitz/rapid, odds game, etc. is excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (10) 
    B40 B32 B45 B58 B56
 Ruy Lopez (10) 
    C68 C66 C80 C63 C77
 Evans Gambit (6) 
    C52 C51
 Four Knights (5) 
    C49
 Uncommon Opening (4) 
    B00 A00
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (8) 
    C77 C65 C69 C67
 Philidor's Defense (7) 
    C41
 King's Gambit Accepted (4) 
    C35 C33
 Dutch Defense (4) 
    A84
 Four Knights (4) 
    C48 C47 C49
 Giuoco Piano (4) 
    C50
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   A Fritz vs J Mason, 1883 1-0
   Tarrasch vs A Fritz, 1889 1/2-1/2
   NN vs A Fritz, 1880 0-1
   A Fritz vs Tarrasch, 1887 1-0
   J Mieses vs A Fritz, 1908 0-1
   A Fritz vs E Schallopp, 1883 1-0
   A Fritz vs A Hensel, 1877 1-0
   A Fritz vs Alapin, 1889 1-0
   Bird vs A Fritz, 1883 1/2-1/2
   A Fritz vs E Schallopp, 1904 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Breslau (1889)
   Nuremberg (1883)
   16th DSB Kongress (1908)
   Frankfurt (1887)


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ALEXANDER FRITZ
(born Jan-15-1857, died Apr-22-1932, 75 years old) Germany

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Fritz was the son of a pastor. He studied lawin Giessen, then worked as a lawyer in Gernsheim and Darmstadt,and most recently as a Privy Counsellor in Alsfeld.

For professional reasons, Fritz rarely took part in chess tournaments. He played his first major tournament in 1877 in Leipzig,where he competed in the main tournament. In 1878 he shared fifth place in the championship tournament with Wilfried Paulsen in Frankfurt am Main. He played further tournaments in 1880 in Wiesbaden (13th place), in the same year in Braunschweig (9th place) as well as the German championships in Nurembergin 1883, in Frankfurt in 1887, in Breslauin 1889, in Cologne in 1898 and in Düsseldorfin 1908, where he met the strongest players of his time. For example, he won in 1883 against Emil Schallopp and in 1908 against Jacques Mieses.

A variant in the two-jumper game is named after him: After the moves 1. e2–e4 e7–e5 2. Sg1–f3 Sb8–c6 3. Lf1–c4 Sg8–f6 4. Sf3–g5 d7–d5 5. e4xd5 is now with 5. ... Sc6–d4 introduced the Fritz variant.

Often he played blindsimultanin the supporting program of tournaments, usually against ten opponents,and he also occasionally entertained the guests at festivals with singing performances

Wikipedia article: Alexander Fritz

Last updated: 2021-12-08 05:46:23

 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 104  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Fritz vs R Schlenker 0-1211866ReutlingenA00 Uncommon Opening
2. A Fritz vs A Hensel 1-01718774-board blindfold exhibitionB56 Sicilian
3. A Fritz vs F K Esling 1-0281878HauptturnierB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
4. A Fritz vs J Minckwitz  0-1551878WSB-12.KongressC77 Ruy Lopez
5. A Fritz vs Wemmers 1-0621878WSB-12.KongressC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
6. E Hammacher vs A Fritz  0-1451878WSB-12.KongressC48 Four Knights
7. A Schwarz vs A Fritz  1-0371878WSB-12.KongressC50 Giuoco Piano
8. A Fritz vs Paulsen 0-1291878WSB-12.KongressB40 Sicilian
9. Metger vs A Fritz 1-0411878WSB-12.KongressC41 Philidor Defense
10. Anderssen vs A Fritz ½-½461878WSB-12.KongressC42 Petrov Defense
11. W Paulsen vs A Fritz  0-1251878WSB-12.KongressC48 Four Knights
12. A Fritz vs A Stern  1-0381878WSB-12.KongressB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
13. NN vs A Fritz 0-1161880CasualC50 Giuoco Piano
14. C F Schmid vs A Fritz 0-1361880WiesbadenC77 Ruy Lopez
15. J Mason vs A Fritz 1-0281880WiesbadenD00 Queen's Pawn Game
16. A Fritz vs Paulsen 1-0761880WiesbadenB58 Sicilian
17. E Schallopp vs A Fritz  1-0271880WiesbadenC42 Petrov Defense
18. A Fritz vs Englisch 0-1401880WiesbadenC49 Four Knights
19. A Fritz vs Winawer 0-1311880WiesbadenB32 Sicilian
20. A Fritz vs J Minckwitz  0-1581880WiesbadenB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
21. Bird vs A Fritz 1-0431880WiesbadenA03 Bird's Opening
22. A Schwarz vs A Fritz 1-0341880WSB-13.KongressC49 Four Knights
23. A Fritz vs Paulsen  ½-½471880WSB-13.KongressB40 Sicilian
24. W Paulsen vs A Fritz 1-0791880WSB-13.KongressC45 Scotch Game
25. A Fritz vs J Minckwitz 0-1361880WSB-13.KongressB44 Sicilian
 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 104  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-21-04  vonKrolock: From Hessen, Germany, * 1857 , + 1932:
Attended regularly the regional and national Chess Congresses in his country - he was a tenacious adversary and a true gentleman, known also for his habilities as singer and as blindfold simultanist. Sparse data about him in a very thorough web site whith historic accounts here www.ballo.de/westdeutscher_schachbu... and here www.ballo.de/dsb_2__teil.htm in German, if a tranlation is needed, here a free on-line machine http://babelfish.altavista.com/ can give an idea of the contents
Feb-18-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  cu8sfan: The first version of Fritz (Computer). The results indicate that the technology wasn't yet good enough to compete with the best but they're still strong. (-:
Jun-14-05  Knight13: I don't believe this guy lived for 108 years (or more). The guy who played NN in 1800 must be another A Fritz guy.
Jul-12-05  Knight13: Alexander Fritz was a weak strong player. He played lots of very strong players and lost to them. But he won some, too.
Aug-28-05  A.Alekhine: Is Deep Fritz named after this guy?
Aug-28-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  WTHarvey: Here's a little collection of crucial positions from Alexander's games: http://www.wtharvey.com/frit.html
Aug-28-05  Rocafella: <Alexander Fritz was a weak strong player> ?:o|?
Aug-28-05  wheelchiar bandit: 1800 to 1908 years covered? was he over 108 years old??
Aug-28-05  Landman: Different people. The full name of the 1800 "A Fritz" was "A Nother Fritz".
Sep-27-05  Eastfrisian: This Alexander Fritz was born on January 15, 1857 in Kirchlotheim and died on April 22, 1932.

He is not well known in Germany.

Feb-16-06  dakgootje: <The full name of the 1800 "A Fritz" was "A Nother Fritz".> Nah that was another one ;-)

Ow and his mom was called 'a mother Fritz'...and his child was called junior -.-

Apr-01-08  Knight13: This guy was a punching bag for the elite players.
Jan-15-10  Knight13: Yo, this guy sucked, dude. Probably was a 1900 rated player if there was a rating. ---

Happy Birthday Mr. Dead-Guy.

Jan-15-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexan...

http://db.chessmetrics.com/CM2/Play... has him ranked no. 21 in 1879. No patzer then.

Jan-15-10  Knight13: <Tabanus> What the h... Dude, go over his games. He really, really sucks compared to the top players I swear.
Jan-15-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: Hi <Knight13> it's a question how good these guys were. Perhaps like Don Lippincott's 10.60 vs Usain Bolt's 9.58,

10% weaker? :)

Feb-20-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  An Englishman: Good Evening: The biography contains an error--the Fritz Variation is 5...Nd4, not 5...Ng4. As a player, he was probably only a weak IM at best, but a weak IM beats over 95% of all chessplayers, and Fritz did score one (lucky) win vs. Steinitz.
Mar-14-14  Gottschalk: blindfold exhibition
Unknown date
G. Deurer – Alexander Fritz 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.0-0 d6 5.c3 Bg4 6.Qb3 Bxf3 7.Bxf7+ Kf8 8.Bxg8 Rxg8 9.gxf3 Qc8 10.Kh1 g5!? 11.d3 g4! 12.f4 g3!! 13.fxg3 Qh3 14.Rf3 Rxg3!! 0-1

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