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Augustin Neumann
A Neumann 
Wiener Schachzeitung, Aug 1906, p 209.
ANNO / Österreichische Nationalbibliothek
Number of games in database: 63
Years covered: 1902 to 1905

Overall record: +31 -16 =15 (62.1%)*
   * 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 (11) 
    C84 C79 C82 C87 C63
 King's Gambit Declined (7) 
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (4) 
    C84 C87
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (9) 
    C77 C70 C80 C82 C67
 King's Gambit Declined (9) 
 Sicilian (5) 
    B73 B30 B32
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Pillsbury vs A Neumann, 1902 0-1
   A Neumann vs Przepiorka, 1904 1-0
   G Nyholm vs A Neumann, 1904 0-1
   H Wolf vs A Neumann, 1905 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Vienna (1904/05) (1904)
   Barmen Meisterturnier B (1905)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Vienna 1904 by suenteus po 147

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(born May-23-1879, died Feb-02-1906, 26 years old) Austria

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Augustin Neumann was a promising Viennese player whose career was cut short by illness. His greatest accomplishment came in the Hauptturnier at Coburg 1904, where he tied for first with Milan Vidmar and won the playoff match.

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 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 63  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. B Leussen vs A Neumann  ½-½641902DSB-13.Kongress Hauptturnier AC67 Ruy Lopez
2. A Neumann vs Loman  0-1331902DSB-13.Kongress Hauptturnier AC78 Ruy Lopez
3. G Mayer vs A Neumann  0-1571902HannoverC29 Vienna Gambit
4. Pillsbury vs A Neumann 0-1121902blindfold simulC24 Bishop's Opening
5. A Neumann vs Leonhardt 0-1951903DCA Congress 31st,C79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
6. Duras vs A Neumann 1-0231903DCA Congress 31stC40 King's Knight Opening
7. A Neumann vs J Esser  1-0241903DCA Congress 31stC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
8. A Neumann vs J W te Kolste  0-1621903DCA Congress 31stA22 English
9. A Neumann vs W Meiners 1-0261903DCA Congress 31stC53 Giuoco Piano
10. M Lange vs A Neumann ½-½601903DCA Congress 31stD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
11. Vidmar vs A Neumann 1-0251903ViennaC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
12. A Speijer vs A Neumann  1-0531903DCA Congress 31stA43 Old Benoni
13. Loman vs A Neumann  0-1271903DCA Congress 31stC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
14. J F Heemskerk vs A Neumann  ½-½751903DCA Congress 31stC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
15. F Brown vs A Neumann 0-1251903DCA Congress 31stC45 Scotch Game
16. A Neumann vs C Trimborn  1-0261903DCA Congress 31stC62 Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense
17. W Schwan vs A Neumann  0-1401903DCA Congress 31stA02 Bird's Opening
18. A Neumann vs J De Soyres 1-0391903DCA Congress 31stC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
19. B Leussen vs A Neumann 1-0391903DCA Congress 31stB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
20. A Neumann vs Przepiorka 1-0451904ViennaC87 Ruy Lopez
21. G Nyholm vs A Neumann 0-126190414th DSB Congress - Hauptturnier AC33 King's Gambit Accepted
22. A Neumann vs P Kaegbein 1-0381904DSB-14.Kongress Hauptturnier AD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
23. Duras vs A Neumann 0-1631904DSB-14.Kongress Hauptturnier AC70 Ruy Lopez
24. A Neumann vs A E Post 1-0361904DSB-14.Kongress Hauptturnier AC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
25. Vidmar vs A Neumann 0-148190414th DSB Congress - Hauptturnier AC82 Ruy Lopez, Open
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  Gypsy: Neumann was a bright future of Viennese chess but died young. His greatest success came at Coburg A, 1904: 1-2. Neumann & Vidmar(13.5/16), 3.Duras(12.5), 4.Spielmann(12), 5.Lange(11), 6.Nimzovich(10.5), ... Neumann then defeated Vidmar 3:2 in their match for the master title. Back then "IM" titles came with a main-tournament victory, GM titles came with a master-tournament victory.
Jul-20-07  Mibelz: Augustin Neumann (Austrian) died at the age of 26 in February 1906, so he did not play against Alekhine at Duesseldorf 1908. It was another Neumann (German) who took 9th there, tied for 4-6th at Munich 1908, and tied for 4-6th at Hamburg 1910.
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  vonKrolock: <Mibelz> According to the Düsseldorf 1908 book, he was <"M. Neumann - Budapest">; in Hamburg 1910, <"Neumann - Pest">
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  Calli: <vonKrolock> LOL - Now I know the origin of American country music: My wife left, I lost my job, my truck is gone, my dog is gone, etc.... didn't know it was 400 year old
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  vonKrolock: A game from the 16th Round in the 'Haupttrunier A' from Coburg 1904 aroused following question: When a player start his move removing one of the oponent's units, but, then take the wrong pieve to complete the move - what shall be the procedure: A correct move with the own piece touched is in order, or taking the oponent's piece with another that in fact can take it?!

The position is from a Game Neumann-Schneider, obviouslly with white to play:

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Neumann played ♗b1 x ♕f6!!??

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  vonKrolock: <Calli> I knew the music, but not that it was a <Volkslied aus Wien> ...
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  vonKrolock: Well, the committee decided in this case, (but not unanimously), in accordance with the then valid rules, in Augustin's favour: The black Queen was removed from the board, so the only piece that could take her should complete the move: Bb2xf6 was the move.
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  Calli: A shame! Making him play with two bishops of the same color would have made the game famous.

Ach, du lieber Augustin,
Alles ist hin!

Weißer Läufer ist hin,
Alles ist hin, Augustin!

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  Calli: Only the ending From Vienna 1905 against Nimzowitsch is known:

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Neumann drew brilliantly by sacrificing both pieces!

51.Bxe5 dxe5 52.Nxb6 Bxb6

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Und jetzt ist die erst recht Remis, da Schwarz trotz des mehrbesitzes der zwei Figuren nirgends durchbrechen kann. Source: Bachmanns Schachjahrbuch 1905 I. ½-½

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  vonKrolock: My source, of course, is Paul Schellenberg, in "Der Vierzehnte Kongress etc" .The Tschaturanga (Olms) edition of Coburg 1904 & Nürnberg 1906 - two congress-books bound together: The first gives three games from the Neumann-Vidmar 'Stichkampf'. Augustin won the match winning the sixth and last game, so I suppose that he could count on playing in the principal group next time - Well, as we know, when Prof. Dr. Gebhardt started his speech opening the Nuremberg Congress, he asked the participants to stand up for a moment in memoriam of <"der beiden verstorbenen Schachmeister und Mitglieder des Bundes, Staatsrat Dr. E. von Schmidt-Freiburg i Br. und <Neumann-Wien>, sowie des verblichenen hervorragenden Meisters H. N. Pillsbury.>
Feb-05-13  Cemoblanca:

Great performance by Gusti! Wow!

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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Augustin Neumann.
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