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Otto Wegemund
Number of games in database: 33
Years covered: 1904 to 1923
Overall record: +8 -20 =5 (31.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born 1870, died Oct-05-1928, 58 years old) Germany

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 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 33  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. O Wegemund vs M Lewitt  0-1441904DSB-14.Kongress Hauptturnier BC87 Ruy Lopez
2. M Elyashiv vs O Wegemund  1-0331904DSB-14.Kongress Hauptturnier BD02 Queen's Pawn Game
3. Tartakower vs O Wegemund  1-0491905Barmen Main B, GERB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
4. J Schenkein vs O Wegemund  1-0281905BarmenD02 Queen's Pawn Game
5. K Appunn vs O Wegemund  1-0311905BarmenD02 Queen's Pawn Game
6. A Rueb vs O Wegemund 1-0311908correspondenceD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
7. A Kramer vs O Wegemund  1-0271912DSB-18.Kongress-CA44 Old Benoni Defense
8. O Wegemund vs B Zidlicky  1-0241912DSB-18.Kongress-CA03 Bird's Opening
9. O Loewenborg vs O Wegemund  1-0421912DSB-18.Kongress-CC50 Giuoco Piano
10. O Wegemund vs H Thelen 0-125191419th DSB Congress Hauptturnier BC22 Center Game
11. K Bendix vs O Wegemund 1-0361915BerlinB32 Sicilian
12. W Schelfhout vs O Wegemund  ½-½531922GER-NEDD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
13. O Wegemund vs W Schelfhout  1-0521922GER-NEDB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
14. O Antze vs O Wegemund  1-040192222nd DSB KongressA90 Dutch
15. O Wegemund vs Leonhardt 0-168192222nd DSB KongressC78 Ruy Lopez
16. P Krueger vs O Wegemund 0-190192222nd DSB KongressD00 Queen's Pawn Game
17. O Wegemund vs S Gruber  1-031192222nd DSB KongressC62 Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense
18. O Wegemund vs C Carls  ½-½46192222nd DSB KongressA03 Bird's Opening
19. O Zander vs O Wegemund  1-038192222nd DSB KongressC28 Vienna Game
20. W Hilse vs O Wegemund  0-157192222nd DSB KongressA36 English
21. O Wegemund vs H Wagner  ½-½43192222nd DSB KongressC78 Ruy Lopez
22. E Post vs O Wegemund  1-028192222nd DSB KongressC66 Ruy Lopez
23. O Wegemund vs T Hess  ½-½74192222nd DSB KongressC78 Ruy Lopez
24. O Wegemund vs W Schlage 0-147192222nd DSB KongressC78 Ruy Lopez
25. W Hilse vs O Wegemund  1-047192323. DSB KongressB20 Sicilian
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Sep-05-08  myschkin: . . .

German chess master <Otto Wegemund> (1870 - 1928)

Nov-05-13  Karpova: 32nd Thuringian Chess Congress Master Tournament arranged together with the Brandenburg Chess Association on the occasion of the Congress in Eisenach in mid-July 1924:

1-2. von Holzhausen 4.5
1-2. Wegemund 4.5
3. E Post 4.0
4-6. Dührssen 3.5
4-6. Pahl 3.5
4-6. Zander 3.5
7. Westphal 2.5
8. Voroank 2.0

Von Holzhausen and Wegemund both scored +3 -1 =3, but Wegemund won the direct duel and lost to Post.

From page 233 of the August 1924 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'

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Jose Raul Capablanca - Wegemund

Cafe Zielka (im Konzertsaal des Equitable-Palast, Friedrichstraße 59-60)

Simul 1925, Berlin

(Annotations by Wegemund, loosely translated)

1. d4 d5
2. c4 c6
3. Nc3 Nf6
4. Nf3 g6
5. e3 Bg7
6. Bd2 0-0
7. cxd5 cxd5
8. Qb3 Nc6
9. Rc1 e6
10. Bd3 Bd7

You can't take the pawn on b7 because of Rb7 and Nb4. But it was better for black to fore the white queen to move, with Qe7 and Na5 or Qb4.

11. 0-0 b6
12. Ba6! Na5

12 .. Nc8 was probably better

13. Qa3 Re8
14. Ne5 Bf8
15. b4 Nc6

Too hasty of a retreat for the threatened knight! 15. ..Bc8 was probably better. However, black doesn't expect white to leave the b4 pawn uncovered.

16. Bb7 ..

The world champion looked at the position for a long time before he made the text move, because the black counterattack should not be underestimated.

16. .. Nxb4?

But black influenced by the games played on the boards and by the numerous kibitzers around doesn't find the right reply. 16. ..Bxb4 had to happen with the possible continuation 17.Qa6 Nc5 18.de5 Bc3 19.Bc3 Ne4 20. Ba8 Qxa8 with all kinds of attacks.

17. Bxa8 Nc6

Too late black realized that after 17. .. Nd3 18. Qa7 Nc1 19. Nd7 Nxd7 20. Bc6 any resistance would be useless.

18. Nxc6! Qxa8
19. Qa7 Bc6

19. .. Qc6 fails due to 20. Ne4!

20. Qxa8 Rxa8
21. Rb1 b5
22. Nxb5 Bxb5
23. Rxb5 Rxa2
24. Rd1 Ne4
25. Be1 Bh6
26. Rdb1 Bg5
27. Rb5b2 Ra7
28. g3 h5
29. h4 Bf6
30. Rb6 g5?
31. f3 resigns.

Brandenburgische Schachzeitung, Dez 1925,
Heft 12

Additional background

'..Im Oktober 1925 empfingen die Mitglieder des Schachheims den amtierenden Weltmeister José Raúl Capablanca, der zwei Simultanvorstellungen an 30 Brettern gab. Das Simultan am 27. Oktober gewann Capablanca mit +19, =10, -1 und am 28. Oktober gewann er mit +22, =8. ..'

[The original namesake Mr Zielka had filed for bankruptcy in the same year. There were several different owners between 1925 - 1928]


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Alles rund um Kaffee in Berlin (in German)

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