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Max Lange
Number of games in database: 21
Years covered: 1902 to 1914
Overall record: +8 -10 =3 (45.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Apr-25-1883, died Sep-01-1923, 40 years old) Germany (federation/nationality Japan)

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Not to be confused with Max Lange.

 page 1 of 1; 21 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Pillsbury vs M Lange 0-1211902Hanover Blindfold ExhibitionC53 Giuoco Piano
2. J Esser vs M Lange 0-1261903DCA Congress 31stC11 French
3. Loman vs M Lange  1-0701903DCA Congress 31stB32 Sicilian
4. M Lange vs Leonhardt  0-1361903DCA Congress 31stC87 Ruy Lopez
5. Duras vs M Lange 1-0311903DCA Congress 31stA07 King's Indian Attack
6. M Lange vs J W te Kolste  1-0391903DCA Congress 31stC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
7. M Lange vs A Neumann ½-½601903DCA Congress 31stD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
8. M Lange vs J De Soyres 0-1581903DCA Congress 31stC55 Two Knights Defense
9. M Lange vs A Speijer  ½-½451903DCA Congress 31stD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
10. W Schwan vs M Lange 1-0471903DCA Congress 31stA03 Bird's Opening
11. F Brown vs M Lange  ½-½481903DCA Congress 31stC42 Petrov Defense
12. M Lange vs C Trimborn  1-0491903DCA Congress 31stC87 Ruy Lopez
13. W Meiners vs M Lange  0-1421903DCA Congress 31stB32 Sicilian
14. M Lange vs J F Heemskerk  1-0591903DCA Congress 31stB44 Sicilian
15. B Leussen vs M Lange 1-0271903DCA Congress 31stC14 French, Classical
16. M Lange vs P Kaegbein  1-0571904DSB-14.Kongress Hauptturnier AC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
17. Duras vs M Lange 1-0371904DSB-14.Kongress Hauptturnier AC73 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
18. M Lange vs Spielmann 0-1391904DSB-14.Kongress Hauptturnier AD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
19. M Lange vs Hilse  1-0331904DSB-14.Kongress Hauptturnier AD54 Queen's Gambit Declined, Anti-Neo-Orthodox Variation
20. Nimzowitsch vs M Lange  1-0511906Cafe Bauer offhand gameC41 Philidor Defense
21. K Geus vs M Lange  1-0321914Mannheim-BB28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
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Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-05-08  sneaky pete: Nice to see Dr Max Lange the Second now has own page. More info see Duras vs M Lange, 1903.
Nov-10-14  alshatranji: If he is "Not to be confused with Max Lange", then why do they have the same picture?
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  perfidious: So we of the hoi polloi do not become confused, of course.
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  alexmagnus: Actually the German Wikipedia has an article about <this> Max Lange (search for "Max Lange (Go-Spieler)" there).
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  offramp: I always confuse this Max Lange with Max Lange.
Jul-07-16  zanzibar: Well, one has games in the 20th century, the other in the 19th.

One died in Germany, I believe insane, while the other died, sane, in an earthquake in Japan. (One like to go, the other liked to stay).

And, quoting a article quoting a post here on <CG>:

<The player has been discussed at, quoting "sneaky pete":

"From an article by Peter Guetler in Kaissiber # 13, January/March 2000: Dr.Max Lange I (1832-1899) and (no relation) Dr.Max Lange II (1883-1923). The second Max Lange was born in Stettin, Germany (now Szczecin, Poland) in 1883. Mathematician, friend of Em. and Edw. Lasker. Played in some minor tournaments (or lower sections of major tournaments) between Hannover 1902 and Mannheim 1914. Moved to Japan in 1920 (considered Go more interesting than chess). Died during the Kanto earthquake of 1923. Author of <Das Schachspiel und seine strategischen Prinzipien>, Leipzig, 1910"

Duras vs M Lange, 1903

Max the Second was a rather strong player that might deserve to be ranked #54 at his peak. In Coburg 1904 he finished 5th of 17, 0.5 ahead of a young Nimzowitch. He also played for example in Berlin 1907, and was 2nd of 15 behind Treybal (Edward Lasker was 9th). Gino di Felice lists a dozen tournament results for him between 1902 and 1914.

The fact that so many events arenít included in the Chessmetrics database makes it rather unreliable, but I guess including all minor tournaments would be tough work.>

Jul-07-16  zanzibar: Duras vs M Lange, 1903 (kibitz #13)
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