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Ferdinand Walter Pelzer
Number of games in database: 21
Years covered: 1898 to 1920
Overall record: +7 -9 =5 (45.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Oct-15-1867, died Nov-24-1922, 55 years old) Germany

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Ferdinand Walter Pelzer was Frankfurt champion in 1900 and 1901.

Last updated: 2019-04-01 10:36:17

 page 1 of 1; 21 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. F W Pelzer vs Lasker  1-0491898Simul, 22bC77 Ruy Lopez
2. D Bleijkmans vs F W Pelzer  1-036189927th DCA Congress, AmsterdamC30 King's Gambit Declined
3. F W Pelzer vs J D Tresling  ½-½21189927th DCA Congress, AmsterdamC01 French, Exchange
4. H E Atkins vs F W Pelzer  1-025189927th DCA Congress, AmsterdamD21 Queen's Gambit Accepted
5. F W Pelzer vs J F Heemskerk  ½-½41189927th DCA Congress, AmsterdamC67 Ruy Lopez
6. J Partaj vs F W Pelzer  ½-½19189927th DCA Congress, AmsterdamC67 Ruy Lopez
7. Olland vs F W Pelzer  1-025189927th DCA Congress, AmsterdamC67 Ruy Lopez
8. F W Pelzer vs N Mannheimer  1-021189927th DCA Congress, AmsterdamC42 Petrov Defense
9. F W Pelzer vs W Schwan  1-054189927th DCA Congress, AmsterdamB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
10. C Trimborn vs F W Pelzer 0-133189927th DCA Congress, AmsterdamC60 Ruy Lopez
11. F W Pelzer vs W Meiners  1-023189927th DCA Congress, AmsterdamC53 Giuoco Piano
12. A van Foreest vs F W Pelzer  ½-½29189927th DCA Congress, AmsterdamC50 Giuoco Piano
13. Swiderski vs F W Pelzer 1-028189927th DCA Congress, AmsterdamA65 Benoni, 6.e4
14. F W Pelzer vs J Moquette ½-½36189927th DCA Congress, AmsterdamC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
15. J W te Kolste vs F W Pelzer 1-018189927th DCA Congress, AmsterdamD00 Queen's Pawn Game
16. F W Pelzer vs J Dimer  0-148189927th DCA Congress, AmsterdamC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
17. H Appunn vs F W Pelzer 0-1221904DSB-14.Kongress Hauptturnier BD04 Queen's Pawn Game
18. F W Pelzer vs E Lindner  1-0381904DSB-14.Kongress Hauptturnier BC01 French, Exchange
19. M Lewitt vs F W Pelzer  1-0281904DSB-14.Kongress Hauptturnier BC49 Four Knights
20. O Zander vs F W Pelzer 1-0171920Berlin CLC25 Vienna
21. F W Pelzer vs S Rotenstein 0-1351920Berlin CLC42 Petrov Defense
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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-29-18  zanzibar: Friedrich Wilhelm or Ferdinand Walter?

<In 1867 Ferdinand Walter Pelzer saw the light of day - not realizing that exactly 150 years later he would be remembered in a special way. ...

Funny coincidence that at the turn of the century FW Pelzer founded the first detective agency in Frankfurt. This and many other details could collect the post, but one thing is still a mystery to him today - namely, the counterfeit Pelzers. There simply does not seem to be a picture of the man to whom this year's Frankfurt City Championship is dedicated>

dob 1867 (?) is about right.

Meijner lists him as F.E. Pelzer.

Apr-29-18  zanzibar: Rod Edwards is smart/cautious enough to just use F.W. Pelzer.
Jan-10-19  Chessist: Pelzer, Ferdinand Walter, born Oct-15-1867, died Nov-24-1922, according to KARL 2/2018, pp 26-27.
Apr-01-19  HansDPost: At least two persons on our planet are getting sick when they read the facts on this page. Can someone change the biography above?

KARL 2/2018 is right with the dates for born and death. These origin from official sources detected by the world best internet scout! I was proud to pick all the Information up from her and compiled it in this article.

The real name is Ferdinand Walter Pelzer, or as found in Gaige, F.W.Pelzer. Friedrich Wilhelm is a logical but also poor guess, just hoping that the old German Kaiser had something to do with it.

Pelzer was at least Champion of Frankfurt in 1900 and 1902, while August Flad, not FWP, won the title in 1901.

It could well be the case that FWP won a title in 1903 or even 1904, but no sources are available for a Frankfurt Championship in these years.

Still, I'm looking for a picture of FWP, but even relatives cannot provide even one. He's a mystery!

Any other comments or facts regarding his person are welcome!

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  MissScarlett: I'm assuming he's the <W. Pelzer jnr.> who beat Lasker in a simul (+16 -4 =2) in Frankfurt on March 22 1898, as given by <Whyld (1998)>.

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