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Severin Hertzsprung
Number of games in database: 1
Years covered: 1876

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(born May-18-1839, died Oct-27-1893, 54 years old) Denmark

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. F W Blehr vs S Hertzsprung 0-1361876corrC40 King's Knight Opening

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  GrahamClayton: Hertzsprung (b. 1839 - d. 1893)was a Danish astronomer, who had to give up astronomy for financial reasons to accept a position in the Finance Department of the Danish government. He became director of the State Life Insurance Company.
Dec-08-16  martin moller: Severin Hertzsprung was also chairman of Copenhagen chess club (Københavns skak forening) in the 1880´s
May-13-18  Jean Defuse: ...

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[Event "Correspondence Game"]
[Date "1876.??.??"]
[White "Blehr, Frederick Wilhelm"]
[Black "Hertzsprung, Severin"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C40"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 f5 3. Nxe5 Nc6 4. Qh5+ g6 5. Nxg6 Nf6 6. Qh4 Rg8 7. Nxf8 Rg4 8. Qh6 Rxe4+ 9. Kd1 Ng4 10. Qh5+ Kxf8 11. Qxf5+ Kg7 12. b3 d5 13. Bb2+ d4 14. Qf3 Qh4 15. g3 Nce5 16. Qg2 Qf6 17. f4 Bf5 18. Be2 Rxe2 19. fxe5 Bxc2+ 20. Kc1 Qa6 21. Qf3 Bg6 22. Bxd4 Re4 23. Qc3 c5 24. Qxc5 Qd3 25. Qc7+ Kg8 26. Bb2 Rf8 27. Ba3 Ne3 28. dxe3 Qxe3+ 29. Nd2 Rd4 30. Rd1 b5 31. Bxf8 Rc4+ 32. Qxc4+ bxc4 33. Bb4 c3 0-1

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May-18-22  DoctorD: Published a number of problems as well.
Sep-22-22  jerseybob: <DoctorD: Published a number of problems as well.> Doctor: Good to see you still in the land of the living!
Sep-22-22  Cibator: Not to be confused with his son Ejnar, who WAS able to pursue a career in astronomy, and developed the well-known Hertzsprung-Russell diagram relating star magnitudes and temperatures.

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