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Abraham Speijer
Number of games in database: 146
Years covered: 1898 to 1932

Overall record: +46 -57 =41 (46.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 2 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (13) 
    C65 C67 C86 C62 C82
 Orthodox Defense (12) 
    D63 D50 D55 D51
 Queen's Pawn Game (10) 
    D02 A46 D05 D04
 Tarrasch Defense (5) 
    D32 D33
 French Defense (5) 
    C10 C11 C00 C15
 French (4) 
    C10 C00 C11
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (24) 
    C66 C79 C62 C91 C68
 Queen's Pawn Game (7) 
    D02 D05
 King's Pawn Game (5) 
 Vienna Opening (4) 
    C25 C28
 Four Knights (4) 
    C49 C48
 Orthodox Defense (4) 
    D52 D63 D50 D51
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   A Speijer vs Spielmann, 1909 1/2-1/2
   W John vs A Speijer, 1910 0-1
   A Speijer vs J Mieses, 1909 1-0
   Vidmar vs A Speijer, 1909 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Scheveningen (1913)
   Hamburg (1910)
   St. Petersburg (1909)

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(born Nov-19-1873, died Sep-05-1956, 82 years old) Netherlands

[what is this?]
Abraham Speijer (Speyer) of Amsterdam.(1)


Speijer shared 1st place at Amsterdam 1899 together with Benjamin Leussen. (2) After a shared 1st place at the Munich Hauptturnier B (1900), Section I, together with Hugo Goering, (3) he scored 50% in the Siegergruppe.(4)

At Hilversum (1903), Speijer scored 9.5/14.(5) In 1907, he came in clear first in three tournaments: Utrecht,(6) Amsterdam,(7) and Amsterdam-Utrecht.(8) Speijer participated in St Petersburg (1909) where he managed to beat Julius Perlis and Jacques Mieses. At the 1st Netherlands Championship in Leiden (1909), he shared 1st place with Adolf Georg Olland. (1) Although Speijer only came in 15th at Hamburg (1910), he beat Georg Salwe and Oldrich Duras among others. Speijer shared 1st place at Richmond (1912) together with William Hewison Gunston, scoring 10.0/11.(9) At Scheveningen (1913) he beat Mieses again and played decisive games only.


Speijer, considered to be the best player of Amsterdam, had the honour of playing a short match against World Champion Dr. Emanuel Lasker in Amsterdam, December 26 to 28, 1908, losing 0.5-2.5.(10) In 1910, Speijer participated in the match between the London Chess Club and the Netherlands Chess Federation.(11) He also won a match against Jan Willem te Kolste in The Hague, 1911,(12) and drew Frank James Marshall in London, 1912.(13)


(1) Page 51 of the January-February 1910 Wiener Schachzeitung. Provided in "ANNO / Österreichische Nationalbibliothek"

(2) Rod Edwards,

(3) Rod Edwards,

(4) Rod Edwards,

(5) Rod Edwards,

(6) Rod Edwards,

(7) Rod Edwards,

(8) Rod Edwards,

(9) Rod Edwards,

(10) Page 28 of the January 1909 Wiener Schachzeitung. Provided in "ANNO / Österreichische Nationalbibliothek"

(11) Rod Edwards,

(12) Rod Edwards,

(13) Rod Edwards,

Wikipedia article: Abraham Speijer

 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 146  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. D Bleijkmans vs A Speijer  1-0441898VAS WinterC44 King's Pawn Game
2. A Speijer vs NN  1-0211899AmsterdamC49 Four Knights
3. A Speijer vs W Gudehus  1-0291900MunichD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
4. H D B Meijer vs A Speijer  0-1291900AmsterdamC28 Vienna Game
5. A Speijer vs Janowski 0-1281901AmsterdamC53 Giuoco Piano
6. Leonhardt vs A Speijer  ½-½711903DCA Congress 31stC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
7. A Speijer vs J W te Kolste  ½-½621903DCA Congress 31stD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. A Speijer vs Loman ½-½541903DCA Congress 31stC67 Ruy Lopez
9. A Speijer vs W Meiners  1-0301903DCA Congress 31stD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
10. J De Soyres vs A Speijer 0-1721903DCA Congress 31stC53 Giuoco Piano
11. A Speijer vs Duras 0-1291903DCA Congress 31stD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
12. A Speijer vs A Neumann  1-0531903DCA Congress 31stA43 Old Benoni
13. M Lange vs A Speijer  ½-½451903DCA Congress 31stD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
14. W Meiners vs A Speijer  1-0371903HSG anniversaryC60 Ruy Lopez
15. C Trimborn vs A Speijer  ½-½791903DCA Congress 31stC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
16. B Leussen vs A Speijer  0-1371903DCA Congress 31stC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
17. W Schwan vs A Speijer  0-1391903DCA Congress 31stA03 Bird's Opening
18. A Speijer vs F Brown  ½-½361903DCA Congress 31stB01 Scandinavian
19. J F Heemskerk vs A Speijer  0-1321903DCA Congress 31stC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
20. J Esser vs A Speijer  ½-½481903DCA Congress 31stC77 Ruy Lopez
21. A Speijer vs H W Trenchard  1-0311905VAS-HastingsD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
22. Loman vs A Speijer  1-0421906MatchD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
23. A Speijer vs Loman  1-0371906MatchD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
24. A Speijer vs Loman  1-0401906MatchD40 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
25. Loman vs A Speijer  0-1391906MatchC25 Vienna
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-11-05  aw1988: Who is this by the way? A master?
Jun-11-05  iron maiden: A Dutch master relatively unknown outside of his own country. In 1909 he played a short exhibition match with Lasker in Amsterdam, losing 0-2 with one draw. That and the St. Petersburg tournament a month later seem to be the only top-level events in which he competed.
Jun-11-05  WMD: < A Dutch master relatively unknown outside of his own country.>

Try totally unknown.

Jan-10-07  Karpova: He also competed in Scheveningen 1913: where he beat Mieses, Breyer and Yates. Still 12th out of 14 with 4 points (no draws).

Birthday: Nov-19-1873
Died Nov-5-1956
From the Netherlands.

Feb-15-14  Karpova: 1st Congress of the Netherlands Chess Federation in Leiden, August 1909.

Dutch Championship tournament:

1-2. Speijer 5.0
1-2. Olland 5.0
3. Leussen 4.5
4. Esser 3.0
5. Loman 2.5

Source: Page 51 of the January-February 1910 'Wiener Schachzeitung'

Nov-19-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Abraham Speijer.
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