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Abraham Speijer
A Speijer 

Number of games in database: 147
Years covered: 1898 to 1932
Overall record: +46 -57 =42 (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) 
    C86 C62 C65 C67 C66
 Orthodox Defense (11) 
    D63 D50 D55 D51
 Queen's Pawn Game (10) 
    D02 A46 D05 D04
 Tarrasch Defense (5) 
    D32 D33
 French Defense (5) 
    C10 C15 C11 C00
 Four Knights (4) 
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
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (4) 
    C91 C84 C87
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Salwe vs A Speijer, 1910 0-1
   A Speijer vs Spielmann, 1909 1/2-1/2
   W John vs A Speijer, 1910 0-1
   A Speijer vs Breyer, 1913 1-0
   A Speijer vs J Mieses, 1909 1-0
   Vidmar vs A Speijer, 1909 1/2-1/2
   Lasker vs A Speijer, 1908 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Dutch Championship (1909)
   DCA Congress 31st (1903)
   Scheveningen (1923)
   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"

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

(11) Rod Edwards,

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Wikipedia article: Abraham Speijer

 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 147  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. D Bleijkmans vs A Speijer  1-0441898VAS Winter CompetitionC44 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 Meijer vs A Speijer  0-1291900AmsterdamC28 Vienna Game
5. A Speijer vs Janowski 0-1281901AmsterdamC53 Giuoco Piano
6. W Meiners vs A Speijer  1-0371903HSG anniversaryC60 Ruy Lopez
7. J De Soyres vs A Speijer 0-172190331st DCA Congress, HilversumC53 Giuoco Piano
8. B Leussen vs A Speijer  0-137190331st DCA Congress, HilversumC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
9. A Speijer vs R Loman ½-½54190331st DCA Congress, HilversumC67 Ruy Lopez
10. A Speijer vs W Meiners  1-030190331st DCA Congress, HilversumD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. M Lange vs A Speijer  ½-½45190331st DCA Congress, HilversumD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
12. A Speijer vs Duras 0-129190331st DCA Congress, HilversumD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
13. A Speijer vs A Neumann  1-053190331st DCA Congress, HilversumA43 Old Benoni
14. W Schwan vs A Speijer  0-139190331st DCA Congress, HilversumA03 Bird's Opening
15. A Speijer vs J W te Kolste  ½-½62190331st DCA Congress, HilversumD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
16. C Trimborn vs A Speijer  ½-½79190331st DCA Congress, HilversumC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
17. P S Leonhardt vs A Speijer  ½-½71190331st DCA Congress, HilversumC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
18. A Speijer vs F Brown  ½-½36190331st DCA Congress, HilversumB01 Scandinavian
19. J F Heemskerk vs A Speijer  0-132190331st DCA Congress, HilversumC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
20. J Esser vs A Speijer  ½-½48190331st DCA Congress, HilversumC77 Ruy Lopez
21. A Speijer vs H W Trenchard  1-0311905VAS-HastingsD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
22. R Loman vs A Speijer  1-0421906MatchD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
23. R Loman vs A Speijer  0-1631906MatchC87 Ruy Lopez
24. R Loman vs A Speijer  0-1391906MatchC25 Vienna
25. A Speijer vs R Loman 1-0371906MatchD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 147  PGN Download
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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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