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Kurt Vordank
K Vordank 
Deutsche Schachzeitung 1941, p97.  
Number of games in database: 6
Years covered: 1920 to 1953
Overall record: +1 -5 =0 (16.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Feb-28-1898, died Aug-04-1972, 74 years old) Germany

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Last updated: 2021-10-24 18:09:21

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. W Preiswerk vs K Vordank  1-0211920Berlin CLC48 Four Knights
2. K Vordank vs W Schlage  0-1171920Berlin CLA43 Old Benoni
3. K Vordank vs H Heinicke  1-0271929Duisburg-BC11 French
4. Kroll vs K Vordank  1-0491929Duisburg-BD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. B Koch vs K Vordank  1-0501935GDSB-ch 3rd Zone Tournament SouthC24 Bishop's Opening
6. P Kuhn vs K Vordank  1-0361953DDR Team LeagueD24 Queen's Gambit Accepted
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Feb-26-19  SkySports: I guess his date of death is unknown...
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  Telemus: ChessBase has † 04.08.1972, see, which is during the Spassky-Fischer match.

He played in the 3rd championship of the GDR 1952 (last place). I'll check the only GDR chess magazine asap.

Feb-26-19  whiteshark: nothing in GDR "Schach" magazine 08-12/1972

G00gell shows a link to --> pdf file, but the name within the doc is <Kurt Volland> - so again nada

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  Telemus: Thank you, <whiteshark>!

Since Gaige has only the dob, we can probably exclude DSZ and a few others. Maybe Engelhardts Schach-Jahrbuch?!

Oct-24-21  Alan McGowan: Gaige shows the dob as 26-02-1898 and gives his source as the Deutsche Schachzeitung 1941, p97.

However, that page, which begins a report on Vordank's winning of the DSZ's 10th International CC Tournament, actually shows the dob as 28.2.1898.

Vordank appears in the Engelhardt Schach-Jahrbuch editions of 1964, 1966 and 1968 (at Malvenweg 1, Jena), but he is not listed in the next edition for 1970/71.

Oct-24-21  Alan McGowan: I am correcting my correction. Vordank did not win the 10th International DSZ CC event, he was 2nd to Seibold.

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