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Abraham Baratz
Number of games in database: 37
Years covered: 1926 to 1953
Overall record: +15 -12 =10 (54.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Sep-14-1895, died Jul-28-1975, 79 years old) Romania (federation/nationality France)

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Baratz was born in B‚rnova, Romania. In 1924, he went to France to study art and he lived there the rest of his life. He won the Paris championship in 1925 (shared 1st with Vitaly Halberstadt), 1927 and 1928, while finishing second in 1926. Baratz won HyŤres 1926, ahead of Janowski. At Hastings 1927-28, he shared first place with Koltanowski. At Paris International Tournament 1929, he was equal 2nd with Tartakower.

Baratz competed for Romania in the Olympics at Hamburg 1930 and Prague 1931. His chess activities tapered off in the 1930's. His results were Bucharest 1930 (=1st with Wechsler), Nice 1931 (=2nd with Del Turco), Paris 1933 (=3rd with Lilienthal) and Paris 1938 (3rd).

Baratz was a sculptor with a studio in Montmartre. In 1956, he sculpted a likeness of Alekhine which sits above the grave in Montparnasse cemetery.

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Last updated: 2020-06-27 04:01:00

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 37  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Baratz vs Colle  0-1401926Voorronde BE16 Queen's Indian
2. Baratz vs Janowski  1-0371926HyeresD39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
3. Baratz vs Menchik 0-1261928Hastings 1927/28 Major AA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
4. T Drezga vs Baratz 0-1151929Paris Team-chC55 Two Knights Defense
5. Znosko-Borovsky vs Baratz  ½-½421929ParisC10 French
6. Baratz vs Duchamp ½-½81929ParisE17 Queen's Indian
7. Baratz vs F Lazard  ½-½761929ParisE12 Queen's Indian
8. Baratz vs Menchik  1-0571929ParisD61 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
9. Baratz vs G A Thomas  1-0351929ParisE16 Queen's Indian
10. Colle vs Baratz  ½-½901929ParisE38 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5
11. J Cukierman vs Baratz  ½-½1301929ParisB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
12. L Szwarcman vs Baratz  0-1681929ParisA22 English
13. Tartakower vs Baratz  1-0371929ParisC25 Vienna
14. Koltanowski vs Baratz  1-0421929ParisE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
15. Baratz vs J A Seitz  1-0601929ParisD02 Queen's Pawn Game
16. Baratz vs A Ribera Arnal  1-0621930Hamburg OlympiadA06 Reti Opening
17. Alekhine vs Baratz 1-0361930Hamburg OlympiadD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
18. T Gauffin vs Baratz  1-0441930Hamburg OlympiadE24 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
19. Baratz vs Rubinstein 0-1561930Hamburg OlympiadD24 Queen's Gambit Accepted
20. Petrov vs Baratz  0-1271930Hamburg OlympiadD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
21. Yates vs Baratz  0-1531930Hamburg OlympiadB58 Sicilian
22. J Rejfir vs Baratz  ½-½301930Hamburg OlympiadD60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
23. Duchamp vs Baratz  0-1531931NiceE20 Nimzo-Indian
24. Baratz vs Noteboom  ½-½401931NiceD02 Queen's Pawn Game
25. Baratz vs Znosko-Borovsky  ½-½421931NiceD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
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Sep-11-05  Eastfrisian: Abraham Baratz was born on September 14, 1895 and passed away 1975 in Paris. He represented Romania in the Olympiads 1930 (board 1) and 1931 (board 3) (sometimes 1929 is named - that must be wrong), but it seems, that he later moved to France and got the French citizenship. He also was a student of sculpture.

Baratz won the Tournament in Hyères 1926 leaving Janowski, Romih and others behind him.

Oct-03-13  Karpova: <Eastfrisian: Baratz won the Tournament in Hy√®res 1926 leaving Janowski, Romih and others behind him.>

Final standings:

1. Baratz 8.5
2. Janowski 7.0
3. Mac Romih 6.0
4. Maas 5.5
5-6. Halberstadt 5.0
5-6. M√ľller 5.0
7-8. Prince 3.0
7-8. Scott 3.0
9. Miß Stephenson* 2.0
10. Friedmann 0.0

The tournament took place at the end of January, and Baratz won 1,000 Francs.

From page 45 of the February 1926 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'

* i. e. Miss Stephenson

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  whiteshark: Picturesque Abraham Baratz tactics: http://kevinspraggettonchess.wordpr...
Sep-14-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Abraham Baratz.

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