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Erwin Voellmy
E Voellmy 
Photograph courtesy of Hans Rudolf Voellmy.  
Number of games in database: 58
Years covered: 1920 to 1936

Overall record: +21 -24 =12 (47.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 1 exhibition game, blitz/rapid, odds game, etc. is excluded from this statistic.

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With the White pieces:
 Orthodox Defense (6) 
    D63 D51 D52
 Slav (4) 
    D14 D15 D10 D13
 Queen's Pawn Game (4) 
    D05 A46 D02
With the Black pieces:
 Orthodox Defense (6) 
    D63 D51 D61
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   E Voellmy vs Alekhine, 1925 1-0
   Bogoljubov vs E Voellmy, 1932 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Berne (1932)
   The Hague Olympiad (1928)


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ERWIN VOELLMY
(born Sep-09-1886, died Jan-15-1951, 64 years old) Switzerland

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Dr. Erwin Voellmy was born in Herzogenbuchsee, Switzerland.

He was Swiss Champion in 1911 (jointly), 1920 and 1922. A mathematics teacher by profession he edited for 40 years the chess column in "Basler Nachrichten" and was the Swiss representative at the first FIDE (World Chess Federation) meeting in 1924. He also was the chief editor of the Swiss Chess Magazine and wrote various chess books as well as mathematics textbooks and tables of logarithms.

Apart from chess he was a talented illustrator, watercolorist and woodcarver. He passed away in Basel in 1951.

Wikipedia article: Erwin Voellmy


 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 58  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. E Voellmy vs Maracini  1-0211920SMX LuganoC29 Vienna Gambit
2. G Cenni vs E Voellmy  1-0291922ITA-SUIB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
3. E Voellmy vs G Cenni  1-0231922ITA-SUID63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
4. J A Seitz vs E Voellmy  ½-½211923SUI-South GermanyD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
5. E Voellmy vs J A Seitz  ½-½361923SUI-South GermanyD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
6. E Voellmy vs E Lancel  1-0411924Paris Unofficial OlympiadD13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
7. R Grau vs E Voellmy  ½-½151924Paris Unofficial OlympiadD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
8. E Voellmy vs J Schulz Sr  1-0401924Paris Unofficial OlympiadB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
9. E Voellmy vs D Daniuszewski 1-0291924Paris Unofficial OlympiadD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
10. E Voellmy vs Hromadka  0-1461924Paris Unofficial OlympiadA46 Queen's Pawn Game
11. G Renaud vs E Voellmy  0-1261924Paris Unofficial OlympiadA48 King's Indian
12. E Voellmy vs F Lazard  ½-½651924Paris Unofficial OlympiadD02 Queen's Pawn Game
13. R Rey Ardid vs E Voellmy  ½-½331924Paris Unofficial OlympiadD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
14. J J O'Hanlon vs E Voellmy  0-1241924Paris Unofficial OlympiadC45 Scotch Game
15. D Reca vs E Voellmy  ½-½501924Paris Unofficial OlympiadD61 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
16. J H Morrison vs E Voellmy  0-1451925Bromley prel CB02 Alekhine's Defense
17. E Voellmy vs Hromadka  0-1331925Bromley prel CD14 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
18. J Storr-Best vs E Voellmy 0-1181925Bromley prel CB03 Alekhine's Defense
19. E Voellmy vs Alekhine 1-0301925Clock simul, 10bC12 French, McCutcheon
20. E Voellmy vs Factor  1-0341928The Hague OlympiadD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
21. Koltanowski vs E Voellmy 1-0411928OlympiadD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
22. V Fernandez Coria vs E Voellmy  ½-½321928The Hague OlympiadD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
23. E Voellmy vs E Hellmann  1-0391928The Hague OlympiadA04 Reti Opening
24. M Brody vs E Voellmy  1-0341928The Hague OlympiadD48 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
25. V Marin y Llovet vs E Voellmy  0-1391928The Hague OlympiadD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 58  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-06-05  fgh: Does anybody have some information about this guy?
Mar-06-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  cu8sfan: Yes I do. He's my boss' grandfather. I already asked him to supply some information for his biography. Erwin Voellmy was also a writer of chess books.
Mar-12-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  Calli: <cu8sfan> Ein neues Buch auf Doktor Voellmy:

http://www.chesshistory.com/voellmy...

Mar-12-05  nikolaas: His name sounds like some Dutch origins, more precisely the netherlands. Is that true?
Mar-12-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  Calli: Ich weis nicht. Posted the link, thinking that someone might order the booklet and we would get more info.
Sep-03-06  BIDMONFA: Dr. Erwin Voellmy

VOELLMY, Erwin
http://www.bidmonfa.com/voellmy_erw...
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Sep-03-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  brankat: An interesting character, Dr.Voellmy. A man of many talents.
Sep-03-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Link to the title of his disertation in 1916:
http://genealogy.math.ndsu.nodak.ed...
Sep-03-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  Ron: <whiteshark> Thanks for the link. From the link I found the title of the dissertation of a math professor who plays chess with me sometimes. One can also find dissertation titles for Euwe and Lasker. It seems Lasker studied under David Hilbert, one of the greatest mathematicians of all time.
Sep-03-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: <Ron> Hey, that's great! I also posted the links for Max Euwe and Emanuel Lasker. Maybe some else will be inspired by them, like you. :D
Sep-03-08  DoctorD: Erwin Voellmy

The Problemist, 1912

White to play and mate in 2


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Sep-09-13  Nosnibor: He wrote an excellent elementary book on the game Die Anfangsgundre des Scachspiels which went through many editions.His chief work however was a four volume book on the middle game entitled Schachtaktik
Sep-09-13  lentil: <DoctorD> Looks like 1. Qe3 is the solution: (1. ... Rxh8 2. Qxa7#; 1. ... b6 2. Qe4#; 1. ... N moves or ... Ra1; 2. Bh2#)
Sep-09-13  detritus: I think 1. Qe3 is spoiled by 1. ... Ng3. I believe 1. Qh2 does the trick, then 1. ... Rxh2 2. Bxh2#, or if the knight moves for discovered check, 2. Be5 is mate.
Sep-09-13  DoctorD: The second chapter of Sacking the Citadel by Jon Edwards has as its basis Voellmy's article (Vom Rochadeangriff:Ein Beitrag zum Theorie des Mittelspiels, Schweizerische Schachzeitung 1911) and credits Voellmy with the first taxonomical classification of the Greek gift sacrifice.
Sep-09-13  DoctorD: <Detritus> is correct, the key is the clearance 1. Qh2.
Sep-09-13  jhelix70: <<The second chapter of Sacking the Citadel by Jon Edwards ... credits Voellmy with the first taxonomical classification of the Greek gift sacrifice.>>

Vukovic does the same thing in his classic "The Art of Attack"

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