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John William Brunnemer
Number of games in database: 11
Years covered: 1916 to 1940
Overall record: +10 -1 =0 (90.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Jan-13-1898, died Dec-24-1948, 50 years old) United States of America

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. C S Howell vs J W Brunnemer  0-1201916Simul, 19bC45 Scotch Game
2. Capablanca vs J W Brunnemer 0-1301916Simul, 28bD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
3. J W Brunnemer vs O W Field 1-0321917NYSCA MastersC66 Ruy Lopez
4. Ed. Lasker vs J W Brunnemer  0-1351917Simul, 42bC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
5. A H Beckman vs J W Brunnemer  0-1301919Correspondence tC28 Vienna Game
6. L W Palmer vs J W Brunnemer 0-1361919Correspondence tC25 Vienna
7. J W Brunnemer vs Samuel Wolf Addleman  1-0461920Brooklyn CC vs Kenwood CC telegraph mC14 French, Classical
8. J W Brunnemer vs H Steiner  1-0501925CC International vs Hungarian CCB02 Alekhine's Defense
9. J W Brunnemer vs W N Witt  0-1311928Simul, 18bC28 Vienna Game
10. Rubinstein vs J W Brunnemer  0-1251928Simul, 27bC30 King's Gambit Declined
11. J W Brunnemer vs W H Failing  1-0181940Correspondence gameB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
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  MissScarlett: The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, January 6th, 1949, p.32:

<The death is announced of John W. Brunnemer, a former champion of the Brooklyn Chess Club, who was widely known in correspondence chess circles. Since leaving Brooklyn he had lived at Nyack and only recently moved into a new home at Oradell, N.J. He was a musician and, in business, was connected with the coffee trade. His age was 51.>

Brunnemer's first mention in the <BDE> occurred in 1914 (16th November, p.18) upon the announcement of his father's death, aged 44, under the factually correct headline: <DROPS DEAD PLAYING BASEBALL>.

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  MissScarlett: The New York Sun, October 14th, 1932, p.37:

<The Pasack Valley Chess Club opened the season on October 6 with seventeen members. A short business meeting was held prior to the play and John Brunnemer, New Jersey champion, was elected president. [...] Brunnemer showed his appreciation of the honor paid him by decisively beating twelve other members of the club in a simultaneous exhibition.>

Jul-15-18  Jean Defuse: ...

Robert N. Bernard (Anntlantic Chess News 2017, Annual Edition, pp. 3-4):

<John W. Brunnemer, New Jersey Champion 1921-1932>

We finally found a story on the mysterious John Brunnemer that we mentioned in listing past NJ champions in a prior Atlantic Chess News annual. Unfortunately, it was his obituary in Chess Review, January, 1949. We quote from the article and give examples of his play:

“One of our outstanding postalites, John W. Brunnemer of South Nyack, New York, died December 24, 1948.

Born in Brooklyn, 1895, and a rabid Dodger rooter all his life, he had played for the old Brooklyn Chess Club in its heyday, won the American Correspondence Cham-pionship in 1919, and, in New Jersey, was President of the North Jersey Chess League—held the state championship there from 1921 to 1932, five years without loss of a game. In Postal Chess, he scored notably, was currently eighth in the 1944 Postal Chess Championship and had a Postal Master rating of 1526.

Brunnemer favored the classical style in chess, with 1.P-K4 [1.e4] and an open game. He was well versed in the latest theory of opening play, performed brilliantly both with and against 1.P-K4, in forth-right fashion, rare in these days of hypermodern chess.”

His aggressive style, even in postal chess, is evident in this brilliant game:

[Event "Correspondence (circa 1945)"] [Date "1945.??.??"] [White "Marschner, A W."] [Black "Brunnemer, John William"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "C79"] [PlyCount "38"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O d6 6. Bxc6+ bxc6 7. d4 Nxe4 8. Re1 f5 9. dxe5 d5 10. Nd4 Qh4 11. g3 Qh3 12. Nc3 g5 14. f3 f4 15. Nxf4 gxf4 16. Bxf4 O-O 17. c3 Rxf4 18. gxf4 Kh8 19. Kh1 Nf2+ 0-1


The following blazing attack’s 14th and 15th moves must have leap off the postal cards when they arrived at their destination:

[Event "CCLA Event (circa 1940)"] [Date "1940.??.??"] [White "Brunnemer, John William"] [Black "Failing, W H."] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B45"] [PlyCount "35"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e6 6. Be2 Bb4 7. O-O Bxc3 8. bxc3 Nxe4 9. Bf3 Nxc3 $6 10. Qd3 Nd5 11. Bxd5 exd5 12. Re1+ Kf8 13. Nf5 d6 14. Nxg7 Ne5 15. Nh5 Be6 16. Rxe5 dxe5 17. Ba3+ Ke8 18. Qb5+ 1-0 (MegaCorr4: Brunnemer v Falling, circa 1931)




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