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Johann Hermann Bauer
Number of games in database: 45
Years covered: 1887 to 1890

Overall record: +19 -9 =17 (61.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (5) 
    C77 C78 C80
 Queen's Pawn Game (4) 
    A40 D02
With the Black pieces:
 Scandinavian (5) 
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   J Bauer vs Tarrasch, 1889 1/2-1/2
   Alapin vs J Bauer, 1889 1/2-1/2
   Lasker vs J Bauer, 1890 1/2-1/2
   J Minckwitz vs J Bauer, 1889 0-1
   J Bauer vs E Schallopp, 1889 1-0
   Metger vs J Bauer, 1889 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Kolisch Memorial (1890)
   Breslau (1889)
   Amsterdam (1889)

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(born Jun-30-1861, died Apr-05-1891, 29 years old) Austria

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Johann Hermann Bauer was born in Prague, Bohemia which was part of the Austrian Empire in 1861. As a youth he settled in Vienna and won the master title at the Frankfurt Hauptturnier of 1887. His best tournament achievement was at Graz, 1890 (+3, =3) where he finished in 2nd place behind Gyula Makovetz and ahead of Emanuel Lasker and Georg Marco. In 1891 whilst playing in a double-round tournament at Vienna his health broke down when he was sharing the lead with Adolf Albin. He moved to Gorz but died a few weeks later from tuberculosis. He's chiefly remembered for his famous loss to Lasker at Amsterdam 1889.

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 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 45  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Pappenheim vs J Bauer  0-1331887FrankfurtC42 Petrov Defense
2. B Fleissig vs J Bauer 1-0151889ViennaB32 Sicilian
3. J Minckwitz vs J Bauer 0-1581889BreslauB12 Caro-Kann Defense
4. J Bauer vs E Schallopp 1-0641889BreslauD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
5. J Bauer vs Schiffers ½-½471889BreslauA80 Dutch
6. J Bauer vs Harmonist  0-1371889BreslauD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. J Bauer vs J Mason  ½-½411889BreslauD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. Alapin vs J Bauer ½-½431889BreslauB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
9. J Bauer vs Tarrasch ½-½391889BreslauD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
10. Gunsberg vs J Bauer ½-½431889BreslauB12 Caro-Kann Defense
11. J Bauer vs Von Bardeleben  0-1731889BreslauA40 Queen's Pawn Game
12. J Bauer vs Paulsen  ½-½281889BreslauD02 Queen's Pawn Game
13. Metger vs J Bauer 0-1341889BreslauD02 Queen's Pawn Game
14. Blackburne vs J Bauer  0-1501889BreslauB01 Scandinavian
15. Burn vs J Bauer ½-½411889BreslauB01 Scandinavian
16. A Fritz vs J Bauer ½-½461889BreslauB01 Scandinavian
17. J N Berger vs J Bauer  ½-½291889BreslauB01 Scandinavian
18. Gossip vs J Bauer  0-1341889BreslauB01 Scandinavian
19. J Bauer vs J Mieses  ½-½421889BreslauA40 Queen's Pawn Game
20. Lasker vs J Bauer 1-0381889AmsterdamA03 Bird's Opening
21. Burn vs J Bauer 1-0721889AmsterdamD02 Queen's Pawn Game
22. J Bauer vs A van Foreest ½-½431889AmsterdamD02 Queen's Pawn Game
23. J Bauer vs L Van Vliet 0-1471889AmsterdamC13 French
24. J Bauer vs R Loman 1-0281889AmsterdamC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
25. J Bauer vs R Leather 1-0371889AmsterdamB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
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  Honza Cervenka: Johann Hermann Bauer
Mar-26-04  nikolaas: That's funny! His name means "pawn" in German.
Mar-26-04  Cecil Brown: Bauer means both pawn and farmer in German I think. The French word Pion means either pawn or peasant.

Well, either way the farmers/peasants are important! Try playing a game without them!

Oct-26-05  Eastfrisian: Game 42 can't be with him, because he didn't live at that time.
Feb-26-06  yoozum: J Bauer? Does anybody watch the t.v. show "24"?
Jun-14-07  sneaky pete: Another source gives the place of birth as Kotepek, Bohemia (no such thing as Czech Republic or CzechoSOLvakia back then).
Jun-15-07  vonKrolock: For me,a better way of translating 'farmer' would be "Pächter" or "Landpächter" - even so, in some places "Bauer" is used for 'farmer'- In others, it's simply 'peasant', but still found for 'rustic' (in the sense of 'rural' - but possibly also 'boorish' or 'awkward' - even if "Grobian" would be a better term for this)
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  whiteshark: Johann Hermann Bauer (1861-1891)

Er wuchs in seiner <Geburtstadt Prag> auf und siedelte 1886 nach Wien um, um dort als Buchhalter zu arbeiten.

<Er gewann zum Jahreswechsel 1886/87 die Meisterschaft der Wiener Schachgesellschaft und wurde daraufhin Berufsspieler.

<1887 gewann er das Hauptturnier beim Kongress des Deutschen Schachbundes in Frankfurt am Main und erhielt den Meistertitel.

<1890 wurde er bei einem Meisterturnier des österreichischen Schachbundes in Graz Zweiter, vor u. a. Emanuel Lasker und Georg Marco.

<Sein verfrühter Tod infolge Tuberkulose im Jahr 1891 beendete seine vielversprechende Schachkarriere. >>>>


Jul-21-08  artyom2008: i watch 24
Mar-07-09  WhiteRook48: the famous loser to Lasker
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  GrahamClayton: Death notice in the "Queenslander", dated Saturday 13 June 1891, page 34:

"The death is announced of the Vienna master, Herr J.H. Bauer, at Gorz, on 5th April, aged 30, whither he had gone to escape the rigours of a severe winter. At Breslau, 1889, he tied with Bardeleben, Gunsberg, and Paulsen for 4tb, sth, 6th, and 7th prizes. He was second in the Kolisch tournament, Vienna, 1890, won by Max Weiss. Herr Bauer published two years ago the "Schach-Lexikon," a compilation of the openings of over 2000 of the best games, systematically arranged so that the whole opening moves of a game may be telegraphed in a few figures. His loss will be all the more severely felt in Vienna now that B. Englisch and Max Weiss have withdrawn from active play."

Dec-21-11  markwell: There was no Czech Republic in 1861 or 1891. Herr Bauer was an ethnic German who lived and died a subject of the Emperor of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Enough with the absurdity of claiming that anyone born in Prague was Czech. This site needs to set accuracy standards in its biographies.
Dec-22-11  Calli: <markwell> It is the place of birth not ethnicity.
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  keypusher: <Calli: <markwell> It is the place of birth not ethnicity.> Fair enough, but given that CzechoSOLvakia existed neither in 1861 nor now, that at least should be changed.
Dec-23-11  Calli: Only current countries are in the pick list for CG biographers. There is no option to enter a formerly existing country.
Dec-23-11  Calli: I modified the first sentence to describe the situation in 1861.
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  keypusher: <Calli: I modified the first sentence to describe the situation in 1861.>

Thank you sir.

Mar-07-17  Marcelo Bruno: Is there any known portrait of this master, for example, in the Amsterdam Chess Congress 1889 or any other one else?
Feb-25-20  Marcelo Bruno: <Cecil Brown> The same in Portuguese for the word "Peão".
Feb-25-20  vonKrolock:

From "Deutsches Wochenschach" 1891 (researched by Hans Renette, provided online by simaginfan)

Jul-24-22  Helios727: It says he won the master title in 1887. What was the procedure to "win" the master title back then?
Jul-24-22  vonKrolock: <Helios727: It says he won the master title in 1887.> etc To win a 'Hauptturnier' was a sine qua non condition if memory serves...

* indeed

"Bauer siedelte 1886 von Prag nach Wien um, wo er zunächst als Buchhalter arbeitete. Er gewann zum Jahreswechsel 1886/87 die Meisterschaft der Wiener Schachgesellschaft und wurde daraufhin Berufsspieler. * <1887 gewann er das Hauptturnier beim Kongress des Deutschen Schachbundes in Frankfurt am Main und erhielt den Meistertitel.> 1889 teilte er in Breslau den 5. bis 7. Platz im Meisterturnier mit Curt von Bardeleben, Isidor Gunsberg und Louis Paulsen. 1890 wurde er bei einem Meisterturnier des österreichisch-ungarischen Schachbundes in Graz Zweiter, vor u. a. Emanuel Lasker und Georg Marco.

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