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Berthold Koch
B Koch 
Schach 1969, p41.  
Number of games in database: 189
Years covered: 1928 to 1965

Overall record: +68 -69 =52 (49.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (19) 
    B65 B54 B28 B62 B92
 French Defense (13) 
    C02 C11 C05
 Queen's Pawn Game (10) 
    A46 D02 A40 E10 D05
 Ruy Lopez (8) 
    C86 C83 C64 C92 C84
 Vienna Opening (7) 
    C28 C26
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (6) 
    B65 B62 B68
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (20) 
    B80 B74 B32 B40 B98
 French Defense (11) 
    C13 C11 C18 C00 C05
 Grunfeld (11) 
    D94 D80 D78 D85 D84
 French (8) 
    C13 C11 C00
 English (6) 
    A14 A16 A19 A15
 Sicilian Scheveningen (6) 
    B80 B84 B85
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   B Koch vs H Nowarra, 1938 1-0
   B Koch vs W Kuppe, 1932 1-0
   B Koch vs J Jezek, 1956 1-0
   V Borsony vs B Koch, 1956 1/2-1/2
   K Laue vs B Koch, 1942 0-1
   V Bergraser vs B Koch, 1956 0-1
   B Koch vs L Schmitt, 1938 1-0
   NN vs B Koch, 1931 0-1
   B Koch vs E Arnlind, 1956 1/2-1/2
   B Koch vs Reti, 1928 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   German Championship (1938)
   Przepiorka Memorial (1951)
   27th German Chess Federation Congress (1931)
   Helsinki Olympiad qual-2 (1952)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   German Championship 1938 by chesshistoryinterest
   German Championship 1938 by Tabanus
   5th German Championship - Bad Oeynhausen 1938 by Pawn and Two

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(born Feb-22-1899, died May-02-1988, 89 years old) Germany

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Berthold Koch was born in Berlin. He was awarded the IM title in 1950 and the IMC title in 1959. He won the East German Championship in 1952 and the German Correspondence Championship in 1959.

Wikipedia article: Berthold Koch

 page 1 of 9; games 1-25 of 209  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. I Rabinovich-Barav vs B Koch 1-0231928Springer chess club tournamentA45 Queen's Pawn Game
2. B Koch vs P S Leonhardt  ½-½261928Berlin BSGD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
3. Nimzowitsch vs B Koch 1-0361928Berlin BSGA16 English
4. B Koch vs A Brinckmann  ½-½241928Berlin BSGD02 Queen's Pawn Game
5. W Schlage vs B Koch  ½-½341928Berlin BSGB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
6. B Koch vs Reti ½-½611928Berlin BSGD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. L Steiner vs B Koch  ½-½471928Berlin BSGB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
8. B Koch vs K Helling  0-1441928Berlin BSGD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
9. Saemisch vs B Koch  1-0511928Berlin BSGD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
10. B Koch vs Ahues  0-1451928Berlin BSGE17 Queen's Indian
11. Stoltz vs B Koch 1-0301928Berlin BSGD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
12. B Koch vs Tartakower  ½-½401928Berlin BSGA47 Queen's Indian
13. B Koch vs P Johner  1-0451928Berlin BSGE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
14. Bogoljubov vs B Koch  1-0321928Berlin BSGD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
15. K Helling vs B Koch  0-1241929Berlin (Moka Efti)D51 Queen's Gambit Declined
16. G Katz vs B Koch  0-1311930Wilmersdorf CC JubileeB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
17. Saemisch vs B Koch  1-0321930SwinemuendeD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
18. B Koch vs Rellstab  0-1261930SwinemuendeE10 Queen's Pawn Game
19. Stahlberg vs B Koch  0-1361930SwinemuendeD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
20. E Andersen vs B Koch  1-0551930SwinemuendeD48 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
21. B Koch vs K Pahl  ½-½331930SwinemuendeD02 Queen's Pawn Game
22. H Wagner vs B Koch ½-½211930SwinemuendeA82 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
23. B Koch vs Flohr  0-1511930SwinemuendeA43 Old Benoni
24. K Richter vs B Koch  1-0371930SwinemuendeD04 Queen's Pawn Game
25. B Koch vs Stoltz  0-1371930SwinemuendeA46 Queen's Pawn Game
 page 1 of 9; games 1-25 of 209  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-10-05  Eastfrisian: Berthold Koch died on May 02, 1988. He also served as editor for the German magazine "Schach".
Feb-22-07  BIDMONFA: Berthold Koch

KOCH, Berthold

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  whiteshark: Some more facts about Berthold Koch:
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  whiteshark: Dr. Helmut Pfleger, Schach-G'schichten:

"Vor einiger Zeit las ich im Schach Magazin 64, wie der ehemalige Berliner Meister Berthold Koch bei der Schacholympiade in Helsinki 1952 am Spitzenbrett für die DDR auf den Israeli Moshe Czerniak traf. Er verlor, das ärgerte ihn ungemein, aber noch mehr war seine Aufmerksamkeit durch einen israelischen Spieler am Nebenbrett geweckt. » Yosef Porat « stand auf dem Schild neben der Schachuhr, den Namen hatte er noch nie gehört, aber der Mann kam ihm bekannt vor. Nur woher?

Als dieser sich schließlich in perfektem Deutsch in die Analyse seiner Partie gegen Czerniak einschaltete, fragte er ihn: »Kennen wir uns irgendwoher?«

Worauf der geheimnisvolle Porath lächelte: »Aber natürlich! Haben Sie etwa die Deutsche Meisterschaft 1931 in Swinemünde vergessen?« – »Ja, aber damals…« – »Damals hieß ich noch Foerder.«

Und nun erinnerte sich Berthold Koch auch, wie er dort fürchterlich verprügelt wurde." B Koch vs Y Porat, 1931


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  whiteshark: Bertold Koch participated also at <2nd CC WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL> and finished 7-9th place with 6.5/14 points. (Winner: Viacheslav Ragozin, 2nd: Lucius Endzelins )


Mar-24-09  Dredge Rivers: I liked him better when he was Mayor of New York City. He wasn't nearly as pompous as Guiliani! :)
Feb-22-13  JimNorCal: Mr Koch certainly had the joy of playing a lot of excellent chess masters. RIP.
Feb-22-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Bernard Koch.
Jun-17-16  Geronimo: IM at 51 years old?! There's still hope!
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  louispaulsen88888888: Is 71 too late?

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