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Moishe Lowcki
Number of games in database: 99
Years covered: 1903 to 1937

Overall record: +38 -38 =23 (50.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Orthodox Defense (16) 
    D63 D55 D50 D51 D61
 King's Gambit Accepted (6) 
    C37 C36 C34
 Slav (5) 
    D10 D15
 Tarrasch Defense (4) 
    D32 D33 D34
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (7) 
    C01 C11 C14 C02 C12
 Ruy Lopez (6) 
    C87 C79 C74 C72 C66
 King's Gambit Accepted (6) 
    C37 C36 C33
 Queen's Pawn Game (5) 
    D02 A40 D00 D05
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Alekhine vs M Lowcki, 1914 0-1
   W Von Stamm vs M Lowcki, 1903 0-1
   Rubinstein vs M Lowcki, 1912 0-1
   M Lowcki vs Olsson, 1910 1-0
   P Johner vs M Lowcki, 1912 0-1
   S Levitsky vs M Lowcki, 1914 0-1
   M Lowcki vs Duras, 1912 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Cologne-A (1911)
   Abbazia (1912)
   Bad Pistyan (1912)
   18th DSB Kongress (1912)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   All Russian Masters St Petersburg 1914 by Mrs. Alekhine

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(born 1881, died 1940, 59 years old) Poland

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Moishe Leopoldowicz Łowcki was brought up in Kiev, and then studied at its university. He took part in Third Russian National Tournament (1903) in Kiev taking 6-7th place (together with Evgeny Znosko-Borowski).

Łowcki studied in Germany and played in Germany events. In 1903, he was 4th of eight in the Dresden Saxonian Chess Tournament for amateurs; a year later at the chess festival in Coburg he took 2nd place. He performed successfully in subsequent tournaments: in 1910 he won the qualifying rounds in Hamburg, and in the main event he came in third in 14th German Chess Federation Congress (Hauptturnier C). In the same year at the Augustea Winter Tournament in Leipzig he divided 1-3 places, finally in 1911 he triumphed in an amateur tournament in Cologne. These results brought Łowcki gave him access to prestigious tournaments for the European leaders. In 1911 in San Remo, Łowcki took second place, also he was runner-up. In 1912, he took the 5th place at the gambit tournament in Abbazia (1912), won by Rudolf Spielmann. Later that year he was 12th in Bad Pistyan (1912) and 16th in the 18th DSB Kongress (1912). The All-Russian Championship (1914), St. Petersburg, Łowcki was 4th behind Alexander Alekhibe, Aron Nimzowitsch and Alexander Flamberg.

Łowcki lost two matches to Leonhardt in 1910 and 1913

In 1913 Łowcki settled permanently in Warsaw and was an active participant in the chess cafe life and 1910 -1915 were his peak years. Łowcki was the runner-up in the Warsaw City Championships in 1916 and 1917. In 1922 he lost a match to Flamberg, but after the First World War, his appearance in tournaments declined and were confined to Polish events.

He was arrested by the Gestapo in January 1940 and killed in a mass execution in Kampinos Forest.

Last updated: 2019-10-07 09:09:41

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Rabinovich vs M Lowcki  0-13819033rd Russian National TournamentD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
2. M Lowcki vs F Duz-Khotimirsky  ½-½4019033rd Russian National TournamentD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
3. S Izbinsky vs M Lowcki  0-13319033rd Russian National TournamentB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
4. M Lowcki vs Znosko-Borovsky ½-½7519033rd Russian National TournamentD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. Salwe vs M Lowcki  1-06719033rd Russian National TournamentB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
6. V Breev vs M Lowcki 0-12519033rd Russian National TournamentA07 King's Indian Attack
7. M Lowcki vs Rubinstein 1-02919033rd Russian National TournamentD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. M Lowcki vs N E Kalinsky  1-04619033rd Russian National TournamentC70 Ruy Lopez
9. P P Benko vs M Lowcki  0-12819033rd Russian National TournamentA13 English
10. W Von Stamm vs M Lowcki 0-11919033rd Russian National TournamentD05 Queen's Pawn Game
11. M Lowcki vs B Nikolaev ½-½4819033rd Russian National TournamentA84 Dutch
12. V Yurevich vs M Lowcki 1-05319033rd Russian National TournamentA03 Bird's Opening
13. M Lowcki vs S F Lebedev  1-04119033rd Russian National TournamentD07 Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense
14. M Lowcki vs V N Kulomzin  0-14319033rd Russian National TournamentD08 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit
15. Chigorin vs M Lowcki 1-02419033rd Russian National TournamentB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
16. M Lowcki vs S Levitsky  ½-½5019033rd Russian National TournamentD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
17. Schiffers vs M Lowcki  ½-½5119033rd Russian National TournamentA07 King's Indian Attack
18. M Lowcki vs O Bernstein  ½-½4119033rd Russian National TournamentD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
19. M Lowcki vs D Przepiorka 1-0171904DSB-14.Kongress Hauptturnier CD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
20. M Lowcki vs Christgen  1-0441910Hauptturnier-BB32 Sicilian
21. M Lowcki vs C Thoenes 1-0221910Hauptturnier-BC25 Vienna
22. M Lowcki vs Neumann 1-0331910Hauptturnier-BB01 Scandinavian
23. M Lowcki vs E Zimmer  1-0241910Hauptturnier-BD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
24. M Lowcki vs Olsson  1-0311910Hauptturnier-BC29 Vienna Gambit
25. Z Barasz vs M Lowcki  1-0421910Hauptturnier-BC49 Four Knights
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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-30-06  Calli: Lowcki is the preferred spelling. For instance, see Chessmetrics or search the internet and you will more Lowcki references: Chess Personalia by Jeremy Gaige also gives Lowcki as the main entry and "Lowtzky" only as a variation.

The games Alekhine vs M Lovtsky, 1914 and Lovtsky vs Burn, 1912 also were played by Lowcki and should be combined.

Nov-08-07  Karpova: Information on Moishe Leopoldowicz Lowcki from "The Life and games of Akiva Rubinstein - Volume 1: Uncrowned King".

He lived from 1881 to 1940 and was equal first (with Rubinstein) in the 1916 Warsaw Championship and came in second the next year. Lowcki was arrested by the Gestapo in 1940 and perished in a concentration camp later that year.

He played a match against Rubinstein in Warsaw in 1916 and lost 0.5-2.5 (this was the play-off from the Warsaw Championship).

All that is preserved from this three games match is the following:

Lowcki-Rubinstein, April 1916

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1...f3 2.gxf3 Kf4 3.Ke2 Kg3 4.Ke3 Kxh3 5.Kf2 Kh2 6.f4 h3 7.f5 Kh1 8.f6 h2 1/2

Jan-29-09  Karpova: From C.N. 4887

<On the strength of his score at San Remo, 1911 Łowcki finished top of a list of ‘Masters’ Averages, 1911’ on pages 209-210 of "The Year-Book of Chess, 1912" by E.A. Michell (London, 1912)>


This is the crosstable of San Remo 1911:

He was the runner-up behind Fahrni and scored 7.0/10 (+5 -1 = 4). As you can see it was not that bad a tournament with Przepiorka, Gunsberg and the young Reti among others. Still, those ten games were enough to make him top that list with 70 % out of 10 games. For sure, even the author of that list admits that this is a bit strange and concludes that Schlechter's score is probably the best overall (though not the highest) with 65.09 % (53 games, 34.5 points).

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  GrahamClayton: Lowcki and several other Jewish chess players (Przepiorka, Frydman) organised a tournament in the Warsaw prison where they were imprisoned, which was won by Lowcki.
Sep-14-10  Russian Grandmasters: <Calli> this is spelling of his name from the Polish Wikipedia web page:

<Mojżesz Leopoldowicz Łowcki>

Aug-26-12  Karpova: Lowcki won the Main Tournament A of the Cologne Chess Congress 1911.

1. Lowcki 10.5
2-5. Rotlewi 10.0
2-5. Hromadka 10.0
2-5. Von Freymann 10.0
2-5. Dr. Esser 10.0
6. Breyer 9.5
7-8. Shelfhout 8.0
7-8. Nyholm 8.0
9. Ziolo 7.5
10-11. Tereshchenko 7.0
10-11. Barton 7.0
12. Gutmayer 6.0
13. Hafe 5.0
14. Donegan 4.5
15. Davidson 4.0
16. Kirschen 3.0

Lowcki scored +8 =5 -2.

From page 379 of the 1911 'Wiener Schachzeitung'

Jan-28-14  Karpova: <Jahreshauptturnier> of the Chess Society Augustea, Leipzig:

1-2. Lowcki
1-2. Möwig
3-4. Leonhardt
3-4. W Preiswerk
5. Kirschner
6. Delpy
7. Lang
8. Blümich

The tournament is also here but in the WSZ is written <Leonhardt, der einen Zähler vorgegeben hatte,> which seems to indicate that he started with a -1 score and so ended up on shared 3rd-4th place, though he acquired as many points as Lowcki and Möwig.

Source: Page 39 of the January 1911 'Wiener Schachzeitung'

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