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Paul Poschel
Number of games in database: 56
Years covered: 1945 to 1977
Last FIDE rating: 2260
Overall record: +22 -19 =15 (52.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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C77 Ruy Lopez (3 games)
E33 Nimzo-Indian, Classical (3 games)
A28 English (2 games)
C50 Giuoco Piano (2 games)
E76 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack (2 games)
E22 Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann Variation (2 games)
C72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O (2 games)

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(born Jun-06-1929, died Mar-28-2017, 87 years old) United States of America

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Last updated: 2017-04-08 22:29:21

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 56  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. B Price vs P Poschel  1-0441945US OpenE22 Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann Variation
2. H Fajans vs P Poschel  1-032194647th US OpenC71 Ruy Lopez
3. P Poschel vs E Levin 0-122194647th US OpenC77 Ruy Lopez
4. Koltanowski vs P Poschel 1-0311946Blind simul, 8bA82 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
5. P Poschel vs N Bernstein  1-045194748th US OpenD02 Queen's Pawn Game
6. P Poschel vs Yanofsky  0-145194748th US OpenD14 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
7. James Cross vs P Poschel 1-0381948US Junior ChE22 Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann Variation
8. Santasiere vs P Poschel  1-0251948United States ChampionshipC32 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
9. P Poschel vs S E Almgren  ½-½641948United States ChampionshipE33 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
10. F Howard vs P Poschel  0-1431948United States ChampionshipC72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O
11. P Poschel vs N Whitaker  0-1231948United States ChampionshipA16 English
12. W Adams vs P Poschel  ½-½481948United States ChampionshipC28 Vienna Game
13. H Steiner vs P Poschel  1-0401948United States ChampionshipC50 Giuoco Piano
14. P Poschel vs G Kramer  0-1421948United States ChampionshipC77 Ruy Lopez
15. A Sandrin vs P Poschel  1-0461948United States ChampionshipE19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3
16. P Poschel vs J Platz  ½-½511948United States ChampionshipA25 English
17. Shainswit vs P Poschel ½-½171948United States ChampionshipE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
18. P Poschel vs I Heitner  1-0651948United States ChampionshipA34 English, Symmetrical
19. W Shipman vs P Poschel  ½-½461948United States ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
20. P Poschel vs A Suraci  1-0451948United States ChampionshipE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
21. H Hesse vs P Poschel  ½-½401948United States ChampionshipC50 Giuoco Piano
22. P Poschel vs O Ulvestad  1-0461948United States ChampionshipA28 English
23. Larry Evans vs P Poschel  1-0321948United States ChampionshipC72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O
24. P Poschel vs S Rubinow  0-1371948United States ChampionshipA95 Dutch, Stonewall
25. Kashdan vs P Poschel  1-0621948United States ChampionshipD57 Queen's Gambit Declined, Lasker Defense
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Mar-12-05  Resignation Trap: For a brief summary of the career of Dr. Paul Poschel, click here: .
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  DrNyet: That link appears to have fallen away. Here's one I found with a picture: "Caption: Paul Poschel, who tied for second in the United States Open Chess Tournament last weekend, surveys the board at his home at 534 N. State St. He is employed in psychological research at the Parke, Davis & Co. laboratories. Published in Issue: Ann Arbor News, August 25, 1960"
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  DrNyet: What led me to look up Poschel was this article in ChessBase:

Bobby Fischer's Winning Streaks: 1963 to 1965
by Johannes Fischer, 9/30/2014

"Fischer's next tournament after the US-Championship was the Western Open, a Swiss tournament, which Fischer won smoothly with 7.5 from 8. After the future World Champion had won the first three rounds a certain Paul Poschel managed to hold him to a draw in round four - for a long time to come Fischer's last draw in a tournament game."

Mar-23-17  savagerules: Surprisingly that photo of Poschel is nothing what I pictured when I played over the game with Fischer. I thought he would be past 50 yrs old, graying and balding and professorish looking but instead he's in his early 30s and athletic-looking when the photo was taken a couple years before the Fischer game. I have a feeling he got the easy draw against Fischer because Fischer had been up all night playing blitz for money and probably didn't have much sleep.
Mar-23-17  TheFocus: The Chessbase article says Fischer scored 3 wins, 5 draws and 3 losses, but that is incorrect. Fischer scored 8 wins, 6 draws and 3 losses at Varna Olympiad.
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  MissScarlett: Yes, the 3 wins, 5 draws and 3 losses only refers to the finals' section.
Mar-23-17  TheFocus: They should make it clear.

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