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Oscar Tenner

Number of games in database: 53
Years covered: 1910 to 1948
Overall record: +19 -25 =3 (43.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 6 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (5) 
    C84 C87 C86 C66
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (4) 
    C84 C86 C87
With the Black pieces:
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   O W Field vs O Tenner, 1922 0-1
   Maroczy vs O Tenner, 1926 0-1
   Alekhine vs O Tenner, 1911 1/2-1/2
   O Tenner vs O Chajes, 1923 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   9th American Chess Congress (1923)

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(born Apr-05-1880, died Dec-24-1948, 68 years old) Ukraine (federation/nationality United States of America)

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Oscar Tenner was born in Lemberg (Polish: Lwów), Austria-Hungary (now Lviv, Ukraine). He died in New York, NY USA.

At the beginning of his career, he played in several tournaments in Germany. He won (elim.) and took 4th at Hamburg 1910 (DSB Congress, C tournament), took 7th at Berlin 1911 (Carl Ahues won), tied for 9-10th at Breslau 1912 (DSB-Congress, Hauptturnier A, Bernhard Gregory won), shared 3rd at Jungbunzlau (Mlada Boleslav) 1913 (Karel Hromádka won), and tied for 2nd-3rd with Ilya Rabinovich, behind B. Hallegua, at Mannheim 1914 (interrupted DSB-Congress, Hauptturnier A).

After World War I, he tied for 6-7th at Berlin 1922 (Fritz Sämisch won), and then emigrated to the United States. He played many times in the Manhattan Chess Club Championship and other tournaments in New York. He tied for 4-5th in 1922 (Morris Schapiro won), took 5th in 1923 (Oscar Chajes won), took 2nd, behind José Raúl Capablanca, and shared 5th (Abraham Kupchik won) in 1924, tied for 6-8th in 1925 (Kupchik won), took 10th in 1926 (Géza Maróczy won), and tied for 8-9th in 1928 (Alexander Kevitz won). He also tied for 7-8th at Lake Hopatcong 1923 (the 9th American Chess Congress, Frank James Marshall and Kupchik won), and took 8th at Bradley Beach 1928 (Kupchik won).

After World War II, he took 41st at Baltimore 1948 (US Open Chess Championship, Weaver W. Adams won) at the age of 68.

Wikipedia article: Oscar Tenner

Last updated: 2022-03-18 23:49:13

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 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 53  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. O Tenner vs Von Bardeleben  1-0331910BerlinB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
2. Teichmann vs O Tenner 1-0321910BerlinC14 French, Classical
3. O Tenner vs Von Bardeleben 1-0751910BerlinC87 Ruy Lopez
4. O Tenner vs Von Bardeleben 0-1531910BerlinC66 Ruy Lopez
5. Von Bardeleben vs O Tenner  1-0561910BerlinC42 Petrov Defense
6. B Yankovich vs O Tenner  0-1361910Hauptturnier-BD00 Queen's Pawn Game
7. Von Bardeleben vs O Tenner 0-1331910BerlinC49 Four Knights
8. Alekhine vs O Tenner 1-0151911Cologne Germany (analysis)C30 King's Gambit Declined
9. Alekhine vs O Tenner ½-½231911CologneC30 King's Gambit Declined
10. Hromadka vs O Tenner  0-1351912DSB-18.Kongress-BC41 Philidor Defense
11. Hromadka vs O Tenner 0-1481913Mlada BoleslavC11 French
12. O Tenner vs F Treybal  1-0341913Mlada BoleslavC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
13. Reti vs O Tenner 1-0301913Mlada BoleslavC41 Philidor Defense
14. F Schubert vs O Tenner ½-½331913Mlada BoleslavD60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
15. O Tenner vs J Brach Sr 1-0291913Mlada BoleslavC10 French
16. J Dobias vs O Tenner  1-0431913Mlada BoleslavC60 Ruy Lopez
17. O Tenner vs V Dyk 1-0351913Master TtA22 English
18. O W Field vs O Tenner 0-1181922Rapid-transit gC58 Two Knights
19. J Mishook vs O Tenner 1-0461923New York Metropolitan ttC41 Philidor Defense
20. J S Morrison vs O Tenner  0-13519239th American Chess CongressD04 Queen's Pawn Game
21. O Tenner vs Marshall  0-16019239th American Chess CongressD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
22. O Tenner vs A Hodges 1-02419239th American Chess CongressA84 Dutch
23. Santasiere vs O Tenner  0-13019239th American Chess CongressA45 Queen's Pawn Game
24. O Tenner vs O Chajes 1-05719239th American Chess CongressA53 Old Indian
25. M C Palmer vs O Tenner 1-05719239th American Chess CongressC01 French, Exchange
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-20-09  Jim Bartle: Tenner often appeared in Robert Byrne's NY Times columns, usually with some irreverent comment. For example, when a Marshall Club member went on and on about how great Teichmann was despite having only one eye, Tenner asked him, "Which squares couldn't he see?"
Apr-05-09  WhiteRook48: happy birthday!
Jun-21-09  myschkin: . . .



To Go to Lvov

(translated poem originally by Adam Zagajewski, 2002)

Apr-05-10  wordfunph: Oscar Tenner often told the story that during the World War 1, they made a chess set out of soft bread and later when food became scarce, they ate the pieces!
Apr-05-10  Birthday Boy: <worfunph> =)

Happy Birthday!!!Oscar Tenner!!!!!

Apr-09-10  wordfunph: <Birthday Boy: <worfunph> =) Happy Birthday!!!Oscar Tenner!!!!!>

<Birthday Boy> sorry i missed my parting shots.. =)

Belated Happy Birthday Master Oscar Tenner!

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  Penguincw: R.I.P. Tenner.

Somehow, his now sounds familiar...

Apr-05-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Oscar Tenner.
Apr-05-18  nummerzwei: Recently I've finished reading Antje Goehler 's weird novel <Balcke oder der hypermoderne Prometheus>, which has Tenner as a character.

He's playing one of his match games with Bardeleben (this one: O Tenner vs Von Bardeleben, 1910), while poets Ernst Balcke ( and Jakob van Hoddis( kibitz.

Apr-05-18  Nosnibor: <nummerzwei> "It`s all about the bass"!

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