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Samuel Lipschutz
Number of games in database: 149
Years covered: 1884 to 1902

Overall record: +66 -39 =41 (59.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 3 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Vienna Opening (19) 
    C25 C29 C26 C28 C27
 French Defense (16) 
    C11 C14 C00 C12 C01
 Ruy Lopez (13) 
    C67 C65 C66 C77 C80
 French (11) 
    C11 C00 C12
 Petrov (6) 
    C43 C42
 Queen's Gambit Declined (4) 
    D37 D30
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (20) 
    C62 C67 C80 C66 C65
 Queen's Pawn Game (9) 
    D05 D00 D02
 Queen's Gambit Declined (7) 
    D37 D31
 Giuoco Piano (6) 
    C50 C53
 Orthodox Defense (5) 
    D63 D51 D60 D55
 Sicilian (4) 
    B40 B30 B73 B45
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   E Delmar vs Lipschutz, 1888 0-1
   Zukertort vs Lipschutz, 1886 0-1
   Lipschutz vs Bird, 1889 1/2-1/2
   Lipschutz vs W Pollock, 1889 1-0
   Lipschutz vs Mackenzie, 1886 1-0
   Lipschutz vs Showalter, 1895 1-0
   Lipschutz vs Owen, 1895 1/2-1/2
   Lipschutz vs M Weiss, 1889 1/2-1/2
   Lipschutz vs E Delmar, 1889 1-0
   D G Baird vs Lipschutz, 1900 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   6th American Chess Congress (1889)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   New York 1889 by suenteus po 147
   Showalter - Lipschutz 1892 match by crawfb5
   000 -- 1900 Manhattan CC by crawfb5

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(born Jul-04-1863, died Nov-30-1905, 42 years old) Hungary (federation/nationality United States of America)

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Mr. Lipschütz was born in Ungvár (Uzhhorod)* and emigrated to the USA on September 4, 1880. He became a citizen on August 13, 1888. His name is recorded as "Salomon Lipschütz" on his naturalization papers (C.N. 6752), but contemporaries referred to him as "Sam". It seems likely he preferred this Anglicization. In his published articles and in tournament tables, only the initial "S." is used. This was probably to avoid confusion. His last name also varies, published as Lipschütz, Lipschutz or Lipschuetz. He played in two international tournaments, London 1886 finishing 6th and 6th again at New York 1889 In matches he played George Henry Mackenzie in 1886 losing (+3, =5, -5), Jackson Whipps Showalter in 1892 winning the US Championship (+7, =7, -1) in the process. Three years later in 1895 Showalter regained the title (+7, =3, -4). In the 1900 Manhattan Chess Club Championship he was 1st ahead of both Frank James Marshall and Showalter and this was probably his best result. Suffering from a disease of the lungs he went to Hamburg for treatment but died after an operation.

His death certificate states his name as Salomon Lipschütz. See C.N. 7657

*Wikipedia article: Uzhhorod

Wikipedia article: S. Lipschütz

Last updated: 2018-06-13 05:17:00

 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 152  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Lipschutz vs G H Thornton 0-1361884New YorkC38 King's Gambit Accepted
2. Ajeeb vs Lipschutz  0-1311885Eden Musee ExhibitionC50 Giuoco Piano
3. Lipschutz vs O Michaelis 1-0221886New YorkC25 Vienna
4. Lipschutz vs Mackenzie 1-0361886New YorkC25 Vienna
5. Lipschutz vs Mackenzie ½-½451886New York mC26 Vienna
6. Mackenzie vs Lipschutz ½-½721886New York mC22 Center Game
7. Mackenzie vs Lipschutz  ½-½321886New York mC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
8. Mackenzie vs Lipschutz 0-1661886New York mD05 Queen's Pawn Game
9. Lipschutz vs Mackenzie 1-0621886New York mC14 French, Classical
10. Mackenzie vs Lipschutz  1-0591886New York mA13 English
11. Lipschutz vs E Schallopp  1-0281886GBR-chC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
12. Zukertort vs Lipschutz 0-15318862nd BCA CongressC27 Vienna Game
13. Lipschutz vs W Pollock 0-14618862nd BCA CongressA84 Dutch
14. Blackburne vs Lipschutz ½-½3318862nd BCA CongressC53 Giuoco Piano
15. Mackenzie vs Lipschutz 1-0281886New York mC66 Ruy Lopez
16. Lipschutz vs Mackenzie  ½-½421886New York (m/ )C29 Vienna Gambit
17. Lipschutz vs Mackenzie  ½-½391886New York mC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
18. Mackenzie vs Lipschutz 1-0391886New York mA03 Bird's Opening
19. Mackenzie vs Lipschutz 1-0471886New York mA13 English
20. E Delmar vs Lipschutz 0-1291887New YorkC53 Giuoco Piano
21. Lipschutz vs E Delmar  1-0491888Lipschutz - DelmarC14 French, Classical
22. E Delmar vs Lipschutz 0-1161888Lipschutz - DelmarC45 Scotch Game
23. Lipschutz vs E Delmar  0-1621888Lipschutz - DelmarC14 French, Classical
24. E Delmar vs Lipschutz 1-0321888Lipschutz - DelmarD05 Queen's Pawn Game
25. Lipschutz vs E Delmar 0-1611888Lipschutz - DelmarC11 French
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Jun-26-07  whiteshark:
Jun-26-07  whiteshark: "Das hat Lipschütz nicht bedacht!" is still an ironic comment in German for a miscalculation. A far as I know it was often used by Efim Bogoljubov
Jul-04-08  brankat: R.I.P. Samuel.
Jul-04-08  whiteshark: What's his relation to <Erythema Chronicum Migrans> ?
Oct-23-08  Karpova: Jeremy Spinrad on page 12 from "Chess Disputes", April 2006:

<In 1897, Lipschütz and Steinitz (and their respective clubs) engaged in a full-blown silly dispute over the Challenge Cup for the New York Chess association. The Manhattan Club (supporting Lipschütz) was apparently claiming the cup because the Secretary of the NYCA had mistakenly said that the first win would decide the match, while the Staten Island Club wanted to go by the written agreement, in which there must be two games played to equalize the colors. Not surprisingly, Lipschütz had received White first. At least, this is the version in the New York Times, August 18, 1897. The dispute dragged on, with players making a move, pressing the clock, and “winning” when the opponents failed to play under their rules, but it becomes too tedious to read about for long.>

Aug-10-09  whiteshark: <Player of the Day>

Lipschitz (derived from ליפשיץ also <Lipschütz>, Lipchitz oder Lifshitz)

Aug-10-09  WhiteRook48: his birthday's the same as America's Independence Day
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  tpstar: Pop
Uh Uh

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  Phony Benoni: Another vote for Salomon/Solomon, and one which doesn't seem to be mentioned in Edward Winter's summary at comes from the <Brooklyn Chess Chronicle>, v.2, p. 19 (November 15, 1883):

For those of you who are unable to access Google Books material, this gives a list of entries to the Sixth Annual Handicap Tournament of the Manhattan Chess Club, including <Salomon Lipschutz>.

Jan-23-11  sneaky pete: On the other hand, Salo Landau's official name appears to have been Samuel Landau:
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  Phony Benoni: And another contemporary vote for <Samuel>; see the list of Manhattan Chess Club officers about halfway down the first column. This is fun.

May-14-12  Calli: Death certificate says Salomon Lipschütz. Case closed?
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  Penguincw: R.I.P. Samuel Lipschutz.
Jul-04-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Salomon.. Samuel.. Steve... Lipschutz.
Nov-30-16  TheFocus: Rest in peace, Samuel Lipschutz.
Jun-03-17  zanzibar: RE: <Lipschutz--Richardson (1900)> match:


Chess players will be pleased to learn that the efforts of the Manhattan Chess Club to bring together two of the leading metropolitan experts in an encounter have been realized, for both S. Lipschuetz and Philip Richardson have agreed to a proposition that they play a series of six games at the rate of two games per week at the Manhattan Chess Club. The latter club will play $15 to the winner and $5 to the loser of each game, while in the event of a draw each man will receive $5.


1900.02.11 NYT p10

Mar-13-18  zanzibar: <We are indebted to Mr. T. J. Johnston of New York, an intimate acquaintance of the dead master, for calling attention to the fact that the latter's name was Solomon Lipschuetz and not Simon, as stated.>

ACB v3 N1 (Jan 1906) p31

The first official notice/obit is from ACB v2 N11 (Nov 1905) p357. It has a photo of him as well.

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  Phony Benoni: So who was the other <S Lipschuetz>, who played on the Rice Chess Club team in 1909, sever year's after Smauel's death? (ACB, March 1909p. 60).

I have a very vague memory of a Lischutz brother, , but had the impression his name was Philip.

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  Tabanus: There were many S. Lipschutz in the US that time. Our man:

Hamburg passenger list 1880: Salomon Lipschütz, 19, of Ungvar
NY Naturalization 1888: Salomon (own handwriting)
US Naturalization 1888 (immigration 1880): Salomon.
Hamburg Deaths: Salomon.

Ungvar is today = Uzhhorod, a city near to the Hungarian border in Zakarpattia Oblast, Ukraine.

Nov-11-18  sudoplatov: Sam did beat Marshall 5-0. Not bad.
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  Tabanus: No Salomon/Solomon Lipschutz in US 1900 census. Samuel L.:

1900: Frederick Lipschutz, Head, 33, Melvine Lipschutz, Wife, 27, <Samuel Lipschutz>, Brother, 35, b. Aug 1863 in Austria, immigrated 1881, Insurance Agent, lives in Manhattan

1900: <Samuel Lipschitz>, b. Apr 1865 in Russia, married to Sarah, 3 children, Expressman, lives in Manhattan

1900: <Samuel Lipschutz>, Head, 39, b. in Russia, married to Rosa, Clerk Gents Finishing, lives in Philadelphia

1900: <Samuel Lipschitz>, b. Feb 1865 in Poland, single laborer in Philadelphia

1910: about 4 different Samuel Lipschutz in NY/Philadelphia area who are old enough.

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  Tabanus: Los Angeles voter register 1892:

Solomon Lipschutz, 31, Salesman, b. in Hungary, naturalized 13 Aug 1888 in New York. (This looks like him)

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  Tabanus: <<Samuel Lipschutz>, Brother, 35, b. Aug 1863 in Austria, immigrated 1881, Insurance Agent, lives in Manhattan>

may be him, if sloppy recording and he called himself Samuel.

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  Stonehenge: <Philip Lipschuetz, brother of a former United States champion now deceased, was another who went down to defeat.>

On a Capa simul of 04 Feb.

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle 05 Feb 1915, Page 23.

Mar-20-20  Cibator: <whiteshark: "Das hat Lipschütz nicht bedacht!" is still an ironic comment in German for a miscalculation. A far as I know it was often used by Efim Bogoljubov>

According to Harry Golombek (in a talk broadcast on the BBC radio "Chess" programme c1960), Bogo used to say "Diesen Zug hat der armer Lipschutz nicht erwartet" ("This move poor Lipschutz did not expect."), when springing a surprise on some unwary opponent.

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