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Alfred K Ettlinger
Number of games in database: 21
Years covered: 1880 to 1901
Overall record: +4 -15 =2 (23.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born May-18-1852, died Dec-28-1919, 67 years old) Germany (federation/nationality United States of America)

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Ettlinger vs J W Baird  1-0361880USA-05.Congress-BC77 Ruy Lopez
2. N Gedalia vs A Ettlinger 1-0451880USA-05.Congress-BC56 Two Knights
3. D Starbuck vs A Ettlinger 1-0141882ChicagoC56 Two Knights
4. A Ettlinger vs Lasker 0-1381892Exhibition gameA07 King's Indian Attack
5. A Ettlinger vs Lasker 0-1291893Lasker - EttlingerC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
6. Lasker vs A Ettlinger 1-0351893Lasker - EttlingerC30 King's Gambit Declined
7. A Ettlinger vs Lasker 0-1391893Lasker - EttlingerC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
8. Lasker vs A Ettlinger 1-0281893Lasker - EttlingerB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
9. A Ettlinger vs Lasker 0-1341893Lasker - EttlingerC45 Scotch Game
10. J C Halpern vs A Ettlinger ½-½4918931st City Chess Club TournamentC50 Giuoco Piano
11. J W Baird vs A Ettlinger ½-½2318931st City Chess Club TournamentC45 Scotch Game
12. A Ettlinger vs A Hodges  0-14718931st City Chess Club TournamentC13 French
13. Pillsbury vs A Ettlinger 0-15118931st City Chess Club TournamentC14 French, Classical
14. A Ettlinger vs J M Hanham  0-14318931st City Chess Club TournamentC41 Philidor Defense
15. Albin vs A Ettlinger  0-15418931st City Chess Club TournamentC14 French, Classical
16. A Ettlinger vs D G Baird 0-14518931st City Chess Club TournamentC77 Ruy Lopez
17. A C Vazquez vs A Ettlinger  1-0521894Havana mC50 Giuoco Piano
18. A Ettlinger vs A C Vazquez  1-0411894Havana mC13 French
19. C Newman vs A Ettlinger 1-0401896Franklin CC vs Manhattan CCC07 French, Tarrasch
20. A Ettlinger vs Janowski 0-1121898New York -C31 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
21. A Ettlinger vs Capablanca 0-1531901Havana casualC45 Scotch Game
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-17-09  Karpova: This player and Ettlinger could be Alfred K. Ettlinger. Does anybody know more about him?
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  GrahamClayton: A long time member of the Manhattan Chess Club, and one of the strongest amateur players in New York City. As well as playing Lasker in a match in 1893, Ettlinger also too part in the Masters Tournament at the Manhattan Cafe, also in 1893, defeating Pillsbury in their individual game.
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  Calli: Corrected his dates in accordance with C.N. 8831 Exact birth date still unknown.
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  Stonehenge: Not
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  Tabanus: From American newspapwrs:

First: "Ettlinger" played in the Ohio Ch. 1880

"A. Ettlinger, New York" in 1886

"Mr. Ettlinger, of Cincinnati" in 1891 (game vs Hanham)

"Ettlinger" played in Manhattan CC Jan. 1892

Lasker defeats "A. Ettlinger" in Manhattan CC in Oct. 1892

"Ettlinger and Walbrodt match in Manhattan CC March 1893

Ettling and Lasker match again in Manhattan CC Sept 1893

"Ettlinger, the Cincinnati player" in March 1894

"A. E. Ettlinger" in July 1894

Last: "Ettlinger" in Manhattan CC in 1910

Perhaps <OhioChessFan> knows more ;)

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  Tabanus: There is an Alfred Ettlinger, 28 (= born ca. 1852) living in Cincinnati in 1880. He and his parents born in Baden, Germany. He is married and a "Traveling Salesman For Clothing". So Manhattan Chess Club would be within reach.
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  Tabanus: Born 18 May 1852 in Karlsruhe (which is in Baden) according to passport application in 1892:

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  crawfb5: Corrected death date based on death notice in 31 Dec 1919 <New York Times>. He died 28 Dec 1919 at his son's home in Puerto Rico.
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  Stonehenge: Thanks guys :)
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  Tabanus: Two family trees has Kaula as middle name. He went to Puerto Rico with son Arthur on the ship Brazos in Sept. 1919:, the birth year says 1851 but four different passport applications have 1852.

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  Calli: Good job everyone! Don't know why I trusted that Winter guy, but I see that Larry has straightened him out.
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  crawfb5: The original note was based on a Chicago newspaper article saying that news had been received that Ettlinger had died. That wording, along with Stonehenge's question about the headstone left some doubt as to the exactness of the death date. So the <NY Times> death notice seems to me a case of a second, more precise, source coming to light rather than some error needing correction.
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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Alfred Ettlinger.

Sorry they stuck you with a crappy bio.

Jun-19-17  zanzibar: Updating Calli's link - C.N. 8831

RE: <Focus>'s crap - a non-existent bio is different than a crappy bio, at least in my book.

Jun-19-17  zanzibar: NY Sun 1920-01-04 p22

<Being engaged in the tobacco business, Mr. Ettlinger was often in Havana and there met Capablanca long before that famous expert came to New York to develop into a master player.>

No mention of visiting his son, which is curious.

Jun-19-17  zanzibar: The last tournament play mentioned in the press was the NY Trib 1919-03-30 p18 which recorded Kupchik win of the annual Manhattan CC championship - with score 5.5-0.5, the only game Kupchik didn't win was his draw against Ettlinger.
Jun-19-17  zanzibar: I'm trying to find a good picture of Ettlinger.

Finding any picture whatsoever, is a difficult task. But Winter's site has one, albeit very poor (low-res):

(Scroll down about ~3/4)

He's sitting by the window in the 1918 MCC tournament (ACB Dec 1918 p252).

Now there is this photo from MCC(? - where/when??)

C.N. 5742

I suspect the tall man in the back, next to Marshall's son(?) is Ettlinger.

Could this be correct?

Is there a decent photo of him available somewhere?


Jun-19-17  zanzibar: (Obviously, in the 2nd photo the man isn't wearing glasses, but the general features of the face, mouth, and hairline seem to match nicely)
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