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Ladislaus von Dory
Number of games in database: 24
Years covered: 1920 to 1928
Overall record: +1 -7 =16 (37.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Nov-17-1897, died Dec-03-1979, 82 years old) Austria (federation/nationality Germany)

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László Mária György Lothár Alfred Gergely Miklós Döry von Jobaháza, b. 17 Nov 1897 in Wien, married to Margit Chadima 8 Jan 1930 in Wien, d. 3 Dec 1979 in München - according to an unsourced family tree. He wrote articles about the Döry Defence (1 d4 Nf6 2 Nf3 Ne4).

Son of Nikolaus Dory von Jobahaza. His older brother Andor Döry von Jobaháza also played chess.

Last updated: 2022-11-30 14:43:35

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Reshevsky vs L von Dory 1-0161920SimulC35 King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham
2. L von Dory vs B Lichtenstein  ½-½401928ViennaD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
3. S Takacs vs L von Dory  ½-½431928ViennaA14 English
4. L von Dory vs Spielmann  ½-½301928ViennaD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. L von Dory vs Kmoch  ½-½181928ViennaE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
6. S R Wolf vs L von Dory  ½-½371928ViennaB02 Alekhine's Defense
7. L von Dory vs Reti 0-1601928ViennaE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
8. A Becker vs L von Dory  1-0311928ViennaB15 Caro-Kann
9. L von Dory vs F Igel  ½-½351928ViennaD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
10. S Beutum vs L von Dory  ½-½381928ViennaB03 Alekhine's Defense
11. L von Dory vs Tartakower  ½-½151928ViennaA52 Budapest Gambit
12. H Mueller vs L von Dory  ½-½431928ViennaD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
13. L von Dory vs E Glass  ½-½521928ViennaD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
14. Gruenfeld vs L von Dory  1-0461928ViennaD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
15. L von Dory vs Tartakower  ½-½751928Trebitsch MemorialE15 Queen's Indian
16. J Lokvenc vs L von Dory  0-1481928Trebitsch MemorialA14 English
17. L von Dory vs E Steiner  0-1361928Trebitsch MemorialA57 Benko Gambit
18. H Mueller vs L von Dory  1-0521928Trebitsch MemorialB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
19. L von Dory vs Kmoch  ½-½271928Trebitsch MemorialE16 Queen's Indian
20. A Becker vs L von Dory  1-0251928Trebitsch MemorialB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
21. L von Dory vs S Beutum  ½-½1071928Trebitsch MemorialD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
22. L von Dory vs Gruenfeld ½-½571928Trebitsch MemorialA47 Queen's Indian
23. S Takacs vs L von Dory  ½-½571928Trebitsch MemorialA15 English
24. L von Dory vs B Hoenlinger  ½-½431928Trebitsch MemorialD03 Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation)
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Aug-18-07  whiteshark: There is an article


in <Karl - <Die Kulturelle Schachzeitung>> issue 2004/04

Aug-18-07  whiteshark: <vonKrolock> I've found some links referring to a Baron <Ludwig Döry>. A culture-historican? Maybe identical?
Aug-18-07  vonKrolock: <whiteshark> Ladislau Baron Döry was also known as <Konzertpianist und Komponist>. The article in "Karl" presents some facts on his destiny after 1938?! - It seems that some doubts are persisting (maybe it could roud a search like we started on Pitschak in User: Gypsy
Aug-18-07  whiteshark: Let's have a look.
But I don't have this a.m. 'Karl' article.
Aug-18-07  whiteshark: Here is another game from the
<Vienna 1928 tournament> (Is there a tournament book?)

[Event "It Vienna (Austria)"]
[Date "1928.??.??"]
[Round "10"]
[White "Von Doery Ladislaus"]
[Black "Tartakower Savielly (FRA)"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "A52"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e5 3. dxe5 Ng4 4. e3 Nxe5 5. Nf3 Bb4+ 6. Bd2 Bxd2+ 7. Nbxd2 Nbc6 8. Nxe5 Nxe5 9. Nf3 Qf6 10. Nxe5 Qxe5 11. Qd4 Qxd4 12. exd4 d6 13. Bd3 Bg4 14. f3 Bh5 15. Kf2 Bg6 1/2-1/2

Final position

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Aug-18-07  whiteshark:
<M.A. Lachaga:<Internationales Schachmeisterturnier Wien 1928>>, booklet with 52 pages
Aug-18-07  whiteshark: 1928 WIEN.
Internationales Schachmeisterturnier Wien 1928 des Schachklubs Hakoah.

Partiensammlung mit Anm. v. A. Becker, Blümich, Kmoch, H. Müller, Spielmann u. Tartakower. (1. Réti, 2.-5. Becker, Lichtenstein, Spielmann, Tartakower.)

M.A. Lachaga, Argentinien ca. 1967. EA. 52 S. Heft

Aug-18-07  whiteshark: Vienna 1928 games of <von Döry> posted: +0 =10 -3
Aug-18-07  Karpova: He appeared in Edward Winter's chess notes today:

He was sentenced to death by the Nazis but it's not clear if he survived the war or not. A picture can be found on this page:

Aug-19-07  Gejewe: <Karpova>
The link you give has some text in German : hingerichtet means executed. Which sadly answers your question if he survived the war.
Aug-19-07  Karpova: <Gejewe>
That's the problem. The link with the picture is the source Winter cites when speaking about Döry's death during WWII but The Oxford Companion to Chess claims he was rescued from prison by the Allies in 1945 and Jeremy Gaige indicates that he was still alive in 1947.
Aug-19-07  Calli: In fact, there were two major tournaments in Vienna in 1928:

12th Trebitsch Memorial- Grunfeld, Takacs 6.5; Hoenlinger, Kmoch, Lokvenc, Tartakower 6; A. Becker 4.5; E. Steiner ,Ladislaus von Döry 4; Hans Muller 3, Sigmund Beutum 2.5

Sportklub Hakoah- Reti 10.5; Becker, Bernhard Lichtenstein. Spielmann, Tartakower 8.5; Kmoch 8; Grunfeld 7.5; Hans Muller 6.5; Ladislaus von Döry Fritz Igel, Takacs 5; Eduard Glass 3.5; Sigmund Beutum, Sigfried Wolf 3

With many of the same players in both events, it would not surprise if game scores are not correctly assigned. On the other hand, many games are probably just labeled Vienna 1928 without a specific tournament.

Aug-20-07  Charles A Ward: Sorry to get off the subject...But I have been searching alot with no results....Is there a book on the Dory Defence,or any text on it? thank you
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  WannaBe: go about 1/2 way down, SECRETS OF OPENING SURPRISES VOL. 6
Aug-20-07  Charles A Ward: thanks alot!
Aug-22-07  vonKrolock: Appearing on-line today in an article by S. Bücker <" Ahead of his Time: Ladislaus Baron Döry">. Presents a game played by him in 1949 <!> - corrects the spelling of his complete name :<Ladislaus Baron Döry von Jobaháza>
Aug-22-07  whiteshark: Wow, <vonKrolock> unbelievable - riddle solwed within a week, the way, however, remain a miracle to me.....
Aug-24-07  Karpova:

<It states that Baron Döry was sentenced to death for sedition in Berlin on 7 October 1943. His hands bound, he spent 125 days in a death cell at Plötzensee. Without abrogation of his capital sentence, he was subsequently taken to other prisons (Brandenburg and Straubing), and on 1 May 1945 he was released by American troops.>

Sep-19-11  whiteshark: <born 1897> And the Best of British Luck to you, Lad.
Dec-15-13  Karpova: Reminiscences by Georg Marco:

First the father, <k. u. k. Kämmerer, Rittmeister> Nikolaus Baron Döry v. Jobahaza was a <Grand Seigneur> in the most noble sense of the word and yet unaffectedly amicable. He was also a strong chessplayer *. He has three sons and three daughters.

His oldest son is Andor Baron Döry v. Jobahaza, who enlisted immediatly after the outbreak of the war and is currently a <k. u. k. Fähnrich in der 2. Maschinengewehr-Abteilung des Husaren-Regiments Nr. 5>. In 1912/1913, he came in 2nd in a tournament at his <Akademischen Gymnasiums> after play-off (11 rounds, organised by Nicolaus Baron Döry, in the Vienna Chess Club, December 22 to 24, 1912):

1. Kolisch 10.0
2. Baron Andor Döry 10.0
3. Elias 8.5
4. Kulka 8.0
5. Kollmann 7.0
6. Brück 5.5
7. Kurzmann 5.5

These were the prize-winners (also play-off between Brück and Kurzmann). Then followed

8. Klein 5.0
9. Blaustein 3.5
10. Bennisch 2.0
11. Röger 1.0
12. Alma 0.0

The second youngest son is Ladislaus Baron Döry v. Jobahaza, also a passionate chessplayer and chess composer.

Source: Pages 11-12 of the January-February 1915 'Wiener Schachzeitung'

* a game against Marco will be submitted.

Dec-15-13  Karpova: Chess Compositions:

1. Ladislaus Baron Döry v. Jobahaza, Vienna ("Interessantes Blatt" 1911, Nr. 50) at the age of 13 - Mate in 3:

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2. Andor Baron Döry v. Jobahaza, Vienna ("Interessantes Blatt", July 1912, Nr. 27a) - Mate in 2:

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3. Andor Baron Döry v. Jobahaza, Vienna ("Interessantes Blatt", July 1912, Nr. 27b) - Mate in 2:

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Source: Page 13 of the January-February 1915 'Wiener Schachzeitung'

Feb-10-19  Jean Defuse: ...

'The magazine Schachspiegel, 1947, page 124, had published a moving small story “Der Schachspieler in der Todeszelle.” Here we see Döry alone in the death cell, his hands bound. Nevertheless, he has found a way to play chess against himself, lying on the floor, with the help of some soap-constructed pieces. A fellow sufferer is brought in, also a chessplayer. <After a hard-fought game, which ends in a draw, Döry’s opponent (whose name is given as “Petzold” was this Kurt Petzold??) is executed the next morning.> Ladislaus Döry had his hands bound for 125 days. Without abrogation of his sentence of death, Döry was brought to other prisons (Brandenburg, Straubing). On May 1, 1945 he was released from prison by American troops.'

(Stefan Bücker - Over the Horizons - Ahead of his Time: Ladislaus Baron Döry.)


From the 'Sport Chronicle of the City Landshut' 1954:

'Den Schachmeister-Wettkampf konnte Baron Ladislaus Döry gegen Max Listl siegreich für sich entscheiden.'


Two examples of his early and later play:

[Event "Klosterneuburg"]
[Date "1922.07.??"]
[White "Prof. Th."]
[Black "Doery von Jobahaza, Ladislaus"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C38"]

1. e4 e5 2. f4 exf4 3. Nf3 g5 4. Bc4 Bg7 5. d4 h6 6. O-O Nc6 7. Nc3 d6 8. g3 Nf6 9. gxf4 Bh3 10. Re1 Ng4 11. fxg5 hxg5 12. Bxg5 Bxd4+ 13. Qxd4 Nxd4 14. Bxd8 Nxf3+ 15. Kh1 Nf2# 0-1

Arbeiter-Schachzeitung (Vienna) Aug. 1922, p. 5


[Event "Trebitsch CC Master Tournament"]
[Site "Vienna"]
[Date "1936.05.??"]
[White "Bacher, L."]
[Black "Doery von Jobahaza, Ladislaus"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C44"]

1. e4 e5 2. d4 exd4 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. Bc4 Bc5 5. c3 d6 6. O-O d3 7. Qxd3 Bg4 8. e5 Qd7 9. exd6 O-O-O 10. Bf4 Bxd6 11. Bxd6 Qxd6 12. Qxd6 Rxd6 13. Ng5 Nh6 14. Nxf7 Nxf7 15. Bxf7 Ne5 16. Bb3 Be2 17. Rc1 Re8 18. Na3 Nd3 19. Rc2 Nf4 20. f3 Bd1 21. Rf2 Re1+ 22. Rf1 Nh3+ 23. gxh3 Rg6+ 0-1

Wiener Schachzeitung 1936, p. 232


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  Tabanus: There is an unsourced family tree having

László Mária György Lothár Alfred Gergely Miklós Döry von Jobaháza, b. 17 Nov 1897 in Wien, married to Margit Chadima 8 Jan 1930 in Wien, d. 3 Dec 1979 in München. Father: "Nicolaus Miklos Freiherrn (1860–1923) which probably is = Nikolaus Doery von Jobahaza.

Geni entry:, could it be him?

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  Tabanus: is a photo with some text on something. mentions his father Nikolaus and his older brother Andor. It does look like László = Ladislaus.

Oct-28-21  Jean Defuse: ...

<A later portrait by Ladislaus>

The game above was probably played by Rudolf Bacher


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