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Eduard Dyckhoff
E Dyckhoff 
Number of games in database: 19
Years covered: 1899 to 1948
Overall record: +7 -8 =4 (47.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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C29 Vienna Gambit (2 games)
C69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation (2 games)
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(born Nov-14-1880, died Mar-02-1949, 68 years old) Germany

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Dr. Eduard Dyckhoff was born in Augsburg. He was a German chess club activist and one of the most enthusiastic propagators of correspondence chess. In 1930, he won the Internationaler Fernschachbund (IFSB) world correspondence championship. He took second place in 1929, 1931 and 1936. He died in Bad Tolz, Germany in 1949. In 1954, a giant Dychkhoff Memorial Correspondence Tournament was organized with 1,860 chess players from 33 countries. As many as 8,856 games were played in this event. The event was won by Lothar M Schmid, who later became a grandmaster in correspondence and over-the-board play.

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 page 1 of 1; 19 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Prugel vs E Dyckhoff 0-1111899corrC45 Scotch Game
2. G Mayer vs E Dyckhoff  1-0221902HannoverC29 Vienna Gambit
3. B Leussen vs E Dyckhoff  1-0221902DSB-13.Kongress Hauptturnier AC67 Ruy Lopez
4. E Dyckhoff vs Loman  ½-½391902DSB-13.Kongress Hauptturnier AC42 Petrov Defense
5. Pillsbury vs E Dyckhoff  ½-½221902blindfold simulC29 Vienna Gambit
6. W John vs E Dyckhoff 0-1101904?C69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
7. O Valentiner vs E Dyckhoff 1-0411905Barmen-DD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
8. E Dyckhoff vs G Schories  0-1401905Barmen-DC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
9. Lasker vs E Dyckhoff ½-½371908Simul, 25bC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
10. Tarrasch vs E Dyckhoff 1-0271909NurembergD02 Queen's Pawn Game
11. Domberger vs E Dyckhoff  0-1171910Hamburg Trostturnier (B-Hauptturnier)C60 Ruy Lopez
12. E Dyckhoff vs Spielmann  0-1301921MatchD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
13. Spielmann vs E Dyckhoff  1-0421921MunichC20 King's Pawn Game
14. E Dyckhoff vs A H Privonitz 1-0161929corrE12 Queen's Indian
15. F Batik vs E Dyckhoff 0-1291930I.F.S.B. ChampionshipD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
16. R Rey Ardid vs E Dyckhoff  1-0331932Germany-Spain MatchD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
17. Keres vs E Dyckhoff ½-½541935corrC83 Ruy Lopez, Open
18. Ahrend vs E Dyckhoff  0-1101937?C56 Two Knights
19. E Dyckhoff vs Koch 1-0231948corrE58 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...Bxc3
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Nov-14-06  BIDMONFA: Eduard Dyckhoff


Nov-14-06  capanegra: Last year I posted a few cool games of Dr. Dyckhoff (one won and one lost), both extracted from the book "Jewels of correspondence chess" by Eduardo Marchisotti. Unfortunately they were never loaded, so I'll write them down.

[Event "I.F.S.B. Championship"]
[Site "Correspondence"]
[Date "1930.??.??"]
[EventDate "?"]
[Round "?"]
[Result "0-1"]
[White "Batik, F."]
[Black "Dyckhoff, E."]
[ECO "D34"]

1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c5 4.cxd5 exd5 5.Nf3 Nc6 6.g3 Nf6 7.Bg2 Be7 8.0-0 0-0 9.dxc5 d4 10.Na4 Bf5 11.Nh4 Be4 12.f3 Bd5 13.Nf5 Be6! 14.Nxe7+ Qxe7 15.Bg5 Bc4! 16.Re1 h6! 17.Bxf6 Qxf6 18.b3 Ba6 19.Qd2 Rfe8 20.Nb2 Re3 21.Rac1 Rae8 22.Bf1 Ne5! 23.f4 Ng4 24.Nc4 Bxc4 25.Rxc4 Qg6!! 26.Bg2 Nxh2!! 27.Kxh2 Qxg3+ 28.Kg1 d3! 29.Rc3 R8e6! (0-1)

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[Event "Germany-Spain Match"]
[Site "Correspondence"]
[Date "1932.??.??"]
[EventDate "?"]
[Round "?"]
[Result "1-0"]
[White "Rey Ardid, R."]
[Black "Dyckhoff, E."]
[ECO "D34"]

1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c5 4.cxd5 exd5 5.Nf3 Nc6 6.g3 Nf6 7.Bg2 Be7 8.0-0 0-0 9.dxc5 d4 10.Na4 Bf5 11.a3 Ne4 12.e3 Nxc5 13.Nxd4 Nxd4 14.exd4 Nxa4 15.Qxa4 Qb6 16.d5 Bf6 17.Re1 Rad8 18.Ra2Bd4 19.b4 Bd7 20.Qd1 Rde8 21.Rxe8 Rxe8 22.Rd2 Rc8 23.h3 Ba4 24.Qxa4 Rxc1+ 25.Kh2 Re1 26.Qc2 Re8 27.Re2 Rd8 28.Re7 Bf6 29.Rc7 Be5 30.d6!! Qxd6 31.Rxb7 Bd4 32.Qc4 Rd7 33.Qc6 (1-0)

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  whiteshark: Who was Dr. Eduard Dyckhoff:


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"Dyckhoff (1880-1949) was greatly involved as a player, writer and organiser in popularising postal chess in Germany.

IFSB champion 1930, he made several important contributions to the development of Tarrasch's Defence to the Queen's Gambit, 1 d4 d5 2 c4 e6 3.♘c3 c5, which he played all his life."

Source: Tim Harding in "64 GREAT CHESS GAMES" - Masterpieces of Postal and Email Chess

Nov-14-07  qskakaley: Umm, doesn't this guy look like one of the Nazis in Indiana Jones and Raiders of the Lost Ark? Anybody else know what I'm talkin' bout? Google image search "Ronald Lacey" and "Indiana Jones." I swear, it's the same frickin
Aug-01-09  myschkin: . . .

"For a correspondence chess player, life is literally an uninterrupted game of chess."

( Dr. Eduard Dyckhoff )

Nov-14-11  brankat: A star of corr. chess. All correspondence chess players owe Dr.Dyckhoff a debt of gratitude. He was also a strong OTB player: drew against Pillsbury, Keres, and Dr.Lasker (simul).

R.I.P. Dr.Dyckhoff.

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  wordfunph: "Who will write the history of correspondence chess for us?"

- Dr. Eduard Dyckhoff (from the book ICCF Gold 50th Jubilee Celebration)

rest in peace Dr. Dyckhoff..

Nov-13-14  ljfyffe: Dyckhoff finshed first, along with Eugen Busch,
won the Correspondence League Championship (1929-30). Won again (1930-31).
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  whiteshark: Here you find 92 of Dyckhoff's games, partly with some fine annotations: http://xn--80aaa5asd7agcy5a.xn--p1a...

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