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Paul Kerkovius
Number of games in database: 5
Years covered: 1885 to 1899
Overall record: +2 -1 =2 (60.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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C42 Petrov Defense (2 games)

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(born Sep-17-1868, died Aug-08-1940, 71 years old) Latvia

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(Latvian spelling Pauls Kerkoviuss). He was born September 17, 1896 in Riga and died August 8, 1940 in Germany. Kerkovius served as Chairman of the Riga Chess Club from 1899 - 1921, and from 1903 - 1910 he co-edited the Baltische Schachblätter with Karl Behting. 1 In the first Latvian chess congress (1924) he shared 9th-10th with Theodore Germann, behind Fricis Apsenieks, Hermanis Karlovich Mattison and Karl Behting.2 By trade, Kerkovius owned a book printing company.1

1 Val Zemitis "Encyclopedia of Latvian Chessplayers Vol.I" p.K-70

2 Wikipedia article: 1924. gada Latvijas %C4%8Dempion%C4%81ts %C5%A1ah%C4%81

Last updated: 2020-01-12 11:31:54

 page 1 of 1; 5 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Obst vs P Kerkovius  ½-½501885corrC11 French
2. P Kerkovius vs Obst  1-0261895corrC42 Petrov Defense
3. P Kerkovius vs Obst  0-1241896CorrC42 Petrov Defense
4. Obst vs P Kerkovius  0-1641899corrC45 Scotch Game
5. K Behting vs P Kerkovius ½-½471899RigaC29 Vienna Gambit
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  whiteshark: In 1902–1910, he was co-editor with Karl Behting of the Baltische Schachblätter.
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  Calli: Picture with the Behting bros.: Hair is difficult to grow in the Baltic climate. 8->

May-31-17  zanzibar: <Calli>'s link is broken.

Perhaps this is a better one:

(Though 5 players are pictured - perhaps <Calli> was looking at a picture where those with hair were cropped out? I suspect a hair-brained conspiracy!)

Feb-05-18  zanzibar: <Paul Theodor Kerkovius ( German : Paul Theodor Kerkovius , born on September 17, 1868 in Riga , died on August 8, 1940 in Magdeburg ) was a German-speaking journalist, editor and chess player.>

The Cyrillic caption for the picture (for name ref):

<Группа рижских шахматистов конца века

Сидят: П. Боль (слева) и П. Кековиус; стоят: Р. Бетиньш, К. Бетиньш и А. Лют. >

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