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Simon Rotenstein
Number of games in database: 32
Years covered: 1913 to 1935
Overall record: +11 -17 =4 (40.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Nov-30-1878, 143 years old) Germany

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Last updated: 2020-10-22 13:24:45

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 32  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J Sipek vs S Rotenstein  0-1361913Berlin-PragueD05 Queen's Pawn Game
2. S Rotenstein vs J Sipek  0-1421913Berlin-PragueB12 Caro-Kann Defense
3. E Schweinburg vs S Rotenstein  0-1411920Berlin CLC42 Petrov Defense
4. K Richter vs S Rotenstein 0-1211920Berlin CLC46 Three Knights
5. S Rotenstein vs W Preiswerk  0-1221920Berlin CLC02 French, Advance
6. F W Pelzer vs S Rotenstein 0-1351920Berlin CLC42 Petrov Defense
7. Kolbe vs S Rotenstein 0-191921BerlinC25 Vienna
8. S Rotenstein vs K Richter  0-1341921Berlin-ch 1920/21B01 Scandinavian
9. S Rotenstein vs K Richter  ½-½111928BerlinA52 Budapest Gambit
10. S Rotenstein vs Ahues  ½-½661928Berlin Cafe KoenigC77 Ruy Lopez
11. L Steiner vs S Rotenstein  1-0391928Berlin Cafe KoenigC42 Petrov Defense
12. S Rotenstein vs K Richter 0-1561928Berlin Cafe KoenigA52 Budapest Gambit
13. P List vs S Rotenstein  1-0471928Berlin Cafe KoenigE17 Queen's Indian
14. S Rotenstein vs K Helling  1-0271928Berlin Cafe KoenigB02 Alekhine's Defense
15. S Rotenstein vs Gruenfeld  1-0651928Berlin Cafe KoenigC42 Petrov Defense
16. P F Johner vs S Rotenstein  1-0221928Berlin Cafe KoenigA53 Old Indian
17. S Rotenstein vs Saemisch 0-1551928Berlin Cafe KoenigB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
18. S Rotenstein vs Bogoljubov  0-1181928Berlin Cafe KoenigB40 Sicilian
19. W Von Holzhausen vs S Rotenstein  0-1551928Berlin Cafe KoenigC01 French, Exchange
20. S Rotenstein vs H Von Hennig  1-0291930Frankfurt (Hauptturnier)C64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
21. S Rotenstein vs W John  0-1641932Berlin-chA85 Dutch, with c4 & Nc3
22. K Helling vs S Rotenstein  ½-½451932Berlin-chA45 Queen's Pawn Game
23. S Rotenstein vs K Gumprich  1-0461932Berlin-chD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
24. S Rotenstein vs Saemisch  0-1461932Berlin-chA46 Queen's Pawn Game
25. S Rotenstein vs B Koch  0-1511932Berlin-chA47 Queen's Indian
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Sep-05-08  myschkin: . . .

<Simon Rotenstein> (~1890 - ??)

Gewann 1919 das Winterturnier des Berliner Schachvereins mit 12 Gewinnpartien aus 14 Runden, mit einem Vorsprung von 2 Punkten. Beim Meisterturnier 1920 in Berlin belegte er immerhin Platz 3 von 11 nach den starken Meisterspielern Selesniew und Sämisch, noch vor Post, der auf Platz 4 landete. Berliner Meister 1930 geteilt mit Kurt Richter und Ludwig Rellstab.

in German:

Jan-27-11  Caissanist: cites what appears to be Rotenstein's last known tournament:

<[I]n a tournament held at the Bar Kochba, Leipzig, at the end of 1935, for the Jewish championship of Germany, S. Fajarowicz and J. Mundsztuk, both of Leipzig, and S. Rotenstein, of Berlin, tied for first place, with 5 points each in 7 games. The tournament was played on the Swiss system, with 17 competitors in all.’>

The link given by <myschkin> confirms that Rotenstein was a Holocaust victim.

Jul-09-13  thomastonk: <Caissanist: The link given by <myschkin> confirms that Rotenstein was a Holocaust victim.> No. It mentions that "a" Simon Rotenstein, member of the jewish community in Erlangen, Bavaria died in the Holocaust.
Jul-09-13  DoctorD: Simon Rotenstein
Berliner Schachverein, 1932
1st. Prize
White to Play and Mate in Four

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1. Qc1! followed by some remarkable clearances with the d2 bishop.

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  Jean Defuse: ...

Capablanca scored +21 -2 =7.

[Event "30-board simultaneous exhibition"]
[Site "Berlin"]
[Date "1913.11.09"]
[White "Capablanca, Jose Raul"]
[Black "Rotenstein, Simon"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C27"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nc3 Bc5 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. d3 d6 5. Bg5 Be6 6. Nd5 Bxd5 7. Bxd5 c6 8. Bb3 Nbd7 9. Qf3 h6 10. Bh4 g5 11. Bg3 a5 12. a4 Qb6 13. Ne2 Bb4+ 14. Kf1 Ke7 15. Qf5 Nc5 16. Bxe5 dxe5 17. Qxe5+ Ne6 18. Bxe6 fxe6 19. Nd4 Raf8 20. Qxe6+ Kd8 21. Nf5 Ng4 22. d4 Re8 23. Qg6 Qa6+ 24. Kg1 Qe2 25. Rf1 Rhg8 26. Qf7 Rgf8 27. Qxb7 Rxe4 28. Qb8+ Kd7 29. Qb7+ Ke6 30. Ng3 Qxc2 31. Nxe4 Qxe4 32. Rc1 Kd6 33. d5 Qxd5 34. h4 Bc5 35. Rh3 Qd2 36. Rf1 Bxf2+ 0-1

Source: Magdeburgische Zeitung 21.12.1913.


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Oct-01-20  Alan McGowan: He was born 30 November 1878 in Warsaw, information that was given in his 1933 marriage record from Berlin. It also showed that he lived at Reinickendorfer Strasse 87; this confirmed his identity as this address was given for him in the 1931 Berlin Address Book and Ranneforths Schach Kalender 1933.
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  Knighthawkmiller: SIMON ROTENSTEIN
(born Nov-30-1878, 142 years old) Germany
Nov-24-21  login:

The aforementioned Simon Rotenstein (Erlangen) is a different individual sharing a similar faith. His 'Stolperstein' can be seen here


One could try to dig into Polish sources using a possible spelling e.g. like 'Szymon Rotsztein' for his early years.

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