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Schaya Niemzowitsch
Number of games in database: 5
Years covered: 1891 to 1899
Overall record: +2 -3 =0 (40.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born 1860, died Oct-06-1918, 58 years old)

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Last updated: 2016-08-31 13:07:37

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Ascharin vs S Niemzowitsch 1-0291891Odds gameC00 French Defense
2. S Niemzowitsch vs A Ascharin  0-1321893Odds gameB20 Sicilian
3. S Niemzowitsch vs NN  1-0271895Odds gameC51 Evans Gambit
4. S Niemzowitsch vs P Kerkovius  0-1231899Handicap TournamentC01 French, Exchange
5. S Niemzowitsch vs NN 1-0171899Riga Chess Club Winter tC37 King's Gambit Accepted
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-24-03  CapablancaRules: You can find a great picture of Schaya and his family in this site
Jun-05-04  Notboardofchess: So Schaya was Niemzowitsch's father? Was he a strong player?
Dec-18-08  Karpova: As Aron's father, shouldn't his surname be <Niemzowitsch>? That's also Aron's surname but it was changed to <Nimzowitsch> after WW1 (a typo but Aron didn't complain). My source is Dr. J. Hannak's biography on Nimzowitsch (you'll find it in "Mein System").
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  Infohunter: The photo site containing the photo is no longer up, but you can see it here:
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  Marcelo Bruno: In Byrne J. Horton's "Dictionary of Modern Chess" (1972:139) there's the following information: "His [A. Niemzowitsch's father = Schaya] was a wholesale merchant, a poet and an excellent chessplayer."
Aug-15-16  john barleycorn: <Marcelo Bruno> Capablanca in "My Chess Career" notes that Aaron Nimzowitsch's father was a strong player in his comments to

Nimzowitsch vs Capablanca, 1913

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  whiteshark: "<Schaie Abramowitsch Niemzowitsch> was born in 1860. He originally came from Minsk in the Pinsk province of Belarus, and he was thus Russian by birth.

A variety of different transcriptions of his first name have been seen, including Schaya, Schaye, Schaja and Sjaje. [...]

Schaie died on 6 October 1918 of a stomach disease."

Source: Per Skjoldager/Jörn Erik Nielsen: Aron Nimzowitsch, p.4

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  Jean Defuse: ...

(Niemzowitsch played without the a1 rook)

[Event "Odds Game"]
[Site "Riga, Cafe Fingerhut"]
[Date "1906.??.??"]
[White "Niemzowitsch, Shaya A"]
[Black "NN"]
[Result "1-0"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "

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1. Qh6+!! Kg8 (After 1... Kxh6 there is a mate in two moves.) 2. Nf5 Ra7 3. Qg5 Be2 4. Bxe2 Qxe2+ 5. Kh3 Qh5+? (5... Qf1+ followed by ♖af7 is surely better.) 6. Qxh5 Nxh5 7. Nh6# 1-0

Source: Baltische Schachblätter Heft II, p. 61 (Skjoldager/Nielsen - Aron Nimzowitsch, p. 434)


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