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Carl Medinus
C Medinus 
Chicago, Illinois, 1904.
From the Chicago Daily News negatives collection, SDN-002515
Number of games in database: 14
Years covered: 1900 to 1905
Overall record: +7 -6 =1 (53.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Aug-04-1873, died Dec-06-1941, 68 years old) United States of America

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 page 1 of 1; 14 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Marshall vs C Medinus 0-1371900Marshall - Medinus mC67 Ruy Lopez
2. C Medinus vs Marshall 0-151900Marshall - Medinus mC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
3. Marshall vs C Medinus 1-0661900Marshall - Medinus mC62 Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense
4. C Medinus vs Marshall 1-0491900Marshall - Medinus mC77 Ruy Lopez
5. Marshall vs C Medinus 1-0161900Marshall - Medinus mD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
6. L Uedemann vs C Medinus  1-05319034th Western ChampionshipC42 Petrov Defense
7. H F Lee vs C Medinus  0-12219034th Western ChampionshipA30 English, Symmetrical
8. C Medinus vs E F Schrader 1-03219034th Western ChampionshipA20 English
9. C Medinus vs C M Madsen  1-05319034th Western ChampionshipD02 Queen's Pawn Game
10. M Judd vs C Medinus  1-04119034th Western ChampionshipC45 Scotch Game
11. C Medinus vs H E Bigelow  1-0291904Chicago - Twin CitiesC29 Vienna Gambit
12. G Reichhelm vs C Medinus  0-1421904Chicago CC-Franklin CCB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
13. J Finn vs C Medinus 1-0431905Manhattan CC-Chicago CCB32 Sicilian
14. C Medinus vs J Elson  ½-½261905Franklin CC-Chicago CCC42 Petrov Defense
  REFINE SEARCH:   White wins (1-0) | Black wins (0-1) | Draws (1/2-1/2) | Medinus wins | Medinus loses  

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  GrahamClayton: Photo:

Medinus played a match against FJ Marshall at Chicago in 1900, with Marshall winning 4-2.

Oct-17-15  thomastonk: The standings after this game were 2:2.

[Event "Match"]
[Site "Chicago Chess and Checkers Club"]
[Date "1900.02.04"]
[Round "4"]
[White "Medinus, Carl"]
[Black "Marshall, Frank James"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C79"]
[PlyCount "97"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. d3 d6 6. c3 Bd7 7. O-O Be7 8. h3 O-O 9. Bc2 d5 10. exd5 Nxd5 11. Re1 Bd6 12. Nbd2 f5 13. Nc4 Qf6 14. Bb3 Be6 15. Ng5 f4 16. Nxe6 Qxe6 17. Qf3 Nce7 18. Na5 c6 19. Nxb7 Bc7 20. Nc5 Qg6 21. d4 Kh8 22. Nd7 Rf7 23. Nxe5 Bxe5 24. Rxe5 Qf6 25. Bc2 g5 26. Bd2 Rg8 27. Rae1 Rfg7 28. Qg4 f3 29. Re6 Qf8 30. Qxf3 Nf4 31. Qg4 Nxe6 32. Qxe6 Nd5 33. Qxc6 Nf4 34. Bb3 Rg6 35. Qe4 R8g7 36. Qe8 Rf6 37. Qxf8+ Rxf8 38. c4 Nd3 39. Re2 Rc7 40. Be3 h5 41. c5 Re7 42. d5 Rxe3 43. fxe3 Nxc5 44. e4 Nxb3 45. axb3 Rd8 46. Kf2 Kg7 47. Ke3 Kf7 48. Kd4 Ke7 49. e5 1-0

Jun-08-17  zanzibar: Can't we agree to crop some of these historical photos?
Jun-08-17  hemy: <zanzibar> This picture can be replaced by one of retouched by me:
Jun-08-17  zanzibar: <hemy> yes, both are much better.

As I've said before, it would be nice if <CG> could provide a photo gallery for a player - then the original photo could be made available.

Also - for players with extended careers spanning decades it would be nice to have various samples as they age.


Jun-08-17  zanzibar: Here's another example in need of a crop:

Sidney Paine Johnston


Jun-09-17  hemy: <zanzibar> I placed retouched photos of Sidney Paine Johnston in the same folder with photos of Carl Medinus in my Dropbox:
Jun-09-17  zanzibar: It's too bad we can't simply update the default photo <CG> uses.

<hemy> do you use PhotoShop for your mods? I'm just curious.

(I'd also do crops which focused on the face of each of the players as well - especially useful for thumbnails)

Jun-10-17  hemy: <zanzibar> Sure, I'm using Photoshop already 9 years. It is easy to learn tool for experienced programmer/developer.
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  MissScarlett: Wear a suit, or the suit wears you.
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  MissScarlett: If anyone has access to Hilbert's <Young Marshall>, does he have the moves of the sixth and final game of the Marshall-Medinus match?
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  FSR: He died the day before the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor.

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