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Kurt Dreyer
K Dreyer 
Number of games in database: 62
Years covered: 1930 to 1970
Overall record: +13 -25 =24 (40.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Jul-31-1909, died Sep-29-1981, 72 years old) Germany (federation/nationality South Africa)

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Kurt Dreyer was born in Bielefeld, Germany. He was South African champion in 1937 (after a play-off) and 1947 (=Wolfgang Heidenfeld). He passed away in Johannesburg in 1981.

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 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 62  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. K Dreyer vs G Rogmann  1-0521930Bad Pyrmont GERD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
2. I Dyner vs K Dreyer 1-081934AntwerpE22 Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann Variation
3. Taylor vs K Dreyer 1-091934AntwerpC27 Vienna Game
4. Issy Shernetsky vs K Dreyer  1-0321934Het Schaakleven TournamentE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
5. K Dreyer vs Koltanowski  0-1251934Het Schaakleven TournamentA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
6. J E Eriksen vs K Dreyer 0-1231956JohannesburgC77 Ruy Lopez
7. K Dreyer vs T D van Scheltinga  0-1331957Dublin ZonalA03 Bird's Opening
8. Pachman vs K Dreyer  ½-½151957Dublin ZonalA10 English
9. K Dreyer vs H Catozzi  ½-½201957Dublin ZonalA47 Queen's Indian
10. A Conrady vs K Dreyer  ½-½261957Dublin ZonalB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
11. C H Alexander vs K Dreyer  ½-½611957Dublin ZonalB71 Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation
12. K Dreyer vs A Dunkelblum  ½-½301957Dublin ZonalC51 Evans Gambit
13. A Stenborg vs K Dreyer  ½-½151957Dublin ZonalA83 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
14. K Dreyer vs J Durao  ½-½421957Dublin ZonalA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
15. Benko vs K Dreyer  1-0181957Dublin ZonalA80 Dutch
16. K Dreyer vs D O'Sullivan  1-0451957Dublin ZonalA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
17. K Dreyer vs E Walther  0-1411957Dublin ZonalA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
18. K Dreyer vs K Plater  0-1181957Dublin ZonalB22 Sicilian, Alapin
19. J Llado Lumbera vs K Dreyer  1-0381957Dublin ZonalB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
20. W Fairhurst vs K Dreyer  1-0221957Dublin ZonalA80 Dutch
21. A Giustolisi vs K Dreyer  0-1741957Dublin ZonalE66 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno
22. L Schmid vs K Dreyer ½-½571957Dublin ZonalB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
23. K Dreyer vs Gligoric  0-1371957Dublin ZonalA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
24. K Dreyer vs M Czerniak  ½-½401958Munich Olympiad qual-2A49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
25. L Schmid vs K Dreyer  1-0391958Munich Olympiad qual-2B04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
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  Benzol: Kurt Dreyer
Born 31st July 1909 in Bielefeld
Died 29th September 1981 in Johannesburg
South African Champion in 1937 (after playoff) and 1945-46 (joint).
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  whiteshark: <Player of the Day>

"He was South African Champion in 1937 (after a play-off) and <1947 (jointly with Wolfgang Heidenfeld)>. He took 15th at Dublin 1957 (zonal, Ludek Pachman won).

Dreyer represented South Africa in Chess Olympiads at Munich 1958, Tel Aviv 1964, Havana 1966, and Siegen 1970..."

<Benzol> could you please re-check the year of his 2nd South African Championship. :D

Jul-31-09  arctic tern: From the Wikipedia entry:

<Dreyer represented South Africa in Chess Olympiads at Munich 1958, Tel Aviv 1964, Havana 1966, and Siegen 1970 despite being deceased.>

Mighty impressive for a deceased player to score 5/10 at the 1970 Olympiad.

Jul-31-09  acolyte: <arctic tern> That's why he's Player of the Day. How many others can claim such a feat?
Jul-31-09  WhiteRook48: but he didn't die before 1970
Jul-31-09  TheaN: No, he didn't... 1981 > 1970... or am I really getting too sleepy over here? :D
Jul-31-12  LoveThatJoker: Kurt Dreyer, today you are remembered!


Jul-31-12  TheTamale: Today's PotD lived long enough to see me graduate from high school, by a few months, at least, although I'm not sure that was his goal.
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  MissScarlett: Out of the frying pan, into the fire.

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