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Edmund Adam
Number of games in database: 14
Years covered: 1937 to 1954
Overall record: +6 -7 =1 (46.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born May-18-1894, died Jan-18-1958, 63 years old) Germany

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Dr. Edmund Adam

Last updated: 2019-01-24 06:27:39

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Vidmar vs E Adam  1-0261937corrD39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
2. E Adam vs M Seibold 1-0191938BundesmeisterschaftC81 Ruy Lopez, Open, Howell Attack
3. E Adam vs C Purdy 0-12019501st Correspondence World ChampionshipC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
4. A Viaud vs E Adam  0-12719501st Correspondence World ChampionshipD48 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
5. H Malmgren vs E Adam  ½-½2619501st Correspondence World ChampionshipB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
6. M Napolitano vs E Adam 0-12519501st Correspondence World ChampionshipA30 English, Symmetrical
7. E Adam vs O Barda 0-12419501st Correspondence World ChampionshipC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
8. E Adam vs A Cuadrado 1-02219501st Correspondence World ChampionshipC07 French, Tarrasch
9. J W Collins vs E Adam  0-14719501st Correspondence World ChampionshipE40 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
10. J Balogh vs E Adam  1-03319501st Correspondence World ChampionshipB91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
11. E Adam vs G R Mitchell  0-12119501st Correspondence World ChampionshipC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
12. E Adam vs L Watzl 0-12219501st Correspondence World ChampionshipC81 Ruy Lopez, Open, Howell Attack
13. S Madsen vs E Adam  0-13719501st Correspondence World ChampionshipB50 Sicilian
14. L Schmid vs E Adam  1-0171954Dyckhoff mem-A corr5456B94 Sicilian, Najdorf
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Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-19-05  Resignation Trap: Dr. Edmund Adam. German correspondence master. Born in Sonneberg on May 18, 1894, died in Frankfurt am Main on January 19, 1958.
Sep-24-05  Resignation Trap: Also, there is an "Adam Variation" in the Ruy Lopez, named for this player: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Nxe4 6.d4 b5 7.Bb3 d5 8.dxe5 Be6 9.Qe2 Be7 <10. c4>.

See the game Keres vs Bronstein, 1946 for an illustrative example.

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  Benzol: <Resignation Trap> If this is Dr Edmund Adam is the date incorrect for the second game or is it a different Edmund Adam?
Sep-05-09  whiteshark: He played in the <1st CC WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL> and finished 7-8th. Crosstable:
Oct-28-14  ljfyffe: Adam was president of the German Correspondence Chess Association from 1946 to 1956.
Nov-13-14  ljfyffe: Won the CC League championship (1938-9).
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  Benzol: Is E Adam the same player?
Nov-13-14  ljfyffe: Edmund played in the first World Correspondence 1950 where he is listed under E.Adam.
Jul-01-15  zanzibar: Got this mention:

<On August 25th, 1946, a working group called “Arbeitsgemeinschaft deutscher Fernschachfreunde (BdF)” was instituted at Frankfurt/Main, with its presidency taken by Dr. E. Adam.>

Jul-16-15  ljfyffe: Edmund also placed third in the League championship (IFSB Bundesmeisterschaft) 1936-38, scoring 9 and one half out of 14; in 38-39, scored 12/14.
Jul-16-15  ljfyffe: Dr. Edmund Adam chess correspondence with a suspected double agent in British intelligence during the Cold War years later uncovered.
Jul-16-15  ljfyffe: <Benzol> Is S. MacDonald-Ross, Stephen????
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  Benzol: <ljfyffe> I'm sorry but I don't know. It is possible, but MacDonald-Ross would have been only about thirteen at the time. Perhaps someone else will be able to shed more light on this matter.
Jul-17-15  ljfyffe: It has been pointed out that E. Adam is an American player and the game 1968.
Apr-11-18  qqdos: <Benzol> <Ijfyffe> Adam played Graham Mitchell in the 1st WCCC and Mitchell was in MI5 and suspected of double agency.
Apr-11-19  whiteshark: "<Dr. Adam> won the correspondence championship of Europe when it was last held-before the war." [WWII]

- CJS Purdy in <My search for chess pefection>, p.135

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