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Moritz Lewitt
Number of games in database: 37
Years covered: 1893 to 1913
Overall record: +10 -13 =14 (45.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Aug-12-1863, died Apr-01-1936, 72 years old) Germany

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Born in Poznań, Greater Poland (then Kingdom of Prussia), he lived in Berlin, and was the longtime president of the oldest German Chess Club, the Berliner Schachgesellschaft von 1827. When he was reelected in 1904, the club was also the largest in Germany, with over 150 members. Lewitt was elected librarian of the Berlin Chess Society in 1892. From 1908 to 1910 he was secretary of the German Chess Federation.

Dr. Lewitt played in many tournaments in Berlin and elsewhere. He took 9th at Berlin 1891 (Horatio Caro won), took 4th at Dresden 1892 (the 7th DSB Congress, Hauptturnier A, Paul Lipke won), took 3rd at Kiel 1893 (the 8th DSB–Congress, Hauptturnier A, Hugo Süchting won), tied for 7-8th at Berlin 1893 (Simon Alapin won), tied for 3rd-5th at Leipzig 1894 (the 9th DSB–Congress, Hauptturnier A, Norman van Lennep won).

He took 2nd, behind Caro, and tied for 5-6th (Theodor von Scheve won), both in Berlin in 1894; took 13th at Munich 1900 (the 12th DSB–Congress, Hauptturnier A, Rudolf Swiderski won), shared 2nd, behind Ossip Bernstein, at Berlin 1902; tied for 3rd-4t at Coburg 1904 (the 12th DSB–Congress, Hauptturnier B, Hans Fahrni won). Lewitt won ahead of Rudolf Spielmann at Berlin 1904, shared 1st with Caro in the Berlin Championship in 1905 but lost a play-off match to him (+3 –4 =5), and tied for 7-8th at Berlin 1913 (Erich Cohn won).

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Last updated: 2022-04-02 17:23:58

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 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 37  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. H Suechting vs M Lewitt  ½-½351893DSB-08.Kongress HauptturnierC01 French, Exchange
2. W Karstens vs M Lewitt  ½-½401893DSB-08.Kongress HauptturnierC11 French
3. M Lewitt vs E Klostermann  ½-½271893DSB-08.Kongress HauptturnierB01 Scandinavian
4. Lasker vs M Lewitt ½-½291894Blindfold simul, 4bC77 Ruy Lopez
5. Pillsbury vs M Lewitt 1-0241902Cafe Kerkau, Blindfold Simul 12bC67 Ruy Lopez
6. M Lewitt vs O Farago  ½-½201904DSB-14.Kongress Hauptturnier BC14 French, Classical
7. H Fahrni vs M Lewitt  ½-½691904DSB-14.Kongress Hauptturnier BD60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
8. O Wegemund vs M Lewitt  0-1441904DSB-14.Kongress Hauptturnier BC87 Ruy Lopez
9. M Lewitt vs H Appunn 0-1421904DSB-14.Kongress Hauptturnier BC14 French, Classical
10. G Schlossarek vs M Lewitt  0-1281904DSB-14.Kongress Hauptturnier BC50 Giuoco Piano
11. H Stang vs M Lewitt  0-1301904DSB-14.Kongress Hauptturnier BC53 Giuoco Piano
12. M Lewitt vs F W Pelzer  1-0281904DSB-14.Kongress Hauptturnier BC49 Four Knights
13. E Lindner vs M Lewitt  0-1341904DSB-14.Kongress Hauptturnier BD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
14. M Lewitt vs H Caro  1-0411905Berlin Championship MatchC44 King's Pawn Game
15. M Lewitt vs H Caro 0-1261905Berlin Championship MatchB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
16. H Caro vs M Lewitt  0-1361905Berlin Championship MatchD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
17. M Lewitt vs H Caro  ½-½681905Berlin Championship MatchC70 Ruy Lopez
18. H Caro vs M Lewitt  ½-½291905Berlin Championship MatchC82 Ruy Lopez, Open
19. H Wagner vs M Lewitt  1-0291905Berlin cgC29 Vienna Gambit
20. H Caro vs M Lewitt 0-1431905Berlin Championship MatchC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
21. M Lewitt vs H Caro 0-1341905Berlin Championship MatchB32 Sicilian
22. H Caro vs M Lewitt  ½-½301905Berlin (m/3)A07 King's Indian Attack
23. M Lewitt vs H Caro ½-½601905Berlin Championship MatchC42 Petrov Defense
24. H Caro vs M Lewitt ½-½451905Berlin Championship MatchC23 Bishop's Opening
25. M Lewitt vs H Caro 1-0391905Berlin Championship MatchB15 Caro-Kann
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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-28-08  whiteshark: Dr. Moritz Lewitt (* August 12, 1863 - † April 1, 1936) was a German chess player.

Additionally he was Berlin Champion in 1909, too.

Aug-12-09  whiteshark: Bio with additional information (German)
Apr-18-18  zanzibar: <Efforts made to secure the individual portraits of the six German players in the recent cable match failed of realization, but that of Dr. Moritz Lewitt, president of the Berliner Schachgcsellschajt is at hand. In him the Berlin club possesses not only an efficient official, but a player of high rank as well. It is rare indeed for a president of a club of such prominence to be found in the ranks when an important event is being contested. Dr. Lewitt had large experience in the tournaments of the German Chess Association and, although unsuccessful in gaining first or second prizes, he has invariably given a good account of himself, notably at Dresden, 1892. Kiel, 1893, Leipzig, 1894, and Coburg, 1904.>

ACB v2 1905

Apr-18-18  zanzibar: Why would WSZ refer to him as Max and not Moritz?

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