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Heinrich Ranneforth
H Ranneforth  
Number of games in database: 5
Years covered: 1886 to 1905
Overall record: +3 -2 =0 (60.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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C25 Vienna (2 games)

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(born Mar-18-1864, died Nov-03-1945, 81 years old) Germany

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. H Ranneforth vs M Michaelson  0-1241886corrC25 Vienna
2. H Ranneforth vs R Marriott 1-0251890Manchester Minor tC25 Vienna
3. Lasker vs H Ranneforth 0-1341894Simul, 36bC41 Philidor Defense
4. H Ranneforth vs H Dobell 1-0241903BerlinC29 Vienna Gambit
5. H Ranneforth vs G Simonson  0-1431905New York - Berlin mC49 Four Knights
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Jan-05-08  whiteshark: Heinrich Ranneforth: * 18.03.1864 † xx.xx.1945
Jan-05-08  pawnofdoom: A biography with only two games in the database? While some players with much more games and 2600+ ratings dont?
Mar-18-08  brankat: I wouldn't really call the date of one's Birth and Death a Biography.
Mar-18-08  brankat: A great win against Dr.Lasker. Although this was a simul game, Ranneforth utterly demolished Lasker!

Does anyone have some info about this player?

Mar-18-08  brankat: <whiteshark> ? :-)
Mar-18-08  whiteshark: <brankat> A German chess journalist and publisher.

A Picture:

Mar-18-08  Karpova: A picture:

He published "Deutsches Wochenschach" (with different other editors from 1931 to March 1943) and a chess calendar.

Btw. this is a funny site where names had been translated into english:

<Max one is enough>
<Hermann of God sound> <Carl bad>
<Jacques bad>

I guess that <Max one is enough> is Max Lange (Lange -> langen -> to be sufficient). <Hermann of God sound> is probably Hermann von Gottschall while <Carl bad> and <Jacques bad> are Carl Schlechter and Jacques Mieses.

Mar-18-08  gus inn: Yep , and the great duo : Happy & Young.:)
Who would they be ?
Hint : Not chessplayers.
Mar-18-08  Knight to f6: <<gus inn: Yep , and the great duo : Happy & Young.:)>> ???
Mar-19-08  brankat: Thanks for the info guy(s) :-)
Mar-18-09  whiteshark: Coburg 1904:

Standing (left to right): C. Schlechter, <H. Ranneforth>, R. Swiderski, C. Schröder, A. Schott, F. Tausch, W. John, H. Süchting, C. Teller, L. Fleischmann.

Seated: J. Mieses, H. Wolf, H. von Gottschall, P. Schellenberg, R. Gebhardt, J. Berger, G. Marco, O. Bernstein, C. von Bardeleben, H. Caro.

Mar-18-09  whiteshark: Berlin 1897:

Fourth row: Schlechter, Heyde

Third row: Unknown, Burn, Marco, von Popiel, Heinrichsen, Blijkmans, Dimer

Standing on second row: Charousek, Janowsky, Thalheim, Zinkl, Harmonist, Winawer, W. Cohn, Teichmann, Albin

Sitting on first row: <Ranneforth>, Caro, Metger, Alapin, Süchting, Chigorin, Schiffers, Bierbach

Mar-18-12  brankat: Beautiful old photos <whiteshark>! Mr.Ranneforth looks a little bit like young Lasker.

R.I.P. Herr Ranneforth.

Nov-04-14  Karpova: Ranneforth tried to find a German expression for every foreign chess-related word. It is interesting, because he explains some old terms, not in use today any longer. A few examples:

<Tombola>: Free choice of opponents.

<Generalsecretär>: (Man) in direction of federal business.

<Offizier>: Usually the pieces of the first or eighth rank, often restricted to ♘ and ♗.

<Production>: Usually Simul- or Blindfold-events.

<Ich liebe die deutsche Sprache, denn sie ist meine Muttersprache, aber ich ehre auch das Fremdwort [...].> (I love the German language, because she is my mother tongue, but I also honour the foreign word [...]. On his stance towards language, that he doesn't want to fanatically clean the German language from everything foreign, but tries to find German alternatives, where it appears sensible to him. And, for sure, restricted to chess only.)

Heinrich Ranneforth, Fremdwörter im Schach, Deutsches Wochenschach, 21 April 1889, issues 15/16, pp. 126-134,

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