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Alan McGowan
Member since Oct-24-06 · Last seen Oct-24-21
From Glasgow, Scotland, but residing in Canada. Historian for Chess Scotland. Area of interest and research: Kurt Richter (1900-1969).

   Alan McGowan has kibitzed 140 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Sep-05-21 Walter Jurgschat (replies)
 
Alan McGowan: Ancestry.com shows Eduard Heinrich Walter Jurgschat born 3 November 1881 in Kiel. This fits with it being said he was 67 at the 1948 Berlin championship. He married in 1911, at which time he was living in Magdeburg. His occupation was Kaufmann (merchant). A 1941 phone directory
 
   Aug-26-21 Heinrich Viktor Klein
 
Alan McGowan: Born 3 November 1881, Vienna. Emigrated to the USA 1939. He died 9 June 1956 at Adelphi, Maryland, USA. He was a member of the same Vienna chess club as Paula Kalmar-Wolf . He wrote an obituary of her in the 1931 Deutsche Schachzeitung and though her birth surname was ...
 
   Jul-24-21 Nikolay Semenovich Tereshchenko
 
Alan McGowan: Information from Dominique Thimognier (France) and Vladimir Neustadt (Siberia), taken from official death record:- this player and chess problem composer died 4 March 1938 in Nice, France. The spelling of his name was recorded as Terestchenko. His date of birth was shown as 10 ...
 
   Jul-19-21 Walther Mueller vs K Junge, 1942 (replies)
 
Alan McGowan: The Deutsche Schachblaetter 1943, pp 4-5, reported the Leipzig tournament in some detail. All players were named, including "Professor Mueller".
 
   Jul-12-21 Hugo Bodenstein (replies)
 
Alan McGowan: Part 2 of 2 HAMBURG 1910?Hauptturnier The history of the Berliner Schachgesellschaft 1827-1927 (p106) mentions some of their members who played at Hamburg 1910, including ?Bodenstein?. The Deutsche Schachzeitung 1910 (p224) gives Bodenstein (Grunewald). The 1910 Berlin ...
 
   Jul-12-21 Biographer Bistro (replies)
 
Alan McGowan: Part 2 of 2 HAMBURG 1910?Hauptturnier The history of the Berliner Schachgesellschaft 1827-1927 (p106) mentions some of their members who played at Hamburg 1910, including ?Bodenstein?. The Deutsche Schachzeitung 1910 (p224) gives Bodenstein (Grunewald). The 1910 Berlin ...
 
   Jul-03-21 P Bodenstein vs G Exner, 1898 (replies)
 
Alan McGowan: I have submitted a correction otice about this game, because the Wiener Schachzeitung 1898, p130, shows Prof. V. Exner (Stuhlweissenburg) as the participant, not G. Exner, which was my error.
 
   Jul-03-21 Julius Kunstmann
 
Alan McGowan: A German death record shows that Julius was born 8 December 1878. (I have not found a birth record.) A family tree for George Kunstmann in ancestry.com shows the birth of a sibling in 1878, but it simply shows 'Kunstmann' - no given name(s) and no place of birth. A history of ...
 
   Jun-30-21 Paul Bodenstein (replies)
 
Alan McGowan: Paul Bodenstein was born 12 May 1864 in Oschersleben, Germany. He had a military connection, for in his later years he was sometimes referred to as 'Oberst' (Colonel). He was active in Berlin events in the 1920s and early 1930s, including events at his club, the ...
 
   Jun-28-21 Bernhard Kagan (replies)
 
Alan McGowan: Here is the simul game mentioned by <Telemus>. As he said, it appeared in Kagans Neueste Schachnachrichten 1928, pp312-13. [Event "Berlin (simul)"] [Site "?"] [Date "1928.08.04"] [Round "?"] [White "Capablanca"] [Black "Kagan, Minna and Ruth"] [Result ...
 
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