Kurt Richter: A Chess Biography with 499 Games
German master Kurt Richter (1900–1969) made significant contributions to the chess world as a player, and as an editor and author. Unassuming in real life, Richter was a fearsome opponent who expressed himself mainly through his over-the-board results, as well as through his chess journalism and literary output. He was responsible for several innovative openings, some of which gained renewed status in later years. This overview of his life and games sheds light on a player who should be better known, with much never-before-seen material. Examples of his entertaining writings on chess are included, some featuring his fictitious student opponent, Dr. Zabel. A wide selection of games illustrates the surprising combinations and brilliant style of play that earned him the title “The Executioner of Berlin.”
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1–0 Deutsche ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ Ahues Alekhine attack Bad Oeynhausen Berlin Championship Berthold Koch better bishop Black resigned Blümich Bogoljubow Brinckmann British Chess Magazine Bxc3 Bxc4 Bxc5 Bxc6 Bxd4 Bxd5 Bxe4 Bxe5 Bxf3 Bxf5 Bxfé chess problem club cxd4 cxd5 Deutsche Schachblätter Deutsche Schachzeitung diagram draw DSDSDSDS dxc5 dxe4 dxe5 Ehrhardt Post Eliskases Elstner endgame exchange exd4 exd5 exf5 French Defense German chess gxf3 Kieninger kingside knight Koch Kurt Richters beste master mate Mieses Munich Nbd2 Nf6+ Nxc3 Nxc6 Nxd4 Nxd5 Nxe4 Nxe5 Olympiad opponent passed pawn pawn play players Poděbrady position Qh5+ queen queenside Qxd4 Qxd5 Qxe4 Qxe5 Radl Rellstab Richter's scoresheet Richters beste Partien rook Ruy Lopez Rxa7 Rxd5 Sämisch Scandinavian Defense Schach Schachgesellschaft Schachwart Schlage score Sicilian Defense Swinemünde Teschner text move threat threatens tournament book White resigned