Erich Cohn

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Erich Cohn

Erich Cohn (Hebrew: אריק קוהן‎, March 1, 1884, Berlin – August 28, 1918, France) was a German chess master.[1]

He won or tied for 1st in several tournaments in Berlin (1902, 1905, 1906, 1909/10, 1914).[2] In strong tournaments, he tied for 11-12th at Berlin 1903 (Horatio Caro won). He took 10th at Coburg 1904 (the 14th DSB Congress, Hauptturnier A, Augustin Neumann won).[3] In 1905, he took 5th in Barmen (A tourn). In 1906, he took 6th at Nuremberg 1906 (the 15th DSB Kongress; Frank Marshall won). In 1907, he took 6th in Berlin (Richard Teichmann won), tied for 12-14th in Ostend (B tourn; Ossip Bernstein and Akiba Rubinstein won), and took 20th in Carlsbad (Rubinstein won).[4]

In 1908, he took 19th in Vienna (Oldřich Duras, Géza Maróczy and Carl Schlechter won). In 1909, he tied for 8-9th in St Petersburg (Emanuel Lasker and Rubinstein won), and took 3rd in Stockholm (Rudolf Spielmann won). In 1911, he tied for 14-16th in Carlsbad (Teichmann won). In 1912, he tied for 15-17th in Bad Pistyan (Rubinstein won), tied for 13-14th in Breslau (18th DSB Kongress; Duras and Rubinstein won), took 3rd in Abbazia (Spielmann won) and took 2nd, behind Alexander Alekhine, in Stockholm (the 8th Nordic Chess Championship). He tied for 2nd-3rd with Paul Krüger, behind Kurt Pahl, at Berlin 1913, and shared 1st with Spielmann at Berlin 1914 (Quadrangular).[5]

In matches, he won against Carl Carls (+5 –1 =1), drew with Ehrhardt Post (+4 –4 =1), both at Berlin 1906,[6] and lost to Rudolf Spielmann (+1 –2 =0) at Munich 1906,[7] and Edward Lasker (+0 –1 =3) at Berlin 1909.[8]

He died in the western front, as a field doctor of the Red Cross, at the end of World War I.


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  2. ^ Berliner Schachverband :: Chronik der Jahre 1901 bis 1920 Archived 2008-05-07 at the Wayback Machine at
  3. ^ Deutschen Schachkongresse Archived December 4, 2011, at the Wayback Machine at
  4. ^ I tornei dal 1900 al 1909 at
  5. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-07-04. Retrieved 2012-02-19.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) Name Index to Jeremy Gaige's Chess Tournament Crosstables, An Electronic Edition, Anders Thulin, Malmö, 2004-09-01
  6. ^ Litmanowicz, Władysław & Giżycki, Jerzy (1986, 1987). Szachy od A do Z. Wydawnictwo Sport i Turystyka Warszawa. ISBN 83-217-2481-7 (1. A-M), ISBN 83-217-2745-X (2. N-Z)
  7. ^ Short Matches of the 20th Century Archived September 28, 2007, at the Wayback Machine at
  8. ^ Chess Notes by Edward Winter at