Schwietzer, George




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1903  320  2199 (64) 1
1904  321  2209 (48) 22
1905  326  2210 (50) 1
1906  319  2221 (46) 20
1907  325  2224 (55) 0
1908  329  2226 (58) 1
1909  348  2222 (58) 5
1910  390  2200 (61) 1
1911  480  2174 (62) 10
1912  522  2143 (72) 0
1913  599  2112 (80) 0
1914  616  2081 (86) 0
1915  650  2049 (90) 0
1916  694  2018 (93) 0
1917  726  1987 (95) 0
1918  794  1956 (97) 5

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Schwietzer, George John  
Born:
Died:
 
Notes:
Name given sometimes as 'Schweitzer' and sometimes as 'Schwietzer'. Although the former seems more plausible, Gaige (Chess Personalia) and Di Felice give the latter as correct. Full middle name from Eduardo Bauzá Mercére. The New York Times of 9 Nov. 1903 (p.12) has 'G.F. Schweitzer' in the Manhattan club championship, while the 4 Jan. 1904 issue (p.7) has 'Schwietzer' in the same event. Urcan has 'G.C. Schwietzer', as does the American Chess Bulletin of Jul. 1904 (p.46). The San Francisco Chronicle of 5 Mar. 1905 (p.38) has 'Sweitzer'.
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1901-1920, page 316
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 382
   Hilbert, Emil Kemeny, page 286
   Hilbert, Writings in Chess History, page 487
   Thulin, Name index to CTC, page 242, 243
   Urcan, Julius Finn, page 92
Periodicals
   [ACB], vol. 1, no. 2, July 1904, page 46
   [ACB], vol. 2, no. 2, Feb. 1905, page 35
   [BDE], vol. 77, no. 303, 1 Nov. 1917, page II.2
   [NYTi], vol. 53, no. 16800, 9 Nov. 1903, page 12
   [NYTi], vol. 53, no. 16848, 4 Jan. 1904, page 7
   [SFCh], 5 Mar. 1905, page 38

Match data  (f=formal; c=casual; s=soft)

Schwietzer, G.J. - Smith, M.M. 1909         (f)     2   -   1

Tournament data

Philadelphia or New York (?) 1903     Franklin Chess Club - Manhattan Chess Club Match    
  Schwietzer, G.J. - Smythe, J.H.     1 - 0    
New York 1904 (1)     Manhattan Club Championship     5.5  /  11
New York 1904 (3)     Franklin Chess Club - Manhattan Chess Club Match    
  Schwietzer, G.J. - Reed, W.F.     0 - 1    
Saint Louis 1904 (2)     7th American Chess Congress - Major Tournament     4  /  11
New York 1905     Manhattan Club - All New Jersey Match    
  Schwietzer, G.J. - Craig, J.A.     1 - 0    
New York and Chicago 1905 (1)     Manhattan Club - Chicago Club Telegraph Match    
  Schwietzer, G.J. - Taylor, J.W.     0.5 - 0.5    
New York 1906 (1)     Manhattan Club Championship     4  /  12
New York 1906 (8)     20th Brooklyn Club Championship     5.5  /  8
London, England and New York 1908     10th Anglo-American Cable Match    
  Schwietzer, G.J. - Englund, F.C.A.     1 - 0    
New York 1909 (2)     Brooklyn Club - Rice Club Match    
  Schwietzer, G.J. - Kreymborg, A.F.     0.5 - 0.5    
London, England and New York 1909     11th Anglo-American Cable Match    
  Schwietzer, G.J. - Wahltuch, V.L.     0 - 1    
London, England and New York 1910     12th Anglo-American Cable Match    
  Schwietzer, G.J. - Ward, W.     0.5 - 0.5    
London, England and New York 1911     13th Anglo-American Cable Match    
  Schwietzer, G.J. - Michell, R.P.     0.5 - 0.5    
New York 1911 (2)     25th Brooklyn Club Championship     5  /  9
New York 1918 (1)     Brooklyn Club Championship - Preliminary     0.5  /  5


Player information updated: 7 Nov. 2023