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Georg Marco

29.11.1863 - 29.8.1923

Georg Marco was a Romanian chess player. He was born in Chernivtsi (Cernăuţi), Bukovina (then part of Austria-Hungary). He later settled in Vienna and was secretary of the Viennese Chess Association. He played many international tournaments since 1890, he was e.g. first at Vienna 1891, 1892, 1895, 4th at Dresden 1892, 2nd at Pressburg 1894, he finished 17th at Hastings 1895, 13th at Nuremberg 1896, 11th at Budapest 1896, 6th at Berlin 1897, 3rd at Vienna 1897, 2nd at London 1899/1900 and 7th at Paris 1900. He played without large success at Munich 1900, 1901, 1902 and 1903, he finished 4th at Cambridge Springs 1904, 4th at Coburg 1904. He participated also at Ostend tournaments at 1905, 1906 and 1907. Later he played at Stockholm 1912, Budapest 1913, t Vienna 1915, Göteborg 1920, The Hague 1921, and his last tournament was at Pistyan 1922.

In match play he drew with Carl Schlechter twice; (+0 –0 =10) in 1893 and (+4 –4 =3) in 1894. He also drew with Arthur Kaufmann (+5 –5 =0) in 1893, lost to Max Weiss (+1 –5 =1) in 1895 and beat Adolf Albin (+4 –2 =4) in 1901.

However, he is probably best known for his work as editor of the Wiener Schachzeitung from 1898 to 1916 and his annotations in the books Vienna Gambit Tournament (1903), Barmen 1905, Ostend 1906, Carlsbad 1907, Lasker-Tarrasch match for the World Chess Champion title in 1908, Baden on Vienna Gambit Tournament 1914, and Meister des Problems (Vienna 1924).

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