Johannes Metger

Johannes Metger (15 December 1850, Groothusen – 24 January 1926, Kiel ) was a German chess master.

He tied for 2nd-4th at Cologne 1877 (the 11th WDSB-Congress, Johannes Zukertort won), Took 9th at Leipzig 1877 (the 3rd MDSB-Congress, Louis Paulsen won), Took 7th at Frankfurt 1878 (the 12th WDSB-Congress Paulsen won), and won in local tournaments at Schwerin 1883, Rostock 1884, and Wismer 1886. [1]

He tied for 14-16th at Frankfurt 1887 (the 5th DSB Congress , George Henry Mackenzie won), took 6th at Nuremberg 1888 ( Siegbert Tarrasch won), took 12th at Breslau 1889 ( Rudolf Charousek won), won at Altona 1897 ( Quadrangular ), took 3rd at Kiel 1900 ( Quadrangular ) , won 12th at Berlin 1897 (the 8th DSB-Congress, Curt von Bardeleben and Carl August Walbrodt won ) , Shared 1st at Kiel 1901 ( Quadrangular ), and tied for 23-24th at Ostend 1907 ( Ossip Bernstein and Akiba Rubinstein won). [2]

His name is attached to the Metger Variation in the Four Knights Game (C47): 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bb5 Bb4 5.0-0 0-0 6.d3 d6 7.Bg5 Bxc3 8.bxc3 Qe7 9.Re1 Nd8 (with the idea of ​​playing this Knight to e6)

He is an author of Die Schachschule (Leipzig 1886), and Der achte Kongress des Deutschen Schachbundes (Leipzig 1894). [3]

He directed in 1925 the Baden-Baden tournament (won by Alexander Alekhine ).


  1. Jump up^ Chess Games Database
  2. Jump up^ “Archived copy” (PDF) . Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-07-04 . Retrieved 2016-06-23 . Name Index to Jeremy Gaige’sChess Tournament Crosstables, An Electronic Edition, Anders Thulin, Malmö, 2004-09-01
  3. Jump up^ Litmanowicz, Władysław & Giżycki, Jerzy (1986, 1987). Szachy od A do Z. Wydawnictwo Sport i Turystyka Warszawa. ISBN 83-217-2481-7(1. AM),ISBN 83-217-2745-X(2. NZ)

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