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Carl Göring

This article is about the chess master. For other people bearing this surname, see Göring (disambiguation).

Carl Theodor Göring (Goering) (28 April 1841, Brüheim – 2 April 1879, Eisenach) was a German professor, philosopher[1] and chess master.[2][3]

In 1870, he took 3rd in the first Austrian Chess Federation Congress, held in Graz (Johann Berger won). In 1871, he took 4th in Krefeld (9th WDSB–Congress, West German Chess Congress, Louis Paulsen won); took 3rd in Leipzig (1st MDSB–Congress, Middle German Chess Congress, Adolf Anderssen won); won in Wiesbaden (Pentagonal); took 4th in Bad Ems (Samuel Mieses won).[4]

He took 3rd at Altona 1872 (3rd NDSB–Congress, North German Chess Congress, Adolf Anderssen won); tied for 2nd at Leipzig 1876 (2nd MDSB–Congress, Middle German Chess Congress, Anderssen won); took 5th at Leipzig 1877 (Louis Paulsen won); took 5th at Cologne 1877 (11th WDSB–Congress, West German Chess Congress, Johannes Zukertort won).[5]

His name is attached to the Göring Gambit in the Scotch Game (1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. c3).

Carl Göring died by suicide.

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