Yosef Porath


Yosef Porath

Infobox chess player
playername = Yosef Porath


birthname = Heinz Josef Foerder
country = GER ISR
datebirth = birth date|1909|6|7
placebirth = Breslau Germany
datedeath =1996 (aged c. 87)
placedeath = Israel
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Yosef (Josef) Porath (Porat) ( _he. יוסף פורת; 7 June 1909, Breslau, Germanycitation
last=Whyld | first=Ken | author-link=Ken Whyld
year=1986
title=Chess: The Records
publisher=Guinness Books
isbn=0-85112-455-0
page=158
] citation
last=Gaige | first=Jeremy | author-link=Jeremy Gaige
year=1987 | title=Chess Personalia, A Biobibliography
publisher=McFarland
isbn=0-7864-2353-6
page=337
] – 1996, Israel) was a German-born and Israeli chess player.His German name was Heinz Josef Foerder, and he changed it to Yosef Porath in Israel.

He played twelve times in Chess Olympiads. In 1928, Foerder was a member of German team at the 2nd Olympiad in The Hague. [http://www.olimpbase.org/players/sw406ecd.html Porath, Yosef] at olimpbase.org]

He played several times in Silesian Chess Congress: shared 1st with Ludwig Schmitt at Gleiwitz 1927; took 2nd, behind Gottlieb Machate, at Reichenbach 1928; and won at Breslau 1930. [ [http://www.astercity.net/~vistula/fredvandervliet.htm Chess In Former German, Now Polish Territories - Fred Van Der Vliet ] ] He also won, ahead of Salo Flohr, at Bilina 1930. [http://www.anders.thulin.name/SUBJECTS/CHESS/CTCIndex.pdf Name Index to Jeremy Gaige's "Chess Tournament Crosstables", An Electronic Edition, Anders Thulin, Malmö, 2004-09-01] In 1933 he being a Jew lost his job, and moved to Riga. [ [http://www.tomaatnet.nl/~h.christen/SORotterdam/clubblad/januari%202006.pdf Inhoud ] ] In 1934 he emigrated to Palestine. [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)] Foerder represented the Palestine team at first board in the 6th Olympiad at Warsaw 1935, and at second board in the 8th Olympiad at Buenos Aires 1939. He won an individual gold medal (+9 −1 =4) in last pre-war Olympiad.

After World War II, Porath played for the Israeli team in nine Olympiads (every contest from 1952 to 1968).He won the Palestine Championship in 1937 and 1940 (after a play-off), and the Israeli Championship in 1953, 1957, 1959, and 1963.In 1963, he won in Ulan Bator (zonal tournament). [ [http://www3.sympatico.ca/g.giffen/zonals.htm Zonals in USSR, CIS and Asia ] ] In 1964, he took 21st in Amsterdam (interzonal). [ [http://www.mark-weeks.com/chess/6466$iix.htm World Chess Championship : 1964-66 cycle : 1964 Amsterdam Interzonal ] ]

Porath was awarded, along with Moshe Czerniak, the International Master (IM) title in 1952.

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