Blass, Abram




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1925  91  2383 (52) 10
1926  85  2396 (40) 29
1927  89  2394 (38) 25
1928  74  2410 (39) 21
1929  81  2404 (45) 14
1930  109  2390 (52) 7
1931  123  2384 (61) 0
1932  120  2377 (65) 0
1933  129  2371 (67) 0
1934  143  2364 (65) 0
1935  155  2358 (60) 8
1936  193  2341 (63) 10

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Blass, Abram  
   Also known as: Moshe Aba Blass; Abel Blass
Born: 1896
Died: 7 Mar. 1971
 
Notes:
Gaige gives 'Blass, Abram' and 'Blass, Moshe' as distinct players, but Pilpel shows that they were the same person: Moshe Aba Blass. The Wiener Schachzeitung of May 1935 (p.155) has 'Abel Blass'.
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1921-1930, page 319
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1936-1940, page 61
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 41
   Skinner and Verhoeven, Alexander Alekhine's Chess Games, page 343
   Thulin, Name index to CTC, page 31
Periodicals
   [WSZ], vol. 32, no. 10, May 1935, page 155
Web
   Lissowski, Tomasz.  [Czempionat Stolicy Wiele Lat Temu (Warszawa 1926-27)]
   Pilpel, Avital.  [Chess in the 1935 Maccabiah -- two 'Mystery Players'?]
   Pilpel, Avital.  [Graves of Chessmasters -- Moshe Blass]
   Pilpel, Avital.  [Why Did Abram Blass Change his Name to Moshe Blass]

Tournament data

Warsaw 1925     Warsaw Tournament     6  /  10
Warsaw 1926 (1)     Polish Championship Qualification Tournament     9.5  /  13
Warsaw 1926 (2)     1st Polish Championship     11  /  17
Lodz 1927     2nd Polish Championship     7.5  /  14
Warsaw 1927 (1)     Warsaw City Championship     6.5  /  11
The Hague 1928 (2)     2nd Olympiad     6.5  /  12
Warsaw 1928     Warsaw City Championship     7.5  /  9
Krolewska Huta 1929     1st Polish Team Championship     4  /  4
Warsaw 1929     Warsaw City Championship     6  /  10
Warsaw 1930 (1)     Warsaw City Championship     4.5  /  7
Tel Aviv 1935     Maccabiah Tournament     7.5  /  10
Tel Aviv 1936     1st Palestine Championship     6.5  /  10


Player information updated: 2 Oct. 2023