Diemer Emil Joseph (15.08.1908 – 10.10.1990)

Diemer-Emil-JosephGerman player and author, he was specialized in unusual gambits called the Diemer Attack and Counterattack : 1.d4 d5 2.e4 dxe4 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.f3…

Best results: winner or shared first at Baden Cup in 1951 and 1953. Swiss national tournament in Zurich 1952, Premier Reserve tourney at Beverwijk 1956, Open championship of Holland 1956, Rapperswil 1956, and. In addition, he finished second at Thun in the international Swiss Championships.

In 1931, Diemer was out of work and decided to join the German Nazi party. He eventually became the “chess reporter of the Great German Reich,” In 1965 he was committed to a psychiatric clinic. The doctors considered that chess was too much of a strain for Diemer’s nerves and they forbade him to play the game.