Goering, Carl Theodor
Carl Goering was born in Bruheim, Germany on April 28, 1841. In 1870, he took 3rd in the first Austrian Chess Federation Congress, held in Graz. In 1871, he won at Wiesbaden, Germany (+4-0=0). In 1872, he took 3rd in the 3rd North German Chess Congress in Altona, Germany. In 1876, he tied for 1st in the 2nd Middle German Chess Congress in Leipzig, Germany. The opening gambit 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.c3 is known as the Goering (Goring) Gambit. Goering played it against Louis Paulsen in 1877 at Leipzig and was the first to introduce it into master play. Goering was a professor in Germany. He died in Eisenach, Germany on April 2, 1879.