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Heinrich Wolf
  
Number of games in database: 315
Years covered: 1894 to 1935

Overall record: +102 -98 =115 (50.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (70) 
    C78 C63 C67 C86 C83
 Sicilian (17) 
    B22 B40 B73 B45 B30
 French Defense (15) 
    C10 C11 C12 C14 C00
 Four Knights (14) 
    C49 C48
 French (13) 
    C10 C11 C12 C00
 Ruy Lopez, Open (10) 
    C83 C80 C82
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (38) 
    C66 C77 C67 C79 C60
 Queen's Pawn Game (19) 
    D02 D00 A46 D05 A40
 Orthodox Defense (18) 
    D60 D63 D55 D52 D64
 King's Gambit Declined (16) 
    C30 C32
 Vienna Opening (9) 
    C29 C25 C28 C27
 Giuoco Piano (8) 
    C50 C54
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Reti vs H Wolf, 1922 0-1
   Schlechter vs H Wolf, 1906 1/2-1/2
   H Wolf vs Duras, 1907 1-0
   H Wolf vs Rubinstein, 1907 1/2-1/2
   H Wolf vs Spielmann, 1923 1-0
   Showalter vs H Wolf, 1900 0-1
   H Wolf vs Przepiorka, 1922 1-0
   Prokes vs H Wolf, 1922 0-1
   H Wolf vs Tarrasch, 1905 1/2-1/2
   H Wolf vs W John, 1906 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Vienna (1922)
   Vienna (1904/05) (1904)
   13th DSB Kongress (Hanover) (1902)
   Munich (1900)
   15th DSB Kongress (Nuremberg) (1906)
   Monte Carlo (1903)
   Bad Pistyan (1922)
   Monte Carlo (1902)
   Coburg (Meisterturnier) (1904)
   Teplitz-Schönau (1922)
   Karlsbad (1907)
   Ostend (1905)
   1st Trebitsch Memorial (1907)
   Maehrisch-Ostrau (1923)
   Karlsbad (1923)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Monte Carlo 1903 by suenteus po 147
   Munich 1900 by Phony Benoni
   Vienna 1922 by Archives


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HEINRICH WOLF
(born Oct-20-1875, died Dec-1943, 68 years old) Austria

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Heinrich Wolf was 1st= at Vienna 1902, 2nd at Vienna 1905 and 3rd at Vienna 1922. He also drew a match with Ossip Bernstein (+1, =6, -1) in 1902. He retired from active play in 1923. Wolf was married to Paula Kalmar-Wolf. He died in 1943, a victim of the Nazis.

Wikipedia article: Heinrich Wolf, and https://atypus.wordpress.com/2015/0...

Last updated: 2018-04-22 04:42:50

 page 1 of 13; games 1-25 of 315  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. S R Wolf vs H Wolf 1-0181894GrazC29 Vienna Gambit
2. H Wolf vs A Zinkl  ½-½361899Kolisch Memorial 9900C11 French
3. Maroczy vs H Wolf 1-0401899BerlinC73 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
4. H Wolf vs A Schwarz 1-0241899Kolisch mem 9900C10 French
5. Schlechter vs H Wolf 1-0351899ViennaD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
6. H Wolf vs Von Popiel  1-0381899Kolisch mem 9900C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
7. J Kotrc vs H Wolf  1-0481899Kolisch mem 9900C73 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
8. Halprin vs H Wolf ½-½721900MunichD05 Queen's Pawn Game
9. H Wolf vs F G Jacob 1-0341900MunichC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
10. J N Berger vs H Wolf 1-0491900MunichD05 Queen's Pawn Game
11. H Wolf vs M Billecard 1-0311900MunichC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
12. G Marco vs H Wolf 1-0381900MunichC41 Philidor Defense
13. H Wolf vs Schlechter 0-1511900MunichC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
14. Von Gottschall vs H Wolf  0-1381900MunichC25 Vienna
15. H Wolf vs Von Bardeleben 1-0211900MunichC42 Petrov Defense
16. Maroczy vs H Wolf 1-0441900MunichC28 Vienna Game
17. H Wolf vs Burn  ½-½831900MunichC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
18. Showalter vs H Wolf 0-1331900MunichD08 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit
19. H Wolf vs Pillsbury  0-1401900MunichC67 Ruy Lopez
20. W Cohn vs H Wolf ½-½161900MunichD08 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit
21. H Wolf vs Janowski 0-1641900MunichC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
22. Von Popiel vs H Wolf  0-1671900MunichC50 Giuoco Piano
23. H Wolf vs Reggio  1-0341902Monte CarloC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
24. H Wolf vs Pillsbury ½-½511902Monte CarloC67 Ruy Lopez
25. Pillsbury vs H Wolf 1-0361902Monte CarloE00 Queen's Pawn Game
 page 1 of 13; games 1-25 of 315  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Dec-23-08  WhiteRook48: Wolf vs Duras was 168 moves!!! what a prodigy. I'm an expert at typing in the dark, too bad Wolf died at Hitler's hands.
Oct-20-09  Birthday Boy: Happy Birthday!!!Heinrich Wolf!!!
Oct-20-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: <Birthday Boy: Happy Birthday!!!Heinrich Wolf!!!>

Jesus, you're irritating.

Dec-12-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: Eddie Van halen and Valerie Bertineilli named their only child "Wolfgang,", or Wolf, or Wolfie, for short. Van Halen was actually a serious piano student growing up, and he was a pianist before he took up the axe. Mozart is his favorite composer, thus "Wolfgang."
May-30-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  Chessical: Wolf won every game he played against Chigorin who seemed unable to build up a promising position against the Viennese master, or even take advantage of his errors:

Game Collection: Chigorin's bête noire

Jan-06-12  gezafan: How did Wolf die? What were the circumstances of his death?
Jul-30-12  Karpova: His wife, Paula Kalmar-Wolf, was the strongest female Austrian chessplayer around 1930 and demonstrated that by coming in 2nd at the Women's World Championships in Hamburg 1930 and Prague 1931. She was a student of Reti and her husband Wolf. She suffered most likely from Diabetes ("Zuckerkrankheit") and died on September 29, 1931.

Source: Pages 311 to 312 of the 1931 '(Neue) Wiener Schachzeitung'

Jun-05-15  Howard: Wolf, quite sadly, died in a Nazi concentration camp----just like Treybal did.
Jun-10-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: <Howard> I don't think that Karel Treybal died in a concentration camp. As his bio says, the Nazis executed him in 1940 for illegal possession of a firearm.
Apr-20-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  zanzibar: According to the bio above Wolf stopped playing competitive chess after 1923...

<He retired from active play in 1923.>

Thing is, I found a photo of him playing Treybal in a tournament in 1927:

https://www.gettyimages.no/detail/n...

Who can argue with GettyImages?

* * * * *

I'd like to see a source about his unfortunate demise - Kmoch writes about his fear in his "Chess Titans" article, and Landsberger mentions him hiding in 40 different locations over two years before being apprehended. But I couldn't read more, and couldn't see Landsberger's source(s).

Apr-20-18  Retireborn: <z> Perhaps they aren't playing a tournament game there? (no scoresheets.)

Could be analysis or an offhand game during a club tournament.

I can find no record of Treybal playing tournament chess in 1927, but perhaps the date is misleading.

Apr-20-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  zanzibar: <RB> not having scoresheets isn't surprising if the photograph were staged during a tournament (examples abound). The quality of the photo suggests it was staged.

The date could be wrong - but so could be <CG>'s statement of fact. Wouldn't be the first time!

Apr-20-18  Retireborn: <z> Tried a spot of googling and found this page, which does mention chess activities after 1923, although no specific reference to January 1927.

https://atypus.wordpress.com/2015/0...

Apr-20-18  Retireborn: Might be worth posting a comment on his blog asking about the photo.
Apr-20-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  zanzibar: Thanks <RB>, I'll try to muck around googling for a bit more myself first, but your suggestion's been noted.
Apr-20-18  Retireborn: <z> My hunch is that it's from Semmering 1926, where Treybal was playing and Wolf was tournament director. But good luck with solving the mystery. Endeavour to persevere!
Apr-20-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  hemy: Last Name Wolf
First Name Heinrich
Gender Male
Age 68
Date of Birth 20/10/1875
Citizenship Austria
Profession Chess game master
Date of Death 12/1943
Status according to Source murdered
Submitter's Last Name Fazzini
Submitter's First Name Philip
Relationship to Victim Researcher

Source Yad Vashem - Pages of Testimony Names Memorial Collection Type of material Page of Testimony

https://yvng.yadvashem.org/nameDeta...

His photo can be uploaded from my dropbox:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/y5d230m6w...

Apr-21-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  zanzibar: Thanks Hemy, this likely provides the source for <CG>'s dod being 1943.12.??, but Fazzini does provide any references or reasoning...

Here's the entire info I got from the Landsberger snippet:

<Others such as Heinrich Wolf, lived in 40 different homes in two years, finally was turned over in 1943 and sent to his death in Auschwitz>

The Auschwitz identification is new. Didn't the Nazi keep complete records of all sent to Auschwitz? If so shouldn't those records be available?

I think this link provides a start, maybe I'll try to investigate a little:

https://www.ushmm.org/online/hsv/so...

Two hits are close, but not exact(?)

https://www.ushmm.org/online/hsv/pe...

https://www.ushmm.org/online/hsv/pe...

.

Apr-21-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  zanzibar: OK, these Austrian links look seem telling and accurate:

http://www.doew.at/cms/images/7cthu...

http://www.doew.at/cms/images/6iqee...

The search site is somewhere here:

http://www.doew.at/personensuche

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Wolf Heinrich

first given nameHeinrich
Surnamewolf
birthday20/10/1875
place of birthJägerndorf
place of residence Vienna 2, Rembrandtstrasse 22

deportation Vienna / Riga
deportation date 03/12/1941

Riga, Latvia's capital, annexed by the Soviet Union in 1940, had 43,600 Jews in 1935, or 11.3 percent of the population. Immediately after the invasion of German troops on July 1, 1941 riots against the Jewish population. After the introduction of numerous discriminatory ordinances, looting and massacres, the walled ghetto was established in September / October 1941.

From the end of November to the beginning of December 1941, about 27,000 mainly Latvian Jews, including some 400 mainly elderly people from Vienna, were shot dead in the Rumbula forest. In this way, space should be created for new transports from Germany and Austria.

On 3 December 1941, on 11 and 26 January and on 6 February 1942, transports with a total of 4,200 Jews departed from Austria and reached Riga after an eight-day journey. The deportees were sent to the ghetto or forced to work in the Salaspils camp. Due to the terrible living conditions, the mortality rate of interned in the ghetto victims, especially in weakened people, but especially in older people and children rose sharply.

When in February 1942 the last transport from Vienna to Riga arrived, at the reception at the Skirotava station those trucks, to whom the kilometer-long march to the ghetto seemed too cumbersome, were lorries - in fact they were camouflaged "gas cars" - for driving into the ghetto offered. Of the 1,000 deportees from Vienna, only 300 people reached the ghetto on foot.

Only about 800 of the 20,000 men, women and children deported to Riga survived the selections, the ghetto and the various concentration camps, including about 100 Austrian Jews.

Not survived

>

It's not clear if he died during the transportation (ie. being shot dead in the forest), or survived for a period of time in the Riga ghetto from this source. But it seems we now know his deportation date.

Apr-21-18
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  zanzibar: This makes for sad reading:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rumbu...

If Wolf made it to the ghetto (i.e. if he indeed lived to 1943), his housing was probably made available by the massacre.

I wonder though, given his age (66), if he wasn't more likely one of the mentioned elderly Viennese who also were massacred in the forest. I have seen some mention of this end during my internet researches.

Due to his advanced age it's also unlikely he was taken to the Salaspils camp.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salas...

The Nazis did give preferential treatment to the German/Austrian Jews over the Latvian Jews, but the conditions were horrible for all.

Apr-21-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  hemy: <zanzibar> In spring of 1994 I with my wife and my daughter visited Salaspils concentration camp and Rumbula forest. This visit was organized by Latvia office of SOCHNUT (Jewish agency - http://www.jewishagency.org/), during the conference of SOCHNUT representatives in the former Soviet Union countries that was held in Jurmala. My main office was in Nizhny Novgorod (former Gorky city), Russia, where I was a head of Israeli SOCHNUT in Central Russia from 1993 to 1995.

All my grandparents were murdered in Lithuania, some of them in Kaunas "Fort 9", during massacres of November 1941.

The Kaunas "Fort 9" we visited in summer 1994, when my son joint as (on his Israeli high school vacation).

Apr-22-18
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  hemy: Detailed biography of Heinrich Wolf:
https://atypus.wordpress.com/2015/0...
Apr-22-18
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  zanzibar: <hemy> it's shattering to think that such events happened, let alone happened to family.

A history that cannot be forgotten:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kauna...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ninth...

Apr-22-18
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  zanzibar: Another Jewish Viennese player whose history also needs to be fully told:

Bernhard Lichtenstein

Golombek gives his death as 1943 (no mention in Oxford)

Apr-22-18
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  zanzibar: Here is a 1934 consultation game belying the claim he "retired from active play in 1923"

<Lasker simul in Vienna (1934) + Lasker/Wolf consultation game>

https://zanchess.wordpress.com/2018...

A more accurate statement would be that <he retired from active tournament play in 1923>, as other games are there to be dug out.

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