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Carl Ahues
Number of games in database: 261
Years covered: 1908 to 1949

Overall record: +101 -61 =99 (57.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (30) 
    A45 D05 E10 D00 A46
 Ruy Lopez (19) 
    C77 C84 C83 C75 C63
 Semi-Slav (11) 
    D45 D48 D43 D46 D44
 Sicilian (9) 
    B73 B30 B74 B40 B80
 Nimzo Indian (7) 
    E20 E33 E34 E36 E38
 Grunfeld (6) 
    D94 D77 D70 D78 D74
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (24) 
    C77 C84 C79 C86 C87
 Queen's Pawn Game (15) 
    A46 D05 D00 D01 D02
 Queen's Gambit Declined (12) 
    D37 D30
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (9) 
    C84 C86 C87 C91
 Queen's Indian (8) 
    E12 E17 E19 E15
 Giuoco Piano (7) 
    C53 C50
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Ahues vs W Von Holzhausen, 1926 1-0
   Przepiorka vs Ahues, 1927 0-1
   Colle vs Ahues, 1930 0-1
   Ahues vs P Trifunovic, 1936 1/2-1/2
   Ahues vs Keres, 1936 1/2-1/2
   Bogoljubov vs Ahues, 1930 0-1
   Rubinstein vs Ahues, 1930 0-1
   Ahues vs Rubinstein, 1930 1/2-1/2
   Ahues vs Rubinstein, 1930 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Frankfurt (1930)
   Bad Nauheim (1936)
   Liege (1930)
   Scarborough (1930)
   Berlin (1926)
   Kecskemet (1927)
   San Remo (1930)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   San Remo 1930 by suenteus po 147
   San Remo 1930 by JoseTigranTalFischer
   Frankfurt 1930 by suenteus po 147
   Liege 1930 by suenteus po 147
   Bad Nauheim 1936 by suenteus po 147
   99_Berlin 1926 by whiteshark
   Bad Nauheim 1935 by suenteus po 147
   Bad Niendorf 1927 by suenteus po 147

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(born Dec-26-1883, died Dec-31-1968, 85 years old) Germany

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Carl Oscar Ahues was born in Bremen. He was Berlin champion in 1910 and German champion in 1929. Ahues was awarded the IM title in 1950 (at the age of 66). He was on the German Olympiad chess team in 1930, 1931, and 1936. His son, Herbert (born in 1922) became a Grandmaster for Chess Compositions. Ahues passed away in Hamburg in 1968.

Wikipedia article: Carl Ahues

 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 261  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Ahues vs P F Johner 1-0331908BerlinD08 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit
2. H Caro vs Ahues  ½-½271908BerlinC29 Vienna Gambit
3. S Rozental vs Ahues  0-1251910Hauptturnier-AC49 Four Knights
4. E Busch vs Ahues  0-1321910Hauptturnier-AD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
5. Ahues vs G Nyholm  1-0571910Hauptturnier-AC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
6. Ahues vs M Kuerschner  1-0281910Hauptturnier-AC11 French
7. Rotlewi vs Ahues  1-0431910Hauptturnier-AD02 Queen's Pawn Game
8. Ahues vs A Kaufmann  ½-½371911Berlin-ViennaC49 Four Knights
9. Otokar Krulis Randa vs Ahues  ½-½241913Berlin-PragueC77 Ruy Lopez
10. Ahues vs Otokar Krulis Randa  1-0371913Berlin-PragueC77 Ruy Lopez
11. Ahues vs T Bergs  1-0201920Berlin op sfC49 Four Knights
12. W Sust vs Ahues  0-1291920Berlin op sfC78 Ruy Lopez
13. R Kuehn vs Ahues  0-1391920Berlin op sfC00 French Defense
14. G Oskam vs Ahues  0-1291920Berlin-ScheveningenC30 King's Gambit Declined
15. H Wagner vs Ahues  1-035192121. DSB KongressC60 Ruy Lopez
16. Ahues vs A Brinckmann 1-021192121. DSB KongressC48 Four Knights
17. A E Post vs Ahues  1-045192121. DSB KongressC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
18. O Zander vs Ahues  ½-½35192121. DSB KongressA47 Queen's Indian
19. Ahues vs Carls 0-124192121. DSB KongressB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
20. Ahues vs P Krueger  1-041192121. DSB KongressC77 Ruy Lopez
21. W Schlage vs Ahues  0-140192121. DSB KongressC49 Four Knights
22. Saemisch vs Ahues 1-027192121. DSB KongressA47 Queen's Indian
23. Ahues vs B Gregory 1-018192121. DSB KongressC66 Ruy Lopez
24. Ahues vs W John 0-124192121. DSB KongressC11 French
25. G Schories vs Ahues 1-045192121. DSB KongressC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 261  PGN Download
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  Benzol: Carl Oscar Ahues
Born 26th December 1883 in Bremen
Died 31st December 1968 in Hamburg
German champion in 1929 and awarded IM title in 1950.
Nov-06-05  lentil: he was awarded the IM title at the age of 66!
Nov-06-05  WTHarvey: Here is a collection of puzzles from Karl's games:
Jul-13-06  Rama: His puzzles over at harvey got me more interested in Ahues. I have gone over several of his games here recently, they are very enjoyable. He takes chances and gets good results.
Oct-18-06  syracrophy: <WTHarvey> Thanks for the link! Nice puzzles of him! :-) Here goes another puzzle of him that I really like (and doesn't appear on the page):

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White to play

Apr-14-07  wolfmaster: syracrophy, what's the solution?
Apr-15-07  BIDMONFA: Karl Ahues

AHUES, Carl Oscar

Aug-25-07  Minty: <lentil: he was awarded the IM title at the age of 66!>

The IM title didn't exist until he was 66.

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  whiteshark: Bio:

His son Herbert was born March 02, 1922 in Berlin. He composed some 3,500 chess studies/puzzles. Bio:

Aug-07-08  myschkin: . . .

Photo 1956 + 1958

"Das Blitzspiel mit ihm war wegen seiner witzigen Sprüche, geprägt von einem in seinen Berliner Jahren erlernten Humor (er kam eigentlich aus Bremen), ein besonderes Vergnügen."

(Dr. Karsten Müller )

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  An Englishman: Good Evening: I believe the solution to the puzzle is 1.Qxh7+,Kxh7; 2.Ng6+,Kg8; 3.Rh8+,Kf7; 4.Rf8+,Qxf8; 5.d6.
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  Pawn and Two: The above position, given by <syracrophy>, may be found in the book "Chess Gems - 1001 Combinations You Should Know", by Igor Sukhin. The position is from the game, Ahues - NN - Berlin, 1932.
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  Pawn and Two: The following position, with White to play, was given by Edward Winter in his book, "The Chess Omnibus".

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Winter stated that in "Schach" by H. Ranneforth (Leipzig, 1936) the players were indicated as Ahues - Wolf, while in Paul Troger's, "Danke Partner - fur Deinen Fehler!" (Stuttgart, 1989), the players were indicated as Ahues - Hans Muller, Berlin 1920.

White in an apparently hopeless position, played 1.Qxf6!. Black faced with the mating threats, 2.Qxg7+, or 1...gxf6 2.Rg3+, then resigned. Black had missed the beautiful winning move 1...Qg4!!

Jul-29-12  Karpova: Ahues beat Alfred Brinckmann in a match 1930 by the score of 5.5-2.5 (page 163 of the 1930 '(Neue) Wiener Schachzeitung').
Dec-26-12  Kikoman: One of the great chess master of Germany. Rest In Peace Karl Ahues.
Dec-26-12  thomastonk: <myschkin> Müller's quote suggests that he speaks based on own experience, but he was born almost two years after Ahues' death.

<> Why is his first name written "Karl"? Almost all other sources give "Carl", including his son.

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  Pawn and Two: It appears Ahues had a keen sense of humor. Note what happened in a game against Przepiorka, after Ahues played 23...Rxd2: Przepiorka vs Ahues, 1927. Read the 12/5/04 comment by <percyblakeney>.
Oct-31-13  Karpova: Berlin City Championship 1924 (Begin: February 15):

1-2. Ahues 5.5
1-2. Teichmann 5.5
3. Richter 5.0
4. Zander 4.5
5-6. Wegemund 4.0
5-6. Westphal 4.0
7. Dührsen 3.5
8-9. B Koen 2.0
8-9. W Koch 2.0

The players E Post, Pahl and Schlage withdrew from the tournament. Especually Post's withdrawal was criticised and some even demanded him to be excluded from all future <Verbandsturnieren> (a Berlin Chess Association may be meant with <Verband>).

From page 109 of the April 1924 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'

Oct-31-13  Nosnibor: In November 1952 the Berlin Chess Club celebrated it`s 75th anniversary since it was founded.A small tournament was run and these were the following scores:- 1=Ahues 4
1=Rellstab 4
3Dr.Taube 3.5
4-5=Brinkmann 3
4-5=Heemsoth 3
6 Kuppe 2.5
7 Carls 1.5
So a pretty good result for someone almost 70!
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  TheFocus: Rest in peace, Carl Ahues.
Apr-20-16  ozmikey: For any German speakers, a long and fascinating series of Ahues' reminiscences and stories can be found at the link below (it's the first page of ten). I get the feeling that he very much enjoyed his life in chess.

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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Carl Ahues.
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