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Ludwig Engels
Number of games in database: 169
Years covered: 1929 to 1966
Overall record: +69 -50 =50 (55.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

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LUDWIG ENGELS
(born Dec-11-1905, died Jan-10-1967, 61 years old) Germany (citizen of Brazil)

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IM Ludwig Engels became one of the leading German players in the 1930's. He was 1st= with Berthold Koch at Swinemünde 1933, 2nd= with Erich Eliskases at Nauheim 1935, 2nd after Alexander Alekhine at Dresden 1936, 2nd= with Eliskases at Elster 1938 and 3rd= with Eliskases, Georg Kieninger, and Milan Vidmar at Stuttgart 1938. Playing on Board 3 in the Buenos Aires Olympiad 1939 for the German team he was stranded in South America when the Second World War broke out. After this he went to Brazil and played at the Sao Paulo tournament in 1948 where he finished 4th. He then confined most of his chess activity to coaching and training at the Sao Paulo Chess Club.

Wikipedia article: Ludwig Engels


 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 169  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. A Van Nuess vs L Engels  1-042 1929 Duisburg-BD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
2. L Engels vs L Roedl  0-153 1930 MatchD79 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O, Main line
3. L Engels vs L Roedl  0-135 1930 MatchA13 English
4. L Roedl vs L Engels 1-027 1930 MatchB57 Sicilian
5. L Roedl vs L Engels  1-038 1930 MatchB74 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
6. L Engels vs L Roedl  ½-½18 1930 MatchD91 Grunfeld, 5.Bg5
7. L Engels vs L Roedl  1-060 1930 MatchA15 English
8. L Engels vs F M Palitzsch  1-033 1930 Frankfurt-BC10 French
9. L Roedl vs L Engels  1-080 1930 MatchC28 Vienna Game
10. L Roedl vs L Engels  0-131 1930 MatchB20 Sicilian
11. K Helling vs L Engels  1-046 1931 27. DSB KongressD02 Queen's Pawn Game
12. L Engels vs Mieses  ½-½63 1931 27. DSB KongressD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
13. L Engels vs Y Porat  1-047 1931 27. DSB KongressC11 French
14. B Moritz vs L Engels  0-133 1931 27. DSB KongressB74 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
15. B Koch vs L Engels  1-030 1931 27. DSB KongressD05 Queen's Pawn Game
16. Rellstab vs L Engels  ½-½28 1931 27. DSB KongressB20 Sicilian
17. L Engels vs Bogoljubov 0-140 1931 27. DSB KongressD04 Queen's Pawn Game
18. L Roedl vs L Engels  1-040 1931 27. DSB KongressC05 French, Tarrasch
19. L Engels vs Ahues  0-162 1931 27. DSB KongressD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
20. Saemisch vs L Engels  ½-½52 1931 27. DSB KongressD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
21. L Engels vs K Richter  0-148 1931 27. DSB KongressA46 Queen's Pawn Game
22. L Engels vs G Weissgerber  1-051 1931 27. DSB KongressC55 Two Knights Defense
23. Carls vs L Engels  1-083 1933 Bad AachenA25 English
24. L Engels vs K Richter  0-136 1933 Bad AachenA43 Old Benoni
25. L Engels vs Ahues  ½-½47 1933 Bad AachenD00 Queen's Pawn Game
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Mar-17-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  Karpova: He once even beat alekhine.
just his score against bogoljubov is a catastrophy (losing 4/4).

strange that this guy is virtually forgotten now.

Mar-17-05  Runemaster: It's a shame that there is no recorded game between Engels and Karl Marx
May-26-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: Does anyone know if he obtained citizenship for Brazil?
May-26-05  vonKrolock: <Benzol> In this instance i can not give some authorized information. Surely someone more acquainted with São Paulo Chess comunity (like Herman Claudius van Riemsdijk or Helder Camara) would know more about Engels life. The on-line NIC-base have some Engels Games played before 1930, inclusive one Engels vs Euwe from 1929 that was presented in 2002 as a "rediscovered" Game http://www.newinchess.com/NICBase/D...
May-26-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: <vonKrolock> Don't worry about it mate, I'm sure somethimg will eventually come to light about it. Thankyou for all your help in past, it has been very useful.

:)

Jun-02-05  Hahnen: Hello all !
Ludwig Engels ist not forgotten at all.
His former / first German chessclub hat established a Ludwig Engels memorial tournament (anually) Also the Clube de Xadrez Sao Paulo has an annual "Memorial". Interesting biographical information is - but in Portugues- on the website of CXSP ( I have a German translation). A lot of about Engels early Career is known. German speaking Persons can order the 150 Year Clubs History Brochure of DSV 1854 (Ebay keyword "Schachgeschichte") Engels Research is going on. Engels NEVER took Brasilian Citizen ship, though he never returned to Germany. You find Engels grave at the Cemetery "Lapa" in Sao Paulo. Regards
Elke
Jun-03-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: <Hahnen> Many thanks! It's a shame that I'm a monolinguist.
Nov-21-05  EmperorAtahualpa: I'm looking for a game "Engels - Consulterende" played in 1943, containing a very entertaining mating combination involving a Queen and Knight sacrifice.

Would anyone be able to find this game? And if so, would you be so kind to submit it to the chessgames.com database? Thank you very much!

Dec-11-06  BIDMONFA: Ludwig Engels

ENGELS, Ludwig
http://www.bidmonfa.com/engels_ludw...
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Apr-14-07  vonKrolock: Very interesting article on-line, by van Riemsdijk, remembering the 40th Year of Engels' death - photos: 1- Playing in São Paulo; 2- His grave in the same city (quite derelict); 3- <?!> The Game Madeira de Ley vs Engels; 4- Herman Claudius today; 5- photo and score-sheet from an Engels' simul Game in Belo Horizonte 1948 http://www.hiperchess.com.br/bios/E...
Jun-19-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  Karpova: A picture can be found here:
http://chesshistory.com/winter/wint...
Jun-19-07  vonKrolock: Thanks <Karpova>, and here a Game found by the <van Riemsdijk>s (obrigado!) in which Engels and the Major Nahon with Black, faces three players from Paraná State (Ernany Santiago de Oliveira, Henrique Pinheiro Laynes and Otto Mak) - source magazine "Xeque"

[Event "CG"]
[Site "Curitiba"]
[Date "1947.08.21"]
[Round "?"]
[White " Oliveira E; Laynes H; Mak O, "]
[Black "Engels L; Nahon,M"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "B32"]
[PlyCount "42"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 e5 5.Nb5 d6 6. c4 f5 7. Bd3 f4 8. Nd2 Nf6 9. a3 Be7 10. b4 O-O 11. Nc3 Be6 12. Bb2 Rc8 13. Qe2 Qe8 14. Nb3 b5 15. Nxb5 f3 16. gxf3 Nh5 17. Bc1 Qg6 18. Be3 a6 19.Nc3 Nd4 20. Nxd4 exd4 21. Nd5 Bxd5 0-1

Dec-11-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Player of the day.
Unfortunately I won't spare time today to check some <KAISSIBER> chess magazines...
Dec-11-07  Prugno: I just read that interesting Kaissiber article mentioned by <whiteshark> in its Italian version. Engels comes out as an extremely talented player, winner of several beautiful games against strong opponents, who might have become much more famous if he had lived in different times (for instance in present-day Germany). A very worthy Player of the day.

I also found a curious footnote in the article stating that Engels (unlike Eliskases, for instance) disliked the Nazi regime owing to his homosexuality. This kind of information is of course utterly irrelevant from a chess point of view, but in a historical article it helps to shed more light on a player's character and attitude.

Dec-11-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Bio: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ludwig...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ludwig...
Mar-13-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: Did he earn the GM title?
May-08-09  myschkin: . . .

Engels - NN (1943)


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white to play

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in German (by Paul Wagner): http://www.berlinonline.de/berliner...

Apr-05-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  GrahamClayton: Here is a nice finish by Engels against Paul Schmidt at the 1939 Buenos Aires Olympiad:


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1.Rc8+!
if 1...Qc8 2.Rd6
if 1...Rc8 2.Rb7
if 1...Nc8 2.Qa6+ Kb8 3.Rb7+ Qb7+ 4.Qb7#

Dec-11-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: At the 1939 Buenos Aires Olympiad, Ludwig Engels scored +12 =4 -0, winning the gold medal on third board.
Mar-03-12  newzild: <myschkin>

It took me more than 10 minutes to solve your brilliant puzzle:

1. Qh7+ Kxh7 (1...Kf8 2. Qh8#) 2. Nf6+ Kxh6 (2...Kh8 3. Bxg7+, when 3...Kxg7 4. Rg3+ and 3...Rxg7 4. Rh3+ mate quickly) 3. Rh3+ Kg5 4. Rg3+ and the rook delivers mate on g4 or g6.

Mar-03-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: <vonKrolock: Thanks <Karpova>, and here a Game found by the <van Riemsdijk>s (obrigado!) in which Engels and the Major Nahon with Black, faces three players from Paraná State (Ernany Santiago de Oliveira, Henrique Pinheiro Laynes and Otto Mak) - source magazine "Xeque" [Event "CG"]
[Site "Curitiba"]
[Date "1947.08.21"]
[Round "?"]
[White " Oliveira E; Laynes H; Mak O, "]
[Black "Engels L; Nahon,M"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "B32"]
[PlyCount "42"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 e5 5.Nb5 d6 6. c4 f5 7. Bd3 f4 8. Nd2 Nf6 9. a3 Be7 10. b4 O-O 11. Nc3 Be6 12. Bb2 Rc8 13. Qe2 Qe8 14. Nb3 b5 15. Nxb5 f3 16. gxf3 Nh5 17. Bc1 Qg6 18. Be3 a6 19.Nc3 Nd4 20. Nxd4 exd4 21. Nd5 Bxd5 0-1>

It's a good game - but is it complete? I cannot see why white resigned.

Mar-03-12  vonKrolock: <offramp> No hint about what happened. But Engel's partner in that game was the future General Isaac Nahon (*Rio 1908- +Paraná 2000) - who was also a football coach and enthusiastic chess player. (Here when he was Colonel Nahon - at right in that photo)

http://www.portalfeb.com.br/wp-cont...

Mar-04-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: A small coincidence: he was player of the day on 3rd March 2012, and here is a clue from the London Times crossword (25,101) of that day.

28A Philosopher set on opponents (6)

Sep-07-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Karpova: In January 1934, Engels won the Rhine Championship in Wiesbaden with 8.0/9 ahead of Hussong and Orth with 6.5, Heinrich with 6.0 and Borgards with 5.5, etc.

From page 45 of the 1934 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'

Sep-15-12  Antiochus: Life and games:

http://www.brasilbase.pro.br/jenge....

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