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Hans Mueller
Number of games in database: 204
Years covered: 1918 to 1969

Overall record: +61 -63 =79 (49.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 1 exhibition game, blitz/rapid, odds game, etc. is excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 English (10) 
    A13 A18 A15 A12 A17
 Slav (8) 
    D11 D12 D13 D15 D10
 Orthodox Defense (7) 
    D51 D60 D50
 Reti System (7) 
    A04 A06
 Queen's Pawn Game (7) 
    D02 D05 D04
 Queen's Indian (7) 
    E19 E12 E16
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (17) 
    B30 B72 B56 B73 B52
 Nimzo Indian (16) 
    E26 E38 E34 E58 E41
 French Defense (14) 
    C11 C12 C01 C07 C00
 Queen's Indian (12) 
    E17 E12 E16
 French (9) 
    C11 C12 C00
 Queen's Pawn Game (8) 
    A46 D05 D01 A40 A45
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Meesen vs H Mueller, 1928 0-1
   H Mueller vs Sauke, 1934 1-0
   H Mueller vs Duchamp, 1928 1-0
   H Mueller vs Stahlberg, 1934 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Zurich (1934)

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(born Dec-01-1896, died Feb-28-1971, 74 years old) Austria

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Hans Müller was an Austrian IM. In tournaments he was 1st= with Ernst Gruenfeld at the Trebitsch Memorial 1933, 1st at Ebensee 1933 and 1st at San Benedetto 1954. He played for Austria in the Olympiads of 1928, 1930, 1933, 1935, 1936 and 1950. He was also the author of a number of chess books, notably one on Mikhail Botvinnik.

Wikipedia article: Hans Müller (chess player)

Last updated: 2018-04-20 03:11:03

 page 1 of 9; games 1-25 of 204  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. E Zimmer vs H Mueller 1-0151918BudapestC37 King's Gambit Accepted
2. J Krejcik vs H Mueller  1-0351921ViennaB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
3. H Mueller vs T Gruber  1-0301921ViennaA84 Dutch
4. Breyer vs H Mueller ½-½471921ViennaA45 Queen's Pawn Game
5. V Vukovic vs H Mueller  0-1381921ViennaE12 Queen's Indian
6. Tartakower vs H Mueller  ½-½291921ViennaB22 Sicilian, Alapin
7. H Mueller vs Euwe 0-1271921ViennaD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
8. E Steiner vs H Mueller  ½-½721924Gyor-jrC33 King's Gambit Accepted
9. H Mueller vs A Vajda  ½-½371924GyorD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
10. H Mueller vs G Nagy  ½-½381924GyorD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
11. H Mueller vs Przepiorka  ½-½261924GyorD13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
12. V Vukovic vs H Mueller  ½-½301924GyorE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
13. Maroczy vs H Mueller ½-½231924GyorB02 Alekhine's Defense
14. Prokes vs H Mueller  ½-½151926BardejovC77 Ruy Lopez
15. A Becker vs H Mueller 1-040192610th Trebitsch MemorialE16 Queen's Indian
16. M Romi vs H Mueller  1-0361926HyeresB30 Sicilian
17. H Mueller vs Alekhine 0-1371927KecskemetE12 Queen's Indian
18. Tartakower vs H Mueller 1-0221927KecskemetC00 French Defense
19. H Mueller vs S Takacs  0-1291927KecskemetE12 Queen's Indian
20. Gilg vs H Mueller 1-0381927KecskemetE12 Queen's Indian
21. H Mueller vs B Sarkozy  ½-½661927KecskemetE38 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5
22. A Brinckmann vs H Mueller  0-1431927KecskemetA02 Bird's Opening
23. H Mueller vs Yates 0-1361927KecskemetA04 Reti Opening
24. L Asztalos vs H Mueller  ½-½231927KecskemetC01 French, Exchange
25. H Mueller vs Kmoch  ½-½651927KecskemetE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
 page 1 of 9; games 1-25 of 204  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-25-08  DoctorD: In Lerne Kombinieren, Mueller posits that, based on a study of 8,000 games played in the first part of the 20th century, 82% were decided by tactical means.

An interesting comment in comparison to Teichmann's dictum, although what each means.....

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  GrahamClayton: Mueller was the champion of the IFSB in 1932-33, the predecessor to the ICCF.

Source: Tim Harding "64 Great Chess Games - Masterpieces of Postal and Email Chess", Chess Mail, 2002

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  brankat: R.I.P. Master Mueller.


Regarding the "tactics statistics" it would be interesting to compare the numbers to their counterparts of the first part of the 19th century :-)

Probably close to 100% decided via tactical means. Second half of the century considerably less, I'd assume, thanks to Steinitz and his followers.

I'd be interested to know how does the second half of the 20th century stack up.

Also, one has to keep in mind that to try to distinguish between the "tactical" and "positional/strategic" one often has to accept a borderline designation. Namely, it's hard to tell which aspect actually decided the outcome.

As integral parts of viewing and conducting the game, they go hand in hand, to compliment/supplement each other, but are discussed, studied...separately, for the purposes of Methodics.

Fascinating stuff, nonetheless.

Jun-23-09  Sem: Hans Müller was the author of a book on Botvinnik that must have been a joy to Soviet officials at the time, since he bent over backwards to please them.
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  GrahamClayton: The second half of this excerpt from a 1936 newsreel shows Mueller giving a 100 board simultaneous exhibition:

Sep-07-12  Karpova: Training Match against Bogoljubov (for his WC match) in 1934: +3 =5 -7

From page 141 of the 1934 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'

Oct-10-13  Karpova: Simul in Vienna on January 23, in the chess club "Donaustadt". The event ended after 2 1/2 hours and the score was +15 -1 =6.

From page 29 of the January 1925 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'

Oct-17-13  Karpova: Blitz Simul record on October 1, 1925 in the Cafe Hietzingerhof by playing 62 games in 3.5 hours. Result: +49 -6 =7

Source: Page 278 of the September 1925 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'

Apr-19-18  Whitehat1963: Mueller will snack on Cohen for a while, flip him like a the wrong side of the piece of toast that he soon will be, then puree and devour Orange Foolius for the main course.
May-19-18  Jean Defuse: ...

The 1938 Vienna championship began less than 2 months after the 'Anschluss' and was promoted as a National Socialist event. Hans Müller (r.) won ahead of Ernst Grünfeld (l.)



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