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Ludvig Collijn
L Collijn 
Number of games in database: 2
Years covered: 1902 to 1915

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(born Nov-20-1878, died Oct-04-1939, 60 years old) Sweden

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Per Ludvig Collijn was a wholesale merchant and patron of Nordic chess. He was President of the Nordic Chess Federation (founded 1899) in the years 1903-1905, 1909-1914 and 1930-1939. Still very young, inspired by a trip to Europe (Vienna) in 1896, he and his brother Gustaf authored Lärobok i Schack (Manual of Chess) (1898) which with its later editions became a standard work for Scandinavian players. In 1918 he published a now rare book with 151 games by Adolf Anderssen (Englund, Stockholm, 112 pp.). Being also President of the Swedish Chess Association 1917-1939 he was a founder and editor of the magazine Tidskrift för Schack. Through 40 years he organized and accomodated the great players visiting Sweden. An activity which culminated with the Olympiad in Stockholm (in 1937)! His dream was to give Sweden players of GM class, which came true in early 1930-ies with Gideon Stahlberg, Gosta Stoltz and Erik Ruben Lundin.

In younger years he was a talented player, as can be seen from his 8th place in the 1st Nordic Chess Championship ("Nordiska Schackkongressen") in Stockholm 1897. The games from this event, where Collijn exclusively played 1.d4 and 1.e4 <d5> (Scandinavian), have been preserved. Possibly the games were played with chess clocks, which he and his brother had introduced the year before.

Ludvig Collijn was married to Ingrid Charlotta Tengstedt (1878-1978). They had two daughters. The picture here was taken in 1928, possibly on his 50th birthday when he was honored with a book by Eric Carlén, Ludvig Collijn 1878 20/11 1928 (Stockholm, 64 pp.)

Main sources: Rapsodisk svensk schackhistoria by Gideon Stahlberg (1961) and Stockholm 1897: Collijn books:

Wikipedia article: Ludvig Collijn

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. L Collijn vs J Mieses 1-0201902Casual gameC21 Center Game
2. L Collijn vs B Rask  1-0221915Stockholm SWED02 Queen's Pawn Game
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  GrahamClayton: Ludwig Collijn (1878-1939) was a Swedish author and organiser. He was President of the Swedish Chess Association from 1917 to 1939. He organized and directed the 1937 Stockholm Chess Olympiad. He, and his brother Gustaf , wrote Larobok i Schack, a book on openings and endings.
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  Tabanus: He could probably deserve a few more games here. I'm not sure though which ones would suit best.
Mar-26-12  twinlark: <Tabanus>

Hello, old friend. Nice bio, but I have a question: what's a grosserer?

The only language in which I could find a meaning was in Danish where it seems to mean some sort of wholesaler.

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  Tabanus: Hi <twinlark> :) and thanks.

Grosserer (in Norwegian), I think it's a "big wholesaler", one buying in large quanta and selling to many lesser stores. Perhaps "merchant"? I'll change to that, but feel free to find another word.

Btw I've seen some of your bios. I'm duly impressed, not least by your working capacity and language skills - your language sounds good and even poetic to me.

Mar-26-12  twinlark: Thanks Tabanus. Probably wholesale merchant, perhaps?
Mar-26-12  Alien Math: Grosserer with German ö also ß are bigger larger or greater <grösserer also größerer>, if that any help

Unknown the other languages of, sorry

Mar-26-12  waustad: That sounds a lot like grocer in English.
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  Tabanus: <twinlark> Wholesale merchant it is.

I uploaded a game by his brother Gustaf, assuming that my new avatar will appeal to the cg librarian.

Jul-15-12  Karpova: This is about his brother Gustav who doesn't have his own player page.

A small 4-player double-round-robin tournament was played at Ostende 1906.

Final Standings after 6 rounds:

1. Collijn 6.0
2. Oppenheim 3.0
3. Hallgarten 2.5
4. Begas 0.5

'(Neue) Wiener Schachzeitung, June 1906, page 308

Sep-13-14  ljfyffe: Anton Olson - Ludvig Collijn Sweden 1920? Scandinavian Defence <1e4 d5 2exd5 Qxd5 3Nc3 Qa5 4d4 e5 5Qh5 Nc6 6Bb5 Bd7 7Bxc6 Bxc6 8d5 Bb4 9dxc6 Bxc3+ 10Kf1 Bd4 11Ne2 Nf6 12cxb7 Rd8 13Qg5 Bxf2 14Bd2 Qd5 15c4 Qe6 16Qxg7 Rg8 17Qh6 Bc5 18Qh3 Rg4 19b4 Ne4 20Be3 Bxb4 21Rb1 Qd7 22g3 Qf5+ 23Kg2 Ng5 24Bxg5 Qe4+ 25Qf1 Qf3+ 0-1>
Sep-14-14  ljfyffe: Eskilstuna, Sweden. 1920 to be exact.
Sep-18-14  ljfyffe: Source: Tidskrift For Schack.
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  MissScarlett: Didn't I tell you already!? Stop posting game scores on the players' pages.
Sep-18-14  ljfyffe: Frankly, Scarlett ...........
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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Ludwig Collijn.
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