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Karl Gilg
Number of games in database: 360
Years covered: 1921 to 1980

Overall record: +177 -84 =98 (63.0%)*
   * 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:
 Sicilian (29) 
    B32 B91 B63 B84 B58
 Queen's Pawn Game (23) 
    D02 A46 A45 E10 A41
 Ruy Lopez (19) 
    C83 C70 C84 C80 C61
 Queen's Indian (15) 
    E19 E12 E16 E17 E15
 Orthodox Defense (15) 
    D55 D63 D51 D64 D57
 French Defense (14) 
    C11 C19 C13 C05 C12
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (46) 
    B73 B45 B50 B44 B27
 Sicilian Dragon (19) 
    B73 B72 B74 B71 B75
 Nimzo Indian (18) 
    E34 E39 E44 E37 E21
 Queen's Indian (13) 
    E16 E12 E17 E14 E19
 Orthodox Defense (9) 
    D63 D64 D51 D60 D66
 Sicilian Taimanov (8) 
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Alekhine vs Gilg, 1926 0-1
   Gilg vs Rubinstein, 1929 1-0
   Gilg vs Alekhine, 1927 1/2-1/2
   Gilg vs I Censer, 1927 1-0
   A Hamming vs Gilg, 1936 0-1
   Gilg vs H Reiter, 1936 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Kecskemet (1927)
   Semmering (1926)
   Karlsbad (1929)

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(born Jan-20-1901, died Dec-04-1981, 80 years old) Czech Republic (federation/nationality Germany)

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Karl Gilg was born in Mankendorf, Austrian Silesia*. A Sudeten German, he played for Czechoslovakia in the Olympiads of 1927, 1928 and 1931. He moved to Germany during the Second World War, and played for West Germany in the European Team Championship of 1957. He was awarded the IM title in 1953.

*Wikipedia article: Austrian Silesia

Wikipedia article: Karl Gilg

 page 1 of 15; games 1-25 of 360  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Gilg vs E Zabodroczky  1-032 1921 BrunnC83 Ruy Lopez, Open
2. Gilg vs J Schindler  ½-½27 1921 corresp.C83 Ruy Lopez, Open
3. Gilg vs J Schindler 0-129 1921 corresp.C83 Ruy Lopez, Open
4. Jobst vs Gilg  0-136 1922 Teplitz-Schoenau GERD60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
5. B Moritz vs Gilg 1-016 1922 OeynhausenE10 Queen's Pawn Game
6. Gilg vs W Schoenmann  1-053 1925 DSB-24.Kongress Hauptturnier AE72 King's Indian
7. Alekhine vs Gilg 0-152 1925 CSR tour simC77 Ruy Lopez
8. Hilse vs Gilg  ½-½42 1926 DSV KongressA14 English
9. Gilg vs Hromadka  ½-½68 1926 Maehrisch OstrauD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
10. A Pokorny vs Gilg  0-138 1926 Trencianske TepliceE12 Queen's Indian
11. Gilg vs B Hoenlinger  ½-½31 1926 DSV KongressD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
12. Gilg vs S R Wolf  1-049 1926 DSV KongressA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
13. Gilg vs B Kostic  ½-½67 1926 Trencianske TepliceE10 Queen's Pawn Game
14. B Moritz vs Gilg  0-129 1926 DSV KongressD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
15. Leonhardt vs Gilg  1-028 1926 DSV KongressB44 Sicilian
16. Gilg vs J Engel  1-031 1926 Trencianske TepliceE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
17. Gilg vs H Wagner  ½-½30 1926 DSV KongressD64 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
18. A Duenmann vs Gilg  ½-½32 1926 DSV KongressA17 English
19. Hromadka vs Gilg  0-161 1926 Trencianske TepliceA07 King's Indian Attack
20. I Koenig vs Gilg  ½-½30 1926 DSV KongressB44 Sicilian
21. Gilg vs W Von Holzhausen  1-038 1926 DSV KongressD13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
22. Gilg vs M Bluemich  1-071 1926 DSV KongressE19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3
23. Hromadka vs Gilg  ½-½42 1926 Maehrisch OstrauA07 King's Indian Attack
24. Gilg vs Lokvenc  ½-½31 1926 DSV KongressE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
25. M Walter vs Gilg  1-029 1926 Trencianske TepliceA46 Queen's Pawn Game
 page 1 of 15; games 1-25 of 360  PGN Download
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Dec-23-04  Whitehat1963: Anyone know anything about this guy?
Dec-23-04  aw1988: Perhaps <Benzol> can fill you in. :)
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  Gypsy: It seems that Karl Gilg was a German Czech (from Sudetolands?) -- citizen of Czechoslovakia till WW2, citizen of West Germany afterwards. He was a member of the Czechoslovakian squad during the first Chess Olympiad in Prague, 1931. While it seems that he never obtained the IGM title, he was a very strong master: from about 1925 to 1942, show Gilg ranking 30-70st in the world and with consistent ratings usually just shy of 2600. His best chessmetrics world ranking was 27th in 1929, his highest rating was 2610, in 1940.
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  Benzol: <Perhaps <Benzol> can fill you in.:)>

Finally got there!


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  Gypsy: 01/20/1901 Gilg, Karl born in Mankendorf (= Mankovice), Czechoslovakia. IM 1953. West German.
Jan-20-06  BIDMONFA: Karl Gilg

GILG, Karl

Jan-20-06  EmperorAtahualpa: <BIDMONFA> You are the very, very first EVER to have made it into my ignore list. Congratulations!!!
Jun-02-06  themadhair: <BIDMONFA>Unlike <EA> I truly don't believe in ignoring people. But I do have to ask - is there ANY information in the links you post that would make clicking them worthwhile? I mean what is the sense in posting a link on this page to a website that only ends up linking back to this page anyway?
Jun-02-06  better: Well, Bidmonfa finds a photo of every obscure unknown player somehow and loads it up on his site for the curious to see. I don't see anything wrong with that. And one post in every player page is not all that bothering. Better than flooding one page with senseless crap like our friend Armenia and others do.

We all know what is at the other end of these links so don't click it you're not interested.

Jun-05-06  themadhair: <better> I get your point but it is how frequently he/she posts these links that bugs me. It is a clear violation of rule 2 <No spamming, advertising, or duplicating posts.>. I have lost count how many links have been put in the kibitzers cafe. It just bugs me.
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  Calli: <Bidmonfa finds a photo of every obscure unknown player>

You can just Google the images yourself. Thats all he does. Here is the Gilg image he copied :

Found it in 15 sec. But, in fact, doing it yourself can be far more interesting because you will find out far more about Gilg (or whoever) than you will on bidfonfa.

Sep-27-06  Sleeping kitten: Has anyone remarked this guy had a positive score against both Alekhine and Rubinstein ? And even a very strong score against Eliskases ? Well, at the opposite, he wasn't that lucky against Nimzowitsch and Vidmar, who have an overall 100% score against him.
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  whiteshark: more details about his bio:

the young Gilg (top left):

Sep-02-08  TheaN: <EmperorAtahualpa: <BIDMONFA> You are the very, very first EVER to have made it into my ignore list. Congratulations!!!>

No offense EA, but yours are actually the kind of posts that induce people to click the ignore button. No reason, plain sarcasm: I don't see a reason to ignore BIDMONFA: <Calli> has a point, but it's still nice that you don't have to search for the not posted pictures yourself. In that, BIDMONFA doesn't do anything wrong. Also, <themadhair>, if this somehow were to be a violation, CG would've flagged or banned BIDMONFA a long time ago.

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  whiteshark: That's right, <TheaN>!

Karl Gilg's Chess Olympiad participations:

Jan-20-09  WhiteRook48: great choice for player of the day.
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  Penguincw: Happy Birthday!
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  Eduardo Bermudez: Gilg against Alekhine did the same Botvinnik to Capablanca, he won first in simuls and then in tournament game !!
Aug-06-12  markwell: More revisionist history. There was no Czechoslovakia in 1901. Gilg was born in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, ended up in Czechoslovkia-along with several million other ethnic Germans, which is what Austrians are- and was forcibly expelled after WWII.
Nov-06-13  Karpova: Karbitz (today Chabařovice), Main Tournament of the 3rd Chess Congress of the German Chess Association of Czechoslovakia, 1924:

1. Gilg 8.0
2. Dr. Zimmer 7.5
3-6. Bauer 6.5
3-6. Trinks 6.5
3-6. Dr. Schindler 6.5
3-6. Klieber 6.5

(probably incomplete, the paper says that they didn't receive more information)

From page 272 of the September 1924 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'

Dec-10-13  Karpova: Main Tournament A of the German Chess Federation in Czechoslovakia in Aussig (Ústí nad Labem), 1923:

1. K Gilg 7.5
2. K Baumgartl
3-4. O Trinks
3-4. Fr(anz?) Palitsch
5. J Schindler

No points are given and these are only the prize-winners.

From page 240 of the September 1923 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'

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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Karl Gilg.
Feb-22-17  Paarhufer: For those who like to read about Gilg, and who are not afraid of the German language, I mention a booklet by Schmitzer & Wimmer titled <Karl Gilg> with the subtitle <Internationaler Meister 1901 - 1981> (only within the book), published Rosenheim 1987.

The booklet comes with a preface by GM Lothar Schmid, a three page biography (mainly chess), a tournament overview and one-hundred annotated games (96 pages).

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