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Paul Lipke
Number of games in database: 63
Years covered: 1889 to 1898
Overall record: +24 -12 =27 (59.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

With the White pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (7) 
    C60 C61 C67 C65 C77
 Vienna Opening (5) 
    C25 C28 C27 C26
 Queen's Pawn Game (4) 
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (6) 
    C77 C83 C63 C80
 Queen's Pawn Game (5) 
    D02 D00 D05
 French Defense (5) 
    C01 C14 C00
 Queen's Gambit Declined (4) 
    D31 D37
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Lipke vs Janowski, 1898 1-0
   Janowski vs Lipke, 1894 0-1
   Lipke vs Von Bardeleben, 1893 1/2-1/2
   Lipke vs Schiffers, 1894 1-0
   E Varain vs Lipke, 1893 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   9th DSB Kongress, Leipzig (1894)
   8th DSB Kongress (1893)
   Vienna (1898)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Vienna 1898 by suenteus po 147
   Kiel 1893 by suenteus po 147
   1893 Kiel Komplett by Calli

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(born Jun-30-1870, died Mar-08-1955, 84 years old) Germany

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Paul Lipke was born in Erfurt. Although the title did not exist in his day, he was a player of grandmaster strength.

He placed 3rd at Kiel 1893, 2nd after Siegbert Tarrasch at Leipzig 1894 and was 8th= at Vienna 1898. He drew a match with Johann Nepomuk Berger (+1, =5, -1) in 1896. He was considered the foremost blindfold player of his day, able to play 10 games simultaneously.

After the Vienna tourney he gave up playing competitive chess.

Wikipedia article: Paul Lipke

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 63  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Lasker vs Lipke 1-047 1889 Breslau (Poland)C26 Vienna
2. A Markov vs Lipke 0-116 1890 corres ARGC29 Vienna Gambit
3. Lipke vs A Markov 0-150 1890 corrC22 Center Game
4. Lipke vs Von Gottschall  ½-½21 1893 8th DSB KongressD00 Queen's Pawn Game
5. E Varain vs Lipke  0-133 1893 8th DSB KongressD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
6. P K Seuffert vs Lipke  ½-½27 1893 8th DSB KongressC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
7. Lipke vs E Schallopp 1-039 1893 8th DSB KongressC25 Vienna
8. K A Walbrodt vs Lipke  1-044 1893 8th DSB KongressC14 French, Classical
9. Metger vs Lipke  0-138 1893 8th DSB KongressC77 Ruy Lopez
10. Lipke vs Von Bardeleben  ½-½43 1893 8th DSB KongressC28 Vienna Game
11. Lipke vs J Mieses  ½-½46 1893 8th DSB KongressB06 Robatsch
12. J Mason vs Lipke  0-152 1894 9th DSB Kongress, LeipzigC50 Giuoco Piano
13. K De Weydlich vs Lipke 0-133 1894 9th DSB Kongress, LeipzigC01 French, Exchange
14. G Marco vs Lipke ½-½29 1894 9th DSB Kongress, LeipzigC77 Ruy Lopez
15. P K Seuffert vs Lipke  0-126 1894 9th DSB Kongress, LeipzigB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
16. Janowski vs Lipke 0-137 1894 9th DSB Kongress, LeipzigC47 Four Knights
17. Teichmann vs Lipke  ½-½52 1894 9th DSB Kongress, LeipzigD05 Queen's Pawn Game
18. Lipke vs Tarrasch  1-044 1894 9th DSB Kongress, LeipzigD00 Queen's Pawn Game
19. Lipke vs Schiffers 1-026 1894 9th DSB Kongress, LeipzigD00 Queen's Pawn Game
20. Lipke vs H Suechting  ½-½16 1894 9th DSB Kongress, LeipzigC25 Vienna
21. Lipke vs Schlechter 1-049 1894 9th DSB Kongress, LeipzigC27 Vienna Game
22. Lipke vs A Zinkl 1-030 1894 9th DSB Kongress, LeipzigD00 Queen's Pawn Game
23. J W Baird vs Lipke  0-124 1894 9th DSB Kongress, LeipzigC50 Giuoco Piano
24. J Mieses vs Lipke 1-029 1894 9th DSB Kongress, LeipzigC00 French Defense
25. J N Berger vs Lipke  ½-½31 1894 9th DSB Kongress, LeipzigD00 Queen's Pawn Game
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  Ron: Just discovered this player. In this database, Paul Lipke has a 59.5 winning percentage, which includes wins against Blackburn, Mason, Schlechter, Tarrasch, J Mieses and Janowski.
Nov-27-04  percyblakeney: Lipke's best tournament must be Leipzig 1894, where he finished second, only half a point behind Tarrasch (after winning against him). Clearly distanced by Lipke were players like Teichmann, Blackburne, Janowski and Schlechter.
Jun-30-07  Eastfrisian: He was born in Erfurt and died in Osterburg.

Lipke retired early from active chess and worked as a lawyer in Halle, Saxony.

Jun-30-08  BIDMONFA: Paul Lipke


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  zydeco: "Lipke acknowledges to have adopted Lasker's style in the art of shaping the game according to the individuality of the opponent....Socially, Herr Lipke is of pleasing, gentlemanly manners. At the board he is rather impulsive and in moments of excitement he gives expression to this natural impulsiveness by moving in a hasty and jerky manner, but that only on occasions of momentary forgetfulness."

- Literary Digest, Vol 10

Good blindfold player. Became a master by winning the minor tournament at the Dresden Congress, 1893.

Feb-19-15  zanzibar: <zydeco> yes, for the blindfold (see below). But the Master's title came in 1892's Congress.

As for blindfold:

New Zealand Herald, Volume XXXI, Issue 9551, 30 June 1894, Page 4

<A new aspirant to blindfold chess honours has appeared at Berlin. P. Lipke recently played eight games in four hours, and won the lot. He also conducted 10 games simultaneously, winning nine and losing one, in five hours.>

Feb-19-15  zanzibar: This must be the same Lipke, as the <Lipke of Halle> referred to on p384 of BCM v12 (Sept 1892).

One of his best tournaments should then be his first place finish (6/8) ahead of Kruger (of Berlin, 5/8) in the <Haupt-Turnier> section of the DSB-07 in Dresden, 1892.

He qualified for the German Master title with his tournament win.

Too bad we don't have any of his qualifying games from Dresden DSB Main Tournament (1892).

(Haupt-Turnier = Main Tournament

Masterturnier = Master Tournament)


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