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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 in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (7) 
    C60 C80 C77 C65 C61
 Queen's Pawn Game (5) 
    D00 A40
 Vienna Opening (4) 
    C25 C28 C26
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (6) 
    C77 C80 C83 C63 C78
 French Defense (5) 
    C01 C14 C00
 Queen's Pawn Game (5) 
    D00 D02 D05
 Queen's Gambit Declined (4) 
    D31 D37
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Lipke vs A Zinkl, 1894 1-0
   Lipke vs Janowski, 1898 1-0
   Tarrasch vs Lipke, 1898 1/2-1/2
   Lipke vs Von Bardeleben, 1893 1/2-1/2
   E Varain vs Lipke, 1893 0-1
   Janowski vs Lipke, 1894 0-1
   Blackburne vs Lipke, 1898 1/2-1/2
   Lipke vs Tarrasch, 1894 1-0
   Lipke vs Halprin, 1898 1-0
   Lipke vs Schiffers, 1894 1-0

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
   Vienna 1898 by JoseTigranTalFischer
   1893 Kiel Komplett by Calli
   Kiel 1893 by suenteus po 147

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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 YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Lasker vs Lipke 1-0471889Hauptturnier Winners' GroupA07 King's Indian Attack
2. Andrey A Markov vs Lipke 0-1161890corrC29 Vienna Gambit
3. Lipke vs Andrey A Markov 0-1501890corrC22 Center Game
4. Lipke vs J Mieses ½-½4618938th DSB KongressA40 Queen's Pawn Game
5. K A Walbrodt vs Lipke 1-04418938th DSB KongressC14 French, Classical
6. P K Seuffert vs Lipke  ½-½2718938th DSB KongressC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
7. Lipke vs Von Bardeleben  ½-½4318938th DSB KongressC28 Vienna Game
8. Lipke vs E Schallopp 1-03918938th DSB KongressC25 Vienna
9. E Varain vs Lipke  0-13318938th DSB KongressD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
10. Lipke vs Von Gottschall  ½-½2118938th DSB KongressD00 Queen's Pawn Game
11. Metger vs Lipke  0-13818938th DSB KongressC77 Ruy Lopez
12. Janowski vs Lipke 0-13718949th DSB Kongress, LeipzigC47 Four Knights
13. J W Baird vs Lipke  0-12418949th DSB Kongress, LeipzigC50 Giuoco Piano
14. Lipke vs Blackburne 1-04418949th DSB Kongress, LeipzigC61 Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense
15. Lipke vs Schiffers 1-02618949th DSB Kongress, LeipzigD00 Queen's Pawn Game
16. G Marco vs Lipke ½-½2918949th DSB Kongress, LeipzigC77 Ruy Lopez
17. J Mason vs Lipke 0-15218949th DSB Kongress, LeipzigC50 Giuoco Piano
18. Lipke vs Schlechter 1-04918949th DSB Kongress, LeipzigC23 Bishop's Opening
19. J N Berger vs Lipke  ½-½3118949th DSB Kongress, LeipzigD00 Queen's Pawn Game
20. Lipke vs A Zinkl 1-03018949th DSB Kongress, LeipzigD00 Queen's Pawn Game
21. Teichmann vs Lipke ½-½5218949th DSB Kongress, LeipzigD05 Queen's Pawn Game
22. K De Weydlich vs Lipke 0-13318949th DSB Kongress, LeipzigC01 French, Exchange
23. Lipke vs K A Walbrodt  0-14018949th DSB Kongress, LeipzigA00 Uncommon Opening
24. J Mieses vs Lipke 1-02918949th DSB Kongress, LeipzigC00 French Defense
25. Lipke vs H Suechting ½-½1618949th DSB Kongress, LeipzigC25 Vienna
 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 63  PGN Download
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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


Sep-23-11  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.

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  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.>

Premium Chessgames Member
  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)


Jun-30-16  Paarhufer: Today, 146 years after Paul Lipke was born, Michael Negele published an extensive article about this man within his series on German chess players:

At the bottom of the page one can find a list of his previous articles.

Apr-22-18  The17thPawn: Stumbled across this guy looking at old tournament results. Impressive list of scalps taken in a short period.
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