|Jan-02-05|| ||Benzol: Wolfgang Heidenfeld
Born 29th May 1911 in Schoneberg
Died 3rd August 1981 in Ulm
South African champion in 1939, 1945-46 (joint), 1947 (joint), 1949, 1951, 1955, 1957 and 1959 (joint).
He was also Irish champion in 1958, 1963, 1964, 1967, 1968 and 1972.
|May-29-06|| ||BIDMONFA: Wolfgang Heidenfeld|
|May-29-07|| ||Peligroso Patzer: According to a site compiled by Tim Krabbe(http://www.xs4all.nl/~timkr/records...), Heidenfeld holds the record for most times castling in a single game. According to Krabbe, in Heidenfeld - Kerins, Dublin 1973 (not currently in the CG.com database) Heidenfeld played 10. 0-0, subsequently brought his King back to the e1-square and then played 33. 0-0-0 (with no one apparently noticing that the move was illegal!).|
|Dec-26-07|| ||Octavia: He wrote a most beautiful book: Draw!|
|May-29-08|| ||brankat: Mr.Heidenfeld won a combined total of 15 Irish and South African national Championships!|
|May-29-08|| ||whiteshark: <Peligroso Patzer: <...Heidenfeld holds the record for most times castling in a single game.>>
W Heidenfeld vs Kerin, 1973|
|May-29-08|| ||whiteshark: Bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolfga...|
|Mar-02-09|| ||JaneEyre: <Not only does chess admit of two points of view; without two points of view there would be no chess.>|
|Jul-14-09|| ||returnoftheking: What happened to the game link of Whiteshark?|
|Jul-14-09|| ||Peligroso Patzer: <returnoftheking: What happened to the game link of Whiteshark?>|
It was apparently deleted on the grounds that the game score was invalid. As explained in my post of May-29-2007, the game in question holds the record for "most castlings". More specifically, in this game, Heidenfeld played 10. 0-0, subsequently brought his King back to the e1-square and then played 33. 0-0-0 (with no one apparently noticing that the move was illegal!).
The game score can be found on Tim Krabbe's Chess Records site: http://www.xs4all.nl/~timkr/records...
On the above linked site, under the "Moves" menu, select "Greatest number of castlings".
|Jul-14-09|| ||returnoftheking: I see, thanks. Is it technically not possible for cg to display games when they are "invalid"??|
|May-29-10|| ||wordfunph: In 1958, the reigning Irish Champion won his game at the Munich Olympiad, yet Ireland lost the match 0-4! That's because the Irish Champion Wolfgang Heidenfeld played for South Africa where they defeated Ireland 4-0!|
|May-30-10|| ||GrahamClayton: <brankat>Mr.Heidenfeld won a combined total of 15 Irish and South African national Championships!|
I don't think that there would be too many other players who have won the national championships of two separate countries on six occassions.
|Nov-30-10|| ||wordfunph: interesting book "Lacking the Master Touch" by Wolfgang Heidenfeld..|
|May-03-11|| ||myschkin: . . .
Ein Meister zwischen den Welten
(in German, compilation of different sources, © 2011 Schach und Kultur)
* featured game:
[White "Heidenfeld, Wolfgang"]
[Black "Euwe, Max"]
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. c3 Bb6 5. d4 Qe7 6. O-O d6 7. h3 Nf6 8. Re1
O-O 9. a4 a6 10. Na3 Kh8 11. Nc2 Ng8 12. b4 f6 13. Ne3 Ba7 14. Ba3 Qe8 15. Qd3
Nce7 16. b5 axb5 17. axb5 Qh5 18. Nf1 Qe8 19. Re2 Ng6 20. Bc1 Bd7 21. Rea2 Qb8
22. b6 cxb6 23. Bb5 Bxb5 24. Qxb5 N8e7 25. Ne3 Nc8 26. Nd5 Nge7 27. Nxe7 Nxe7
28. dxe5 Nc6 29. exd6 Na5 30. Ba3 Rd8 31. e5 Qc8 32. Bb4 Nc6 33. Qd5 fxe5 34.
Nxe5 Nxe5 35. Qxe5 Qb8 36. Qe7 b5 1-0
Son: IM Mark Heidenfeld
|Jun-08-11|| ||wordfunph: Wolfgang Heindenfeld, in his book "Draw!" called Reuben Fine 'probably the most underrated player in the history of the game'.|
|Jun-08-11|| ||parisattack: <wordfunph: Wolfgang Heindenfeld, in his book "Draw!" called Reuben Fine 'probably the most underrated player in the history of the game'.>|
Very possible! Other candidates, of course - Flohr, Kashden, Boleslavsky comes to mind. The first two certainly could have been WCs if the tumbles had jiggled just so.
Heidenfeld's books all excellent - Draw!, Lacking the Master's Touch (my favorite) and Chess Springbok.
|Jun-08-11|| ||Domdaniel: I never played Heidenfeld, but I played in the same tournaments a couple of times in the mid-70s. I think he was probably a stronger player than his son, Mark Heidenfeld, who is an IM and has also represented Ireland at olympiads.|
In the 1950s and 60s, being a master - International or Grand - *meant* something. There were fewer opportunities to gain titles: England had no GMs, Ireland no IMs. Yet Wolfgang had played - and in many cases beaten - more notable players than the average 'lesser' master has today.
He was also a noted chess historian, writing in BCM and CHESS on issues such as the Lasker-Schlechter match.
|Jun-08-11|| ||parisattack: <Domdaniel: ...In the 1950s and 60s, being a master - International or Grandmaster - *meant* something.>|
|Jul-02-11|| ||Antiochus: "Not only tolerates chess
two different points of view,in fact without them there would be no chess."
|May-29-12|| ||brankat: R.I.P. Mr.Heidenfeld.|
|May-17-13|| ||offramp: "But also chess allows viewpoints in fact not just chess."|
|May-17-13|| ||JimNorCal: The book "Draw" is excellent. It went lost in my local library--it had been misfiled in the "Art" section. Someone must have thought the book was about drawing and sketching.|
He also published a number of excellent articles in the Thinker's Press series "Lasker & His Contemporaries". I've only read issues 1 through 4, quite a lot of interesting content.