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Heinrich Wagner
Number of games in database: 132
Years covered: 1910 to 1932

Overall record: +48 -30 =54 (56.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (10) 
    C79 C97 C84 C70 C75
 French Defense (9) 
 Slav (8) 
    D10 D12 D13
 Queen's Pawn Game (8) 
 Orthodox Defense (4) 
    D55 D51 D63 D67
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (4) 
    C97 C84 C87
With the Black pieces:
 Orthodox Defense (18) 
    D64 D67 D51 D63 D60
 Ruy Lopez (11) 
    C66 C77 C78 C97 C68
 Sicilian (7) 
    B45 B83 B27 B40
 Tarrasch Defense (6) 
    D33 D32
 Old Indian (5) 
    A53 A54
 King's Indian (4) 
    E91 E77 E90 E88
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   H Wagner vs W Schoenmann, 1919 1-0
   H Wagner vs Rellstab, 1930 1-0
   H Wagner vs A Brinckmann, 1927 1-0
   H Wagner vs A Becker, 1924 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Bremen (1927)
   Breslau (1925)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   99_Bremen 1927 by whiteshark

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(born Aug-09-1888, died Jun-24-1959, 70 years old) Germany

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Heinrich Wagner was awarded the IM title because of his fine 3rd= placing with Akiba Rubinstein after Efim Bogoljubov and Aron Nimzowitsch at Breslau (1925). He also played on the German Olympiad teams of 1927, 1928, 1930 and 1931 but retired from chess when the Nazis came to power.

Wikipedia article: Heinrich Wagner

 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 132  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. W Schlage vs H Wagner  ½-½521910Hauptturnier-BC45 Scotch Game
2. Kuczynski vs H Wagner  1-0181910Hamburg Trostturnier (B-Hauptturnier)D30 Queen's Gambit Declined
3. H Wagner vs M Elyashiv  1-0411910Hauptturnier-BC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
4. C Thoenes vs H Wagner 1-0211911Cologne-B3C77 Ruy Lopez
5. H Wagner vs P Krueger  0-1511911Cologne-BD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
6. E C Schaaf vs H Wagner  0-1211911Cologne-BC30 King's Gambit Declined
7. H Wagner vs W Schoenmann 1-0251919CorrespondenceD08 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit
8. A Brinckmann vs H Wagner  0-121192121. DSB KongressD33 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
9. H Wagner vs Saemisch  0-135192121. DSB KongressA46 Queen's Pawn Game
10. A E Post vs H Wagner 1-033192121. DSB KongressC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
11. B Gregory vs H Wagner  0-134192121. DSB KongressD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
12. H Wagner vs O Zander  1-022192121. DSB KongressD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
13. H Wagner vs W John  ½-½31192121. DSB KongressC01 French, Exchange
14. Carls vs H Wagner  ½-½36192121. DSB KongressD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
15. G Schories vs H Wagner  1-034192121. DSB KongressC77 Ruy Lopez
16. H Wagner vs P Krueger  0-134192121. DSB KongressD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
17. H Wagner vs Ahues  1-035192121. DSB KongressC60 Ruy Lopez
18. W Schlage vs H Wagner  ½-½66192121. DSB KongressC66 Ruy Lopez
19. A van Foreest vs H Wagner 1-0591922GER-NEDC58 Two Knights
20. H Wagner vs A van Foreest  ½-½401922GER-NEDC49 Four Knights
21. H Wagner vs T Hess  1-070192222. DSB KongressA22 English
22. H Wagner vs P Krueger  1-028192222. DSB KongressC70 Ruy Lopez
23. O Antze vs H Wagner  ½-½30192222. DSB KongressD33 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
24. Leonhardt vs H Wagner  ½-½24192222. DSB KongressD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
25. H Wagner vs Hilse  ½-½45192222. DSB KongressB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
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Jun-19-05  WTHarvey: Here are some puzzles from Heinrich's games:
Mar-29-06  dakgootje: In some way connected to Richard Wagner?
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  vonKrolock: The connections You could imagine between a Chess player from Hamburg and a musician from Leipzig!? I'll not even dare to relate Richard Wagner with a musician born in Leipzig and called Wagner too, who lived in my city, because Wagner is a quite widely found surname in Central Europe
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  whiteshark: Crumbs from the history of the chess society <Kieler Schachgesellschaft von 1884>:

Gleich nach dem Ende des Krieges nahm die Kieler Schachgesellschaft ihren Spielbetrieb wieder auf. Johannes Metger, <Heinrich Wagner> und Alfred Brinckmann wurden die Stützen des Vereins. Wieder begann die Schachgesellschaft mit einem Vergleichskampf gegen Lübeck den sie mit 14:10 gewann. ...

Brinckmann richtete zu Ehren seines Lehrmeisters Metger ein Meisterturnier aus, dem er den Namen "Johannes-Metger-Jubiläumsturnier" gab. Sieger wurde <Wagner> vor Sämisch. Danach folgten Schweinburg, Schönmann, Pahl und Brinckmann.

Mit <Heinrich Wagner> begannen erneut Simultanvorstellungen. Reti spielte Blindsimultan an 12 Brettern. Emanuel Lasker war 1925 in Kiel und Bogoljubow kam 1926. Es folgten Wagner und Sämisch. Nach zwei Simultanveranstaltungen die Brinckmann gab, besuchten Bogoljubow, Nimzowitsch und Euwe die Kieler Schachgesellschaft.


Nov-30-07  BIDMONFA: Heinrich Wagner

WAGNER, Heinrich

Aug-09-13  DoctorD: There have been at least three "Heinrich Wagners" who composed chess problems but I believe this excellent Rex Solus problem was composed by this Wagner:

Heinrich Wagner
Die Schwalbe 1938

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a. White to play and mate in 5!
b. a1=b2, mate in two!
c. a1=c3, WKa1, mate in three!

An excellent use of chessboard geometry through creative twinning. Here are the positions for b and c in case those instructions above are confusing:

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Oct-05-13  Karpova: In Flensburg, 1926, Wagner won a match against Brinckmann by the score of +3 -1 =2

From page 189 of the June 1926 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'

Oct-07-13  Karpova: Interesting "Simul Match":

On October 7, after Nimzowitsch's lecture, the following competition between Nimzowitsch and Wagner was held: Both played the same Simul opponents at the same time*. The Simul match was drawn as both Masters scored 17.5-8.5.

*so every participant in the Simul was himself playing 2 games simultaneously - one against Nimzowitsch, the other one against Wagner

From page 316 of the October 1926 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'

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Why ever the complete link does not work. Please click on Heinrich Wagner Schachspieler to get the info about him (in German language).

Oct-11-13  Karpova: Hamburg City Championship 1925 lasted 5 months:

1. Wagner 15.0
2. Schönmann 14.5
3. Kluxen 12.5
4-5. Rodatz 11.0
4-5. Woehl 11.0
6. Taube 10.5
7-8. Busch 9.5
7-8. Heinecke 9.5
9-10. Kapfer 9.0
9-10. Wustenhöfer 9.0

(possibly more players)

From page 76 of the March 1925 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'

Oct-26-13  Karpova: Wagner won the 1924 Hamburg City Championship by a large margin. And in 6 Simuls taken together, he scored +128 -11 =14.

Source: Page 32 of the January 1924 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'

Nov-05-13  Karpova: North German Chess Congress in Bremen 1924, Master Tournament:

1. Wagner (Hamburg) 4.0
2-3. Becker (Vienna) 3.5
2-3. Carls (Bremen) 3.5
4. Brinckmann 2.0
5-6. Hilse (Bremen) 1.0
5-6. Krüger (Hamburg) 1.0

From page 233 of the August 1924 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'

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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Heinrich Wagner.
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