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Harry Kongshavn
Number of games in database: 10
Years covered: 1950
Overall record: +3 -7 =0 (30.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Feb-23-1899, died 1970, 71 years old) Norway

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Harry August Hansen Kongshavn was born 23 February 1899 in Hidra (Flekkefjord), as the son of a fisherman. He worked as an electrician at Elektrisk Byrå, and built illegal radios in Oslo during the war as a member of the resistance group Wiedswang.

He played on board 4 in the Dubrovnik olympiad 1950 (+3 =0 -7), and was Norwegian champion in 1951. He passed away in 1970 or 1969.

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Maccioni vs H Kongshavn  1-0281950Dubrovnik olmD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
2. H Kongshavn vs P Trifunovic 0-1271950Dubrovnik olmD03 Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation)
3. H Kongshavn vs A Stenborg  0-1411950Dubrovnik olmD05 Queen's Pawn Game
4. Othoneos vs H Kongshavn  0-1361950Dubrovnik olmD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. H Mueller vs H Kongshavn  1-0381950Dubrovnik olmD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
6. Prins vs H Kongshavn  1-0521950Dubrovnik olmC58 Two Knights
7. A M Giustolisi vs H Kongshavn 0-1701950Dubrovnik olmD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
8. H Rossetto vs H Kongshavn  1-0331950Dubrovnik olmD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
9. H Kongshavn vs G P Thibaut 1-0301950Dubrovnik olmC48 Four Knights
10. H Heikinheimo vs H Kongshavn 1-0481950Dubrovnik olmC24 Bishop's Opening
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  whiteshark: Played on board 4 at 1950 olympiad
(+3 =0 -7)

A Norwegian resistance fighter ? f

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  Penguincw: I doubt this player is still alive.
Feb-23-11  hedgeh0g: Really? Why's that?
Feb-23-11  Sem: Not to be overlooked, Mr Kongshavn.
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  SteinitzLives: I think the idea of "shaving a harry King Kong" visual may be one of the devices present in the choice of Mr. Kongshavns' selection today. However, no one knew the exact year King Kong was born either, but if it is really his birthday too, it all makes sense. Then again, it may all just be a a big hirsuit coincidence.
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  Penguincw: < hedgeh0g: Really? Why's that?> Becuase,if this player is still alive (and if the birth date is right) then Harry Kongshavn would be 112 years old.
Feb-23-11  hedgeh0g: Sarcasm detector, anyone? :P
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  GrahamClayton: <whiteshark>A Norwegian resistance fighter

According to this page, I would say so:

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  Tabanus: His radio during the war was called "Kongshavneren" or "Brunosten" (the "Brown Cheese") - about 200 radios were made. He was honored at the annual Norw. chess congress 4 July 1970, so he must have died that year or in 1969. (p. 86ff)

Btw I reported the duplicate Heikinheimo game.

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