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Ernst Ludwig Klein
Number of games in database: 60
Years covered: 1930 to 1973
Overall record: +19 -19 =22 (50.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Nimzo Indian (5) 
    E41 E33 E26 E37
 Orthodox Defense (4) 
    D61 D63 D55
With the Black pieces:
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   E Klein vs Reshevsky, 1935 1/2-1/2
   E Klein vs Capablanca, 1935 1/2-1/2
   E Klein vs Keres, 1946 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Bournemouth (1939)
   Margate (1935)
   Hastings 1938/39 (1938)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Hastings 1938/39 by sneaky pete
   Margate 1935 by suenteus po 147

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ERNST LUDWIG KLEIN
(born Jan-29-1910, died Aug-22-1990, 80 years old) Austria (citizen of United Kingdom)

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Ernst Ludwig Klein was born in Vienna, Austria. He was British champion in 1951.

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 60  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. F Meller vs E Klein  0-128 1930 Gyor it, HUNB12 Caro-Kann Defense
2. B Hoenlinger vs E Klein  ½-½49 1930 Gyor it, HUNE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
3. E Klein vs B Szijjarto Szabo  0-172 1930 Gyor it, HUND61 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
4. E Klein vs S Boros  ½-½35 1930 Gyor it, HUNA53 Old Indian
5. Kashdan vs E Klein 1-048 1930 Gyor it, HUNB15 Caro-Kann
6. H Steiner vs E Klein  ½-½31 1930 Gyor it, HUNA46 Queen's Pawn Game
7. E Klein vs J Balogh  ½-½27 1930 Gyor it, HUND02 Queen's Pawn Game
8. E Klein vs L Reich  1-065 1930 Gyor it, HUNA56 Benoni Defense
9. E Klein vs E Gereben  1-036 1930 Gyor it, HUND61 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
10. E Klein vs G A Thomas  ½-½35 1935 MargateD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
11. Mieses vs E Klein  ½-½30 1935 MargateC01 French, Exchange
12. Tartakower vs E Klein  1-059 1935 ParisD53 Queen's Gambit Declined
13. Milner-Barry vs E Klein  1-042 1935 MargateB15 Caro-Kann
14. E Klein vs Menchik  1-049 1935 MargateA48 King's Indian
15. Tartakower vs E Klein  1-039 1935 ParisD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
16. E Klein vs E G Sergeant  ½-½34 1935 MargateD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
17. W Fairhurst vs E Klein  0-142 1935 MargateA84 Dutch
18. B P Reilly vs E Klein  1-049 1935 MargateD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
19. E Klein vs Capablanca  ½-½34 1935 MargateD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
20. E Klein vs Reshevsky  ½-½99 1935 MargateD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
21. Graf-Stevenson vs E Klein 1-061 1936 Major OpenD39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
22. Pirc vs E Klein  0-149 1938 Hastings 1938/39A04 Reti Opening
23. Golombek vs E Klein  ½-½51 1938 Hastings 1938/39A22 English
24. E Klein vs Szabo  0-133 1938 Hastings 1938/39D96 Grunfeld, Russian Variation
25. E Klein vs Tylor  ½-½55 1938 Hastings 1938/39E61 King's Indian
 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 60  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-21-05
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  Benzol: Anyone know what the dispute was with the BCF that lead to Klein withdrawing from serious chess?
Aug-18-07
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  Karpova: <1938: Ernst Klein (C.N. 1602)

A photograph caption on page 361 of CHESS, 14 June 1938 described Ernst Klein as having ‘achieved satisfaction in his libel action’, and the April 1940 issue of the same magazine (page 168) referred back to this matter:

‘One hundred years ago, chess masters used freely to print things about each other which would lead to an instant and successful libel action today. E. Klein, the ex-Austrian master, entered on such an action when most of the visiting chess masters at Margate, a couple of years ago, signed and published a petition complaining about his “unfair and obnoxious behaviour” and stating their unwillingness to have him competing with them ever again; and he obtained redress.’> http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/...

Nov-19-07
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  Karpova: <From Steve Wrinn (Homer, NY, USA):

‘With regard to Ernst Klein and his involvement with the 1935 world championship match, and in particular his expulsion from the playing-hall during the 28th game, here are two quotes from books on that match.

1) The first comes from Recueil des parties du championnat du monde (Alekhine-Euwe) 1935, (Brussels, undated). The introduction to the 28th game (page 82) strongly suggests that Klein’s status as Alekhine’s “trainer” was unofficial>

<2) Hans Kmoch, in his Tagebuch vom Wettkampf Aljechin-Euwe (Vienna 1936), does not mention Klein by name but does refer to an incident during the 28th game in which a young chess master was asked to leave the playing-hall. The result was physical violence and police intervention. On pages 70-71 Kmoch wrote [...]>

http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/...

Dec-14-07
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  Karpova: http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/... (scroll down to 5326)

<‘An unpleasant incident during the 28th game of the Euwe-Alekhine match

During this very important (given the current situation of the match) game an unpleasant incident occurred.

It is known that the world champion has been analysing lately with the young Viennese master Ernest Klein, who is representing several foreign papers as a journalist and is therefore attending the match. In Friday’s game in this city [The Hague – the 27th match-game] Alekhine played, at Klein’s instigation, the Vienna Opening. This he is fully entitled to do. Euwe consults with Flohr and Maróczy. However, that happens outside the playing-room and not while a game is being played.

It seems that yesterday evening Alekhine consulted with Klein, who had just previously told other press representatives that the world champion was playing a variation analysed with him.

Klein was not sitting at the press-table; he had taken his seat in the area reserved for officials. During play, Alekhine, who became more and more excited – he smiled several times – went to Klein on more than one occasion and talked to him, and when he had entered the middle-game with a good position he shook hands warmly with Klein.

One of the Committee members pointed out to the Viennese master that it is improper to talk to a player during the game. If Klein would not stop doing so, the Committee member added, the Committee would have no option but to expel him from the playing-hall and forbid him access to the other games.

Klein protested that he could not stop the world champion talking to him.

As a result, he was told to leave the room and to hand in his press-card. This request he answered by slapping the official’s face, after which the police became involved.

Mr Klein’s conduct is clearly not correct, so we can – as far as we are able to judge from the facts – understand the Committee’s reaction.

However, there is one matter that we do not understand. Should not the Committee have first informed the world champion of his incorrect behaviour? Even if not a word was spoken about the game, Dr Alekhine should have prevented anyone from thinking otherwise.’>

Euwe vs Alekhine, 1935

Jul-18-09
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  keypusher: Gerald Abrahams' book referred to Klein "keeping the minor masters of the chess world in subjection" with his excellent technique.
Jan-19-11
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  GrahamClayton: <Benzol> Anyone know what the dispute was with the BCF that lead to Klein withdrawing from serious chess?

<Benzol>,
According to the "Encycploedia of Chess" by Anne Sunnucks:

"Klein disappeared from the chess scene after a dispute with the British Chess Federation following his withdrawal from a radio match against O Barda of Norway".

Here is the game in question:

E Klein vs O Barda, 1952

Jul-09-12
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  Karpova: C.N. 7725 deals with Ernst Ludwig Klein and is very long - most interesting for those wanting to know more about him: http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/...

One quote:

Tony Klein: <His own account of the 1935 Alekhine-Euwe match incident (discussed in C.N.s 5214, 5281 & 5326) was that he felt betrayed by Alekhine when the latter congratulated, or thanked, him, openly and quite inappropriately. He never even intimated the story of unacceptably violent behaviour on his own part during the incident in question. He maintained a bitter grudge against Alekhine, while never uttering anything but unreserved admiration for his stature as a chess genius.>

Jan-10-14  RedShield: <A photograph caption on page 361 of CHESS, 14 June 1938 described Ernst Klein as having ‘achieved satisfaction in his libel action’, and the April 1940 issue of the same magazine (page 168) referred back to this matter:

[...] E. Klein, the ex-Austrian master, entered on such an action when most of the visiting chess masters at Margate, a couple of years ago,[...]>

This could lead one to think that Margate (1938) was meant, but a note in Winter's <Chess Explorations> makes clear it was 1937:

<Pages 78-79 of CHESS, 14 November 1937 reported: 'A writ claiming damages for alleged libel has been issued by Ernst Klein, the Austrian chess master now living at Clanricarde Gardens, Bayswater, London, against Dr Alekhine, Miss Menchik, G. Koltanowski, E. Cox, L. Prins, Reuben Fine, W.A.T. Schelfhout, S. Landau and G. van Doesburgh... The action is concerned with a document prepared at Margate during the Easter congress in which certain allegations were made concerning Mr. Klein's desirability as an opponent.'>

Jan-11-14
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  offramp: What this website needs is four or five Kleins.
Jan-11-14
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  john barleycorn: < offramp: What this website needs is four or five Kleins.>

They have plenty:

http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches...

Jan-11-14
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  offramp: I was paraphrasing Pol Pot.
Jan-11-14
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  john barleycorn: and I wasn't serious
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