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Kenneth L Haegg
Number of games in database: 2
Years covered: 1928 to 1932

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(born Jan-29-1910, died Aug-1941, 31 years old) United States of America

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Kenneth Lee Haegg, born 1910 in Chicago. He moved to Los Angeles in 1927-1928.

Last updated: 2019-01-10 18:48:48

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Kenneth Williams vs K L Haegg 0-1111928Thematic matchC57 Two Knights
2. Alekhine vs K L Haegg  1-0301932SimulD61 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
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  Tabanus: A family tree says he died in August 1941 by "ruptured heart", but no source citation.

In 1940 he is lodging at Bellevue Hotel, LA as a "statistical clerk .. machinery".

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  Tabanus: Rockford Morning Star, 16 May 1931, p. 22:

<Hollywood, Cal., May 15. - Kenneth L. Haegg, 21, formerly a resident of Rockford, Ill., was reported to have a chance of recovery from wounds which he inflicted upon himself yesterday when he fired a bullet into his breast. Young Haegg who had gained some recognition here as a poet, left a note before he fired the shot into his lung, in which he bequeathed his estate to his mother, Mrs A. Wiley of Hollywood.>

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  whiteshark: Only CB <Haegg> game:

[Event "Alekhine sim"]
[Site "Los Angeles"]
[Date "1932.??.??"]
[White "Alekhine, Alexander"]
[Black "Haegg"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D61"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Bg5 Nbd7 5. Nf3 Be7 6. e3 O-O 7. Qc2 c6 8. a3 a6 9. Rd1 h6 10. Bh4 Re8 11. Bd3 dxc4 12. Bxc4 b5 13. Ba2 Bb7 14. Ne5 Qb6 15. Bb1 Nf8 16. Bxf6 Bxf6 17. Ne4 Be7 18. Nc5 Red8 19. b4 a5 20. O-O axb4 21. axb4 Bxc5 22. bxc5 Qa5 23. f4 Qb4 24. f5 exf5 25. Qxf5 f6 26. Ng6 Qb3 27. Nxf8 Qxe3+ 28. Kh1 Kxf8 29. Qh7 Qe6 30. Rde1 1-0

I don't have <Skinner & Verhoeven> book for confirmation or further details.

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  MissScarlett: Los Angeles Times, May 24th 1931, Sect.VI p.4:

<The 1928 minor championship of the Los Angeles Chess Club was won by Kenneth Haegg, then 18. The following season he entered the club's major tourney and after losing his first two games he quit chess in disgust. A few weeks ago the writer paid young Haegg a visit and learned of the merits of certain philosophy, but no merit in chess. Nine days ago Haegg shot himself after a three-day bout with liquor and cigarettes. He wrote, "Instinct orders 'Live.' But Reason says 'Life is senseless, therefore abandon it.' Not being a fool, living in a world of fools is too great a strain." His diagnosis may have been quite correct but his method of cure not so impressive. After three days in the Receiving Hospital he was moved to the General Hospital and at last reports was much better, safely out of danger, but still terribly bored.>

The writer of these words was Clifford Sherwood.

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  MissScarlett: Los Angeles Times, May 26th 1931, Sect. II p.2:

<Kenneth Haegg, 23 [sic] years of age, who attempted to end his life with a revolver last week because he found the world too sordid a place in which to live, was ordered placed in the care of his father by Superior Judge Gould after a hearing in pyschopathic court yesterday.

Mrs. Alice L. Wiley of South Pasadena, the mother, testified that he was given to writing poetry and that she had little control over him.

Informed that the father was coming here from Chicago, Judge Gould ordered that Haegg be turned over to him on his arrival.>

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