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Carl Ahues
Number of games in database: 261
Years covered: 1908 to 1949
Overall record: +101 -61 =99 (57.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (30) 
    A45 D05 D04 E10 D00
 Ruy Lopez (19) 
    C77 C84 C83 C65 C76
 Semi-Slav (11) 
    D45 D48 D44 D46 D43
 Sicilian (9) 
    B73 B74 B80 B30 B40
 Nimzo Indian (7) 
    E20 E36 E38 E33 E43
 Queen's Gambit Declined (6) 
    D30 D35 D37
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (24) 
    C77 C87 C84 C86 C71
 Queen's Pawn Game (15) 
    A46 D05 D00 D01 A40
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (11) 
    C87 C84 C88 C86 C91
 Queen's Gambit Declined (10) 
    D37 D30
 Queen's Indian (8) 
    E12 E17 E19 E15
 Orthodox Defense (8) 
    D52 D51 D50 D67 D63
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Przepiorka vs Ahues, 1927 0-1
   Ahues vs W Von Holzhausen, 1926 1-0
   Ahues vs Rubinstein, 1930 1-0
   Ahues vs L Engels, 1935 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Bad Nauheim (1936)
   Frankfurt (1930)
   Scarborough (1930)
   Liege (1930)
   Berlin (1926)
   San Remo (1930)
   Kecskemet (1927)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   San Remo 1930 by suenteus po 147
   Frankfurt 1930 by suenteus po 147
   Liege 1930 by suenteus po 147
   Bad Nauheim 1935 by suenteus po 147
   Bad Nauheim 1936 by suenteus po 147
   99_Berlin 1926 by whiteshark
   Bad Niendorf 1927 by suenteus po 147

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(born Dec-26-1883, died Dec-31-1968, 85 years old) Germany

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Carl Oscar Ahues was born in Bremen. He was Berlin champion in 1910 and German champion in 1929. Ahues was awarded the IM title in 1950 (at the age of 66). He was on the German Olympiad chess team in 1930, 1931, and 1936. His son, Herbert (born in 1922) became a Grandmaster for Chess Compositions. Ahues passed away in Hamburg in 1968.

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 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 261  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. H Caro vs Ahues  ½-½27 1908 BerlinC29 Vienna Gambit
2. Ahues vs P F Johner 1-033 1908 BerlinD08 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit
3. Ahues vs G Nyholm  1-057 1910 Hamburg Hauptturnier-AC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
4. Ahues vs M Kuerschner  1-028 1910 Hamburg Hauptturnier-AC11 French
5. S Rozental vs Ahues  0-125 1910 Hamburg Hauptturnier-AC49 Four Knights
6. E Busch vs Ahues  0-132 1910 Hamburg Hauptturnier-AD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
7. Rotlewi vs Ahues  1-043 1910 Hamburg Hauptturnier-AD02 Queen's Pawn Game
8. Ahues vs A Kaufmann  ½-½37 1911 Berlin-ViennaC49 Four Knights
9. Otokar Krulis Randa vs Ahues  ½-½24 1913 Berlin-PragueC77 Ruy Lopez
10. Ahues vs Otokar Krulis Randa  1-037 1913 Berlin-PragueC77 Ruy Lopez
11. R Kuehn vs Ahues  0-139 1920 Berlin op sfC00 French Defense
12. Ahues vs T Berg  1-020 1920 Berlin op sfC49 Four Knights
13. W Sust vs Ahues  0-129 1920 Berlin op sfC78 Ruy Lopez
14. G Oskam vs Ahues  0-129 1920 Berlin-Holland m TelegraphC30 King's Gambit Declined
15. Saemisch vs Ahues 1-027 1921 21. DSB KongressA47 Queen's Indian
16. Ahues vs B Gregory 1-018 1921 21. DSB KongressC66 Ruy Lopez
17. Ahues vs W John 0-124 1921 21. DSB KongressC11 French
18. G Schories vs Ahues 1-045 1921 21. DSB KongressC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
19. H Wagner vs Ahues  1-035 1921 21. DSB KongressC60 Ruy Lopez
20. Ahues vs A Brinckmann 1-021 1921 21. DSB KongressC48 Four Knights
21. A E Post vs Ahues  1-045 1921 21. DSB KongressC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
22. O Zander vs Ahues  ½-½35 1921 21. DSB KongressA47 Queen's Indian
23. Ahues vs Carls 0-124 1921 21. DSB KongressB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
24. Ahues vs P Krueger  1-041 1921 21. DSB KongressC77 Ruy Lopez
25. W Schlage vs Ahues  0-140 1921 21. DSB KongressC49 Four Knights
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  Benzol: Carl Oscar Ahues
Born 26th December 1883 in Bremen
Died 31st December 1968 in Hamburg
German champion in 1929 and awarded IM title in 1950.
Nov-06-05  lentil: he was awarded the IM title at the age of 66!
Nov-06-05  WTHarvey: Here is a collection of puzzles from Karl's games:
Jul-13-06  Rama: His puzzles over at harvey got me more interested in Ahues. I have gone over several of his games here recently, they are very enjoyable. He takes chances and gets good results.
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  syracrophy: <WTHarvey> Thanks for the link! Nice puzzles of him! :-) Here goes another puzzle of him that I really like (and doesn't appear on the page):

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White to play

Apr-14-07  wolfmaster: syracrophy, what's the solution?
Apr-15-07  BIDMONFA: Karl Ahues

AHUES, Carl Oscar

Aug-25-07  Minty: <lentil: he was awarded the IM title at the age of 66!>

The IM title didn't exist until he was 66.

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  whiteshark: Bio:

His son Herbert was born March 02, 1922 in Berlin. He composed some 3,500 chess studies/puzzles. Bio:

Aug-07-08  myschkin: . . .

Photo 1956 + 1958

"Das Blitzspiel mit ihm war wegen seiner witzigen Sprüche, geprägt von einem in seinen Berliner Jahren erlernten Humor (er kam eigentlich aus Bremen), ein besonderes Vergnügen."

(Dr. Karsten Müller )

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  An Englishman: Good Evening: I believe the solution to the puzzle is 1.Qxh7+,Kxh7; 2.Ng6+,Kg8; 3.Rh8+,Kf7; 4.Rf8+,Qxf8; 5.d6.
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  Pawn and Two: The above position, given by <syracrophy>, may be found in the book "Chess Gems - 1001 Combinations You Should Know", by Igor Sukhin. The position is from the game, Ahues - NN - Berlin, 1932.
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  Pawn and Two: The following position, with White to play, was given by Edward Winter in his book, "The Chess Omnibus".

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Winter stated that in "Schach" by H. Ranneforth (Leipzig, 1936) the players were indicated as Ahues - Wolf, while in Paul Troger's, "Danke Partner - fur Deinen Fehler!" (Stuttgart, 1989), the players were indicated as Ahues - Hans Muller, Berlin 1920.

White in an apparently hopeless position, played 1.Qxf6!. Black faced with the mating threats, 2.Qxg7+, or 1...gxf6 2.Rg3+, then resigned. Black had missed the beautiful winning move 1...Qg4!!

Jul-29-12  Karpova: Ahues beat Alfred Brinckmann in a match 1930 by the score of 5.5-2.5 (page 163 of the 1930 '(Neue) Wiener Schachzeitung').
Dec-26-12  Kikoman: One of the great chess master of Germany. Rest In Peace Karl Ahues.
Dec-26-12  thomastonk: <myschkin> Müller's quote suggests that he speaks based on own experience, but he was born almost two years after Ahues' death.

<> Why is his first name written "Karl"? Almost all other sources give "Carl", including his son.

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  Pawn and Two: It appears Ahues had a keen sense of humor. Note what happened in a game against Przepiorka, after Ahues played 23...Rxd2: Przepiorka vs Ahues, 1927. Read the 12/5/04 comment by <percyblakeney>.
Oct-31-13  Karpova: Berlin City Championship 1924 (Begin: February 15):

1-2. Ahues 5.5
1-2. Teichmann 5.5
3. Richter 5.0
4. Zander 4.5
5-6. Wegemund 4.0
5-6. Westphal 4.0
7. Dührsen 3.5
8-9. B Koen 2.0
8-9. W Koch 2.0

The players E Post, Pahl and Schlage withdrew from the tournament. Especually Post's withdrawal was criticised and some even demanded him to be excluded from all future <Verbandsturnieren> (a Berlin Chess Association may be meant with <Verband>).

From page 109 of the April 1924 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'

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  Nosnibor: In November 1952 the Berlin Chess Club celebrated it`s 75th anniversary since it was founded.A small tournament was run and these were the following scores:- 1=Ahues 4
1=Rellstab 4
3Dr.Taube 3.5
4-5=Brinkmann 3
4-5=Heemsoth 3
6 Kuppe 2.5
7 Carls 1.5
So a pretty good result for someone almost 70!
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  TheFocus: Rest in peace, Carl Ahues.
Apr-20-16  ozmikey: For any German speakers, a long and fascinating series of Ahues' reminiscences and stories can be found at the link below (it's the first page of ten). I get the feeling that he very much enjoyed his life in chess.

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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Carl Ahues.
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