|Dec-19-04|| ||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: http://www.wtharvey.com/ahue.html|
|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.|
|Oct-18-06|| ||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.
|Jul-09-08|| ||whiteshark: Bio: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_A...
His son Herbert was born March 02, 1922 in Berlin. He composed some 3,500 chess studies/puzzles. Bio: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herber...
|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 )
|Aug-07-08|| ||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.|
|Jan-07-10|| ||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.|
|Jan-07-10|| ||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.|
<chessgames.com> Why is his first name written "Karl"? Almost all other sources give "Carl", including his son.
|Dec-26-12|| ||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'
|Oct-31-13|| ||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:-
6 Kuppe 2.5
7 Carls 1.5
So a pretty good result for someone almost 70!
|Dec-31-15|| ||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.|