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Carl Ahues
C Ahues 
Munich Ol 1936 tournament book.  

Number of games in database: 285
Years covered: 1908 to 1949
Overall record: +110 -68 =107 (57.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (31) 
    A45 D00 D05 E10 E00
 Ruy Lopez (19) 
    C77 C84 C83 C75 C91
 Semi-Slav (12) 
    D45 D48 D46 D43 D44
 Sicilian (9) 
    B74 B73 B30 B80 B40
 Queen's Gambit Declined (8) 
    D30 D37 D35
 Queen's Indian (7) 
    E14 E12
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (27) 
    C77 C84 C79 C87 C86
 Queen's Pawn Game (16) 
    A46 D00 D05 A40 D01
 Queen's Gambit Declined (12) 
    D37 D30
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (11) 
    C84 C87 C86 C91
 Nimzo Indian (10) 
    E24 E38 E40 E32 E42
 English (9) 
    A13 A18 A16 A14 A17
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   D Przepiorka vs Ahues, 1927 0-1
   Ahues vs W Von Holzhausen, 1926 1-0
   Bogoljubov vs Ahues, 1930 0-1
   Colle vs Ahues, 1930 0-1
   Ahues vs Rubinstein, 1930 1-0
   Ahues vs P Trifunovic, 1936 1/2-1/2
   Ahues vs L Engels, 1935 1/2-1/2
   Ahues vs Keres, 1936 1/2-1/2
   Ahues vs Rubinstein, 1930 1/2-1/2
   Ahues vs M Monticelli, 1930 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Bad Harzburg (1946)
   Liege (1930)
   Frankfurt (1930)
   Scarborough (1930)
   25. DSB Kongress (1927)
   Berlin (1926)
   Bad Nauheim (1935)
   27th German Chess Federation Congress (1931)
   Kecskemet (1927)
   San Remo (1930)
   Berlin Cafe Koenig (1928)
   Lueneburg (1947)
   Hamburg Olympiad (1930)
   non-FIDE Munich Olympiad (1936)
   Prague Olympiad (1931)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   San Remo 1930 by Sergio X Garcia
   San Remo 1930 by JoseTigranTalFischer
   San Remo 1930 by suenteus po 147
   99_25. DSB Kongress (1927), Magdeburg by whiteshark
   Liege 1930 by suenteus po 147
   Frankfurt 1930 by suenteus po 147
   Bad Nauheim 1935 by suenteus po 147
   Bad Nauheim 1936 by suenteus po 147
   Bad Nauheim 1935 by Pawn and Two
   99_Berlin 1926 by whiteshark

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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. He won Bad Harzburg (1946).

His son Herbert (1922-2015) was a Grandmaster for Chess Compositions, composing more than 4000 chess problems.

Ahues passed away in Hamburg in 1968.

Wikipedia article: Carl Ahues

Last updated: 2023-03-11 00:12:52

 page 1 of 12; games 1-25 of 289  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. C Ahues vs P Johner 1-0331908BerlinD08 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit
2. H Caro vs C Ahues  ½-½271908BerlinC29 Vienna Gambit
3. E Busch vs C Ahues  0-1321910Hauptturnier-AD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
4. C Ahues vs M Kuerschner  1-0281910Hauptturnier-AC11 French
5. C Ahues vs G Nyholm  1-0571910Hauptturnier-AC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
6. S Rozental vs C Ahues  0-1251910Hauptturnier-AC49 Four Knights
7. Rotlewi vs C Ahues  1-0431910Hauptturnier-AD02 Queen's Pawn Game
8. C Ahues vs A Kaufmann  ½-½371911Berlin-ViennaC49 Four Knights
9. O Krulis-Randa vs C Ahues  ½-½241913Berlin-PragueC77 Ruy Lopez
10. C Ahues vs O Krulis-Randa  1-0371913Berlin-PragueC77 Ruy Lopez
11. W Sust vs C Ahues  0-1291920Berlin op sfC78 Ruy Lopez
12. R Kuehn vs C Ahues  0-1391920Berlin op sfC00 French Defense
13. C Ahues vs T Bergs  1-0201920Berlin op sfC49 Four Knights
14. G Oskam vs C Ahues  0-1291920Berlin-ScheveningenC30 King's Gambit Declined
15. Saemisch vs C Ahues 1-027192121. DSB KongressA47 Queen's Indian
16. C Ahues vs W John 0-124192121. DSB KongressC11 French
17. E Post vs C Ahues  1-045192121. DSB KongressC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
18. H Wagner vs C Ahues  1-035192121. DSB KongressC60 Ruy Lopez
19. C Ahues vs C Carls 0-124192121. DSB KongressB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
20. W Schlage vs C Ahues  0-140192121. DSB KongressC49 Four Knights
21. C Ahues vs B Gregory 1-018192121. DSB KongressC66 Ruy Lopez
22. G Schories vs C Ahues 1-045192121. DSB KongressC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
23. C Ahues vs A Brinckmann 1-021192121. DSB KongressC48 Four Knights
24. O Zander vs C Ahues  ½-½35192121. DSB KongressA47 Queen's Indian
25. C Ahues vs P Krueger  1-041192121. DSB KongressC77 Ruy Lopez
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  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.
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:

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'

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:- 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!
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.

Dec-26-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Carl Ahues.
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  Fusilli: How do you pronounce his last name?
Apr-22-20  Olavi: If I remember correctly, the Ahues family traces itself back to the Huguenots, so treat it as a French name.
Mar-18-22  FM David H. Levin: <Nosnibor:> The Berlin 1952 scores you posted seem to have an extra half-point on the plus side. Was the event scored differently from a conventional seven-player round robin?
Mar-18-22  Alan McGowan: The event referred to by <Nosnibor> in 2013, and commented on by <FM David H. Levin> was played in Bremen, not Berlin. It celebrated 75 years of the Bremer Schachgesellschaft.

The scores given by <Nosnibor> are correct. Ahues defeated Dr Taube, Kuppe and Carls, drew with Rellstab and Brinckmann, and lost to Heemsoth. (Deutsche Schachzeitung, January 1953, p85.)

Mar-18-22  Z free or die: Yes, <Alan M> is correct on the tournament data (I used Di Felice, who used DSZ), with the small exception that <Nosibor>'s first post has a slight error:

<7 Carls 1.5> is wrong

<7 Carl 1> is correct.

This explains the discrepancy <FM DHL> saw, as the total points should match the total games - which is 21 for a 7-player RR. [(n)(n-1)/2]

Always good to have a xtab for checking; too bad <CG>'s formatting prohibits us copying plaintext verbatim style.

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