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Hans Mueller
H Mueller 
Number of games in database: 390
Years covered: 1918 to 1969

Overall record: +115 -117 =157 (49.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 1 exhibition game, blitz/rapid, odds game, etc. is excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Gambit Declined (18) 
    D30 D35 D37 D31 D38
 Queen's Pawn Game (18) 
    D02 A46 D04 E00 D05
 Orthodox Defense (16) 
    D51 D60 D50 D52 D58
 English (16) 
    A13 A15 A12 A14 A16
 English, 1 c4 e5 (13) 
    A22 A28 A25 A27 A24
 Queen's Indian (12) 
    E12 E19 E17 E16
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (30) 
    B30 B28 B72 B20 B80
 French Defense (26) 
    C11 C00 C12 C02 C07
 Nimzo Indian (25) 
    E34 E33 E23 E26 E32
 French (17) 
    C11 C00 C12
 Queen's Indian (15) 
    E17 E12 E16 E15
 Queen's Pawn Game (15) 
    A46 E00 A40 D04 D01
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Meesen vs H Mueller, 1928 0-1
   H Mueller vs Sauke, 1934 1-0
   H Mueller vs Duchamp, 1928 1-0
   A Brinckmann vs H Mueller, 1927 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Trebitsch Memorial (1933)
   Trebitsch Memorial (1927)
   Trebitsch Memorial 1934/35 (1934)
   Trebitsch Memorial (1935)
   Trebitsch Memorial 1937/38 (1937)
   Trebitsch Memorial (1932)
   Schlechter Memorial (1947)
   Bardejov (1926)
   Vienna (1928)
   Tatatovaros (1935)
   Trebitsch Memorial (1931)
   Györ (1924)
   German Championship (1939)
   Folkestone Olympiad (1933)
   non-FIDE Munich Olympiad (1936)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Bardejov 1926 International Tournament by jessicafischerqueen

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(born Dec-01-1896, died Feb-28-1971, 74 years old) Austria

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Hans Müller was an Austrian IM.

In 1927 tied for 1st with Albert Becker in Vienna. In 1929/30, he took 3rd in Vienna (13th Trebitsch), the event was won by Hans Kmoch and Rudolf Spielmann. he was 1st= with Ernst Gruenfeld at the Trebitsch Memorial 1933, 1st at Ebensee 1933. In 1934, he tied for 1st with Gilg in Klosterneuburg. In 1934, he took 3rd, behind Becker and Eliskases, in Linz. In the same year, he tied for 2nd-4th in Vienna (17th Trebitsch; Albert Becker won) and 1st at San Benedetto 1954.

He played for Austria in five Olympiads. In 1928, he played at third board at 2nd Chess Olympiad in The Hague (+5 –2 =9). In 1930, he played at second board at 3rd Chess Olympiad in Hamburg (+7 –5 =4). In 1933, he played at fourth board at 5th Chess Olympiad in Folkestone (+6 –1 =6). In 1935, he played at fourth board at 6th Chess Olympiad in Warsaw (+4 –2 =10). In 1936, he played at fourth board at unofficial Olympiad in Munich (+8 –2 =8). In 1950, he played at third board at 9th Chess Olympiad in Dubrovnik (+3 –4 =6). He won individual bronze medal at Folkestone 1933. In 1932, Hans Müller won the European Correspondence Chess Championship (IFSB) ahead of Eduard Dyckhoff. He was also the author of a number of chess books, notably one on Mikhail Botvinnik.

Wikipedia article: Hans Müller (chess player)

Last updated: 2022-03-13 22:10:30

 page 1 of 17; games 1-25 of 403  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. E Zimmer vs H Mueller 1-0151918BudapestC37 King's Gambit Accepted
2. H Mueller vs T Gruber 1-0301921ViennaA84 Dutch
3. Breyer vs H Mueller ½-½471921ViennaA45 Queen's Pawn Game
4. V Vukovic vs H Mueller  0-1381921ViennaE12 Queen's Indian
5. Tartakower vs H Mueller  ½-½291921ViennaB22 Sicilian, Alapin
6. H Mueller vs Euwe 0-1271921ViennaD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
7. J Krejcik vs H Mueller  1-0351921ViennaB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
8. S Gruber vs H Mueller  0-1431924GyorD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
9. H Mueller vs K Havasi  ½-½291924GyorD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
10. J A Seitz vs H Mueller  ½-½631924GyorC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
11. H Mueller vs L Steiner  1-0311924GyorD95 Grunfeld
12. H Mueller vs G Nagy  ½-½381924GyorD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
13. Maroczy vs H Mueller ½-½231924GyorB02 Alekhine's Defense
14. H Mueller vs D Przepiorka  ½-½261924GyorD13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
15. J Balogh vs H Mueller  1-0611924GyorA04 Reti Opening
16. H Mueller vs A Vajda  ½-½371924GyorD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
17. V Vukovic vs H Mueller  ½-½301924GyorE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
18. H Mueller vs G Exner  0-1361924GyorA53 Old Indian
19. E Steiner vs H Mueller  ½-½721924GyorC33 King's Gambit Accepted
20. H Mueller vs M Walter  1-0351924GyorD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
21. L Asztalos vs H Mueller  ½-½251924GyorC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
22. H Mueller vs Kostic  1-0321926Trencianske TepliceD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
23. H Mueller vs A Pokorny  ½-½191926Trencianske TepliceD21 Queen's Gambit Accepted
24. J Engel vs H Mueller  1-0461926Trencianske TepliceA46 Queen's Pawn Game
25. M Romi vs H Mueller  1-0361926HyeresB30 Sicilian
 page 1 of 17; games 1-25 of 403  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-25-08  DoctorD: In Lerne Kombinieren, Mueller posits that, based on a study of 8,000 games played in the first part of the 20th century, 82% were decided by tactical means.

An interesting comment in comparison to Teichmann's dictum, although what each means.....

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  GrahamClayton: Mueller was the champion of the IFSB in 1932-33, the predecessor to the ICCF.

Source: Tim Harding "64 Great Chess Games - Masterpieces of Postal and Email Chess", Chess Mail, 2002

Dec-01-08  brankat: R.I.P. Master Mueller.


Regarding the "tactics statistics" it would be interesting to compare the numbers to their counterparts of the first part of the 19th century :-)

Probably close to 100% decided via tactical means. Second half of the century considerably less, I'd assume, thanks to Steinitz and his followers.

I'd be interested to know how does the second half of the 20th century stack up.

Also, one has to keep in mind that to try to distinguish between the "tactical" and "positional/strategic" one often has to accept a borderline designation. Namely, it's hard to tell which aspect actually decided the outcome.

As integral parts of viewing and conducting the game, they go hand in hand, to compliment/supplement each other, but are discussed, studied...separately, for the purposes of Methodics.

Fascinating stuff, nonetheless.

Jun-23-09  Sem: Hans Müller was the author of a book on Botvinnik that must have been a joy to Soviet officials at the time, since he bent over backwards to please them.
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  GrahamClayton: The second half of this excerpt from a 1936 newsreel shows Mueller giving a 100 board simultaneous exhibition:

Sep-07-12  Karpova: Training Match against Bogoljubov (for his WC match) in 1934: +3 =5 -7

From page 141 of the 1934 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'

Oct-10-13  Karpova: Simul in Vienna on January 23, in the chess club "Donaustadt". The event ended after 2 1/2 hours and the score was +15 -1 =6.

From page 29 of the January 1925 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'

Oct-17-13  Karpova: Blitz Simul record on October 1, 1925 in the Cafe Hietzingerhof by playing 62 games in 3.5 hours. Result: +49 -6 =7

Source: Page 278 of the September 1925 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'

Apr-19-18  Whitehat1963: Mueller will snack on Cohen for a while, flip him like a the wrong side of the piece of toast that he soon will be, then puree and devour Orange Foolius for the main course.
May-19-18  Jean Defuse: ...

The 1938 Vienna championship began less than 2 months after the 'Anschluss' and was promoted as a National Socialist event. Hans Müller (r.) won ahead of Ernst Grünfeld (l.)



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