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Klaus Junge
K Junge 
Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.  
Number of games in database: 103
Years covered: 1938 to 1944

Overall record: +59 -18 =26 (69.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Orthodox Defense (6) 
    D50 D51 D55
 Nimzo Indian (5) 
    E34 E25 E47 E48 E20
With the Black pieces:
 Semi-Slav (12) 
    D44 D45 D49 D47 D48
 Sicilian (12) 
    B29 B85 B84 B32 B80
 Queen's Gambit Declined (9) 
    D31 D30 D39 D37
 Ruy Lopez (7) 
    C86 C96 C83 C91 C79
 Queen's Pawn Game (5) 
    D04 D02 A45 D00
 Sicilian Scheveningen (5) 
    B85 B84 B80
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   K Junge vs C Kottnauer, 1942 1-0
   H Lehmann vs K Junge, 1942 0-1
   W Mueller vs K Junge, 1942 0-1
   Alekhine vs K Junge, 1942 0-1
   K Junge vs W Sahlmann, 1944 1-0
   K Junge vs Bogoljubov, 1942 1-0
   Henning vs K Junge, 1940 0-1
   K Junge vs Stoltz, 1942 1-0
   W Sahlmann vs K Junge, 1941 0-1
   K Junge vs Teschner, 1942 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Duras 60 mem (1942)
   Salzburg (1942)
   Munich (1942)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   The Golden Boy by Gottschalk
   Junge and Breyer: Great Talents Cut Short by Runemaster
   Salzburg 1942 by JoseTigranTalFischer
   Salzburg 1942 by suenteus po 147
   99_2nd General Government (1941), Warsaw+Crakow by whiteshark
   BOTVINNIK OR JUNGE VARIATION ? by Breyannis Nektarios

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(born Jan-01-1924, died Apr-17-1945, 21 years old) Chile (federation/nationality Germany)

[what is this?]
Klaus Junge was born in Concepción (Chile) into a German Chilean family. His father Otto Junge was a strong chess player who won the Chilean Chess Championship in 1922. In 1928 the parents, together with their five sons, returned to Germany.

Klaus shared first place in the 1941 German Championship with Paul Felix Schmidt but lost the play-off. In 1942 at Prague he came 1st= (+7 =3 -1) with Alexander Alekhine, but at age 18, sadly, this was to be his last tournament. An officer in the German Army, he was killed in action on the 17th of April 1945 in Welle, three weeks before the Second World War ended.

Wikipedia article: Klaus Junge

 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 103  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Krause vs K Junge 0-1481938Bergedorf Nordmark-CD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
2. K Junge vs Meyer 1-0411939Stuttgart team chA84 Dutch
3. K Junge vs Ahrens 1-0241939Luebeck Nordmark-CE91 King's Indian
4. O Thiermann vs K Junge 0-1281939Stuttgart team chB29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
5. K Junge vs Wolf 1-0231939Stuttgart team chD08 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit
6. Braasch vs K Junge 0-1281939Luebeck Nordmark-CD02 Queen's Pawn Game
7. Unzicker vs K Junge 1-0501939Jugendschachwoche FuerstenwaldeC83 Ruy Lopez, Open
8. K Junge vs Pohl 1-0331940Hamburg ChampionshipD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
9. H Heinicke vs K Junge 0-1271940Club championship HSE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
10. Henning vs K Junge 0-1291940Hamburg Nordmark-ConD00 Queen's Pawn Game
11. W Springe vs K Junge 0-1241941Hamburg Nordmark-ConD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
12. K Roehlk vs K Junge  0-1421941Hamburg Nordmark-ConA07 King's Indian Attack
13. A Brinckmann vs K Junge 0-1191941Hamburg Nordmark-ConC56 Two Knights
14. W Sahlmann vs K Junge 0-1651941Hamburg ChampionshipB32 Sicilian
15. K Junge vs Gruenscheidt  1-0431941Hamburg ChampionshipA53 Old Indian
16. Tomrell vs K Junge  0-1331941Hamburg ChampionshipB29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
17. K Junge vs H Heinicke 1-0361941Hamburg Nordmark-ConD97 Grunfeld, Russian
18. K Junge vs H Heinicke 1-0581941Hamburg Nordmark-ConD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
19. K Junge vs K Breyde 1-0591941Hamburg ChampionshipD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
20. R Palme vs K Junge 0-1631941Bad Elster qual ch-GD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
21. F Herzog vs K Junge 0-1511941Bad Elster qual ch-GD48 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
22. K Junge vs C Normann 1-0471941Bad Elster qual ch-GD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
23. E Habermann vs K Junge  ½-½641941Bad Elster qual ch-GB23 Sicilian, Closed
24. M Bluemich vs K Junge 0-1501941Bad Elster qual ch-GB32 Sicilian
25. K Junge vs Saemisch ½-½411941Bad Elster qual ch-GE34 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation
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Oct-29-22  Baxer: MissScarlett. If you wish. Considering its often pointed out when people are Socialist.
Oct-29-22  Chessius the Messius: <Baxer>

Well, the nazis were a worker's party.

I remember the Volkswagen Beetle. A project that was created so that each German worker could afford a car.

However, none of the workers ever saw a single car, which is the basis of socialism: plenty of promises, but do rather nothing to accomplish them. On top of that it's a complete corruption of handling tax payers' money by the government. Whether they are so called "right wing" or "left wing". It's all the same: a cattle market.

No one ever asks for the body. It has nothing to do with a free market; it's literally a market of speculation. Little wonder. It's not their money.

Capitalism? If capitalism is directed from one (controlled) source, then it's simply called socialism.

This is ping pong socialism. Like it is a game. There is no left or right, only in the mind.

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  MissScarlett: Point to such a biography on <cg>.
Oct-29-22  Baxer: Chessius. I am so disappointed, yet not surprised. Another person who thinks they have 'figured it out' by pushing 'enlightened' Centrism.

I would like more clarification of what you mean by a 'Worker's Party'. I fear the worst.

Correct, the Volkswagen Beetle was created, along with Volkswagen itself, for that purpose. Of which 22 million were made and sold. Sounds like a few workers got to see them.

What is the basis of Socialism?

It's always satisfying when people remark that Socialist governments were corrupt yet get replaced by infinitely more corrupt institutions i.e. look at all of eastern Europe. But I guess the West can make themselves feel better in this regard by instead of calling it bribery just calling it lobbying. You can't be guilty of bribery when you codify it.

Might I ask how Centrism seeks or has historically ever sought to avoid the inadequacies of capitalism? I will answer for you, it hasn't, if you aren't against capitalism then - you are just a capitalist but somehow don't know it?

Just some food for thought for you. If you ever are scared of the concept of a planned economy. Might I ask you what corporations do? Buying competition, setting prices, buying politicians, etc. The number one organizations that despise the 'free market' are the corporations on top.

I have yet to read anywhere (that knows what it's talking about, that is.) that the definition of Socialism is when one controlled source. Especially since the result of Socialism is collective ownership so if anything it's spread far more but whatever.

What is ping-pong socialism? Please Clarify. Left and Right no longer exist? Please Clarify.

Oct-29-22  Baxer: MissScarlett. I should clarify I wasn't referring to Chessgames or its shoddy Biographies. I was referring to in general - whenever someone is Socialist its known, but when they are capitalist it is assumed unless proven otherwise.
Oct-29-22  Chessius the Messius: <Baxer>

Really, you should inform yourself better about the Volkswagen Beetle history.

Plan economy? You mean: weaponry.

Weaponry always comes first on the list of "economical needs". The rest is bonus.

Oct-29-22  Baxer: Chessius. I simply stated the number of Beetles produced during the years of Nazi Germany. Which also just so happens to be the dawn of Volkwagen too. I guess I'm just confused as to what you mean when none of the workers saw a single car when many were produced and sold.

With regards to the rest of your vague and hard to actually grasp comments. What do you mean?

Oct-29-22  Chessius the Messius: PS it's a fact that no matter the color of regime, or what country, after WWII, weaponry was the first thing people went voting for.

Simply because that is their nr1 business policy when it comes to tax payer's money haha.

There's no way to deny my statement. People vote because they fear something. But maybe NATO just exists because it exists. At random. Who knows.

The mean reason of your voter's existence is your fear and how to manage that fear. If there is nothing to fear, the government would soon run out of business= lose total control over managing your fears.

So yeah, it's all business as usual :)

Clip&clear, the Matrix only exists in the mind, after all.

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  MissScarlett: <MissScarlett. I should clarify I wasn't referring to Chessgames or its shoddy Biographies>

Are you interested in improving all of <cg>'s biographies or just one? Since, it seems, Nazism is merely a subset of Capitalism, why draw attention to Junge's alleged Nazism and not his Capitalism?

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  MissScarlett: From the bio: <In 1942 at Prague he came 1st= (+7 =3 -1) with Alexander Alekhine, but at age 18, sadly, this was to be his last tournament.>

Should <sadly> be removed? Should it be replaced by <happily>?

Oct-29-22  Chessius the Messius: --

Hitler set up the state-owned Volkswagen company before the war in Nazi Germany under the umbrella of the DAF, the Deutsche Arbeitsfront (German Labour Front). The DAF ran the Kraft durch Freude (KdF – “Strength Through Joy”) program, designed to bridge the divide between classes and promote National Socialism to the masses, and so the car was named after this – the KdF-Wagen (literally – the “KdF Car”).

Source: the collector

A savings scheme was set up by the DAF, which had invested heavily to produce the car, whereby people gradually put in enough money to have a car delivered, and then finish paying it off.

Many, many German families invested in the scheme. Nobody, not one family, ever received a Volkswagen. Some investors did receive some money back in the 60's (from memory), but most simply lost their investment.

Source: Quora (edit: I picked this one, because it briefly states what other sources also state, it's "common knowledge")


Two excerpts of the "production":

Volkswagen had only just started small scale production, building about 210 Beetles, when civilian production was halted at the start of the war.

- A handful of KdF-Wagen were produced, primarily for the Nazi elite, from 1941 to 1944, as the Typ 60. 

Source: wiki

Oct-29-22  nok: <In 1942 at Prague he came 1st= (+7 =3 -1) with <fellow Nazi> Alexander Alekhine...>

Here, doubly informative.

Oct-29-22  Baxer: MissScarlett. I don't mind pointing out discrepancies but the answer would likely be no, I wouldn't want to edit all these biographies.

You are correct Nazism is a result/subset of Capitalism. I believe calling out Nazism and Capitalism are the same thing for the reason just stated. But I am more than willing to call him out for being a Capitalist specifically too if you wish MissScarlett.

Yeah, I wouldn't mind it being replaced with happily. But I understand/I presume the sadly is supposed to be in relation to the premature ending of his Chess career. But again, I wouldn't complain about the change in the text as you suggested.


Thank you for enlightening me on the divine knowledge that every country has a military and therefore needs weaponry. Good to know. I think it's very understandable to have that need, especially after WWII. However in particular countries that did not take precedence over the reconstruction of the civilian infrastructure etc. such as the USSR.

I assume you use the term they/their in reference to Governments in general. I also assume you know that weaponry isn't very profitable, war is, or more to the point - bombing your competition is. However, your statement is definitely very deniable hence why I am doing so now.

NATO is an expansionist military organization created solely to isolate and fight against Communism and spread US hegemony over the globe. Something it's been rather successful at - spreading 'liberal democracy' no matter how many people they have to kill to do it. They didn't come into existence on a whim.

I am also confused about your stance regarding people voting purely because they fear something. Fear what exactly?

I assume your view that the government purely exists to exploit fear is a Libertarian one, also one not entirely grounded in reality, like many Libertarians are. Could you clarify and elaborate on these fear remarks?

Is your solution to all this 'Matrix' stuff to run into the woods and eat berries? If so, feel free to do so right now. No one will stop you. Unless it's private property of course!!

Regarding Volkswagen's Beetle, it's Very interesting to know. No doubt you know more about this than me. I think there is a very important moral to this story. Nazis were (say it with me kids) Bad!

However, my question remains. What's your point exactly?

Oct-29-22  ZoboBear 000000001: The <Sturm und Drang> has evolved far beyond the confines of just one chess player - be he rapid Nazi or not.

Much of this discussion would be better hosted over on <Rogoff> at this point.

Oct-29-22  Baxer: ZoboBear. Don't get mad at Kibitzer's Kibitzing.
Oct-29-22  ZoboBear 000000001: I'm not mad, but it really have gone far afield from Junge himself.

(And <Rogoff> is tailor-made for these wide ranging discussions.)

Oct-29-22  Baxer: ZoboBear. I'm enjoying it. It has become larger than Klaus Junge, true, but has it really gone further? Once again, he is a representative of many organizations and ideas. I like to think of it in such a way.
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  perfidious: <zed....Much of this discussion would be better hosted over on <Rogoff> at this point.>

The question of whether Junge was, or was not, a Nazi, and to what degree, could probably have been established in the 1940s; but now it is all but irresoluble.

In any case, there is Junge's chess; even the likes of Hans Frank, who was very clearly a war criminal whose actions richly merited his death on the gallows, has a place here. Keres? Alekhine?

In short, I agree with the cite from <zed>: this has got well beyond the bounds of Junge himself and his chess, and the discussion of the utterly repellent Nazism is best shifted to the Rogovian miasma.

Oct-29-22  ZoboBear 000000001: OK, let's start with the admission that I can't force the discussion over <Rogoff>.

But I do have one question about Junge and Nazism.

Is it possible to confirm or not if he was an actual member of the NSDAP?

I know microfilm exists of the enrollment records, but I haven't found any online access. Does anybody know how to actually research such a question?


Oct-29-22  Baxer: ZoboBear. I'm unsure. It's not written anywhere I have looked, only that his Father Otto Junge was a member since 1932. If it's not relatively easy information to get, I won't be of much use.
Oct-29-22  ZoboBear 000000001: I've even looked at now "well known" fact that his father was a member.

The only reference I've found is a link to a now defunct webpage.

Surely this information must be online somewhere, but I've yet to find a source.


Oct-29-22  ZoboBear 000000001: (Oops, another Freudian slip - it's <rabid Nazi>, not <rapid Nazi> above. (Must have chess on the brain!))
Oct-29-22  nok: <And <Rogoff> is tailor-made for these wide ranging discussions.>

There's an idiot spamming that page so people hesitate to go there.

Oct-29-22  ZoboBear 000000001: <<nok> There's an idiot spamming that page so people hesitate to go there.>

Nothing a sprinkling of <ignore-list> magic dust can't cure.

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  perfidious: <zed: <nok> There's an idiot spamming that page so people hesitate to go there.>

Nothing a sprinkling of <ignore-list> magic dust can't cure.>

That particular cure for <lice> and <kudzu> has long since, dare I say it, been liberally applied from this quarter.

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