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Jindrich Engel
Number of games in database: 14
Years covered: 1926 to 1936
Overall record: +0 -9 =5 (17.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Mar-21-1897, died May-04-1953, 56 years old) Czech Republic

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 page 1 of 1; 14 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Gilg vs J Engel  1-0311926Trencianske TepliceE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
2. Saemisch vs J Engel 1-0251928BrnoE24 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
3. J Engel vs Marshall  0-1241928BrnoD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
4. A Teller vs J Engel  ½-½521928BrnoA40 Queen's Pawn Game
5. J Engel vs E Eliskases  0-1521930Stubnianske TepliceA47 Queen's Indian
6. Gilg vs J Engel 1-0331930Stubnanske TepliceC41 Philidor Defense
7. Flohr vs J Engel  1-0401932Bad SliacA31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
8. K Treybal vs J Engel 1-0341932Bad SliacB12 Caro-Kann Defense
9. D May vs J Engel  ½-½361932Bad SliacB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
10. J Engel vs Vidmar  0-1611932Bad SliacD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. Bogoljubov vs J Engel  1-0231932Bad SliacD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
12. J Engel vs Spielmann  ½-½521932Bad SliacD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
13. J Engel vs Gilg  ½-½441936UJCS-14.KongressD41 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
14. D May vs J Engel  ½-½301936UJCS-14.KongressD67 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line
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Jul-10-14  zanzibar: Original Czech bio from

<Engel Jindřich, Ing., nar. 21.3.1897, zemřel 4.5.1953. Maďar ze Slovenska. V prvých počátcích hrál podstatnou roli v šachovém ruchu Brna po roce 1919, kde tehdy studoval. Byl členem Spolku českých šachistů a v přeboru Brna 1921 byl druhý za mistrem Tellerem, předstihl však tehdy známé autority Pernu, Haidu a Bracha. V Třebíči 1922 dobyl titulu mistra Brněnské župy ÚJČŠ a také na sjezdu v Brně 1924 zvítězil v ještě těžší konkurenci před Haidou, Tellerem, Molischem a Pokorným, čímž zakončil své brněnské působení. Na mistrovství republiky v Bratislavě 1925 byl 2. za velmistrem Richardem Rétim. Za to mu byl udělen titul mistra ÚJČŠ (1925). Na výstavním turnaji ve Znojmě 1927 se dělil o 2. místo s Bergerem za vítězným Opočenským. Po přesídlení na Slovensko jeho šachová činnost ustupuje do pozadí, absolvoval však ještě 4 mezinárodní turnaje (Trenčianské Teplice 1926 a 1928, Brno 1928 a Štubnianske Teplice 1930) i první mistrovství Slovenska r. 1935. Po roce 1945 vyvinul ve svém působišti – Banské Bystrici – velkou aktivitu, která přesáhla rámec regionu.>

Jul-10-14  zanzibar: And the google translation of the same:

<Henry Engel, Ing., B. March 21, 1897, died 04/05/1953. Hungarians from Slovakia. In the first beginnings played a significant role in the chess tourism Brno after 1919, where he was studying. He was a member of the Association of Czech chess championship in Brno and 1921 he was runner-up to champion Teller, however, had overtaken known authority Pern, Haidu and Bracha. In 1922 Trebic conquered Champion Brno county ÚJČŠ and the congress in Brno in 1924 he won the competition even harder before the Haida, Teller, Molischem and humble, which concluded its work in Brno. At the national championships in Bratislava 1925 was the second for Grandmaster Richard Reti. For this he was awarded the degree of Master ÚJČŠ (1925). The exhibition tournament in Znojmo 1927, tied for second place with Berger winning Opočenským. After moving to Slovakia's chess activity recedes into the background, but still attended four international tournaments (Trenčianské Teplice in 1926 and 1928, Brno Štubnianske Teplice in 1928 and 1930), the first championship of Slovakia 1935. Developed after 1945 in his workplace - Banska Bystrica - great activity that exceeded the scope of the region.>

So, Hungarian ethnicity from Slovakia, prominent in Brno during the early days of the Czech republic.

Exact DOD: May 4, 1953

Ing = Engineer as profession?

ÚJČŠ = Ústřední Jednoty Československých Šachistů = Central Union of Czechoslovakian Chess Players

I think Engel finished 2nd to Reti at Bratislava rather than serving as his second. Complete info on that tournament is, however, hard to find.

Finally, apparently that bio info itself came from an upcoming Brno ChessPlayer Crossword Puzzle Dictionary (!?):

<Z chystaného „Slovníku brněnských šachistů“ nabízíme heslo o II. vítězi:>

Jul-10-14  zanzibar: It looks like <MillBase> has all 13 of his games from Bad Sliac's 14-player RR (with some rather big names - Engel finishing last(?)).

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