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Paul Michel
Number of games in database: 172
Years covered: 1935 to 1952

Overall record: +60 -31 =81 (58.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (26) 
    C91 C71 C73 C80 C61
 Sicilian (25) 
    B73 B83 B74 B45 B40
 Caro-Kann (14) 
    B18 B10 B15 B12 B17
 French Defense (12) 
    C15 C14 C17 C11
 French Winawer (8) 
    C15 C17
 Sicilian Dragon (8) 
    B73 B74 B70
With the Black pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (14) 
    D02 D00 D05 D04
 Tarrasch Defense (12) 
    D34 D32 D33
 Reti System (6) 
    A06 A04
 Queen's Gambit Declined (6) 
 Orthodox Defense (6) 
    D50 D55 D56 D64
 Ruy Lopez (6) 
    C67 C77 C83 C68 C80
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   P Michel vs J Traian Iliesco, 1943 1-0
   J Lynch vs P Michel, 1945 0-1
   E R Lundin vs P Michel, 1939 0-1
   Foltys vs P Michel, 1939 0-1
   P Michel vs H Rossetto, 1947 1-0
   L Schmitt vs P Michel, 1937 0-1

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   5th German Championship - Bad Oeynhausen 1938 by Pawn and Two

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(born Dec-27-1905, died Sep-14-1977, 71 years old) Germany (federation/nationality Argentina)

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Paul (Pablo) Michel was awarded the IM title in 1956. He was 2nd= in the German Championships of 1935 (at Aachen) and 1938 (at Oeynhausen) and was a member of the German Olympiad team of 1939. Like many, he stayed in Argentina after the Second World War and finished 3rd= with Alberic O'Kelly de Galway after Miguel Najdorf and Gideon Stahlberg at Mar del Plata 1948 and 1st at Rosario 1949 ahead of Moshe Czerniak and Arturo Pomar Salamanca.

Wikipedia article: Paul Michel (chess player)

Last updated: 2017-11-27 13:23:33

 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 172  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. P Michel vs W Schoenmann  1-0311935GER-chC73 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
2. P Michel vs Saemisch  0-1311935Bad SaarowB83 Sicilian
3. E Anglares vs P Michel  0-1361936Munich OlympiadD40 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
4. P Michel vs H Max  1-0281936Munich OlympiadB32 Sicilian
5. P Michel vs E Breider  1-0351936Munich OlympiadC83 Ruy Lopez, Open
6. C Raina vs P Michel  0-1301936Munich OlympiadD02 Queen's Pawn Game
7. P Michel vs J Petersen  1-0361936Munich OlympiadC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
8. P Michel vs Simon Rubinstein  1-0441936Trebitsch Memorial 19thB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
9. P Michel vs A Donegan 1-0431936Trebitsch Memorial 19thB40 Sicilian
10. P Michel vs Rellstab  ½-½381937Bad ElsterC14 French, Classical
11. P Michel vs M Bluemich  1-0691937Bad ElsterB29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
12. Pelikan vs P Michel ½-½801937Bad ElsterA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
13. Bogoljubov vs P Michel ½-½491937Bad ElsterD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
14. P Michel vs Saemisch  1-0181937Bad ElsterC71 Ruy Lopez
15. W Grosser vs P Michel 1-0311937Bad ElsterD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
16. P Michel vs H Ullrich  1-0271937Bad ElsterB32 Sicilian
17. P Michel vs K Richter  ½-½391937Bad ElsterC40 King's Knight Opening
18. P Michel vs L Engels  ½-½381937Bad SaarowC71 Ruy Lopez
19. W Kuppe vs P Michel 1-0831937Bad SaarowC83 Ruy Lopez, Open
20. P Michel vs K Makarczyk ½-½741937Bad SaarowC82 Ruy Lopez, Open
21. P Weichert vs P Michel  0-1361937Bad SaarowD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
22. P Michel vs W Ernst  1-0441937Bad SaarowB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
23. Czaya vs P Michel  1-0611937Bad SaarowC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
24. P Michel vs K Richter  ½-½491937Bad SaarowB10 Caro-Kann
25. R Duehrssen vs P Michel  0-1491937Bad SaarowC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
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Nov-14-04  yoozum: i think lostemperor was joking.
Nov-14-04  Knight13: Yoozum, I agree that he was joking too. There are no players that have ever past Garry Kapsparov.
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  lostemperor: I have also looked if there is a player called <Beer> in the book but there was no mention of one. I think he was a lousy player.
Nov-20-04  Knight13: Here's one of my favorite games of Paul Michel: Najdorf vs P Michel, 1945.
Dec-17-04  Knight13: I haven't come back for a while here so I decided to celebrate my 2400th kibitzing right here.
Dec-25-04  Knight13: I am celebrating my 2500th kibitzing right here with a happy Christmas!
May-17-05  MUG: Hey <Knight13>, why the unhealthy obsession with P Michel?!?
Jun-15-05  Knight13: Hey. Don't think I forgot about this guy! I still watch his games.

<MUG> I do not know. :p ;)

Jun-15-05  aw1988: <MUG> He's bloody nuts.
Jun-15-05  mynameisrandy: OK, I think I have it figured out.

Knight13 is an escaped lab mouse. His avatar is actually a picture of his mom. (He loves him mom)

At the lab he was part of a conditioning experiment. Everytime they showed him a P Michel game, they triggered his brain to release a dose of dopamine. Eventually, just being shown a P Michel game would automatically cause his brain to release dopamine on its own.

This led to abuse. All he cared about whilst in the throes of addiction was viewing P Michel games. He consumed every available P Michel game even though he had no one else interested in joining in. He was P Micheling alone.

Luckily, the addiction has subsided and he now only occasional enjoys P Michel, like on special occasions. It would be most advisable for him to quit entirely, but controlled use is possible. Just be careful with that habit, kid.

Jun-15-05  aw1988: How do you explain his erratic behavior to every other page?
Jun-15-05  mynameisrandy: Pixy sticks.
Jun-15-05  aw1988: Ah. You must have passed all your subjects with ease.
Jul-06-05  Knight13: Dang man this guy's gonna be 100 years old on November 27, 2005! I hope he make it!
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  Benzol: I hope the Coppers don't find all those pictures of Paul Michel <Knight13> has plastered all over his bedroom wall.


Nov-30-05  Knight13: Wow wow wow! I forgot to give him a happy birthday on his 100th year of living! YEAH! PARTY STARTED! 100 year-old Paul Michel! Wooo hoooo!

(I hope the biography above is accurate since if he's dead then this post is embarrasing.)

Jan-01-06  MarkN: you dont find it embarrassing anyway?
Mar-11-06  Knight13: <MarkN> Nope. I don't find it embarrasing.

Sep-17-06  percyblakeney: According to Adrianus D De Groot, member of the Dutch team in the 1939 Olympiad

<the German player Michel was the only member of his team that was not pro-nazi and [---] he was pestered by his teammates because of that>

The German team included Eliskases, and Hans Ree writes that the players didn't stay in Argentina because they were against the politics of Hitler (except in Michel's case), but because the return trip was considered too dangerous. Even if it's hard to know if that was the real reason (or if de Groot remembered correctly)...

Oct-09-06  Knight13: To remind me of my past,

I celebrate my 6000th post right here!

Oct-23-06  sneaky pete: Paul Michel died in 1977. His year of birth is given elsewhere as 1906. In Argentina (La Plata) he worked in the "health industry" (im Gesundheitswesen).

Attention <Knight13>, here's a late Michel game:

Clubmatch "Estudiantes" La Plata vs Villa Martelli
Buenos Aires 1963
White Rey
Black Michel
1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 d5 3.e3 e6 4.Bd3 c5 5.c3 Nc6 6.0-0 Be7 7.Nbd2 0-0 8.Qe2 Qc7 9.dxc5 Bxc5 10.e4 Ng4 11.h3 Nge5 12.Nxe5 Nxe5 13.Bc2 b6 14.Nf3? Ba6! 15.Qd1 Bxf1 16.Kxf1 Nxf3 17.Qxf3 d4 18.Bd2 dxc3 19.Bxc3 Bb4 20.Bxb4 Qc4+ 21.Kg1 Qxb4 22.Bb3 Rfd8 23.Rc1 Rac8 24.Rf1 Rd2 25.Qg4 Qb5 26.g3 Qe5 0-1

After 15.Qxa6 Nxf3+ 16.gxf3 Qg3+ 17.Kh1 Qxh3+ 18.Kg1 Qg3+ 19.Kh1 Qxf3+ 20.Kg1 dxe4 threat ..Qg3+ ..Qh3+ ..Bd6 (Michel).

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  whiteshark: More details of his bio:

further click on <German-Argentine chess master> link required.

Nov-18-07  BIDMONFA: Paul Michel


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  whiteshark: Bio:
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  Tabanus: Pablo Michel is same player.

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