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Victor Winz
Number of games in database: 42
Years covered: 1935 to 1941
Overall record: +9 -24 =9 (32.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Aug-31-1906, 113 years old) Germany

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Wikipedia article: Victor Winz

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 42  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Napolitano vs V Winz 0-1321935OlympiadA44 Old Benoni Defense
2. B Kostic vs V Winz  1-0381935OlympiadC55 Two Knights Defense
3. J Enevoldsen vs V Winz 1-0431935OlympiadA44 Old Benoni Defense
4. V Winz vs R Krogius  ½-½321935OlympiadC02 French, Advance
5. V Winz vs I Vistaneckis  1-0391935OlympiadD00 Queen's Pawn Game
6. V Winz vs I Pleci  0-1441935OlympiadD00 Queen's Pawn Game
7. V Winz vs Golombek  0-1371935OlympiadA45 Queen's Pawn Game
8. Pelikan vs V Winz 1-0191935OlympiadB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
9. V Winz vs G Danielsson 0-1211935OlympiadB03 Alekhine's Defense
10. V Winz vs M Czerniak 0-1411939First Lasker Chess Club ChampionshipD70 Neo-Grunfeld Defense
11. V Winz vs P F Schmidt  ½-½511939Buenos Aires ol (Men) prel-DD39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
12. V Winz vs M Aleman Dovo  0-1951939Buenos Aires ol (Men) prel-DA45 Queen's Pawn Game
13. Sverre Rebnord vs V Winz  0-1331939Buenos Aires ol (Men) prel-DC10 French
14. J L Asturias vs V Winz  ½-½481939Buenos Aires ol (Men) prel-DD04 Queen's Pawn Game
15. C Poulsen vs V Winz  1-0301939Buenos Aires ol (Men) fin-AC10 French
16. R B Estera vs V Winz  0-1411939Buenos Aires ol (Men) fin-AD04 Queen's Pawn Game
17. J Salas Romo vs V Winz  1-0411939Buenos Aires ol (Men) fin-AD40 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
18. J de Souza Mendes vs V Winz  0-1371939Buenos Aires ol (Men) fin-AD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
19. V Winz vs G Danielsson  ½-½431939Buenos Aires ol (Men) fin-AA40 Queen's Pawn Game
20. Prins vs V Winz  ½-½641939Buenos Aires ol (Men) fin-AD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
21. P F Schmidt vs V Winz  ½-½371939Buenos Aires ol (Men) fin-AD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
22. M Luckis vs V Winz  1-0661939Buenos Aires ol (Men) fin-AD41 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
23. Foltys vs V Winz  1-0551939Buenos Aires ol (Men) fin-AD58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst
24. M Feigin vs V Winz  1-0551939Buenos Aires ol (Men) fin-AD40 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
25. V Winz vs V Kahn  1-0901939Buenos Aires ol (Men) fin-AD61 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
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May-26-05  soberknight: A synonymous name!
May-26-05  cuendillar: Judging from his result, the answer is no.
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  whiteshark: Here is a picture of <Victor Winz> amid the Palestine 1939 Olympiad team:

Zelman Kleinstein, Meir Rauch, Heinz Foerder (Yosef Porat), Moshe Czerniak, Salome Reischer, Victor Winz

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  OhioChessFan: Of course.
Jun-03-12  Jim Bartle: A great find!
Jun-03-12  solskytz: I saw some of his games. He was a much better, more insightful and creative player than the statistic above indicates.
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  mike1: Another Picture of Winz is in the German article about Kurt Richter showing both of them playing a game during the West-Berlin championships of 1957. This is supposed to be Winz last recorded tournament as well. Link:
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  whiteshark: Addidional to the English wiki the Russian one says:

<The son of a journalist and publisher Leo (Leyba) Vints (1876-1952), a native of Glukhov , a member of a number of periodicals of the Zionist orientation in Hebrew and German , publisher of the journal "Ost und West". He studied at the unorthodox Jewish boarding school in Halberstadt .>

and a bit vague

<In the 1960s he stopped participating in competitions. [5] The last few years he lived in Nice , he died in the 1970s.>

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  whiteshark: On the publication <Ost und West> :

Complete digitalisied issues: http://sammlungen.ub.uni-frankfurt....

Iirc Lasker maintained the chess column in this Zionist magazine before the First World War.

Apr-18-18  hemy: "BACK TO GAS CHAMBER?"

BERLIN, (JTA ) A West German businessman was given a three-month suspended sentence this week after being found guilty of making anti-Semitic remarks during a chess tournament in a Berlin cafe in June 1960. The businessman, Karl Doernte, 64, was convicted on charges of having told Viktor Winz, a Jew, "The air is polluted in here. Why don't you get back to the gas chamber?"

The Chicago newspaper "The Sentinel", March 15, 1962, page 14.

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  whiteshark: <hemy> That really is the limit!

I see that Viktor Winz is mentioned in a virtual tour <Berlin 1960> in the book <Berliner Schachlegenden> written by Michael Dombrowsky (starting on page 11)

Sources: --> p.6

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  Tabanus: is a book about Wins, in Spanish. Published by Alianza Editorial, Madrid 2009.
Apr-18-18  hemy: Viktor Winz on the picture of participants of tournament Mar Del Plata 1941. Page 23 of the book "Torneo Internacional de ajedrez", Luis Palau, 1941.

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  Tabanus: The foreword (or part of) after Google translate:

<Who is Victor Winz really? The narrator, an university professor of Hispanic literature and a novelist, passionate about chess and, for some time now, running marathons, tries to reconstruct the uncertain history of this German Jew, also a chess player, whom he met in Nice in the seventies, establishing with him, especially after his death, a strange master-disciple relationship. Chess thus becomes the guiding thread of their own trajectories, marked by a unique, insistent and paradoxical question: how to learn not to play chess? The attempt to reconstruct the fuzzy past of his master leads the narrator to Berlin, Tel Aviv and Buenos Aires. To do this, in a Buenos Aires dream atmosphere, he will obtain the ghostly help of the Polish writer Witoldo Gombrowicz, who met Winz at the beginning of his Buenos Aires exile in 1939, and of a Uruguayan witch named Cesaira. His inquiries will take him, surprisingly, to the mysterious murders of four Nazi refugees in Argentina during Peronism, with whom Winz's life seems to intertwine. But tracking down someone may be nothing more than a barely concealed form of tracking himself. Reason why the narrator will be doomed, progressively, to remember those years of his childhood, in which he lived with a German businessman whose father was the driver, whose past refers to a postwar Barcelona where some Nazis also found, first joyous welcome, then protection and refuge. Turning your back is an exciting and intelligent novel, sarcastic at times, as perfectly measured as a grandmaster game of chess. His surprising plot unbalances the reader and leaves him breathless from the first line until the end of that initiatory journey in search of Winz, in which Bonells boasts an unusually rich, agile and fluid prose.> and Certainly an interesting book, if only it was in English.

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  OhioChessFan: <VICTOR WINZ
(born Aug-31-1906, 112 years old) Germany >

I wonder if that winz the oldest player in the database contest.

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