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Heinrich Wagner
H Wagner 
Number of games in database: 136
Years covered: 1910 to 1932

Overall record: +51 -31 =54 (57.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (10) 
    C97 C79 C60 C78 C75
 French Defense (10) 
 Queen's Pawn Game (8) 
 Slav (8) 
    D10 D12 D13
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (4) 
    C97 C87 C84
 Orthodox Defense (4) 
    D51 D55 D67 D63
With the Black pieces:
 Orthodox Defense (18) 
    D64 D67 D51 D68 D63
 Ruy Lopez (11) 
    C66 C77 C68 C97 C78
 Sicilian (8) 
    B45 B83 B62 B40 B27
 Tarrasch Defense (6) 
    D33 D32
 Old Indian (5) 
    A53 A54
 Queen's Pawn Game (4) 
    D02 A46 D01
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   H Wagner vs W Schoenmann, 1919 1-0
   H Wagner vs Rellstab, 1930 1-0
   E C Schaaf vs H Wagner, 1911 0-1
   H Wagner vs A Becker, 1924 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Heinicke - Wagner 1929/30 (1930)
   Bremen (1927)
   Breslau (1925)
   22nd DSB Kongress (1922)
   London Olympiad (1927)
   Swinemuende (1930)
   Hamburg-Altona (1932)
   The Hague Olympiad (1928)
   Hamburg Olympiad (1930)
   Prague Olympiad (1931)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Heinicke - Wagner match by Chessical
   99_Bremen 1927 by whiteshark

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(born Aug-09-1888, died Jun-24-1959, 70 years old) Germany

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Heinrich Wagner was awarded the IM title by FIDE in 1953 because of his fine finish of equal third with Akiba Rubinstein after Efim Bogoljubov and Aron Nimzowitsch at Breslau (1925). He also played on the German Olympiad teams of 1927, 1928, 1930 and 1931 but retired from chess when the Nazis came to power.

Wikipedia article: Heinrich Wagner

Last updated: 2022-01-19 10:34:15

 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 136  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. H Wagner vs M Elyashiv  1-0411910Hauptturnier-BC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
2. W Schlage vs H Wagner  ½-½521910Hauptturnier-BC45 Scotch Game
3. Kuczynski vs H Wagner  1-0181910Hamburg Trostturnier (B-Hauptturnier)D30 Queen's Gambit Declined
4. Hanson vs H Wagner  0-12019101st Robinow CupC44 King's Pawn Game
5. E C Schaaf vs H Wagner  0-1211911Cologne-BC30 King's Gambit Declined
6. H Wagner vs P Krueger  0-1511911Cologne-BD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
7. C Thoenes vs H Wagner 1-0211911Cologne-B3C77 Ruy Lopez
8. H Wagner vs W Schoenmann 1-0251919corrD08 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit
9. H Wagner vs O Zander  1-022192121. DSB KongressD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
10. E Post vs H Wagner 1-033192121. DSB KongressC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
11. C Carls vs H Wagner  ½-½36192121. DSB KongressD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
12. H Wagner vs P Krueger  0-134192121. DSB KongressD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
13. W Schlage vs H Wagner  ½-½66192121. DSB KongressC66 Ruy Lopez
14. H Wagner vs Saemisch  0-135192121. DSB KongressA46 Queen's Pawn Game
15. B Gregory vs H Wagner  0-134192121. DSB KongressD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
16. H Wagner vs W John  ½-½31192121. DSB KongressC01 French, Exchange
17. G Schories vs H Wagner  1-034192121. DSB KongressC77 Ruy Lopez
18. H Wagner vs Ahues  1-035192121. DSB KongressC60 Ruy Lopez
19. A Brinckmann vs H Wagner  0-121192121. DSB KongressD33 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
20. W Schoenmann vs H Wagner 0-1441921HamburgA46 Queen's Pawn Game
21. A van Foreest vs H Wagner 1-0591922GER-NEDC58 Two Knights
22. H Wagner vs A van Foreest  ½-½401922GER-NEDC49 Four Knights
23. O Wegemund vs H Wagner  ½-½43192222nd DSB KongressC78 Ruy Lopez
24. H Wagner vs P Krueger  1-028192222nd DSB KongressC70 Ruy Lopez
25. P S Leonhardt vs H Wagner  ½-½24192222nd DSB KongressD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
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  WTHarvey: Here are some puzzles from Heinrich's games:
Mar-29-06  dakgootje: In some way connected to Richard Wagner?
Aug-09-07  vonKrolock: The connections You could imagine between a Chess player from Hamburg and a musician from Leipzig!? I'll not even dare to relate Richard Wagner with a musician born in Leipzig and called Wagner too, who lived in my city, because Wagner is a quite widely found surname in Central Europe
Aug-09-07  whiteshark: Crumbs from the history of the chess society <Kieler Schachgesellschaft von 1884>:

Gleich nach dem Ende des Krieges nahm die Kieler Schachgesellschaft ihren Spielbetrieb wieder auf. Johannes Metger, <Heinrich Wagner> und Alfred Brinckmann wurden die Stützen des Vereins. Wieder begann die Schachgesellschaft mit einem Vergleichskampf gegen Lübeck den sie mit 14:10 gewann. ...

Brinckmann richtete zu Ehren seines Lehrmeisters Metger ein Meisterturnier aus, dem er den Namen "Johannes-Metger-Jubiläumsturnier" gab. Sieger wurde <Wagner> vor Sämisch. Danach folgten Schweinburg, Schönmann, Pahl und Brinckmann.

Mit <Heinrich Wagner> begannen erneut Simultanvorstellungen. Reti spielte Blindsimultan an 12 Brettern. Emanuel Lasker war 1925 in Kiel und Bogoljubow kam 1926. Es folgten Wagner und Sämisch. Nach zwei Simultanveranstaltungen die Brinckmann gab, besuchten Bogoljubow, Nimzowitsch und Euwe die Kieler Schachgesellschaft.


Nov-30-07  BIDMONFA: Heinrich Wagner

WAGNER, Heinrich

Aug-09-13  DoctorD: There have been at least three "Heinrich Wagners" who composed chess problems but I believe this excellent Rex Solus problem was composed by this Wagner:

Heinrich Wagner
Die Schwalbe 1938

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a. White to play and mate in 5!
b. a1=b2, mate in two!
c. a1=c3, WKa1, mate in three!

An excellent use of chessboard geometry through creative twinning. Here are the positions for b and c in case those instructions above are confusing:

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Oct-05-13  Karpova: In Flensburg, 1926, Wagner won a match against Brinckmann by the score of +3 -1 =2

From page 189 of the June 1926 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'

Oct-07-13  Karpova: Interesting "Simul Match":

On October 7, after Nimzowitsch's lecture, the following competition between Nimzowitsch and Wagner was held: Both played the same Simul opponents at the same time*. The Simul match was drawn as both Masters scored 17.5-8.5.

*so every participant in the Simul was himself playing 2 games simultaneously - one against Nimzowitsch, the other one against Wagner

From page 316 of the October 1926 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'

Oct-07-13  lost in space:

Why ever the complete link does not work. Please click on Heinrich Wagner Schachspieler to get the info about him (in German language).

Oct-11-13  Karpova: Hamburg City Championship 1925 lasted 5 months:

1. Wagner 15.0
2. Schönmann 14.5
3. Kluxen 12.5
4-5. Rodatz 11.0
4-5. Woehl 11.0
6. Taube 10.5
7-8. Busch 9.5
7-8. Heinecke 9.5
9-10. Kapfer 9.0
9-10. Wustenhöfer 9.0

(possibly more players)

From page 76 of the March 1925 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'

Oct-26-13  Karpova: Wagner won the 1924 Hamburg City Championship by a large margin. And in 6 Simuls taken together, he scored +128 -11 =14.

Source: Page 32 of the January 1924 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'

Nov-05-13  Karpova: North German Chess Congress in Bremen 1924, Master Tournament:

1. Wagner (Hamburg) 4.0
2-3. Becker (Vienna) 3.5
2-3. Carls (Bremen) 3.5
4. Brinckmann 2.0
5-6. Hilse (Bremen) 1.0
5-6. Krüger (Hamburg) 1.0

From page 233 of the August 1924 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'

Aug-09-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Heinrich Wagner.
Jan-18-22  Chessist: From the internet archive:

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  Dionysius1: That's brilliant timing! I was about to ask what the connection was between Wagner retiring from playing chess and the Nazis coming to power in 1933 (see biog).

Para 8 kind of answers the question - there was a lot of reorganisation of social life, clubs were disbanded and regrouped under Nazi principles. That could make people give up playing, in public anyway.

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  moronovich: Hitler was a big fan of Wagners music.

Wagner the composer.

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  perfidious: <moronovich>, Leni Riefenstahl would know.

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