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Years covered: 1902


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LUETZE
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V.M. Lutz, according to Di Felice, "Chess Results 1901-1920," p. 310 and Thulin, "Name index to CTC," pg. 160.1 V. Liutze, according to rusbase.2

1http://www.edochess.ca/players/p196...

2 [rusbase-1]

Last updated: 2020-09-16 07:11:51

 page 1 of 1; 3 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Luetze vs A M Levin  1-0351902St. Petersburg National tD07 Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense
2. Luetze vs Chigorin  0-1571902St. Petersburg National tD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
3. H Seyboth vs Luetze 1-091902St. Petersburg National tC20 King's Pawn Game
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Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-18-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  mifralu: According to https://sopka.ru/articles/2018/11/2...

his real name is <Vladimir Mikhailovich Astromov>

Google translate:
...
Note that the success of Vladimir Astromov is not accidental. Even before the revolution, while living in St. Petersburg (here Vladimir Mikhailovich served in the State Bank and headed a chess club), he managed to establish himself as a qualified chess player. His track record <(then he played under the name of Lutse)>includes participation in the side tournament of the All-Russian tournament of the strongest amateurs in 1911 (St. Petersburg, October-November), as well as a victory in the tournament of the Petersburg Chess Assembly in 1904. His further fate is tragic. On March 17, 1938, Astromov was arrested. On May 26 of the same year, by a visiting session of the Military Collegium of the Supreme Court of the USSR, he was sentenced to death (Article 58-1a of the Criminal Code of the RSFSR). The sentence was carried out on the same day. Rehabilitated (posthumously) on May 15, 1996 ...

Sep-18-20  login:

Some additional info

http://www.voronezh.ru/inform/news/...

Sep-18-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  jessicafischerqueen:

Good work you guys.

So it seems his real name is <Vladimir Mikhailovich Astromov>, but he played chess under the name "Luce."

This would explain him being listed as <Luetze, W Luce W Luce , Liutze (rusbase) and V M Lutz (edo chess).

I submitted the following games two days ago using the name <V M Lutz>. Once they are uploaded, we can collect all of the games together under a new player page <Vladimir Mikhailovich Astromov>.

[Event "St. Petersburg National t"]
[Site "St. Petersburg RUE"]
[Date "1902.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Hans Seyboth"]
[Black "V M Lutz"]
[Result "1-0"]
[Source "rusbase"]

1. e4 e5 2. Ne2 Nf6 3. f4 exf4 4. Nxf4 Nxe4 5. Qe2 Qe7 6. Nd5 Qe5 7. Nbc3 c6 8. d4 Qf5 9. Nxe4 1-0

[Event "St. Petersburg National t"]
[Site "St. Petersburg RUE"]
[Date "1902.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "V M Lutz"]
[Black "Alexander M Levin"]
[Result "1-0"]
[Source "rusbase"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 Nc6 3. Nc3 dxc4 4. d5 Na5 5. Qa4+ c6 6. b4 cxb3 7. axb3 e6 8. Bd2 Nxb3 9. Qxb3 exd5 10. e3 Nf6 11. Nf3 Bd6 12. Be2 O-O 13. O-O a5 14. Rfd1 b5 15. Nd4 Bd7 16. Nxc6 Bxc6 17. Bxb5 Qb6 18. Qa4 Bb7 19. Ne2 Bc7 20. Rdb1 Qd6 21. g3 Ne4 22. Be1 Rfb8 23. Qc2 Bb6 24. Nd4 Qf6 25. Ra4 Nc5 26. Ra3 Ne4 27. Bc6 Bc5 28. Rab3 Bb4 29. Bxb4 Rc8 30. Be7 Rxc6 31. Bxf6 Rxc2 32. Nxc2 Nd2 33. Rxb7 Nxb1 34. Rxb1 gxf6 35. Rb5 1-0

[Event "St. Petersburg National t"]
[Site "St. Petersburg RUE"]
[Date "1902.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "V M Lutz"]
[Black "Mikhail Chigorin"]
[Result "0-1"]
[Source "rusbase"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 dxc4 3. e3 c5 4. Bxc4 cxd4 5. Qxd4 Qxd4 6. exd4 Nc6 7. Be3 Bd7 8. Nf3 Rc8 9. Nbd2 Nf6 10. O-O e6 11. Rac1 Bd6 12. Bd3 O-O 13. Nc4 Bb8 14. Nce5 Be8 15. Nxc6 Bxc6 16. Ne5 Bd5 17. a3 Rcd8 18. Bc4 a6 19. Bxd5 Nxd5 20. Nf3 h6 21. Bd2 g5 22. Bc3 Ba7 23. Rfe1 Rfe8 24. g3 f6 25. h3 Kf7 26. Kg2 Rd7 27. Re2 Rc7 28. Rb1 b5 29. Ba5 Rc4 30. b3 Rc6 31. Ree1 Rec8 32. Bd2 Rc2 33. Rbc1 h5 34. Rxc2 Rxc2 35. Rc1 Ra2 36. Bb4 g4 37. hxg4 hxg4 38. Ne1 Bxd4 39. Rc2 Nxb4 40. axb4 Ra3 41. Rc7+ Kg6 42. Nc2 Be5 43. Nxa3 Bxc7 44. Kf1 Kf5 45. Ke2 Ke4 46. Nc2 Bd6 47. Kd2 f5 48. Ke2 e5 49. Kd2 Kf3 50. Ke1 f4 51. gxf4 exf4 52. Kf1 g3 53. Nd4+ Ke4 54. Ne2 Kd3 55. fxg3 fxg3 56. Ke1 Bxb4+ 57. Kd1 Bd6 0-1

Sep-18-20  login:

What does 'real' name mean?

'.. Люце происходил из родовитой семьи. Его отец, Михаил Федорович фон Люце (1843 - 1917) был из потомственных балтийско-немецких дворян, действительный статский советник (штатский генерал)...'

with

https://gerbovnik.ru/arms/3253.html

and

https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%9...

is pretty straightforward.

I would never claim any profund insights into German-Baltic hereditary nobility (of an 'von Lütse' clan). But when the father is 'established' as 'Mikhail Fyodorovich von Lyutse/Ljutse', why call his son 'Astromov' (an uncertain alias)? At least tell me when it changed.

Be careful when one source accents

'.. Материалы о Владимире Михайловиче Люце приходится собирать буквально по крупицам. Работа над его биографией будет продолжаться, тем более что удалось установить контакты с краеведами Дальнего Востока, где одно время жил Люце. ..'

Sep-18-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  jessicafischerqueen:

<login> Do you think we should call him "V.M. Lutz" then, as he is named in edo chess?

Or would it be better to call him "Vladimir Lutz" or "Vladimir Mikhailovich Lutz" since we now know what "V.M." stands for?

Sep-18-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: Perhaps Vladimir Mikhailovich L... something? Most likely he changed his name about 1917-18.
Sep-19-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  mifralu: <login: I would never claim any profund insights into German-Baltic hereditary nobility (of an 'von Lütse' clan). But when the father is 'established' as 'Mikhail Fyodorovich von Lyutse/Ljutse', why call his son 'Astromov' (an uncertain alias)? At least tell me when it changed.>

http://www.voronezh.ru/inform/news/...

As for his later life, little is known about him. From Vladivostok, from local ethnographers, we managed to get new information about Lutse. It is known that Lutse lived in Borisoglebsk from the end of 1913 to 1917. It was believed that he left for Khabarovsk. But it turned out that Vladimir Lyutse emigrated to Harbin (China). And then in 1921 he ended up in Vladivostok. And he lived there until 1926, actively participating in the chess life of the region, became the champion of the city and the region in chess. <In 1926, he moved to Khabarovsk, where he lived under the name Astromov, and became a multiple city chess champion until 1938.>

Sep-19-20  login:

Конечно! But I still didn't read any hard facts for such an 'invasive' intervention (resulting in him being renamed in the database for all eternity) in my link.

First,
'.. From 1856 to 1917 hereditary nobility was given to military officers who achieved the 6th rank of colonel/captain 1st rank, to civil servants who achieved the 4th rank of Active State Councillor and to any person who was awarded the Order of Saint George of any class or the Order of Saint Vladimir of any class (since 1900 - of the third class or higher), or any order of the Russian Empire of the first class. ..'

Would turn any affected
'Lütse/Lütze/...' → 'van/von Lütse/Lütze...'.

Then
the October Revolution in 1917 coincides with Astromov's emigration to Harbin. '.. In the decade from 1913 to 1923, Russia went through World War I, the Russian Revolution, and the Russian Civil War. In the 1920s Harbin [deep in Chinese mainland] was flooded with 100,000 to 200,000 White émigrés fleeing from Russia. They were mostly officers and soldiers involved in the White movement, members of the White governments in Siberia and Russian Far East. There were both the intelligentsia and ordinary people. Harbin held the largest Russian population outside of the state of Russia. ..'.

Leading to my own speculation,
that beginning with the end of 1917 the player was fearing for his physical integrity bec of his provenance/connections and even more so following the ongoing monstrous developments in Moscow at the time. He with countless other people concerned relocated towards the east borders of the Russian's vast national territory (all places Astromov went, Harbin included had a strong chess scene/clubs). And still in 1938 he fell victim to Stalin's Great Purge (1936-38) while living under his Astromov persona, shot to death at age 64 a mere 7000 km away from his hometown in rural Russia, near Japan.

§58 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artic...

Sep-19-20  login:

So please understand that with one link already from 2012 quoting an even older one "Коммуна" N179 my motivation to follow that trace is quite low. He is said to have won multiple city chess championships in Khabarovsk in the 1930s. There (clubs, players, lists, articles) should be traces somewhere.

In the end I happily accept plot holes (fill them with my imagination) and retract any of the irritating officiousness to change the whole profile to his 'cover'.

I am out.

Sep-19-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  Jean Defuse: ...

The German chess magazines (DSZ, WSZ, BSB) all write <W. Lütze> = V. Luetze or Lutze...

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