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Walther Mueller vs Klaus Junge
Leipzig 7 round Swiss (1942), Leipzig GER
Sicilian Defense: Scheveningen. Classical Variation (B84)  ·  0-1



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May-24-08  lost in space: For the early 1940's a modern game with an Kan/Najdorf type of Sizilian. Around move 18 the chances are equal.

After the weak move 25 ♘g1 Black is getting advantage. With the very nice sac 36... ♗h4 and an underpromoting 38..f1♘# Junge is mating. Nice game and worth a puzzle (starting with 36...♗h4)

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  fredthebear: Stunning finish!!

38.Nf3 (to clear space on the back rank) would have stalled the Mueller investigation for a couple more years, but the long arm of the law under William Barr will catch up to the real perpetrators. (A cost of $25 million was cheap compared to the Iran-Contra and Whitewater investigations.) It's against the law for government officials to use the power of their office to throw an election for one of their own.

The Russians did not change my vote. Did they change yours? However, FTB is not too pleased Russian warships have been sailing the Caribbean Sea this summer. Of course, American warships have been all over too. Drones will be next.

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Do you suppose Klause Junge saw the underpromotion mate and cooperated to allow it, knowing that further investigation was likely futile? Such a finish is a rare treat.

Apr-02-20  Chessist: Certainly not Hans Mueller.
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In "Das Leben und Schaffen von Klaus Junge 1924-1945" (Unterhaching 1995), p.79, Helmut Riedl describes the tournament in question.

He says it was a 7 round Swiss event held in Leipzig (Nov. 28 - December 2) 1942. Walter Niephaus finished 1st with 6.0 points, followed by Klaus Junge with 5.5 and Karl Kopetzky with 5.0.

Riedl also lists a <Prof. Müller> in the results table, who shared 16/17th place with 3.0 points.

On pp.129-130, Reidl gives an annotated score for this game. Here, he lists Junge's opponent as <Dr. Müller>

Jul-19-21  Alan McGowan: The Deutsche Schachblaetter 1943, pp 4-5, reported the Leipzig tournament in some detail. All players were named, including "Professor Mueller".
Aug-01-21  Chessist: Walther Müller, born December 18, 1871.
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<Chessist> Might you post your source for <Walther Mueller/Müller born December 18, 1871>?

Is he on this page?

Aug-24-21  Chessist: Neue Leipziger Zeitung, 18 December 1931, page 9 (honoring his sixtieth birthday).

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