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Ludwig Engels
L Engels 
1941 Brasilian visa application  
Number of games in database: 238
Years covered: 1929 to 1966
Overall record: +104 -70 =64 (57.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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LUDWIG ENGELS
(born Dec-11-1905, died Jan-10-1967, 61 years old) Germany (federation/nationality Brazil)

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IM Ludwig Engels was one of the leading German players in the 1930s. He was 1st= with Berthold Koch at Swinemunde 1933, 2nd= with Erich Eliskases at Bad Nauheim (1935), 2nd after Alexander Alekhine at Dresden (1936), 2nd= with Eliskases at Bad Elster 1938 and 3rd= with Eliskases, Georg Kieninger, and Milan Vidmar at Stuttgart (1939). Chessmetrics ranks him No. 19 in the world between March and September 1940.

Engels played for Germany in the 1939 Buenos Aires Olympiad, where he scored a stunning +12 =4 -0, winning the gold medal on third board. He was stranded in South America when World War II broke out. He finished =4th at Mar del Plata (1941).

Engels immigrated to Brazil and finished 4th at Sao Paulo 1948. Thereafter, he confined most of his chess activity to coaching and training at the Sao Paulo Chess Club. He finished 6th at Rio de Janeiro (1952).

Wikipedia article: Ludwig Engels
Chessmetrics: http://www.chessmetrics.com/cm/CM2/...

Last updated: 2021-10-06 10:35:00

 page 1 of 10; games 1-25 of 238  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A van Nuess vs L Engels  1-0421929Duisburg-BD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
2. L Engels vs L Roedl  ½-½181930MatchD91 Grunfeld, 5.Bg5
3. L Roedl vs L Engels 1-0271930MatchB56 Sicilian
4. L Engels vs L Roedl  0-1531930MatchA15 English
5. L Engels vs L Roedl  0-1351930MatchA13 English
6. L Roedl vs L Engels  0-1311930MatchB20 Sicilian
7. L Engels vs L Roedl  1-0601930MatchA15 English
8. L Roedl vs L Engels  1-0381930MatchB74 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
9. L Roedl vs L Engels  1-0801930MatchC28 Vienna Game
10. L Engels vs F Palitzsch  1-0331930Frankfurt-BC10 French
11. L Engels vs Bogoljubov 0-140193127th German Chess Federation CongressA48 King's Indian
12. Rellstab vs L Engels  ½-½28193127th German Chess Federation CongressB20 Sicilian
13. L Roedl vs L Engels  1-040193127th German Chess Federation CongressC05 French, Tarrasch
14. L Engels vs Ahues  0-162193127th German Chess Federation CongressD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
15. L Engels vs J Mieses  ½-½63193127th German Chess Federation CongressD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
16. L Engels vs K Richter  0-148193127th German Chess Federation CongressA46 Queen's Pawn Game
17. B Koch vs L Engels  1-030193127th German Chess Federation CongressD05 Queen's Pawn Game
18. Saemisch vs L Engels  ½-½52193127th German Chess Federation CongressD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
19. L Engels vs Y Porat  1-047193127th German Chess Federation CongressC11 French
20. L Engels vs G Weissgerber 1-051193127th German Chess Federation CongressC55 Two Knights Defense
21. K Helling vs L Engels  1-046193127th German Chess Federation CongressD02 Queen's Pawn Game
22. B Moritz vs L Engels  0-133193127th German Chess Federation CongressB74 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
23. L Engels vs Bogoljubov  0-1691933Bad AachenD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
24. C Carls vs L Engels 1-0831933Bad AachenA25 English
25. L Engels vs Ahues  ½-½471933Bad AachenD00 Queen's Pawn Game
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Nov-21-05  EmperorAtahualpa: I'm looking for a game "Engels - Consulterende" played in 1943, containing a very entertaining mating combination involving a Queen and Knight sacrifice.

Would anyone be able to find this game? And if so, would you be so kind to submit it to the chessgames.com database? Thank you very much!

Dec-11-06  BIDMONFA: Ludwig Engels

ENGELS, Ludwig
http://www.bidmonfa.com/engels_ludw...
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Apr-14-07  vonKrolock: Very interesting article on-line, by van Riemsdijk, remembering the 40th Year of Engels' death - photos: 1- Playing in São Paulo; 2- His grave in the same city (quite derelict); 3- <?!> The Game Madeira de Ley vs Engels; 4- Herman Claudius today; 5- photo and score-sheet from an Engels' simul Game in Belo Horizonte 1948 http://www.hiperchess.com.br/bios/E...
Jun-19-07  Karpova: A picture can be found here:
http://chesshistory.com/winter/wint...
Jun-19-07  vonKrolock: Thanks <Karpova>, and here a Game found by the <van Riemsdijk>s (obrigado!) in which Engels and the Major Nahon with Black, faces three players from Paraná State (Ernany Santiago de Oliveira, Henrique Pinheiro Laynes and Otto Mak) - source magazine "Xeque"

[Event "CG"]
[Site "Curitiba"]
[Date "1947.08.21"]
[Round "?"]
[White " Oliveira E; Laynes H; Mak O, "]
[Black "Engels L; Nahon,M"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "B32"]
[PlyCount "42"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 e5 5.Nb5 d6 6. c4 f5 7. Bd3 f4 8. Nd2 Nf6 9. a3 Be7 10. b4 O-O 11. Nc3 Be6 12. Bb2 Rc8 13. Qe2 Qe8 14. Nb3 b5 15. Nxb5 f3 16. gxf3 Nh5 17. Bc1 Qg6 18. Be3 a6 19.Nc3 Nd4 20. Nxd4 exd4 21. Nd5 Bxd5 0-1

Dec-11-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Player of the day.
Unfortunately I won't spare time today to check some <KAISSIBER> chess magazines...
Dec-11-07  Prugno: I just read that interesting Kaissiber article mentioned by <whiteshark> in its Italian version. Engels comes out as an extremely talented player, winner of several beautiful games against strong opponents, who might have become much more famous if he had lived in different times (for instance in present-day Germany). A very worthy Player of the day.

I also found a curious footnote in the article stating that Engels (unlike Eliskases, for instance) disliked the Nazi regime owing to his homosexuality. This kind of information is of course utterly irrelevant from a chess point of view, but in a historical article it helps to shed more light on a player's character and attitude.

Dec-11-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Bio: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ludwig...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ludwig...
Mar-13-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: Did he earn the GM title?
May-08-09  myschkin: . . .

Engels - NN (1943)


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white to play

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in German (by Paul Wagner): http://www.berlinonline.de/berliner...

Apr-05-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  GrahamClayton: Here is a nice finish by Engels against Paul Schmidt at the 1939 Buenos Aires Olympiad:


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1.♖c8+!
if 1...♕c8 2.♖d6
if 1...♖c8 2.♖b7
if 1...♘c8 2.♕a6+ ♔b8 3.♖b7+ ♕b7+ 4.♕b7#

Dec-11-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: At the 1939 Buenos Aires Olympiad, Ludwig Engels scored +12 =4 -0, winning the gold medal on third board.
Mar-03-12  newzild: <myschkin>

It took me more than 10 minutes to solve your brilliant puzzle:

1. Qh7+ Kxh7 (1...Kf8 2. Qh8#) 2. Nf6+ Kxh6 (2...Kh8 3. Bxg7+, when 3...Kxg7 4. Rg3+ and 3...Rxg7 4. Rh3+ mate quickly) 3. Rh3+ Kg5 4. Rg3+ and the rook delivers mate on g4 or g6.

Mar-03-12  offramp: <vonKrolock: Thanks <Karpova>, and here a Game found by the <van Riemsdijk>s (obrigado!) in which Engels and the Major Nahon with Black, faces three players from Paraná State (Ernany Santiago de Oliveira, Henrique Pinheiro Laynes and Otto Mak) - source magazine "Xeque" [Event "CG"]
[Site "Curitiba"]
[Date "1947.08.21"]
[Round "?"]
[White " Oliveira E; Laynes H; Mak O, "]
[Black "Engels L; Nahon,M"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "B32"]
[PlyCount "42"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 e5 5.Nb5 d6 6. c4 f5 7. Bd3 f4 8. Nd2 Nf6 9. a3 Be7 10. b4 O-O 11. Nc3 Be6 12. Bb2 Rc8 13. Qe2 Qe8 14. Nb3 b5 15. Nxb5 f3 16. gxf3 Nh5 17. Bc1 Qg6 18. Be3 a6 19.Nc3 Nd4 20. Nxd4 exd4 21. Nd5 Bxd5 0-1>

It's a good game - but is it complete? I cannot see why white resigned.

Mar-03-12  vonKrolock: <offramp> No hint about what happened. But Engel's partner in that game was the future General Isaac Nahon (*Rio 1908- +Paraná 2000) - who was also a football coach and enthusiastic chess player. (Here when he was Colonel Nahon - at right in that photo)

http://www.portalfeb.com.br/wp-cont...

Mar-04-12  offramp: A small coincidence: he was player of the day on 3rd March 2012, and here is a clue from the London Times crossword (25,101) of that day.

28A Philosopher set on opponents (6)

Sep-07-12  Karpova: In January 1934, Engels won the Rhine Championship in Wiesbaden with 8.0/9 ahead of Hussong and Orth with 6.5, Heinrich with 6.0 and Borgards with 5.5, etc.

From page 45 of the 1934 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'

Sep-15-12  Antiochus: Life and games:

http://www.brasilbase.pro.br/jenge....

Aug-11-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <Runemaster: It's a shame that there is no recorded game between Engels and Karl Marx>

Yes, most unfortunate.

May-07-17  Paarhufer: In 2016 a biography appeared: "Vom Rhein nach São Paulo" by Friedrich-Karl Hebeker, see http://www.chaturanga.de/neuerschei...

When I began to read, I was in doubt because of some inaccuracies, but it is absolutely worth reading.

May-30-17  zanzibar: Of course, it's probably inutile to ask for elaboration on exactly what inaccuracies gave pause...
May-30-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: He featured very economical keyboard playing?
May-31-17  zanzibar: <HMM> you always give me pause!
Mar-14-18  ughaibu: So, we still haven't tracked down the 1943 game?
Oct-06-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: <Karpova: In January 1934, Engels won the Rhine Championship in Wiesbaden with 8.0/9 ahead of Hussong and Orth with 6.5, Heinrich with 6.0 and Borgards with 5.5, etc.>

Why wasn't I invited? :-(

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