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Ludwig Schmitt

Number of games in database: 67
Years covered: 1923 to 1954
Overall record: +13 -44 =9 (26.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 1 exhibition game, blitz/rapid, odds game, etc. is excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 English (11) 
    A19 A15 A14 A16 A11
 English, 1 c4 e5 (5) 
    A28 A25 A20
 Queen's Pawn Game (4) 
    E10 A46 D02
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (8) 
    B83 B73 B29 B91 B84
 Queen's Pawn Game (6) 
    A46 E00
 Orthodox Defense (5) 
    D52 D51 D67
 French Defense (4) 
    C11 C03 C18 C12
 Nimzo Indian (4) 
    E38 E40 E33 E44
 Sicilian Scheveningen (4) 
    B83 B84
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   H Nowarra vs L Schmitt, 1938 0-1
   L Schmitt vs K Richter, 1938 1/2-1/2
   L Schmitt vs A Becker, 1938 1/2-1/2
   L Schmitt vs H Kranki, 1938 1/2-1/2
   L Schmitt vs H Herrmann, 1938 1-0
   L Schmitt vs Rellstab, 1938 1/2-1/2
   L Schmitt vs P Michel, 1938 1/2-1/2
   L Schmitt vs M Eisinger, 1938 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   German Championship (1938)

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(born Apr-16-1902, died 1980, 78 years old) Germany

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Wikipedia article: Ludwig Schmitt

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 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 67  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. L Schmitt vs Tarrasch 0-1251923Casual gameD02 Queen's Pawn Game
2. W Schoenmann vs L Schmitt  1-0421925DSB-24.Kongress Hauptturnier AB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
3. Lasker vs L Schmitt 0-1441925Clock simul, 10bC11 French
4. R L'hermet vs L Schmitt  0-125192725. DSB KongressB83 Sicilian
5. L Schmitt vs Bogoljubov  0-144192725. DSB KongressA15 English
6. W Hilse vs L Schmitt  1-048192725. DSB KongressA07 King's Indian Attack
7. P S Leonhardt vs L Schmitt 1-044192725. DSB KongressB03 Alekhine's Defense
8. L Schmitt vs Ahues  0-126192725. DSB KongressA17 English
9. A G Preusse vs L Schmitt  1-075192725. DSB KongressA46 Queen's Pawn Game
10. L Schmitt vs Spielmann  0-124192725. DSB KongressE10 Queen's Pawn Game
11. A Brinckmann vs L Schmitt  1-024192725. DSB KongressB83 Sicilian
12. L Schmitt vs P List  0-152192725. DSB KongressD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
13. W Von Holzhausen vs L Schmitt  1-056192725. DSB KongressB83 Sicilian
14. L Schmitt vs Saemisch  ½-½58192725. DSB KongressA14 English
15. W Schoenmann vs L Schmitt  1-053192725. DSB KongressB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
16. L Schmitt vs G Machate  ½-½38192725. DSB KongressD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
17. Gilg vs L Schmitt  1-0501929BautzenD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
18. V Mikenas vs L Schmitt 1-0261931BrnoD67 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line
19. L Schmitt vs S Fazekas  1-0341931BrnoD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
20. Flohr vs L Schmitt  1-0271931BrnoE38 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5
21. C Carls vs L Schmitt  1-0301934GER-ch 2ndA18 English, Mikenas-Carls
22. L Roedl vs L Schmitt  1-0251934GER-ch 2ndB29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
23. G Heinrich vs L Schmitt  1-0431934GER-ch 2ndD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
24. G Weissgerber vs L Schmitt  1-0321934GER-ch 2ndD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
25. P Waechter vs L Schmitt 1-0301934GER-ch 2ndD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
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Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-03-13  Karpova: He won the Winter Tournament of the Munich Chess Club* and became Club Champion:

1. Schmitt 7.5
2-3. Baumann 6.0
2-3. Schindler 6.0
4. Gebhard(t) 5.5
5. Dr. Friedl 5.0

There were probably more players.

Source: Page 177 of the 1926 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'

* The date is not mentioned. This is from the June edition of 1926. I guess it was either played at the end of 1925 or the beginning of 1926. The article is an overview of the chess avtivities in bavaria which may explain the late reporting.

Oct-10-13  Karpova: Two drawn matches in Munich:

L Schmitt - Gebhard*: +4 -4 =0

L Schmitt - Springe**: +4 -4 =1

From page 12 of the January 1925 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'

* probably Hans Gebhardt

** probably W Springe

Dec-08-13  Karpova: Bavarian Champion in 1923 (8th Bavarian Chess Federation Congress in Nuremberg).

From pages 191-192 of the August 1923 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'

Aug-29-20  Alan McGowan: Some additional information:-

Ludwig Schmitt won the Master tournament at the XI Congress of the Bavarian Chess Federation at Bad Kissingen 1928, held alongside the more famous international master tournament. He scored 9½/11, ahead of Benzinger 8 and Weissgerber 6 etc.

Schmitt won the Silesian Chess Congress on several occasions:

1927 Gleiwitz: 4/6, equal with Heinz Foerder (later Josef Porath) but winning on tie-break.

1934 Ottmachau: 7½/9, ahead of Weinitschke and Maicherczyk etc.

At the 1933 congress he played in the Master tournament, where he scored an outstanding success; outright 1st place with 5½/7, ahead of Ahues, Dr Seitz, Rellstab, Kurt Richter, W. John, Machate and von Holzhausen.

He won the Bavarian Championship twice; at Bad Aibling 1953 and at Augsburg 1956.

At the 1953 German Championship in Leipzig, which included players from both the Western and Eastern sectors, he shared 1st and 2nd places with Unzicker, scoring 9/13 in the Swiss System event. However, he lost the play-off match.

Sep-04-20  login:

Additional information (in German)

'.. Der Turniersieger Ludwig Schmitt ist eine spärlich dokumentierte Figur unter den historischen Schachspielern. Er kam 1902 in Augsburg zur Welt. 1923 und 1928 gewann er die Bayerische Meisterschaft, 1924 nahm er am Hauptturnier in Meran teil. Er wohnte in den 1930er Jahren in Breslau, wo er zu einem regelmäßigen Teilnehmer an schlesischen und sächsischen Turnieren wurde. Er spielte in Wien 1926, Magdeburg 1927, Brünn 1931, Bad Aachen 1934, Bad Oeynhausen 1937 und 1938, Augsburg 1946, wo er nach Ende des Zweiten Weltkriegs wieder ansässig wurde und in der Stadtverwaltung arbeitete. Seinen größten Erfolg feierte Schmitt 1953: In diesem Jahr gewann er zunächst erneut die Bayerische Meisterschaft und anschließend die bis zur Wiedervereinigung letztmals ausgerichteten Gesamtdeutschen Meisterschaften in Leipzig gemeinsam mit Wolfgang Unzicker. Schmitt unterlag Unzicker im anschließenden Stichkampf 1954 mit 0,5:3,5. 1956 wurde er nochmals Meister von Bayern. Er nahm für die Bundesrepublik an einigen Mannschaftsländerkämpfen teil, allerdings spielte er nicht in der Olympiamannschaft.'

(translated, originally from Polish chess historian Henryk Konaszczuk, † 2015)

i.c. Bavarian Chess Champions (overview); 1933 crosstable, games, prize fund and vita

Apr-10-21  Chessist: This player did not take part in the third congress organized by the German Chess Association in Berlin, July 1928. Alan McGowan is making a serious mistake in attributing this tournament to him (Kurt Richter, p. 35). Schmitt was born in Augsburg, not in Görlitz.

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