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Paul Michel
P Michel 
Deutsche Schachzeitung 1966, p33.  
Number of games in database: 298
Years covered: 1935 to 1952

Overall record: +96 -51 =151 (57.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (46) 
    B45 B74 B83 B73 B58
 Ruy Lopez (36) 
    C73 C83 C71 C91 C82
 French Defense (26) 
    C15 C14 C17 C10 C12
 Caro-Kann (19) 
    B18 B10 B15 B12 B17
 Sicilian Dragon (14) 
    B74 B72 B73 B70
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (13) 
    C91 C84 C86 C99 C97
With the Black pieces:
 Tarrasch Defense (26) 
    D34 D32 D33
 Queen's Pawn Game (24) 
    D02 D05 D04 D00 E00
 Ruy Lopez (13) 
    C67 C83 C80 C65 C68
 Orthodox Defense (12) 
    D50 D55 D56 D64
 Queen's Gambit Declined (11) 
    D30 D37 D31
 Reti System (7) 
    A06 A04
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   P Michel vs J Traian Iliesco, 1943 1-0
   P Michel vs Rossetto, 1947 1-0
   J Lynch vs P Michel, 1945 0-1
   Foltys vs P Michel, 1939 0-1
   H Nowarra vs P Michel, 1938 0-1
   E Lundin vs P Michel, 1939 0-1
   P Michel vs K Richter, 1938 1/2-1/2
   L Schmitt vs P Michel, 1937 0-1
   R Palme vs P Michel, 1938 0-1
   P Michel vs B Koch, 1938 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   German Championship (1938)
   Berlin (1938)
   Mar del Plata (1946)
   Mar del Plata (1943)
   Mar del Plata (1944)
   Buenos Aires Circulo (1941)
   Trebitsch Memorial (1936)
   Mar del Plata (1942)
   Mar del Plata (1952)
   Mar del Plata (1949)
   Mar del Plata (1941)
   Mar del Plata (1950)
   Mar del Plata (1948)
   German Championship (1939)
   non-FIDE Munich Olympiad (1936)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   5th German Championship - Bad Oeynhausen 1938 by Pawn and Two
   German Championship 1938 by Tabanus
   German Championship 1938 by chesshistoryinterest

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(born Dec-27-1905, died Sep-14-1977, 71 years old) Germany (federation/nationality Argentina)

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Paul (Pablo) Michel was awarded the IM title in 1956. He was 2nd= in the German Championships of 1935 (at Aachen) and 1938 (at Oeynhausen) and was a member of the German Olympiad team of 1939. Like many, he stayed in Argentina after the Second World War and finished 3rd= with Alberic O'Kelly de Galway after Miguel Najdorf and Gideon Stahlberg at Mar del Plata 1948 and 1st at Rosario 1949 ahead of Moshe Czerniak and Arturo Pomar Salamanca.

Wikipedia article: Paul Michel (chess player)

Last updated: 2017-11-27 13:23:33

 page 1 of 13; games 1-25 of 305  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. P Michel vs W Schoenmann  1-0311935GER-chC73 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
2. P Michel vs Saemisch  0-1311935Bad SaarowB83 Sicilian
3. B Koch vs P Michel 1-0131935SaarbrueckenC26 Vienna
4. H Zollner vs P Michel  ½-½291936Olympiad Qualifying Tour.C80 Ruy Lopez, Open
5. E Anglares vs P Michel  0-1361936non-FIDE Munich OlympiadD40 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
6. P Michel vs H Max  1-0281936non-FIDE Munich OlympiadB32 Sicilian
7. P Michel vs E Breider 1-0351936non-FIDE Munich OlympiadC83 Ruy Lopez, Open
8. C Raina vs P Michel  0-1301936non-FIDE Munich OlympiadD02 Queen's Pawn Game
9. P Michel vs J Petersen  1-0361936non-FIDE Munich OlympiadC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
10. K Weinstock vs P Michel  1-0541936Trebitsch MemorialD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
11. P Michel vs S Rubinstein  1-0441936Trebitsch MemorialB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
12. F Igel vs P Michel  0-1751936Trebitsch MemorialC83 Ruy Lopez, Open
13. P Michel vs Lokvenc  ½-½431936Trebitsch MemorialB83 Sicilian
14. Spielmann vs P Michel  1-0301936Trebitsch MemorialD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
15. P Michel vs Immo Fuss  1-0391936Trebitsch MemorialB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
16. H Keller vs P Michel  0-1301936Trebitsch MemorialD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
17. P Michel vs K Opocensky  ½-½591936Trebitsch MemorialC17 French, Winawer, Advance
18. G Fuster vs P Michel  ½-½161936Trebitsch MemorialD02 Queen's Pawn Game
19. P Michel vs A Donegan 1-0431936Trebitsch MemorialB40 Sicilian
20. H Friedmann vs P Michel  1-0601936Trebitsch MemorialD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
21. P Michel vs B Hoenlinger  1-0441936Trebitsch MemorialC10 French
22. E Glass vs P Michel  0-1391936Trebitsch MemorialD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
23. P Michel vs A Becker  ½-½591936Trebitsch MemorialC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
24. J Bruckner vs P Michel 0-1361936Trebitsch MemorialA09 Reti Opening
25. Pelikan vs P Michel ½-½801937Bad ElsterA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
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Nov-14-04  yoozum: i think lostemperor was joking.
Nov-14-04  Knight13: Yoozum, I agree that he was joking too. There are no players that have ever past Garry Kapsparov.
Premium Chessgames Member
  lostemperor: I have also looked if there is a player called <Beer> in the book but there was no mention of one. I think he was a lousy player.
Nov-20-04  Knight13: Here's one of my favorite games of Paul Michel: Najdorf vs P Michel, 1945.
Dec-17-04  Knight13: I haven't come back for a while here so I decided to celebrate my 2400th kibitzing right here.
Dec-25-04  Knight13: I am celebrating my 2500th kibitzing right here with a happy Christmas!
May-17-05  MUG: Hey <Knight13>, why the unhealthy obsession with P Michel?!?
Jun-15-05  Knight13: Hey. Don't think I forgot about this guy! I still watch his games.

<MUG> I do not know. :p ;)

Jun-15-05  aw1988: <MUG> He's bloody nuts.
Jun-15-05  mynameisrandy: OK, I think I have it figured out.

Knight13 is an escaped lab mouse. His avatar is actually a picture of his mom. (He loves him mom)

At the lab he was part of a conditioning experiment. Everytime they showed him a P Michel game, they triggered his brain to release a dose of dopamine. Eventually, just being shown a P Michel game would automatically cause his brain to release dopamine on its own.

This led to abuse. All he cared about whilst in the throes of addiction was viewing P Michel games. He consumed every available P Michel game even though he had no one else interested in joining in. He was P Micheling alone.

Luckily, the addiction has subsided and he now only occasional enjoys P Michel, like on special occasions. It would be most advisable for him to quit entirely, but controlled use is possible. Just be careful with that habit, kid.

Jun-15-05  aw1988: How do you explain his erratic behavior to every other page?
Jun-15-05  mynameisrandy: Pixy sticks.
Jun-15-05  aw1988: Ah. You must have passed all your subjects with ease.
Jul-06-05  Knight13: Dang man this guy's gonna be 100 years old on November 27, 2005! I hope he make it!
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: I hope the Coppers don't find all those pictures of Paul Michel <Knight13> has plastered all over his bedroom wall.


Nov-30-05  Knight13: Wow wow wow! I forgot to give him a happy birthday on his 100th year of living! YEAH! PARTY STARTED! 100 year-old Paul Michel! Wooo hoooo!

(I hope the biography above is accurate since if he's dead then this post is embarrasing.)

Jan-01-06  MarkN: you dont find it embarrassing anyway?
Mar-11-06  Knight13: <MarkN> Nope. I don't find it embarrasing.

Sep-17-06  percyblakeney: According to Adrianus D De Groot, member of the Dutch team in the 1939 Olympiad

<the German player Michel was the only member of his team that was not pro-nazi and [---] he was pestered by his teammates because of that>

The German team included Eliskases, and Hans Ree writes that the players didn't stay in Argentina because they were against the politics of Hitler (except in Michel's case), but because the return trip was considered too dangerous. Even if it's hard to know if that was the real reason (or if de Groot remembered correctly)...

Oct-09-06  Knight13: To remind me of my past,

I celebrate my 6000th post right here!

Oct-23-06  sneaky pete: Paul Michel died in 1977. His year of birth is given elsewhere as 1906. In Argentina (La Plata) he worked in the "health industry" (im Gesundheitswesen).

Attention <Knight13>, here's a late Michel game:

Clubmatch "Estudiantes" La Plata vs Villa Martelli
Buenos Aires 1963
White Rey
Black Michel
1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 d5 3.e3 e6 4.Bd3 c5 5.c3 Nc6 6.0-0 Be7 7.Nbd2 0-0 8.Qe2 Qc7 9.dxc5 Bxc5 10.e4 Ng4 11.h3 Nge5 12.Nxe5 Nxe5 13.Bc2 b6 14.Nf3? Ba6! 15.Qd1 Bxf1 16.Kxf1 Nxf3 17.Qxf3 d4 18.Bd2 dxc3 19.Bxc3 Bb4 20.Bxb4 Qc4+ 21.Kg1 Qxb4 22.Bb3 Rfd8 23.Rc1 Rac8 24.Rf1 Rd2 25.Qg4 Qb5 26.g3 Qe5 0-1

After 15.Qxa6 Nxf3+ 16.gxf3 Qg3+ 17.Kh1 Qxh3+ 18.Kg1 Qg3+ 19.Kh1 Qxf3+ 20.Kg1 dxe4 threat ..Qg3+ ..Qh3+ ..Bd6 (Michel).

Nov-18-07  whiteshark: More details of his bio:

further click on <German-Argentine chess master> link required.

Nov-18-07  BIDMONFA: Paul Michel


Nov-26-08  whiteshark: Bio:
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: Pablo Michel is same player.

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