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Hans Kranki
Number of games in database: 31
Years covered: 1937 to 1941
Overall record: +4 -17 =10 (29.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Mar-31-1908, died May-13-1942, 34 years old) Germany

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. H Zollner vs H Kranki  1-0401937Bad Oeynhausen-German chB72 Sicilian, Dragon
2. K Richter vs H Kranki  ½-½371938German ChampionshipA45 Queen's Pawn Game
3. H Kranki vs G Kieninger  ½-½351938German ChampionshipD02 Queen's Pawn Game
4. A Becker vs H Kranki  1-0281938German ChampionshipE51 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
5. H Kranki vs W Weil  1-0481938German ChampionshipA12 English with b3
6. Eliskases vs H Kranki  ½-½411938German ChampionshipE54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System
7. L Schmitt vs H Kranki  ½-½621938German ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
8. H Kranki vs L Engels  0-1401938German ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
9. H Herrmann vs H Kranki  ½-½371938German ChampionshipE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
10. H Kranki vs B Koch  1-0301938German ChampionshipE16 Queen's Indian
11. L Rellstab vs H Kranki  0-1491938German ChampionshipE16 Queen's Indian
12. H Kranki vs A Kohler  0-1701938German ChampionshipD74 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O
13. P Michel vs H Kranki  1-0701938German ChampionshipB74 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
14. M Eisinger vs H Kranki  1-0371938German ChampionshipB50 Sicilian
15. H Kranki vs H Nowarra  0-1331938German ChampionshipA14 English
16. H Kranki vs W Lange  0-1701940GER-chA04 Reti Opening
17. H Kranki vs W Ernst  0-1261941German ChampionshipA15 English
18. P Schmidt vs H Kranki  1-0501941German ChampionshipB72 Sicilian, Dragon
19. K Rahn vs H Kranki  1-0361941German ChampionshipE48 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5
20. H Kranki vs L Rellstab  ½-½421941German ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
21. H Mueller vs H Kranki  1-0551941German ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
22. H Kranki vs H G Lachmann  ½-½481941German ChampionshipA12 English with b3
23. G Pfeiffer vs H Kranki 1-0421941German ChampionshipE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
24. H Kranki vs K Richter  0-1331941German ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
25. K Junge vs H Kranki 1-0421941German ChampionshipB20 Sicilian
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May-25-09  Sem: It appears that Hans Kranki (Hamburg) finished 5th at the 'Deutsche Meisterschaft' (German Championship) in Bad Oeynhausen. At any rate he played up to 1941. I cannot find any info on him after that date.
Digging up these data gives me a sour taste, since of course no Jewish chess players participated in these tournaments. In contrast, 1925 e.g. saw Nimzowitsch, Grünfeld, Reti and Tarrasch in action, and in 1931 Jacques Mieses was the last Jew to participate for some time. And to think that this was the country that once produced Emmanuel Lasker...
May-25-09  myschkin: . . .



"Hans Kranki, gefallen am 13. Mai 1942 in Thur (nördl. Tschudowo*)

* Im Zweiten Weltkrieg wurde Tschudowo am 20. August 1941 von der deutschen Wehrmacht besetzt und am 29. Januar 1944 von Truppen der Wolchow-Front der Roten Armee im Rahmen der Leningrad-Nowgoroder Operation zurückerobert.

<sem> according to the sources he died as a young soldier in summer 1942 on a battelground north of Chudovo (Russia) called "Thur" (can't figure that out, right now). If you need a proper translation let me know.

Jul-18-09  Sem: myschkin,thank you for your thoughtful addition. Makes me realize (again) that there is so much human frailness behind dry listings and statistics.
Jul-15-20  Alan McGowan: German records show Hans Kranki was born 31 March 1908 in Danzig.

His death record confirms his date of death as shown (13 May 1942) on the Wolchow Front, a major battle in the spring of 1942.

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  perfidious: You ever got cranky with this player, he would give as good as he got.
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  HeMateMe: They say he kranked it up a notch against the better players!

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