Ludwig Rellstab (chess player)


Ludwig Rellstab (23 November 1904, Schöneberg , Berlin – 14 February 1983, Wedel ) was a German chess player who won the German Chess Championship in 1942 and was awarded the International Master title in 1950. [1 ]

Biography

Rellstab from a distinguished family of academics and musicians. His great-grandfather, also named Ludwig Rellstab , was a well-known poet and music critic. His father Ludwig ME Rellstab was a professor of physics and electronics, who in 1914 became chief engineer at Siemens & Halske . His sister Annekäthe was a pianist. [3]

Chess career

He was German Champion, winning at Bad Oeynhausen 1942. [4] He took 8th in the unofficial European Championship at Munich 1942 ( Alexander Alekhine won). [5] In 1943, he took 6th in Salzburg ( Paul Keres and Alekhine won). In 1943, he took 5th in Vienna (10th GER-ch, Josef Lokvenc won). Citation needed ]

Rellstab represented Germany at fifth board in the Munich 1936 unofficial Olympiad , and won two bronze medals (team and individual). [6] He played for West Germany three times in the Chess Olympiad . [7]

  • In 1950, at fourth board in 9th Chess Olympiad in Dubrovnik (+3 -2 = 6);
  • In 1952, at the second reserve board in 10th Chess Olympiad in Helsinki (+5 -1 = 3);
  • In 1954, at fourth board in 11th Chess Olympiad in Amsterdam (+2 -2 = 2).

He won the individual gold medal at Helsinki 1952 and bronze medal team at Dubrovnik 1950. [7]

Rellstab was awarded the International Master (IM) title in 1950 [1] and the International Arbiter (IA) title in 1951. [2]

References

  1. ^ Jump up to:b Whyld, Ken (1986), Chess: The Records , Guinness Books, p. 160, ISBN  0-85112-455-0
  2. ^ Jump up to:b Gaige, Jeremy (1987), Chess Personalia, A Biobibliography , McFarland, p. 351, ISBN  0-7864-2353-6
  3. Jump up^ Wieteck, Helmut (2003). “Rellstab, Ludwig Adolf Friedrich Hans” . Neue Deutsche Biography (in German). 21 (Pütter – Rohlfs). Berlin: Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities . p. 408. ISBN  3-428-11202-4 .
  4. Jump up^ Whyld, p. 99.
  5. Jump up^ Gillam, Anthony J.:Munich 1942, European Chess Championship. The Chess Player, Nottingham. ISBN 1-901034-46-1
  6. Jump up^ Unofficial Chess Olympiad: Munich 1936at olimpbase.org. Retrieved 29 March 2013.
  7. ^ Jump to:b OlimpBase Men’s Chess Olympiads Ludwig Rellstab

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