Victor Winz

Viktor (Víctor) Winz (Berlin, [1] 31 August 1906 [2] – date of death unknown) was a Palestine / Israeli-Argentina chess master.

Born in Germany, he has his career in Berlin. [3] He emigrated to Palestine (Then under the British Mandate ) in the early 1930s.

Winz played for the Palestine team in two Chess Olympiads ; At fourth board (+2 -9 = 2) in the 6th Olympiad at Warsaw 1935, and at third board (+4 -6 = 5) in the 8th Olympiad at Buenos Aires 1939. [4]

In September 1939, when World War II broke out, Winz, along with many other participants of the 8th Chess Olympiad, decided to stay permanently in Argentina. [5]

In 1941, he took 7th in Buenos Aires ( Miguel Najdorf won, followed by Moshe Czerniak , Herman Pilnik , Paul Michel , etc.). In 1941, he took 17th in Mar del Plata ( Gideon Ståhlberg won, followed by Najdorf, Erich Eliskases , Ludwig Engels , Paulino Frydman , Czerniak, Movsas Feigins , Carlos Guimard , etc.). [6]

His last recorded tournament was the 1957 Berlin championship, where he finished 7 = behind Rudolf Teschner . [7]

References

  1. Jump up^ Passengers of the Piriápolis
  2. Jump up^ Visa with photo 1954
  3. Jump up^ Berliner Schachverband :: Die bekanntesten Persönlichkeiten der Berliner Schachgeschichte
  4. Jump up^ OlimpBase
  5. Jump up^ “List of players who remained in Argentina in 1939 (notes in Spanish )” . Archived from the original on 2009-10-21.
  6. Jump up^ “1941” . Rogerpaige.me.uk . Retrieved 24 October 2010 .
  7. Jump up^ Gino Di Felice. Chess Results 1956-1060 . p. 108.

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