Paul Mross

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Paul Mross (Paweł Mróz) (23 January 1910, Bismarckhütte (now Chorzów) – 17 January 1991, Düsseldorf) was a Polish–German chess master.[1]


Born in Bismarckhütte (now Chorzów), Upper Silesia, he won the Silesian Chess Championship in 1929,[2] and played for Silesia at second board in the 1st Polish Team Championship at Królewska Huta (Königshütte) 1929 (the Warsaw team won).[3] In early 1930s, he moved to Berlin. In 1935, he tied for 3rd-4th in Swinemünde. He played in Berlin championships; tied for 7-8th in 1936, and tied for 4-6th in 1938 (both won by Kurt Richter). In Spring 1939, he took 2nd, behind Franz Mölbitz, at Café Victoria in Berlin-Kreuzberg.[4]

During World War II, he tied for 5-8th in the 1st General Government chess tournament at Kraków–Krynica–Warsaw 1940 (Efim Bogoljubow and Anton Kohler won),[5] took 12th at Munich 1941 (Europaturnier, Gösta Stoltz won),[6] tied for 10-12th in the 2nd GG-ch at Warsaw–Kraków 1941 (Alexander Alekhine and Paul Felix Schmidt won),[7] and won in the Kraków Championship in 1941.[8]

After the war, he lived in Berlin-Spandau, where he played in several tournaments. He took 7th in 1949 (Gerhard Pfeiffer won), tied for 3rd-5th in 1950 (Max Euwe won), took 6th in 1952 (Rudolf Teschner won),[9] took 4th in 1953, tied for 3rd-4th in 1954, and tied for 12-13th in 1957.[10]

Mross took 7th at Hoechst 1955 (FRG-ch, Klaus Darga won).[11]

He moved to Erlangen in the 1960s.[12]

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