Wilhelm Orbach

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Wilhelm Orbach (1894, Offenbach am Main – 1944, Auschwitz) was a German chess master.

He took 3rd at Oeynhausen 1922 (22nd DSB–Congress, B tourn); took 4th at Frankfurt 1923 (23rd DSB–Congress, B tourn); tied for 3rd-4th at Breslau 1925 (24th DSB–Congress, B tourn);[1] won at Frankfurt am Main 1925 (City championship);[2] took 2nd at Ems 1926 (Quadrangular).

Orbach won at Hyères 1927; took 4th at Homburg 1927 (Efim Bogoljubow won); tied for 4-5th at Giessen 1928 (Richard Réti won); took 11th at Duisburg 1929 (26th DSB–Congress, Carl Ahues won); took 12th at Frankfurt 1930 (Aron Nimzowitsch won);[3] took 6th at Paris (L'Echiquier) 1938 (Baldur Hoenlinger won).[4]

He died in the Auschwitz concentration camp.[5]


  1. ^ http://www.anders.thulin.name/SUBJECTS/CHESS/CTCIndex.pdf Name Index to Jeremy Gaige's Chess Tournament Crosstables, An Electronic Edition, Anders Thulin, Malmö, 2004-09-01
  2. ^ www.hessischer-schachverband.de/bezirk-5-frankfurt
  3. ^ Welcome to the Chessmetrics site
  4. ^ Amsterdam (NED-ch10th) 1938
  5. ^ http://www.kwabc.org/Texte/VSGOGeschichte2.pdf