Wolfgang Hasenfuss

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Wolfgang Hasenfuss (Latvian: Volfgangs Hāzenfuss; born December 11, 1900, Jēkabpils, Russian Empire – died October 6, 1944, Gotenhafen) was a Latvian chess master of Baltic German ethnicity.

He played for Latvia in Chess Olympiads and 3rd unofficial Chess Olympiad:

Hasenfuss won individual bronze medal in 1931.

He took 6th at Riga 1932 (Vladimirs Petrovs won), took 4th at Riga 1934 (LAT-ch, Fricis Apšenieks and Petrovs won), tied for 17th–18th at Kemeri 1937 (Samuel Reshevsky, Petrovs and Salo Flohr won),[5] and took 10th at Kemeri / Riga 1939 (Flohr won).[6]

In 1944 Hasenfuss was leading the Riga Chess Championship, but due to illness was forced to withdraw from the tournament. He died at a German hospital in Gotenhafen (today Gdynia, Poland).[7]


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