Rellstab at the German Chess Championship, Hamburg 1953
|Full name||Ludwig Adolf Friedrich Hans Rellstab|
|Born||23 November 1904
|Title||International Master (1950)
International Arbiter (1951)
|Peak ranking||25 (1938, unofficial)|
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.
Rellstab came 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 M. E. Rellstab was a professor of physics and electronics, who in 1914 became chief engineer at Siemens & Halske. His sister Annekäthe was a pianist.
He was German Champion, winning at Bad Oeynhausen 1942. He took 8th in the (unofficial) European Championship at Munich 1942 (Alexander Alekhine won). 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).
He won the individual gold medal at Helsinki 1952 and team bronze medal at Dubrovnik 1950.
Rellstab was awarded the International Master (IM) title in 1950 and the International Arbiter (IA) title in 1951.