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|Feb-26-12|| ||whiteshark: <Penguincw> Think again! :D|
|Jun-27-12|| ||Karpova: Rudolf Spielmann Platz in Vienna (named after him on 2011.07.10):|
|Jul-29-12|| ||Karpova: Von welchem bekannten Schachspieler haben Sie das meiste gelernt?|
Rudolf Spielmann: <Zuerst von Anderssen das Kombinieren, dann von Dr. Tarrasch, wie man vorteilhaft nicht kombiniert.>
From page 168 of the 1929 '(Neue) Wiener Schachzeitung'
|Jul-30-12|| ||Karpova: In 1931, Spielmann beat Pirc in a match (+3 =6 -1).
Source: Pages 172 and 178f of the 1931 '(Neue) Wiener Schachzeitung'
|Aug-22-12|| ||Karpova: He won a small tournament in Stockholm which ended on April 4, 1909:|
1. Spielmann 4.5
2. Leonhardt 4.0
3. E. Cohn 2.0
4-6. Langborg 1.5
4-6. Nyholm 1.5
4-6. Sjöberg 1.5
All in all, Spielmann received 230 Kronen, Leonhardt 180 Kronen and E. Cohn 120 Kronen.
From page 253 of the 1909 'Wiener Schachzeitung'
|Aug-23-12|| ||Karpova: Spielmann beat Hans Fahrni in a match with +4 =4 -3 in Munich. The match began on June 5th, 1910.|
From page 251 of the 1910 'Wiener Schachzeitung'
|Aug-25-12|| ||Karpova: Spielmann's match against Dr. Tartakower in Vienna ended on October 9, 1910.|
Spielmann : 1 1 = 0 0 1
Tartakover: 0 0 = 1 1 0
The last game of the match was a Caro-Kann which Spielmann won in 16 moves.
From page 379 of the 1910 'Wiener Schachzeitung'
|Sep-07-12|| ||Karpova: Small Tournament in Warsaw, 1934:
1. Spielmann 4.0
2. Najdorf 3.5
3-4. Kremer 2.5
3-4. Makarczyk 2.5
5. Frydman 1.5
6. Glocer 1.0
Spielmann lost no game so he scored +3 =2 -0
From page 45 of the 1934 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'
|Sep-07-12|| ||Karpova: Spielmann in the Baltic region in 1934:
Against Feigin: +1 =3 -0
Against Apsenieks: +3 =1 -0
Against Petrov: +2 =5 -1
From page 109 of the 1934 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'
|Nov-10-12|| ||Norbi506: Moved to Sweden just like Rubinstein... But why did he starve himself to death?|
|May-05-13|| ||Caissanist: I'm not sure the starvation was totally voluntary. Sweden was full of Jewish refugees during WWII and they seem to have been mostly left to fend for themselves. Spielmann desperately wanted to get to the UK or USA, but could not raise the money to get out of Sweden. At some point he basically shut himself into his apartment and starved, intentionally or otherwise.|
|May-05-13|| ||Llawdogg: Sounds like an horrific Zugzwang. He ran out of options and was stuck in one of the worst times and places in all human history. No blame can attach to the chess master.|
|May-05-13|| ||Abdel Irada: <jessicafischerqueen: <theagenbiteofinwit: My favorite Spielmann quote : <How can I favorably turn matter into energy?>>|
What is your source for this quote? If you can post if for me I'd be very grateful!
A bit late, but the quote comes from Spielmann's book, _The Art of Sacrifice in Chess_: http://books.google.com/books?id=LP...
|May-05-13|| ||backrank: Yes, I remember that quote well ... as a scientist, it kept me stunned :D|
|May-05-13|| ||cro777: "The faculty of converting energy into matter and matter into energy, constitutes one of the most wonderful characteristics of chess. The question: <How can I favorably turn matter into energy?> occurs as a rule in the early phase of the game; the converse is more
likely to obtain for the later phase." (Nikolay Minev:"Rudolf Spielmann: Fifty Great Short Games") |
<backrank: ...as a scientist, it kept me stunned> As a physicist would you take a look at the Shashin's physics-like model of chess. I'm expecting his new book: "Best Play: A New Method to Find the Strongest Move (With a foreword by Alexander Morozevich)". I'd appreciate your assessment.
|May-05-13|| ||brankat: R.I.P. master Spielmann.|
|Jul-15-13|| ||Karpova: Beat Vasja Pirc in a match in Maribor (today Slovenia) in May 1931 by the score of +3 =6 -1.|
Source: Pages 172 and 178 of the 1931 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'
|Sep-14-13|| ||Calar: Quote of the day by Spielmann:
<A good sacrifice is one that is not necessarily sound but leaves your opponent dazed and confused.>
I'm sure Tal would agree :P
|Sep-14-13|| ||sleepyirv: <Calar> I like the way Spielmann thinks. Though it ever so often left him (and for that matter, me) the loser of an attack just didn't work out.|
|Sep-30-13|| ||Karpova: Spielmann was playing for Czechoslovakia and was invited to paticipate in a training tournament in Münchengrätz (today Mnichovo Hraditě in Czechia), which was won by Bogoljubov. Spielmann didn't play as he had been "disinvited" under strange circumstances (<er wurde aber unter etwas sonderbaren Umständen wieder "ausgeladen.">). So Spielmann canceeled his participation at the Hamburg Olympiad for Czechoslovakia and wanted to acquire the Austrian citizenship.|
From pp. 249-250 of the 1930 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'.
|Oct-11-13|| ||Karpova: Munich, end of January 1925, Simul against strong players with a good result:|
Spielmann won against Benzinger, Laubmann, Harrasser, Vogt and L Schmitt*.
He drew against Baumann, Gebhard**, Dr. Ottensaser, Springe*** and Stiegler.
The whole event took 8 hours, the games had to be adjourned after the first 5 hour-part.
From page 45 of the February 1925 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'
* Ludwig Schmitt
** Hans Gebhardt
*** W Springe
|Oct-17-13|| ||Karpova: Long article with many puzzles by Jeremy Silman <Rudolf Spielmann, the Lethal Gentleman!>, October 15, 2013: http://www.chess.com/article/view/r...|
|Oct-31-13|| ||Karpova: Spielmann gave a Simul on March 29, 1924, in the Chess Club Hakoah in Vienna, Cafe Rabel, scoring +18 -3 =2.|
From page 95 of the March 1924 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'
|Nov-02-13|| ||Karpova: 17-board Simul in Dingelstädt i. Thür at the end of May 1924: +15 -0 =2|
From page 189 of the July 1924 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'
|Nov-24-13|| ||Karpova: 33-board Simul in Cottbus: +21 -3 =9
From page 365 of the December 1924 'Wiener Schachzeitung'
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