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|Jul-08-08|| ||keypusher: Way to show 'em, Bertie!|
|Jul-08-08|| ||Jim Bartle: What ho!|
|Jul-08-08|| ||keypusher: By the way, I think I managed to find an illustration of "brain affection."|
|Jul-09-08|| ||Calli: The worst case of it that I have seen: http://blogs.smh.com.au/passport/20...|
|Jul-09-08|| ||Phony Benoni: <offramp: How do you get the surname Englisch? How do you get the surname Pope?>|
Generally, from your parents.
|Jul-09-08|| ||Jim Bartle: "The worst case of it that I have seen:"
Here are a couple more, just as scary:
|Jul-11-08|| ||Honza Cervenka: Hotzenplotz is German name of Osoblaha in todays Czech Republic. It lies near the border with Poland in district of Bruntál and in the 19th century it was a nice little town with population about 5000 people, mostly German speaking Jews and Germans, but also Poles and Czechs. Osoblaha had mainly intact historical centre with well-preserved city walls still before WW2 but during fights in 1945 the city was completely destroyed and depopulated (Jews were victims of Holocaust, Germans were transferred to Germany after WW2). Now Osoblaha is a village with slightly more than thousand inhabitants. Jewish cemetery in Osoblaha is one of best cultural monuments of this kind in Central Europe.|
|Mar-04-09|| ||Dredge Rivers: Hey, speak Englisch!|
|Mar-04-09|| ||WhiteRook48: and play the Englisch opening already! Why not 1. c4 e5?|
|Mar-05-09|| ||vonKrolock: In the year 1892, Englisch introduced to the "Wiener Schachgesellschaft" (the most important chess circle from Austria-Hungary), a young and talented player who, until then, and being a boy that started to work very early as tipesetter aprentice, had only the chance for training and practice in the cafés for amateurs, during the evenings and weekends, and that became then a full member of the important Club, and soon also a columnist in a local paper and one of the leading chess players in the country - his name was Carl Schlechter|
|May-01-09|| ||vonKrolock: The Vienna 1896 match Englisch vs Pillsbury consisted of five games - all drawn, and all already here in chessgames.com|
Berlin 1897 was his last Tournament
<"BERLIN In September 13th 1897, the Congress started in the gala room of the Institute of Architecture - after some rounds, two players, von Bardeleben and Englisch, had to retire due to bad health - the later actually died in the following month, in Vienna, aged 46">
|May-01-09|| ||Pawn and Two: Englisch apparently never opened any of his tournament or match games with the English (1.c4) opening.|
However, when Englisch played his last tournament game, Englisch vs Schlechter, 1897, he concluded his chess playing career with the move 25.c4!
|Apr-06-10|| ||keypusher: Has anyone seen his match games against Lasker? They don't seem to be in the database.|
|Apr-06-10|| ||TheFocus: <keypusher> Unfortunately, the game-scores have never come to light. Ken Whyld, noted Lasker expert, was never able to find them. New Lasker games are found every year, so maybe someone will find them buried in some obscure magazine or journal; but I wouldn't hold my breath.|
|Apr-06-10|| ||TheFocus: Lasker won the match with +2=3-0.|
|Apr-06-10|| ||keypusher: Thanks, <TheFocus>. Wow. Hard to believe!|
|Apr-06-10|| ||TheFocus: Englisch also played a five game match with Pillsbury. All five games were drawn. They are posted here in CG.|
|Apr-09-10|| ||reti: I agreed with TheFocus. Lasker beat Englisch in a five game match in Austria in 1890m but this games have never been found.|
|Nov-01-10|| ||amadeus: as she is spoke - http://www.exclassics.com/espoke/es...|
|Nov-28-10|| ||Phony Benoni: From the "British Chess Magazine", June 1883, p. 207:|
<"The former> [Englisch], <who is a young man under thirty> [actually 32], <when it is his turn to move, unceasingly twirls a pencil between his fingers, and when it is not his move, he frequently walks up and down like a caged tiger.">
|Jul-09-14|| ||Mating Net: Every time I see Herr Berthold's name, I think of this classic game. Is that wrong?|
Englisch vs Steinitz, 1883
|Jul-09-14|| ||Penguincw: R.I.P. Berthold Englisch.|
|Jul-09-15|| ||Birthday Boy: Happy Birthday! Berthold Englisch!|
|Apr-02-16|| ||zanzibar: ACM v1 (1897) p422 has an obit
<Chess has recently lost three important lights. Berthold Englisch, a man who has left a bright mark upon the page of chess history, ...
Berthold Englisch was one of the contestants in the recently concluded toumament at Berlin. He left the tournament abruptly, forfeiting many of his games, complaining of ill-health, and went to his home in Vienna. He had some brain trouble from which he died on October 20.
He was born at Holtzenplatz, in Austrian Silesia, luly 9, 1851. He settled in Vienna about 1872, and was not long in making his chess powers felt in the Vienna Chess Club. In 1875 he won the championship of the Vienna Chess Club, and in 1887 he made his debut in the Leipzig Congress, defeating Winawer, and drawing with Anderssen, though not a prize winner. In the Paris Congress of 1878, he won 11˝, lost 10˝ games, an was just one game outside of the prize limit. In the tournament at Leipzig, in 1879, he won first prize with a score of 9 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw, Louis Paulsen being second. At the Congress held at Wiesbaden, in 1880, he tied with Blackburne and A. Schwarz for first honors, with thirteen other players. In the two-round tournament at Vienna, in 1882, he won 19˝ out of 24 games, leading Paulsen by a game. The prize winners in that event were a tie between Steinitz and Winawer for first and second, followed by Mason, Mackenzie, Zukertort and Blackburne, with Englisch two games behind the last named. In the great London tournament of 1883, Englisch made a good record, considering the strength of the contestants. The order of the prize winners was: Zukertort, Steinitz, Blackgurne, and Tchigorin, and then a tie between Mason, Mackenzie and Englisch. In the Hamburg Congress of 1885, Gunzberg won first prize, with 12 wins, and Englisch, Blackbume, Mason, Tarrasch and Weiss were tied only half a game behind. In the Frankfort tournament in 1887, he won seventh prize, but thereafter he withdrew from chess until Pillsbury visited Vienna, after the Nuremberg tournament of 1896. A match was arranged between Pillsbury and Englisch for a purse offered by Baron de Rothschild, all five games of which were drawn.>
It should be mentioned that he died almost two weeks after withdrawing from the Berlin tournament.
|Apr-20-16|| ||zanzibar: Striking a chord with the very first comment made on this player's page:|
Berthold Englisch (kibitz #1)
<Englisch steadily advances in strength, although his play is not sufficiently spirited to be capable of very great improvement. He was close upon the prize winners at Vienna; this time he has done much better. He is a remarkably rapid player, but very much given to drawing. Kolisch said of him that it is very difficult to win a game of him, but also difficult to lose one.>
The Giri of his day?
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