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|Aug-21-13|| ||Karpova: Edward Winter: <On pages 45-50 of 'Carl Schlechter! Life and Times of the Austrian Chess Wizard' (Yorklyn, 1994) Warren Goldman discussed Schlechter’s demise in detail, noting that possible causes of death were lung disease aggravated by lack of proper nutrition, tuberculosis, pneumonia and the Spanish flu epidemic. On page 46 he wrote:|
‘Published accounts concerning the medical details are fragmentary and do not allow a firm conclusion as to the precise cause of death.’>
From C.N. 8222
|Aug-27-13|| ||Gottschalk: <Tassilo Lasa>
Link containing 816 games of Schlechter
|Sep-07-13|| ||Karpova: Theodor Gerbec: <Mit seiner zarten Konstitution war er den Strapazen der elenden Kriegszeiten im Hinterlande nicht gewachsen und so warf ihn der Anfall der Krankheit sofort nieder.>
(page 370 of the 1928 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung')
(With his delicate physique, he wasn't equal to the stresses and strains of the miserable wartime in the back country, and so the onset of the illness crushed him down immediately.)
|Oct-11-13|| ||Karpova: At the age of 76, Carl Schlechter's mother Ms Meyer-Schlechter died. She was buried on April* 26, 1925.|
From page 76 of the March 1925 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'
* it says <Am 26. v. M.>
|Oct-19-13|| ||Karpova: Regarding Ms Meyer-Schlechter: She was in the most bitter hardships and, to make amendments for what had not been done for her son Carl, a call for donations was started. The editorial staff of the 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung' started with 100,000 Kronen and said this way, donations would be collected and the names of the donators published.|
Source: Pages 305-306 of the December 1923 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung
|Dec-09-13|| ||Fanacas: The Rocket: Actually % i believe lasker does not have fewer loses then Schlechter he has more wins though. Wince Lasker hardly drawed and Schlechter allot more.|
|Jan-03-14|| ||Karpova: VII. Leopold Trebitsch Memorial triple round-robin tournament, October 30 to December 17, 1915:|
1. Schlechter 10.0
2. Reti 8.0
3. Dr. Kaufmann 7.0
4. Marco 6.5
5. Schubert 6.0
6. von Popiel 2.5
Prizes (in <K>): Schlechter 300, Reti 200, Dr. Kaufmann 150, Marco 100.
Game honorary (in <K>): Schlechter 200, Reti 160, Dr. Kaufmann 140, Marco 130, Schubert 120, von Popiel 50.
Schlechter scored +6 -0 =8, winning all his mini-matches.
Mini-matches (I use + - = for win, loss and draw and 0 if no game was played):
Schlechter vs Reti + = =
Schlechter vs Kaufmann = = +
Schlechter vs Marco = = +
Schlechter vs Schubert = + +
Schlechter vs Popiel = + 0
Reti vs Kaufmann + = =
Reti vs Marco + = =
Reti vs Schubert = - +
Reti vs Popiel = + 0
Kaufmann vs Marco + = =
Kaufmann vs Schubert + = -
Kaufmann vs Popiel = + 0
Marco vs Schubert + = =
Marco vs Popiel = + 0
Schubert vs Popiel = + 0
Points earned in each cycle:
1st cycle: Schlechter 3.0, Reti 3.0, Dr. Kaufmann 3.0, von Popiel 2.5, Marco 2.0, Schubert 1.5
2nd cycle: Schlechter 3.5, Dr. Kaufmann 3.0, Marco 3.0, Schubert 3.0, Reti 2.5, von Popiel 0.0
3rd cycle: Schlechter 3.5, Reti 2.5, Marco 1.5, Schubert 1.5, Dr. Kaufmann 1.0
Spielmann and Dr. Tartakower could not participate as they were at the front in Tirol and the Strypa (Ukrainian Стрипа and Russian Стрыпа) respectively. Albin was supposed to play, but dropped out after round 1 due to serious health problems (<ernstlicher Gesundheitsstörung>). He was replaced by Franz Schubert, who had registered too late. This was also Schubert's first Master tournament and he performed very well. Von Popiel managed to draw all of his first cycle games, but lost every game in the 2nd cycle. He then withdrew and the report mentions <offenkundige Ermüdung> (obvious tiredness).
The prizes and game honorary was overall 1570 <K> and payed from the returns of the <Leopold-Trebitsch-Stiftung> (he had donated 40,000 <K>).
Brilliancy prizes were donated by the <Freiherr v. Rothschild-Stiftung> (3 times 100 <K>) and Istvan Abonyi (100 and 50 <K>).
Source: Pages 246-247 of the November-December 1915 'Wiener Schachzeitung'
|Jan-06-14|| ||Karpova: VI. Leopold Trebitsch Memorial double round-robin tournament, November 12 to December 31, 1914:|
1. C Schlechter 11.5
2. A Kaufmann 11.0
3-4. R Reti 8.5
3-4. R Spielmann 8.5
5. A Albin 7.0
6. J Krejcik 5.5
7-8. J Schenkein 2.0
7-8. O Strobl 2.0
Schlechter scored +10 -1 =3 (scoring -1 =1 against Kaufmann and conceding draws to Reti and Spielmann). Kaufmann reached +9 -1 =4 (scoring +1 -1 against Albin and losing no mini match).
Prize money (in <K>): Schlechter 600, Kaufmann 400, Reti and Spielmann shared 500, Albin 100.
Source: Pages 216-217 of the September-November 1914 'Wiener Schachzeitung'
|Jan-13-14|| ||waustad: I was poking around and saw the title of a book: 'Carl Schlechter! Life and Times of the Austrian Chess Wizard.' I looked to see if it was available anywhere convenient and it seems that it is very expensive. Amazon had one new for around $4500 and 3 used starting at around $400. Perhaps somebody in the publishing biz might look into making an ebook available.|
|Jan-13-14|| ||TheFocus: <wausted> How much would you offer me for a mint, unused edition?|
|Jan-13-14|| ||tamar: I think our pocketbooks could only handle a used edition in schlechter condition...|
|Jan-13-14|| ||WannaBe: < TheFocus: <wausted> How much would you offer me for a mint, unused edition? >|
I'd offer you $99.99 plus $9.99 for shipping.
|Jan-13-14|| ||TheFocus: Well, seeing as i am on IGNORE by <wausted>, I withdraw my offer to him.|
<WannaBe> I accept. Drop your address in my Forum, and we can get the ball rolling.
|Jan-14-14|| ||TheFocus: The book is available at: http://www.chessbookstore.com/.|
<CARL SCHLECHTER! THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE AUSTRIAN CHESS WIZARD, by Warren Goldman. Yorklyn, 1994. Hardback, 551 pages. 244 games‹most with notes. Good indices & bibliography. 54 photos & drawings. More than just a games collection due to the heavy research the author spent on Schlechter's life and contributions to chess in his writings as well as his tournament career. No longer available to dealers. Few copies left. $80>
|Jan-27-14|| ||Karpova: 5-board Simul against strong opposition on November 30, 1910, in the Vienna Amateur Chess Club - Schlechter's opponents were Dr. Ph. Meitner, Otto Strobl, Prof. Hugo Soyka, Erwin Kondor and Sigmund Steiner. Schlechter scored +3 -0 =2, beating Strobl, Kondor and Steiner. He played a second time against Strobl and won and H. Steiner (draw). |
As the WSZ is referring to the 2nd game against Steiner, I guess it was again Siegmund Steiner and that the <H.> is simply a typo.
Source: Page 24 of the January 1911 'Wiener Schachzeitung'
|Jan-28-14|| ||Karpova: Schlechter visited the <Societa scacchistica Triestina> from December 7 to 9, 1910.|
On the first day, he gave a 19-board Simul and scored +12 -3 =4.
On the second day, he gave a 6-board Blindfold Simul and scored +6 -0 =0.
On the last day, he played a serious game against Matteo Gadich, which ended drawn after 4 hours.
Source: Pages 36-37 of the January 1911 'Wiener Schachzeitung'
|Jan-29-14|| ||Karpova: The 3rd Trebitsch Memorial, a double-round robin tournament from December 8, 1910, to January 14, 1911, in Vienna. Schlechter shared 1st place with Rudolf Spielmann.|
1-2. C Schlechter 10.0
1-2. R Spielmann 10.0
3. J Perlis 8.0
4. S Tartakower 7.5
5. R Reti 5.5
6-7. J Schenkein 3.5
6-7. S R Wolf 3.5
8. J Krejcik 1.0
Philipp Meitner should have played, but after his sudden death, Schenkein substituted him. Krejcik withdrew after round 4 (December 17, prior to his game against Reti) due to an urgent departure.
Prize ranks were places 1 to 4.
Schlechter remained undefeated, scoring +7 -0 =6 (6.0 points in the 1st cycle, 4.0 in the 2nd), Spielmann scored +8 -1 =4 (only loss to Perlis. 5.0 points in each cycle). Perlis (with 5.0) and Tartakower (with 4.5) also started promising, but then both scored only 3.0 points in the 2nd cycle. Reti was never a contender for 1st place, scoring 2.5 in cycle 1 and 3.0 in cycle 2 and, scoring +4 -6 =3, lost a game in every mini match (except for the one against Krejcik, who left before they could play a game, so it's one win by forfeit for Reti).
Wolf and Schenkein played well, but were out of practice or less experienced, respectively. Both received the consolation prize donated by Freiherr Albert von Rothschild.
Source: Pages 43-44 of the February 1911 'Wiener Schachzeitung'
|Feb-02-14|| ||Karpova: Schlechter had planned to leave Europe at the beginning of November 1910 in order to tour the USA and Canada. Three weeks for chess events in New York and prospects for a match against Capablanca. With regards to San San Sebastian (1911), Schlechter had to drop the plan.|
The match against Tarrasch seemed to have been postponed ad calendas graecas, which was understandable considering the latter's failure at Hamburg (1910).
Source: Page 71 of the February 1911 'Wiener Schachzeitung'
Thankfully, the match finally did take place: Tarrasch - Schlechter (1911)
|Feb-02-14|| ||Karpova: Simul in Bad Oeynhausen, where he stayed for a few days on his travel back from Hamburg (1910). On August 8 (1910), he faced 48 opponents, scoring +42 -3 =3.|
Source: Page 72 of the February 1911 'Wiener Schachzeitung'
|Feb-06-14|| ||Cemoblanca: Carl der Schlechter. ;] Amazing player.|
|Mar-02-14|| ||RedShield: Once I gifted Lasker a world championship match,
Brother, can you spare a dime?
|Mar-02-14|| ||Penguincw: R.I.P. to almost world champion Carl Schlechter (also one of my favourite players).|
|Mar-02-14|| ||WhiteRook48: While he may not have <been> the world champion, he was probably good enough to <be> the world champion. He put up a much better fight than Janowski, or Tarrasch, or Marshall.|
|Mar-02-14|| ||Penguincw: Don't forget about Steinitz (Steinitz has a -13 record through 36 games, or +7,-20,=9).|
|Apr-10-14|| ||Karpova: Chess Problems by Schlechter:
1) <Ergo bibamus>, Mate in 3
click for larger view
Number 2834, from the problem tournament of the 'Silesia'
2) <Honor et Patria>, Mate in 3
click for larger view
Number 2835, from the problem tournament of the 'Silesia'
Source: 'Wiener Schachzeitung', September 1910, p. 318
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