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|Sep-15-12|| ||Karpova: There is the interesting news that the Winter Tournament of the Mönchengladbach and Rheydt Chess Club in 1887 (or maybe 1886 and reported too late) saw the following prize winners out of 13 participants:|
1. E. Ehlen
2-3. H. Rosenkranz
2-3. E. Junkers
4. A. Hess
5. W. Lingen
6. C. Schlechter
Could this be Carl Schlechter? He would have been at most 13 years of age at that time and these German cities are in North-Rhine Westphalia which would seem strange but perhaps anybody knows more about it.
From page 18 of the August 1887 'Wiener Schachzeitung'
|Sep-15-12|| ||capanegra: <Karpova> Interesting indeed. I think you should forward this consult to Mr. Edward Winter through his Chess Notes website.|
|Sep-15-12|| ||Calli: Schlechter learned chess at 13 according to Spielmann. Some other bios put it even later at 15. He was befriended by Sam Gold, a well known chess problemist. This led to young Carl composing problems and he got some of them published as early as 1890. He did not join a Vienna chess club until 1892. He rose very quickly after that. So while it is a interesting "find", it is clearly a different "C. Schlechter".|
|Sep-16-12|| ||Karpova: Thanks for confirming that it's not 'our' Carl and the additional information on this great master's early life, <Calli>!|
|Sep-17-12|| ||GrahamClayton: If Schlechter has managed to recover from starvation and pneumonia in late 1918, would he have been one of the world's top players in the 1920's?|
|Sep-17-12|| ||Phony Benoni: <GrahamClayton> I rather doubt it. He would have been nearing 50, and had begun to show some falling off in results as early as 1912. For instance, see Game Collection: San Sebastian 1912 and Game Collection: Bad Pistyan 1912, where his tendency to draw was becoming more pronounced.|
|Sep-25-12|| ||Tassilo Lasa: Schlechter's early chess development is an interesting question. I wish I knew more about that. His presence on the world scene began modestly in the early 1890's. By the way, you don't recover from starvation and pneumonia, at least not in 1918, you died from those maladies. Carl's legacy was earlier. He tied Lasker and was Capas equal in how few games he lost over a given period. See my book, Schlechter's Chess Games, page 220.|
|Sep-25-12|| ||brankat: <Tassilo Lasa> Hi Mr.Crain!|
Regarding Your book. I assume it is still in print. Would it be available in bookstores? Or on line, perhaps.
|Sep-25-12|| ||TheFocus: <brankat> Try at this site.|
Hardbound for $25. Brandreth was the publisher.
If he is out, drop me a line in my Forum. I have an extra mint condition copy. Same price plus shipping.
|Dec-10-12|| ||vonKrolock: Current distribution of the surname - In Austria http://www.verwandt.at/karten/detai... , and in Germany http://www.verwandt.de/karten/absol...|
|Feb-05-13|| ||IndigoViolet: From page 220 of Schlechter's Chess Games by Tom Crain:|
<Starting back in Pistyan, 1912, up to and including [Vienna, 1915], Schlechter had played 117 competitive tournament games.
He lost only twice, once to Tartakower in the Vienna Chess Club anniversary tournament, in 1913, and once to Kaufmann, in Vienna, 1914. An extraordinary record. Even though Lasker had a lower percentage of lost games in his career than Schlechter, Lasker never approached this record. In fact, none of Schlechter's fin de siecle contemporaries ever approached this record, not Tarrasch, Pillsbury, Maroczy, Rubinstein, no-one. No-one, that is, until Capablanca set his more widely known record. Starting with New York, 1915, up to and including New York, 1924, Capablanca played 112 [sic - 108 is correct] competitive games
(89 tournament and 23 [sic - 19] match games). He lost only twice, once to Chajes in New York, 1916, and the other was his celebrated loss to Reti in New York, 1924.
The point is this: not only had Schlechter proved himself Lasker's equal in 1910, he also proved he was as "invincible" as Capablanca. Schlechter was, indeed, the zwischenzug
between the two world champions.>
|Mar-11-13|| ||blackburne: "The power of flowers". Carl Schlechter:
|Apr-15-13|| ||Gottschalk: [Event "?"]
[White "O Strobl"]
[Black "Carl Schlechter"]
1. e4 e5 2. Nc3 Bc5 3. Nf3 d6 4. Bc4 Nf6 5. d3
Be6 6. Bg5 h6 7. Bh4 Bxc4 8. dxc4 g5 9. Bg3
Bb4 10. Qd3 Bxc3+ 11. bxc3 Nbd7 12. O-O Nc5 13. Qe3
Qe7 14. Nd2 Ne6 15. f3 Nh5 16. Bf2 Nhf4 17. a4
a5 18. Rfb1 b6 19. Nf1 O-O 20. Qe1 f5 21. exf5
Rxf5 22. Ne3 Rf7 23. Qd2 Raf8 24. Bg3 Qd7 25. Rd1
Qc6 26. Kh1 Kg7 27. h4 Nh5 28. Bh2 gxh4 29. Ng4
Nhf4 30. Qf2 h3 31. Bxf4 Nxf4 32. Qh4 hxg2+ 33. Kh2
Rf5 34. Qxh6+ Kg8 35. Kg3 Rh5 0-1
|Apr-15-13|| ||Gottschalk: [Event "?"]
[White "Leopold Lowy Jr"]
[Black "Carl Schlechter"]
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Bc5 4. Nc3 Nd4 5. Nxd4 exd4 6. Ne2 c6 7. Ba4 Ne7 8. O-O d5 9. d3 O-O 10. c3 dxc3 11. Nxc3 Be6 12. Bb3 Qd7 13. Qf3 d4 14. Bxe6 Qxe6 15. Ne2 Ng6 16. Ng3 Rae8 17. Bd2 Bd6 18. Nf5 Ne7 19. g4 c5 20. b3 Nc6 21. Qh3 Bc7 22. Rac1 b6 23. f4 a5 24. Rc4 Bb8 25. Qg2 Kh8 26. h4 Rg8 27. g5 Ne7 28. Nxe7 Rxe7 29. Qf3 f5 30. e5 Ra7 31. a4 g6 32. Kf2 h6 33. Rg1 Rh7 34. Rg2 Bc7 35. Rg1 Bd8 36. Rg2 Rgg7 37. Qa8 Rg8 38. Qf3 Be7 39. Ke2 hxg5 40. hxg5 Kg7 41. Kd1 Rgh8 42. Kc2 Kf7 43. Rg3 Qd7 44. Rg1 Ke6 45. Rg3 Rh1 46. Bc1 b5 47. axb5 Qxb5 48. Bb2 R1h2+ 49. Rg2 R2h3 50. Rg3 Rh1 51. Bc1 R1h2+ 52. Rg2 R8h3 53. Qa8 Rxd3 54. Qg8+ Kd7 55. Qd5+ Kc7 56. Rxc5+ Bxc5 57. Qf7+ Kb6 58. Qxg6+ Ka7 59. Qf7+ Ka6 60. Qe6+ Bb6 61. Rxh2 Rc3+ 62. Kb2 a4 63. Rc2 a3+ 64. Kb1 Qd3 0-1
|Apr-26-13|| ||Tassilo Lasa: Hello Gottschalk,
I think it's wonderful that you are trying to find more Schlechter games. It would be more wonderful if you included the source or sources where you found the games. After all, the internet is vast; but, reliable sources are rare.
|Jun-01-13|| ||Karpova: Carl Schlechter gave a 22-board Simul on 1916.05.09 at the Viennese Chess Society (Dom-Cafe, I. Singerstraße 10). He faced strong opposition and the Simul lasted 4 hours. 120 spectators followed the event. |
The final result was +15 =4 -3
Steiniger, Dunkelblum and Godai won.
Miss Baumeister Pollner, Alfred Wolf, Urzt and Herbst got a draw.
From page 60 of the 1916 'Wiener Schachzeitung'
|Jun-17-13|| ||Gottschalk: <Tassilo Lasa>
I would like to invite you to submit games in PGN Upload Utility PGN Upload Utility ; This is because we can all occasionally find 1 game studying a book or opening a chess magazine. Recently, I found a Volodin Smirnov game in the book "Zurich International CT 1953"; Bronstein entered it commenting Smyslov - Euwe round 18.
Well, for games of Schlechter,normally I use four main sources when researching games:
1. A ChessBase 2002 improved in Brazil;
2. RUSBASE 1913-1994 by Popovsky
3.Perle Antiche by Franco Pezzi
4.BrasilBase by Adaucto Nobrega
Certainly there are larger bases as Slippery Parrot, but I can only recommend what I use.
|Jul-21-13|| ||Karpova: <Wettkampf Lasker-Schlechter
Ende November hatte sich der österreichische Vorkämpfer Karl Schlechter nach Berlin begeben, um den Weltmeister Dr. Emanuel Lasker zum Wettkampf herauszufordern. In einer vom 3. Dezember datirten Zuschrift an Schlechter nahm Dr. Lasker die Herausforderung an und setzte folgende Bedingungen fest: 1. Der Wettkampf geht auf 30 Partien; Sieger ist, wer zum mindesten zwei Partien mehr als der andere gewonnen hat. Im Remisfalle behalte ich den Titel der Weltmeisterschaft bis zum Entscheid eines noch zu arrangierenden Stichkampfes. 2. Die Bedingungen in bezug auf den Siegespreis sind die nämlichen wie im Wettkampf mit Marshall. 3. Die Bestimmung des Ortes und der Zeit liegt mir ob, doch will ich Ihnen zum mindesten einen Monat vor dem festzusetzenden Termin das vollständige Programm mitteilen. 4. Es wird mit einer Zeitbeschränkung von 15 Zügen die Stunde und sechs Stunden am Tage gespielt. Schlechter hat diese Punkte ohne jeden Vorbehalt angenommen. Der Wettkampf soll Ende 1909 stattfinden.>
From page 376 of the 1908 'Wiener Schachzeitung'
- Berlin, end of November 1908: Schlechter challenges Dr. Lasker for the WC title and the latter accepts on Dec-3 with following conditions:
1. 30 games match. Winner is who wins 2 more games than the other one. In case of a draw, Dr. Lasker remains WC until decision of the tie-break to be arranged
2. Conditions for prize the same as in WC match with Marshall
3. Dr. Lasker decides about time and place but he will communicate program to Schlechter at least one month before the match begins
4. Time control: 15 moves per hour, 6 hours per day
- Schlechter accepted without reservation.
- Match to be played at the end of 1909
|Jul-29-13|| ||The Rocket: Lasker has fewer losses than Carl, yet this dude was labelled as " almost "impossible to beat", why then was this not tagged on Emanuel as well?|
|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.|
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