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|Nov-28-08|| ||whiteshark: 1891: Karl August Walbrodt mischt die Schachszene auf
(= 1891: KAW rough up the chess scene)
<In einem kleinen Wettkampf zwischen E.Schallopp und A.Walbrodt blieb letzterer Sieger mit fünf Gewinnpartieen bei drei Verlustpartieen und einer Remise. Der Match begann für Walbrodt äusserst ungünstig. Schallopp gewann die erste, dritte und vierte Partie, die zweite endete mit Remis, dann verlor aber der bekannte Meister fünf Partieen hintereinander gegen seinen jugendlichen Gegner.
Auch zwischen K.Holländer und C.v.Bardeleben wurde gleichzeitig ein Wettkampf zum Austrag gebracht. Holländer gewann denselben mit drei zu zwei Gewinnpartieen bei sieben Remisen.>
Quelle: Deutsche Schachzeitung Nr.8 August 1891, S.253
<Herr A.Walbrodt, welcher in Folge seines Sieges im Wettkampf mit Schallopp von sich reden machte, hat auch Herrn von Scheve zu einem Match herausgefordert. Der Kampf begann am 14.October d.J. und endete die erste Partie nach hartnäckigem Streite remis.
Der Einsatz beträgt 100 Mark. Sieger ist, wer zuerst 5 Partieen gewinnt; die ersten drei Remispartieen zählen nicht; gespielt wird Mittwoch und Sonnabend Nachmittags im Schillergarten, Bellevuestr.20.
Am 18.September d.J. gab A.Walbrodt in der Berliner Schachgesellschaft eine Simultanproduction an 20 Partieen, von denen er binnen 4 Stunden 18 gewann, 1 verlor und 1 zum Remis führte.
Ende August hat A.Walbrodt auch H.Keidanski in einem kleinen Wettkampf mit dem schliesslichen Resultat von +5 zu +1 besiegt.>
Quelle: Deutsche Schachzeitung Nr.11 November 1891, S.354
<Der Wettkampf v.Scheve - Walbrodt ist als unentschieden abgebrochen worden, nachdem jeder Spieler 4 Partieen gewonnen hatte und 2 mit Remis endeten.>
Quelle: Deutsche Schachzeitung Nr.12 Dezember 1891, S.381
Source: http://www.berlinerschachverband.de..., No. 76
|May-18-09|| ||myschkin: . . .
<Feb-06-05 sneaky pete: His first name is Karl, with a K.>
"Es bedarf nur gewisser Literaturkenntnisse, um konstatieren zu können, dass Walbrodt sich in seinen eigenen Publikationen (Berliner Schachzeitung, Internationales Schach-Journal, Schachrubrik des Berliner Lokal-Anzeigers) stets mit C - also "Carl" - geschrieben hat. Auch das Foto im Turnierbuch Hastings 1895 hat er mit <CA Walbrodt> unterzeichnet. Was der Schreiberling der DSZ buchstabiert hat, ist dagegen irrelevant."
(source: Robert Huebner, 03.02.2009)
something like: Karl Mayet ~ Carl Mayet
|May-18-09|| ||sneaky pete: I read the Hastings signature, opposite page 249 and below that of <C>arl Schlechter, as AWalbrod?, the A starting with an exuberant curl on the left, which might be mistaken for a C. |
He's not the only dummer August who couldn't spell his own name. Opposite page 120 Janowski signs D Jano<v>s?? and on the next page Chigorin as M Tchigorin<e>.
|Aug-14-09|| ||Marcelo Brasileiro: About the signature, it is written below Walbrodt's photo A. Walbrodt, the same way as the following article which I transcribe ipsis litteris from a well-known chess magazine:|
"Un inconnu M. A. Walbrodt vient de conquérir le titre de maître en gagnant un match au Cercle d'échecs de Berlin, contre le célèbre champion M. E. Schallopp par 5 parties gagnées, 3 perdues et une nule. Nous publierons prochainement les parties de ce match." (La Stratégie, 8/1891)
All the 9 match games are with the designation M. A. Walbrodt.
When I was looking for some games that Walbrodt played in 1893, 1894 and further years, the same magazine shows M. (from Monsieur) C.-A. Walbrodt.
In the German edition of the Hastings 1895 Tournament, Schallopp mentions the player's name as AUGUST WALBRODT (neither CARL nor KARL).
About Chigorin, Tchigorin, Tchigorine, I remember that Horace Cheshire in his edition of Hastings Tournament 1895 tells that TCHIGORIN (with T and without E) is the way that the own player used to translitterate his name (from the Cyrillic alphabet).
Janowski seemed to have a small displiscence signing his name: I remember that the four final letters are truncated. As he was born in Poland, let's remember that these family names are ended with WSKI; the French use WSKY, for that we find the I replaced for a Y. In Czech we find VSKY and in Russian the translitteration is VSKI or VSKIJ (J = short I).
Further questions or quotes?
|Sep-15-09|| ||Marcelo Brasileiro: I even thought on writing a biography of him if there's none existant until the present time.|
|Sep-15-09|| ||vonKrolock: David Janowski It seems that the "French", as You say, form <Janowsky>, well, actually even preceded by <Dawid>, and not <David> is preferred by historians (like Winter, for instance in his online article http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/... or Ackermann - author of a monograph appeared in 2005 - this against the use in the online games' databases...) |
There was some years ago a discussion here on Schlechter's first name <Carl/Karl> , and one of my interventions then was: <"Carl, not Karl <<<(his autograph is reproduced many time in "Wiener Schachzeitung">>> - ... The forms will continue to alternate, since in the Russian texts, for instance, the "K" is imperative, and the translators usually tranlates using a K (just another source of confusion) >
|Nov-28-09|| ||whiteshark: Wie denn jetzt, <C> or <K>?|
|Nov-28-09|| ||Pawn and Two: In the Hastings tournament book, edited by Horace Cheshire, the biographical section gave Walbrodt's name as Carl A. Walbrodt. The tournament book noted: <"His hand writing is peculiar, and the scores that he handed in at Hastings were rarely complete and never legible.">|
The Hastings tournament book also had a problem with Walbrodt's signature. Each participant's signature was shown below their photograph. Below Walbrodt's photograph they incorrectly gave his name as A. Walbrodt. I believe this was caused by an incorrect reading of his signature. I note <sneaky pete> also interpreted Walbrodt's signature as AWalbrodt.
While his signature could be interpreted differently, I believe it is clearly CAWalbrodt. The letters CAW are all approximately equally large, and are in connected flowing script. The remaining letters are separately connected in smaller script.
|Jul-20-10|| ||GrahamClayton: Interesting piece from the obituary for Walbrodt in the 'New York Times, dated October 4, 1902:|
"Walbrodt's chess playing abilities were first recognised in 1890 by R Buz, who was at that time a director of the Manhattan Chess Club. Buz met Walbrodt in a Berlin cafe, and the latter won three games, conceding his opponent a knight in each. Buz learned that his young opponent was a stranger to the chess clubs of the German capital, so he introduced him at the Berlin Chess Society. Schallopp, the great German expert, was present, and a series of games was at once proposed between him and Buz's "find". The younger player won two and drew one game."
|Mar-27-12|| ||offramp: How tall was he?|
|Dec-20-12|| ||markwell: Difficult to show ambition when you come down with tuberculosis at the age of 19, dead at 31. Who writes this biographical drivel?|
|Dec-20-12|| ||The17thPawn: Yet another talent cut down in his prime much like Charousek.|
|Dec-10-14|| ||zanzibar: From <American Chess Magazine> <Vol. II - August, 1898 - No. 2 (p55)>|
Carl August Walbrodt, Berlin, 15.5 wins, 21.5 losses, was born November 21, 1871, in Amsterdam, but he has been a resident of Austria since infancy. In the United States we remember Walbrodt as a small, boyish-looking fellow, whose smooth face and modest manners impressed the New York and Brooklyn players very favorably. <He is a careless player, and it is remarkable that he should make such a fine record with the methods he adopts.> Walbrodt seems to have no fear when he is at the chess table, and plays with a sense of strength that is not to be disturbed by the greatness of his opponent. He has won many prizes, but has never been a first prize winner.>
|Mar-22-15|| ||offramp: <zanzibar: From <American Chess Magazine> <Vol. II - August, 1898 - No. 2 (p55)>
Carl August Walbrodt, Berlin, 15.5 wins, 21.5 losses...>
How do you have 15.5 wins?
|Apr-04-15|| ||offramp: Chessbase calculates that his match loss to Tarrasch in 1894, using Edo historical ratings, resulted in a near-3000 event-performance rating for Tarrasch.|
Nuremberg m 1894
1 Tarrasch,Siegbert 2693 +305 11½11111 7.5/8
2 Walbrodt,Karl August 2528 -305 00½00000 0.5/8
|Nov-28-15|| ||jith1207: That picture shows he was one handsome man. Why don't CG upload his profile picture, while he is the player of the day.|
|Nov-29-15|| ||HeMateMe: Walbrodt love?|
|Jun-30-16|| ||zanzibar: http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/...|
I prefer Carl over Karl partly because of that reason.
|Jun-30-16|| ||zanzibar: Oh yeah, the link also has a nice portrait that I'm sure is in PD.|
|Nov-28-16|| ||TheFocus: Happy birthday, Karl Walbrodt.|
|May-27-17|| ||zanzibar: A nice portrait is available here:
|Jun-11-17|| ||MissScarlett: The (New York) Sun, March 16th 1893, p.4:
<Walbrodt, the chess player, called at the City Chess Club yesterday afternoon. A copy of <Wochenschach>, a German weekly chess paper, in which mention was made of the proposition of the Havana Chess Club for a match between Lasker and him, and the following remark by Gunsberg was shown to him:
"The idea of matching Lasker with such an inferior player as Walbrodt is, to say the least, absurd."
Walbrodt, after reading this, turned to a SUN reporter, and complained in rather bitter terms of Gunsberg. "What," Walbrodt said, "does Gunsberg mean? I am sure nobody but himself believes him to be anything in the chess world at present. I don't know whether I am a match for Lasker or not, but I shall at any time be ready to meet him over the board.
"As regards my ability as a player, I am not going to say anything. Let the chess world judge. But seeing that the Havana Club will back me for $2,000 for a match against anybody, to be played at Havana in December, and seeing that Senor Conill is ready to back me with $750 for a match against Tschigorin, I believe I am justified in at least considering myself as good as Gunsberg.
"I shall probably go home via London, and in this case I shall offer to play Gunsberg a match, when I shall back myself to a reasonable extent.">
No match with Lasker, Chigorn or even Gunsberg transpired, but he did get to cross swords with the latter, albeit it was a bit of a damp squib: K A Walbrodt vs Gunsberg, 1895
|Oct-09-17|| ||Marcelo Bruno: I found an information that he was really short-sized: 1.2 m (3'11¼") tall.|
|Oct-09-17|| ||tamar: Did he avoid tournament photos? I found only one on Google Images, where he was seated, so his height can not be estimated.|
|Oct-09-17|| ||MissScarlett: <Did he avoid tournament photos?> |
No, but even when standing, he couldn't be seen above the seated players.
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