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|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.
|Nov-28-17|| ||Nosnibor: This is the small player that played a big game ! R.I.P. Master Walbrodt.|
|Nov-28-17|| ||john barleycorn: <MissScarlett: ...
No, but even when standing, he couldn't be seen above the seated players.>
Was he not allowed to stand on his chair?
|Jan-07-18|| ||WorstPlayerEver: He is standing in that tournament photo (Nürnberg 1896).|
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