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|May-05-05|| ||arielbekarov: <northernsoul>
I couldn't agree more than that it should be clearly stated
that Karel Treybal was murdered by the Nazies, and I ask <chessgames.com> to present him more strongly bouth as a chessplayer and especially for his courage that caused his death.
Ask <Honza Cervenka> to write a presentation !
We need these models of acting more than ever ! Persons who courageously stood up for what they believed in even at the cost of their own life.
GM stands for Grand Master, but could also be interpreted as Great Mind and Karel Treybal belonged definitely to the latter.
Of course, his death was very tragic, but he was a man of strong ideals and for people like him there was no other way than to face the ultimate consequence if necessary.
Karel Treybal couldn't say no, if somebody was asking him for a draw in chess even though he had an already won position.
But he couldn't accept
"a draw" with the Nazies regarding his life.
He could most probably have survived by having a low profile during these years, but he refused to defend such a position.
Karel Treybal's message is clear and it should be written
in his profile for everybody to read.
|May-08-05|| ||chessgames.com: Some will be happy to see that we have updated the biography and the photograph of Karel Treybal.|
Please note, we (chessgames.com) do not write the biographies, they are submitted by volunteers who are expected to follow specific guidelines. Occasionally, however, we exercise editorial control.
|May-08-05|| ||arielbekarov: <chessgames.com> Thank you for making his profile so great with text and photo.
I am sure that not only "some" but everybody will be happy for your being so alert !|
I didn't know about Karel Treybal, but after reading the postings here and the given links, I felt a strong wish to know more about him.
I was very touched by his story and now I am studying his games.
Very thoughtful that you have chosen this day !
This day May 8, 1945 the Nazi regime, who caused the death of so many millions including the life of Karel Treybal, collapsed totally.
This is - The Day - to present him !
Once again, thank you all for telling
Warm regards !
|May-11-05|| ||northernsoul: <chessgames> thank you for the amendment|
|Sep-16-05|| ||Runemaster: He looks like James Joyce in this portrait of the judge/chess player as a middle-aged man.|
|Feb-02-08|| ||BIDMONFA: Karel Treybal|
|Feb-02-08|| ||brankat: Happy Birthday to the brave and decent man, a fine chess master, too!|
|Feb-02-08|| ||Wild Bill: Dr. Treybal was great man of many talents. We do well to honor him.|
|Feb-02-08|| ||brankat: Btw, it is also GM S.Gligoric's birthday today ;-)|
|Feb-02-08|| ||Gypsy: Here is a small episode from the end of WW1. The historical context goes as thus: When Germany and Bolshevik's Russia signed their peace treaty, the Eastern front closed and the full brunt of fighting Germany fell upon France. At the same time, stranded deep in Russia were also very combat-worthy Czechoslovak Legions. Over the course of several month, these Legions took control of the Trans-Siberian Magistrale railroad and fought their way all the way east to Vladivostock. The goal was that they could be transported to France and Western Front. |
The local situation in the Russian Far East was extremely complex with Red and White armies fighting each other, the intervention armies, various local war-lords....
In the Spring of 1918, when Czech Legions temporarily occupied the city of Tomsk, they found many prisoners left behind by the army of general Kolchak. The officer cheking the lists of prisoners saw a familiar name: "Are you the chess-master Dus Chotimirsky?" "Yes," answered the prisoner. "The very same one who so nicely beat Lasker in St. Petersburg?" "Yes," answered the prisoner now quite proudly. "You can go. You are free!" -- The officer was Karel Treybal; he served the Legions as a military judge.
Dus Chotimirsky vs Lasker, 1909
|Feb-02-08|| ||brankat: <Gypsy> Thanks for the link to the story of the Check Legion. Fascinating!|
|Jan-27-09|| ||Mibelz: Treybal won ahead of Hromadka at Tomsk (Siberia, Russia) 1919.
|Feb-02-09|| ||brankat: R.I.P. master Treybal.|
|Jul-06-09|| ||visayanbraindoctor: Aside from Hromadka and Treybal, were there other Czech or Slovak chess players that joined the Czechoslovak Legion?|
|Feb-04-10|| ||blazerdoodle: Having read games of his over the years and not paying a bit of attention to who he was, just some good player who played Tiechman, Janowski, Marshall and the rest, lol... adn then, out of the blue, and last year stumbling upon this blog to find he'd been shot dead by the Nazi's, was a shock. May he RIP.|
|Apr-05-10|| ||Bent75: Thanks to all with theire postive infos
about KAREL TREYBAL!
|Feb-02-11|| ||Penguincw: Happy Birthday <Karel Treybal>!|
|Feb-02-11|| ||Penguincw: <Penguincw : Happy Birthday <Karel Trebal>> . Ok, that makes no sense. I meant to say : R.I.P. <Karel Treybal>.Wait,why am I responding to myself?|
|Mar-10-11|| ||markwell: There was no Czech Republic or Czechoslovakia in either 1885 or 1941. He was a Czech born in the Austro-Hungarian Empire.|
|Sep-27-11|| ||wordfunph: Alekhine described Treybal as "conspicuously endowed with the imaginative sense".|
rest in peace master Treybal..
|Feb-02-12|| ||Penguincw: R.I.P. Karel Treybal.|
|Feb-05-12|| ||Honza Cervenka: <He first entered into international chess competition at the Prague tourney of 1908.> Well, he did not play in main event there. It was his older brother Frantisek Treybal who participated in the master tournament. Karel's debut on elite international scene was rather the 16th Congress of German Schachbund in Düsselforf, which was played some two months later in August 1908.|
|Feb-05-12|| ||Honza Cervenka: Of course, as <Gypsy> pointed out long time before, Karel played and won the B-tournament in Prague 1908.|
|Feb-05-12|| ||AlphaMale: If you think this guy was bad, you should have met his wife.|
|Feb-07-12|| ||Honza Cervenka: <He was Czech champion in 1907> No, it was his brother Frantisek. Karel never won the Czech or Czechoslovak championship, he was the second once in 1909 behind Duras and twice he finished the third (in 1905 behind Duras and Lev Taussig and again in 1921 behind Karel Hromadka and Ladislav Prokes). See http://www.chess.cz/www/souteze/mcr...|
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