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|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...|
|Dec-23-13|| ||Karpova: <Ende April waren über 50 Mitglieder eingerückt; von denen 36 and die Front kamen und 8 verwundet wurden, darunter die Meister A. Pokorny und K. Treybal. Treybal ist bald nach der Heilung einer durch einen Schrapnellschuß verursachten Wunde anfangs März in die Karpathen gezogen.>|
So at the end of April 1915, more than 50 members of the Prague "Dabrusky" Chess Club were enlisted and 36 of them at the front. Eight of those were wounded, among them Amos Pokorny and Karel Treybal. Treybal suffered a wound from shrapnel and now the text is ambiguous as commata are lacking - after his recovery he went to the Carpathians - but it's not clear whether he suffered the wound or left for the Carpathians at the beginning of march (although I guess that it's rather the latter).
Source: Page 75 of the March-April 1915 'Wiener Schachzeitung'
|Feb-02-14|| ||Penguincw: R.I.P. Karel Treybal.|
|Feb-02-14|| ||Howard: Treybal and Wolf (who did well at Vienna 1922) were two well-known Jewish chess players who were murdered by the Nazis.|
|Feb-02-14|| ||RedShield: Was Treybal Jewish? That's news to me. I'm not even sure it's correct to say he was murdered.|
|Mar-07-15|| ||zanzibar: His brother Frantisek was ~2 years older than him, taught him the game when Karel was 13. |
A picture of him and his brother, from Bruno (1907) can be seen here:
|Feb-02-17|| ||Sularus: RIP karel treybal|
|Feb-02-17|| ||diagonal: <Karel Treybal and Vera Menchik Memorial>, sometimes referred to as <Treybal Memorial>, held in Prague 1946.|
Miguel Najdorf won; it was arguably the second strongest tournament that year after Groningen: Prague (1946), http://www.thechesslibrary.com/file...
Karel Treybal, historical peak ranking #15 (Sonas chessmetrics)
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