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|Dec-22-08|| ||zzzzzzzzzzzz: he deafeated euwe|
|Dec-22-08|| ||cu8sfan: David Przepiorka has a lifetime subscription on being PotD on his birthday.|
|Jun-26-09|| ||percyblakeney: Przepiorka won against some very strong players: Nimzowitsch, Rubinstein, Tarrasch, Euwe and Spielmann (four times). His only game against Capablanca was drawn. Przepiorka seems to have had his best results when he was close to 50, first in Munich 1926 ahead of Rubinstein and Bogo, second behind Euwe in Haag 1928, and team gold and silver in the Olympiads 1930 and 1931.|
|Aug-22-09|| ||GrahamClayton: <Peligroso Patzr><Tomlinsky: An endgame study from a man who gave much to the game and was brushed aside by pure evil. He lives on regardless.>|
I was just checking back to see if a solution had been posted (not yet, apparently). I have only had a few minutes to look at the starting position for this study during the past several days, but the idea of 1. Rxg8 Nxg8 2. g6 seems as if it should win. I will spend some more time on it when I get the chance, and check back in a few days hoping to find that a solution has been provided by then.
Analysis of this problem can be found at:
|Aug-11-10|| ||DoctorD: His problems:
|Sep-16-10|| ||Russian Grandmasters: It was in 1940 that <Przepiórka> ("Quail" in English) was arrested at the Warsaw Chess Club.|
Here is a brief account of the incident:
<"In the second half of January 1940 Gestapo broke into the cafe Kwiecinski Gestapo and all the chess players staying there - about 30 people - including the landlord were arrested. Among them were known masters of Warsaw and Łódź: <<<Dawid Przepiórka,>>> Moses Łowcki, Stanislaw Kohn, Achilles Frydman, Gadaliński, Dzieżbicki, Zahorski, Abkin, Damański, Szulc, Nowinski, Polkowski et al. ">
This is from the original Polish courtesy of Google Translator.
Biographical Dictionary of Polish Chess players
published by DiG, Warsaw 1995
|Sep-16-10|| ||alexmagnus: According to Wikipedia he didn't die in a concentration camp but was shot by the Nazis during one of those mass executions, in <Palmiry>. Wikipedia's own aricle on Palmiry says that <most of the victims were first arrested and tortured in the <Pawiak prison> in Warsaw, and then transferred to the execution site >|
|Sep-16-10|| ||alexmagnus: On German Wikipedia's discussion page there is also a quote of Lissowsky: <[Przepiorka]was killed in the period January to March 1940, in one of the mass executions in Palmiry, a village located in the Kampinos Forest to the north of Warsaw. (..) There were rumors (not founded on fact) that Przepiorka died in a concentration camp.>|
|Sep-16-10|| ||Russian Grandmasters: <Alex Magnus> your information is confirmed- or at the least repeated- on the relevant Polish Wikipedia sites, and also on <Tomasz Lissowski's> online chess journal "Chess Vistula" which can be navigated from this link:|
You'll need to use the Google translator if you don't read Polish though.
Currently, <Przepiórka's> name is included on a memorial stone in <Palmiry Forest> meant to remember those who were shot there by the Nazis, or presumed to have been shot there.
Here are two photos documenting German executions at <Palmiry>:
And here are two photos of <Pawiak> prison during the Holocaust:
|Sep-16-10|| ||Russian Grandmasters: That link I gave for <Tomasz Lissowki's> online chess journal doesn't work because if you use the Google translator it's difficult to get a persistent link-
So here is the direct link to "Chess Vistula" journal:|
|Dec-22-10|| ||theodor: right now I'm listening on tv 'mezzo' the 'symphonie fantastique'. I'm wandering why someone should kill a chessmaster with such amazing name?!! dear David, from time to time golyath is winning! not always by killing. (the shepherd is arguing with the thunderclap). we all hope that we shall overcome! the fourth movement of the symphony - too! then, the song 'une nuit de sabat' is comming, quit ambiguous, but, I think rather optimistic, or I mix up my wish with reality?!|
|Dec-22-10|| ||theodor: <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAec...; I dedicate this sad song to David|
|Jan-09-11|| ||jessicafischerqueen: <Przepiórka's> contribution to Polish history is discussed in Part Three of this chess history documentary:|
<Akiva Rubinstein and Polish Chess>
Now with voice-over narration.
|Jan-26-11|| ||Phony Benoni: Problem by David Przepiorka, <Deutsches Wochenschach> 1907|
click for larger view
So how quickly can you unwrap the Christmas present? It should take just four moves.
(GameKnot chess puzzle #4310, 1/26/2011)
|Dec-22-11|| ||Penguincw: Have a nice 131st birthday, I guess.|
|Dec-22-11|| ||Caissanist: Given that about half the world's top players in 1939 were Jewish, it's somewhat surprising that more of them weren't holocaust victims. The international nature of top chess, especially the 1939 Olympiad in Argentina, gave many opportunities to flee that they would not have had otherwise.|
|Dec-22-11|| ||Wild Bill: The Nazis set different penalties in the different countries they occupied for hiding Jews. In most places, the Jews one was hiding would be sent to a death camp and the one hiding them would also be punished in some way. Since the Nazis also thought little more of Slavs than of Jews, the penalty in Poland was that the discovered Jews would be killed and so would the one hiding them and his entire family. No other Nazi-occupied country had such a harsh penalty.|
My source of this information is my lady friend, who is Polish and was part of the underground that overthrew the Communists. She and her then-husband were expelled from Poland shortly before the fall of the Soviet-backed regime. Her sources, of course, were her older friends and relatives who lived through the war.
|Dec-22-11|| ||Marmot PFL: In several countries you can still be imprisoned for questioning the Holocaust, making it a unique historical event as far as i know. (In Iran it may be just the opposite).|
<COUNTRIES WITH LAWS AGAINST HOLOCAUST DENIAL
|Dec-22-11|| ||Petrosianic: What specifically do these laws prohibit? In Germany, it's illegal to display a swastika, for example. In any of these countries, can a guy on the street get arrested for denying it, or does he have to agitate in some specific way? If someone writes a letter to the editor denying it, is the editor obligated to turn him in? Could Mahmoud himself be arrested if he said it in Germany (or does he have diplomatic immunity?) |
It seems like a dumb way to get something done. The minute you forbid something, people suddenly want to do it. Doing that with an issue where the evidence is so clear-cut is counter-productive. You might as well ban World War II denial while you're at it.
|Dec-22-11|| ||TheChessGuy: Rest in peace, Dawid Przepiórka. We are honored to have had you.|
|Dec-22-11|| ||juan31: Descance en paz Maestro Przepiork|
|Dec-22-11|| ||Caissanist: I don't know whether any countries make it a crime to deny that the Armenian massacres of 1915 constitute a genocide, but France is apparently about to do so: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/...|
|Dec-22-11|| ||King Death: <alexmagnus: According to Wikipedia he didn't die in a concentration camp but was shot by the Nazis during one of those mass executions, in <Palmiry>. >|
The article on Przepiorka also states that he was presumably killed in April 1940, not 1941 as it says in his bio above.
|Apr-09-12|| ||Karpova: <Tomasz Lissowski writes that Moishe Leopoldowicz Lowcki, Przepiorka and Stanislaw Kohn, were arrested in a Warsaw chess cafe in January 1940 and were killed in a mass execution some time before April 1940 in Kampinos Forest near the city.>|
Source: Page 220 of J. Donaldson and N. Minev 'The Life and Games of Akiva Rubinstein - Volume 2: The Later Years', 2nd edition, Milford, USA, 2011.
|Apr-15-12|| ||Karpova: <Dawid Przepiorka [...] was a strong master, an excellent problem composer, an active journalist, a tournament organizer and a great philanthropist. Among his many accomplishments were taking first at Munich 1926 (ahead of Bogoljubow and Spielmann), playing on the 1930 gold medal Polish Olympiad team and helping to organize the 1935 Olympiad in Warsaw. Przepiorka, known to his fellow masters as "Pipi", was a real patriot. 'The Oxford Companion to Chess' writes he sold his home to finance the Polish team's trip to the Buenos Aires Olympiad in 1939.>|
Source: Pages 260-261 of J. Donaldson and N. Minev 'The Life and Games of Akiva Rubinstein - Volume 2: The Later Years', 2nd edition, Milford, USA, 2011.
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