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Salomon A Langleben
Number of games in database: 8
Years covered: 1895 to 1912
Overall record: +3 -4 =1 (43.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born 1862, died Feb-08-1939, 76 years old) Poland

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Salomon Langleben was born in Warsaw. He won the Championship of Buffalo in 1894 and the Warsaw City Championship in 1900.

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. E Sobernheim vs S A Langleben 0-1251895MontrealC13 French
2. Steinitz vs S A Langleben ½-½241896SimulC55 Two Knights Defense
3. Woodrow Wilson vs S A Langleben 0-1451898Buffalo, NYD04 Queen's Pawn Game
4. S A Langleben vs Rubinstein 0-1391909Handicap tournamentC50 Giuoco Piano
5. Rubinstein vs S A Langleben  1-0291910Warsaw City ChampionshipD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
6. S A Langleben vs K Rosenkrantz 0-1251911All-Russian HauptturnierC66 Ruy Lopez
7. A Romanovsky vs S A Langleben 0-1281911?C63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
8. Bogoljubov vs S A Langleben  1-0321912All Russian Amateur TtA82 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
  REFINE SEARCH:   White wins (1-0) | Black wins (0-1) | Draws (1/2-1/2) | Langleben wins | Langleben loses  

Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-17-07  Karpova: <Salomon Langleben (1862-1939) had an interesting career. Born in Warsaw, he lived in the United States for a while, winning the championship of Buffalo in 1894. Returning home at the end of the century he won the Warsaw City Championship in 1900 ahead of Flamberg. He was third in the 1910 Warsaw City Championship behind Rotlewi and Rubinstein.>

"Akiba Rubinstein: Uncrowned King" by Donaldson/Minev

Dec-17-07  sneaky pete: But Nicolaas Cortlever (1915-195) lived even longer.
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  Jim Bartle: And had the use of a time machine? :)
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  alexmagnus: Well, there was a movie... don't remember the name, where they found a place with a timehole, go back from 1990s into 1300s, and only then all but one return back (one decides to stay in the 1300s). In 1990s they find his grave: "It was a wonderful life, XXX, died in 1392" and somebody shouts: "Born in 1969".
Dec-18-07  sneaky pete: Cortlever (short liver) died in 1995, at age 79, whereas Salomon Longlife only reached 77. My typo however steered the discussion in a more interesting direction.
Jun-29-10  Oceanlake: If it's the same person, he played a very nice game in 1895 against Sobernheim. Don't know how to submit it for inclusion in database.
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  Phony Benoni: <Oceanlake> You can submit a game on this page:

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But don't worry about this one; I've just submitted it. (French Defense, Black sacrifices queen to mate the White king on a8, right?).

Jun-30-10  Oceanlake: Yes. And thanks.
Feb-11-14  Karpova: Salomon Langleben came in 3rd at a small 4-player tournament in Warsaw 1908, and scored 2.0/6. The other participants were Salwe, Alapin and Flamberg.*

He won 1st prize after play-off against Flamberg, scoring 2.5/4 in a local tournament in Warsaw 1899.

In America, he played around 4 half-serious games against Schottländer and won them all.

He played two times with great successes in the New York Tombola-Handicap tournament in the Manhattan Chess Club, which takes place every year on February 22nd (Washington's birthday). Strong players like Delmar, Hodges, Hanham, J W Baird, Roething etc. participated there. Langleben had to give odds to Marshall (♙ and move) and Napier (♘).

In 1903, Langleben drew a small match against Salwe (+1 -1 =1) in Lodz.

Source: Page 348 of the November-December 1911 'Wiener Schachzeitung'

* Langleben probably beat Flamberg.

Aug-02-17  Eagle41257: Salomon A. Langleben
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