|Sep-10-12|| ||Karpova: She got married in December 1937 and was named Rott afterwards.|
From page 13 of the 1938 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'
|Sep-10-12|| ||Harvestman: So, did Harum scare-um?|
|Dec-30-12|| ||Karpova: She can be seen in a picture in Winter's C.N. 7908 from Ebensee 1933.|
|Jul-09-13|| ||whiteshark: Here's the picture <Karpova> mentioned:|
Related C.N. 7908 text:
"Dr. Michael Negele (Wuppertal, Germany) has found this photograph in the Rueb scrapbooks at the Royal Library in the Hague. He writes:
‘I believe that I have identified most of the players. Standing from left to right are: Hans Müller, Rudolf Spielmann, N.N., Franz Kunert, N.N. and Erich Eliskases. Seated: Theophil Demetriescu, <Gisela Harum> and Lodewijk Prins.’"
Here you'll find the final table of <Ebensee 1933> http://www.rogerpaige.webspace.virg...
so that both N.N.s are most likely <Holger S Schenk> and <Ratzinger>.
|Oct-19-13|| ||Karpova: According to Paula Kalmar*, Gisela Harum was 20 years old in 1923 (see the source below, February 1923) so she was most likely born in 1903.|
* Page 22 of the March 1923 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung' (originally from 'Neue Freie Presse' of February 23, 1923).
|Oct-19-13|| ||perfidious: <Karpova>: Wouldn't it be far more likely that Harum was born in 1902, given that your sources are dated early in 1923?|
|Oct-19-13|| ||Karpova: I found an interesting remark on the Women's World Championship, both on page 178 of the June and page 193 of the July 1933 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung': Gisela Harum couldn't participate for financial reasons - the bio here states that she came in 8th. |
I agree with you that 1902 is also quite likely. So far, I didn't find any more concrete mention in the 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'. I see that the wikipedia dates have been taken over for this biography by now. Is there any independent source? (wikipedia itself gives no source as Harum's birthyear and date of death are not mentioned in source 1).
|Oct-19-13|| ||Stonehenge: Other picture:
|Oct-02-14|| ||Karpova: Gisela Harum gave a 5-board Simul in the Greiner Chess Association on 9 March 1922, scoring +4 -1 =0.|
Source: 'Österreichische Schachrundschau', March 1922, issue 3, p. 20
|Oct-02-14|| ||TheFocus: She was called Harum-Scarum by the opponents that feared her.|
|Oct-02-14|| ||perfidious: Procol Harum.|