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Wlodzimierz Schmidt
W Schmidt 
 
Number of games in database: 1,846
Years covered: 1961 to 2012
Last FIDE rating: 2242 (2254 rapid, 2220 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2500

Overall record: +592 -310 =929 (57.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 15 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (161) 
    E94 E97 E98 E91 E75
 English (102) 
    A15 A14 A17 A13 A16
 Reti System (89) 
    A04 A06 A05
 English, 1 c4 c5 (51) 
    A30 A34 A37 A33 A36
 Grunfeld (48) 
    D85 D79 D90 D82 D91
 Modern Benoni (44) 
    A57 A77 A61 A56 A75
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (223) 
    B46 B44 B40 B81 B80
 Grunfeld (170) 
    D85 D87 D78 D91 D80
 King's Indian (149) 
    E97 E92 E60 E75 E63
 French Defense (104) 
    C09 C18 C11 C07 C02
 Sicilian Taimanov (76) 
    B46 B47 B48 B49
 English, 1 c4 c5 (52) 
    A36 A37 A34 A30 A38
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   W Schmidt vs J Lewi, 1968 1-0
   J Kostro vs W Schmidt, 1968 0-1
   W Schmidt vs C Maalouf, 1961 1-0
   W Schmidt vs B Grabarczyk, 1991 1-0
   W Schmidt vs Z Djukic, 1983 1-0
   W Schmidt vs J Augustin, 1976 1-0
   K Chojnacki vs W Schmidt, 2003 0-1
   W Schmidt vs T Tsagan, 1964 1-0
   W Schmidt vs Jansa, 1983 1-0
   C Maalouf vs W Schmidt, 1961 0-1

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Forssa/Helsinki zonal tournament 1972 by Chessdreamer
   1961 World Junior chess championship by gauer
   1974 Capablanca memorial (group A) by gauer

RECENT GAMES:
   🏆 12th MetLife Amplico European (Rapid)
   O Gritsak vs W Schmidt (Dec-16-12) 1-0, rapid
   R Kempinski vs W Schmidt (Dec-15-12) 1/2-1/2, rapid
   W Schmidt vs Rozentalis (Dec-15-12) 0-1, rapid
   K Urban vs W Schmidt (Jul-19-12) 1-0
   K Jacek vs W Schmidt (Jul-18-12) 0-1

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WLODZIMIERZ SCHMIDT
(born Apr-10-1943, 75 years old) Poland

[what is this?]
Wlodzimierz Schmidt was born in Poznan, Poland. He was awarded the IM title in 1968, and became a GM in 1976. He has been Polish champion in 1971, 1974, 1975, 1981 (jointly) and 1988. In tournaments he was 1st at Polanica Zdoj 1973, 1st at Vinkovci 1986 and 2nd= at Warsaw 1987.

Wikipedia article: Włodzimierz Schmidt


 page 1 of 74; games 1-25 of 1,846  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Markus vs W Schmidt  ½-½281961Wch U20 fin-CB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
2. W Schmidt vs R Wostyn  1-0351961Wch U20 fin-CB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
3. W Schmidt vs M Markus 1-0181961Wch U20 fin-CC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
4. R Wostyn vs W Schmidt  0-1411961Wch U20 fin-CE91 King's Indian
5. W Schmidt vs C Maalouf 1-0181961Wch U20 fin-CB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
6. R Rischette vs W Schmidt  0-1241961Wch U20 fin-CA28 English
7. W Schmidt vs J A Rubinetti  ½-½461961Wch U20 prel-AB94 Sicilian, Najdorf
8. Gheorghiu vs W Schmidt 1-0271961Wch U20 prel-AE71 King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3)
9. W Schmidt vs H Holaszek  1-0171961Wch U20 prel-AC77 Ruy Lopez
10. B Nagy vs W Schmidt  1-0401961Wch U20 prel-AE97 King's Indian
11. W Schmidt vs D R Thomson  0-1361961Wch U20 prel-AB94 Sicilian, Najdorf
12. O Jakobsen vs W Schmidt  ½-½861961Wch U20 prel-AB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
13. W Schmidt vs R Rischette  1-0401961Wch U20 fin-CC62 Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense
14. C Maalouf vs W Schmidt 0-1391961Wch U20 fin-CA07 King's Indian Attack
15. W Schmidt vs B Pietrusiak  ½-½141962POL-ch 19thE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
16. W Balcerowski vs W Schmidt  ½-½311962POL-ch 19thE76 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack
17. S Gawlikowski vs W Schmidt  ½-½571962POL-ch 19thA48 King's Indian
18. J Gromek vs W Schmidt  1-0421962POL-ch 19thE91 King's Indian
19. W Schmidt vs A Tarnowski  ½-½251962POL-ch 19thC78 Ruy Lopez
20. W Schmidt vs R Drozd  1-0191962POL-ch 19thB98 Sicilian, Najdorf
21. A Filipowicz vs W Schmidt 0-1291962POL-ch 19thB32 Sicilian
22. Z Gabrys vs W Schmidt  0-1551962POL-ch 19thB32 Sicilian
23. W Schmidt vs Brzozka  1-0301962POL-ch 19thC72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O
24. W Schmidt vs H Fabian  ½-½271962POL-ch 19thB60 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
25. Z Cylwik vs W Schmidt  0-1411962POL-ch 19thE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
 page 1 of 74; games 1-25 of 1,846  PGN Download
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Jan-03-06  Karpova: <blingice>
your avatar suits you well
Dec-01-06  McCool: This guy has 1793 (!) games in this database, but only has five kibitzes. Hmmm...
Apr-10-08  BIDMONFA: Wlodzimierz Schmidt

SCHMIDT, Wlodzimierz
http://www.bidmonfa.com/schmidt_wlo...
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Apr-10-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  brankat: Happy Birthday Wlodzimierz!
Apr-10-08  Komapsimnita: Nice facial furniture. Happy Birthday big man!
Apr-10-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: What a first name!
Happy Birthday Polish GM Wlodzimierz Schmidt!!

I've got a good friend who is a Polish and he once invited me to Poland to spend a beach vacation in their place. I should have accepted his invitation..ahh, i missed 1/8 of my life!

Apr-10-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  DarthStapler: Don't forget Poland!
Apr-10-11  markwell: In 1943 there was no Poznan, Poland. It was Posen, Germany. You're entitled to your own opinion, not your own facts.
Apr-10-11  Stonehenge: So you think it says Posen, Germany in his passport? Don't make me laugh.
Apr-10-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: Tough call. Polish first name, German last name. I don't know whether to order a blintze or a brat!
Apr-10-11  Sho: Poznan, Poland 1943: I cannot image the challenges of caring for an infant in that time and place.
Apr-10-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: < McCool: This guy has 1793 (!) games in this database, but only has five kibitzes. Hmmm... >

Maybe he likes to play chess a lot.

Happy 68th birthday to the Player of the Day,Wlodzimierz Schmidt!

Apr-10-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: Posen/Poznan was punted back forth between Germany and Poland for the last 200 years. This city was part of the ancient Polish Kingdom that split off from Russia. It would have been part of East Germany (Prussia), annexed, during WWII. Tough times. brutal occupation, concentration camps.

In 1945 this area would be overrun by the invading Red army bent on revenge for German atrocities.

After 1945 the area was ceded back to Poland, to make up for Russia permanently anexing part of eastern Poland. If there is good for that in for the German citizens, they didn't have to be part of the eastern occupation zone, which later forcibly became a Soviet sattellite.

Apr-10-11  slomarko: <HeMateMe: Posen/Poznan was punted back forth between Germany and Poland for the last 200 years. This city was part of the ancient Polish Kingdom that split off from Russia.> HeMateMe your post is a big mess. Poznan is one of the oldest Polish cities. Polish Kingdom did not "split off" in fact it existed from much earlier.

<After 1945 the area was ceded back to Poland, to make up for Russia permanently anexing part of eastern Poland.> Before WWII Poznan was part of Poland and it was simply restored back it was not "ceded". Maybe you mixed up Poznan with Szczecin (Stettin).

Apr-10-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  alexmagnus: Poznan was Polish before 1793, then German (1793-1871 Prussian, 1871-1918 German), then Polish in 1918-1939 (it was taken by Germany on 10.09.1939), then German in 1939-1945, then back to Polish.

<Polish Kingdom did not "split off" in fact it existed from much earlier.>

Did not split off - correct, most of Poland never belonged to any predecessor of Russia (some of it did at different points). Existed much earlier - hmmmm? The Polish Kingdom appeared in 1000 or 1025. Kievan Rus, which is most usually considered the first predecessor of modern Russia, was founded 862. OK, the Poles had a state prior to it becoming a kingdom, but there are no historical accounts of it dating back that far (the earliest mentioning of it appears to be in 960s).

Apr-10-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: ...sounds to me like Posnan/Poznan was punted back and forth.

Poland was once held by Russia, in the 1600s, I think. Polish troops actually occupied Moscow in a war, strange as that may seem.

Apr-10-11  slomarko: <Poznan was Polish before 1793, then German (1793-1871 Prussian, 1871-1918 German), then Polish in 1918-1939 (it was taken by Germany on 10.09.1939), then German in 1939-1945, then back to Polish.>

Let's be precise: after Prussia partitioned Poland with Austria and Russia, it was de-facto under Prussian/German occupation. And in 1939, the Nazis occupied it for 6 years. To summarize: a Polish city with the periods of German occupation: one long Prussian and a short Nazi.

Apr-10-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  brankat: Happy Birthday GM Schmidt!
Jul-06-12  Poisonpawns: How to pronounce the first name please?
Apr-10-15  apexin: <Poisonpawns>
The pronounciation is Vlo-dgee-mye-sh
Apr-10-15  greed and death: More correct would be "Vwod-jee-myezh" as the correct Polish spelling is "Włodzimierz" and the Polish "Ł" is pronounced like the English "W"

For a better example, the name of the city of "Łodź" is pronounced like "Wooj" would be in English.

Apr-10-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Infohunter: <greed and death: More correct would be "Vwod-jee-myezh" as the correct Polish spelling is "Włodzimierz" and the Polish "Ł" is pronounced like the English "W"

For a better example, the name of the city of "Łodź" is pronounced like "Wooj" would be in English.>

Correct, except that the city is spelled "Łdź" rather than "Łodź". The letter "" is pronounced like our "oo" in "food".

As an aside, the word "łdź", when used as a common noun, means "boat".

Apr-10-15  Retireborn: First time I've seen a photo of him, he does resemble Ron Burgundy slightly...is his first name equivalent to "Vladimir" or is it a different name altogether?
Apr-10-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: <greed and death: More correct would be "Vwod-jee-myezh" as the correct Polish spelling is "Włodzimierz" and the Polish "Ł" is pronounced like the English "W" For a better example, the name of the city of "Łodź" is pronounced like "Wooj" would be in English.>

More specifically, in Poznan that <Wł> sounds like an English B.

The <odz> as you say, sounds like the English OLL.

The final <imierz>, in Poznan that sounds like the English OCKS.

So his name sounds like <B-OLL-OCKS>.

Apr-10-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Wlodzimierz Schmidt.
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