|Jun-07-05|| ||WTHarvey: Here are some puzzles from Wlodzimierz's games: http://www.wtharvey.com/schm.html|
|Jun-07-05|| ||meloncio: He looks like a severe Maths teacher I knew many years ago :-D|
|Dec-18-05|| ||blingice: THUG.|
|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|
|Apr-10-08|| ||brankat: Happy Birthday Wlodzimierz!|
|Apr-10-08|| ||Komapsimnita: Nice facial furniture. Happy Birthday big man!|
|Apr-10-09|| ||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|| ||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|| ||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|| ||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|| ||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|| ||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|| ||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|| ||brankat: Happy Birthday GM Schmidt!|
|Jul-06-12|| ||Poisonpawns: How to pronounce the first name please?|