|Jul-22-05|| ||Knight13: All I can say about this player is this: "He was a strong player who competed against the world's strongest players."|
|Dec-10-05|| ||aw1988: Was it said of him "His greatest weakness is not studying the modern game", or am I thinking of somebody else?|
|Sep-07-06|| ||BIDMONFA: Samuel Rosenthal|
|Sep-07-06|| ||Phony Benoni: Rosenthal and Zukertort shared a birthday, the former being five years older. Wonder if they ever played on September 7th?|
|Sep-07-06|| ||Calli: Rosenthal is great-great-grandfather of David Shenk, author of the new book "The Immortal Game" : http://www.amazon.com/Immortal-Game...|
|Sep-08-06|| ||Phony Benoni: He has an interesting overall record. Can't get more even than that!|
|Jun-17-07|| ||Karpova: Here's a nice article on the "Showman" Rosenthal:
He was called a showman because of giving a lot of simultaneous exhibition and blindfold sessions.
The article provides a lot of pictures and games from simuls with beautiful combinations.
|Aug-18-07|| ||Karpova: <1898-99: Samuel Rosenthal v Prince Balaschoff (C.N. 1483)|
‘From the Stratégie we learn that a curious lawsuit has just been brought before the First Chamber of the Civil Tribunal at Paris. A dozen years ago Prince Balaschoff engaged Mr Rosenthal as a teacher of chess, at a salary of 500 fr. per month, and 1,000 fr. when M. Rosenthal accompanied his pupil in travel. Pupil and teacher were on the best of terms, and they laboured together hard at a work on chess. But one gets tired of everything, and some months ago M. Balaschoff got rid of his instructor. The latter brought an action to recover 15,000 fr. arrears of pay according to agreements, 1,000 fr. for the last journey to Stuttgard [sic], and 25,000 fr. indemnity for sudden dismissal, and for loss of profits by non-publication of the chess work on which they had been engaged. The tribunal awarded M. Rosenthal 15,000 fr. for salary according to agreements, but rejected all his other demands.’
Source: BCM, March 1899, page 112. The French magazine’s report appeared on pages 20-21 of its 15 January 1899 issue.>
|Sep-07-08|| ||brankat: <Karpova> A very fine article indeed. Thanks for the link.|
S.Rosenthal was both, a talented master and writer.
|Sep-07-08|| ||artyom2008: happy bday|
|Nov-07-08|| ||GrahamClayton: According to Steinitz, Rosenthal was the only chess professional of the era who made a good living, averaging an income of approximately 20,000 francs a year from the early 1870's up to his death in 1902.|
Source: David Hooper and Kenneth Whyld, "Oxford Companion to Chess", OUP, 1992
|Nov-23-08|| ||GrahamClayton: Some more information on Rosenthal. He was the player most affected by the rule for the London 1883 tournament which stated that all drawn games had to be replayed. Rosenthal had to play 45 games in the space of 2 months because of all of his original drawn games. He finished 8th with a score of 14/26.|
|Feb-12-09|| ||marekg248: Hello, I've made a collection of games from Edward Winter's feature article "A Forgotten Showman" (it was already mentioned above). All of them are a lot of fun to watch. http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/... |
Thanks chessgames.com for uploading all of them.
|Feb-13-09|| ||marekg248: Here is the link to the collection:
Game Collection: Samuel Rosenthal - A Forgotten Showman
|Feb-13-09|| ||Calli: marekg248 - Great job with that. Thanks!|
|Sep-07-10|| ||mike1: According to Elo he had a rating of 2470 is his best days- impressive for a "coffee house"-player. I am impressed by his games too.
Interesting list regarding historical ratings anyway:
|Sep-07-10|| ||Jambow: <mike1> agreed this mans games show a tactical brilliance over both Steinitz and Chigorin the dominant players of that era. If he is a coffee house player poor me a cup.|
I think Elo inflation, though it wasn't in use then will show itself doing the calculations in either direction timewise.
|Jan-07-11|| ||vonKrolock: <born in Poland> in Suwałki http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...|
|Oct-05-13|| ||thomastonk: His date of death here is Sep-19-1902, but I've found a death notice already in "Le Temps" of September 13. Other online source give September 12, and so I'll change the date.|
|Oct-05-13|| ||Karpova: <thomastonk>
The November 1902 'Wiener Schachzeitung' reports on p. 230 also that he died on September 12, in Neuilly near Paris.
|Oct-23-13|| ||Karpova: <M. Rosenthal has transferred his weekly Chess column from 'La Revue Illustre' to 'La Vie Moderne', to which we wish not only a modern, or a moderate, but a very long life.>|
From page 99 of the March 1882 'British Chess Magazine'
|Nov-02-13|| ||redwhitechess: The Montgomery County Times re-phrase a report of curious case between Samuel Rosenthal vs Prince Balaschoff chess lesson|
<A curious chess law-suit before the first Chamber of the Civil Tribunal of Paris has just ended. Rosenthal, the well-known Polish chess master, resident in Paris since 1867, was engaged about ten years ago by Prince Balaschoff as his professor of chess at £ 25 per month, to be increased to £40 per month whenever the Professor travelled with his pupil. Pupil and Professor, according to La Strategie, were on the best of terms for many years, they were even engaged in collaboration on a grand chess treatise, when, suddenly, a few months ago, Professor Rosenthal received a somewhat unceremonious dismissal. He sued, in response, for £ 750 back salary fixed under the written agreement, £50 for a final journey to Stuttgart, and £1,250 for his unjustifiable dismissal and loss of profits on the projected treatise. The Civil Tribunal allowed the first demand, but rejected the two latter. We believe that this is the first time that compensation for chess services has figured so definitely in a court of law.>