|Jun-16-07|| ||vonKrolock: Arnold Schottländer (born April 2th 1854 - deceased September 9th 1909) from Breslau, Germany (today Wroklaw, Poland) Took part in five German Championships, international Tournaments, and many city and region events. I'm not finding in moment a bio in English, but in this page, one in German, with photo, also a photo from his grave in the Jewish Cemetery, with a chessboard in stone, and with the legible epitaph (in German) - 'His body was weak, but his spirit was strong'
quote: <"*02.04.1854 in Breslau †09.09.1909 in Breslau
Auf dem alten Jüdischen Friedhof in Breslau befindet sich heute noch das Grab von Arnold Schottländer. Nimmt man sich etwas Zeit, dann erkennt man einen besonderen persönlichen Nachlass: das symbolisches Schachbrett und die Grabinschrift "Sein Körper war schwach, sein Geist aber stark". > http://www.breslau-wroclaw.de/de/br...
|Oct-10-09|| ||Chessical: Arnold Schottländer was a pupil of Adolf Anderssen, and was himself the mentor of Edward Lasker.|
|Oct-31-09|| ||Karpova: Olimpiu G. Urcan's newest "Past Pieces" deal with Arnold Schottlaender's journey to America in 1893 but there is also a general biography so it's definitely worth reading for people who want to find out more about this chess master:
<If Arnold Schottländer’s livelihood had depended on him winning top prizes in chess tournaments, as often was the case for some late Nineteenth century professional players, he would have most certainly led a meager existence. Except for winning a Hauptturnier tournament in 1878, during his fifteen-year chess playing career, from 1877 through 1892, Schottländer never won a top prize. Yet in serious tournament play he defeated, often more than once, some of the best players of his time: B. Englisch, J. Mason, E. Schallopp, J. H. Blackburne and J. Mieses, to name but a few. Occasionally, Schottländer is remembered for his brilliancy over-the-board and his buoyant character, but more often he is remembered for being a wealthy businessman who manifested a certain generosity towards the chess community. The present essay takes a closer look at a rather forgotten episode of Schottländer’s chess life: his journey to America and brief stay in the summer of 1893.>
|Oct-31-09|| ||Raisin Death Ray: He sucked as Governor of California!|
|Oct-31-09|| ||vonKrolock: Urcan states that after returning to Wroclaw he retired and 'never again played in a master event ', but he played at least in a kind of 'three veterans masters' event in Coburg 1904, a minimal double Round-Robin with Alexander Fritz and Emil Schallopp|
|Feb-12-11|| ||Dredge Rivers: <Raisin Death Ray> Ha! I wonder if Jerry Brown has a page on this site.|
|Jan-16-13|| ||Phony Benoni: Obituary and portrait; http://anno.onb.ac.at/cgi-content/a...|
|May-08-15|| ||offramp: I'd be interested in the quelle of how a German Jewish family gains a surname that clearly means "Scotlander". There is a Scottish Church in Vienna, named after the Benedictine monks who founded it. Fritz Lang was baptised there... But theories connected with the Benedictine order come up against the wall that they are all, of course, Christian.|
|May-09-15|| ||zanzibar: I'm wondering what the quelle a quelle is, and why one would be interested in it?|
Another portrait to submit - thx phony (the image/obit is on p347 though).
|May-09-15|| ||offramp: <zanzibar: I'm wondering what the quelle a quelle is, and why one would be interested in it?>|
A quelle is the source, of course.
|May-09-15|| ||Retireborn: <offramp> This looks like one of those Jewish family names which are place names (eg Laskers from the village Lask.)|
In this case Schottland is a suburb of Danzig (Gdansk) as you can read here:-
As for the origin of the name in Gdansk:-
|May-10-15|| ||offramp: <Retireborn>, that is all new to me. Thanks for clearing up the mystery. I've read The Tin Drum, but I don't remember any mention of Schotland. |
One is never too old to learn!
|May-10-15|| ||zanzibar: I wasn't aware of Lasker's name's origin either. A fun fact.|
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But what the quelle (encore)?
A quelle is a source?! Like a quenelle in the gullet, I qualmishly say.
In what dictionary might the qua of the querulous question be quietly quartered?
No quitclaim given in the quaquaversal quest of quot warranto - Z.
|May-10-15|| ||offramp: <zanzibar: But what the quelle (encore)? |
A quelle is a source?!>
Aye. If Lasker or Schottlander were alive they would both know that quelle is the German for source.
It is worth looking up "Q", standing for Quelle, the hypothetical Ur-gospel on which the other 4 main gospels of the NT is based.
Also, Lidl sells bottled water called Quelle. It is very good but a bit watery.
|Mar-31-16|| ||zanzibar: This write-up seems to be very good:
There's a picture of the man, and his grave as well.
(Offramp - what the quelle are you talking about?!
(Just kidding, just kidding)).
|Mar-23-18|| ||Jean Defuse: ....
"The Chess Club Anderssen had a member who was an acknowledged chess master. His name was Arnold Schottlaender. He was a wealthy man who, though crippled by infantile paralysis, appeared at the cafe every afternoon and occupied a vantage point in the center of the U-shaped table on which there were almost always six or eight games in progress. He himself never played but merely criticized, with good-naturedly sarcastic remarks, the bad moves of the players on the boards around him. He had quite a reputation as a wit. One of his bon-mots which survived him was a remark he was supposed to have made to his wife:
"Louise, if one of us dies, I think I'll move to Berlin."
I was eager to play a game with Schottlaender, but the orily chance he ever gave me was at an exhibition of simultaneous chess, at which he took on some thirty players. I shall never forget that game. I resigned on the eighth move and learned an important lesson. This lesson was that if a stronger player leaves a man unprotected, it is probably a considered sacrifice and not a blunder; and one should think twice before accepting the proffered gift. In fact, this applies also when playing a weaker adversary. It is best to assume that he, too, has a reason for every move. Many a disappointment is apt to be avoided in this manner.
I have had occasion a number of times to spring the same trap in which Schottlaender caught me. It is useful to know this opening; so here is the game."
[Event "30-board simultaneous exhibition"]
[White "Schottlaender, Arnold"]
[Black "Lasker, Edward"]
1. e4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Bc4 Nxe4 4. Bxf7+ Kxf7 5. Nxe4 d5
6. Qf3+ Kg8 7. Ng5 Qxg5 4 8. Qxd5+ 1-0
Source: Edward Lasker 'Chess Secrets - I Learned from the Masters' pp. 11-13.
|Apr-02-18|| ||Nosnibor: He played and lost a small match to Pillsbury in 1893.However there appears to be no record of these games.|
|Apr-04-18|| ||Jean Defuse: ...
DSZ March 1899, p. 93:
Aus Breslau. Arnold Schottländer erzielte kürzlich bei einer Simultanproduction im Schachverein Anderssen 18 Gewinne und ein Remis gegen 19 zur Hälfte recht starke Spieler. Die Production dauerte nur 4 Stunden.
|Apr-04-18|| ||sudoplatov: Had Schottlander's victory over Englisch at Leipzig 1897 been in the database, I was going to nickname it "2nd Battle of Bannockburn."
And Englisch's return victor at Hamburg (1885) could be the "2nd Battle of Culloden."|
|Apr-05-18|| ||Jean Defuse: ...
Arnold Schottländer – a cripple, fond of chess
by Michael Negele: https://www.kwabc.org/files/kwabc/n...
<Sein Körper war schwach, sein Geist aber stark.>
Schottländer against 'The Smash'
His opponent was a spitfire who never lost (officially as he was used to take back any bad move)...
click for larger view
(DWS, November 1909)
What did Arnold (Black) cleverly play?
|Apr-08-18|| ||Jean Defuse: ...
In der Bremer Schachgesellschaft spielte am 27.8.1899 Arnold Schottländer simultan gegen 13 Teilnehmer, wobei er 6 Partien gewann, 5 remisierte und 2 verlor.
[Event "13-board simultaneous display"]
[Site "Bremen Chess Club"]
[White "Schottlaender, Arnold"]
[Black "Hartlaub, Carl"]
1. e4 e5 2. Bc4 Nc6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. Nc3 d6 6. Bg5 Be6 7. Nd5 Na5 8. Bxf6 gxf6 9. Bb3 Rg8 10. Nh4 Nxb3 11. axb3 c6
12. Ne3 Bxe3 13. fxe3 Bg4 14. Qd2 f5 15. Nxf5 Bxf5 16. exf5 Qg5 17. O-O a6 18.
Rf2 O-O-O 19. e4 Qf6 20. Qe3 Rg4 21. h3 Rg7 22. b4 Rdg8 23. c4 Rg3 24. Qa7 Qg5
25. Kh1 Rg7 26. f6 Rg6 27. Qa8+ Kc7 28. Qe8 Qe3 29. Qe7+ Kb6 30. Qd8+ Ka7 31.
Source: Bremer Nachrichten 5.11.1899 (Chronik Hanno Keller).