|Aug-15-03|| ||AgentRgent: A Flamberg is a sword. http://www.imperialweapons.com/swor...|
|Aug-15-03|| ||AgentRgent: Ok, are my eyes are playing tricks on me, or did someone just change this to Aleksander in the last few min? |
|Aug-16-03|| ||chessgames.com: Admins never sleep ;-) |
|Aug-16-03|| ||Calli: Flamberg (1880-1926) died relatively young in his native Warsaw. Therefore the last four games here are played by some other Flamberg. |
|Aug-16-03|| ||PVS: 1910 was his big year. He won the Warsaw championship ahead of Rubinstein and beat Bogoljubov in a match +4=1. |
|Aug-21-03|| ||AgentRgent: "Ok, are my eyes are playing tricks on me, or did someone just change this to Aleksander in the last few min?"|
<Admins never sleep ;-)> Damn, you're sneaky!
|Aug-21-03|| ||Sylvester: <AgentRgent> I wanted to tell how much I enjoyed our game but they would not let me send a message to you though their system because I have not paid my fee yet. Just send me a challenge when you are ready to play again. Thanks again for playing me. |
|Apr-04-05|| ||aragorn69: <chessgames> As <Calli> already mentioned quite some time ago, Alexander Flamberg died in 1926 : all posterior games are either by somebody else or by his ghost.|
You will also find the score of one of his best games (arguably of historical significance !) in Edward Winter's C.N. 3692, at http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/
|Apr-05-05|| ||Calli: OK, corrected. Thank you CG! |
|Dec-15-07|| ||Karpova: Donaldson/Minev:
<Alexander Flamberg (1880-1926) is not well known today, but he was one of the strongest Polish players of his time, eclipsed only by Rubinstein, Janowsky, and Salwe, of those who came up before the First World War. Born in Warsaw, Flamberg moved to England as a youngster. There he learned the game and was taught its fine points by Richard Teichmann. When he returned to Warsaw at the turn of the century he was immediately considered one of its best players, a status he confirmed by winning the city championships in 1901 and 1902. Later highlights included winning a match against Bogolyubov (+4, -0, =1) in 1910 and finishing third behind Alekhine and Nimzovitch at St. Petersburg 1914. The latter was a qualification event for the great St. Petersburg tournament of that year (won by Lasker); Flamberg missed his chance to play by only half a point.
In 1914, he played in Mannheim, Germany, and when war commenced he was interned along with other Russian players. He played in five tournaments arranged by the internees, and in one of them, a double-round event at Baden-Baden in 1914, he won first prize ahead of Bogolyubov, I. L. Rabinovich, and Romanovsky.
Around 1916 Flamberg was allowed to return to Warsaw and promptly played in its 1916 event. He also played in Warsaw 1917 and 1919, and was active in domestic tournaments right up until the end of his life. He died on January 24, 1926, in Warsaw.>
"The Life & Games of Akiva Rubinstein - Volume 1: Uncrowned King" by IM Donaldson and IM Minev, page 213.
|Jan-18-09|| ||Karpova: From C.N. 5952
<The writer of the article, Tomasz Lissowski (Warsaw), tells us:
‘Flamberg used the “modern” form of his forename, Aleksander, but the inscription on his grave at the Jewish Cemetery, Okopowa Str., Warsaw states that his first name was Avrohom.’>
There's also a picture of Flamberg's grave.
|Jan-21-09|| ||Karpova: From C.N. 5963
According to Avital Pilpel (Haifa, Israel) Flamberg had two forenames - Avrohom and Aleksander - to make assimilation easier.
Translation of what is written on the gravestone in Hebrew:
<“Here is buried
The bachelor Avrohom Alexander
Son of David Flamberg
Died on the tenth of the month of Shvat 5686
Aged 45 years
[mourned by] His parents and sisters.”>
|Jul-21-12|| ||Karpova: Flamberg won a double-round robin tournament played by the russian prisoners of war at the beginning of WWI in Baden-Baden (in December they had to leave for Triberg):|
Final Standing (after 12 rounds)
1. Flamberg 9.0
2. Bogoljubov 8.0
3. Rabinovich 6.0
4-5. Romanovsky 5.5
4-5. Selezniev 5.5
6. Maliutin 5.0
7. Weinstein 3.0
Source: Page 33 of the '(Neue) Wiener Schachzeitung' 1915