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|Nov-02-03|| ||Resignation Trap: Polish born (1 April 1903)
Lived most of his life in Holland.
In September of 1942 he tried to escape Nazi control by fleeing to Switzerland with his family, but they didn't make it. They were caught in southern Holland. He was sent to a forced labor camp in Graditz, where he died sometime between October 1943 and March 1944. His wife and daughter were sent to Auschwitz, where they were gassed.
|Nov-02-03|| ||Resignation Trap: If you can manage to handle an article in polish, try this:|
|Dec-13-03|| ||Halfpricemidge: He played E. Colle, great attacking sacrificial game on Colle's part. |
|Apr-27-04|| ||nikolaas: Here is a funny game played by Landau:
Landau - Ten Kate
1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 e6 5.Bg5 Be7 6.e3 Nbd7 7.Rc1 0-0 8.Bd3 b6 9.cxd5 Nxd5 10.Nxd5 cxd5 11.Bxe7 Qxe7 12.Rc7 Qb4+ 13.Qd2 Qxd2+ 14.Kxd2 a6 15.Rhc1 Rd8 16.R1c6 h6 17.Rd6 Kf8 18.Ne5 Ke8 19.Nc6 a5 20.Bb5 1-0
|Dec-10-04|| ||aw1988: I believe at one point he was FIDE president, correct me if wrong. |
|Dec-10-04|| ||kostich in time: Im pretty sure the first chess master FIDE president was Euwe..Euwes pedecessors were mostly Swedish Bueraucrat types.Landau wasd, however, the Tournament director at AVRO |
|Dec-10-04|| ||Aron Landau: "Forced labor camp" is an euphemism for a camp to murder (jewish)people. Salo Landau was, amongst many others, murdered(!!) there. His wife and little daughter, after being deported in Westerbork Holland, were murdered in 1944 in an Auschwitz gas chamber. |
|Jan-07-05|| ||marekg248: Thanks chessgames.com for bringing this player up. In Polish article Resignation Trap gave link to I came to know that Salo Landau won small two round tournament in Rotterdam in 1931, surpassing Colle, Tartakower and Rubinstein. http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches... - excluding games with Euwe - no draw! |
|May-02-05|| ||Gypsy: From Chessmetrics:
Highest Rating: 2575 on the January 1939 rating list, #42 in world, age 35y9m.
Best Individual Performance: 2694 in Rotterdam, 1931, scoring 4/6 (67%) vs 2671-rated opposition
|Jun-21-05|| ||kuchcyk: I'd like to publicly thank chessgames.com for updating the biographical details of Salo Landau at my request and a special thanks to those posters here for providing the biographical details in the first place.
We cannot be reminded too often, even on a site such as this, of the loss of so much talent due to the murderous activities of the Nazis and their supporters.|
|Feb-01-06|| ||BIDMONFA: Salo Landau
History Championship of Netherlands
|Feb-01-06|| ||schnarre: <kuchcyk> That's one case where we do NOT need to see history repeat itself--my late grandfather was part of the Canadian forces sent into Holland late in the war, & I heard about it from him. Quite a loss!|
|Feb-01-06|| ||WMD: Not another father, uncle or grandfather who liberated the camps. Did the Allies have that many troops in Europe?|
|Feb-01-06|| ||schnarre: <WMD> He never got into Germany until after the war (& then only to do demolition along the Siegfried Line in the Rhineland). He was a chess player himself & kept himself abrest of such as best he was able.
Between the Soviets (in the millions of troops), & the Western Allies (US, UK & Commonwealth--do the French need to even be counted?--& a number of Latin American countries) there were not too many places left untread.|
|Feb-01-06|| ||alefromitaly: ...(speechless)...|
|Feb-03-06|| ||schnarre: Eh?!?!|
|Feb-06-06|| ||Caissanist: <Aron Landau: "Forced labor camp" is an euphemism for a camp to murder (jewish)people.> Sorry, I have to ask--any relation?|
|Sep-29-08|| ||GrahamClayton: The Landau variation of the Slav Defence is 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. ♘f3 ♘f6 4. e3 ♗f5 5. cd5 cd5 6. ♕b3 ♕c8 7. ♗d2 eg 8. ♘a3|
Source: David Hooper and Kenneth Whyld "Oxford Companion to Chess", OUP, 1992
|Nov-27-08|| ||Karpova: He won a small tournament in Baarn, 1940:
1. Landau 2.0/4
2-3. Euwe 1.5/4
2-3. Kmoch 1.5/4
4. Kramer 1.0/4
Landau beat Euwe and drew the other two games.
|Apr-01-10|| ||wordfunph: During the 1937 Chess Olympiad Dutch player Salo Landua fell asleep at the board after making his 11th move against Belgian player Arthur Dunkelblum. Dunkelbum sportingly shook Landau by the arm to wake him up, and suggested a draw, which Landau immediately accepted.|
happy birthday Master Landau..
|Aug-07-10|| ||suenteus po 147: Landau's first major international success: Game Collection: Rotterdam 1931|
|Nov-23-10|| ||brankat: Is this the same Landau who was A.Alekhine's second in the first match with Dr.Euwe, 1935? Thank You.|
|Nov-23-10|| ||nescio: <brankat: Is this the same Landau who was A.Alekhine's second in the first match with Dr.Euwe, 1935? Thank You.>|
|Nov-23-10|| ||brankat: <nescio> Thank You.|
I remember reading somewhere, years ago, that sometime during the match Alekhine asked S.Landau who was he really rooting for. and Landau replied something like: "Being Your second I wish You success, but being a Dutch I can't help it but hope for Euwe's victory".
|Nov-23-10|| ||nescio: <brankat> Rumour has it that in the later stages of the match Alyekkhin and Landau had some disagreement and during the last few games Alyekhin was assisted by Ernst Ludwig Klein.|
Euwe's second was his good friend Maroczy who was of course more an equal than a servant, chesswise.
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