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Stanislaw Gawlikowski
Number of games in database: 43
Years covered: 1946 to 1968
Overall record: +5 -26 =12 (25.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Jan-16-1920, died Nov-09-1981, 61 years old) Poland

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 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 43  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. S Gawlikowski vs Sliwa  ½-½321946POL-chE01 Catalan, Closed
2. S Gawlikowski vs K Makarczyk  ½-½311946POL-chE01 Catalan, Closed
3. E Sojka vs S Gawlikowski  1-0451946POL-chC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
4. Opocensky vs S Gawlikowski  0-1341948Karlovy Vary / Marianske LazneE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
5. S Gawlikowski vs Yanofsky  0-1471948Karlovy Vary / Marianske LazneD73 Neo-Grunfeld, 5.Nf3
6. S Gawlikowski vs Sajtar  0-1321948Karlovy Vary / Marianske LazneD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
7. S Gawlikowski vs Tartakower  0-1421948Karlovy Vary / Marianske LazneD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
8. K Makarczyk vs S Gawlikowski  1-0741948POL-Ch Team 5thE51 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
9. Sliwa vs S Gawlikowski  1-0491948POL-Ch Team 5thA14 English
10. S Gawlikowski vs I Grynfeld  0-1571950Przepiorka MemorialD02 Queen's Pawn Game
11. S Gawlikowski vs Taimanov  0-1331950Przepiorka MemorialD85 Grunfeld
12. O Troianescu vs S Gawlikowski  1-0361950Przepiorka MemorialE10 Queen's Pawn Game
13. C Kottnauer vs S Gawlikowski  ½-½261950Przepiorka MemorialD22 Queen's Gambit Accepted
14. Foltys vs S Gawlikowski  1-0411950Przepiorka MemorialC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
15. Szabo vs S Gawlikowski  1-0401950Przepiorka MemorialA04 Reti Opening
16. S Gawlikowski vs F Koberl  ½-½611950Przepiorka MemorialE15 Queen's Indian
17. S Gawlikowski vs Averbakh  0-1361950Przepiorka MemorialD71 Neo-Grunfeld
18. S Gawlikowski vs A Tarnowski  0-1281950Przepiorka MemorialC27 Vienna Game
19. S Gawlikowski vs Simagin  ½-½411950Przepiorka MemorialB32 Sicilian
20. S Gawlikowski vs Bondarevsky  0-1221950Przepiorka MemorialD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
21. H Szapiel vs S Gawlikowski  ½-½471950Przepiorka MemorialB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
22. F Zita vs S Gawlikowski  1-0601950Przepiorka MemorialC75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
23. E Arlamowski vs S Gawlikowski  ½-½411950Przepiorka MemorialE47 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3
24. G Barcza vs S Gawlikowski  1-0341950Przepiorka MemorialA04 Reti Opening
25. S Gawlikowski vs Geller  0-1361950Przepiorka MemorialA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
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Jun-10-07  dixi82: I have two references about this player and author.
The first is a quote of L.Ftacnik saying that studying the book on endings and middlegame positions by Gawlikowski made him a good player, and another by romanian author C.Stefaniu, about very competent analisys of minor piece endings in Gawlikowski's book. I wonder if anyone has a reference about this book.
Jun-22-07  hunterchess: Also a reference by Larsen about this book in an interview, and Botvinnik too. Shame that i don't know the name of the book. Can anyone shed some light on this ?
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  wordfunph: "One of the most important books that I studied at that time was a terribly thick endgame book by the Pole Gawlikowski, which I read from cover to cover. I became a legend in the club because of that. I was pointed out with 'look there is the boy who has completely read that book by Gawlikowski'."

- GM Lubomir Ftacnik

this may be the book entitled "Final Chess Game"..

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  wordfunph: or this 947-page book..

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  mifralu: < From Wikipedia Poland, Google translated >

He survived the wartime period in Warsaw, participating in the defense of the capital in 1939 and in the Warsaw Uprising. After the war, he belonged to a group of chess activists who in 1946 reactivated the Polish Chess Federation. Over the years, he held many functions in the union's governing bodies. In recognition of his merits, in 1982 he received the title of Honorary Member of PZSzach.

In the years 1946-1964 he participated in the finals of the Polish championships twelve times. He achieved the greatest success in his career in 1948, winning the title of runner up in the country in Krakow. He was also an eight-time team champion of Poland in the colors of Warsaw teams Polonia and Legion. He won three times in the championships of Warsaw. He appeared several times in international tournaments (including in Karlovy Vary in 1948, Szczawno-Zdrój in 1950 and Międzyzdroje in 1952); he also successfully represented Poland in team matches.

In 1947 he was one of the founders of the "Chess" monthly, which for over 40 years was the only chess journal in Poland. At the same time, he led chess programs on Polish Radio and popularized the royal game in many magazines, including in "Panorama", "Sportowiec", "Życie Warszawy", "Świecie Młodych" and "Rzeczpospolita".

He gained great recognition as a writer, historian and chess theoretician. In his books he impressed not only historical and practical knowledge, but also the ability to present colorful descriptions. The Chess Olympiad and the Battle for Chess Throne entered the canon of Polish chess literature, as well as outstanding theoretical work Theory of Debuts and the two-volume Final Chess Game.

Every year, in December, the tournament of fast-paced chess pieces by Stanisław Gawlikowski takes place in Warsaw, in which the leading chess players from the world take part.

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