|Sep-24-07|| ||Resignation Trap: Mlotkowski can be seen in this photograph from Bradley Beach 1928, standing, far right: http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/... . |
If you can read Polish, here is some more information on him:
|Jun-12-10|| ||jerseybob: Resignation: Great photo, but too bad this data base contains NONE of the games from the event.|
|Nov-04-10|| ||Benzol: I found the stasch!|
|Jun-20-15|| ||Chessical: From http://web.archive.org/web/20071030...|
The original article is in Polish and is based on John S. Hilbert
"Around 1970, "The Pennswoodpusher", official organ of the chess federation state of Pennsylvania published a series of memories by E. Raymond Glover, one of which was devoted to Stas"
"Mlotkowski had a special character, but he was a great player despite aserious defect with his hearing. He lived in a terribly messy room in Mickel Street in Camden (NJ, 08105), adjacent to the historic neighbourhood of the poet Walter Whitman. ... his bed was littered with empty bottles of ketchup, the room was full of beverage containers ".
Members of the club gave him many pieces of clothing to make him "smarter-looking" but Mlotkowski always able to mix up clothes, for example, once wearing a green jacket, brown pants and a purple tie...
"He constantly smoked cigarettes" - continued Glover ... I could always tell when my move was good, because then he developed a tic, and sometimes he even stood up and paced around the chessboard, to which he returned only when he had calmed down and I was able to concentrate. "
...Mlotkowski was a strong chess player. Chess historian Walter Korn wrote in "America's Chess Heritage" that Mlotkowski provided many pieces of analysis to P.M Sergeant for his book "Morphy's Games of Chess". (A few improvements Mlotkowski can also be found in the footnotes to the book "Charousek's Games of Chess" by the same author).
When Stas was 42 years he shared the first place with his friend NT Whitaker in the US Open (or at least its predecessor) in San Francisco in 1923.
Mlotkowski at that time lived on the West Coast in California...Soon after the tournament in San Francisco Mlotkowski had the dubious pleasure of identifying Whitaker's handwriting in a trial before the Federal Court in Los Angeles, which ended in a conviction of the latter to prison for taking a stolen car. Even then and later, when Whitaker was in the United States Penitentiary, Leavenworth (Kansas state), their friendship survived."
|Nov-23-15|| ||MissScarlett: I found the score of a simul victory by Mlotkowski over Capablanca in a 1917 newspaper column, but it doesn't give a location or date beyond 'some time ago'. It appears Mlotkowski moved from Philadelphia to Los Angeles around 1914. Looking at Capa's simul record, the most likely candidate to my mind is San Diego, 15 April 1916 ( http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/...) but it's possible the 'some time ago' relates to years and not months. Your help requested!|
|Nov-23-15|| ||chancho: Courtesy of <ljfyffe>:|
<Saturday, October 22, 1910, Capablanca faced nineteen opponents at the Franklin. The future world champion finished the evening with a record of 15-2, with 2 draws. Stasch Mlotkowski, then Pennsylvania State Champion, was one of the Cuban's conquerors, wbile Shipley managed one of the draws>
Jose Raul Capablanca (kibitz #6279)
|Nov-24-15|| ||MissScarlett: Thank you. I see now that Caparros has the game.|
|Nov-24-15|| ||TheFocus: <MissScarlett> <Thank you. I see now that Caparros has the game.>|
I'm still not going to post anything more from Caparros.
|Nov-24-15|| ||MissScarlett: The game scores are fine; the game data is not to be trusted. It's like Caparros spent ten years collecting the games, but only ten days compiling the book. I know there's a 1994 'revised second edition', but I don't know whether that just means more games or some of the mistakes have been corrected, as well.|
|Nov-24-15|| ||TheFocus: <MissScarlett><The game scores are fine; the game data is not to be trusted.>|
You are right.
|Mar-10-17|| ||rgr459: He didn't have a moustasch.|
|Mar-10-17|| ||john barleycorn: <rgr459: He didn't have a moustasch.>|
but some of the best Mlototow cocktails in the world halal and shaken, not stirred
|Mar-10-17|| ||ColeTrane: <barleycorn> don't bruise my martini sir...!|
|Mar-29-17|| ||MissScarlett: Reno Evening Gazette, March 11th, 1935, p.12:
<Gurli Andresen Mlotkowski, motion picture actress and model known as Gwili Andre, filed suit here today to divorce Stanislaw (Stasch) Mlotkowski of Camden, N.J., and Philadelphia.
She charged they have been separated for more than five years. They were married in Philadelphia September 18 1926.>
The <(Wilkes Barre) Evening News> of February 8th, 1935, p.4, quotes Ms. Andre: <"But we are the best of friends," said the beautiful Danish actress who admitted she had not lived with Mlotkowski for several years. "I have no future matrimonial plans - I have not even considered such a thing - but you can never tell what a woman may do.">
< Became a successful blonde, blue-eyed model just out of her teens in Denmark. She later continued modeling in New York, making the pages of Vogue and Harper's Bazaar, among others. At one time she was ranked as one of the most photographed girls in the country and considered America's No. 1 model in 1935. Gave up her modeling career in 1944 after giving birth to son Peter.
According to Laura Wagner's article in "Films of the Golden Age", Summer 2014, Issue 77, 22-year-old Gwili Andre vacationed at Palm Beach, Florida with an aunt in 1929. She met a man while there, they married and the couple moved to New York City. She became a U.S. citizen in 1931.>
Hmmm. So did a chain-smoking, hard-of-hearing, unkempt fortysomething chessplayer, of both Camden, NJ and Philadelphia, pull an aspiring 18 year-old Danish supermodel, or is this merely a case of mistaken identity?
And if Andre did marry Mlotkowski in 1926, who was the fella she hooked up with on Palm Beach in '29?
|Mar-30-17|| ||Tabanus: 1930 census, East 43rd Street Manhattan:
Stach Mlotkowski, Head, 50, b. in Pennsylvania, Salesman, Real Estate
Gwili M., Wife, 23, b. in Denmark, Immigration year 1926, Occupation: none
|Mar-30-17|| ||Tabanus: 1940 census: Stasch Mlotkowski, 58, divorced, lodger in Stevens Street, Camden, New Jersey.|
I can't find any marriage record.
|Mar-30-17|| ||Tabanus: US Social Security Applications and Claims Index (as in Anc.com):|
Name: Stasch Mlotkowski, SSN: 153013638, Birth Date: 11 Mar 1888, Birth Place: Clifton Heights, Death Date: 19 Jul 1943. Trustworthy? Both WW1 and WW2 reg. cards: b. 10 March 1881.