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I am researching Capablanca's speed chess results. I keep a record of what I have found at this blog: http://capablancaspeedchessrecord.p...

email: wilhelmthe2nd(at)

   WilhelmThe2nd has kibitzed 89 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Feb-12-18 Jose Raul Capablanca (replies)
WilhelmThe2nd: <MissS> No, I am not sure about score of the second simul. The only three Montreal newspapers that I could locate online that covered Capablanca's visits during 1909 ('The Gazette', 'La Presse', & 'La Patrie') did not, from what I can see, give reports on the second ...
   Jan-06-18 Mir Sultan Khan (replies)
WilhelmThe2nd: <Miss S> I had no luck submitting games in the (distant) past. So I have not attempted to submit this one. <Z> Regrettably, no. The old site can still be viewed on the Internet Archive, minus the images that appeared in it.
   Sep-27-17 Biographer Bistro (replies)
WilhelmThe2nd: Louis Jacob Wolff 20 Sep 1886 - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA 24 Jul 1985 - Brooklyn, New York, USA Sources: Louis Jacob Wolff U.S. WWII Draft Registration Card, 1942; Death Notice - New York Times, 26 July, 1985, pg. A11; U.S. Social Security Death Index. Charles Otto Wolff
   Dec-05-15 Wilhelm Steinitz (replies)
WilhelmThe2nd: A photo of Flora Steinitz, Wilhelm Steinitz's daughter, appeared on the cover of the Thursday, March 1st, 1888 issue of the Havana magazine 'El Sport' which can be viewed here:
   Nov-14-09 Prince Andrey Dadian of Mingrelia (replies)
WilhelmThe2nd: There are some more great photos of Prince Dadian and his home in Kiev at these links: Andria Dadiani Gallery Andria Dadiani Palace in Kiev
   Jun-01-08 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
WilhelmThe2nd: <Calli> Are you sure that's Kholmov? I thought the guy in the photo looked like Boleslavsky. Check my post at Dus-Chotimirsky's page for another possible solution to a photo mystery. Fyodor Ivanovich Dus Chotimirsky
   Jun-01-08 Fyodor Ivanovich Dus Chotimirsky (replies)
WilhelmThe2nd: In the discussion of the San Sebastián, 1911 photo here: I am pretty sure the unidentified man to the left of Leonhardt in this photo is Dus: He writes in his book of games (page 88, Fyodor ...
   Oct-17-07 Calli chessforum (replies)
WilhelmThe2nd: <Calli> Sergei Voronkov has done an article that solves the loose ends about the St. Petersburg 1909 Masters Tournament photo for us at Here is a link to the group photo only:
   Oct-08-07 Cochrane vs Mohishunder, 1848 (replies)
WilhelmThe2nd: <Calli> If you go here & search 'Loose Indian chess leaves' the two entries for the Cochrane scores come up. I suppose if you live in the US they'll lend it through inter-library loan. You can purchase copies of the microfilms but it takes a ...
   Sep-09-07 Smitten vs Prince Dadian, 1896 (replies)
WilhelmThe2nd: M.A. de Smitten was one of the strongest amateur players living in Tiflis when Prince Dadian was stationed there while serving in the Tsar's army. According to 'The Chess Monthly' (vol. 13, #154-155, June-July, 1892): "In 1888, at Tiflis, he beat M.A. de Smitten in a set match
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