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Member since Apr-25-05
I am researching Capablanca's speed chess results.
I keep a record of what I have found at this blog:

email: wilhelmthe2nd(at)

   WilhelmThe2nd has kibitzed 82 times to chessgames   [more...]
   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:
   Sep-06-12 Jose Raul Capablanca (replies)
WilhelmThe2nd: <TheFocus> Thanks for the kind words. I put the site together because I felt there was a gap in the literature concerning Capablanca's speed chess. I hope more information comes to light, especially concerning the two events at St. Petersburg in 1914. ...
   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
   Jul-15-07 Reuben Fine (replies)
WilhelmThe2nd: Reuben Fine was interviewed in 'Blitz Chess' magazine of July-September, 1992 (Vol.4, Issue 2). Here are a few of the more interesting Q&A's: <BC: Who did you look up to most when you were growing up? RF: Emmanuel [sic] Lasker- I even wrote a book about him and his games. ...
   Jul-14-07 Mikhail Chigorin (replies)
WilhelmThe2nd: <a.nugent> Thanks. Grekov had a few versions of his book on Chigorin. The first one had some annotations and an essay by Bohatirchuk that were taken out of the second edition because of his defection. The second edition was the largest with many interesting essays like ...
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