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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 83 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Mar-13-17 Biographer Bistro (replies)
WilhelmThe2nd: <jn>, <z>: Owen vs. De Vere, 1872 is in the Chessbase MegaDatabase with the source reference given as Hindle, Jones, The English Morphy?, pg. 117.
   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. ...
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