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Emil Schallopp
E Schallopp 

Number of games in database: 309
Years covered: 1862 to 1913
Overall record: +110 -155 =33 (42.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 11 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (43) 
    C67 C77 C69 C65 C68
 French Defense (26) 
    C11 C01 C02 C13 C05
 French (14) 
    C11 C13
 Petrov (12) 
    C42 C43
 Sicilian (11) 
    B23 B45 B24 B43 B25
 Vienna Opening (10) 
    C29 C28 C27
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (37) 
    C77 C67 C65 C61 C64
 Two Knights (15) 
    C55 C59 C58 C56 C57
 Vienna Opening (14) 
    C25 C26 C29 C28
 King's Gambit Accepted (9) 
    C33 C39 C34 C38
 Evans Gambit (8) 
    C51 C52
 Four Knights (8) 
    C48 C49 C47
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Taubenhaus vs E Schallopp, 1890 0-1
   E Schallopp vs Gossip, 1890 1-0
   Anderssen vs E Schallopp, 1864 0-1
   Gunsberg vs E Schallopp, 1886 0-1
   C T Goering vs E Schallopp, 1877 0-1
   E Schallopp vs Blackburne, 1887 1/2-1/2
   M Weiss vs E Schallopp, 1883 0-1
   E Schallopp vs R Hein, 1868 1-0
   Zukertort vs E Schallopp, 1881 0-1
   Tarrasch vs E Schallopp, 1887 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Walbrodt - Schallopp (1891)
   8th WSB Congress, Barmen (1869)
   2nd NSB Congress, Hamburg (1869)
   Manchester (1890)
   Leipzig (1877)
   1st DSB Congress, Leipzig (1879)
   3rd DSB Congress, Nuremberg (1883)
   8th DSB Congress, Kiel (1893)
   5th DSB Congress, Frankfurt (1887)
   4th DSB Congress, Hamburg (1885)
   6th DSB Congress, Breslau (1889)
   Berlin Jubilee (1907)
   2nd DSB Congress, Berlin (1881)
   Nuremberg (1896)

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(born Aug-01-1843, died Apr-09-1919, 75 years old) Germany

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Emil Schallopp was born in Friesack, Germany. He went to the secondary school Joachimsthalsches Gymnasium in Berlin from 1856 to 1861, graduating excellently. He was interested in the Latin and Greek classics, writing poetry in Latin himself and made metric translations of German poetry into Latin. He began to study in Berlin in 1861. Having learned stenography in 1858, he worked as a stenographer in the Prussian House of Representatives (Abgeordnetenhaus) from 1865 to 1872, and from 1872 onwards in the Reichstag. Schallopp married in 1869, but his wife passed away in 1879. He married again in 1881, and his second wife passed away in 1884. He later married for a third time. He had seven children (as of April 1890).(1)

Schallopp learned the rules of chess in 1856 in Berlin. He didn't know about chess books until 1861, when he studied several chess books. In October 1861, he joined the Academic Chess Club. He became a member of the Berlin Chess Society in Winter 1863/64.(1) He played several games against Adolf Anderssen in 1864.(2) He participated in the 6th West German Chess Congress in Cologne (1867).(3) He contributed heavily to the foundation of the German Chess Federation and was one of its most influential members (as of April 1890).(1) From 1879 to 1889, he was chairman of the Berlin Chess Society.(1) Schallopp came in 4th at Wiesbaden (1880).(4) He came in 10th out of 19 at Nuremberg (1883). He shared 1st place, but lost the play-offs at the Berlin (1883) Hauptturnier C.(5) He shared 8th place out of 18 at Hamburg (1885). He finished shared 2nd with Henry Edward Bird at Hereford (1885).(6) He was awarded the Brilliancy prize at London (1886),(7),(1) and would have been awarded it for his game against Johannes Zukertort also at Nottingham (1886),(8) where he came in 2nd, if he hadn't refused the nomination.(1) He came in 11th out of 20 at Manchester (1890).(9) He shared 2nd place at the Berlin (1898/99) Winter tournament.(10) In match play, he drew Fritz Riemann in 1880,(11) and lost to Karl August Walbrodt in 1891 (12) and against Andreas Asharin in 1893.(13)

Schallopp's chess literary works included Leipzig (1877), Paris (1878), Leipzig (1879), Berlin (1881), Nuremberg (1883) and the Steinitz - Zukertort World Championship Match (1886). In 1887, he became an editor of the Deutsches Wochenschach,(1) but left the editorial staff at the end of 1890 for lack of time.(14) In 1885, when the publishing house Veit & Co. in Leipzig wanted to prepare the 7th edition of Paul Rudolf von Bilguer 's Handbuch des Schachspiels, Schallopp became head of the project.(15)


(1) Albert Heyde, Deutsches Wochenschach, 6 April 1890, issue 14, pp. 113-114,

(2) Rod Edwards, and

(3) Rod Edwards,

(4) Rod Edwards,

(5) Rod Edwards,

(6) Rod Edwards,

(7) Rod Edwards,

(8) Rod Edwards,

(9) Rod Edwards,

(10) Rod Edwards,

(11) Rod Edwards,

(12) Rod Edwards,

(13) Rod Edwards,

(14) Deutsches Wochenschach, 7 December 1890, issues 49/50, p. 417,

(15) Deutsches Wochenschach, 24 August 1890, issue 34, p. 280,

Wikipedia article: Emil Schallopp

Last updated: 2018-09-30 11:07:46

 page 1 of 13; games 1-25 of 309  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Kolisch vs E Schallopp 1-0361862BerlinC51 Evans Gambit
2. E Schallopp vs F Amelung 0-1241862BerlinC55 Two Knights Defense
3. R Hein vs E Schallopp 0-1171863BerlinC34 King's Gambit Accepted
4. G Neumann vs E Schallopp  1-0251863?C51 Evans Gambit
5. E Schallopp vs G Neumann  0-1351864BerlinA85 Dutch, with c4 & Nc3
6. Anderssen vs E Schallopp 1-0141864BerlinC31 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
7. Anderssen vs E Schallopp 0-1351864BerlinB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
8. E Schallopp vs G Neumann 0-1211864BerlinC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
9. E Schallopp vs Anderssen 0-1391864BerlinC60 Ruy Lopez
10. Anderssen vs E Schallopp 1-0281864BerlinC44 King's Pawn Game
11. E Schallopp vs Anderssen  0-1531864It BerlinC52 Evans Gambit
12. Anderssen vs E Schallopp  1-0471864BerlinC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
13. E Schallopp vs Anderssen 1-0361864BerlinC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
14. E Schallopp vs Anderssen 0-1521864BerlinC67 Ruy Lopez
15. E Schallopp vs Anderssen  0-1251864BerlinC33 King's Gambit Accepted
16. E Schallopp vs Hertzsch / Holdheim  1-0311864Consultation gameA43 Old Benoni
17. Anderssen vs E Schallopp 1-0211865BerlinC39 King's Gambit Accepted
18. V Knorre vs E Schallopp 1-0341865BerlinC51 Evans Gambit
19. G Neumann vs E Schallopp 1-0291865BerlinC67 Ruy Lopez
20. E Schallopp vs Paulsen 0-1391865Blindfold simul, 10bC37 King's Gambit Accepted
21. E Schallopp vs Anderssen  0-1321866BerlinC67 Ruy Lopez
22. E Schallopp vs Anderssen 1-0261866BerlinC51 Evans Gambit
23. M S From vs E Schallopp 1-0271867CopenhagenC21 Center Game
24. W Paulsen vs E Schallopp 1-0321867WSB-06.KongressC51 Evans Gambit
25. C W Vitzthum von Eckstaedt vs E Schallopp  1-0341867WSB-06.KongressC26 Vienna
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Dec-30-06  Whitehat1963: Schallopp Schallopp beautiful Schallopp

Beautiful Schallop with a cherry on top!

-- Dr. Seuss

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  keypusher: <A book of minature games I had when I was a kid said something like Schallopp had a fondness for "mettlesome play" and allowed the closed game "to remain a book sealed with seven seals." It then gave this game:

Anderssen vs E Schallopp, 1864>

Oops, I think it actually gave this game:

Janowski vs E Schallopp, 1896

Although the Anderssen game was in the book too, I think.

Aug-01-08  whiteshark: biography: (in German)
Aug-01-08  myschkin: Eine kleine Miniatur des Altmeisters:

Schallopp - Gossip

Manchester, 1900

1.e4 e5 2.Sc3 Sf6 3.f4 d5 4.fxe5 Sxe4 5.Sf3 Sxc3? Entwickelt nur den Gegner.[ 5…Le7; 5…Lg4; 5…Sc6; 5…Lf5 ] 6.bxc3 Le7 7.d4 0-0 8.Ld3 Lg4 9.Tb1 b6 10.0-0 c5 Tatsächlich kann sich das Schwarz noch leisten, auch wenn f6 vorsichtiger scheint. 11.h3 Lh5?

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Das geht nicht mehr gut. Weiss verwirklich eine naheliegende Kombination - die aber so nicht immer geht. Diesmal reicht aber das Material dank des sofort eingreifenden f-Turms. Schwarz musste das leicht nachteilige 11…Lxf3 12.Dxf3 spielen.

12.Lxh7+! Kxh7 13.Sg5+ Lxg5
[Nach 13…Kg8 14.Dxh5 Lxg5 15.Lxg5 De8 16.Lf6! den Sack zu. 13…Kg6 14.Dd3+] 14.Dxh5+ Lh6 [14…Kg8 15.Lxg5 Dc7 16.Lf6!]
15.Lxh6 gxh6 16.Tf6 [Und aus.]
16…Kg7 17.Dxh6+ Kg8 18.Dg5+ Kh7 19.Th6#

Aug-04-08  whiteshark: Here you find the corresponding Anglophilic biography:
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  GrahamClayton: Schallop was the chief stenographer of the Reichstag, the German parliament building in Berlin.
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  GrahamClayton: Source: Andy Soltis "Chess Lists", 2nd edition, McFarland Publishing, 2002
Sep-03-08  DoctorD: "Sourceless Soltis" as a source???
Aug-01-09  whiteshark: Player of the Day


"Der deutsche Altmeister Emil Schallopp ist am 9.April in Berlin-Steglitz gestorben. Wie das "Deutsche Wochenschach" erwähnt, erlitt Schallopp vor einigen Jahren einen Schlaganfall, dessen Folgen er nicht mehr überwinden konnte. Am 15.April wurde er auf dem Steglitzer Friedhof beigesetzt. Eine zahlreiche Gemeinde von Freunden und Bekannten gab ihm das Geleit. Der "Deutsche Schachbund", dessen Ehrenmitglied der Verstorbene war, hat einen Kranz am Grabe niederlegen lassen.

Emil Schallopp ist am 1.August 1843 in Friesack, in der Mark, geboren. Ursprünglich war er Philologe, später wandte er sich der Stenographie (System Stolze) zu und wurde Vorstand des stenographischen Bureaus im Reichstage.

Schon als Jüngling widmete er sich dem Schachspiele, und in der Zeit von etwa 1863-1871 hat er in Berlin in Kämpfen mit Anderssen, Zukertort, Neumann und Suhle eine bedeutende Spielstärke erlangt. Später nahm er erfolgreich in den Meisterturnieren zu Wiesbaden (1880), Nürnberg (1883), Hamburg (1885), Hereford (1885), Frankfurt (1887) teil.

Auch schachliterarisch leistete er Hervorragendes. Unter anderem bearbeitete er die siebente Auflage des v.Bilguerschen "Handbuches". Sein Spieltypus war geistreich und glänzend und machte ihn zu einem stets höchst gefährlichen Gegner. In jüngeren Jahren zeichnete er sich auch als vortrefflicher Blindspieler aus, der mit Leichtigkeit und Eleganz acht Partien gleichzeitig führte."

Quelle: Deutsche Schachzeitung Nr.5 Mai 1919, S.108/109 Link: (Nr. 68)

The 2nd paragraph also answers the question of <DoctorD>.

Aug-01-09  WhiteRook48: happy birthday!
Oct-18-09  Marcelo Brasileiro: There's a picture in which he somewhat looks-a-like Freud: that's the one from the 11th Chess Congress of the German Chess Association, in Cologne 1898. On the other hand, if I am not mistaken, his family name is a variation of Schaluppe, that means shalopp in English.
Oct-30-09  Marcelo Brasileiro: Dear Nikolaas

I took a look at the following site and found for you the answer:

The game you mentioned was played in Berlin, 1891; it's from a simultaneous exhibition that Schallopp did.

Best wishes


May-26-10  Marcelo Brasileiro: Folks,

why does the Wikipedia only in German mention that he was a chess master and the version in other languages (English, for example) tell that he was "only" a chess player?

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  keypusher: <Marcelo Brasilero>

This is a common phenomenon; I've noticed that the articles in Chessbase in German often have more intellectual heft than the articles published in English on the same day. Clearly, native German speakers are smarter than the rest of us, and so are given more challenging material to read.

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  GrahamClayton: Here is some more biographical information on Emil Schallopp:

"Born in Germany and educated in Berlin. Interested in classical literature, he wrote poems in Latin and translated German classics into latin. After studying stenography he was chosen as stenographer of the North German Parliament, later the Imperial Parliament. He was also President of the Shorthand Association and a member of the Commissioner of Examiners.

He started to play chess rather late in life but made up for lost time and participated successfully in many congresses and matches. He wrote numerous books, including one on the 1883 Steinitz-Zukertort match."

"The Steinitz papers: letters and documents of the first world chess champion"; William Steinitz, Kurt Landsberger, McFarland, 2002, p. 304

Aug-01-12  chesssalamander: There is a Schallopp Variation of the King's Gambit Accepted:

1.e4 e5 2. f4 exf4 3. Nf3 Nf6

I don't see why White can't just play 4. e5.

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  perfidious: < chesssalamander: There is a Schallopp Variation of the King's Gambit Accepted: 1.e4 e5 2. f4 exf4 3. Nf3 Nf6

I don't see why White can't just play 4. e5.>

He usually does:

Aug-01-12  chesssalamander: perfidious, Thanks!
Mar-14-15  zanzibar: If, when viewing <whiteshark>'s post, there are "funny" characters, be sure that your browser is using "Unicode" character-encoding, and not "Western".
Mar-14-15  zanzibar: On page 57 of <Schachzeitung v26 N2 Feb 1871> there is a game

<Schallopp, E -- Schallopp, Anna (R?) 61 1-0>

Who is Anna Schallopp? Wife, daugther, ... ?

On move 47 both sides promote, White then proceeds to deliver 13 straight checks, where Black gets awarded 3 ! moves. Finally a capture on b1, without check, and Black resigns.

Mar-21-16  Marcelo Bruno: I remember that Richard Forster's biography about Amos Burn tells that Schallopp, at the occasion of the 11th Chess Congress of the German Chess Association, was then not more with master strength because his mind was "deteriorated". Does anyone know which was the ground of this situation? On the other hand, I remember that I read when he was 66 years old (in 1909), he suffered a stroke and was unable to recover itk although I don't know the real cause(s).
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  offramp: <Marcelo Brasileiro: If I am not mistaken, his family name is a variation of Schaluppe, that means shalopp in English.>

A tad inscrutable. A shallop is a type of boat? Is that what the name means?

Jun-20-17  Marcelo Bruno: <nikolaas> Place and date (at least the year): Berlin 1891.
Jun-20-17  WorstPlayerEver: <Marcelo Bruno>

Kind of weird; I looked at this profile few hours ago. After randomly clicking a name in an old tournament.

Steinitz must have been quite bonkers during the 11th. Though he became 4th, winning to 2nd and 3th place. Schallop (last) and Steinitz settled for a draw. Very peculiar indeed.

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  WTHarvey: Early Schallopp sac - White mates in 2.

Emil Schallopp vs Kaehler, Berlin, 1868

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Solution (in reverse)
16.Rxe8# Bxc8 15.Qc8+

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