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|Nov-10-13|| ||Karpova: Tour through Germany:
26-board Simul in Berlin: +13 -3 =8
Consultation game against E Post in Berlin which he won.
Hamburg Chess Club: +17 -3 =6
Hamburg selected team: +12 -11 =1
Munich: +11 -1 =11
Breslau: +17 -0 =7
Dresden: +25 -2 =3
Ölsnitz: +19 -0 =0
From page 332 of the November 1924 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'
|Nov-21-13|| ||LoveThatJoker: Two awesome posts were posted on this page on November 21st, 2011.|
I couldn't say it any better myself.
Thank you, Master Gruenfeld!!
|Nov-21-13|| ||Penguincw: R.I.P. GM Ernst Gruenfeld.|
|Dec-05-13|| ||Karpova: Some details from Georg Marco 's short article on Grünfeld on p. 81 of the May 1923 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung':|
- Grünfeld only started to occupy himself with chess in 1910
- Siegfried Reginald Wolf could be called his mentor. They played about 300 or 400 games against each other. Thereby, Grünfeld became quite strong quickly. That's also why Grünfeld's play is characterised by correctness.
- In 1912, he came in 2nd at a handicap tournament of the <Landstrasser> Chess Association.
|Sep-12-14|| ||MissScarlett: Bio: <He lost a leg in an early childhood which was beset by poverty.>|
Wikipedia: <He nearly lost a leg in his early childhood, which was beset by poverty.>
Either he lost a leg, or he didn't. Unless he lost part of a leg.
|Sep-12-14|| ||john barleycorn: < MissScarlett: Bio: <He lost a leg in an early childhood which was beset by poverty.>|
Wikipedia: <He nearly lost a leg in his early childhood, which was beset by poverty.>>
The "nearly" is all what was lost in copy&waste action.
But what is the artist going to tell us with this sentence??? When you are poor watch your leg?
|Sep-12-14|| ||john barleycorn: The german wikipedia writes that at the age of 5 one leg was amputated due to a calamity. He did not lose it.|
|Sep-12-14|| ||MissScarlett: What was gained was superior grammar. Wikipedia's description left open the possibility that his leg alone was beset by poverty.|
|Sep-12-14|| ||john barleycorn: A german saying goes:
"Besser arm dran als Bein ab."
|Nov-21-14|| ||Penguincw: R.I.P. Ernst Gruenfeld.
In honour of his 121st birthday, in Game 10 of the 2014 WCC, the game is opening up a Gruenfeld (D97).
|Nov-21-14|| ||MissScarlett: I'm going to honour the man by getting legless this evening.|
|Nov-21-14|| ||kamagong24: Salute to Gruenfeld! wherever you may be...|
|Nov-21-14|| ||SteinitzLives: <Miss Scarlett> <I'm going to honour the man by getting legless this evening.>|
You can always use pegs for your legs
to match those driven by your scriven
well into your head,
which is also quite dead.
|Feb-20-15|| ||offramp: Wikipedia says, bizarrely:
<He died in Ottakring, Vienna, of obesity on April 3, 1962.>
I find it hard to visualise that svelte young man in the profile photograph as an obese septagenarian - but in any case how do you die of obesity? Did the crane collapse as they were trolleying him down to the Kino to see A Fridge Too Far?
|Feb-20-15|| ||Stonehenge: Here's a document but it doesn't specify the cause of death:|
Note that his name is spelled Ernest, not Ernst.
|Aug-05-16|| ||FSR: He encountered 1.d4 120 times in the database, but only played the Gruenfeld four times! Repertoire Explorer: Ernst Gruenfeld (black)|
|Aug-05-16|| ||FSR: He had another three games where he reached it by transposition. Repertoire Explorer: Ernst Gruenfeld (black)|
|Nov-10-16|| ||diagonal: Addition to the cg. bio: Grünfeld won the strong Margate 1923, a Prequel to the famous series (the chess club at Margate held five consecutive international invitation tournaments from spring 1935 to spring 1939, including further and notable "Reserve sections").|
There was already a today somehow forgotten tournament in 1923, Grünfeld won unbeaten and as clear first (four our of the eight players, namely Alekhine, Bogo, Grünfeld, and Réti, were then top twelve ranked according to chessmetrics):
<Margate (1923) 1. Grünfeld 2.-5. Alekhine, Bogoljubov, Michell, Muffang, 6. Réti (8 players>
|Nov-21-16|| ||TheFocus: Happy birthday, Ernst Gruenfeld.
Love your defense!!!
|Nov-21-17|| ||Nosnibor: I read somewhere that he played in a tournament sometime towards the end of his life and lost every game mainly due to time pressure. In most of those games he overstepped the time limit.|
|Nov-21-17|| ||brainzugzwang: <Nosnibor: I read somewhere that he played in a tournament sometime towards the end of his life and lost every game mainly due to time pressure. In most of those games he overstepped the time limit.>|
I believe you're thinking of Fritz Saemisch instead.
|Nov-21-17|| ||Nosnibor: <brainzugzwang> Yes you are quite right it was Saemisch. Thanks for pointing that out.|
|Nov-21-17|| ||HeMateMe: a failure, running the Knicks.|
|Feb-05-19|| ||Stonehenge: How Grünfeld lost his leg :)
The Austrian master Ernst Grünfeld took part in Hoogovens in 1961 and stayed with the Van Manen family. Although he had a wooden leg since the First World War, he still walked every day from his guest address to the games room. One day the family received a phone call that their guest was stranded halfway and could not move. The fourteen-year-old Gerben went on the spot, where the grandmaster told him that a hook had come loose with which the leg was connected to his body. No problem, if Gerben got some extra materials at home. In the meantime, Max Euwe had arrived and he ordered a taxi to bring Grünfeld to the Van Manen home. They almost forgot the leg, which was still standing against a fence. Gerben intervened just in time, grabbed the leg and concluded that he could also sit in the taxi. And next to Euwe, which of course was much more special than next to Grünfeld, because he already knew him. On the way Euwe whispered to the teenager that he had experienced a similar incident with Grünfeld in 1923, 38 years earlier. Back home, mother Van Manen took a needle and thread, and then, together with Euwe, carefully attached the leg again.
|Feb-05-19|| ||Retireborn: <Stonehenge> Fantastic story. Must admit I had no idea good old Ernst was a one-legger. Just the other day I learned that Duras, like Teichmann, had only one eye. And Tal had only one kidney, didn't he? It seems that chess masters sacrifice their body parts like pawns.|
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