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Willi Schlage
Number of games in database: 73
Years covered: 1910 to 1938
Overall record: +33 -23 =17 (56.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Dec-24-1888, died May-05-1940, 51 years old) Germany

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 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 73  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Elyashiv vs W Schlage 1-0431910Hauptturnier-BC77 Ruy Lopez
2. Jacques Davidson vs W Schlage  0-1331910HamburgC53 Giuoco Piano
3. W Preiswerk vs W Schlage  0-1241910Hamburg TrostturnierC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
4. W Schlage vs Fernandez 1-0211910Hamburg Trostturnier (B-Hauptturnier)C51 Evans Gambit
5. Roesch vs W Schlage 0-1151910HamburgC77 Ruy Lopez
6. W Schlage vs H Wagner  ½-½521910Hauptturnier-BC45 Scotch Game
7. D Siebarth vs W Schlage  0-1141911BerlinB01 Scandinavian
8. Capablanca vs W Schlage 0-1311911Simul, 15bD00 Queen's Pawn Game
9. W Schlage vs A Pokorny  0-1191913Berlin-PragueC66 Ruy Lopez
10. A Rhode vs W Schlage 0-1281917corrC55 Two Knights Defense
11. W Schlage vs O Zander  ½-½421920Berlin CLC02 French, Advance
12. W Schlage vs K Richter  1-048192020th Congress of the German Chess FederationA46 Queen's Pawn Game
13. Kurt Vordank vs W Schlage  0-1171920Berlin CLA43 Old Benoni
14. H Strick van Linschoten vs W Schlage  ½-½231920Berlin-SSS telegraphC47 Four Knights
15. H Strick van Linschoten vs W Schlage  ½-½231920Berlin-ScheveningenC47 Four Knights
16. A Brinckmann vs W Schlage  0-120192121. DSB KongressD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
17. A E Post vs W Schlage  1-047192121. DSB KongressC48 Four Knights
18. W Schlage vs O Zander  1-068192121. DSB KongressA10 English
19. W Schlage vs Carls 1-033192121. DSB KongressB15 Caro-Kann
20. P Krueger vs W Schlage  ½-½34192121. DSB KongressD02 Queen's Pawn Game
21. W Schlage vs H Wagner  ½-½66192121. DSB KongressC66 Ruy Lopez
22. W Schlage vs Saemisch 1-029192121. DSB KongressB74 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
23. B Gregory vs W Schlage 0-130192121. DSB KongressD00 Queen's Pawn Game
24. W John vs W Schlage  1-031192121. DSB KongressB40 Sicilian
25. W Schlage vs G Schories  1-033192121. DSB KongressC66 Ruy Lopez
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Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-03-04  Resignation Trap: Here is a second-rate master who has been immortalized in film and on a stamp.

Try this:

Nov-29-06  sucaba: Together with Janowski, Alechine and Bogoljubov, Willi Schlage is displayed on a set of four chess stamps of the Republique of Mali from 1979. They are presented at the bottom of

Tim Krabbé on writes: <The inclusion of Schlage, and the spelling "Aljechin" (on a French-speaking stamp; internationally, Alekhine is used, as he spelled his name himself after he became a French citizen) suggest the set must have been designed by a German.>

So perhaps it would be interesting to know who has designed this four stamps. Probably it is the same person who has made the somehow unusual choice of chess masters for the series. The page of Alain Delobel says: <De plus, le réalisateur de cette série de timbres est d’origine allemande, ceci peut expliquer cela !> I guess he derives the information that the designer was of German origin from the name, which seems to be imprinted on each of the stamps, for example on the Schlage stamp in the right lower corner. I am not able to decipher this very small letters from these pictures. Or perhaps it is just again the name of the depicted chessplayer.

Jul-14-07  Resignation Trap: <sucaba> The name appearing in small letters on these stamps is <ANDREOTTO>. Claude Andreotto has designed many stamps for many nations and he has his own website: .

On the 300 Franc stamp, the name of Efim Bogoljubov is misspelled as <BOGOLJULOW>; that is, the preferred German spelling of his name, but with an "L" instead of a "B".

With this error in mind, I'm wondering if the designer made another error by engraving "SCHLAGE" on the stamp. Schlage's likeness on the stamp bears an uncanny resemblance to Savielly Tartakower in my opinion. Tartakower better deserves to be included with the other three players than Schlage, who was a second-rate master, at best.

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  whiteshark: <Resignation Trap>

During the year 1928 there were four(!) chess tournaments in Berlin.

Schlage and Tartakower played together in the earliest. The only opportunity I can imagine is a tournament photo showing both .... you will make out the details...

<Das hundertjährige Jubiläum der Berliner Schachgesellschaft>

(4. - 20. Februar 1928)

<Meisterturnier der Freien Schachvereinigung Berlin 1928>

(Juli 1928)

<Internationales Meisterturnier des Berliner Schachverbandes im Café König 1928>

(22.Sept. bis 6.Okt. 1928)

<Großmeisterturnier des Berliner Tageblattes 1928>

(11. bis 29.Oktober 1928)

Aug-27-07  sucaba: Thanks <Resignation Trap> for solving this enigma. As one can expect from a Léonardo da Vinci and Dürer fan, the site is graphically rich and demanding for a slow computer. For me, this collection of interviews with Claude Andréotto was interesting, too. Meanwhile, these informations about the Mali stamp have reached Tim Krabbé, see his open chess diary 347 . According to this page, it wasn't Mr Andréotto himself, who had chosen the subjects of the four Mali stamps. So probably, the responsible person must have been someone in the Mali government or post office.
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  Peligroso Patzer: Regardless of the quality of the game, it seems to me that Roesch vs W Schlage, 1910, the game used in Kubrick's "Space Odyssey", ought to have a link on this page, which this post provides.
Aug-28-07  sucaba: It is very likely that Schlage is depicted on this picture: .

It is on the cover of a 1985 reprint of the book: <Der 20. bis 23. Kongreß des DSB Berlin 1920, Hamburg 1921, Oeynhausen 1922 Frankfurt a.M. 1923> by J. Dimer (, Willi Schlage, Ehrhardt Post and Otto Zander.

The caption of the picture reads <Die Teilnehmer am 22. Kongreß in Bad Oeynhausen 1922>, and Schlage did participate (successfully) in Bad Oeynhausen. I guess he is the one sitting in the front row second from left, wearing a light suit.

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  laskereshevsky: <sucaba>

YES, is it...
the others are

From left standing:

MOHNKE / OEYNHAUSEN (tournament director)

From left sitting:

SCHLAGE / BERLIN (as U said)
DIMER / HAMBURG (tournament directot)

Mar-26-08  thilo: From a recent link on 'rank zero' I stumbled upon TK's article about Willi
Schlage and the Kubrick film, where you raised the issue of how Schlage got onto the 200F-stamps of Mali.

There is a booklet by Helmut Wieteck, 'Schach-Mekka Berlin in den roaring twenties', which provides interesting information not only about chess but about many other facets of cultural life of that time. Schlage is already mentioned on one of the first pages and characterized as a 'Schachoriginal' und 'Spaßvogel'.

According to that booklet,
Schlage has been chess teacher in Africa.
Wieteck writes 'before the war',
presumably this should be understood as before the first world war.

In any case, this seems to be a plausibe explanation how Schlage made it on that stamp.

Jul-31-10  Chessist: Pure nonsense! Schlage has never been in Mali. Don`t trust Helmut Wieteck whose works are full of errors.
Oct-06-13  Karpova: Schlage won the 1926 Berlin City Championship with 12.5 points ahead of B. Koch (12.0) and v. Henning (10.0), etc..

From page 221 of the July 1926 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'

Oct-06-13  john barleycorn:

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nice combination by Schlage with black and to move (mate in 3)(Berlin 1934)

Oct-07-13  john barleycorn: sorry, above diagram does not show a mate in 3. Schlage's combination starting with 1.Be3 is problematic (because of 1....Ba6).
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