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|Dec-23-08|| ||Domdaniel: Ståhlberg lost to the Irish international Eamon (or Edward) Keogh at an olympiad in the early 1960s - I've seen the game elsewhere, but it's not yet in the CG database.|
It's a key game from a "six degrees of chess separation" point of view, because Keogh still plays regularly in Irish tournaments - I've never played him myself, but we've been on adjacent boards countless times.
Their combined years of chess activity cover eight decades from 1928 to 2008, hopefully with more to come.
I've beaten several people who beat Keogh; Keogh beat Ståhlberg, who beat everyone from Nimzowitsch to Smyslov -- then one more link takes us back to 19th century masters or forward to more recent champions such as Kasparov.
|Dec-27-08|| ||Stolberg: Ståhlberg´s loss to Keogh was at the olympiad in Tel Aviv 1964, round 6. Ståhlberg played +5-4=6 there.|
|Jan-20-10|| ||percyblakeney: <Ståhlberg, who beat everyone from Nimzowitsch to Smyslov -- then one more link takes us back to 19th century masters>|
One more link isn't even needed there since Ståhlberg won also against Lasker.
|Jun-23-10|| ||GrahamClayton: In September 1941, Stahlberg gave a simultaneous exhibition in Buenos Aires where he faced 400 opponents, scoring +364, +14, -22. He played on 40 boards, with a new player taking up a board when the previous game was finished. The display took just over 36 hours to complete. Every 4 hours Stahlberg was entitled to a 10 minute break from play.
The display had a major effect on Stahlberg, as he took a couple of months to recover and play chess at his normal standard.|
|Jul-25-10|| ||64rutor: Game Collection: IGM Gideon Ståhlberg|
|Feb-12-11|| ||Karpova: From the obituary in the August 1967 BCM (pages 230-231).|
Harry Golombek: <‘... It is apparent that he was one of the most active and successful tournament players of our time and certainly the most successful Swedish player of all time. But more important is the style in which he played and achieved these results. Style is the operative word in his case; elegant, cultivated, correct, and always with an additional spice of imagination and originality, his was a style that was at once pleasing and effective.’>
Found in Chess Note 6947
|Feb-12-11|| ||Shams: In his Zurich book Bronstein speaks approvingly of Ståhlberg's pet queen pawn defence, involving an early...Nb8-d7-f8-e6. Has anyone else of note played this system?|
|Feb-13-11|| ||unsound: <Shams> It seems to have been played earlier by someone of note, on an important occasion: Botvinnik vs Keres, 1941
And then it's perhaps unfair to mention Ian Rogers in that company: Kaidanov vs I Rogers, 1988|
|Jan-26-12|| ||brankat: R.I.P. GM Stahlberg.|
|Oct-12-12|| ||master of defence: About Stahlberg, someone knows if there is this position in a game of him? |
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Ps: It´s turn of white, and was played 1.h4 a5 2.h5 a4 3.Kd2 b5 4.d5+ Kd7 5.h6 a3 6.Kc2 b4 7.hxg7 b3+ 8.Kb1 a2+ 9.Ka1 c3 10.g8=Q 1-0
|Oct-12-12|| ||Phony Benoni: <master of defence> This source: |
Gives the position as coming from a game Stahlberg - Tartakower, Offhand game, 1934, but does not give the full score. The story actually begins on the previous move, in this position with Black to move:
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Tartakower played <1...dxc4?>, leading to the position you posted, and lost to the line you gave. Black also loses after <1...a5? 2.h4 a4 3.cxd5+ Kxd5 4.Kd3 a3 5.Kc3 a2 6.Kb2 Kxd4 7.h5 Ke5 8.h6 Kf6 9.h7>.
However, Black should win with <1...Kf5! 2.cxd5 Kxg6> followed by Kf7-e7-d6.
I haven't found the score in a quick sweep; perhaps one of our more assiduous searchers can help. However, it's possible that Tartakower used the position as an example in something he wrote, and that the full game was never published.
|Jan-26-14|| ||waustad: Here is the game Domdaniel mentioned at olimpbase http://www.olimpbase.org/pgn4web/an...|
It is now available here too: E Keogh vs Stahlberg, 1964
|Jan-26-14|| ||railway: french defense player|
|Jan-26-14|| ||Penguincw: R.I.P. GM Gideon Stahlberg.|
|Jan-26-14|| ||parisattack: His little book - 'Chess and Chess Masters' is an excellent read! The original is htf but it was reprinted a few years back.|
|Sep-26-14|| ||Mr. V: I can't quite describe why - perhaps another Stahlberg enthusiast understands - but I find his games have a mysterious beauty to them.|
|Jan-26-16|| ||TheFocus: <Aug-12-07> <brankat: B.Larsen called G.Stahlberg the best "combination" player ever. According to Larsen, nobody combined Chess and alcohol like Stahlberg did :-)>|
Happy birthday, GM Stahlberg!!
|Jan-26-16|| ||waustad: He was a much stronger player than Heikki Westerinen, who also has such a reputation. Most of out 107th b'days will not be remembered.|
|Jan-26-17|| ||TheFocus: Happy birthday, Gideon Stahlberg.
I have been reviewing some of his games.
|Jan-26-17|| ||Nosnibor: I understand that he was diabetic but never took care of his health by imbibing in drink. R.I.P. GM Stahlberg.|
|Nov-02-17|| ||perfidious: <waustad: (Stahlberg) was a much stronger player than Heikki Westerinen, who also has such a reputation....>|
Stahlberg was indeed a tough out for even the top players in his best days.
|Jan-28-19|| ||Penguincw: Surprised this guy has no "Notable Games". He seems famous enough to have a bunch of his games in many game collections.|
|Jan-28-19|| ||vonKrolock: Penguincw <"Surprised this guy has no "Notable Games". He seems famous enough to have a bunch of his games in many game collections."> Sure, for instance this one
Stahlberg vs Najdorf, 1947|
|Jan-28-19|| ||vonKrolock: And more, for instance here
Game Collection: IGM Gideon Ståhlberg
|Feb-01-19|| ||Penguincw: <vonKrolock>
Ah yes, I see that. Unfortunately, they're not popular <enough> for <cg> to automatically trigger the "Notable Games" feature.
Seems to be the same case for players like Georges Koltanowski as well.
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