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He survived the wartime period in Warsaw, participating in the defense of the capital in 1939 and in the Warsaw Uprising. After the war, he belonged to a group of chess activists who in 1946 reactivated the Polish Chess Federation. Over the years, he held many functions in the union's governing bodies. In recognition of his merits, in 1982 he received the title of Honorary Member of PZSzach.
In the years 1946-1964 he participated in the finals of the Polish championships twelve times. He achieved the greatest success in his career in 1948, winning the title of runner up in the country in Krakow. He was also an eight-time team champion of Poland in the colors of Warsaw teams Polonia and Legion. He won three times in the championships of Warsaw. He appeared several times in international tournaments (including in Karlovy Vary in 1948, Szczawno-Zdrój in 1950 and Międzyzdroje in 1952); he also successfully represented Poland in team matches.
In 1947 he was one of the founders of the "Chess" monthly, which for over 40 years was the only chess journal in Poland. At the same time, he led chess programs on Polish Radio and popularized the royal game in many magazines, including in "Panorama", "Sportowiec", "Życie Warszawy", "Świecie Młodych" and "Rzeczpospolita".
He gained great recognition as a writer, historian and chess theoretician. In his books he impressed not only historical and practical knowledge, but also the ability to present colorful descriptions. The Chess Olympiad and the Battle for Chess Throne entered the canon of Polish chess literature, as well as outstanding theoretical work Theory of Debuts and the two-volume Final Chess Game.
Every year, in December, the tournament of fast-paced chess pieces by Stanisław Gawlikowski takes place in Warsaw, in which the leading chess players from the world take part.