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Stanislaw Gawlikowski
S Gawlikowski 
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Number of games in database: 99
Years covered: 1946 to 1968
Overall record: +20 -47 =32 (36.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Jan-16-1920, died Nov-09-1981, 61 years old) Poland

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Polish chess player. National Master (1948). Chess historian and journalist. One of the initiators of the creation of the Polish Chess Union and the magazine "Shahy" (in 1947-1981 a member of the editorial board).

In the Polish Championship (1948) - 2nd place; 8-time national champion in team competitions; 3-time champion of Warsaw. He collaborated in the magazine "Chess in the USSR", "Chess Bulletin".

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 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 99  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. S Gawlikowski vs E Byrtek  1-0571946Polish ChampionshipA81 Dutch
2. S Mnichowicz vs S Gawlikowski  0-1461946Polish ChampionshipD58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst
3. S Gawlikowski vs E Zahorski  1-0461946Polish ChampionshipB23 Sicilian, Closed
4. J Gadalinski vs S Gawlikowski  1-0341946Polish ChampionshipE33 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
5. S Gawlikowski vs W Matkowski  0-1301946Polish ChampionshipC41 Philidor Defense
6. A Tarnowski vs S Gawlikowski  ½-½771946Polish ChampionshipD56 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. S Gawlikowski vs J Roszkowski  1-0271946Polish ChampionshipD23 Queen's Gambit Accepted
8. A Czarnota vs S Gawlikowski  0-1251946Polish ChampionshipC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
9. S Gawlikowski vs S Czerniakow  0-1681946Polish ChampionshipE01 Catalan, Closed
10. A Pytlakowski vs S Gawlikowski  ½-½321946Polish ChampionshipC48 Four Knights
11. S Gawlikowski vs Sliwa  ½-½321946Polish ChampionshipE01 Catalan, Closed
12. M Balicki vs S Gawlikowski  0-1381946Polish ChampionshipD80 Grunfeld
13. S Gawlikowski vs M Szapiro  ½-½651946Polish ChampionshipD59 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower
14. J Piechota vs S Gawlikowski  1-0471946Polish ChampionshipC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
15. S Gawlikowski vs C Blaszczak  0-1451946Polish ChampionshipD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
16. S Gawlikowski vs K Makarczyk  ½-½311946Polish ChampionshipE01 Catalan, Closed
17. E Sojka vs S Gawlikowski  1-0451946Polish ChampionshipC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
18. S Gawlikowski vs I Branicki  0-1501946Polish ChampionshipC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
19. T Ciejka vs S Gawlikowski  0-1351946Polish ChampionshipC22 Center Game
20. S Gawlikowski vs K Plater  1-0331946Polish ChampionshipE33 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
21. N Borowski vs S Gawlikowski  1-0631946Polish ChampionshipE12 Queen's Indian
22. J Podgorny vs S Gawlikowski  1-0821948Karlovy Vary/Marianske LazneE19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3
23. S Gawlikowski vs Stoltz  ½-½591948Karlovy Vary/Marianske LazneD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
24. S Gawlikowski vs E Richter  1-0391948Karlovy Vary/Marianske LazneC14 French, Classical
25. S Gawlikowski vs Golombek  ½-½371948Karlovy Vary/Marianske LazneD79 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O, Main line
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-10-07  dixi82: I have two references about this player and author.
The first is a quote of L.Ftacnik saying that studying the book on endings and middlegame positions by Gawlikowski made him a good player, and another by romanian author C.Stefaniu, about very competent analisys of minor piece endings in Gawlikowski's book. I wonder if anyone has a reference about this book.
Jun-22-07  hunterchess: Also a reference by Larsen about this book in an interview, and Botvinnik too. Shame that i don't know the name of the book. Can anyone shed some light on this ?
Jun-23-07  Calli:
Oct-28-13  wordfunph: "One of the most important books that I studied at that time was a terribly thick endgame book by the Pole Gawlikowski, which I read from cover to cover. I became a legend in the club because of that. I was pointed out with 'look there is the boy who has completely read that book by Gawlikowski'."

- GM Lubomir Ftacnik

this may be the book entitled "Final Chess Game"..

Oct-28-13  wordfunph: or this 947-page book..

Jul-14-18  mifralu: < From Wikipedia Poland, Google translated >

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-Zdr√≥j 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.

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