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  ::: Star Weekend Magazine :::   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Carl Schlechter was a chess master of a very rare kind.
Schlechter's solid positional play was often too much for the romantics who didn't have a clear understanding of Wilhem Steinitz's principles.
Schlechter was only 45 when he died of starvation in 1918.
www.thedailystar.net /magazine/2004/08/01/time.htm   (320 words)

 Carl Schlechter - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Carl Schlechter (March 2, 1874 - December 27, 1918) was a leading Austrian chess master at the turn of the 20th century.
Schlechter was a typical example of a gentleman chess player of old, offering courteous draws to opponents who felt unwell.
If his opponent arrived late for a game, Schlechter would inconspicuously subtract an equal amount of time from his own clock.
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/Carl_Schlechter   (231 words)

 The chess games of Carl Schlechter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Carl Schlechter was born March 2, 1874 in Vienna.
Schlechter was the one competitor who accepted all things and all arrangements with equanimity amounting almost to indifference.
Schlechter also showed us the generous side of his nature by declining to compete for any of the brilliancy prizes, for which he undoubtedly would have had a chance.
www.chessgames.com /perl/chessplayer?pid=10503   (1797 words)

 wcc   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Lasker had agreed to the match against Schlechter more than a year in advance, but in the mean time had played a short match with Janowski to screen him as a challenger.
It could be that Lasker was "looking past" Schlechter - drawing the challenger in the first 4 games of the 10 game match, and then losing.
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 Karl Schlechter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Schlechter was a leading proponent and practioner of the Viennese school of chess which argued that safety and suppression of counter-play during the middle game was the top priority and that, with such consolidated positions, attacks could be prepared and ultimately accomplished.
Schlechter had his own sense of pride and even though he was on the edge of triumph, he refused to play for a draw.
Schlechter also showed us the generous side of his nature by declining to compete for any of the brilliancy prizes, for which he undoubtedly would have had the best chance.
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 A Review of Thomas Glavinic's "Carl Haffner's Love of the Draw"
He may not have known it at the time, but that was more or less the situation facing Carl Schlechter, the Viennese player and theoretician (and to some extent, problemist).
Schlechter was leading the ten game match with Lasker by one win to zero with eight draws as they sat down to play game ten.
You may well be wondering by now 'who the hell is Carl Haffner?' He is the central character of the novel, and may safely be identified with Carl Schlechter.
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 New In Chess - Products
Carl Schlechter's career spanned a quarter-century (1893-1918) of tournament/match play.
Historians consider them to be among the finest of their kind a jydgment based on the many prominent names gracing the scoretables and the fighting spirit characterizing their games.
Schlechter's successes in many of these landmark event establish him as a privotal figure in furthering the cause of turn-of-the-centure chess.
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 MindZine - Scandal February 2000
Schlechter had a clear draw in the final game but apparently playing for a win he blew it, and thus allowed Lasker to keep his title.
Others maintain that Schlechter was too honourable to win the title by a fluke (he had been lucky in a lost position in game 5) and therefore strove to win at all costs.
Others say it was simple human error — Schlechter saw a win but miscalculated and lost and it had nothing to do with honour codes or secret contracts.
www.msoworld.com /mindzine/news/scandals/scandal0300.html   (269 words)

 ChessBase.com - Chess News - Monokroussos on Lasker vs Schlechter
This ten-game world championship was short and scrappy, with challenger Carl Schlechter (picture) putting up an unexpected fight to give reigning champion Lasker the fright of his life.
The first ever drawn world chess championship match, between Emanuel Lasker and challenger Carl Schlechter (picture left), was also the shortest (not counting the FIDE k.o.
Schlechter, with White, immediately goes after his opponent, but Lasker quickly and willingly joins the brawl.
www.chessbase.com /newsdetail.asp?newsid=2474   (525 words)

 GameKnot -- Chess Forum
On another account I've heard that this was not actually a Wolrd Championship match at all (by contract), and that the public merely began calling it that at some point during or after the match.
Schlechter made the mistake of his life in the 10th game.
Maybe Schlechter was just satisfied in showing that he is equal to the world champion.
gameknot.com /fmsg/chess/2175.shtml   (1399 words)

 Carl Schlechter Encyclopedia Article, Definition, History, Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
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 Carl Haffner's Love of the Draw - Thomas Glavinic
Thomas Glavinic's first novel, Carl Haffner's Love of the Draw, is about chess, culminating in a ten-game tournament for the World Championship between the title character and Emanuel Lasker.
Based on historical fact -- Carl Haffner is a fictionalized version of turn of the century Viennese chess great Carl Schlechter -- Glavinic's novel nevertheless only uses chess as the foundation of his novel.
It presents an interesting bit of history, and is a good (and not excessively technical) look at the turn of the century chess world -- a reflection also of the larger world, both then and now.
www.complete-review.com /reviews/glavint/chlzu.htm   (754 words)

 Independent, The (London): CHESS
Of all the great players in history, the one with whom I feel the strongest affinity is Carl Schlechter, the Viennese master who tied a match for the world title in 1910 and starved to death in 1918.
Schlechter is ready with a move of rare dynamism (see diagram).
Schlechter handles the technical part of the game with his usual aplomb.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qn4158/is_19960811/ai_n14061221   (339 words)

 Carl Schlechter! Life and Times - Goldman - Chess House
Himself both a strong player and analyst as well as a keen chess bibliophile and historian, he was very well qualified to write a book on his chess hero.
The author has built a lasting monument to Carl Schlechter as well as to his own skill as a chess biographer and historian.
At long last the greatness of Schlechter as a chessplayer of the very first rank is given its due.
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 Pakistan Chess Player   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The year 1910… Emanuel Lasker, the World Champion is playing a match with Carl Schlechter, the chess maestro from Vienna.
It could be presumed that in case of a draw in the 10th game, he would be declared winner.
Schlechter had the reputation of the “King of Draws”, as Flohr and Petrosian many years later.
pkchess.bizland.com /chesspress/feb03/fab-1.html   (1120 words)

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He states that "[e]arly on, Schlechter acquired the nickname 'remis koenig' [sic] or 'draw king.' The nickname stuck with good reason." Statistics ('stats') are then presented indicated that 49.5% of Schlechter's games were drawn, comparing this to some of the other masters of the era.
In the very next paragraph, we are told that "...it would be a mistake to conclude from these raw figures that Schlechter played to draw." Unfortunately, although a very brief effort is made to reconcile this apparent (actual?) inconsistency, we are still left somewhat perplexed.
However, this may also be unfair, as Crain's objective was to pull together as many games of Schlechter as could be found and serve them up as a comprehensive collection.
www.chesscafe.com /text/schlechters.txt   (863 words)

 Thomas Glavinic - le kiosque du Gymnase de Morges   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Carl Haffner, de son vrai nom Carl Schlechter, réussit en 1910 un exploit inattendu: après cinq parties sur dix, il mène contre le champion du monde des échecs, Emanuel Lasker.
Pour mieux nous faire saisir les contradictions de Carl, l'auteur évoque son enfance, raconte la vie tourmentée de son père et de sa mère et brosse un tableau sans complaisance d'un monde où l'élite croyait en un avenir plein de promesses.
C'est dans ce monde que Carl Haffner meurt de faim en 1918.
www.gymnase-morges.ch /docs/Glavinic.html   (344 words)

 PRACTICAL CHESS ENDING + COMPUTER ANALYSIS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
After nine games he led +1=8 but unfortunately he lost an exciting last game.
Schlechter was the editor of Deutsche Schachzeitung and edited the last edition of Von Bilguer's Handbuch des Schachspiels.
He was a popular player who died in tragic circumstances following the end of the 1st World War.
members.aol.com /brigosling/psitn362.htm   (873 words)

 LOTE - Lords 1 - Danish Empire   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Under the command of Sir Carl Schlechter, the expeditionary force leapt to seize control of the province and the Libyan state.
Schlechter agreed to accept their taxes and hold them in his protection for the moment.
Further east, Admiral Schlechter (this time commanding a fleet of sailing ships, rather than the unreliable and slow steamships), made a foray into the Indian Ocean with a powerful squadron crammed to the bulkheads with soldiers and craftsmen.
www.snappydsl.com /rob/lords1/denmark.html   (6788 words)

 British Chess Magazine: Chess Reviews - November 1999   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Carl Haffner’s Love of the Draw by Thomas Glavinic, Harvill Press, 185 pages, £9.99.
Set against the background of pre-WW1 Vienna, where chess clubs and cafés flourished and the game aroused passions in the general public equivalent to football supporters today, the main character in Glavinic’s novel is based on the Austrian Grandmaster Carl Schlechter.
The fictional Carl Haffner, born in poverty and barely able to scrape a living from the game, slowly reaches a position where he is pitted against the rich and confident Emanuel Lasker for the title of world champion.
www.bcmchess.co.uk /reviews/bcmrev9911.html   (1564 words)

 Chessmetrics Ratings: Schlechter, Carl   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
These ratings for Schlechter, Carl are calculated yearly, as of January 1st of the indicated year.
Each yearly rating incorporates all rated games played in the preceding year, along with the ratings that were already calculated at the start of that year.
Each year, everyone's rating on the January 1st list has been increased/decreased by an identical amount, so that the average rating of the #8 through #12 players is aligned at 2600.
www.chessmetrics.com /player_lists/Player3140.html   (95 words)

 CHESS Lubomir Kavalek (washingtonpost.com)
In 1910 in Berlin, Emanuel Lasker prevailed from a lost position in the last game over Carl Schlechter and tied the match 5-5.
Schlechter never recovered from the tragic loss, didn't play a world championship match again and ended in poverty.
In 1987 in Seville, Garry Kasparov was able to keep the world title after he beat Anatoly Karpov in the last game, equalizing the match score 12-12.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/articles/A59971-2004Oct24.html   (762 words)

 Akiba Rubinstein
Carl Schlechter (March 2, 1874 - December 27, 1918) was a leading Austrian chess master at the turn of the 20th century.He was born in Vienna.
From 1893 onwards he played in over 50 international tournaments, including four wins: Munich in 1900 (shared), Ostend in 1906, Vienna in 1908 (shared) and Hamburg in 1910.In 1910 he played a match against Emanuel Lasker for the World Chess Championship (in Vienna and Berlin).
The match ended tied at 5-5 (+1 -1 =8), and Lasker retained his title.He also played matches with Siegbert Tarrasch in 1911 (drawn) and Akiba Rubinstein in 1918 (lost).He died in Budapest of pneumonia and starvation.Schlechter was a typical example of a gentleman chess player of old, offering courteous draws to opponents who felt unwell.
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 British Chess Magazine: Chess Reviews - October 1998   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The legendary Austrian, Carl Schlechter (1874-1918), one of the most enigmatic historical figures amongst chess masters, died in the great wave of disease that swept through post-World War One Europe.
Compared to masters of the modern day, Schlechter's drawing record is by no means a bad one (for instance, in July's BCM, Ray Keene complained he was unjustly tagged as a point-splitter, yet his record of 62% draws is far in excess of Schlechter's 49%).
Although he was very difficult to beat (only losing 13% of his tournament and match games) Schlechter lacked the killer instinct.
www.bcmchess.co.uk /reviews/bcmrev9810.html   (2203 words)

 Chess Trivia
Pierre Saint-Amant (1800-1872) died after falling from a horse and carriage.
Carl Schlechter (1874-1918) died from pneumonia and starvation.
Vladimir Simagin (1919-1968) died of a heart attack while playing in a chess tournament.
www.logicalchess.com /info/trivia/d.html   (1252 words)

 Chessmetrics Ratings: Schlechter, Carl   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
These ratings, calculated for Schlechter, Carl, incorporate all games (against rated opponents) played in the year before the "Date of rating", along with the ratings that were already calculated one year previously.
If a player has an insufficient number of games in recent years, there may be gaps in the list, even though you may see ratings listed on previous and/or subsequent dates.
Click on the link to see the sorted list of all players' ratings on their birthdays when turning that same age.
www.chessmetrics.com /PL/PL35660.htm   (330 words)

 math lessons - Danish Gambit
The combined with White's long diagonal pressure on g7 can make it difficult for Black to develop his bishops.
Schlechter found the most reliable defense for Black; by returning one of the pawns with 5...d5 Black gains time to complete development.
After 6.Bxd5 Nf6 7.Bxf7+ Kxf7 8.Qxd8 Bb5+ 9.Qd2 Bxd2+ 10.Nxd2 c5, Black regains the queen and the queenside majority gives Black the advantage in the endgame.
www.mathdaily.com /lessons/Danish_Gambit   (354 words)

 World War 1 and 2 - Amos Burn   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
From 1913 until his death, Burn edited the chess column of The Field, but he was was never a professional player.
Burn's greatest tournament results were equal first at London 1887 with Isidor Gunsberg (ahead of Joseph Henry Blackburne and Johannes Zukertort), first at Amsterdam 1889 (ahead of a young Emanuel Lasker), second at Breslau 1889 (behind Siegbert Tarrasch) and first at Cologne 1898 (ahead of Rudolf Charousek, Mikhail Chigorin, Carl Schlechter, David Janowski and Steinitz).
He also played at Hastings 1895, the strongest tournament held up to that point, finishing in joint twelfth place with 9.5/21.
www.worldwardiary.com /history/Amos_Burn   (262 words)

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