Spielmann and World War 1

Spielmann and World War 1

From Wiener Schachzeitung 1915, p. 108: Rudolf Spielmann has been in the field of war since the beginning of May. On the 31st of May he delighted me with a military postcard from Stern at Pedraces in South Tyrol. (His address: Telegraph-Abteilung, Feldpost 601.) Its contents are also likely to interest wider circles: After a …

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Two discovered checks

Two discovered checks

From The London Evening Standard, March 16, 1900: Gunston – Ward 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. d4 Nxe4 4. Bd3 d5 5. Nxe5 Be7 6. O-O O-O 7. Re1 f6 8. Rxe4 dxe4 9. Bc4+ Kh8 10. Nf7+ Rxf7 11. Bxf7 Nc6 12. Be3 Ne5 13. Bb3 Ng4 14. Qe2 Qd6 15. g3 f5 16. …

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Notes on Louis Zollner, part 1

Notes on Louis Zollner, part 1

Louis Zollner’s Name and Family According to this 1860 census his name was Laurits Ludvig Zøllner. His father, Carl Georg Ludvig Zøllner, worked as a butcher, and his mother, Charlotte Steenstrup, was 7 years older than her husband and hailed from Norway. At the time of the census Zollner was 6 years old and had three …

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Unknown Lasker Game

Unknown Lasker Game

Emanuel Lasker – J. R. Henderson Stirling, January 7, 1899 1. e4 e5 2. d4 exd4 3. Qxd4 Nc6 4. Qe3 Nf6 5. Nc3 d6 6. Bd2 Ng4 7. Qg3 Be7 8. O-O-O O-O 9. h3 Nf6 10. Nf3 Nh5 11. Qh2 f5 12. Bc4+ Kh8 13. g4 fxg4 14. hxg4 Bxg4 15. Be2 Rxf3 16. Rdg1 …

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