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Carl Schlechter
Wiener Schachzeitung, Jan-Feb 1907, p 8.
ANNO / Österreichische Nationalbibliothek

Number of games in database: 852
Years covered: 1893 to 1918
Overall record: +333 -120 =395 (62.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 4 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (90) 
    C77 C66 C65 C80 C84
 Queen's Gambit Declined (41) 
    D37 D31 D30 D35
 French Defense (35) 
    C01 C11 C00 C13 C14
 Queen's Pawn Game (35) 
    D02 D05 A40 D00 D04
 Orthodox Defense (31) 
    D60 D61 D55 D50 D63
 Four Knights (24) 
    C49 C48
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (110) 
    C78 C77 C68 C80 C87
 Queen's Pawn Game (34) 
    D02 D00 D05 A46 A40
 Giuoco Piano (27) 
    C50 C53 C54
 Orthodox Defense (22) 
    D63 D60 D50 D61 D55
 Tarrasch Defense (20) 
    D32 D33 D34
 Four Knights (20) 
    C49 C48 C47
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Schlechter vs W John, 1905 1-0
   B Fleissig vs Schlechter, 1893 0-1
   Schlechter vs Lasker, 1910 1-0
   Schlechter vs Meitner, 1899 1-0
   Schlechter vs J Mason, 1903 1-0
   Schlechter vs Lasker, 1910 1/2-1/2
   Schlechter vs Lasker, 1910 1/2-1/2
   Schlechter vs J Perlis, 1911 1-0
   Schlechter vs Maroczy, 1907 1-0
   Chigorin vs Schlechter, 1905 1/2-1/2

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   Lasker - Schlechter World Championship Match (1910)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Monte Carlo (1901)
   Ostend (1906)
   17th DSB Congress, Hamburg (1910)
   Vienna Chess Society Winter 1895/96 (1895)
   12th DSB Congress, Munich (1900)
   Vienna (1904/05) (1904)
   Vienna (1908)
   Prague (1908)
   Karlsbad (1911)
   Monte Carlo (1903)
   Vienna (1898)
   London (1899)
   Karlsbad (1907)
   Monte Carlo (1902)
   Paris (1900)

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   London 1899 by suenteus po 147
   Ostend 1905 by suenteus po 147
   "Monte Carlo 1903" by Littlejohn

   Rubinstein vs Duras, 1908
   Rubinstein vs Marshall, 1908
   Rubinstein vs Reti, 1908
   Marshall vs Rubinstein, 1908
   Rubinstein vs D Daniuszewski, 1907

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(born Mar-02-1874, died Dec-27-1918, 44 years old) Austria

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Carl Adalbert Hermann Schlechter was born in Vienna, Austria in 1874.(1) He learned the rules of chess when about 13 years old,(1) probably under the influence of problem composer Samuel Gold.(1),(2) Schlechter visited a business school (Handelsschule) and worked for a short time, before concentrating on chess.(1). Berthold Englisch recognized his talent and introduced him to the Viennese chess life in 1892.(1)

Tournaments prior to World War I

Already in early 1893, Schlechter won a tournament in Vienna ahead of Georg Marco. (3) He further established himself among Vienna's strongest players with a shared 3rd place in the Winter tournament 1893/1894.(4) At 9th DSB Kongress, Leipzig (1894) he finished only 11th out of 18. In 1895, he finsihed only 3rd in the Vienna Championship,(5) but put up a solid performance at the great Hastings (1895) tournament with place 9/22 and a win over the tournament winner Harry Nelson Pillsbury in their individual encounter. The year 1896 was busy and successful for him, as it began with a shared 1st place at the Vienna Championship 1896,(6) followed by a second place in the Vienna Chess Club tournament.(7) After a good +3 score at the great Nuremberg (1896) tournament, Schlechter finished equal fourth at Budapest (1896). In November 1896, he came in 2nd in a Vienna tournament behind David Janowski, but ahead of Simon Winawer and Jacques Mieses .(8) Schlechter dominated the Vienna tournament 1897 (9) and had a solid result at Berlin (1897). The year 1898 began with a slightly disappointing result at the Vienna Chess Club tournament,(10) but then he came in 5th at Vienna (1898) and shared 6th place at 11th DSB Kongress, Cologne (1898). The strong London (1899) tournament saw him coming in 5th again.

Schlechter shared 2nd place at the second Kolisch Memorial in Vienna (1899/1900).(11) At Paris (1900) he shared 7th place, but he followed up with a shared 1st place at Munich (1900) drawing Pillsbury in the final tie-break match (+1 -1 =2). He dominated the Master Group of the Vienna Winter tournament 1900.(12). This was followed in 1901 by a 2nd place at Monte Carlo (1901). One year later, he had to satisfy himself with a shared 5th place at Monte Carlo (1902) and a 50% score in a Vienna tournament (13) though. After a 4th place at Monte Carlo (1903), Schlechter disappointed at Vienna (1903). The King's Gambit Accepted tournament at Vienna 1903, was also not a success for him.(14) Despite these discouraging results, Schlechter had a good year 1904. Unbeaten, he came in 2nd at Monte Carlo (1904), followed by a shared 6th place at Cambridge Springs (1904). In the USA, he also competed successfully in a team match.(15) Schlechter shared 1st place at Coburg (Meisterturnier) (1904) before winning the Vienna (1904) King's Gambit Declined tournament, which extended into 1905. The year 1905 continued to be a successful one for Schlechter with his triumph at the Austro-Hungarian Championship in Vienna,(16) followed by a 4th place at Ostend (1905) and a shared 4th place at the Barmen Meisterturnier A (1905). Schlechter did not slow down and turned 1906 into a banner year for him. First, he shared 1st place at Stockholm (1906) together with Dr. Ossip Bernstein. He then went on to win the huge Ostende 1906 tournament,(17) followed by 3rd place at Stockholm (1906). Schlechter only reached 6th place at 1st Trebitsch Memorial (1907). This was followed by a 2nd place at Ostend (Championship) (1907) and a shared 2nd place at Copenhagen (1907). The strong Karlsbad (1907) tournament saw him sharing 4th place together with Aron Nimzowitsch. 1908 turned out to be another banner year for Schlechter, who shared 1st place at Vienna (1908) together with Geza Maroczy and Oldrich Duras, and shared 1st place again with Duras at Prague (1908). The great St. Petersburg (1909) tournament was a disappointment for him, but the next year he won Hamburg (1910).

Schlechter continued successfully by sharing 1st place at the 3rd Trebitsch Memorial in Vienna, 1910 to 1911, together with Rudolf Spielmann. (18) He suffered a slight setback at San Sebastian (1911) with a shared 5th place, but bounced back by sharing 2nd place at Karlsbad (1911) together with Akiba Rubinstein. In 1912, he started successfully with a win at the 4th Trebitsch Memorial in Vienna,(19) but only shared 8th place at San Sebastian (1912). He recovered and shared 4th place at Bad Pistyan (1912), and shared 1st place at the Budapest (1912) Queen's Gambit Declined tournament with Frank James Marshall. (20) He shared 4th place again at the 18th DSB Kongress (1912) in Breslau (today Wrocław). After a disappointing Club tournament in Vienna,(21) he went on to win the 5th Trebitsch Memorial in Vienna (1913).(22) At Baden-bei-Wien (1914) he came in 3rd but remained undefeated, and he won the 6th Trebitsch Memorial in Vienna (1914).(23)

World Chess Championship Challenger

In 1908, he challenged Dr. Emanuel Lasker for a WC match in 1909,(24) considering his contemporaneous tournament successes. Yet, he had to wait another year before Lasker - Schlechter World Championship Match (1910), wherein he came within a whisker of winning the title of World Chess Champion: going into the final game leading by one point, he disdained a possible draw and ultimately lost. The drawn match meant that Lasker retained his crown.


In match play, he drew Marco in the spring of 1893 in a 10-game match at the age of 19.(25) In 1894, he drew matches against Marco (+4 -4 =3),(25) and Adolf Julius Zinkl (+4 -4 =3),(26) which were part of a tournament won by Marco ahead of Schlechter.(27) In 1896, Schlechter drew a 7-games match against David Janowski, (28) and in 1899 he drew a 6-games match against Semion Alapin. (29) In Carlsbad, June 1902, Schlechter clearly defeated Janowski in a match by the score of +6 -1 =3.(30) Shortly afterward in 1902, he allegedly played an 8-games match against Samuel Mikulka in Olomouc, but the final score is not known.(31) He beat the young Richard Reti in a short casual match in Vienna in 1903,(32) and played a short match against Richard Teichmann in 1904 of which the score was +1 -1 =1, but possibly a 4th game was played.(33) In 1909, Schlechter lost a blindfold match against Mieses in Stuttgart by +0 -2 =1.(34) He drew Siegbert Tarrasch in Tarrasch - Schlechter (1911). At the beginning of 1918, Schlechter lost the match Rubinstein - Schlechter (1918).

Final Years

The outbreak of World War I put an end to international tournament play for the duration. In 1915, Schlechter convincingly won the 7th Trebitsch Memorial in Vienna.(35) In 1918, Schlechter competed again internationally with a second-place finish at Berlin Four Masters (1918) and a 3rd place at Berlin Grandmasters (1918). He played one further tournament in Budapest. The Budapest Chess Club arranged a Simul for him, but a few days after it, he had to be admitted to the local Rochus hospital.(36) There he died on December 27, 1918.(36) Possible causes of his death are a lung disease aggravated by lack of proper nutrition, tuberculosis, pneumonia and the Spanish flu epidemic.(37)

Literary works

Schlechter authored Die Budapester Verteidigung des Damengambits: eine theoretische Studie (Bernhard Kagan, 1918) on the Budapest Gambit, and Das angenommene Königsgambit (Bernhard Kagan, 1918) on the King's Gambit Accepted. Marco and Schlechter edited the Karlsbad 1907 tournament book (Das Internationale Schachmeisterturnier in Karlsbad 1907, Verlag der Wiener Schachzeitung, 1911). He was co-editor of the Deutsche Schachzeitung from 1899 to 1916 together with Johann Nepomuk Berger. He also edited the 8th and last edition of Paul Rudolf von Bilguer 's and Baron Tassilo von Heydebrand und der Lasa 's Handbuch des Schachspiels (Veit & Comp., 1912 to 1916).

Chess Compositions

Schlechter also distinguished himself as a problem composer.(38) Two examples, Ergo bibamus and Honor et Patria, can be found here Carl Schlechter (kibitz #378).

Contemporary judgement

"By the death of Carl Schlechter at the early age of forty-four, chess has been deprived of one of the most distinguished exponents it has ever known. He had, of all the great masters, the most artistic temperament; that is to say, there is a sense of imagination and ideality in his play, which is found elsewhere only in Morphy, and possibly in Frank Marshall at his best. This undoubtedly gave that peculiar quality to Schlechter’s practice which earned for him the familiar sobriquet by which he was known to the chess world; for it is often evident he has chosen a drawn, rather than a victory, when the mode of obtaining it has gratified his instinct of perfection. At the same time, his genius in defence has never been equalled, and his record of only two losses in 100 successive tournament games will stand unshaken for many a year to come. This, however, was only one side of his strength. On the other side was a power of attack and combination, when he let himself go, from which no one could escape, and that produced game; ranking for brilliancy and beauty amongst the classics of chess. His bid for the World’s Championship proved him at least the equal of Lasker, and, but for one misjudged move, would have given him absolutely the premier title. His gifts as an analyst were no less conspicuous, and there is no opening which, alike in attack and defence, does not give evidence of his amending skill. His modest and unassuming character made him a general favourite, and there is no one will be more missed by the present generation of chess players than the famous 'drawing master of Vienna.'" (39)


(1) Weiß, Stefan, „Schlechter, Carl Adalbert Hermann“, in: Neue Deutsche Biographie 23 (2007), S. 33-34 (Onlinefassung); URL:

(2) According to Wikipedia article: Samuel Gold citing " Verkhovsky, Leonid Solomonovich (1984). Karl Schlechter. Fizkultura i sport. pp. 7 (Russian edition)", Gold was Schlechter's teacher in Vienna from 1887 onward.

(3) Rod Edwards,

(4) Rod Edwards,

(5) Rod Edwards,

(6) Rod Edwards,

(7) Rod Edwards,

(8) Rod Edwards,

(9) Rod Edwards,

(10) Rod Edwards,

(11) Rod Edwards,

(12) Rod Edwards,

(13) Rod Edwards,

(14) Rod Edwards,

(15) Rod Edwards,

(16) Rod Edwards,

(17) Rod Edwards,

(18) Wiener Schachzeitung, February 1911, pp. 43-44. Provided in "ANNO / Österreichische Nationalbibliothek". See Carl Schlechter (kibitz #370) for details.

(19) Rod Edwards,

(20) Rod Edwards,

(21) Rod Edwards,

(22) Rod Edwards,

(23) Wiener Schachzeitung, September-November 1914, pp. 216-217. Provided in "ANNO / Österreichische Nationalbibliothek". See Carl Schlechter (kibitz #361) for details.

(24) Wiener Schachzeitung, December 1908, p. 376. Provided in "ANNO / Österreichische Nationalbibliothek"

(25) Neue Wiener Schachzeitung, December 1923, p. 328. Provided in "ANNO / Österreichische Nationalbibliothek"

(26) Österreichische Schachrundschau, March 1922, issue 3, p. 21. Provided in "ANNO / Österreichische Nationalbibliothek"

(27) See source (25). Marco beat Zinkl (+5 -2 =1), and so won the tournament ahead of Schechter, with Zinkl on 3rd place.

(28) Rod Edwards,

(29) Rod Edwards,

(30) Wiener Schachzeitung, July-August 1902, pp. 146-157. Provided in "ANNO / Österreichische Nationalbibliothek"

(31) Quarterly for Chess History, #7, 2001, pp. 535-537. Provided in Carl Schlechter (kibitz #278)

(32) Edward Winter, The Réti Brothers,

(33) Rod Edwards,

(34) Wiener Schachzeitung, February 1909, p. 55. Provided in "ANNO / Österreichische Nationalbibliothek"

(35) Wiener Schachzeitung, November-December 1915, pp. 246-247. Provided in "ANNO / Österreichische Nationalbibliothek". See Carl Schlechter (kibitz #360) for details.

(36) Pester Lloyd, 1918.12.28, p. 15. Provided in "ANNO / Österreichische Nationalbibliothek"

(37) Warren H. Goldman, Carl Schlechter! Life and Times of the Austrian Chess Wizard' (Yorklyn, 1994), pp. 45-50

(38) Theodor Gerbec, Wiener Schachzeitung, December 1928, pp. 370-371. Provided in "ANNO / Österreichische Nationalbibliothek"

(39) Illustrated London News, Saturday 15th March 1919, p.26.


Wikipedia article: Carl Schlechter

Last updated: 2016-09-04 13:08:28

 page 1 of 35; games 1-25 of 852  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Schlechter vs Kern 1-0261893ViennaC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
2. Schlechter vs Herzfeld 1-0301893ViennaC29 Vienna Gambit
3. Schlechter vs J Bendiner 1-0331893ViennaC00 French Defense
4. B Fleissig vs Schlechter 0-1181893ViennaA00 Uncommon Opening
5. Schlechter vs J Bendiner 1-0251893Casual gameC11 French
6. Schlechter vs J Thirring 1-0351893ViennaC25 Vienna
7. Schlechter vs A Zinkl ½-½291894ViennaC49 Four Knights
8. G Marco vs Schlechter 0-14018943-Player Match TtD54 Queen's Gambit Declined, Anti-Neo-Orthodox Variation
9. A Zinkl vs Schlechter 1-05018943-Player Match TtC49 Four Knights
10. Tarrasch vs Schlechter 1-04018949th DSB Congress, LeipzigC66 Ruy Lopez
11. Blackburne vs Schlechter 1-04018949th DSB Congress, LeipzigC30 King's Gambit Declined
12. Schlechter vs Janowski ½-½7218949th DSB Congress, LeipzigC72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O
13. Schlechter vs J W Baird 1-03218949th DSB Congress, LeipzigC67 Ruy Lopez
14. Schlechter vs G Marco ½-½2818949th DSB Congress, LeipzigC49 Four Knights
15. Schiffers vs Schlechter  ½-½2818949th DSB Congress, LeipzigC62 Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense
16. Lipke vs Schlechter 1-04918949th DSB Congress, LeipzigC23 Bishop's Opening
17. J Mason vs Schlechter  ½-½3518949th DSB Congress, LeipzigC11 French
18. Schlechter vs J N Berger  ½-½1618949th DSB Congress, LeipzigC01 French, Exchange
19. Schlechter vs Teichmann  ½-½1818949th DSB Congress, LeipzigC42 Petrov Defense
20. A Zinkl vs Schlechter ½-½1718949th DSB Congress, LeipzigD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
21. Schlechter vs K De Weydlich 0-16218949th DSB Congress, LeipzigB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
22. K Walbrodt vs Schlechter  ½-½3318949th DSB Congress, LeipzigC78 Ruy Lopez
23. Schlechter vs J Mieses 1-05218949th DSB Congress, LeipzigC78 Ruy Lopez
24. Schlechter vs P Seuffert  ½-½2418949th DSB Congress, LeipzigC49 Four Knights
25. H Suechting vs Schlechter  ½-½1718949th DSB Congress, LeipzigC27 Vienna Game
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  Sally Simpson: *** The Reti Study Anticipated? ***

in 1893 Schlechter drew 5-5 in a match with Marco.


'Emanuel Lasker. Second World Champion' by Isaak and Vladimir Linder, published, Russell Enterprises Ltd. 2010.

None of the games are here which from a historical point of view is a pity because one of the games: Schlechter - Marco produced this position (White to play)

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And 'apparently' it was this 1893 position that inspired the famous Reti Study. (White to play and draw)

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But, 'apparently', it first appeared in 'Deutschösterreichische Tages-Zeitung in August 1921 composed by Albert Becker.

A letter to Kagans Neueste Schachnachrichten in 1922 from Reti says he has rights to the study, he had not published it but had shown it around Vienna circles. The position accompanying the letter Reti sent was this one.

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Pawn on h6 instead h5 and with Black to play, White to draw.

Source: BCM February 1990 page 73.

Jun-24-17  Olavi: The 'anticipation' of the Reti is a much longer story. It was described in detail by a Dutch researcher sometime in the 40's, I think. I will return to the subject, the articles have been reprinted.
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  Sally Simpson: Thanks Olavi,

I heard something about it in the past and only remembered about it when I was flicking through a BCM looking for something else.

I think we should try and find the games from the Schlechter - Marco match, one 'apparently' has a role to play.

Jun-27-17  Olavi: It's slightly more laborious than I thought. The articles by Selman (?) are to be found in Schach-Echo in the 60's, but I don't have a complete index. But it's starting to interest me.
Mar-29-18  CountryGirl: The more I see of Schlechter's best games, the more I appreciate him. He had little luck at critical moments of his life, unfortunately.
Mar-29-18  TheFocus: <Sally Simpson: *** The Reti Study Anticipated? ***

in 1893 Schlechter drew 5-5 in a match with Marco.

'Emanuel Lasker. Second World Champion' by Isaak and Vladimir Linder, published, Russell Enterprises Ltd. 2010.

None of the games are here which from a historical point of view is a pity because one of the games: Schlechter - Marco produced this position (White to play)>

It is a real shame as Goldman gives us game 6 in <Carl Schlechter! Life and Times of the Austrian Chess Wizard>, pg. 455; also reprinted in Crain's <Schlechter's Chess Games>, pg. 234.

Jan-26-19  Pyrandus: IGM Schlechter, était-il d'orogine juive, comme Lasker, Steinitz, Spielmann, etc. etc.?
Jan-26-19  Pyrandus: Je l'ai demandé - n'ai pas affirmé!
Jan-26-19  vonKrolock: Non, il était d'une famille Catholique Apostolique Romaine.
Jan-31-19  Pyrandus: Il est mort tragique, age 48.
May-31-19  Jean Defuse: ...

<Carl Schlechter's earliest recorded game?>

At the age of 16 Schlechter started to play in the 'Coffeehouse Merkur', after a year he was by far the best player.

Also due to the low level of his opponents, he can prove his excellence with sacrifices and combinations over and over again...


[Event "Cafe Merkur"]
[Site "Vienna"]
[Date "1891.??.??"]
[White "Schlechter, Carl"]
[Black "NN"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C37"]

1. e4 e5 2. f4 exf4 3. Nf3 g5 4. Bc4 g4 5. O-O gxf3 6. Bxf7+ Kxf7 7. Qxf3 Bh6 8. d4 d6 9. Bxf4 Bxf4 10. Qxf4+ Nf6 11. e5 dxe5 12. dxe5 Be6 13. Nc3 Nc6 14. Rad1 Qe7 15. Ne4 Raf8 16. Nxf6 Qc5+ 17. Kh1 Ke7

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18. Qh4 Qxe5 19. Ng8+ Ke8 20. Rd8+ Nxd8 21. Qe7# 1-0


Source: Leonid Verkhovsky - Karl Schlechter, 1984 (Vydayuschiyesa Shakhmatisti Mira), p. 7-8.


Jun-04-19  Wanda Nida: Hey there, IM trying to get all the games for
Carl Schlechter vs Georg Marco (1894)amazing, all 10 draws during romantic era! Carl Schlechter vs Georg Marco (1893)
post linx!
Jun-05-19  Chessdreamer: <Wanda Nida> A one partial game and one complete game is available, likely everything else is lost forever...

Game 2, April 24

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Schlechter-Marco: 52.Ke6 Kxb3 53.Kd7 Kxc4 54.Kxc7 Kxd5 55.Kxb6 Kc4 56.Kxb7 d5 57.a4 Kb4 58.Kb6 d4 59.a5 d3 60.a6 d2 61.a7 d1Q 62.a8Q 1/2-1/2


[Event "Schlechter-Marco Match"]
[Site "New Vienna Chess Club"]
[Date "1893.04.29"]
[Round "6"]
[White "Schlechter, Karl"]
[Black "Marco, Georg"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "C48"]

1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Nf3 Nc6 4.Bb5 d6 5.Bxc6+ bxc6 6.h3 c5 7.d3 h6 8.Nh2 Rb8 9.b3 g5 10.g4 c6 11.Nf1 Be6 12.Ng3 Be7 13.Qe2 Kd7 14.Bb2 Ne8 15.Nd1 Ng7 16.Ne3 f6 17.Qd2 h5 18.f3 h4 19.Ne2 Qc7 20.c3 Rhd8 21.d4 cxd4 22.cxd4 Ke8 23.d5 cxd5 24.exd5 Bd7 25.Kf2 Kf7 26.Rhc1 Qb7 27.Nc4 Ne8 28.Na5 Qb6+ 29.Kg2 Rdc8 30.Nc6 Bxc6 31.dxc6 Nc7 32.Rc2 d5 33.Rac1 d4 34.Qd3 Kg7 35.f4 Qb5 36.Rc4 gxf4 37.Bxd4 Qd5+ 38.Kh2 Ne6 39.Qf5 Qf3 40.Qxe6 Qxe2+ 41.Kg1 Rc7 42.g5 Rg8 43.Bf2 Qh5 44.Kh2 Kh8 45.Rg1 Rxg5 46.Rxg5 Qxg5 47.Rc1 Qg8 48.Qxg8+ Kxg8 49. Bxa7 1/2-1/2

According to Goldman, p455, the game continued for another 7 moves, but the score is unavailable.

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  harrylime: Is there a bio out there ?
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  MissScarlett: <Hazz>, how much chess history have you read? No offence but to my mind your posts generally betray a lamentable superficiality in this regard.
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  harrylime: <MissScarlett: <Hazz>, how much chess history have you read? No offence but to my mind your posts generally betray a lamentable superficiality in this regard.>

No offence taken.

Where. When. And How did he die?

I want to know.

Just saying loike .

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  plang: Several people have mentioned Warren Goldman's book "Carl Schlechter!: Life and Times of the Austrian Chess Wizard".

I am wondering about how many of the games included are annotated and what the quality of the annotations are?

Oct-18-20  vonKrolock: The enigma of the "other C. Schlechter" is still a riddle (from <Cally> chessforum).

Very curious that <C. Schlechter - 1887> 'knot' ... Well, without <throwing crumbs to the fan> for the while ... But Spielmann was not a so to say primary source, like B. Englisch or (aha - another coincidence) the same S. Gold would be. Spielmann wrote on C. S. from Sweden, by F. Englund's request, around 1924 - Why the <learned to play with 13> could not be <he was already playing in his 13th year> - exactly between 1886 and 1887 !? - But playing in an obscure inter-clubs event in far-western Germany ?! (a 'contra' point...) - And another 'contra' point: Playing ar a reasonable level at 12 would stir some sensation - For instance, in the same 1887(M)WS we find that <the young David Albin, 12, is already able to solve the two-movers presented here> , and later <Albin Jr, solver> - - - But that other Schlechter was exactly <C.>, not "H", "W" or "Professor" Schlechter !!?? - (For me, for the while, the only <other> Schlechter appearing in history was Carl's father. the Schlechters were acquainted with Dr. Gold ...

*** <Calli>: "A unknown boy from a chess city like Vienna travels far to play and achieves a sensational result for his age. WS however does not mention his age or that he is from Vienna. Then he does not play in another event for six years. Too crazy

Dec-14-20  Wanda Nida: Lasker vs Schlechter, 1910 Definitely Schlechter should be proclaimed the world co-champion for 1910!!! He simply did not play for draw. Championship was his: so 2 games win was required? i think schlechter said he simply wanted to win but this was the world championship, not some tournament.
Feb-05-22  Polonia: i mentioned lionel kieseritzky who died broke and was buried in pauper's grave,,, who else had i same? schlected, the co 1910 world chess champ?
Sep-28-22  Honest Adin Reviews: who can beaet carl schlechter in drawn matches?
Sep-28-22  Honest Adin Reviews: *beat
Oct-22-22  Honest Adin Reviews: [Event "wcc"]
[Site "Berlin"]
[Date "1910.??.??"]
[Round "10"]
[Comments "Strange loss, Schlechter had easy draw, nerves?"] [White "Lasker Em"]
[Black "Schlechter C"]
[Result "1-0"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. e3 g6 5. Nc3 Bg7 6. Bd3 O-O 7. Qc2 Na6 8. a3 dxc4 9. Bxc4 b5 10. Bd3 b4 11. Na4 bxa3 12. bxa3 Bb7 13. Rb1 Qc7 14. Ne5 Nh5 15. g4 Bxe5 16. gxh5 Bg7 17. hxg6 hxg6 18. Qc4 Bc8 19. Rg1 Qa5+ 20. Bd2 Qd5 21. Rc1 Bb7 22. Qc2 Qh5 23. Bxg6 Qxh2 24. Rf1 fxg6 25. Qb3+ Rf7 26. Qxb7 Raf8 27. Qb3 Kh8 28. f4 g5 29. Qd3 gxf4 30. exf4 Qh4+ 31. Ke2 Qh2+ 32. Rf2 Qh5+ 33. Rf3 Nc7 34. Rxc6 Nb5 35. Rc4 Rxf4 36. Bxf4 Rxf4 37. Rc8+ Bf8 38. Kf2 Qh2+ 39. Ke1 Qh1+ 40. Rf1 Qh4+ 41. Kd2 Rxf1 42. Qxf1 Qxd4+ 43. Qd3 Qf2+ 44. Kd1 Nd6 45. Rc5 Bh6 46. Rd5 Kg8 47. Nc5 Qg1+ 48. Kc2 Qf2+ 49. Kb3 Bg7 50. Ne6 Qb2+ 51. Ka4 Kf7 52. Nxg7 Qxg7 53. Qb3 Ke8 54. Qb8+ Kf7 55. Qxa7 Qg4+ 56. Qd4 Qd7+ 57. Kb3 Qb7+ 58. Ka2 Qc6 59. Qd3 Ke6 60. Rg5 Kd7 61. Re5 Qg2+ 62. Re2 Qg4 63. Rd2 Qa4 64. Qf5+ Kc7 65. Qc2+ Qxc2+ 66. Rxc2+ Kb7 67. Re2 Nc8 68. Kb3 Kc6 69. Rc2+ Kb7 70. Kb4 Na7 71. Kc5 Kc8 72. Kb6+ Kb8 73. Rc7 Nc8+ 74. Kc6 Na7+ 75. Kd7 Nb5 76. Rc8+ Kb7 77. a4 Na7 Schlechter could have won it all, he should have been proclaimed co-champion of the world, this was drawn, it was his match. There is enough proof Lasker demanded +2 winning score if Schlechter was to become champion, if it's true, how insane; duh, imagine if Schlechter won this game & thus the match, then questions will arise, how come he did not win it? 10 games match in 1910 1-0

[Event "World Championship 19th"]
[Site "Moscow R6"]
[Date "1951.03.26"]
[Round "24"]
[Comments "Weird game, Bronstein had easy draw, was it bad nerves cuz it was final game?"] [White "Bronstein, David I"]
[Black "Botvinnik, Mikhail"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "B63"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 d6 6. Bg5 e6 7. Qd2 h6 8. Bxf6 gxf6 9. O-O-O a6 10. f4 Bd7 11. Kb1 Be7 12. Be2 Nxd4 13. Qxd4 Qa5 14. Rhf1 h5 15. Rf3 Qc5 16. Qd2 Bc6 17. Re3 Qa5 18. Bf3 O-O-O 19. Qd3 Rd7 20. h4 Kb8 21. a3 Bd8 22. Ka2 Qc5 23. Re2 a5 24. a4 Bb6 25. b3 Rc8 26. Qc4 Qxc4 27. bxc4 Rh8 28. Kb3 Rdd8 29. Rd3 Bg1 30. Red2 Kc7 31. Ne2 Bf2 32. Rd1 Bc5 33. Ng3 Rdg8 34. Ne2 Rh7 35. f5 e5 36. Nc3 Bd4 37. Rxd4 exd4 38. Rxd4 Rhg7 39. Ne2 Rxg2 40. Bxg2 Rxg2 41. Nf4 Rg3+ 42. Kb2 Rg4 43. Nxh5 Rxh4 44. Nxf6 Kb6 45. Rxd6 Kc5 46. e5 Rd4 47. Rxd4 Kxd4 48. Ng4 Bxa4 49. e6 fxe6 50. f6 Be8 51. Kb3 e5 52. c3+ Ke4 53. Nh6 Kf4 54. f7 Bxf7 55. Nxf7 e4 56. Nd8 e3 57. Kc2 Kg3 58. Kd1 Kf2 Again, almost a champ. ♗otvinik kept the title he didn't deserve, this was luck and (communist) pressure on ♗ronstein was not small, ♗ronstein should have been named co-champ of the world because he drew the match. He was white in the final game, if the champ retains title if match is drawn, opponent should be allowed last game's color, at least here ♗otvinik was blak! 0-1

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  Sally Simpson: I came here to check if something new had come to light.

According to Ben Graff ( Chess, December, 2022. page 25) Golombek wrote that had Schlechter become world champion in 1910 Lasker - Schlechter World Championship Match (1910) he would have not have died on a WWI battlefield.

Ben did not correct this. Nor can I find where Golombek may have said this. In his ' Encyclopedia of Chess.' Golombek goes with the accepted fact that Schlechter died after WWI ended.

Jan-15-23  Stolzenberg: Schlechter's results in his last year (1918) were as follows:

January: match vs Akiba Rubinstein: +1 =3 -2

April: At the "Four masters tournament" in Berlin (Vidmar, Mieses, Rubinstein) he finished second with +1 =5 -0.

August: At the Charousek memorial in Kosice with 12 participants he finished third (together with Breyer) with +5 =5 -1.

September / October: At the "Four Grandmasters tournament" in Berlin (Lasker, Rubinstein, Tarrasch) he finished third with +0 =4 -2.

December or November/December: There was perhaps another tournament (and/or a simultaneous?) in Budapest, but games and results are hardly known.

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