Chess History-World Champions
Carl Schlechter Co-Champ 1910-1912
Carl Schlechter Grand Master
Carl Schlechter born 03/02/1874 , died 1918 from malnutrition during World War One.
He was born in Vienna. He was a really strong Grand Master. He was known as the drawing master because at the age of 19 he drew world famous, powerful, Grand Master George Marco in a ten game match. Carl drew all ten games!
In 1910 his fame and prowness was so sterling that the current World Champion the great Emanuel Lasker offered Carl a ten game match for the World Championship. Carl accepted the match. The match was a draw. Due to the thinking paradigm in 1910 it was "accepted" by all that Carl did not get the title of World Champion because he drew.
I played over that match. Carl was as every bit as powerful as Lasker. Indeed in the final game Carl could have forced a draw and won the title, World Champion out right.
I am changing the accepted paradigm; Carl Schlechter and Emanuel Lasker are Co-Champions for 1910, 1911,and 1912. Why you ask? Because the two powerful Grand Masters were equals in direct combat. It is unfair to deny a soul that lives for chess the title of World Champion because of outdated, and unfair practices ("I retain the World championship if win and if I draw the match"). Very good chance Grand Master Carl Schlechter would not of died of malnutrition if he were co-champion for those two to three years!
You have to play over Carl's games. You will get an idea how strong he is.
A lot of my data comes from books I read about chess as child, I also owe a lot to chessgames.com- http://www.chessgames.com/index.html for their excellent online archives. Go to that site and play over Carl's games and enjoy.
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