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Post Re: katar - Art of Sacrifice game 33 [15:24]
Dr. Karel Treybal was a married father of two children. Professionally, he served as a lawyer-turned-judge in his native Czechoslovakia, and tangled with the best chess players in the world as a side hobby in his spare time. In May 1941, during the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia, Karel Treybal was captured on suspicion of stockpiling firearms for the Czech resistance. The Nazis imprisoned Treybal for a few months and then put him to death without trial.

All accounts portray Treybal as a brave and honorable family man and barrister/judge. He lost the contest depicted in this video, but he played an ambitious fighting game against maestro Spielmann. This game and video should be considered as much a tribute to Treybal as to Spielmann.
Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karel_Treybal
More info and family photo here: http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/wint ... el_Treybal
Also: http://www.executedtoday.com/2009/10/02 ... nd-master/

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Post Re: katar - Art of Sacrifice game 33 [15:24]
Another good presentation, thanks!

At move 21, I must be getting old, I spotted the blockade idea right away. In my younger days I may have looked for Spielmann's sac line. I also liked the comparison of Nimzowitsch's "My System" to Spielmann's "My Sacrifice" (better known as "The Art Of Sacrifice").

Liked the note about Karel Treybal. There are a lot of interesting players who were strong but due to circumstances in their lives had to treat chess as a hobby, it gives us all hope of producing a good game once in a while no matter how busy or complex our lifestyle.

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Thank you Steve for another thoughtful comment!

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Post Re: katar - Art of Sacrifice game 33 [15:24]
Thanks for another fine vid and for including the tribute to Treybal.

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Post Re: katar - Art of Sacrifice game 33 [15:24]
It's remarkable how cruel those times were. Another amazing game by Spielman, which owes just as much to Treybal's daring play. Very much appreciate watching these videos. :-)


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