Carl August Walbrodt.
The January number of the Chess Monthly devotes a rhapsody to this hero of the chequered field. He first saw the light in the swamps of Holland on November 28, 1871. At the age of 10, "when he was at home with his father and mother, he licked the old couple and Teddy his brother," and since then it seems he has been a good boy and taken care of himself.. His most remarkable characteristic is his drawing power. He has had no equal since Orpheus drew iron tears down Pluto's cheeks. In fact he seems to be a perfect poultice. At the Dresden conference he did not lose a single game, but drew so many that he only took fifth place. It seems that when he is gently used he always draws, but if any one tries to beat him, that puts his back up and he wins ! He is now himself drawn towards Havana with the object of drawing out Lasker. The Chess.Monthly gives interesting particulars, but the readers of the Witness will hardly care to know whether his eyes are red and his nose blue or the reverse. When the late Prince Napoleon was born the interesting news, ses yeux sont blen, was telegraphed by the fond parents to the Queen. All Europe laughed.
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Carl August Walbrodt., Otago Witness, Issue 2039, 23 March 1893
Carl August Walbrodt. Otago Witness, Issue 2039, 23 March 1893
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