After graduating from school, he worked as a butcher in his father's butcher's shop. At first he played an acceptable tournament chess, in 1892 he began composing chess problems and endgame studies . Some of his studies became internationally known and awarded with prizes.
Many of his studies showed two women and some figures, and he liked to work on compulsory topics .
173 studies and 62 chess problems were published.
Man suffered from a nervous disease since his youth. This increased noticeably from 1911 and ultimately led to death in 1928.
- Jan van Reek and Henk van Donk: Carel Mann . Alexander Rueb Vereniging voor Schaakeindspelstudie, Margraten 1991. ISBN 90-72939-06-9
- Jan van Reek and Henk van Donk: History of endgame study composing in the Netherlands and Flanders . Alexander Rueb Vereniging voor Schaakeindspelstudie, Margraten 1992. ISBN 90-72939-12-3
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Man, Carel Christiaan Wilhelm|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Dutch chess composer|
|DATE OF BIRTH||July 23, 1871|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Amsterdam|
|DATE OF DEATH||November 30, 1928|
|Place of death||The hague|