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Jean Taubenhaus
Number of games in database: 211
Years covered: 1885 to 1914
Overall record: +60 -100 =51 (40.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (45) 
    C87 C67 C82 C77 C66
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (11) 
    C87 C88 C84 C90
 Vienna Opening (11) 
    C25 C29
 Sicilian (10) 
    B40 B73 B58 B42 B32
 Ruy Lopez, Open (8) 
    C82 C80 C83
 French Defense (6) 
    C14 C12 C13 C10 C15
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (32) 
    C65 C80 C67 C77 C83
 Ruy Lopez, Open (10) 
    C80 C83 C82
 Giuoco Piano (9) 
    C50 C53 C54
 Vienna Opening (8) 
    C28 C26 C25
 Four Knights (6) 
    C49 C47
 Queen's Pawn Game (6) 
    D05 D02 D00
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Bird vs Taubenhaus, 1889 0-1
   Taubenhaus vs A A Smorodsky, 1914 1-0
   Taubenhaus vs W Pollock, 1886 1-0
   Taubenhaus vs Janowski, 1903 1/2-1/2
   Taubenhaus vs J C Halpern, 1887 1-0
   Showalter vs Taubenhaus, 1889 0-1
   J N Berger vs Taubenhaus, 1885 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Monte Carlo (1903)
   Hamburg (1885)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   All Russian Masters St Petersburg 1914 by Mrs. Alekhine

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JEAN TAUBENHAUS
(born Dec-14-1850, died Sep-14-1919, 68 years old) Poland (citizen of France)

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Jean Taubenhaus was born in Warsaw, Poland. He operated Mephisto (Automaton) for a short time. He passed away in Paris, France in 1919.

Wikipedia article: Jean Taubenhaus


 page 1 of 9; games 1-25 of 211  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Bird vs Taubenhaus 1-047 1885 HamburgA02 Bird's Opening
2. Taubenhaus vs Max Weiss 0-144 1885 HamburgC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
3. Taubenhaus vs E Schallopp 0-118 1885 HamburgC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
4. J Noa vs Taubenhaus  0-133 1885 HamburgC77 Ruy Lopez
5. Mackenzie vs Taubenhaus  ½-½83 1885 HamburgC77 Ruy Lopez
6. Taubenhaus vs Tarrasch 0-153 1885 HamburgA13 English
7. J N Berger vs Taubenhaus 0-174 1885 HamburgC77 Ruy Lopez
8. Taubenhaus vs J Minckwitz  0-136 1885 HamburgC45 Scotch Game
9. Taubenhaus vs Gunsberg 0-153 1885 HamburgC22 Center Game
10. Taubenhaus vs M Bier 1-032 1885 HamburgC45 Scotch Game
11. Von Gottschall vs Taubenhaus  0-150 1885 HamburgC25 Vienna
12. Taubenhaus vs Englisch  0-151 1885 HamburgC77 Ruy Lopez
13. W Paulsen vs Taubenhaus  0-157 1885 HamburgC45 Scotch Game
14. Taubenhaus vs F Riemann  ½-½41 1885 HamburgA16 English
15. J Mason vs Taubenhaus 1-052 1885 HamburgE14 Queen's Indian
16. Blackburne vs Taubenhaus 1-044 1885 HamburgC50 Giuoco Piano
17. Taubenhaus vs Burn 0-132 1886 NottinghamC50 Giuoco Piano
18. Taubenhaus vs Blackburne 1-047 1886 LondonC14 French, Classical
19. J Mortimer vs Taubenhaus 1-052 1886 London 5C31 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
20. Taubenhaus vs W Pollock 1-036 1886 NottinghamC39 King's Gambit Accepted
21. Taubenhaus vs Max Weiss  ½-½47 1887 DSB-05.KongressC77 Ruy Lopez
22. Taubenhaus vs Schiffers  1-040 1887 DSB-05.KongressC77 Ruy Lopez
23. Mackenzie vs Taubenhaus  1-041 1887 DSB-05.KongressC83 Ruy Lopez, Open
24. A Fritz vs Taubenhaus  0-141 1887 DSB-05.KongressC49 Four Knights
25. Taubenhaus vs Harmonist  0-150 1887 DSB-5 FrankfurtC25 Vienna
 page 1 of 9; games 1-25 of 211  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-24-04  Resignation Trap: Here is a biography of Taubenhaus (in Polish):

http://www.astercity.net/~vistula/j...

Apr-23-04  capanegra: Jean Taubenhaus (1850-1920) was born in Warsaw and settled in Paris in 1883. He was a second-rate master, whose best achievement was the London tournament of 1886, where he placed third, after Blackburne and Burn. He gave lessons at the Café de la Régence, where he used to play every day. He is the author of “Traité du Jeu d’Échecs”, published in 1910.

That is al I know about this player. It would be helpful if someone is able to traduce <Resignation Trap>’s text from Polish to English.

Nov-11-04  george IV: As far as I can understand, there is an anecdote in the first paragraph related with Taubenhaus and Capablanca (have they met each other?), but don't ask me more! Any Polish around?
Nov-11-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  Calli: Apparently he visited Havana when Capablanca was a child. Later Taubenhaus joked that he used to give Capablanca Queen odds and win. Of course, he left out the time frame.
Jan-28-05  Javid Danowski: Taubenhaus was at one time the operator of the chess automaton Mephisto, as was Gunsberg - see Mephisto (Isador Gunsberg)
Apr-21-05  WTHarvey: Here are some diagrams of crucial positions from Jean's games: http://www.wtharvey.com/taub.html
Apr-21-05  mahmoudkubba: <Chessgames.com & Resignation Trap>:I wonder if it is possible for u to translate the information to English langu even though if the chessgames.com community support that by financing the situation if possible?? or even to Arabic and I am ready then to translate them to English free of charge for my side of such contract and deal..!
Apr-21-05  vonKrolock: Known in France as Monsieur Tobeno (with the accent in the 'no')
Oct-31-05  Eastfrisian: <capanegra> and <Resignation Trap>, here is the translation from my Polish friend Maciej, who told me, that he is not a chessplayer. So there might be a few little errors. So, Maciej, if you read this, thank you again, in the name of all this participiants and chessplayers:

Sorry for such rough translation, but in this text there is many chess parties writing:

Here is this transtation, but sorry for not good chess terminology!:

Jan (Jean) Taubenhaus.

With Jan Taubenhaus, polish - french chessplayer, anecdote is related young concerning first step Capablanca on chess field.
As it serves Wladyslaw Litmanowicz - Taubenhaus, he has visited Havana in time, he has adjoined with several years old Capablanca and he has played with him several parties offering hetman for.
Certainly he has won all parties. Many years later, Taubenhaus could say I am sole "in the world chessplayer, who dare give hetman for Capablanca and win in addition!" There was without doubting strong chessplayer, he participated in range well, even superbly occupied competitions, nevertheless, he occupied distant places in them often sufficiently. However, sometimes he was able to establish equal battle with strongest players times, he be coordinate partner.

He was born December 14, 1850 in Warsaw. Progress on chess field fastly he was carrying becoming most foremost warsaw player in late seventieth years of XIX century.

He has gone to Paris in 1880 and there he participated in chess life of city actively, there he was frequent visitor famous Cafe de la Regence.

He took first part in serious experience in IV international congress of german chess association in hamburg in july 1885.
Indeed Taubenhaus has occupied distant 14 place, but several valuable victories has carried, but party has been regard as fine in competition with Berger. So to say, this competition was international ennoblement, start of his chess career.

Oct-31-05  Eastfrisian: .... and here is part two, of the Taubenhaus-translation:

A year later he took part in 2 English chess competitions in London and Nottingham. He divided 3-4 places together with Gunsberg, after Blackburne and Burn in strong occupied London competition. He has carried valuable victories over Blackburne, unchallenged leader of English chess and Gunsberg, opponent Steinitz in later match of world champion.

There was very good result, so he outstriped in competition with Mason, Schallopp, Zukertort and Mackenzie. Other case Zukertort was playing unequel after lost match with Steinitz.
In second English competition in Nottingham, his results was worse. Taubenhaus's place was in half of table of lost parties with winner of competition Burn, and Schallopp, Gunsberg, Zukertort and Bird.

Taubenhaus occupied 8 place in perfectly occupied competition in Bradford (in August 1888 ) in half of table, with small loss to Burn, Weiss and Blackburne. Competition has ended with Gunsberg victory before Mackenzie and von Bardeleben and Mason.

In march - may 1889 there was strong occupied USA VI chess congress in new york. Chigorin, Gunsberg, Burn, Blackburne, Showalter and many others perfect players, among Taubenhaus took partcipation in it . Competition was finished Chigorin and Weiss common victory; additional match does not bring first among them about award deciding. Taubenhaus was at divide place with commonly 12-13 Bird, however, several valuable victories was carrying between other player Gunsberg, Burn, Mason and Showalter.

Great competition in Manchester, was played VI congress in august - september 1890 within the limit BCA, It is finished Tarrasch victory arrise german star chess , before Blackburne. Taubenhaus occupied 10 place with winning prestigious party with second award player.

Taubenhaus was maintained from chess playing during living in Paris. Taubenhaus was operator of pseudoautomatic Mephisto chess player machine.

Taubenhaus does not lose contact with homeland during long time stay in france, he arrived to Poland often, giving symultanies and he plays many battles in 1887 & 1899 warsaw competition.

He died in Paris on September 14, 1919.

Oct-31-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  TheAlchemist: Doesn't his last name mean "House of pigeons"?
Nov-02-05  Eastfrisian: <The Alchimist> Correct.
Apr-23-06  BIDMONFA: Jean Taubenhaus

TAUBENHAUS, Jean
http://www.bidmonfa.com/taubenhaus_...
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Sep-04-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  Karpova: Jose Raul Capablanca:
<The first game that I played with an opponent of world-wide reputation was when Taubenhaus, the famous Parisian expert, visited Havana. At that time I was just five years of age. Taubenhaus offered me a queen, and when the first game was completed he played another with the same odds. Several years ago, when I was visiting Paris, after the San Sebastián tournament, I met Taubenhaus, and in our conversation he spoke of these two games, saying that he had been under the impression that he had lost both of them.> http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/...
Jul-03-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: <TheAlchemist> Or "dovecote".
Dec-14-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  brankat: How many can claim they had beaten Capablanca giving Queen odds? In a way Mr.Taubenhaus has achieved immortality :-)

R.I.P. master Taubenhaus.

Jan-18-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  GrahamClayton: Here is Taubenhaus giving Legal's mate in a simultaneous exhibition:

[Event "Simultaneous exhibition"]
[Site "Paris"]
[Date "1887.02.05"]
[EventDate "?"]
[Round "?"]
[Result "1-0"]
[White "Taubenhaus, Jean"]
[Black "Colchester"]
[ECO "?"]
[WhiteElo "?"]
[BlackElo "?"]

1. e4 e5 2. f4 d6 3. Nf3 Bg4 4. Bc4 Nf6 5. dxe5 Nxe4 6. Nc3 Nxc3 7. dxc3 Nc6 8. 0-0 Nxe5 9. Nxe5 Bxd1 10. Bxf7+ Ke7 11. Bg5#

Source: "The Art of Checkmate" by Georges Renaud, Victor Kahn, Courier Dover Publications, 1962

Aug-12-11  Antiochus: [Event "?"]
[Site "Paris"]
[Date "1890.??.??"]
[White "Jean Taubenhaus"]
[Black "Goetz"]
[Round "?"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C65"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Ne7 5. Bc4 c6 6. Nc3 Ng6 7. h4 h5 8. d4 Bb4 9. dxe5 Nxe4 10. Qd4 Qa5 11. Qxe4 Bxc3+ 12. bxc3 Qxc3+ 13. Ke2 Qxa1 14. Bxf7+ Kxf7 15. Qf5+ Kg8 16. Qxg6 Qc3 17. Qe8+ Kh7 18. Ng5+ Kh6 19. Qxh8+ Kg6 20. Qh7# 1-0

Dec-14-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  brankat: R.I.P. master Taubenhaus.
Dec-14-11  vonKrolock: Maître Tobenó
Aug-17-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Karpova: At the Cercle Philidor in Paris, Taubenhaus beat Albin in a match by the score of 3.5-0.5.

From page 230 of the 1901 'Wiener Schachzeitung'

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