|Mar-24-04|| ||Resignation Trap: Here is a biography of Taubenhaus (in Polish):
|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|| ||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
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
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
He died in Paris on September 14, 1919.
|Oct-31-05|| ||TheAlchemist: Doesn't his last name mean "House of pigeons"?|
|Nov-02-05|| ||Eastfrisian: <The Alchimist> Correct.|
|Apr-23-06|| ||BIDMONFA: Jean Taubenhaus|
|Sep-04-07|| ||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.>
|Jul-03-08|| ||whiteshark: <TheAlchemist> Or "dovecote".|
|Dec-14-08|| ||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|| ||GrahamClayton: Here is Taubenhaus giving Legal's mate in a simultaneous exhibition:|
[Event "Simultaneous exhibition"]
[White "Taubenhaus, Jean"]
1. e4 e5 2. f4 d6 3. f3 g4 4. c4 f6 5. dxe5 xe4 6. c3 xc3 7. dxc3 c6 8. 0-0 xe5 9. xe5 xd1 10. xf7+ e7 11. g5#
Source: "The Art of Checkmate" by Georges Renaud, Victor Kahn, Courier Dover Publications, 1962
|Aug-12-11|| ||Antiochus: [Event "?"]
[White "Jean Taubenhaus"]
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|| ||brankat: R.I.P. master Taubenhaus.|
|Dec-14-11|| ||vonKrolock: Maître Tobenó|
|Aug-17-12|| ||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'