|Dec-08-02|| ||pawntificator: Max was a ballet dancer by profession!! |
|Dec-18-02|| ||Honza Cervenka: Chessgames.com, I have submitted some games of Max Harmonist missing in the database. |
|Dec-17-03|| ||MoonlitKnight: There seemed to be more harmony in the play of his opponents! |
|Aug-07-04|| ||percyblakeney: Max Harmonist (1864-1907) was a Royal Ballet Dancer who beat both Blackburne and Gunsberg in Frankfurt 1887. There is a photo of Harmonist at http://www.maxeuwe.nl/quiz/vorigevr... |
|Feb-10-06|| ||BIDMONFA: Max Harmonist|
|Feb-10-06|| ||McCool: <pawntificator: Max was a ballet dancer by profession!! > Really? I would have thought he was a harmonist.(someone who creates harmonies)|
|Sep-12-06|| ||guitar2001: McCool: <pawntificator: Max was a ballet dancer by profession!! > Really? I would have thought he was a harmonist.(someone who creates harmonies)|
You're a McLoser.
|Feb-10-08|| ||brankat: Mr.Harmonist had a talent for the game, but never saw it as a profession. |
He did beat Gunsberg, Blackburne, Tarrasch, Mieses, Paulsen, drew a game against A.Burn.
No small feat for an amateur.
|Feb-10-09|| ||whiteshark: Player of the Day
The game:Gunsberg vs Harmonist, 1887
|Feb-10-09|| ||brankat: Thanks Sharky. A beautiful game indeed.|
|Feb-10-09|| ||ILikeFruits: players wanna play...
ballers wanna ball...
rollers wanna roll...
|Feb-10-09|| ||brankat: Fruits are good for all of them!|
|Feb-10-09|| ||ILikeFruits: indeed...
|Feb-10-09|| ||whiteshark: I have been looking for a second picture from M. Harmonist but so far no success. The photograph above was published on page 356 of Kagans Neueste Schachnachrichten, 1926|
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|Feb-10-09|| ||WhiteRook48: let's have him play music|
|Apr-13-09|| ||Dredge Rivers: Ballet? Fooey!|
|Feb-10-12|| ||Penguincw: Happy Birthday!|
|Feb-10-12|| ||Llawdogg: Cool name!|
|Feb-10-12|| ||Chessical: From the Berlinerschachverband item, it appears that although he was a professional ballet dancer at the Royal Opera, "he suffered from the lingering illness of Cerebal Palsy"|
|Sep-16-12|| ||Karpova: He won the Jubilee Tournament of the Berlin Chess Society which began on August 15, 1887. The other participants were Caro, Cordel, Kirdorf, Dr. Lasker (Berthold or Emanuel?), Rothlšnder, Schallopp and von Scheve. 2nd place went to von Scheve (200 Mark) and 3rd to Schallopp (150 Mark). Max received 300 Mark.|
From page 16 of the September 1887 'Wiener Schachzeitung'
|Sep-16-12|| ||alexmagnus: <From the Berlinerschachverband item, it appears that although he was a professional ballet dancer at the Royal Opera, "he suffered from the lingering illness of Cerebal Palsy">|
I wonder which symptoms of CP he showed if he could professionally dance. I know there are some "mild" forms of CP, but mild enough to dance?!
|Jun-02-14|| ||WannaBe: Really too bad that Harmonist wasn't a musician or conductor.|
|Jun-02-14|| ||offramp: He is mentioned in Fischer's 60MG.|