|Aug-17-04|| ||percyblakeney: Gyula Makovetz (1860-1903) was a Hungarian who had only Tarrasch ahead of him in Dresden 1892, and won a match against Charousek 1893 (3.5-2.5). He seems to have played very little apart from those events. |
|Aug-17-04|| ||percyblakeney: At least he should have stopped playing Charousek after winning that match in 1893... |
|Jul-25-06|| ||Calli: From the bio
"At Graz he was 1st ahead of Johann Hermann Bauer, Johann Hermann Bauer,"
I think that line is from our department of redundancy department here at CG ;->
|Jul-26-06|| ||Gypsy: Per 1893+ Hungarian chess journalists,
Makovetz + Charousek + Maroczy = 'the triumvirate'
|Mar-13-08|| ||whiteshark: Here you can find a bio in German: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gyula_...|
The English on is quite featureless :(
|Sep-06-08|| ||ravel5184: The better sounding "Redundancy Department of Redundancy" sounds better.|
|Sep-06-08|| ||whiteshark: Why? I wonder why?|
|Sep-06-08|| ||ravel5184: Aw, you're just jealous of my extraordinary sense of humor. :)|
|Sep-06-08|| ||whiteshark: Wide of the mark! Dulness is the coming of age of seriousness. :D|
|Sep-13-10|| ||GrahamClayton: His victory at Graz was against a very small field (7 players in total). The Graz tournament clashed with the Manchester tournament in England, which attracted the majority of the best international players.|
|Feb-17-15|| ||zanzibar: According to the 1902 New Volumes of the Encyclopaedia Britannia, 10e, v2 new, v26 complete, p750:|
<Makovetz, a talented Hungarian, who never played afterwards, made his first appearance, as well as Walbrodt, a Berlin player of promise. The latter did not, however, justify the very high expectations formed of him.>
|Feb-23-17|| ||offramp: To my surprise chessmetrics, http://chessmetrics.com/cm/CM2/Mont... puts him at World number 5 between August 1892 and June 1893 (except for 01/93 [Walbrodt]).|
He is No 5 after four very big names: Lasker, Tarrasch, Steinitz and Chigorin!
|Feb-23-17|| ||zanzibar: <Name: Makovets, Gyula
Also known as: Gyula Makovetz; Julius Makovetz; Makowetz
Born: 29 Dec. 1860
Gaige says died c1903; Forster says died 1903. Urcan gives his name as 'Jacob Makowetz'.>
He's also listed as #5 on EDOchess. But he played so few tournaments in comparison to the others than I would imagine his calculated rating has rather large error bars.
I haven't played over his games, have you? If so, what's your impression?
|Feb-23-17|| ||Retireborn: <z> I've just looked at his game v Lasker, which is impressive up to a certain point.|
Chessbase gives his original nationality as Romanian, but I suspect that just means he was born in Transylvania, and Magyar was his first or major language.
|Feb-23-17|| ||zanzibar: Thanks <rb>, I should take some time to play over some of his games then. And maybe research him a little more.|
|Jun-30-17|| ||zanzibar: He was the editor/founder of Budapesti Sakkszemle (from the more-complete German wiki version):|
(Not sure if there is a Magyar/Hungarian version for him, at least it's not readily apparent)
He was supposedly one of the top-5 players in the world at one time, but was soon eclipsed by others such as Lasker (who he beat in Graz (1890)), and more importantly, Charousek and Maroczy - which maybe contributed to his complete withdrawal from competitive chess:
<In preparation for the Budapest Millennium Tournament in the autumn of 1896, he played practice games with Dawid Janowski , who struck him. A year later Makovetz had recovered, but Charousek as well as Maróczy made it clear again, and then completely withdrew from chess and life. After his death there was no obituary, his death day is unknown. He suffered the tragic fate of a chess master, who could not get through as a professional player and failed at the unfavorable times.
Maróczy reported in his memoirs: "He (Makovetz) has completely avoided dealing with people. His gloom passed into persecution, and he saw in every man the enemy who threatened his life. He also refused the doctor. The chess world of his death has also only been very late. ">
A sad finish to a promising start.
I'm having a very difficult time locating a photograph of him. It's very unfortunate that he seem to be missing from this photograph at Dresden (1892):
(See the DSB site for a keyed label, or other sites)
As regards his name, his last name should follow the convention here:
So the name is Makovetz Gyula, undoubtedly - or Makovetz, Gyula in what should be our convention.
|Jun-30-17|| ||zanzibar: FELELÖS SZERKKSZTŐ : MAKOVETZ GYULA.
|Jul-01-17|| ||zanzibar: Mention is made of a daily partner - Valentine Huber - leader of Hungarian Orchestra:|
Japanese Weekly v23 p569
|Jul-01-17|| ||zanzibar: If I read this correctly
DOD = 1903.08.08
Source: BH 1903 aug. 10
How authoritative is the link?
|Jul-01-17|| ||zanzibar: Oh yeah, and where did <CG> get Dec from?|