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|Aug-30-08|| ||whiteshark: Games or problems on boards of more than two dimensions are grouped in the category <Space Chess>.|
The earliest known historical reference is the 'Deutsche Schachzeitung' 1878, page 117, where < Kieseritzky <>> is said to have shown his newly-discovered <Cube Chess> (Kubikschach) to Andersen at the 1851 London tournament.
|Sep-07-08|| ||myschkin: . . .
Sarah's Chess Journal
Bio (in English):
|Dec-12-08|| ||amadeus: A list of Kieseritzky's matches -- from http://blog.chess.com/batgirl/lione...|
1839 vs. St Amant 1-1=1
vs Eugene Rousseau - won a 100 games match
1840 vs. Boncourt - even score
1843 vs. Buckle at QB odds - Buckle won
1845 vs. Calvi +7-7=1
1846 vs. Horwitz 7-4=1
1846 Staunton played Harrwitz and Kieseritzky in a rather peculiar 2 game simultaneous triangular contest. Staunton gave Rook odds while his two opponents played blindfolded. Harrwitz won both his games; Kieseritzky lost both his games
1847 vs. Harrwitz 11-5=2
1848 vs.Buckle 2-3=3
1850 vs. Schulten 107-34=10
vs. James Thompson at P&move odds. Thompson won the majority.
1851 vs. Buckle 2-1
vs. Mayet 13-8=1
vs. Mayet 13-8=1
vs. Szen 13-7
vs. Loewnthal 9-8
vs. Bird 8-2
vs. Jaenisch 1-1=1
vs. Anderssen 9-5=2
vs. Mongredien 1-2
|Jan-16-09|| ||nimh: There were times when strange handicap games where, depending on the strenght of the partner - or rather weakness - the opponent was given either rook or queen odds, but besides three to eight additional pawns were placed on the board before the beginning of the actual play.|
This game was played in Paris in 1844 between Kieseritsky and Desloges.
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1. e4 e6 2. d4 c6 3. Bd3 d5 4. e5 Bd7 5. Be3 Na6 6. a3 Nc7 7. a4 a5 8. b5
b6 9. Ne2 c5 10. Nd2 Rb8 11. O-O Be7 12. f5 f6 13. f4 Nh6 14. fxe6 Bxe6 15.
h3 Bxg4 16. hxg4 Nxg4 17. Nf3 Qd7 18. Bd2 f5 19. Ne1 h5 20. f3 Nh6 21. Kf2
Ne6 22. cxd5 Qxd5 23. Bc4 Qd7 24. d5 Nf8 25. Nd3 Nh7 26. d6 Bd8 27. Bd5 Rc8
28. c4 g5 29. Nc3 h4 30. gxh4 gxf4 31. Bxf4 Bxh4 32. g3 Bg5 33. e6 Qg7 34.
d7 Ke7 35. Ne5 Rc7 36. Nc6 Rxc6 37. bxc6 Bxf4 38. gxf4 Kd8 39. Nb5 Qxb2 40.
c7 Ke7 41. c8=Q Ng4 42. fxg4 fxg4 43. Kg3 Qg7 44. d8=Q Rxd8 45. Qc7 ...
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lack resigns 1-0
|Jan-01-10|| ||karnak64: <nimh>: that is cool! And happy birthday to the guy with the longest and most European sounding name in the database, who turns 204 today.|
|Sep-29-10|| ||thegoodanarchist: <<Honza Cervenka>: <No, man, Wehrmacht greatest defeat happened in north africa> With all respect to Allied Force's success in North Africa it was by far not a decisive moment for the outcome of the WW2. The matter of fact is that about 90% of total Wehrmacht's losses have occurred on the East front.>|
Indeed, Mr. Cervenka, you are absolutely correct.
Allow me to quote an excerpt from the book "The German Defeat in the East 1944-45" by Samuel W. Mitcham, Jr.:
<Stalingrad is generally considered to be the largest military disaster ever suffered by the German armies in the East, but this is not true. It only ranked third. The Reich...lost more than three hundred thousand men in the battle of White Russia> (Operation Bagration) <in June and July 1944. when Army Group Center was crushed.>
The 1944 Soviet offensives also included victories against army groups in northern and southern Ukraine, and in the northern part of the Eastern Front.
North Africa was a sideshow, but the defeats in the East in 1944 opened the door for the Soviets to not only sweep through southeast Europe, but to also invade Germany proper.
Overestimation of the importance of the North Africa campaign is an artifact of the bias of western historians, IMHO.
|Sep-29-10|| ||thegoodanarchist: <<offramp>: Why is it that the world never remembers the name of Lionel Adalbert Johann Gambolputty de von Ausfern Schplenden Schlitter Crasscrenbon Fried Digger Dingle-Dangle-Dongle Burstein von Knacker Thrasher Apple Banger Horowitz Ticolensic Grander Knotty Spelltinkle Grandlich Grumblemeyer Spelterwasser Kurstlich Himbleeisen Bahnwagen Gutenabend Bitte Ein N黵nburger Brattwustle Gerspurten Mitz Weimache Luber Hundsfut Gumberamber Sh鰊endanker Kalbsfleisch Mittler Aucher Bagration Felix Kieseritsky von Hautkopft of Ulm?>|
Good question! Personally I have memorized the first 87 characters of his name so far...
|Sep-29-10|| ||thegoodanarchist: <Sneaky: <Operation Bagration> You see, the Germans had rations, and the Russians bagged them.|
technical draw: <Sneaky> Quit your bragation about your history knowledge.>
|Dec-03-10|| ||Antiochus: Magical rook sac and very impressive tactics. Below:|
[White "Lionel Kieseritsky"]
1. e4 c5 2. d4 cxd4 3. c3 dxc3 4. Nxc3 Nc6 5. Nf3 e6 6. Bc4 a6 7. O-O Bc5 8.
Re1 b5 9. Bb3 Nf6 10. e5 Ng4 11. Ne4 Bb4 12. Nfg5 Ncxe5 13. h3 Nf6 14. Qd4 Bxe1
15. Nd6+ Kf8 16. Qxe5 Qc7 17. Ngxf7 Bb4 18. Bh6 Bxd6 19. Qxf6 Ke8 20. Qxg7 Rf8
21. Ng5 Qc5 22. Ne4 Qe5 23. Re1 Bb7 24. Bxe6 dxe6 25. Qxb7 Rb8 26. Nxd6+ Qxd6
27. Rxe6+ Qxe6 28. Qxb8+ Kd7 29. Qxf8 1-0
|Jan-01-11|| ||WhiteRook48: happy birthday... to the man who lost the immortal game|
|Aug-31-11|| ||Poulsen: <thegoodanarchist><Overestimation of the importance of the North Africa campaign is an artifact of the bias of western historians, IMHO>|
I absolutely agree - and I say that as a "westerner":-). WW2 i Europe was largely fought on the Eastern Front. Here operations was conducted on such a scale, that would almost make D-day and the Northafrican campaign look like a walk in the park.
That people like <Tacticstudent> - and perhaps others with him - thinks, that german/italian forces in Northafrika <were completely dizimated by the American army> - ignoring the decisive role of the british 8th Army - is really amazing.
|Aug-31-11|| ||perfidious: <Poulsen> I agree-without the contributions of the British, American forces could hardly have carried the day in the North African theatre, and to assert otherwise betrays either a lack of knowledge or excessive chauvinism.|
The Soviet Army would have had a harder time of it on the Eastern Front without massive American aid, however; did the Stalinist propaganda machine ever acknowledge those contributions?
|Jan-01-12|| ||Penguincw: Interesting of him to be born on January 1st of 1806.|
|Jan-18-12|| ||Llawdogg: Interesting of him to be named Bagration.|
|May-31-12|| ||Cemoblanca: According to this website (http://www.chess.com/article/view/r...) he has the "longest chess player name"! Cool record! ;0)|
|Sep-15-12|| ||Karpova: <Aus achtbarer Quelle erhielten wir die folgenden Mittheilungen 黚er die letzten Stunden Kieseritzki's. Dieser grosse Schachspieler starb in der Weltstadt Paris arm und verlassen, wie er gelebt hatte, von Wenigen gekannt und von Niemanden betrauert. Als an einem kalten, regnerischen Morgen die fremden M鋘ner die Bahre hinaustrugen, da fand sich keiner von seinen Landsleuten und Freunden ein, um ihm die letzte Ehre zu erweisen, und nur ein Mann folgte dem Leichenzuge, es war dies - der Kellner vom Cafe 'de la Regence', dem bekannten Versammlungsorte der Pariser Schachspieler.>|
From page 223 of the June 1855 issue of the 'Wiener Schachzeitung'
|Sep-15-12|| ||galdur: Operation Bagration 1944
|Jan-01-13|| ||gars: <galdur>: thank you very much for reminding me of Operation Bragation. A good source about it is "Russia at War"(second volume), by Alexander Werth. I wish you and all friends in Chessgames.com a very Happy New Year.|
|Jan-01-13|| ||playground player: <Esteemed Colleagues> With all due respect to the efforts of our American forces in North Africa, following the British victory at El Alamein, the Germans were never able to regain the strategic offensive. |
But it was hardly a "sideshow." Had Rommel defeated Montgomery and gone on to take Egypt and the Suez Canal, the Russians would have been much harder pressed on their own front.
And if the German armored divisions that fought at the Battle of the Bulge had been free to fight in the East, there's no telling how that might have changed history.
This idea that Soviet victory was inevitable was probably not shared by the Russian generals who had to achieve it. Of course, under Stalin, it was a very rash Russian general who ever spoke his mind on any subject.
|Jan-01-13|| ||chesssalamander: Is this really the best picture we have of Kieseritsky? |
Funny how the Immortal Game is his most famous game, but isn't listed in his notable games. Of course, we only include wins and draws there. But, in light of the Immortal Game, we might consider changing that policy.
|Jan-01-13|| ||andrewjsacks: May have been the loser of the Immortal Game--but the winner of the Immortal Name.|
|Jan-01-13|| ||HeMateMe: Nice sketch. If only we could have had a game with Felix v. Oscar Panno.|
|Jan-01-13|| ||Phony Benoni: <chesssalamander> Notable games are restricted to being wins or losses of the player.|
|Jan-01-13|| ||waustad: <phony>Huh? There are plenty of notable games that are drawn. I suspect you meant that a person's losses are never included in the notable games.|
|Jan-02-13|| ||Phony Benoni: <waustad> You're right. My mistake.|
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