|Jul-05-06|| ||Whitehat1963: I wonder if Mayet ever played Eichborn, another of Anderssen's frequent opponents.|
|Aug-11-08|| ||Eastfrisian: He died in Stettin, now Szczecin.|
|Aug-11-08|| ||ravel5184: <Wolfmaster> Huh?|
|Aug-11-08|| ||wolfmaster: I am the first user whose avatar depicts french fries to post on this page. Therefore, first!|
|Aug-11-08|| ||ravel5184: Well, I am the first person to have the handle "ravel5184" to post on this SITE! How's that?|
|Apr-26-09|| ||myschkin: . . .
Wilhelm Hanstein was his cousin.
|Aug-11-09|| ||BIDMONFA: Karl Mayet|
|Aug-11-09|| ||whiteshark: <Player of the Day>|
(Wiki asked if I've meant K Mayer) :D
|Aug-11-09|| ||Phony Benoni: Just out of curiosity (since I hardly expect to use it in conversation), how is his last name pronounced? It looks more French than German.|
|Aug-11-09|| ||whiteshark: <PB> It looks French and I you spell it French.
Todays distribution of Mayet in Germany: http://www.verwandt.de/karten/absol...|
Historically he could be a descendant of
- fled French huguenots or
- French soldier who served during the Napoleonic occcupation
- other migration
|Aug-11-09|| ||Knight13: Whoever wrote the biography needs to dim it down with all those "lost a match to" stuff, seriously.|
|Aug-11-09|| ||returnoftheking: what should they say..
he didn't win ? :)
|Aug-11-09|| ||WhiteRook48: he keeps losing matches|
|Aug-11-09|| ||Knight13: <returnoftheking: what should they say..
he didn't win ? :)> Just not mention them.|
|Aug-16-09|| ||returnoftheking: Te laat, te laat! zei Winnetou,
Het zaad is al naar binnen toe!
|Aug-11-11|| ||YoungEd: Mayet, please the court!|
|Aug-11-12|| ||brankat: R.I.P. master Mayet.|
|Aug-11-14|| ||Penguincw: R.I.P. Karl Mayet.|
|Nov-12-14|| ||alshatranji: <Whoever wrote the biography needs to dim it down with all those "lost a match to" stuff>|
Good point, especially if they end it by saying that "had a distinguished career in chess".
|Nov-12-14|| ||Karpova: The bio looks fine and mostly needs only minor modifications like proper sourcing. I can't agree with the criticism voiced here, since it misses the point. The bio tries to give an overview over Mayet's complete chess career. SeeRod Edwards' page on Mayet: http://www.edochess.ca/players/p55..... For sure, Mayet lost most of those matches, but Anderssen and also Neumann for example belonged to the strongest players in the world back then. It is comparable to playing a match against a top ten player today - an honour in itself already. Despite the strong opposition, Mayet still did score some points.|
|Jan-09-15|| ||Avun Jahei: I love the style of his games, allways looking for the sacrifice. Thats pure romantic chess, so to speak. Of course that didn't work against the elite, even in his times. But players inferior to imself he must have crushed as nutshells.|
Is a great player the same as a successful player? Mayet obviously didn't care that much for the outcome of the game. He wanted to know it. You know, he didn't play for money. And there were no Elo numbers.