|Oct-17-02|| ||Honza Cervenka: Gustav Neumann was very strong player. He lived in Berlin where he was a frequent opponent of Adolf Anderssen. But he proved his strenght not only playing with famous A.A. but also in Dundee 1867 (1st place), in Paris 1967 (4th place after Kolisch, Winawer and Steinitz) and in Baden-Baden 1870 (3rd place together with Blackburne, after Anderssen and Steinitz).|
See Paris 1867 http://www.schach-datenbank.de/1850...
Dundee 1867 http://www.schach-datenbank.de/1850...
Badan-Baden 1970 http://web.inter.nl.net/hcc/rekius/...
(There are many games missing in the database.)
|Oct-17-02|| ||chessgames.com: Honza, thank you for your links, and for sharing your broad historical chess knowledge. We have now imported the PGN games from those pages, which gave us 40 more games by Gustav Neumann and many more that we were missing, including some from the famous Baden-Baden tournament of 1870.|
Also, re: your comment at the Kibitzer Cafe, we reattributed the game in 1899 to the generic "Neumann" since apparently it cannot be Gustav.
Thank you for your help, and enjoy the new games.
|Oct-17-02|| ||Sneaky: I never knew Jesse James played chess! =) |
|Oct-18-02|| ||Honza Cervenka: I am glad that I can help to complete the database.:-) I've found out that http://www.schach-datenbank.de is an excellent source of games played in important tournaments and matches during 19th century. Of course, many of these games are already in the database but many events are missed partially or even completely. With regard to G. Neumann you can find there games from his matches |
with Paulsen (Berlin 1864)
with Golmayo Zupide (all three matches played in Paris 1867)
again with Rosenthal (two matches played in Paris 1869)
|Oct-19-02|| ||Sneaky: Wow that really is a good site, Honza. I never checked it out because I always thought it was written in German. |
|Oct-19-02|| ||Danilomagalhaes: How could you know these links? |
|Oct-19-02|| ||Danilomagalhaes: Wow! I can see that Neuman liked to use Evans Gambit, he played it 52 times!! I don´t like this opening, it has a good strategy, because you gain a time, but I don´t know if it´s a good idea... |
|May-24-04|| ||Hanada: <chessgames.com>
Have you ever seen the Pitt Chess Archive? They have an FTP server set up and have an immense number of PGN games ordered by player, opening, event, collection, and demo.
Here is the main link:
Just click on the PGN button to get to the pgn files.
|Feb-06-05|| ||azaris: Gustav Richard Neumann beat Adolf Anderssen 34 to 27, with 8 draws. Out of their Evans games, AA managed +1. Interestingly Neumann was strong on both sides of the Evans. |
|Jun-19-05|| ||Ron: Does anyone know if there is a book about this excellent player? If not, I think that his life and games would be an excellent subject for a chess book.|
|Aug-13-06|| ||WTHarvey: Here are some crucial positions from Neumann's games: http://www.wtharvey.com/neum.html|
|Oct-04-07|| ||pawnofdoom: The only player to have ever beaten Beer!|
|Aug-10-08|| ||myschkin: . . .
about Baden-Baden 1870 (in German):
|Dec-15-08|| ||brankat: A very strong player indeed. G.R.Neumann had wins against the likes of A.Anderssen, L.Paulsen, S.Winawer, Mieses, J.Zuckertort.|
Baden-Baden 1970 can be viewed as the first "Super-Tournament" ever, so the third prize was quite a success. Justifiably amongst the strongest masters of the 1860s.
R.I.P. master Neumann.
|Mar-07-09|| ||WhiteRook48: he also had a win against Lasker.|
|Jun-06-09|| ||myschkin: . . .
Im Jahr 1869 entschloss er sich nach Paris überzusiedeln, um dort sein Studium zu beenden. Doch dazu sollte es nicht mehr kommen. Neumann erlitt im Dezember 1869 einen Nervenzusammenbruch und wurde in eine Pariser Nervenheilanstalt eingewiesen. Im März 1870 gelingt ihm, dank der Hilfe von Freunden, die Rückkehr nach Deutschland, doch blieb die Nervenerkrankung bestehen, und bis zum Ende seines Lebens standen ihm noch viele Schmerzen und Klinikaufenthalte bevor. Er nahm aber weiterhin, soweit ihm seine Krankheit dies erlaubte, an Schachturnieren teil: 1870 wurde er in Baden-Baden Dritter (er besiegte Adolf Anderssen 2-0). Sein letztes Turnier spielte er 1872 in Altona, wo er den zweiten Preis errang. Die Krankheit wurde nun übermächtig, und er musste das Schachspielen aufgeben. Er starb, nur 42-jährig, 1881 in Allenberg.
Bio (in English): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustav...
|Feb-02-10|| ||cgs: He played marvellous games. Sorry that he didn't play against Morphy.|
|Jun-03-11|| ||Swapmeet: His wikipedia article claims he had the first perfect tournament score at Berlin 1865 with a whopping +34 -0 =0! Seems a tad too good to be true, anyone know anything about this?|
|Dec-07-11|| ||markwell: Gustav Neumann was born in the Prussian Province of Silesia. Accordingly, he was not born in Poland. There was no Poland at the time. He was not Polish, he was German. Gleiwitz was not Polish, it was German. Yet more nauseating historical revisionism on this website. One is entitled to one's opionion, not one's own facts.|
|Jul-04-12|| ||e4 resigns: Looks kinda like Chuck Norris...|
|May-02-14|| ||RedShield: More like Orson Welles.|
|May-02-14|| ||offramp: Yes! Always!|
|Sep-03-14|| ||MissScarlett: This dude went 34-0 in a tournament. Allegedly.|