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Jacques Mieses
J Mieses 
Number of games in database: 792
Years covered: 1885 to 1949

Overall record: +264 -312 =203 (46.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 13 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Vienna Opening (137) 
    C26 C25 C28 C27 C29
 French Defense (44) 
    C01 C00 C13 C12 C10
 Center Game (44) 
    C21 C22
 Scotch Game (36) 
 Sicilian (34) 
    B24 B23 B20 B34 B73
 Caro-Kann (20) 
    B15 B12 B10 B13 B18
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (60) 
    B40 B45 B23 B20 B32
 Scandinavian (52) 
 Queen's Pawn Game (39) 
    D02 D00 A46 D05 A41
 Ruy Lopez (24) 
    C71 C60 C77 C79 C69
 Sicilian Taimanov (18) 
 Dutch Defense (16) 
    A81 A84 A85 A90
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   J Mieses vs J W Ohquist, 1895 1-0
   J Mieses vs NN, 1900 1-0
   J Mieses vs Marshall, 1903 1-0
   Schlechter vs J Mieses, 1909 0-1
   J Mieses vs Janowski, 1900 1-0
   Reggio vs J Mieses, 1903 0-1
   J Mieses vs Albin, 1903 1-0
   Rubinstein vs J Mieses, 1918 0-1
   J Perlis vs J Mieses, 1907 0-1
   J Mieses vs Chigorin, 1906 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   1st Trebitsch Memorial (1907)
   Janowski - Mieses (1895)
   Breslau (1889)
   Stockholm (1906)
   13th DSB Kongress (Hanover) (1902)
   16th DSB Kongress, Duesseldorf (1908)
   Vienna (1903)
   Monte Carlo (1901)
   Monte Carlo (1903)
   Paris (1900)
   9th DSB Kongress, Leipzig (1894)
   Vienna (1908)
   St. Petersburg (1909)
   Monte Carlo (1902)
   Karlsbad (1907)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Mieses & Kashdan best games by Gottschalk
   Monte Carlo 1903 by suenteus po 147
   Paris 1900 by suenteus po 147
   Paris 1900 by JoseTigranTalFischer

   Rubinstein vs Capablanca, 1911
   Rubinstein vs Spielmann, 1912
   Spielmann vs Rubinstein, 1912
   Spielmann vs Rubinstein, 1911
   Rubinstein vs Marshall, 1912

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(born Feb-27-1865, died Feb-23-1954, 88 years old) Germany (federation/nationality United Kingdom)

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Jacques Mieses was born in Leipzig. He won the chess championship of Berlin at the age of 17, and in 1888 he placed joint second at Leipzig and third at Nuremberg.

In 1889 he came third at Breslau (1889). He was, however, rather eclipsed by two great emerging talents - Emanuel Lasker and Siegbert Tarrasch. Mieses was crushed by Lasker in a match - Lasker - Mieses (1889/90) in Leipzig (December 1889 to January 1890). He also performed poorly at 8th DSB Kongress (1893) coming only 7th out of 9 against a field which was relatively weak compared to previous DSB congresses.

1894-95 was a busy period for Mieses. He drew a match with Karl August Walbrodt. (+5, =3,-5) in Berlin (May-June 1894). Mieses then played in the extremely strong 9th DSB Kongress, Leipzig (1894) (3rd-14th September, 1894) coming 10th out of 18. He had then toured Russia giving simultaneous displays, before travelling to Paris to play a match with David Janowski (8th January to 4th February 1895).

Mieses then crossed the English Channel to play a short match against Richard Teichmann in London (16th - 21st February 1895) which he lost by +1 =1 -4. A month later he played this match, Mieses next professional engagement would be which was his first tournament outside his own country came at the famous Hastings event of 1895. Although he finished only twentieth (in a field of 22 players), he soon adapted to this level of play and in 1907 he took first prize at the Vienna tournament scoring ten points from thirteen games.

In 1909, Mieses played a short blindfold match with Carl Schlechter, winning it with two wins and one draw. The very next year Schlechter played Emanuel Lasker for the World Championship and drew the match 5-5.

Mieses tried his hand as a tournament organizer in 1911, putting together the San Sebastian event that marked the international debut of future World Champion Jose Raul Capablanca. Mieses was defeated by one of Lasker's title challengers, Siegbert Tarrasch, in a match in 1916 (+2 -7 =4). In 1938 Mieses resettled in England and took British citizenship. He was awarded the grandmaster title in 1950.

Wikipedia article: Jacques Mieses

Last updated: 2017-06-18 12:53:30

 page 1 of 32; games 1-25 of 792  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J Mieses vs M Kann 0-1241885HamburgB12 Caro-Kann Defense
2. J Mieses vs B Richter 1-0761887FrankfurtC25 Vienna
3. J Mieses vs Von Scheve 0-1321887BerlinC26 Vienna
4. J Mieses vs A Schottlaender 1-0291888LeipzigC25 Vienna
5. J Mieses vs Von Bardeleben 0-1291888LeipzigC26 Vienna
6. J Mieses vs Von Gottschall 1-0281888NurembergC25 Vienna
7. J Mieses vs Von Scheve  1-0381888LeipzigC25 Vienna
8. J Mieses vs Tarrasch 1-0741888NurembergC25 Vienna
9. Von Gottschall vs J Mieses ½-½471888NurembergC28 Vienna Game
10. J Mieses vs Tarrasch 1-0341888Leipzig Olympiad FinC25 Vienna
11. Tarrasch vs J Mieses 1-0331888NurembergB33 Sicilian
12. J Mieses vs Lasker 0-1281889Berlin (Germany)C25 Vienna
13. J Mieses vs J Mason 1-0501889BreslauC26 Vienna
14. Gossip vs J Mieses  0-1311889BreslauC25 Vienna
15. J Mieses vs Paulsen 1-0311889BreslauB24 Sicilian, Closed
16. J Mieses vs Von Bardeleben  ½-½121889BreslauC01 French, Exchange
17. E Schallopp vs J Mieses 1-0221889BreslauC42 Petrov Defense
18. J Mieses vs A Fritz 1-0441889BreslauC25 Vienna
19. J Mieses vs J Minckwitz  1-0391889BreslauC25 Vienna
20. J Mieses vs J N Berger  ½-½471889BreslauC26 Vienna
21. J Mieses vs Tarrasch 0-1651889BreslauC01 French, Exchange
22. J Mieses vs Harmonist 1-0321889BreslauC01 French, Exchange
23. Gunsberg vs J Mieses ½-½661889BreslauC55 Two Knights Defense
24. Alapin vs J Mieses  0-1271889BreslauC60 Ruy Lopez
25. Blackburne vs J Mieses  1-0571889BreslauA04 Reti Opening
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Sep-06-15  MarkFinan: Well I don't know your strength. I'll ask Fred, he's 2200+ and he'll give a definitive answer. I can't see anyone here beating one of the greatest chess players of all time, even if he gave queen odds.
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  FSR: <Larry Kaufman has written that Kasparov could give pawn and move odds to a low grandmaster (2500 FIDE rating) and be slightly favored, and would have even chances at knight odds against a player with a FIDE rating of 2115.>

I like to think that I would beat Carlsen pretty easily at knight odds, but maybe I'm wrong. But at queen odds he would have no chance.

Sep-06-15  MarkFinan: Fair enough, I'll take your word for it. I don't think I'd beat him with Queen odds but then again I aren't your strength.
Sep-06-15  MarkFinan: You would <never> beat Magnus Carlsen with Knight odds. Never.
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  MissScarlett: < absolute drivel and utter piffle>

I forgot about complete balderdash.

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  MissScarlett: I tried a couple of times to play a test game against Rybka 4, using Position Setup to remove the opposing Queen, but the damn thing kept resigning after 4-5 moves.
Sep-07-15  wrap99: One thing: I would have never guessed that anyone could give me 5:1 time odds but I found out that many people could do so; I have literally never beaten a GM at 5:1. In fact, even masters (I was briefly an expert) do pretty well at those odds. So had Kaufman not written about material odds, I might accept that a world champ could beat a submaster at even queen odds. But it looks like not. Since we are discussing odds, while I did bad at 5:1, I think 5 mins to 30 seconds is simply too little time for even a GM against an A player -- I certainly could be a master at those odds when I was a B player.
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  TheFocus: Rest in peace, Jacques Mieses.
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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Jacques Mieses.

Birth and death dates were so close.

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  offramp: Mieses's career lasted 64 years.

Few chess players have careers as long as Mieses's.

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  TheFocus: I hope I live as long as his career lasted!
Mar-04-17  JimNorCal: MissScar: farrago of nonsense. :)
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  morfishine: <TheFocus> Please stop all this nonsense wishing "Happy Birthday" to corpses

Whats wrong with you?


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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, <morfishine>. I hope you have a good one.

Whenever it is.

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  perfidious: <morf>, it boosts that post count--one day <Jim Bartle> will be overtaken.
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  TheFocus: Why not criticize the ones posting hundreds of YouTube videos or Bible verses? I guess y'all got no problem with that, huh?


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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, <perfidious>.

I hope you get lots of presents!!

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  TheFocus: Maybe you could share your presents with <morfishine>?
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  TheFocus: If you two share a birthday, maybe we could invite everyone for cake?
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  TheFocus: If you want to increase my post count, keep running your yak-boxes.

Say something about my posting procedures, I can easily run it up. Y'all just gave me six more posts in response to yours.

You want to keep this up?

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  perfidious: <wrap99>, if you read this, at 5-2, I managed 5/11 against Tal, then the world champion at blitz (1988).

I have beaten GMs straight up and doubt there was anyone who could have laid me 5-1 odds and hoped to profitably do so.

As to the detritus of late:

'Pears to me there is one here who is much innarested in jacking it up.

Yawn. Whatever.

There is one place where that will not happen, a reason why, and one who is responsible.

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  MissScarlett: Linlithgowshire Gazette, August 6th, 1937, p.8:

<Herr Jacques Mieses, of Leipzig, the veteran German master, has recently sustained a nasty accident during the Kemeri tourney, through slipping when entering a bus. His leg was crushed by a wheel, and may have to be amputated, it is said.>

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  perfidious: Matter of fact, same as you, two who post copious amounts of YouTube videos and one who puts up endless Bible verses are invisible--just do not need to view that at every turn.

You want to call that hypocritical, by all means--just get your facts straight instead of firing from the hip.

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  perfidious: Matter of fact, same as you, two who post copious amounts of YouTube videos and one who puts up endless Bible verses are invisible--just do not need to view that at every turn.

You want to call that hypocritical, by all means--just get your facts straight instead of firing from the hip.

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  zanzibar: High resolution 1937 photograph:


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