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|Nov-24-07|| ||whiteshark: The word <Patzer> is a favourite in most International events. |
The story goes that the German Grandmaster <Jacques Mieses> was giving a simultaneous exhibition in England at the turn of the century. One of his opponents had a lone king left on the board against Mieses' King, Queen, Rook and Bishop plus two pawns. The Englishman knew that the word 'Patt' meant Stalemate in German. When Mieses arrived at the board, his opponent politely informed <Patt, Sir>. As this was far from the case, Mieses replied, "<Patzer> yourself. It's mate next move."
by Koltanowski (1978), Chessnicdotes, p10.
|Feb-27-08|| ||brankat: A fine master, Mr.Mieses! He battled it out with the best of his time for more than a half of a century.|
Happy Birthday, Sir!
|May-15-08|| ||wrap99: In 1945, he managed to draw Euwe, not so many years after Euwe had been world champ. Mieses was 80...|
By then he was probably the last living master who had faced Steinitz. He lived from the time of Morphy until the time of Botvinnik.
|Jul-09-08|| ||whiteshark: Quote of the Day
< To be capable of conducting an endgame to the distant goal with clarity, firmness, and complete familiarity with all its tricks and traps is the sign of the first-class Master. >
|Dec-19-08|| ||whiteshark: chessgames.com pool of chessquotes has grown...|
|Feb-27-09|| ||brankat: R.I.P. master Mieses.|
|Mar-16-09|| ||whiteshark: <It is a very well-known matter of experience that losing a pawn in the opening by a mistake is often the involuntary equivalent of playing a quite promising gambit.>|
-- Jacques Mieses
|Mar-16-09|| ||kellmano: <whiteshark: <It is a very well-known matter of experience that losing a pawn in the opening by a mistake is often the involuntary equivalent of playing a quite promising gambit.>
-- Jacques Mieses
Ha ha. This is definitely true at my level. A pawn advantage is not worth an open file because a pawn advantage requires the game lasting to the endgame, an open file can give a quick mate.
|Jun-17-09|| ||Fanacas: I always thought it strange that there arent that many mieses variations in the vienna, scandinavian, and center game, even tought mieses played them many times and did musch wich iit theories.|
|Feb-05-10|| ||Petrosianic: <Last but not the least>|
One you left out is that the "short match" that he won against Schlechter in 1909 was actually a blindfold match.
|Feb-27-10|| ||capanegra: Happy birthday Master Mieses.
As tribute, I cite the end of a text about some Mieses recollections written by Heinrich Fraenkel, and extracted from Terence Tiller's book "Chess Treasury of the air".
<… There's just room for a short game, but I am not going to cite any of the innumerable brilliancy-prize games; they can be found in a good many anthologies. The last prize, incidentally, he got at the 1945 Hastings Memorial Tournament, fifty years after the famous first Hastings Tournament where also Mieses was among the competitors. When he got his last brilliancy award at the turn of 1945-1946 (M Christoffel vs Mieses, 1945) he was getting on for eighty-one, and at just about the same period he played the game I am going to show. It was played at St. Bride's in one of the ordinary London League matches for which Mieses turned out from time to time; and courteous as ever he insisted on leaving the top board to the club champion. He played second board, and luckily - there must have been more absentees than usual – I got as high up as third board, thereby sitting next to my old friend and enjoying his game rather more than my own pedestrian effort. I'll never forget the old boy's poker face when he tricked his opponent into that neat little trap. But let's see. Mieses is Black.
<1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.g3 Nf6 4.Bg2 Bb5 5.e3 d6 6.Nge2 Bg4 7.Qb3 Rb8! (a very shrewd move, for it was here that Mieses worked out the pretty mate he was to administer eight moves later) 8.Nd5 Bc5 9.Nxf6+ Qxf6!! (I watched the man on the other side, no mean player he! But it was quite evident that he thought the old man had made a bloomer pardonable for one his age; anyway he grabbed that knight with alacrity, whereas Mieses seemed quite unruffled by the loss of his two rooks); 10.Bxc6+?? bxc6 11.Qxb8+ Kd7 12.Qxh8 Qf3!! (Mieses made this move without a second's hesitation, and now while excited players from both sides began to crowd round the board, the man on the other side began to see what he had let himself in for. He had quite a think, but the next moves were forced anyway); 13.Kd1 Qxe2+ 14.Kc2 Qxc4+ 15.Kb1 Qd3#>. Not so bad for an octogenarian!>
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|Feb-27-10|| ||laskereshevsky: ThePlayer's page picture was got at the Kerkau, the Berlin's famous chess-caffé during the Mieses-Rubinstein 1909' match|
The Player's legs "cutted" in the picture are that of Akiba himself
|Feb-27-10|| ||laskereshevsky: To make clear, the picture was shooted during the first game won by Mieses by white, Just after the move 15.f3...|
|May-11-10|| ||TheFocus: From Winter’s Chess Notes #6575: Two new Schlechter games were recently discovered by author John Hilbert from Schlechter’s column in Allgemeine Sport-Zeitung. Both games are annotated by Schlechter; the annotations appear in Chess Notes.|
This game appeared in ASZ, December 13, 1896, page 1391. This game is from Vienna 1896. No other Schlechter games are known from this event.
Schlechter – Mieses, J.
King’s Gambit Declined
1.e4 e5 2.f4 Bc5 3.Nf3 d6 4.Nc3 Nc6 5.Bb5 Nf6 6.d3 Ng4 7.Qe2 Bf2+ 8.Kd1 Bb6 9.Rf1 exf4 10.Bxf4 O-O 11.Bxc6 bxc6 12.h3 Nf6 13.Bg5 Ba5 14.Nd4 Bxc3 15.Bxf6 gxf6 16.bxc3 c5 17.Nf5 Bxf5 18.Rxf5 Kh8 19.Qf3 Rg8 20.g4 Rg6 21.Rb1 Qe7 22.c4 Qd8 23.Ke2 Rb8 24.Rb3 a5 25.h4 a4 26.Rxb8 Qxb8 27.h5 Rg8 28.Rxf6 Qb2 29.Rxf7 Qxc2+ 30.Kf1 Qb1+ 31.Kg2 Qxa2+ 32.Kh3 Qa1 33.Re7 1-0.
|Jun-23-10|| ||GrahamClayton: Mieses must be one of the strongest octogenerians in chess history. At the age of 84 in 1949, he gave multiple simultaneous exhibitions in the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Belgium from early February to mid-March.|
|Dec-29-10|| ||Achilles87: I stumbled across his Miese's Achilles Heel, Maroczy, not pretty reading that head to head.|
|Feb-04-11|| ||Penguincw: < "To be capable of conducting an endgame to the distant goal with clarity, firmness, and complete familiarity with all its tricks and traps is the sign of the first-class Master." > That's a long quote by Mieses.|
|Feb-27-11|| ||wordfunph: GM Jacques Mieses emigrated to England in 1938 with only fifteen Marks in his wallet, finally obtaining a British citizenship at end of the 1940's.|
rest in peace, Sir Mieses..
|Aug-16-11|| ||bengalcat47: Phony Benoni "One who was not a fan was Mr. Jinks."
Very good Benoni! I am a big fan of many vintage cartoons, including the Hanna-Barbera toons, and other classics such as Woody Woodpecker (ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!) and Mr. Magoo. Mr. Jinks was one of my favorite HB characters. When Mieses died in 1954 he missed out on seeing Pixie & Dixie with Mr. Jinks by about 4 years. These characters were introduced in 1958 as part of the Huckleberry Hound Show.
|Sep-22-11|| ||Albertan: Youth has triumphed. - (upon defeating 86-year-old Dirk van Foreest) - 84-year-old Jacques Mieses|
|Feb-27-12|| ||brankat: Happy Birthday GM Mieses.|
|Feb-27-12|| ||Penguincw: R.I.P. Mieses.|
|Jul-15-12|| ||Karpova: Mieses faced Leonhardt in a match in April 1905 at the St Georges Club in London and won +5 =1 -1.|
Page 46 of the 1907 '(Neue) Wiener Schachnachrichten'
|Oct-28-12|| ||Karpova: C.N. 3108 cited in Winter's feature article <Chess Jottings>:|
<Users of the FatBase 2000 CD will be awe-struck by some of the defeats sustained by Jacques Mieses during his long career. At the age of minus three he lost a game to Adolf Anderssen (in Breslau, 1862) and did no better against him in 1867, by which time he had matured into a two-year-old. Nor did the passing of time improve Mieses’ fortunes. In 1958 he lost a game to Mikhail Tal in the Soviet Union, and in 1964 Forgács beat him in Ostend. At the age of 128 Mieses was defeated by Carl Schlechter in the Prague, 1993 tournament. That was certainly an opportunity for him to recall a remark he had made 90 years previously: ‘It is bad enough to get run over, but to get run over by a corpse is horrible.’>
Note: Gunsberg tells the story of Mieses making that remark about the corpse after losing to Gunsberg in round 13 of Vienna 1903. Mieses was alluding to Gunsberg's score up to that game of +0 -10 =2 (final score: +1 -15 =2). See C. N. 3089 (Link: http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/...)
|Feb-28-13|| ||waustad: He and Yifan Huo are by far more notable. Who knows their criteria.|
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