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|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.|
|Oct-10-13|| ||redwhitechess: J. Mieses game in chess column from Sunday Times Perth 1903 with game against... N.N.|
[White "Jacques Mieses"]
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Be7 6.d3 O-O 7.Nf3 Nc6 8.Ng5
h6 9.h4 Ne8 10.Nd5 Nf6 11.Qg6 ♗lack resign for 11... fxg6 12.♘xe7+ ♔h8 13.♘xg6#
|Nov-02-13|| ||Karpova: Leipzig, End of June 1924, Chess Club "Augustea" tournament:|
1-2. Mieses 4.5
1-2. Teichmann 4.5
3. F Woog 2.5
4. M Blümich 2.0
5. Dr. W Müller 1.0
6. Dr. O Goertz 0.5
Mieses and Teichmann drew each other and won all their remaining games.
From page 211 of the August 1924 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'
|Dec-22-13|| ||Karpova: Mieses toured Yugoslavia in 1923 and played two serious games with tournament time controls against Vidmar in Ljubljana on|
June 9: Mieses vs Vidmar, 1923
June 10: Vidmar vs Mieses, 1923
Furthermore, he beat Vladimir Vukovic in a serious game in Zagreb on June 13, 1923 (game score not given).
Source: Pages 143-145 of the July 1923 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'
|Jan-10-14|| ||Karpova: Jacques Mieses suffered a grave accident in Kemeri in 1937. One of his feet was affected, Mieses calls it an <außerordentlich schwerer Knochenbruch - eigentlich eine Knochenzerschmetterung> (exceptionally grave bone fracture - in fact a bone smashing). Yet, not only did the foot not need to be ablated, the physician predicted a complete or near complete healing. The injury had caused rumours that Mieses had died, but he could prove otherwise and had already returned to Leipzig.|
Source: Page 316 of the October 1937 'Wiener Schach-Zeitung'
|Apr-12-14|| ||Karpova: Regarding the blindfold match against Schlechter:
The match took place in Stuttgart, Germany. Mieses won the 1st and the 3rd game, with the 2nd game ending drawn. In the first game, Schlechter is said to have had an excellent (<treffliche>) position, but blundered into an <ABC-Matt>.
Source: 'Wiener Schachzeitung', February 1909, p. 55
|Jun-13-14|| ||TheFocus: His favorite candy?
Of course it is Reese's Pieces.
|Feb-27-15|| ||offramp: Great Britain's first grandmaster, along with Anthony Miles and Keith Bevan Richardson.|
|Apr-12-15|| ||wwall: "Mieses learned to select his meals with the fastidiousness of a gourmet, and could be relied on to find the best restaurant in any European city. On his travels he carried a special blend of English tea. He drank a pint or more of beer every day but never smoked." |
from Mieses obituary, New York Times, Feb 25, 1954
|Apr-14-15|| ||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.>
|May-10-15|| ||TheFocus: <Youth has triumphed> - (upon defeating 86-year-old Dirk van Foreest) - 84-year-old Jacques Mieses.|
|May-17-15|| ||MissScarlett: <offramp: Great Britain's first grandmaster, along with Anthony Miles and Keith Bevan Richardson.>|
How about Comins Mansfield?
|Jun-10-15|| ||mulde: I'm in doubt if it wasn't Dick van Foreest but Arnold van Foreest (1863-1956) in this famous anecdote. It seem to be happened in Stockholm 1948, and both competitors were able to play on an outstanding level.|
|Aug-12-15|| ||zanzibar: San Sebastian (1911) (kibitz #5)|
For a historical note about his role in San Sebastian (1911).
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