Number of games in database: 52
Years covered: 1845 to 1876
Overall record: +18 -30 =4 (38.5%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.
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|C53|| ||Giuoco Piano (10 games)||C33|| ||King's Gambit Accepted (4 games)||C44|| ||King's Pawn Game (4 games)||C42|| ||Petrov Defense (3 games)||B20|| ||Sicilian (3 games)||C55|| ||Two Knights Defense (3 games)||C34|| ||King's Gambit Accepted (2 games)||C01|| ||French, Exchange (2 games)||C39|| ||King's Gambit Accepted (2 games)||C77|| ||Ruy Lopez (2 games)|
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|Feb-10-07|| ||wolfmaster: I think Shumov was the first serious Russian chess player.|
|Dec-25-07|| ||Karpova: Shumov's match record:
Carl Friedrich Von Jaenisch
Ignatz Von Kolisch
|Aug-25-08|| ||myschkin: . . .
He was a Russian chess master and composer.
In 1867, Ilya Shumov published the first book in the world about chess compositions. It was published in St. Petersburg.
"... After the death of Alexander Petrov [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexan... ] in 1867,
Ilya Shumov was considered as the best chess player of Russia. ..."
|Jul-15-10|| ||GrahamClayton: Shumov received an invitation to compete in the 1851 London international tournament, but could not arrive in time to participate.|
|Jun-28-12|| ||LoveThatJoker: Ilya Shumov, today you are remembered!
|Oct-09-13|| ||Karpova: <Russia - We omitted in our last, for want of space, to record with much regret the death of his Excellence M. Schumoff which, as we are informed by the 'Strategie', took place at Sebastopol, whither he had gone last summer on account of ill health. M. Schumoff was born in 1819 of a noble family, and passed the earlier years of his life as an officer in the Russian navy. In 1847 he obtained an appointment at the Ministry of Marine, and afterwards held other Government offices. In 1881 he retired with the rank of Privy Councillor, which gave him the title of Excellency. M. Schumoff was one of the few Chess-players who have succeeded in combining excellence in play with proficiency in problem composition, and he also shone as an editor, having for some years conducted with much ability a chess column in a weekly Russian illustrated newspaper. In 1867 he published a collection of letter problems, of which the 'Chess Player' Chronicle' has lately been giving specimens, and up to 1874 he contributed problems to the 'Strategie' and other periodicals, but latterly he devoted himself more to practice over the board, and since the deaths of Messrs. Petroff and Jaenisch, whose intimate friend he was, he has always been considered the champion of Russian Chess. In private life he was loved for his amiable manners, his cheerfullness, and his 'jeux d'esprit'. He was fond of showing his games and conditional problems, of which last he used to give the solution in Russian verse, and was about to issue a collection of his problems when death overtook him.>|
From page 16 of the January 1882 'British Chess Magazine'
|Dec-15-17|| ||zanzibar: A portrait of his is available on p13 of Bojo's(?) bio of Chigorin:|
|Dec-15-17|| ||zanzibar: Grikov bio.|
|Dec-15-17|| ||zanzibar: Actually, Wiki has a perfectly acceptable portrait (actually the same), which <CG> should just copy over.|
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