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Theodor von Scheve
Number of games in database: 125
Years covered: 1879 to 1907
Overall record: +39 -67 =18 (38.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      1 exhibition game, odds game, etc. is excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (19) 
    D02 D00 D05 D04
 Ruy Lopez (8) 
    C77 C60 C78 C61 C80
 King's Gambit Accepted (6) 
    C39 C33
 Queen's Gambit Declined (5) 
    D37 D30 D35
 King's Gambit Declined (4) 
    C31 C30
 Giuoco Piano (4) 
    C53 C50
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (15) 
    C01 C13 C14 C00 C03
 Ruy Lopez (13) 
    C77 C67 C74 C78 C84
 Vienna Opening (8) 
    C25 C29 C26
 King's Gambit Accepted (6) 
    C39 C35
 French (4) 
    C13 C00
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Paulsen vs Von Scheve, 1887 0-1
   Von Scheve vs Spielmann, 1907 1-0
   Von Scheve vs Chigorin, 1902 1-0
   Tarrasch vs Von Scheve, 1890 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Monte Carlo (1901)
   Monte Carlo (1904)
   9th DSB Kongress, Leipzig (1894)
   Monte Carlo (1902)

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THEODOR VON SCHEVE
(born Jun-11-1851, died Apr-19-1922, 70 years old) Germany

[what is this?]
Theodor also played consultation chess on the teams of B Lasker / Von Scheve / Trobach, Boelke / Naumann / Von Scheve & Tarrasch / Von Bardeleben / Von Scheve / Schotlaender.

Wikipedia article: Theodor von Scheve


 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 125  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Tarrasch vs Von Scheve 1-019 1879 BreslauB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
2. Von Scheve vs Tarrasch 0-115 1880 BreslauC31 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
3. Von Scheve vs Tarrasch  0-130 1880 BresslauC30 King's Gambit Declined
4. Tarrasch vs Von Scheve 1-034 1883 NurnbergC01 French, Exchange
5. Steinitz vs Von Scheve  1-041 1886 New YorkC35 King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham
6. Burn vs Von Scheve  1-050 1887 Frankfurt (Germany)D05 Queen's Pawn Game
7. Von Scheve vs J Noa  1-020 1887 DSB-05.KongressB06 Robatsch
8. Von Scheve vs Blackburne  0-124 1887 DSB-05.Kongress Frankfurt ;HCL 21D00 Queen's Pawn Game
9. Paulsen vs Von Scheve 0-141 1887 07.23 R09 GER FrankfC02 French, Advance
10. Max Weiss vs Von Scheve  1-038 1887 DSB-05.KongressC77 Ruy Lopez
11. Von Scheve vs Mackenzie  0-132 1887 DSB-5 FrankfurtC31 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
12. Von Scheve vs J N Berger  ½-½24 1887 DSB-05.KongressC50 Giuoco Piano
13. Von Scheve vs Tarrasch  0-155 1887 DSB-05.KongressD04 Queen's Pawn Game
14. Von Bardeleben vs Von Scheve  1-032 1887 DSB-05.KongressC01 French, Exchange
15. Von Gottschall vs Von Scheve 1-049 1887 DSB-05.KongressC25 Vienna
16. Von Scheve vs Englisch  0-141 1887 DSB-5 FrankfurtC33 King's Gambit Accepted
17. Mieses vs Von Scheve 0-132 1887 BerlinC26 Vienna
18. Schiffers vs Von Scheve  1-031 1887 DSB-05.KongressC55 Two Knights Defense
19. Von Scheve vs Taubenhaus  0-133 1887 05 Kongress DSBC47 Four Knights
20. Gunsberg vs Von Scheve  0-137 1887 05.DSB-KongressC25 Vienna
21. E Schallopp vs Von Scheve  ½-½72 1887 DSB-05.KongressC01 French, Exchange
22. Von Scheve vs Metger  1-061 1887 DSB-05.KongressC14 French, Classical
23. Von Scheve vs A Fritz  1-021 1887 DSB-05.KongressC47 Four Knights
24. Alapin vs Von Scheve  ½-½22 1887 DSB-05.KongressC01 French, Exchange
25. Tarrasch vs Von Scheve 1-022 1887 BerlinC47 Four Knights
 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 125  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-11-07  SBC: Does anyone know anything about this guy?
Feb-11-07  vonKrolock: Well, there's a brief entry in German in the wikipedia, with just following: <"Theodor von Scheve (* 11. Juni 1851 in Cosel; † 19. April 1922 in Patschkau) war ein deutscher Schachmeister.

Von Scheve, der recht spät zum Schach fand und "der Schachwelt das vielleicht einzig dastehende Schauspiel gegeben, wie sich ein guter Spieler noch im reifen Mannesalter zum wirklichen Meister entwickelt" (Tarrasch), nahm in den Jahren 1887 bis 1911 mit ausgezeichneten Erfolgen an vielen internationalen Turnieren teil. Unter anderem wurde er Vierter in Leipzig 1888 und Dritter in Monte Carlo 1901.

Seine beste historische Elo-Zahl betrug 2669. Diese erreichte er im Januar 1902.

Von Scheve veröffentlichte einen beachtlichen Essay schach-philosophischer Gedanken: Der Geist des Schachspiels, Berlin 1919."> He took part in Leipzig, 1894 (were young Carl Schlechter appeared for the first time in the internatinal arena): in my writings I see: <von Scheve, suffering from insomnia, withdrew from the Tournament after the half> So, if I'm recalling right, his results counted (Schlechter won their Game on forfeit)

Feb-11-07  sneaky pete: Elsewhere Cosel is given as Kosel, a village in Schleswig-Holstein (Sleswick-Holsatia). Patschkau is now Paczków in Poland. Army officer by profession, living (or stationed) in Breslau (where he co-founded the Schachverein Breslau Anderssen and of course met Dr Tarrasch) and later in Berlin. Proof of his strength are matches he drew in Berlin in 1891 against Walbrodt (+4 -4 =2) and Von Bardeleben (+4 -4 =4).
Feb-11-07  SBC: <vonKrolock> and <sneaky pete>

Thank you both very much for taking your time and trouble to retrieve that information. It's a great help.

-Sarah

Feb-15-07  vonKrolock: <SBC> You're welcome! Of course, <sneaky pete>'s message is much more consistent, original and informative...
Jun-07-09  myschkin: . . .

Von Scheve, der recht spät zum Schach fand, hat nach Siegbert Tarrasch s Einschätzung „der Schachwelt das vielleicht einzig dastehende Schauspiel gegeben, wie sich ein guter Spieler noch im reifen Mannesalter zum wirklichen Meister entwickelt“. Er nahm in den Jahren 1887 bis 1911 mit bemerkenswerten Erfolgen an vielen internationalen Turnieren teil. Unter anderem wurde er Vierter in Leipzig 1888 und Dritter in Monte Carlo 1901.

Bio (in English): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theodo...

Jun-07-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  Calli: <Mischkin> sehr populär bio hier, zweimal in nur sechs Anmerkungen :-)
Jun-07-09  myschkin: . . .

Woups², Kro must have entered my ignore somehow (cheap subterfuge) ... <Calli> from now on you're a birate!

Congrats Captain

Schwamm drüber, mein Monokel muss wohl mal zum User: Autoreparaturwerkbau;)

Sep-23-11  zydeco: Here's some information on von Scheve, all from Google Books.

He was a major in the Prussian arms (seems to have been in the artillery) stationed for a time with the Emperor of China, who decorated him personally.

- George Greville More, More Society Recollections

"Von Scheve is considered one of the most studious masters in Germany. He is not thought to be very strong, but if once he gets a theoretical advantage in a game he is apt to win against the strongest antagonist."

- Checkmate Magazine, Vol 1

Steinitz says that von Scheve "is regarded as a player who has learned much [he seems to have started playing seriously when he was fairly old] and plays correctly according to the principles of the modern school."

- International Chess Magazine, Vol 7

Dec-29-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Karpova: His son, also named Theodor von Scheve, has been at the front as a Lieutenant since the beginning of the war. In November, he was awarded the <Eiserne Kreuz 2. Klasse> and wounded in March. He returned from the front on June 6.

His other son, Götz von Scheve, has also been at the front since the beginning of the war. He was awarded the <Eiserne Kreuz 2. Klasse> in November and lately with the <Eiserne Kreuz 1. Klasse> and the <Ritterkreuz des Sachsen-Ernestinischen Hausordens>.

Their father and the famous Chessmaster, Theodor von Scheve himself also had the <Eiserne Kreuz> since the battles of 1870. His father got the same medal in 1841.

Source: Page 108 of the May-June 1915 'Wiener Schachzeitung'

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