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Eugen Johann Heinrich Schmidt
Number of games in database: 28
Years covered: 1863 to 1879

Overall record: +9 -16 =1 (36.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 2 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (6) 
    C67 C65 C61
With the Black pieces:
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(born Jul-18-1821, died Nov-30-1905, 84 years old) Estonia

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Eugen Johann Heinrich Schmidt. Evgeny (Eugen) Alexandrovich Von Schmidt?

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 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 28  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. E J H Schmidt vs Anderssen 1-0271863BreslauC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
2. Paulsen vs E J H Schmidt  0-1531864LeipzigB40 Sicilian
3. Paulsen vs E J H Schmidt  1-0341864LeipzigC45 Scotch Game
4. Paulsen vs E J H Schmidt 1-0341864LeipzigA07 King's Indian Attack
5. E J H Schmidt vs Paulsen 0-1301864LeipzigC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
6. E J H Schmidt vs Paulsen 0-1281864LeipzigA00 Uncommon Opening
7. E J H Schmidt vs Zukertort  0-1421865BreslauC33 King's Gambit Accepted
8. E J H Schmidt vs J Minckwitz  1-0261865LeipzigC01 French, Exchange
9. S Rosenthal vs E J H Schmidt 1-0291865Leipzig simC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
10. E J H Schmidt vs R Gottschall 1-0311865LeipzigD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. J Minckwitz vs E J H Schmidt  ½-½281865Leipzig simC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
12. R Gottschall vs E J H Schmidt  1-0241865LeipzigC38 King's Gambit Accepted
13. J Minckwitz vs E J H Schmidt  0-1401866Leipzig mD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
14. J Minckwitz vs E J H Schmidt  ½-½431866Leipzig mC15 French, Winawer
15. E J H Schmidt vs J Minckwitz  1-0441866Leipzig mC44 King's Pawn Game
16. E J H Schmidt vs J Minckwitz  0-1301866Leipzig mC44 King's Pawn Game
17. J Minckwitz vs E J H Schmidt  0-1371866Leipzig mC51 Evans Gambit
18. E J H Schmidt vs J Minckwitz  1-0591866Leipzig mC67 Ruy Lopez
19. J Minckwitz vs E J H Schmidt 0-1501866Leipzig mC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
20. E J H Schmidt vs J Minckwitz  0-1381866Leipzig mB40 Sicilian
21. E J H Schmidt vs Chigorin  0-1361877St. PetersburgC67 Ruy Lopez
22. Chigorin vs E J H Schmidt 1-0271879Petersburg (Match)C59 Two Knights
23. Chigorin vs E J H Schmidt 1-0291879Petersburg (Match)C33 King's Gambit Accepted
24. E J H Schmidt vs Chigorin 0-1401879Petersburg (Match)C67 Ruy Lopez
25. Chigorin vs E J H Schmidt 1-0241879Petersburg (Match)C33 King's Gambit Accepted
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Premium Chessgames Member Thanks to Honza Cervenka for shedding a little light on the mysterious "E Schmidt," presumably a strong amateur of the 19th century.

Please note that the game where he defeats Anderssen is simply attributed to "Schmidt" and it is unclear if this is the same person.

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  Honza Cervenka: The game against Anderssen was probably played by this player. Place and timing are very good evidence in favour of this conclusion despite the fact that Schmidt is pretty common surname. The question is whether he played also the game with Chigorin and who was that "Schmidt", who played all games in a file Lothar Schmid (all against Chigorin). It is quite possible that all these games were played by one and the same man, but it is not certain.
Premium Chessgames Member The pre-1900 games previously attributed to Lothar Schmid are now labelled simply Schmidt

We'll keep them separate from this player unless we learn differently.

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  Honza Cervenka:, after some searching I think that I have solved this little Schmidt puzzle. Games in this file were played by Eugen Von Schmidt with an exception of game Schmidt vs Lasker, 1901 which could be played by Louis Schmidt

Eugen Von Schmidt was the opponent of Chigorin in a match played in 1879 and so the file Schmidt contains his games too.

Premium Chessgames Member Thanks, Honza, we've adjusted the database accordingly, except for the game Schmidt vs Lasker, 1901 which was a simul (Lasker sometimes took the black pieces in simuls) so that is probably some unknown Schmidt.
Jun-09-09  myschkin: . . .

Dr. Eugen von Schmidt war Mitglied der psychologischen Gesellschaft an der Universität zu Moskau.


"Begriff und Sitz der Seele" (1887)

This is a discussion, from the basis wide knowledge of what has already been tought and written, on the problems of "The Conception and Seat of the Soul". As regards the first problem, the author's conclusion is that "neither Materialism, nor Dualism, nor Sensualism (e.g., with the capacity of feeling as general property of matter) is scientifically satisfactory, but only a monoistic Spiritualism". The more distinctive part of the essay is that which concerns the second problem. Here the author arrives at the conclusion that the seat of the soul must be somewhere in the part of the medulla oblongata by Flourens "le nœud de la vie", and that it must be a mathematical point, not varying from the moment, but fixed. This point is the center from which proceed influences that maintain the life of the body. It is also the central point of feeling, thought and will. As the life of the individual ends at a particular moment of time, so it vanishes out of this particular point of state. In a chapter on "Consequences for Personal Immortality", the author develops a theory of the "involution" of the "personal", or completely centralised, soul of man at the moment of death, and its new evolution in another part of the universe under new physical conditions. Side by side with this speculation he places the theory that "the world in the most general sense (the Macrocosm) is the self-development of the infinite Spirit".

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  whiteshark: <Die Zwölfgötter der Griechen geschichtsphilosophisch beleuchtet> von <Eugen von Schmidt>, doctor of philosophy.

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  GrahamClayton: Here is a link to another one of Schmidt's psychology articles:

Jul-15-12  Karpova: Regarding the date of Dr. Eugen von Schmidt's death: On page 207 of the '(Neue) Wiener Schachzeitung' 1906, it says he died on November 17th (30th). I guess that it's the 17th according to the Julian and the 30th according to the Gregorian calendar.
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  zanzibar: One of the editions of Boju's(?) biography on Chigorin has his portrait on p28.

(Not sure if this link will work or not)


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  zanzibar: Grikov bio of Chigorin.
Mar-11-18  mifralu: Eugen Johann Heinrich Schmidt (24.06.1821 (Kuressaare) - 17.(30.)11.1905 (Freiburg)


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  Telemus: White to move.

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This is the final position of one of von Schmidt's games. A draw was agreed. Von Schmidt noticed that Black had winning chances, though being two pawns down. And he noticed the threat: Black shall try to exchange the light-square bishops, after which the h-pawn is very strong

Black is indeed winning, I think, and the position is a nice exercise. I give one splendid line. Assume White intends ♗e7-g5-e3-g1.

1.♗g5 ♘a7 (idea ♗c6) 2.♗e3 ♗b5+! 3.♔d2 h2! 4.♗xa7 ♔d7.

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There is no defence against ♗c6.

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