|Jul-15-03|| ||chessgames.com: 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.
|Jul-15-03|| ||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. |
|Jul-15-03|| ||chessgames.com: 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.
|May-25-04|| ||Honza Cervenka: Chessgames.com, 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.
|May-25-04|| ||chessgames.com: 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 nud 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".
|Aug-27-09|| ||whiteshark: <Die Zwölfgötter der Griechen geschichtsphilosophisch beleuchtet> von
<Eugen von Schmidt>, doctor of philosophy.|
|Jul-20-10|| ||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.|
|Dec-15-17|| ||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)
|Dec-15-17|| ||zanzibar: Grikov bio of Chigorin.|
|Mar-11-18|| ||mifralu: Eugen Johann Heinrich Schmidt (24.06.1821 (Kuressaare) - 17.(30.)11.1905 (Freiburg)|
|Mar-19-18|| ||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.