|May-02-06|| ||EmperorAtahualpa: A drawing of Mr. Reichhelm:
|Feb-26-08|| ||Knight13: This guy played a 14 game match against Mackenzie and lost 12, won 0, and drew 3. |
You know, they could've stopped waaaayyy before that; didn't need 12 wins 0 losses to confirm Mackenzie's far beyond his level.
|Feb-26-08|| ||Sydro: But they played 2 matches in different years right? 1866 and 1867 so it was might have been a first to score 6 wins to win each match.|
|Sep-11-10|| ||GrahamClayton: Reichhelm died of heat disease in Pennsylvania Hospital. In 1880 he became editor of the chess column in the "Philadelphia Times".|
|May-05-12|| ||offramp: He composed a quaint mate in 64 problem:
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He names it The Amazon because it shows the power of the queen.
|May-05-12|| ||thomastonk: For those who are interested in Reichhelm's matches against Mackenzie in 1866 and 1867, please find here the research of Nick Pope:
http://www.chessarch.com/archive/18... and http://www.chessarch.com/archive/18...|
<offramp> Great problem! Thanks!
|Oct-20-14|| ||ljfyffe: Obituary:Nobody knew where he lived, though his death discloses the fact that he had a room with a German family on a small street uptown. Here he kept his splendid collection of books and chess manucripts, but nobody got to see them ....
<quoted in Steinitz Papers by Landsberger.|
|Oct-21-14|| ||ljfyffe: <manuscripts>p. 303, McFarland Press, 2010.|
|Aug-15-15|| ||thomastonk: |
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"The solution will be withheld for three weeks, so as to give our solvers plenty of time." <Reichhelm>
|Aug-15-15|| ||zanzibar: Just so people know what they're up against...
(White to move and mate-in-15)
|Aug-16-15|| ||thomastonk: About zanzibar's <.. and mate-in-15>: Reichhelm didn't mention this, and if he had, it would have surely discouraged me. So, don't shy away!|
The first half of a solution can be found move by move with the exclusion principle. Then only a well-known endgame technique is necessary, but at this point White shouldn't fail. Have fun! (Of course, I assume familiarity with the basics of 2♘ v ♙: firstly, winning the pawn is usually a bad idea, and secondly, if Black's king 'escapes', then the pawn on the second rank is too far advanced for the usual mating method.)
|Aug-16-15|| ||zanzibar: Here a M7 from the web, is this an example of the "usual mating method"?|
(White to move and mate)
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Two different defenses:
60.Ng3 Kh7 61.Kf7 Kh8 62.Nfe4 Kh7 63.Nf5 Kh8 64.Nf6 e4 65.Ne7 e3 66.Ng6#
60...e4 61.Ng4+ Kh7 62.Kf7 e3 63.Nf5 e2 64.Nf6+ Kh8 65.Nh4 e1=Q 66.Ng6#
|Aug-16-15|| ||thomastonk: Hi, <zanzibar>! My understanding of the ending 2♘ v ♙, and hence the "usual mating method", is as follows: |
- block the pawn with one knight as early as possible,
- push the opposite king into one corner with the own king and the other knight (but I don't know any details, e.g., whether there are right or wrong corners),
- bring the second knight to that corner and mate the opposite king.
The opposite pawn is "needed" to avoid stalemate, but if it is too far advanced, it queens. For any reason I have the <Troitzky line> in my memory, please see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Two_k....
|Mar-13-18|| ||zanzibar: <
Miron's Golden Jubilee.
It affords the Bulletin great pleasure to give space to the following communication from the veteran Miron Hazeltine of the New York <Clipper>, to whom
chess in America owes a lasting debt for his services of fifty years as a writer on
the royal game:
The chess services of our late editorial Bro. Reichhelm, as detailed to me by himself and
given in The Clipper, June 18, '78, were as follows: "Chess Ed. <Evening Journal>, in conjunction
with W. Lehman Walker, 1859; from 1860 to 70, chess ed. <Evening Bulletin>; from 1873 to '74;
and from '78 to '79, of the <Chess Record>; and from Jan. 1880 to the present time, of the <Phila.
Times>. In 1882, game ed. of <Brentano>; and from '77 to the present, of the <Item>.
This yields an unbroken record from 1878 to the present. The full summary is from 1859
to 1898, 39 years. Deduct 1871-72-75-76 and 77, five years leaves the grand total of my chess
editorial service 34 years." Now add from 1899 to 1905, 6 years, and we have an even 40 years
service to Caissa by our dear departed bro. Reichhelm, the second longest on record.
* Mine runs from Feb. 3, 1855, to Feb. 3, 1906, just half a century.
I remain yours in Caissa's genial bonds,
ACB v3 N1 (Jan 1906) p28
|Mar-13-18|| ||offramp: One of only seven known chess players to have a double H in his surname.|
|Mar-13-18|| ||keypusher: <offramp> He has the further distinction of having his name misspelled in his own bio.|
|Mar-13-18|| ||offramp: <Keypusher>, 😁 it might not be there long... In the intro he is called Reichman.|
I write that so that future generations shall comprehend the joke. And the earth shall abide.
|Mar-13-18|| ||Fusilli: <offramp> <keypusher> Fixed :)|
<offramp> That mate in 64 (The Amazon) is insane! No idea how it can even start (and no time right now to set up Stockfish).
|Mar-13-18|| ||ughaibu: What is "heat disease"?|
|Mar-13-18|| ||offramp: <ughaibu: What is "heat disease"?>|
It's f*@ing awful.
|Mar-13-18|| ||ughaibu: >It's f*@ing awful.
I'd guessed that if it can kill a person it'd be no bed of roses.