|May-22-12|| ||wordfunph: C63: Ruy Lopez Schliemann Defense
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 f5!?
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from Leonid Shamkovich & Eric Schiller's book Spanish - Schliemann Jaenisch..
<The little-known Dr. Adolf Schliemann contributed much to the theory in a series of articles published in the 1860's. These would hardly have been sufficient to merit the naming of the opening after him, but fate intervened in the form of East-West rivalry, and now the opening is called the Schliemann Defence in English-speaking countries and the Jaenisch Gambit elsewhere. Although the authors prefer the latter term, both titles are used interchangeably in the present work.>
rest in peace, Adolf Schliemann..
|May-22-12|| ||thomastonk: <wordfunph> I have seen Schliemann's articles (Schachzeitung 1867-68) and verified that they deal with 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Bc5 4. c3 and only now 4.. f5. This is by the way well-know, see for example the <Oxford companion to Chess>.|
|Jun-21-12|| ||Eastfrisian: Any photos of him ?|
|Mar-13-15|| ||zanzibar: Reading about <Hamburg (1868)> tournament, <Deutsche Schachzeitung> lists him as Dr. Schliemann.|
|Mar-13-15|| ||zanzibar: According to wiki.de, he was a jurist.
There was also this:
<Schliemann was an expert chess champion of strength. In Schwerin he founded in 1859 a chess club, which was the center of the Mecklenburg chess life, and organized each year end tournaments.  As president of the Schwerin Schachgesellschaft he visited in November 1863, the Berlin Chess Club and played 19 games against the champion Carl Mayet, Samuel Lousy and Gustav Neumann.>
<Under the Schliemann Defense or the Jaenisch Gambit is now the variation of the Ruy Lopez in the opening theory 1. e2-e4 e7-e5 2. Sg1-f3-c6 3. Sb8 Lf1 f7-f5 -B5 understood what has been already investigated in 1847 by Carl Jaenisch. 
Schliemann himself in an essay of 1867, however, in the Cordel Defense 1. e2-e4 e7-e5 2. Sg1-f3 Sb8-c6 3. Lf1-b5 Bf8-c5 after 4 c2-c3 f7-f5 (chart) recommended.>
(Ah, the joys of google translate)
|Mar-13-15|| ||zanzibar: Schliemann seems to have a cousin who came to America during the Gold Rush, and in fact, has an entire book devoted to him:|
<"Schliemann and the California Gold Rush: The 1850-1852 American travel ..."
By Wout Arentzen, Christo Thanos>
They were cousins, and the one in America is documented as writing to the other in 1851.
|May-07-17|| ||MissScarlett: Wasn't this the guy who came up with a plan to breach the French defence via a flank attack through Belgium?|
|Jul-16-18|| ||Sally Simpson: Hi Zanzibar,
Adolph Schliemann's Wiki page:
Confirms his cousin was Heinrich Schliemann (1822 - 1890) who was a famous archaeologists credited with discovering the ruins of Troy.
(the scene of the first Greek Gift)
|Jul-16-18|| ||Jean Defuse: ...
Alan Smith 'Quotes & Queries' No 6092 (BCM June 2017):
Quite how Schliemann’s name became attached to 3...f5 in the Ruy Lopez is a mystery. He was the author of another defence 3...Bc5 4.c3 f5 which is now named after Cordel, who never played it!
Here is the stem game of that line:
[Black "Schliemann, Adolph Karl Wilhelm"]
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Bc5 4. c3 f5 5. d4 fxe4 6. Bxc6 dxc6 7. Nxe5 Bd6 8. Qh5+ g6 9. Nxg6 Nf6 10. Qh4 Rg8 11. Ne5 Bxe5 12. dxe5 Qd3 13. h3 Be6 14. exf6 O-O-O 15. Bd2 e3 16. f7 exd2+ 17. Kd1 Bxf7 18. Qf4 Bxa2 0-1
Source: Schachzeitung January 1868, p.22-23.
|Jul-16-18|| ||zanzibar: Interesting stuff...
I didn't know all that about the cousin, and am now curious about the opening (which I play a good bit on blitz - anything to avoid the exchange).
|Jul-17-18|| ||Jean Defuse: ...
Schliemann's call name was Adolph, but in fact <Wilhelm Karl Adolph> was his right first name...