Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Paul Saladin Leonhardt vs Jacques Mieses
Match (1905), St. Georges Club, London, Apr-??
Sicilian Defense: Closed Variation (B23)  ·  1/2-1/2



explore this opening
find similar games 9 more Leonhardt/J Mieses games
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: You can get computer analysis by clicking the "ENGINE" button below the game.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.

Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-12-14  Karpova: Leonhardt and Mieses played a match in April 1905. Mieses won +5 -1 =1. This game, the only draw, was played in the 1st round. The game score was originally published in the 'Nottingham Daily Guardian'.

The annotator awards 14...cxb2 a <?>, since it was too dangerous. He suggests <14...Be7> instead. The position is certainly interesting and I'm not sure if the annotator's assessment is correct.

16...Qa4 is not annotated, but it's certainly worth a look. 16...Qd2 is an interesting alternative.

17...Kb8 is a blunder, losing a piece. the annotator notes that also, but merely considers it to be the effect of the previous moves (13...cxb2 and 15...0-0-0). Mieses should have tried 17...Bc5.

When he is down two ♖s, Mieses finds a way to force a draw.

Source: 'Wiener Schachzeitung', January-February 1907, pp. 46-47

Premium Chessgames Member
  Straclonoor: <When he is down two ♖s, Mieses finds a way to force a draw.> 23.Kf2? fatal mistake! After Kg2 or Kh2 white wins easy.

Analysis by Stockfish 120419 64 POPCNT:

1. +- (9.54): 23.Kg2 Qb3 24.Qxg7 Qf3+ 25.Kh2 h5 26.Qe5 h4 27.gxh4 Bb6 28.Rf1 Qe2+ 29.Kh1 Qd3 30.Qf5 Bc7 31.Rae1 Qd2 32.Qc5+ Kb8 33.Qg1 Qc3 34.Qg8+ Ka7 35.Qg2 f5 36.Qf2+ Kb8 37.Qxf5 Qg3 38.Re2 Bd6 39.Rb1 b6 40.Rxb6+ Kc7 41.Rb5 Qxa3

2. +- (8.27): 23.Kh2 Qd4 24.Qc8 Qd6 25.Qg4 f5 26.Qf4 Qxf4 27.gxf4 Be3 28.Rf1 Kb6 29.Kg3 Kc7 30.a4 g6 31.Ra3 Bd2 32.Ra2 Ba5 33.Rc2+ Kb8 34.Rd1 h6 35.Rc5 Bb6 36.Re5 Bc7 37.Re8+ Ka7 38.Re7 Bb6 39.Rb1 g5 40.Rb5

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.

NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific game only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

Featured in the Following Game Collection[what is this?]
fight from here, without pre-analysis. Then seek Leela.
from Educational draws by nasmichael

Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | Profile | Preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | New Kibitzing | Chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | Privacy Notice | Contact Us

Copyright 2001-2021, Chessgames Services LLC