Takchess Chess Improvement

A Novice chessplayer works to get better at chess using an improvement program based upon the methods of Michael de la Maza and the teachings of Dan Heisman

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Jacques Mieses

I have become interested in the Jacques Mieses who was a flamboyant character who was a leading player in the New Romantic school of chess who played from 1885 to 1945. Vienna gambit, Center Games.good stuff. He is amongst this cast of characters at the 1909 St Petersburg tournament where the players were first awarded the title of Grandmaster.

I figure I will just click through some of his games on Playchess.com

I like the building a bridge type moves to drag his pawn up the board and the underpromotion in this game.


This has a killer ending (hangs 2 pieces whose capture by opponent would lead to a loss


Tuesday:finished another circle of L20 and am up to the 75th L30

I thought this was an interesting simplification to a drawn endgame against Lasker.
(I am starting to appreciate these subtleties)


Wednesday Morning update : did 75 l20 problems

a rook and pawn ending for my future study.


Wednesday evening update did another 50 L20


  • At 12:07 PM, Blogger likesforests said…

    I played through the Mieses-Makovetz rook endgame. The variation 31.Rxd6 is also interesting.


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