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Julius Mendheim
Number of games in database: 2
Years covered: 1829 to 1833

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C53 Giuoco Piano (2 games)

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(born 1788, died Aug-25-1836, 48 years old) Germany

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J Mendheim vs Wroclaw 1-0211829CorrespondenceC53 Giuoco Piano
2. J Mendheim vs Angerstein 0-1481833CorrespondenceC53 Giuoco Piano
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Oct-30-08  Karpova: Julius Mendheim is one of the founding fathers of German Chess but is largely forgotten now.

An excerpt from Jeremy P. Spinrad's article "Julius Mendheim", October 2008:

<Mendheim wrote several problem books; some of his problems were viewed as particularly brilliant for their time period.>

<An article "Juden in Schachleben Deutschlands 1830-1930" (Jews in German Chess Life) by Egbert Meissenburg in "Menora: Jahrbuch fur deutsch-judische Geschichte 1996" fills in some extra details, drawing on a longer article Meissenburg wrote for "Rochade-Europa" in August 1996 article. Mendheim was a member of the Berlin Schachgesellschaft, but while he was a regular guest at the so-called "Grosse Club" of Berlin, he was never a regular member there, despite having the reputation of being the best Berlin player.>

<I would certainly like to know more about Mendheim, and how the British writer came to esteem him so highly. According to Meissenburg, Mieses calls Mendheim both the strongest Jewish player in the world of his time, and the strongest player at that time in Germany. What do all these people know about Mendheim that we have forgotten?>

Oct-30-08  Karpova: Regarding the book he wrote (in German):

<Mendheim, Julius: Aufgaben für Schachspieler nebst Auflösungen. Als Fortsetzung des Taschenbuchs für Schachfreunde. Verfaßt von Julius Mendheim. Mit einem Anhange, die Korrespondenz-Partie, die zwischen dem Berliner und Breslauer Schachklub vom 15. Jan. 1829 bis zum 20. Oktob. 1831 gespielt worden, mit Anmerkungen und Varianten versehen, enthaltend. T. Trautwein, Berlin 1832.>


Oct-30-08  Silverstrike: A guy with the same name! Interestingly I was actully born in Germany. (Little bit of trivia.)
Oct-31-08  Karpova: Two more games played (at least in part) by Julius Mendheim:

Breslau vs City of Berlin / Julius Mendheim, 1833
City of Berlin / Julius Mendheim vs Magdeburg, 1833

Nov-27-08  Karpova: There are some of Julius Mendheim's chess problems from page 170 onwards in "The celebrated analysis of the game of chess" by Philidor (new edition by George Walker with considerable additions), London 1832.

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