Jacques Mieses Plays Henny Youngman's Best Line, "Take My Wife, Please!"

Jacques Mieses Plays Henny Youngman's Best Line, "Take My Wife, Please!"

GreenLaser
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Oct 31, 2008, 12:00 AM |
9 | Chess Players

Jacques Mieses (1865-1954) was born in Leipzig, Germany. In 1939, he fled Nazi persecution of Jews. He was accepted in Great Britain where he became a citizen. In 1950, he was the oldest player (85) awarded the grandmaster title and the first British GM. Mieses won matches against Schlechter (1909) and Tarrasch (1915). For the following game, he won the brilliancy prize. Dawid Janowski (1868-1927) was born in Poland. He lived in France starting in 1890, except for nine years in the USA. In 1909, he drew and lost in two matches with Lasker. In 1910, they played a match for the world championship which Lasker won. Janowski died too early to escape from the Nazis, since they were not yet in power.

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