Mieses Pieces

billwall
billwall
Sep 16, 2007, 12:00 AM |
6 | Amazing Games

Jacques Mieses (1865-1954) was a German-born player who was awarded the Grandmaster title at the age of 85, in 1950.  At the time, he was a naturalized British citizen, making him the first British chess grandmaster.  In his early years, he played chess, reported on chess events, edited chess columns, organized chess events, and wrote several chess books.  He won the chess championship of Berlin when he was 17.  In 1938, he escaped from Nazi Germany (he was a Jew) and settled in England.   Mieses played in major chess tournaments from 1888 to 1948, for 60 years.  Mieses remained active in chess in his old age.  In 1953, at the age of 88, he participated in the London Lightning Chess Championship (10 seconds a move) and did quite well.  Here is a game he won from a tournament in Oxford.  He was 83 years old.

 


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