The Prince of Mingrelia, Part II

batgirl
batgirl
Aug 31, 2009, 6:00 AM |
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     A dozen or so years ago I was reading a little book by I.A. Horowitz [although sometimes credited to Francis J. Wellmuth, sometimes to both Horowitz and Wellmuth, sometimes to the Editors of Chess Review] called The Golden Treasury of Chess.  The book is a simple collection of brilliancies categorized by the different ages of chess. In the Romantic Era, Horowitz presented one perfectly lovely game from Prince Dadian of Mingrelia.  I was amazed, first that a prince had played high level chess and second that he was so tactically amazing. I was immediately enamored with Andrei Dadiani. With the help of a friend of mine, I eventually created a fairly large site dedicated to Prince Dadian.
     For a few weeks I've been exploring some old magazines for things I may have missed. That's what this posting's about.

Prince Andrei Dadian of Mingrelia
  Prince Andrei Dadiani of Mingrelia 

 

Lasker's Chess Magazine October, 1905 (Vol II, no.6) contains this game between Dadian and M. Jurevitch-

 

 

 

The following  game was published in Chess Monthly in 1884.

Clerc vs. Dadian

Steinitz' International Chess Magazine published this game ending and game in February, 1891
Dadian vs. Gen Count Purre-Krutz