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Jacques Meises Dutch defence 1. d4 f5 2. g3 b6

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Jacques Meises Dutch defence 1. d4 f5 2. g3 b6
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  • Mieses, Jacques 1865- 1954 born Leipzig

    International Grandmaster . He went to school in Leipzig and Berlin but fled Nazi persecution of Jews before the war. Luckily he went to England.

    His play was so full of speculative openings it probably affected his score in tournaments.

    Composing problems and being a chess reporter may have also slowed his career.

    He started playing hardball in tournaments at the age of 23 scoring second place at Nuremberg 1888 . Still at the age of 80 he won a brilliancy prize at the Hasting Congress.

  • In 1922 Jacques Meises tried to introduce a new type of Dutch defence 1. d4 f5 2. g3 b6 (he lost both times see below games) since then it may have been tried like once or twice. But is it bad?
  • Meises played some complex combination. Here is a great compilation of puzzles from his games.
  • 1.d4 f5 2.g3 b6

    [Event ""] [Site ""] [Date "2005.11.19"] [Round ""] [White "Chessmaster"] [Black "bradzang"] [TimeControl "-"] [Result "*"] 1.d4 f5 2.g3 b6 3.Bg2 Nc6 4.Nf3 g6 5.O-O Bg7 6.c4 Nf6 7.Nc3 O-O 8.Bf4 Bb7 9.d5 Nb8 10.Qc2 e6 11.Rad1 Qc8 12.h3 Re8 13.d6 c5 14.Nb5 Na6 15.Qa4 Nh5 16.Be5 Nf6 17.Rfe1 Rf8 18.Qb3 Nb4 19.Nc7 Rb8 20.Bc3 Nc6 21.Qa4 a6 22.e3 Nd8 23.Ng5 Bxg2 24.Kxg2 Qb7+ 25.Nf3 Nf7 26.h4 Rbc8 27.Re2 g5 28.Bxf6 g4 29.Kg1 gxf3 30.Red2 Bxf6 31.Qxd7 Nd8 32.a3 Ra8 33.b4 Ra7 34.Qa4 Qe4 35.bxc5 bxc5 36.Rc1 Be5 37.Rf1 Qg4 38.Qd1 Rb7 39.Nb5 f4 40.exf4 Bxf4 41.Nd4 cxd4 42.Rxd4 Nc6 43.Rxf4 Rxf4 44.Qe1 Qh3 45.Qxe6+ Qxe6 46.Kh2 Rxh4+ 47.gxh4 Rg7 48.Rg1 Rxg1 49.Kxg1 Qg6+ 50.Kh2 Qg2# *

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    [Event "?"] [Site "Teplitz-Schonau"] [Date "1922.??.??"] [White "Maroczy,Geza"] [Black "Mieses,Jacques"] [Round "?"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A81"] 1. d4 f5 2. g3 b6 3. Bg2 Nc6 4. Nf3 e6 5. O-O Bb7 6. Nbd2 Nf6 7. c4 Bd6 8. a3 Rb8 9. b4 Be7 10. Bb2 d5 11. Qc2 Ne4 12. cxd5 exd5 13. Rac1 a6 14. Rfd1 Rc8 15. Qb3 Qd6 16. e3 h5 17. Ne5 h4 18. Nxe4 fxe4 19. Bxe4 Nxe5 20. dxe5 Qh6 21. Rxd5 hxg3 22. hxg3 Qh2+ 23. Kf1 Rf8 24. Bg6+ Rf7 25. Bxf7+ Kxf7 26. Rd8+ Kg6 27. Qe6+ Bf6 28. Qg4+ Bg5 29. Rxc8 1-0

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    [Event "?"] [Site "Teplitz-Schonau"] [Date "1922.??.??"] [White "Spielmann,Rudolf"] [Black "Mieses,Jacques"] [Round "?"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A81"] 1. d4 f5 2. g3 b6 3. Bg2 Nc6 4. Nf3 e6 5. O-O Bb7 6. c4 Bd6 7. Nc3 Nf6 8. a3 a5 9. Nb5 O-O 10. Qc2 Na7 11. Nxd6 cxd6 12. Bf4 Qc7 13. Rac1 Rac8 14. c5 bxc5 15. dxc5 e5 16. Be3 Ne4 17. Qb3+ d5 18. Nxe5 Qxe5 19. Qxb7 Nc6 20. Bf4 Qe6 21. Rfd1 g5 22. Bd6 Rfe8 23. Qb3 d4 24. Qxe6+ Rxe6 25. Bxe4 fxe4 26. Rc4 g4 27. b4 Nxb4 28. Rdxd4 Nc6 29. Rxe4 Rxe4 30. Rxe4 h5 31. h3 gxh3 32. Rh4 Kf7 33. Rxh5 Nd4 34. Kf1 Nb5 35. Rxh3 Nxa3 36. Rh7+ Ke6 37. e4 Nc4 38. Re7+ Kf6 39. e5+ Kf5 40. Rxd7 Ra8 41. c6 Nxd6 42. exd6 1-0

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