Studies composed by

Julius Mendheim

(Germany, 1781 (or 1788?) - 25.8.1836)


He was a German chess player and problem composer.

He is considered the first Prussian chess master and pioneer of the Berlin Chess School.

He was a Berlin master player and chess author.

From the 1820s he was one of the strongest German chess players.

He was honored by the Berlin Chess Society, of which he became a member in 1830, for his services to the "Old Club".


In this book, Arno Nickel has written about him:

Details about the book and Mendheim can be found here.

At the German Wikipedia 1781 is given as his birth-year.

At the English Wikipedia  1788 is used as his birth-year.

At Wikizero and Memin Encyclopedia there is some information also about him. 

He was an author of Taschenbuch für Schachfreunde (Berlin, published by Alexander Mosar, 1814)

and Aufgaben für Schachspieler (Berlin, published by Traugott Trautwein, 1832).


Below a few examples of his mating tasks.

(All his 27 creations, with more exact dates, possible corrections or cooks and exact details about sources can be found in the Harold van der Heijden (HHdbVI))