Selection of studies out of more than 250 composed by

Friedrich Ludwig Balthasar Amelung 

(Russia/Estonia, 23.3.1842 - 22.3.1909)


Known historian of chess and composer born near Dorpat, who was director of a great mirror factory founded by his grandfather
Amelung, wrote the monumental work of more than a thousand pages on local chess "Baltische Schachblatter" (1879-1901),
and among others, one of his specialty, as a composer • Schachstudien "published in Reval in 1880.
Amelung created studies with large proportion of miniatures with clear solutions.
At the age of twenty, in Berlin he had occasion to measure himself with Neumann, Anderssen
and Mayer achieving a decent equivalent result, which gives an idea of their chess.

On Wikipedia is an interesting article about him.


(All his studies, more exact dates, possible corrections or cooks and exact details about sources can be found in the

Harold van der Heijden database V (31-12-2015) ).

More studies can be replayed of this composer at this page:

Friedrich Amelung studies page-2

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