Deutsche Schachzeitung (English: "German Chess Paper") was the first German chess magazine. Founded in 1846 by Ludwig Bledow under the title Schachzeitung der Berliner Schachgesellschaft and appearing monthly, it took the name Deutsche Schachzeitung in 1872. (Another magazine used the title Deutsche Schachzeitung from 1846 to 1848.) When it ceased publication in December 1988 it was the oldest existing magazine in the world, having been published regularly since its founding in 1846 except for a five-year break (1945–1949) following World War II.
Since January 1989, the Deutsche Schachzeitung was merged in the Deutsche Schachblätter – Schach-Report which was edited in Hollfeld. The resulting magazine appeared with the names of both former magazines on its cover till December 1996. Since January 1997, this magazine again was merged in the Berlin magazine Schach. The resulting magazine kept the names Schach and Schach-Report on its cover for one year, but the name Deutsche Schachzeitung had disappeared from the cover. Since 1998, the magazine appears under the simple Schach. However, the table of contents is still headed by the names Deutsche Schachzeitung, Deutsche Schachblätter and Schach-Report. The Deutsche Schachzeitung was in its prime in the first two decades of the 20th century.
From To Editors 1846.07 1846.08 Ludwig Bledow 1846.09 1851 Wilhelm Hanstein, Otto von Oppen 1851 1852 Otto von Oppen, N.D. Nathan 1852 1858 Otto von Oppen 1858.12 1864 Max Lange 1865.01 1866 E. von Schmidt, Johannes Minckwitz 1867 1871 Johannes Minckwitz 1872 1876 Johannes Minckwitz, Adolf Anderssen 1876.12 1878 Dr. Constantin Schwede, Adolf Anderssen 1879.01 1886.12 Johannes Minckwitz 1887.01 1891 Curt von Bardeleben, Hermann von Gottschall 1892 1896 Hermann von Gottschall 1897 Siegbert Tarrasch 1898 Johann Berger, Paul Lipke 1899 1916 Johann Berger, Carl Schlechter 1917 1918 Carl Schlechter 1919 1921 Jacques Mieses 1922 1923 Friedrich Palitzsch 1924 Friedrich Palitzsch, Ernst Grünfeld 1925 Max Blümich, Friedrich Palitzsch, Ernst Grünfeld 1926 Max Blümich, Friedrich Palitzsch 1927 1931 Max Blümich, Friedrich Palitzsch, Heinrich Ranneforth 1932.02 1942 Max Blümich, Heinrich Ranneforth, Josef Halumbirek 1942.03 1942.04 Heinrich Ranneforth, Josef Halumbirek 1942.05 1943.03 Theodor Gerbec, Heinrich Ranneforth, Josef Halumbirek 1943.04 1944.09 Ludwig Rellstab 1950.12 1988 Rudolf Teschner
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