Amelung Friedrich Karlovich (1842-1909) - Baltic chessplayer, public figure,
journalist and composer. Lived in Derpt, last years - in Riga. The grandson
of K.F.Amelung, known Baltic chessplayer of 18 centuries, playing, by the way,
with G.A.Potemkin. The beginning of chess journalism in Baltic is connected to
an Amelung`s name: he has based here first chess column, conducted columns in
many newspapers, in 1889-1902 has issued 8 volumes " Batlische Schachbletter".
Amelung was one of the founders (1898) and chiefs of Baltic chess union. In
60-70 years he not unsuccessfully played with the strong masters - Andersen,
H.Neumann, Schallop, in 1877 has won a match against Asharin (+ 4 -3 = 2), but
has sufferred a defeat from Schiffers. To Amelung belongs the merit of
education of a number young Baltic chessplayers, in particular his learners
were Asharin and Rozenkrantz.