Chess Personalities

Chess Personalities

Hromadka Karel (23.04.1887 – 16.07.1956)

 A leading member of the Czechoslovakian chess in the 30’s who gave his name to few lines of the Benoni Defense. Army officer. Czech Champion in 1913 and 1921 (joint). Best results: Cologne 1911, 2-5th; Vilnius II 1912, 1st; Vienna 1913, 1st; Baden 1912, 7-8th; Prague 1937, 5-6th. A participant in the Olympiads of Paris

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Henneberger Walter (19.05.1883 – 15.01.1969)

Swiss Master. Mathematician and school teacher. Champion of Switzerland in 1906, 1911, 1912 and 1914. Henneberger participated in the 1928 Olympiad, finished 9th at the famous Bern 1932 tournament and 10th at the 1934 Zurich Tournament both won by Alexander Alekhine. He took 16th at the 1928 World Amateur Chess Championship. Chief Editor of Chief

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Blake Joseph Henry (03.02.1859 – 11.12.1952)

British player. One of the leading English player at the end of the XIX century. British Correspondence Champion in 1922. Joint British Champion (OTB) in 1909 but lost the play-off to Henry Atkins. Won the Counties Chess Association Tournament in 1887, Weston-super-mare in 1922 ahead of Geza Maroczy and Borislav Kostic. The winner of the

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Hoffer Leopold (1842 – 1913)

Hungarian-born English chess journalist, player and organizer of chess events. Hoffer went to Vienna in 1860 and from there to Paris where he was the tournament secretary of the great international tournament of 1867. With the advent of the Franco-Prussian War in 1870 he left Paris and came to London in 1870, where he settled

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Gottschall Hermann Von (16.10.1862 – 07.03.1933)

German player and chess composer. Editor of the chess magazine “Deutsche Schachzeitung” in the period of 1887-1897. From 1885 till 1908 he participated in many international tournaments. Best results: Nüremberg 1888, 3rd and Dresden 1892, 8-9nd, Breslau 1918, 3rd, Hannover 1926, 7-8th. In match, he lost to Kurt von Bardeleben 1-5 in 1890 and 1-4

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Geuzendam Dirk Jan Ten (1957)

Dutch chess journalist. Graduated from Groningen University (English Language and Literature, General Literature). Editor in Chief of New In Chess (from 1996, started to work for the magazine in 1985). Weekly columnist at the Dutch weekly Vrij Nederland from 1994 to 2002. Occasional he wrote chess articles for the Dutch daily NRC Handelsblad. The Captain

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Leontxo Olasagasti García (12.02.1956)

Spanish FIDE Master (1981) and well know chess journalist and lecturer since 1983. Medal of Sporting Merit in 2011. Columnist at El Pais , Chess correspondent for Radio Nacional, and for 10 year he was editor of Jaque. Chess commentator for many years at Linares, Bilbao, Mexico World Championship 2007 and many more tournaments, and for

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Gaige Jeremy (09.10.1927 – 19.02.2011)

American chess journalist and archivist. He began his journalism career as a copyboy at the New York Times and contributed obituaries to the New York Herald Tribune. He was later a radio and television editor at the Syracuse Herald-Journal, editorial editor at the Toledo Blade, and a reporter at the Wall Street Journal. His main

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