Adolf Albin

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Birthday
14, 1848
Birthplace
Bucharest, Romania
Death Date
Feb 1, 1920 (71)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
14, 1848
Birthplace
Bucharest, Romania
Death Date
Feb 1, 1920 (71)

About

Romanian chess master who is often considered to be one of the greatest chess players of all time. A well-known opening chess move, the Albin Countergambit, is named for him. 

Before Fame

He did not begin learning to play chess until he was in his 20s.

Trivia

He wrote one of the first Romanian language books on chess.

Family Life

He had three children with his wife, Minna. 

Associated With

He was an active chess master during the tenure of Savielly Tartakower.