Adolf Anderssen

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Birthday
6, 1818
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Mar 13, 1879 (60)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
6, 1818
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Mar 13, 1879 (60)

About

German chess master who was considered to be the greatest player in the world during the mid-1800s.

Before Fame

He studied mathematics and philosophy at the University level.

Trivia

He is known best for his trademark sacrificial offensive moves including the ones he took in the 1851 "Immortal Game" against Lionel Kieseritzky.

Family Life

He never married but supported his mother and sister for most of his life.

Associated With

He was a predecessor of master, Savielly Tartakower.