Hermanis Matisons

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Birthday
28, 1894
Birthplace
Latvia
Death Date
Nov 16, 1932 (37)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
28, 1894
Birthplace
Latvia
Death Date
Nov 16, 1932 (37)

About

A Latvian chess player who was one of world's highest regarded chess masters in the early 1930s.

Before Fame

He won the first Latvian Chess Championship tournament in 1924.

Trivia

He was also a significant composer of chess strategy, particularly endgame studies.

Family Life

His parents raised him in Riga, Latvia.

Associated With

He finished ahead of Max Euwe to win the first World Amateur Championship.