Johannes Zukertort

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Birthday
7, 1842
Birthplace
Poland
Death Date
Jun 20, 1888 (45)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
7, 1842
Birthplace
Poland
Death Date
Jun 20, 1888 (45)

About

Polish-born English chess master who is most notable for having lost in the final of what is regarded to be the first international chess championship in 1886.

Before Fame

He was born in Poland but his family moved to Prussia when he was young, and eventually settled in the United Kingdom.

Trivia

He was known for telling embellished tales about himself including that he was a master swordsman and that he fought in several famous battles.

Family Life

His family was part of a missionary group that tried to convert the Jewish population in Poland to Christianity.

Associated With

He was an international chess predecessor to Emanuel Lasker.