Joseph Blackburne

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Birthday
10, 1841
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Sep 1, 1924 (82)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
10, 1841
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Sep 1, 1924 (82)

About

English chess master who dominated chess in Britain for much of the late 19th century.

Before Fame

He didn't begin playing chess until he was 18 years old, which is relatively late for a professional chess player.

Trivia

His nickname was "Black Death" because of his shear dominance and he was known for drinking Scotch whisky during exhibition games.

Family Life

His father was a traveling temperance reformer.

Associated With

Emanuel Lasker is one of the great players responsible for keeping his dominance restrained to the United Kingdom.