Rudolf Spielmann

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Birthday
5, 1883
Birthplace
Austria
Death Date
Aug 20, 1942 (59)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
5, 1883
Birthplace
Austria
Death Date
Aug 20, 1942 (59)

About

Austrian chess master of the romantic variety whose career was interrupted by the Nazi occupation of his homeland.

Before Fame

He studied to become a lawyer as a young man but never worked as one.

Trivia

His nickname was "The Master of Attack" and he wrote the classic Chess book The Art of Sacrifice in Chess .

Family Life

He was born to a Jewish family in Austria and had to flee to Sweden, where he died in poverty shortly after, to escape the Nazis.

Associated With

Emanuel Lasker was among his major competitors.