Siegbert Tarrasch

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Birthday
5, 1862
Birthplace
Russia
Death Date
Feb 17, 1934 (71)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
5, 1862
Birthplace
Russia
Death Date
Feb 17, 1934 (71)

About

One of the world's top chess players at the end of the 19th Century who wrote The Game of Chess, which was released in 1931.

Before Fame

He finished school in 1880 and began taking part in serious chess competition.

Trivia

The Tarrasch Defense, which is named after him, is a line of defense against the Queen's Gambit in which Black takes on an isolated queen's pawn:

Family Life

He lost a son in World War I and towards the end of his life he faced aggressive antisemitism as the Nazis took over Germany.

Associated With

Emanuel Lasker may have been his fiercest rival.