William Napier

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Birthday
17, 1881
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Sep 6, 1952 (71)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
17, 1881
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Sep 6, 1952 (71)

About

An English-born chess master who played for the United States, and was best known for challenging for the World Championship.

Before Fame

He joined the Brooklyn Chess Club when he was just 14 years old.

Trivia

His highest historic Elo rating was 2662, which would have put him at number 11 in the world.

Family Life

His parents immigrated to the United States when he was five years old.

Associated With

He played and lost to the reigning World Champion Emanuel Lasker.