Walter Robinow
Walter Robinow (15 August 1867 – 15 July 1938) was a German chess functionary and organizer.In 1908, he became the President of the Hamburg Chess Club (Hamburger SK), and was a main organizer of the H...
Alexander Flamberg
Alexander Flamberg (1880, Warsaw – 24 January 1926, Warsaw) was a Polish chess master.
Alexander Davidovich Flamberg born in Warsaw (then Russian Empire), spent his early years in England, wher...
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Paul Saladin Leonhardt
Paul Saladin Leonhardt (November 13, 1877 – December 14, 1934) was a German chess master.He was born in Posen, Province of Posen, Poland (then German Empire), and died of a heart attack in König...
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Akiba Rubinstein
Akiba Kiwelowicz Rubinstein (1 December 1880 – 15 March 1961) was a Polish chess Grandmaster at the beginning of the 20th century. He was scheduled to play a match with Emanuel Lasker for the World Ch...
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Alexander Halprin
Alexander Halprin (21 March 1868, Saint Petersburg – 20 May 1921, Vienna) was a Russian–Austrian chess master.He took 6th at Vienna 1895/96 (Carl Schlechter and Max Weiss won), lost a match to Kalikst...
Miguel Najdorf
Miguel Najdorf (born in Grodzisk Mazowiecki near Warsaw, Poland, April 15, 1910 – died in Málaga, Spain, July 4, 1997) was a Polish-born Argentine chess grandmaster, famous for his Najdorf Varia...
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Sidney Norman Bernstein
Sidney Norman Bernstein (13 July 1911, New York City – 30 January 1992, New York City) was an American chess master.He tied for 2nd-4th in Marshall Chess Club Championship at New York 1930/31 (Arthur ...
Leon Kremer
Leon Kremer (1901–1941) was a Polish chess master.He played several times in the Warsaw championships, and won in 1929. He also took 6th in 1925 (Stanisław Kohn won), took 4th in 1926 (Abram Blass and...
Kenneth Rogoff
Kenneth Saul "Ken" Rogoff (born March 22, 1953) is the Thomas D. Cabot Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Economics at Harvard University.
Rogoff grew up in Rochester, New York. His fathe...
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Paul Lipke
Paul Lipke (30 June 1870 – 8 March 1955) was a German chess master.Lipke was born in Erfurt. In 1889, he tied for 5–6th in Breslau (6th DSB Congress, Hauptturnier A, Emanuel Lasker won), and too...
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Jacques Mieses
Jacques Mieses (Leipzig, 27 February 1865 – London, 23 February 1954) was a German-born chess Grandmaster and writer. He became a naturalized British citizen after World War II.
Mieses was a dange...
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Yosef Dobkin
Yosef (Joseph) Dobkin (13 August 1909 – 9 April 1977) was an Israeli chess master.Dobkin was born in Russia. He immigrated to Palestine (British Mandate) in 1924 and studied chemistry at the H...
Edward Lasker
Edward Lasker (December 3, 1885 – March 25, 1981) was a leading German-American chess and Go player. He was awarded the title of International Master of chess by FIDE. Lasker was an engineer by ...
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Abir Har Even
Abir Har Even is a chess International Grandmaster in Correspondence Chess and the Israeli champion of Correspondence Chess for the 1966 and 1974 championships. He lives in Emmanuel, Israel.Har Even'...
Alexander Fishbein
Alexander Fishbein (born May 8, 1968) is an International Grandmaster of chess. Fishbein learned chess from his father, Gregory, at the age of four. In 1985, he won the first Arnold Denker Tournament ...
Oscar Tenner
Oscar Tenner (sometimes Oskar) (Hebrew: אוסקר טנר‎; 5 April 1880, Lemberg – 24 December 1948) was a Galicia (Poland)-born German–American chess master.At the beginning of his career, he play...
Kurt Dreyer
Kurt Dreyer (31 July 1909, Bielefeld, Germany – 29 September 1981, Johannesburg, South Africa) was a German–South African chess master.Dreyer emigrated from Germany because of Nazi policy. He was Sout...
Gustave Lazard
Gustave Lazard (1876 – 1949) was a French chess master, problemist and organizer.He was an elder brother of Frédéric Lazard. His chess career took place in Paris. He tied for 5-6th in 1907 (Frank Mars...
Lev Aronin
Lev Solomonovich Aronin (Russian: Лев Соломонович Аронин; 20 July 1920, Kuibyshev – 3 October 1983, Moscow) was a Soviet International Master of chess. He was a meteorologist by profession.
Le...
Samuel Gold
Samuel Gold (July 2, 1835, Kővágó-Örs, Zala, Hungary – November 9, 1920, New York City, United States) was a Hungarian physician, journalist and composer of chess problems.
He was born into a Jewi...
Charles Jaffe
Charles Jaffé (Jaffe) (circa 1879, Dubroŭna, Belarus – 12 July 1941, Brooklyn, USA) was a Belarusian-American chess master. Jaffe was also a chess writer.
Jaffé was born in a small town, Dubroŭn...
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Reuben Fine
Reuben Fine (October 11, 1914 – March 26, 1993) was an American chess grandmaster, psychologist, university professor, and author of many books on both chess and psychology. He was one of the str...
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Bernhard Kagan
Bernhard Kagan (15 August 1866 – 27 November 1932, Berlin) was a German chess player, writer, publisher, editor, and organizer.Born in Poland, he lived in Berlin, where he played in local tournament...
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Ram Soffer
Ram Soffer (6 September 1965) is an Israeli chess grandmaster with Elo rating 2475 in 2008. Ram Soffer is also International solving grandmaster since 1998.
Mona May Karff
Mona May Karff (20 October 1908 or 1911 or 20 October 1914 – 10 January 1998) was an American competitive chess player. Karff dominated U.S. women's chess in the 1940s and early 1950s and had a...
David Friedgood
David Friedgood (born 11 July 1946, Cape Town) is a South African–British chess master.He won South African Chess Championship in 1967, 1971 and 1973. He shared 7th at Caorle 1972 (zonal).Friedgood re...
Liudmila Belavenets
Liudmila Belavenets (or Lyudmila Belavenets, Russian: Людмила Сергеевна Белавенец; born June 7, 1940, in Moscow) is a Russian woman International Correspondence Chess Grandmaster, the fourth ICCF Wome...
Isaac Kashdan
Isaac Kashdan (19 November 1905, New York – 20 February 1985, Los Angeles) was an American chess grandmaster and chess writer. He was twice U.S. Open champion (1938, 1947). He played five times for th...
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Gisela Kahn Gresser
Gisela Kahn Gresser (February 8, 1906 Detroit, Michigan – December 4, 2000) was (with Mona May Karff) one of the first two female chess players in the United States, and one of the first seventeen pla...
Lessing J. Rosenwald
Lessing Julius Rosenwald (February 10, 1891 – June 24, 1979) was an American businessman, a collector of rare books and art, and a chess patron.
Born in Chicago, Lessing J. Rosenwald was the son o...
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