Anderssen, Karl Ernst Adolf
Born: Jul 06, 1818 AD
Died: 1878 AD, at 59 years of age.
Categories: Chess Player
1818 - Karl Ernst Adolf Anderssen was born in Breslau on July 6th. Polish chess master considered the world's strongest player from his victory in the first modern international tournament.
- He is regarded as the quintessential Romantic, and his sacrificial brilliancies such as The Immortal Game and The Evergreen Game have stood the test of time.
1851 - He was one of the strongest players of his day and was even crowned unofficial World Champion after his victory in the London Tournament.
1858 - He lost this honor in a match with Paul Morphy.
1859 - Morphy was to retire from international chess, and Anderssen was able to regain his reputation as the world's leading player.
1866 - He narrowly lost a match with Wilhelm Steinitz (scoring six wins to his rival's eight, with no draws).
1870 - He scored his final great success by winning the Baden-Baden Tournament ahead of Steinitz and Joseph Henry Blackburne.
1879 - Died on March 13th in Breslau.
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