Born:
May 17, 1836
Died:
August 12, 1900
Age:
64
Summary

Wilhelm (later William) Steinitz (May 17, 1836 – August 12, 1900) was an Austrian and later American chess master, and the first undisputed World Chess Champion, from 1886 to 1894. He was also a highly influential writer and chess theoretician.

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Steinitz's rival and bitter enemy Johannes Zukertort lost matches to him in 1872 and 1886. The second match made Steinitz the undisputed world champion.
Steinitz's rival and bitter enemy Johannes Zukertort lost matches to him in 1872 and 1886. The second match made Steinitz the undisputed world champion.
Plaque in honor of Wilhem Steinitz, in Prague's Josefov district
Plaque in honor of Wilhem Steinitz, in Prague's Josefov district
 
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