Wilhelm Steinitz

Steinitz

[stahy-nits, shtahy-]
noun
William (Wilhelm Steinitz) 1836–1900, U.S. chess player, born in Austria-Hungary.
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Steinitz (ˈstaɪnɪts, German ˈʃtainɪts)
 
n
Wilhelm (ˈvɪlhɛlm). 1836--1900, US chess player, born in Prague; world champion (1866--94)

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wilhelm steinitz

Austrian-American chess master who is considered to have been the world champion longer than any other player, winning the championship in 1866 from Adolf Anderssen (although the first official claim to hold the title was not made until 1886) and losing it in 1894 to Emanuel Lasker.

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