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Adolf Anderssen

Adolf Anderssen Biography

Chess Player


ABOUT
German chess master who was considered to be the greatest player in the world during the mid-1800s.
BEFORE FAME
He studied mathematics and philosophy at the University level.

FAMILY LIFE
He never married but supported his mother and sister for most of his life.
ASSOCIATED WITH
He was a predecessor of master, Savielly Tartakower.
TRIVIA
He is known best for his trademark sacrificial offensive moves including the ones he took in the 1851 "Immortal Game" against Lionel Kieseritzky.

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