A Hungarian Legend

A Hungarian Legend

kenytiger
Apr 23, 2008, 12:00 AM |
9 | Amazing Games

Gyula Breyer (1893-1921) was a Hungarian Chess player. He was a leading member of the Hypermodern school of chess theory, which favored controlling the center with pieces on the wings. In 1912 Breyer won the Hungarian Championship in Temesvar, ahead of Asztalos, Von Balla, Havasi and Reti.  

In 1920 he won a big tournament in Berlin, ahead of chess legends such as Bogoljubov, Tartakover, Maroczy, Mieses, Tarrasch and Spielmann. He also had a plus score against Max Euwe in 1921. This brilliant player would have undoubtedly gone further had a heart attack not cut his chess career short at the age of twenty-eight.

Breyer's dynamic style and championship caliber are admirably exemplified in the game below, which features an extraordinarily beautiful Mate.


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