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Breyer, Gyula (Julius)

Gyula Breyer (1893-1921) was a Hungarian of Grandmaster strength.  He set a new blindfold record of 25 opponents (won 15, drew 7, lost 3) in 1921 in Berlin.  He was one of the pioneering leaders of hypermodern chess.  He was the Hungarian champion in 1912.  In 1920, he edited Szellemi Sport, a magazine dedicated to puzzles.  He died of a heart attack at the age of 28.  The Breyer variation in the King's Gambit is 1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Qf3.

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