Harrwitz, Daniel

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Daniel Harrwitz (29 April 1823 – 9 January 1884) was a German master (born in Breslau, Silesia) and world’s best active player in the mid 1850s.  He played matches against Staunton, Anderssen, Lowenthal, and lost to Morphy.  He became a professional chess player at the Cafe de la Regence in Paris.   In 1852, his match with Lowenthal was the first chess match that introduced a time limit.  The time limit was 20 minutes per move.  In 1853-1854  he founded and edited the British Chess Review.   In 1862 he wrote Lehbuch des Schachspiels.  He retired in the Austrian Alps (Tyrol), living off his inheritance.

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