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Teichmann, Richard

Richard Teichmann (1868-1925) was a German player, born in Lehnitzsch Sach-Altenburg, Germany, and one of the top players in the world at the beginning of the 20th century.  He was blind in his right eye and wore an eye patch when playing in chess tournaments.  He is sometimes known as “Richard the Fifth” because he took 5th place in at least 10 major tournaments.  He is often quoted as saying “Chess is 99% tactics.”  He was a language teacher.

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