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Chess Trivia of 11 January

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On 11 January Petr Kiriakov (1975) and Christian Bauer (1977) were born. Today in 1941 the second official world champion Emanuel Lasker passed away. Also today, in 1886, the world championship match between Steinitz and Zukertort started. Steinitz won 12,5-7,5.

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