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Ernst Falkbeer

Ernst Falkbeer
Full name
Ernst Falkbeer
Jun 27, 1819 - Dec 14, 1885 (age 66)‎
Place of birth
Brno, Austria


Ernst Falkbeer was an Austrian chess master and journalist known for introducing the Falkbeer Countergambit. It’s a line in the King’s Gambit that begins 1.e4 e5 2.f4 d5. Note that Falkbeer was a strong player in addition to his chess theory contributions and work as a chess columnist. In fact, he played two matches with Henry Bird, and they split the results. Falkbeer later beat Pierre de Saint-Amant in a top knockout tournament before finishing in second place.

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