Chess in 1812
by Bill Wall

On February 29, 1812, Hermann Hirschbach was born in Berlin. He was a musician (composer) and a chess player. The Hirschbach variation (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.b4 Bb6 5.b5 Na5 6.Nxe5 Qg5) is named after him. He died in 1888, at the age of 76.

In 1812, Louis Theodor Eichborn was born in Breslau, Germany (now Wroclaw, Poland). He was a strong amateur chess player and wealthy banker.

In 1812, chess clubs were formed in Dusseldorf, Germany and Hereford, England.

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