Chess in 1806
by Bill Wall

On January 1, 1806 (Dec 20, 1805 old style), Lionel Adalbert Bagration Felix Kieseritzky was born in Tartu. He was a strong French player of his day. He died in 1853, at the age of 47.

In 1806, Denis Julien was born in Les Meaumettes, France. In 1852, he founded the St. Denis Hotel in Manhattan, which was a popular chess resort. He was an amateur chess player and a problem-solver. He died in 1868, at the age of 61.

In 1806, Adolf Zytogorsi was born in Poland. He was a Polish-British chess master. He died in 1882, at the age of 75.

In 1806, Alphonse Delannoy was born in Evreaux, France. He was an amateur chess player who played Paul Morphy several time in 1859. He contributed chess articles for a variety of chess magazines. He died in 1883.

In 1806, Johann Jacob Loewenthal was born in Pest, Hungary. He was a professional chess master. He died in 1876, at the age of 70.

In 1806, Alexandre Deschapelles (1780-1847) defeated the best chess players in Germany. Around this period, he was considered the strongest chess player in the world.

In 1806, Joseph Dillinger wrote Ein hundert zehen ganz neu zusammengesetzte.

In 1806, a third edition of Afhandling om Schack-Spel (A Short Treatise about the Game of Chess), by Carl Wilhelm von Konigsstedt, was published.

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