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Isidor Gunsberg

Isidor Gunsberg (1854 - 1930) began his career as the player inside the chess automaton[?] Mephisto but later, became a chess professional He was the only British player who has ever played a match for the world championship (until Nigel Short) - against Wilhelm Steinitz and lost (+4=9-6) . In match play, he defeated Bird and Blackburne and drew with Chigorin. In 1916 he sued the Evening News[?] for libel when they said that his chess column contained blunders. He won the suit after the British High Court[?] accepted a submission that in chess matters,eight oversights did not make a blunder.



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