Siegbert Tarrasch
Siegbert Tarrasch was one of the strongest chess
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 players and most influential chess teachers of the late 19th century and early 20th century.

Tarrasch was born in Breslau (Wrocław), Prussian Silesia. Having finished school in 1880, he left Breslau to study medicine in Halle
University of Halle-Wittenberg
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. Later he lived most of his life with his family in Nuremberg
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, Bavaria
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, and later in Munich
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. He had five children. Tarrasch was Jewish, converted to Christianity in 1909, and a patriotic German who lost a son in World War I.

Chess, like love, like music, has the power to make men happy.

The Game of Chess|The Game of Chess (1931), Preface

Mistrust is the most necessary characteristic of the Chess player.

The Game of Chess (1931), Pt. 2 : The End Game, p. 79

To acquire a reputation of being a dashing player at the cost of losing a game.

Response to a question as to What was the object of playing a gambit opening, as quoted in The Treasury of Chess Lore (1959) by Fred Reinfeld

He who fears an isolated Queen's Pawn should give up Chess.

As quoted in The Most Instructive Games of Chess Ever Played : 62 Masterpieces of Chess Strategy (1965) by Irving Chernev, Game 18 : The Isolated Pawn, p. 81

Before the endgame, the Gods have placed the middle game.

As quoted in Cunning Exiles : Studies of Modern Prose Writers (1974), by Don Anderson and Stephen Thomas Knight, p. 41

Many have become Chess Masters, no one has become the Master of Chess.

As quoted in Chess and Computers (1976) by David N. L. Levy, p. 40

It is not enough to be a good player, you must also play well.

As quoted in Chess Openings : Traps and Zaps (1989) by Bruce Pandolfini, p. 139