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S. Lipschutz

Born: Jul 4, 1863

Death: Nov 30, 1905

Nationality: Hungary

S. Lipschutz

Date of Birth : Jul 4, 1863
Date of Death : Nov 30, 1905

Samuel or Salomon Lipschutz was a chess player and author. He was chess champion of the United States from 1892 to 1894. Born in Ungvar, Ung County, Carpathian Ruthenia, Austria-Hungary, Lipschutz emigrated to New York in 1880 at the age of seventeen. He soon became known in chess circles and in 1883 he was chosen as one of a team to represent the New York Chess Club in a match with the Philadelphia Chess Club, and won both of his games. In 1885 he won the championship of the New York Chess Club, and the next year he took part in the international tournament held in London, where he came sixth, including wins over Johannes Zukertort and George Henry Mackenzie. At the Sixth American Chess Congress held in New York in 1889, Lipschutz again finished sixth and was the only American player among the prize winners. Lipschutz won the U.S. Chess Championship in 1892 by defeating Jackson Whipps Showalter in a match by seven wins to one with one draw. He secured for the Manhattan Chess Club the absolute possession of the "Staats-Zeitung" challenge cup by winning New York State Chess Association matches and tournaments three times.

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