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1819, Jun 271885, Dec 14
an Austrian chess master and journalist. Falkbeer moved to Vienna to study law, but ended up becoming a journalist. During the European Revolutions of 1848, he fled Vienna for Germany. He played chess with German masters Adolf Anderssen and Jean Dufresne in Leipzig, Berlin, Dresden, and Bremen. Falkbeer edited a chess column for The Sunday Times from April 1857 to November 1859. Falkbeer is more famous for his contributions to chess theory than for his individual play. He introduced the Falkbeer Countergambit, still considered one of the main lines in the King's Gambit Declined.
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