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Johann Baptist Allgaier
Number of games in database: 2
Years covered: 1807 to 1846

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(born Jun-19-1763, died Jan-03-1823, 59 years old) Germany (federation/nationality Austria)

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Johann Baptist Allgaier was born in 1763 in Schussenried, Germany. He was a German-Austrian chess master and theoretician. He operated the chess automaton called The Turk in 1809. He authored the first chess handbook in German. In his day, he was Vienna's best chess player. He died of dropsy (old term for edema/oedema) in Vienna, Austria in 1823.

The Allgaier gambit in the King's Gambit Accepted (C39) begins with: 1.e4 e5 2. f4 exf4 3. Nf3 g5 4. h4 g4 5. Ng5, where white's answer to 5 ... h6 had occasionally been 6. Nxf7, but the line is not as popular these days as when the novelty was developed.

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Allgaier vs NN 1-0141807ViennaC34 King's Gambit Accepted
2. NN vs Allgaier 0-1181846UnknownC23 Bishop's Opening
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-09-12  Morphischer: One of the operators of The Turk. But why does he have a game from 1846 if he died in 1823?
Jan-09-12  JoergWalter: post mortem
Jan-10-12  AlphaMale: Could pre-mortems be used in chess?

Jan-10-12  JoergWalter: yes, after 1.e4 we assume black is lost.
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  brankat: The author of the first chess handbook in German.
May-16-15  Yopo: In 1795 and 1796 published in Vienna (in two volumes) his book Neue Theoretische-praktische Anweisung zum Schachspiel,[14][15] which was regarded in some parts of Europe as the best text book of the time. Source Wikipedia
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