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Jan Dobrusky
Number of games in database: 3
Years covered: 1873 to 1891

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(born Aug-28-1853, died May-31-1907, 53 years old) Austria

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Dr Jan Dobruský was an advocate and he is considered as one of the fathers of the Bohemian school, together with Josef Pospíšil and Antonín König. 250 of his compositions, mostly direct mates in three moves or more, are presented with an introduction by Pospíšil in Šachové úlohy (1907).

Dobruský was the editor of the chess column of Světozor from 1874 till 1879, and that of Humoristické listy from 1874 till 1884. He was also an early editor of the magazine Časopis českých šachistů (1906-07).

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J Dobrusky vs J Holzwarth 1-0231873corrC51 Evans Gambit
2. B Schnirch vs J Dobrusky 0-1201888PragueC40 King's Knight Opening
3. J Dobrusky vs F Moucka 1-0221891PragueC67 Ruy Lopez
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  GrahamClayton: Dobrusky was also a noted problemist/composer. He also won a blindfold tournament in Prague in 1874 with a score of 13.5/14

Source: Irving Chernev, "Wonders and Curiosities of Chess", Dover Publications, 1974

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  vonKrolock: In <"A minor Dobruský mystery">, Anders Thulin raise an interesting question on his chessical <noms-de-plume>
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  GrahamClayton: Here is a miniature win by Dobrusky that I have just uploaded to the database:

[Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "1902.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "NN"]
[Black "Dobrusky, Jan"]
[Result "0-1"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 f5 3. Nxe5 Nc6 4. Qh5+ g6 5. Nxg6 Nf6 6. Qh3 Rg8 7. Nxf8 Kxf8 8. Qxf5 d5 9. Qf3 dxe4 10. Qf4 Nd4 11. Na3 Rg4 12. Qh6+ Kg8 13. Bc4+ Kh8 14. O-O Rg6 15. Qf4 Nf3+ 16. Kh1 Rxg2 17. Kxg2 Nh5 18. Qh6 Bh3+ 19. Kh1 Qg8 20. Bxg8 Rxg8 0-1

Source: New York Clipper, Saturday, 21 June 1902, p. 368.

Aug-28-15  thomastonk: I've changed some names in the bio:

<Světozor> to <Světozor>

<Časopis českých šachistů> to <Časopis českých šachistů>

<Pospíšil> to <Josef Pospíšil>

<Konig> to <Antonin König>

<J. Pospisil> to <Pospíšil>

I have also added and changed a few more things, and I deleted an invalid link.

Happy birthday, Dr Dobruský!

Aug-28-15  thomastonk: The game that <GrahamClayton> submitted was played in Prague 1888, and White was the famous Bohuslav Schnirch (see I changed year and site and I'll submit a correction slip for the name.
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