Johann Hermann Bauer Biography

Johann Hermann Bauer (1861-1891) was an Austrian chess master born in Kotopeky, Bohemia (then in the Austrian Empire). He settled in Vienna and won the master title at Frankfurt in 1887.

His best tournament achievement was at Graz in 1890, where he finished in 2nd place behind Gyula Makovetz and ahead of Emanuel Lasker and Georg Marco. He died of tuberculosis at the age of 29.

Career

Early Life

  • Born on November 10, 1861, in Kotopeky, Bohemia (now in the Czech Republic).
  • Moved to Vienna as a teenager.
  • Worked as a journalist.
  • Became a chess master in 1887 after winning a chess tournament in Frankfurt.

Tournament Successes

  • Won several chess tournaments in Austria and Germany.
  • Finished in 2nd place at the 1890 Graz International Chess Tournament, behind Gyula Makovetz and ahead of Emanuel Lasker and Georg Marco.

Death

  • Died at the age of 29 from tuberculosis.

 

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