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American chess-player; born at Ungvar, Hungary, July 4, 1863. At the age of seventeen he emigrated to New York, where he soon became known in chess circles. In 1883 he was chosen as one of a team to represent New York 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 in the following year took part in the international tournament held in London, where he succeeded in defeating Zukertorf and Mackenzie, among others. At the Masters' Tournament at New York in 1889 Lipschutz gained the sixth place, he being the only American player to secure a prize. In 1890 he won the championship of the United States, and repeated his success in 1892. He secured for the Manhattan Chess Club the absolute possession of the "Staats-Zeitung" challenge cup by winning it three times in succession (one tie against Steinitz). Twice pitted against Lasker, he has drawn his games on each occasion. Several of the games played by Lipschutz have been published in "Examples of Chess Master-Play" (New Barnet, 1893).

Lipschutz revised "The Chess-Player's Manual," and he edited "The Rice Gambit," New York, 1901.

  • Chess Monthly, Dec., 1890.
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