Charousek, Rezs÷

CHESS-PLAYER (CZECHOSLOVAKIA)
BORN 19 Sep 1873, Praha - DIED 18 Apr 1900, Nagyteteny
GRAVE LOCATION Budapest: Kerepesi cemetery (33/3-1-5)

Rezs÷ (or Rudolf) Charousek learned to play chess when he was about fourteen years old. His first teacher was Dezso Pap. he studied law in Kassa and at that time he was the strongest player in the city. In 1893 he played at the Budapest Chess Club for the first time. After a draw with GÚza Marˇczy he defeated Gyula Makovetz.

In 1896 Charousek wasn't invited for the very strong tournament in Nuremberg, hometown of Tarrasch. After Henry Bird withdrew he received an invitation and he finished 12th out of 19, defeating world champion Lasker. In 1897 he won in Berlin and he scored several other good results in that year. He had trouble to stand the strain of match play and was defeated in matches by both Marˇczy and Chigorin.

He died of tuberculosis in 1900, aged only 26. He was buried at the Kerepesi Cemetery in Budapest.

Sources
Rudolf Charousek - Wikipedia
• Tamplin, John A., Chess History, Internet

Images

The grave of Rezs÷ Charousek at the Kerepesi cemetery in Budapest.
Picture by androom (20 Aug 2006)

 

The grave of Rezs÷ Charousek at the Kerepesi cemetery in Budapest.
Picture by androom (20 Aug 2006)

 


Chavanne, Irene von

Published: 30 Nov 2014
Last update: 30 Nov 2014