Chess master::Viktor Knorre


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Chess master Knorre was also known as a strong chess player, playing among others against Adolf Anderssen, Gustav Neumann and Johannes Zukertort. He took part in several chess tournaments during the 1860s.<ref>Name Index to Jeremy Gaige's Chess Tournament Crosstables, An Electronic Edition, Anders Thulin, Malmö, 2004-09-01</ref><ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

In the Two Knights Defense the Knorre variation (ECO code C59) is named after him. It follows the main line of the Two Knights defense for the first ten moves, and is characterized by the moves 10. Ne5 Bd6 11. d4 Qc7 12. Bd2.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> The Knorre variation of the Open defense in the Ruy Lopez, characterized by the move 6. Nc3, is also named after Knorre.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> {{#invoke:Side box|main}}

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