|Birth Day||December 12, 1882|
|Age||137 YEARS OLD|
|Died On||Mar 15, 1961 (age 78)|
Early 20th century Polish chess Grandmaster whose World Championship match in 1914 was cancelled due to the start of World War I.
He was studying to become a Rabbi when he discovered his chess prowess.
He had to abandon competitive chess as an older man due to mental illness.
He was born and raised as a member of a Jewish family in Poland.