Plaque honors Wilhelm Steinitz in Czech Old Town Print
Thursday, 08 July 2004 00:00
A plaque in honor of the first World Chess Champion Wilhelm Steinitz was dedicated by the president of the Czech Republic, Vaclav Klaus on June 30th . The plaque was placed on the building of the Faculty of Philosophy (Charles University) in Prague, on the border between the Jewish Ghetto and Old Town where the Steinitz house used to stand. Visit the site www.chessacademy.cz A plaque in honor of the first World Chess Champion Wilhelm Steinitz was dedicated by the president of the Czech Republic, Vaclav Klaus on June 30th . The plaque was placed on the building of the Faculty of Philosophy (Charles University) in Prague, on the border between the Jewish Ghetto and Old Town where the Steinitz house used to stand.

The project for the plaque was established four years ago, 100 years after Stenitz` death. The was created by Vladimir Oppl, one of the best Czech sculptors.

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