Moshe Hirschbein

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Moshe Hirschbein (var. Hirszbein, Hirszbain, Hirszbajn) (1894 – 1940) was a Polish chess master.

Born into a Jewish family, he lived in Łódź, playing in many local tournaments. In 1912, he took 7th (Efim Bogoljubow won), twice took 4th (Quadrangular) in 1913 and 1916/17 (both won by Gersz Salwe,[1] and won a match against Samuel Factor (+4 –2 =4) in 1917.[2] After World War I, he won (Quadrangular) in 1920/21, took 3rd in 1925, and tied for 14-15th in the 2nd Polish Chess Championship, Akiba Rubinstein won) in 1927.[3]

He died during World War II in the Lodz Ghetto.


  1. ^ Name Index to Jeremy Gaige's Chess Tournament Crosstables, An Electronic Edition, Anders Thulin, Malmö, 2004-09-01
  2. ^ "Samuel Factor - wielokrotny mistrz Chicago". Archived from the original on 2007-11-09. Retrieved 2009-05-27.
  3. ^ Litmanowicz, Władysław & Giżycki, Jerzy (1986, 1987). Szachy od A do Z. Wydawnictwo Sport i Turystyka Warszawa. ISBN 83-217-2481-7 (1. A-M), ISBN 83-217-2745-X (2. N-Z).