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Bruno Edgar Siegheim’s biography, fact, career, awards, net worth and life story

IntroSouth African-German chess player
Was Chess player
From South Africa
Type Sports
Gendermale
Birth

24 May 1875

Death

5 November 1952
(aged 77 years)

Bruno Edgar Siegheim (24 May 1875 in Berlin, Germany – 5 November 1952 in Johannesburg, South Africa) was a German–South African chess master.
He took 3rd, behind Julius Finn and Hermann Keidanski, at New York 1903 (The Rice Gambit tournament at the Manhattan Chess Club). Then, he twice won South African Chess Championship (1906 and 1912), and lost to Max Blieden in challenge (1910), defeated Harry Duhan in challenge (1911), and defeated Henk Meihuizen in challenge (1912).
After World War I, he tied for 5-6th at Malvern 1921 (Frederick Yates won), and shared 2nd with Richard Réti, behind Akiba Rubinstein, at Hastings International Chess Congress in 1922/23. He also played a match with Mir Sultan Khan at London 1929.