Introduction to Breyer
Gyula Julius Breyer (30 April 1893 Budapest – 9 November 1921) was a Hungarian chess player and 1912 Hungarian national champion.
In 1912 hewon the Hungarian championship in Temesvar. In a 1920 tournament in Berlin he finished first (+6−2=1) ahead of Efim Bogoljubov, Savielly Tartakower, Richard Réti, Géza Maróczy, and Siegbert Tarrasch.
- He had a net plus winning record against later world champion Max Euwe.
- In 1921 He set a new blindfold chess record by playing 25 games simultaneously.
- He also edited Szellemi Sport magazine which devoted to chess puzzles and composed legacy
He was a leading pioneer of the hyper modern school of chess theory, which favored controlling thewith pressure from the .
Heart disease cut short his promising chess career. He died in 1921 at the age of 28 in Bratislava
Breyer was a revolutionary in his chess thinking. He promoted the idea of dynamic chess and formulated many of the Hyper modern concepts. Yet, after his death, he was omitted from most of the chess history books and today is only known for the Breyer variation, an ever popular defense against the Ruy Lopez.
Game Analysis: Gyula Breyer vs Johannes Esser