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Isidor Gunsberg

Isidor Gunsberg (1854 - 1930) began his career as the player inside the chess automaton Mephisto but later, became a chess professional He was the only British player who has ever played a match for the world championship (until Nigel Short) - against Wilhelm Steinitz and lost (+4=9-6) . In match play, he defeated Henry Bird and Joseph Henry Blackburne and drew with Mikhail Chigorin. In 1916 he sued the Evening News for libel when they said that his chess column contained blunders. He won the suit after the British High Court accepted a submission that in chess matters,eight oversights did not make a blunder.