Selection of studies composed by

David Przepiorka

(Poland, 22.12.1880 - 04.1940)


Chess Master and composer born in Warsaw, who in private life was devoted to business.

Przepiorka, as a composer, has left a valuable work with strategic issues preferably.

At Edward Winter Chess Notes website we can read:

Przepiórka learned chess at the age of seven all by himself, none of his family knowing the game.

When only nine years of age he was a true chess prodigy and as a boy of 12 he beat the well-known master Taubenhaus in a brilliant game.

Przepiórka’s debut in a public arena was a competition for solvers where his name was first mentioned in 1891.
One year later he had an opportunity to play a game with Jan (Jean) Taubenhaus, a renowned Franco-Polish chess master, who participated in some great international events.
The Warsaw press reported, “Przepiórka won his game in a sparkling style”, but the score of this sensational battle has not been preserved.

 His date of death has different records. At Wikipedia 04-1940 is given.

Picture taken in Debrecen 1925.



(All his studies, more exact dates, possible corrections or cooks and exact details about sources can be found in the

Harold van der Heijden (HHdbVI))