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Emanuel Schiffers

Emanuel Stepanovich Schiffers (1850 1904) was a Russian chess player.

In 1878 he played two matches against Mikhail Chigorin, losing the first 7-3, but winning the second 7.5-6.5, thus establishing himself as the second strongest player in Russia after Chigorin himself. At Rostov on Don in 1896 he played a match against former World Chess Champion Wilhelm Steinitz, losing 6.5-4.5. His best tournament result was at Hastings 1895 where he finished sixth with 12/21. He was also a notable chess teacher, and wrote the chess textbook Samouchitel shakhmatnoi igry (published 1906).