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.

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

Harold van der Heijden database V (31-12-2015) )