Edgard Colle

1897 - 1932

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Edgard Colle (18 May 1897 – 19 April 1932) was a Belgian chess master. He scored excellent results in major international tournaments, including first at Amsterdam 1926, ahead of Savielly Tartakower and future world champion Max Euwe; first at Meran 1926, in a strong field ahead of Esteban Canal; and won twice outright at Scarborough in 1927, and again in 1930, ahead of Maróczy and Rubinstein. Colle's playing career was hampered by ill health. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edgard Colle has received more than 42,767 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Edgard Colle is the 129th most popular chess player (down from 126th in 2019), the 530th most popular biography from Belgium (down from 452nd in 2019) and the most popular Belgian Chess Player.

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Among chess players, Edgard Colle ranks 129 out of 376Before him are Maia Chiburdanidze, Clarice Benini, Sonja Graf, John Cochrane, Tatiana Zatulovskaya, and Bernhard Horwitz. After him are Endre Steiner, Vladas Mikėnas, Boris Gelfand, Wolfgang Uhlmann, Henry Bird, and Leonid Stein.

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Among people born in 1897, Edgard Colle ranks 196Before him are Betty Compson, Higinio Morínigo, Douglas Hartree, Rosa Ponselle, Antonio Campolo, and Roman Vishniac. After him are Knudåge Riisager, Gerhard Lamprecht, Ossi Oswalda, Gregorio Fuentes, Ulises Poirier, and Henri Frankfort. Among people deceased in 1932, Edgard Colle ranks 96Before him are Rudolf Bauer, Marcel Boulenger, Carmen de Burgos, Kliment Boyadzhiev, Peder Kolstad, and Pritilata Waddedar. After him are Hermann Gunkel, Giuseppe Vitali, Ioannis Chrysafis, Julieta Lanteri, Ellen Churchill Semple, and Herbert Plumer, 1st Viscount Plumer.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Edgard Colle ranks 530 out of 899Before him are Ivo Van Damme (1954), Ulu Grosbard (1929), Paul van Ostaijen (1896), Jean-Philippe Toussaint (1957), Solange Berry (1932), and Jan Vertonghen (1987). After him are Fernand de Montigny (1885), Jean Dockx (1941), Jan Diddens (1906), Suzanne Lilar (1901), Félicien Marceau (1913), and Georges Heylens (1941).

Among CHESS PLAYERS In Belgium

Among chess players born in Belgium, Edgard Colle ranks 1After him are George Koltanowski (1903).