Johannes Zukertort was a Polish chess player who dominated the international chess scene during the 1870s and 1880s. The Réti Opening was originally called Zukertort's Opening as he often used Nf3 as his opening move. A multi-talented personality, Johannes Zukertort also achieved success as a musician, soldier, journalist, political activist, and linguist.
Sir George Thomas, 7th Baronet was a British tennis, badminton, and chess player. One of the greatest badminton players of his generation, Thomas won 21 All England Open Badminton Championships. Thomas is credited with co-founding the International Badminton Federation, where he served as president from 1934 to 1955. In 1996, he was inducted into the World Badminton Hall of Fame.
Robert Wade was a chess player, arbiter, coach, writer, and promoter. A three-time New Zealand champion and two-time British champion, Robert Wade held the titles of International Arbiter and International Master. He also took part in seven Chess Olympiads over the course of his career.