14. Apr, 2021

Sultan Khan

Mir Sultan Khan was born in 1905 in Mittha in the Punjab, British India. His prowess at the Indian variety of chess brought him to the notice of Colonel Nawab Sir Umar Hayat Khan who taught him the European game.

After winning the All-India Championship in 1928 (+8, =1, -0) he went to England and quickly came to the notice of English masters William Winter and Fred Dewhirst Yates who helped him overcome his lack of theoretical knowledge. He was British Champion in 1929, 1932 and 1933.

Diagram - Sultan Khan (Black) has invited White to exchange queens. How will this advantage Black ?

👍 Chess book - Sultan Khan the Indian servant ...