Kurt Dreyer

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Kurt Dreyer (31 July 1909 in Bielefeld, Germany – 29 September 1981 in Johannesburg, South Africa) was a German–South African chess master.

Dreyer emigrated from Germany due to the country's Nazi policies. He was South African Champion in 1937 (after a play-off) and 1947 (jointly with Wolfgang Heidenfeld). He took 15th at Dublin 1957 (zonal, Ludek Pachman won).[1]

He married Eva Dreyer and had 2 children, Frank and Kenneth Dreyer.

Dreyer represented South Africa in Chess Olympiads at Munich 1958, Tel Aviv 1964, Havana 1966, and Siegen 1970.[2]


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