The restored grave (photo: Stuart Conquest)
Zukertort was one of the strongest players of the second half of the 19th century, and was Steinitz' challenger, in the first officially recognised world championship match, in 1886. Zukertort started the match brilliantly, winning four games in a row, after losing the opener. However, as the match dragged on, moving between various American cities, he weakened, whilst the indomitable Steinitz gradually got stronger, and in the end, Zukertort lost. Within two years, his health broken, he died in London, aged just 45.
Zukertort and Steinitz, playing the fateful match (photo: endgame.nl)
His immortal game was the win against Blackburne at London 1883, but since that is so well-known, here is one of Zukertort's wins, from the opening phase of the Steinitz match. The notes are from Megabase.