Adolf Stern (25 December 1849, Grünstadt , Rhineland-Palatinate – 24 August 1907, Mannheim ) was a German chess master.
Born into a merchant Jewish family, he was the second child of Jacob Stern and Babette Caroline. At the beginning of his chess career, he participated in Baden-Baden 1870 chess tournament , playing only four games (scoring 1½ / 4) because of Franco-Prussian War (as a Bavarian reservist, he fought in the war).  In August 1871 he played in Wiesbaden (section I) scoring 3/4. In September 1871 he took second place, behind Samuel Mieses , in Bad Ems. In July / August 1878 he took ninth in Frankfurt (the 12th WDSB-Kongress, Louis Paulsen won). 
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