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Chess

  • The La Bourdonnais – McDonnell chess matches take place at the Westminster Chess Club in London. They are a series of matches between Louis-Charles Mahé de La Bourdonnais of France and Alexander McDonnell of Ireland. The matches confirm La Bourdonnais as the leading chess player in the world.

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Yousof Safvat
... Yousof (Younnus, Younus) Safvat (born 1931 in Tehran - death 2003 in Tehran) was an Iranian chess player ... He was the first official chess champion and national master of Iran ... He won four times Iranian Chess Championship (1956, 1957, 1959, 1965), and represented Iran in Chess Olympiads at Moscow 1956, Munich 1958, Varna 1962, Tel Aviv 1964 ...
Genrikh Kasparyan
... to have been one of the greatest composers of chess endgame studies ... He was awarded the titles of International Judge of Chess Compositions in 1956 and International Grandmaster of Chess Composition in 1972, the first composer to receive ... Kasparyan was also an active chess player, winning the Armenian championship ten times (from 1934 to 1956, including two ties with future World Champion ...
Natan Sharansky - Biography
... As a child, he was a chess prodigy ... he claims to have maintained his sanity by playing chess against himself in his mind ... Sharansky beat the world chess champion Garry Kasparov in a simultaneous exhibition in Israel in 1996 ...
Bitboard - History
... For the more complicated game of chess, it appears the method was independently rediscovered later by the Kaissa team in the Soviet Union in the late 1960s, although not ... Northwestern University program "Chess" in the early 1970s, and documented in 1977 in "Chess Skill in Man and Machine" ...
Italian Game
... The Italian Game is a family of chess openings beginning with the moves 1 ... Bc4 The Italian Game is one of the oldest recorded chess openings it occurs in the Göttingen manuscript and was developed by players such as Damiano and ... better tries for a long-term advantage, but the Italian is still popular in correspondence chess, where players are allowed access to published theory, and in games between amateurs ...

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