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French chessplayer published one of the first chess books in the Napoleon Marache United States, which also discussed strategy for backgammon and dominoes?
historian and biographer
is also an Hans Olav Lahlum International Arbiter in chess?
Moscow chess champion won ten awards in an Nikolay Grigoriev endgame study composing tourney in 1935?
Japanese animated television series uses terms from Last Exile chess in its episode titles?
was used against Austrian Attack Bobby Fischer when he played the Pirc Defence for the first time in his chess career?
the first major international
chess tournament in took place London in 1851?
the first coach of
Lithuanian chess International Master Viktorija Čmilytė (pictured) was her father?
has applications in Thue-Morse sequence number theory, combinatorics, differential geometry and chess?
excavations at the village of
near Timerevo Yaroslavl-on-the- Volga revealed a huge number of African dirhams and a chess piece, all inscribed with Runic graffiti?
Indian chess player
was banned from playing competitive Umakant Sharma chess for 10 years after being caught cheating with a Bluetooth device sewn into his cap?
visually impaired chess player founded the Reginald Bonham International Braille Chess Association?
Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, President of the Republic of Kalmykia and head of the World Chess Federation, built the multi-million dollar complex for hosting international Chess City chess tournaments?
Church of England clergyman also was a minor William Wayte British chess master in the late 1800s?
, an Frank Parr English chess player, won the Hastings Premier during his first and only appearance at the tournament in 1939/1940?
was regularly invited to James Mortimer chess tournaments even though he lost most of his matches, managing to beat masters including Johannes Zukertort and Mikhail Chigorin?
is a Queen's Gambit Accepted chess opening in which Black takes a White pawn after two moves, but is not a real gambit because Black cannot count on keeping his advantage?
was the youngest woman ever to win the women's world Maia Chiburdanidze chess championship?
1956 was the first time when a computer was able to play a chess-like game, ?
Los Alamos chess
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