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The Art of the Game of Chess
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The Art of the Game of Chess (Paperback)

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The Art of the Game of Chess is the first English translation of Fr. Ruy Lopez's 1561 book about chess, Libro de la invencion liberal y arte del juego del ajedrez. Lopez was a priest who served as King Philip II's confessor and royal advisor. As a connoisseur of chess, King Philip II promoted the game in his court, and it did not take long for Lopez to become known as Spain's and one of Europe's greatest chess players.



Lopez is widely acclaimed as one of the most influential chess thinkers of all time whose theories of chess are an integral part of how chess is played today. Academics, including historians, linguists, sociologists, and Hispanists, as well as non-academics, especially chess enthusiasts, will appreciate this translation, which opens with a Foreword by Andrew Soltis, who is a Grandmaster and a United States Chess Hall of Fame Inductee, and includes a critical introduction and more than 275 footnotes.

Sport & HobbiesHobbies, quizzes & gamesBoard gamesChess Publisher: The Catholic University of America Press Publication Date: 30/07/2020 ISBN-13: 9780813232812  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Ruy Lopez (c. 1530 - c. 1580) was a Spanish Roman Catholic priest whose 1561 book was one of the first definitive books about modern chess in Europe. Michael McGrath is professor of Hispanic studies at Georgia Southern University.

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