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The book A History of Chess was written by H. J. R. Murray (1868–1955) and published in 1913.
Abraham de Moivre (26 May 166727 November 1754) was a French mathematician known for de Moivre's formula, a formula that links complex numbers and trigonometry, and for his work on the normal distribution and probability theory.
Abu Bakr Muhammad bin Yahya al-Suli (أبو بكر محمد بن يحيى الصولي) (born: 266–267 A.H/ 880 A.D in Gorgan - died: 334–335 A.H/ 946 A.D in Basra) (aged 68-69. lunar calendar) was a nadim (boon companion) of successive Abbasid caliphs.
According to the Etymologiae by Isidore of Seville, Alea was a Greek soldier of the Trojan War who invented the dicing game tabula.
An alfil (or elephant) is a xiangqi piece and fairy chess piece that jumps two squares diagonally.
An amazon (also known as a queen+knight compound) is a fairy chess piece that can move like a queen or a knight (or, equivalently, like a rook, bishop, or knight).
Awithlaknakwe (or Stone Warriors, or Game of the Stone Warriors) is a strategy board game from the Zuni Native American Indians of the American Southwest.
Blindfold chess (also known as sans voir) is a form of chess play wherein the players do not see the positions of the pieces or touch them.
Castling is a move in the game of chess involving a player's king and either of the player's original rooks.
Chaturaji (meaning "four kings", and also known as choupat, IAST) is a four-player chess-like game.
Chaturanga (चतुरङ्ग), or catur for short, is an ancient Indian strategy game which is commonly theorized to be the common ancestor of the board games chess, shogi, sittuyin, makruk, xiangqi and janggi.
Chess is a two-player strategy board game played on a chessboard, a checkered gameboard with 64 squares arranged in an 8×8 grid.
The earliest known chess column appeared in the Lancet in 1823, but due to lack of popularity disappeared after less than a year.
China is a major chess power, with the women's team winning silver medals at the Olympiad in 2010, 2012, and 2014; the men's team winning gold at the 2014 Olympiad, and the average rating for the country's top ten players second in the FIDE rankings at the end of 2014.
The exact location, time and method of the entry of chess, or rather its immediate precursor Shatranj, into western Europe is unknown, however linguistic evidence suggest that it was almost certainly transmitted via the Arab world.
Chess libraries are library collections of books and periodicals on the game of chess.
The Chess Player's Chronicle, founded by Howard Staunton and extant from 1841–56 and 1859–62, was the world's first successful English-language magazine devoted exclusively to chess.
The game of chess is commonly divided into three phases: the opening, middlegame, and endgame.
Courier Chess (or The Courier Game or simply courier) is a strategy board game in the chess family.
Cross and circle is a board game design used for race games played throughout the world.
A fairy chess piece, variant chess piece, unorthodox chess piece, or heterodox chess piece is a chess piece not used in conventional chess but incorporated into certain chess variants and some chess problems.
François-André Danican Philidor (September 7, 1726 – August 31, 1795), often referred to as André Danican Philidor during his lifetime, was a French composer and chess player.
Frederick Howard, 5th Earl of Carlisle (28 May 1748 – 4 September 1825) was a British peer, statesman, diplomat, and author.
Grant Acedrex is a medieval chess variant dating back to the time of King Alfonso X of Castile.
A handicap (or "odds") in chess is variant ways to enable a weaker player to have a chance of winning against a stronger one.
H. J. R. Murray (Harold James Ruthven Murray) was an educationalist and historian.
Heyshott is a village and civil parish in the Chichester district of West Sussex, England.
The history of chess can be traced back nearly 1500 years, although the earliest origins are uncertain.
Howard Staunton (1810 – 22 June 1874) was an English chess master who is generally regarded as having been the world's strongest player from 1843 to 1851, largely as a result of his 1843 victory over Pierre Charles Fournier de Saint-Amant.
Articles pertaining to games and gaming include.
Israel the Grammarian (– c. 965) was one of the leading European scholars of the mid-tenth century.
Sir James Augustus Henry Murray, FBA (7 February 1837 – 26 July 1915) was a Scottish lexicographer and philologist.
John Griswold White (10 August 1845 – 27 August 1928) was a prominent Cleveland attorney, a chess connoisseur, and a bibliophile.
Captain Joseph Bertin (1690s – c. 1736) was one of the first authors to write about the game of chess.
Kenneth C. Murray (1903 – 21 April 1972) was an English archaeologist and teacher.
Le Palamède was the world's first periodical devoted to the game of chess.
The Lewis chessmen (Lewisbrikkene; Fir-Tàilisg; Lewis chesmen) or Uig chessmen, named after the bay where they were found, are a group of distinctive 12th-century chess pieces, along with other gaming pieces, most of which are carved from walrus ivory.
The following is a list of notable people associated with Balliol College, Oxford, including alumni and Masters of the college.
This is a list of chess historians.
The Oxford Companion to Chess lists 1,327 named openings and variants.
The Buddhist games list is a list of games that Gautama Buddha is reputed to have said that he would not play and that his disciples should likewise not play, because he believed them to be a 'cause for negligence'.
This list of Indian inventions and discoveries details the inventions, scientific discoveries and contributions of ancient and modern India, including both the ancient and medieval nations in the subcontinent historically referred to as India and the modern Indian state.
Games in the mancala family include.
This is a list of people from the University of Oxford involved in education.
Luis Ramírez de Lucena (c. 1465 – c. 1530) was a Spanish chess player who published the first still-existing chess book.
Mak-yek (หมากแยก) is a two-player abstract strategy board game played in Thailand (formerly called Siam) and Myanmar (formerly called Burma).
Murray is both a Scottish and an Irish surname with two distinct respective etymologies.
Sir Oswyn Alexander Ruthven Murray (17 August 1873 – 10 July 1936) was a British civil servant who spent most of his career at the Admiralty, eventually serving as Permanent Secretary from 1917 until 1936.
Paolo Boi (1528–1598) was an Italian chess player.
Pierre Charles Fournier de Saint-Amant (12 September 1800 – 29 October 1872) was a leading French chess master and an editor of the chess periodical Le Palamède.
The Ponziani Opening is a chess opening that begins with the moves: It is one of the oldest chess openings, having been discussed in the literature by 1497.
Robert Charles Bell (1917–2002) was the author of several books on board games, most importantly Board and Table Games 1 & 2 (reprinted as Board and Table Games from Many Civilizations).
"The short assize" (French court assize.
Stalemate is a situation in the game of chess where the player whose turn it is to move is not in check but has no legal move.
The Staunton–Morphy controversy concerns the failure of negotiations in 1858 for a chess match between Howard Staunton and Paul Morphy and later interpretations of the actions of the two players.
Schachdorf Ströbeck is a village in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany, which since 1 January 2010 is part of the town of Halberstadt in the Harz district, in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.
Tassilo, Baron von Heydebrand und der Lasa (known in English as "Baron von der Lasa", 17 October 1818, Berlin – 27 July 1899, Storchnest near Lissa, Greater Poland, then German Empire) was an important German chess master, chess historian and theoretician of the nineteenth century, a member of the Berlin Chess Club and a founder of the Berlin Chess School (the Berlin Pleiades).
This is a timeline of chess.
Trinity School (formerly Carlisle Grammar School) is a large mixed secondary school and sixth form in Carlisle, Cumbria, for students aged 11 to 18.
Versus de scachis is a Medieval Latin poem about chess.
Daniel Willard Fiske (November 11, 1831 – September 17, 1904) was an American librarian and scholar, born on November 11, 1831, at Ellisburg, New York.