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The history of chess
Compiled by truepacifism
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I am going to comment on the history of chess not only from the first game in the database from 1475, but before. I plan to discuss inovations in chess, including things like 3D chess and other variations on chess. Capablanca, for example, invented a game with two additional pieces on a 10x8 board. I am going to start out by including at least one game from every century with a minimum of seven games and possibly more. I am going to list players over the last 500+ years. The next thing I could do is a timeline of chess and then an outline of chess.

LUIS RAMIREZ DE LUCENA
(born 1465, died 1530, 64 years old) Spain

ILYA MAKOVEEV
(born May-04-2006, 10 years old) Russia
He is an amazing player and certain to become a top GM.

player year of birth

Ruy Lopez de Segura 1530

Giulio Cesare Polerio 1548

Abbe de Lionne 1655

Giambattista Lolli 1698

Louis Charles Mahe De La Bourdonnais 1795

John Cochrane 1798

Eugene Rousseau 1805

William Henry Krause Pollock 1859

Henry Ernest Atkins 1872

Carl Schlechter 1874

George Alan Thomas 1881

Yuri Averbakh 1922

Gunnar Andreyevich Uusi 1931

Oscar Panno 1935

Yuri Shabanov 1937

Bruce Pandolfini 1947

Larry Kaufman 1947

Robert Huebner 1948

Gregory Kaidanov 1959

Vasik G Rajlich 1971

Vladimir Eduardovich Akopian 1971

Joshua Waitzkin 1976

Rustam Kasimdzhanov 1979

Ehsan Ghaem Maghami 1982

Alexander Areshchenko 1986

Baskaran Adhiban 1992

Jeffery Xiong 2000

Awonder Liang 2003

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A game of chess from the first century of recorded games.
NN vs Lucena, 1497 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 26 moves, 0-1

First of Greco's games in database.
NN vs Greco, 1590 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 16 moves, 0-1

Early C39 game.
Lafon le Jeune vs Roussereau, 1680 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 20 moves, 1-0

Atwood was an important mathematician.
NN vs G Atwood, 1798 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 0-1

A famous player vs. one who is not well known.
F Greenaway vs Anderssen, 1851
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 35 moves, 0-1

First five moves identical to 1475 game (B01).
Balode vs Sondore, 1965 
(B01) Scandinavian, 7 moves, 1-0

Same as 1475 game after black's 5th move(but different opening)
I Makoveev vs G Ostrikov, 2013
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

7 games

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