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H.J.R. Murray

      Harold James Ruthven Murray was possibly the greatest and most influential chess historian ever born.  His monumental work, "A History of Chess," published in 1913, is still valid and quite useful in its centennial year. While researching for his book, Murray published articles in German and English magazines, particuarly the "British Chess Magazine."  His impartial style coupled with his extensive knowledge and understanding cover his articles with an aura of credibility.  Here is the 1907 "BCM" article on Murray.

 



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  • 15 months ago

    Wappinschaw

    Batgirl,you yourself are a pretty good chess historian too!

  • 15 months ago

    AngieRue04

    I am very impressed of what you have found. If the book is still out there and someone is willing to sell it, where is it being head. 

  • 16 months ago

    batgirl

    Because of the rules of shatranj, it's hard to put these games into a viewer.  However, member Ayoubi-W did a very nice job on the first game HERE.

  • 16 months ago

    eatherquake

    I don't understand this old notation? is it possible to have a link where i can learn it?Or to play them with the chess.com game viewer?

    And thank you for the article :-)

  • 16 months ago

    batgirl

    Here are the games Murray discussed, but the onus is on the reader:




     



  • 16 months ago

    kosiu_drumev

    Is it posible to take a look at "these oldest recorded games"? And if "yes" - where? Thanks in advance.

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