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Did You Know?

jhairamacasieb
Sep 10, 2011, 10:06 AM 0

Did You Know?

         Known as the Lucena manuscript, the oldest existing printed book on chess mentioned castling in 1497. Castling, that special same-time moving of a king and rook, was not known in the Arab game of chess. Lucena's work, published in Spain, was titled Repeticion de amores y arte de Axedres and was actually divided into two sections: one half was on chess; the other half, on love!

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