Cafe de Regence

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Perhaps the most famous of coffee house where chess was played.   This coffee house was opened up in Paris in1718.  Chess players from Café Procope moved to the Café de la Regence.  Around 1740 chess players gathered there to play chess.  Players like Philidor, Morphy, Steinitz, Lasker, Capablanca, Alekhine, Legall, Deschappelles, Bourdonnais, Saint Amant, Franklin, Napoleon, Voltaire, Rousseau, Robespiere, Calvi and other played there until 1916, when the chess room was closed.   Paul Morphy did not like the Café de la Regence, calling it an ill frequented establishment.


  • 8 years ago · Quote · #1


    Opened by an American in 1670? Is this one of those things where you find nonsense in a published piece of material and you win a cruise?

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