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The first French reference to chess is in a report of the siege of Antioch.  During the First Crusade, Peter the Hermit found the Turkish general playing chess.  In 110 King Louis VI of France was captured by an English knight, who shouts that the king has been captured.  The King escaped yelling, "Ignorant and insolent knight.  Not even in chess can a King be taken."  In 1962 Bobby Dudley won the first USCF rated event in France.

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