Sunday, September 09, 2007

Regal Games from the Realms of Yore - Gioachino Greco vs. NN

Today, in our Sunday series Regal Games from the Realms of Yore, we feature a game by Gioachino Greco (1600–c.1634) an Italian chess player and writer. Greco recorded some of the first chess games on record, 77 in total. His games, all against anonymous opponents ("NN" or No Name), were quite possibly constructs, but acted as highly useful tools for spotting opening traps.

Here's one of the earliest games on record (from the year 1619). A nice little game!

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