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    Lucena, Spanish Chess Player, Writer 1st chess book  
Luis Ramírez de Lucena was a Spanish chess player who published the first still-existing chess book. He was probably the son of the humanist writer and diplomat Juan de Lucena, from a family of Jews who converted to Roman Catholicism. Lu...
 
    Garry Kasparov, Russian Chess Player  
Garry Kimovich Kasparov is a Russian chess grandmaster, former World Chess Champion, writer, and political activist, whom many consider to be the greatest chess player of all time. From 1986 until his retirement in 2005, Kasparov was ranked...
 
    Magnus Carlsen, Norwegian Chess Player  
Sven Magnus Carlsen is a Norwegian chess grandmaster, and the current World Chess Champion. Carlsen was a chess prodigy. He became a chess grandmaster in 2004 at the age of 13 years, 148 days, which made him the third-youngest grandmaste...
 
       
         
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