Boi, Paolo (1528-1598)

Paolo Boi (Public Domain)

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Description: Paolo Boi was one of the best chess players of the sixteenth century. He was one of the players of the considered First International Chess Tournament. Although Paolo didn’t win, he gained great prestige for his chess qualities. The causes of his death are not clear and there is speculation between a poisoning by his rivals, a bad cold or a disease contracted by drinking water in poor condition.
Sex: Male. Occupation: Chess player.
Place of Birth / Death: Syracuse, Italy / Naples, Italy. Country Tags: Italy.
Centuries: XVI. Title: –
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External links



  • Averbakh, Yuri. (2012). A history of chess. From Chaturanga to the present day. Milford, USA: Russel enterprises Inc.
  • Eales, Richard. (2002). Chess: The history of a game. Glasgow, Scotland: Hardinge Simpole Publishing.
  • Elo, Arpad E. (2008). The rating of chess players, Past and Present. New York: Ishi Press.
  • Hooper, David. Whyld, Kenneth. (1992). The Oxford companion to chess. Oxford: Oxford University Press
  • Murray, H. J. R. (1913). A history of chess. New York: Oxford University Press.