Cerón, Alfonso (1535-1600)

Partita a scacchi tra Ruy Lopez e Leonardo da Cutro alla Corte di Spagna. Luigi Mussini

Alternative last name spellings: –
Alternative first name spellings: Xerone, Girón.
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Description: Alfonso Cerón was a Spanish priest and chess master. He was considered one of the strongest Spanish chess players in the 16th century in Europe. In 1575, Cerón was one of the chess players in the First International Tournament at the Royal Court of Spain in El Escorial, and he took 4th place. In addition, Cerón was the writer of a chess treatise: “De latrunculorum ludo”, a manuscript that no copy is known today.
Sex: Male. Occupation: Chess player. Priest.
Place of Birth / Death: Granada, Spain. / Gerona, Spain
Country Tags: Spain.
Centuries: XVI Title: Unofficial World Champion.
World Champion: – School: –
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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.