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Lewis, William (1787–1870)

William Lewis. Public Domain

William Lewis. Public Domain

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Description: Williams Lewis was a profesional chess player, considered the first to be described as a Grandmaster. He’s known by Lewis Countergambit; the bishop’s opening. Around 1819 Lewis was the hidden player inside the automaton “The Turk“, created by Von Kempelen.
Sex: Male. Occupation: Chess player. Writer.
Place of Birth / Death: Birmingham, United Kindgdom / London, United Kingdom. Country Tags: United Kingdom
Centuries: XVIII-XIX Title: Considerer the first Grandmaster
World Champion: – School: John Cochrane
Style: Chess Olympiads:



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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.
  • Lewis, William (1844). A Treatise on the Game of Chess. A.H. Baily and Co. Cornhill.
  • Murray, H. J. R. (1913). A history of chess. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Winter, Edward G., ed. (1981). World chess champions. Pergamon.