Ramírez de Lucena, Luis (c.1465 – c.1530)

A page from Lucena’s book

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Description: Luis Ramírez de Lucena was a Spanish chess master from the 16th Century. He wrote the oldest printed chess treaty that is preserved, called “Repetición de amores y arte de ajedrez”, published in Salamanca in 1497, in which for the first time all the rules of chess were unified.
Sex: Male. Occupation: Chess player. Chess theorist.
Place of Birth / Death: Lucena, Spain. / Castilla, Spain
Country Tags: Spain.
Centuries: XVI Title: Unofficial World Champion.
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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.