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Spanish stamp on the Chess Olympiad 2004. The name of "Ruy López de Segura" appears on it

Ruy López de Segura (born 1530 in Zafra near Badajoz, died 1580) was a Spanish priest whose book Libro de la invención liberal y arte del juego del Axedrez was one of the first fundamental chess books in Europe. He studied and lived in Salamanca. Considered by many to be the first unofficial world chess champion.

The Ruy Lopez Opening is named after him.de:Ruy Lopez de Segura es:Ruy López de Segura he:רוי לופז דה סגור nl:Ruy Lopez pl:Ruy Lopez

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