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  • Slide 1 - Eighteenth Century Chess Set
  • Slide 2 - 2nd Century game pieces from Uzbekistan (probably a part of a chess set)
  • Slide 3 - 7th century (left) and 9th century (right) game pieces
  • Slide 4 - Ornate Islamic King
  • Slide 5 - Seventh Century Afrasiah Chess Pieces
  • Slide 6 - The spread of the game of chess from its cradle near present day Iran followingtrade routes to north Africa and the Roman Empire (Spain and Italy) and eventually inland and northward to Russia, Germany, and Scandinavia
  • Slide 7 - Ninth century chess pieces of abstract form, showing the influence ofthe Islamic prohibition against creating images of animals
  • Slide 8 - Abstract form of Islamic chess pieces (knight and bishop)
  • Slide 9 - Tenth century Spanish chess set in the Islamic style
  • Slide 10 - Eleventh century Anglo-Saxon bishop carved from whale bone
  • Slide 11 - Isle of Lewis chess pieces, a Knight (left) and three Kings
  • Slide 12 - Diagram from an old text in Farsi (Persian)
  • Slide 13 - Modern Chess pieces in current standard Staunton design
  • Slide 14 - Howard Staunton, gave his name to the current shape of chess pieces
  • Slide 15 - Paul Morphy, first very good chess player born in USA (image about 1859)
  • Slide 16 - Adolf Anderssen (right, 1st UNofficial world chess champ) plays Emanuel Lasker
  • Slide 17 - Wilhelm Steinitz, 1st official world chess champ, emigrated to America
  • Slide 18 - Emanuel Lasker (right) and Pillsbury
  • Slide 19 - Jose Capablanca of Cuba
  • Slide 20 - Alexander Alekhine of Russia
  • Slide 21 - Max Euwe of The Netherlands
  • Slide 22 - Mikhail Botvinnik, born in 1911 in Kuokkala, which was part of Finland(near St. Petersburg) until 1944, after which it was annexed to Russia.Botvinnik became a master chess player at 16, world champion in 1948.
  • Slide 23 - Vasily Smyslov with father, about 1945 (left); Smyslov in 2004 (right)
  • Slide 24 - Mikhail Tal plays Mikhail Botvinnik
  • Slide 25 - Tigran Petrosian of Soviet Armenia
  • Slide 26 - Boris Spassky of Russia
  • Slide 27 - Bobby Fischer, US champ at age 17 in Leipzig
  • Slide 28 - Fischer vs Spassky, world championship held in Iceland
  • Slide 29 - Kasparov and Karpov in London. Gary Kasparov attainedthe highest chess rating in the history of chess: 2851
  • Slide 30 - Vaselin Topalov, a Bulgarian chess grandmaster
  • Slide 31 - Vishy Anand, recently lost his title of world chess champion to Magnus Carlsen of Norway, shown here playing in Chennai, India
  • Slide 32 - Magnus Carlsen, born Nov 1990 in Norway. In 2012, rated 2835,the second highest rating ever attained in chess.
  • Slide 33 - The Polgar family about 1988Sofia (b.1974), Susan (b.1969), Judith (b.1976)
  • Slide 34 - Judith Polgar (about 2000)
  • Slide 35 - Hou Yi Fan, born Feb 1994 in China. In 2012, with a chessrating of 2639, is the current womens’ chess champ
  • Slide 36 - Humpy Koneru, born March 1987 in India. In 2012, with achess rating of 2614, is the second ranked female chess player
  • Slide 37 - Benjamin Franklin being beaten by Lady Howe.Franklin was an avid chess player, but not a good one.
  • Slide 38 - One of Thomas Jefferson’s several chess sets,this set a gift from the French government
  • Slide 39 - Chinese Chess set
  • Slide 40 - Japanese Chess (Shogi) set

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