Alexei Shirov (Aleksejs Širovs, Алексе́й Широв) (born July 4, 1972 in Riga, Latvia), is one of the top chess grandmasters in the world today. In the January 2006 FIDE rating list he was ranked number sixteen in the world with an ELO rating of 2709. ...more on Wikipedia about "Alexei Shirov"
Francisco Vallejo Pons (b. August 21 1982) is a chess Grandmaster from Spain. As of July 2005, he was rated 2681 on the FIDE list. ...more on Wikipedia about "Francisco Vallejo Pons"
(Hipólito Asis Gargatagli) Hipolito (Tomy) Asís (b. 17 August 1986) was born in the city of Barcelona, Spain. He was Under 18 Spanish Champion in 2004, and FIDE Master at the age of 18. He achieved his second International Master norm at the 1st Festival "Ciudad de Mataro", 26 December 2004 to 5 January 2005. ...more on Wikipedia about "Hipólito Asis Gargatagli"
Luis Ramirez de Lucena (c. 1465 – c. 1530) was a leading Spanish chess player. He wrote the oldest existing printed book on chess, Repetición de Amores y Arte de Ajedrez, published in Salamanca in 1497. ...more on Wikipedia about "Luis Ramirez Lucena"
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, as he won the first modern chess tournament in Madrid. He would later lose the to Leonardo di Bona, a Roman lawyer. ...more on Wikipedia about "Ruy López de Segura"
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