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George Duke wrote on 2018-05-14 UTC

Bird in the 1870s and then Capablanca in 1920s get mention for re-using the Carrera pieces of RN and BN.

Ben Foster designed this 9x9 in the 1880s Chancellor Chess with RN and supported the invention with history and problems.   The first link has text from the beginning of the 1889 book. It cites Carrera from the 1610s and Duke of Rutland from the 1740s.

"Steam was old, gravity was old, electricity was old, and printing was old, when Watt, and Newton, and Morse, and Gutenburg applied them respectively for the benefit of mankind." -- 'Chancellor Chess' book 1889

Also there: "weary of the old and monotonous debuts" and "seemingly ugly but very powerful chess piece," and "every player for a while will be put on his own resources."


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