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The first known recorded game of Chess was played between:
- Abu Bakr bin Yahya al-Suli (White) and
- Abu’l- Faraj bin al-Muzaffar bin Sa’-id al-Lajlaj (Black)
- - in the 10th century (901-1000).
- Queen (Vizier) : moves one square diagonally at a time.
- Bishop : moves diagonally skipping a square with the ability to jump over opponent's pieces.
- Pawn : moves one square at a time and could only be promoted to a queen.
- King : moves one square any direction.
- Rook : moves horizontally and vertically as usual.
- Knight : moves as usual.
- Castling : did not exist until 14th or 15th century and did not develop into its present form until the 17th century.
- Win : Checkmate or Stalemate.

The game is split into three parts, because some of the old moves are illegal by today's standards and cannot be transferred into a pgn.

[pgn][Event "Oldest recorded chess game"]
[Site ""]
[Date "2014.08.08"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Abu Bakr bin Yahya al-Suli"]
[Black "Abu'l-Faraj bin al Mazaffer bin Sa'-id"]
[Result "*"]
[TimeControl "40/3600"]

1. f3 f6 2. f4 f5 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. g3 g6 5. Rg1 Rg8 6. h3 h6 7. e3 e6 8. g4 fxg4
9. hxg4 g5 10. fxg5 hxg5 11. d3 d6 12. e4 e5 13. Be3 Be6 14. Nxg5 Ke7 15. c3
Nxg4 16. Ke2 c6 17. d4 d5 18. b3 b6 19. Nd2 Nd7 20. Qc2 Qc7 21. Qd3 Qd6 22.
Ndf3 Ndf6 23. Bh3 Bh6 *[/pgn]
The next move is 24. Bf5 Bf4, so the continuation is
[pgn][Event "Oldest recorded chess game #2"]
[Site ""]
[Date "2014.08.08"]
[Round ""]
[White "Abu Bakr bin Yahya al-Suli"]
[Black "Abu'l-Faraj bin al Mazaffar bin Sa'-id"]
[Result "*"]
[FEN "r5r1/p3k3/1ppqbn2/3ppBN1/3PPbn1/1PPQBN2/P3K3/R5R1 w - - 10 24"]
[SetUp "1"]

24. Rac1 a6 25. c4 Rac8 26. c5 bxc5 *[/pgn]
The next move is 27. Bxc5, so the continuation is
[pgn][Event "Oldest recorded chess game 3"]
[Site ""]
[Date "2014.08.08"]
[Round ""]
[White "Abu Bakr bin Yahya al-Suli"]
[Black "Abu'l-Faraj bin al Mazaffar bin Sa-is"]
[Result "*"]
[FEN "2r3r1/4k3/p1pqbn2/2BppBN1/3PPbn1/1P1Q1N2/P3K3/2R3R1 b - - 0 27"]
[SetUp "1"]

27... Ke8 28. dxe5 Nxe5 29. Nxe6 Rxg1 30. Rxg1 Nxf3 31. Kxf3 *[/pgn]
After 31. Kxf3, Black resigns.

Last edited by Nathanael Russell on Sat Aug 09, 2014 1:22 am; edited 1 time in total

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Correct spell is:

Abu Bakr bin Yahya al-Suli

Al-Suli is a well known name in chess culture.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abu_Bakr_bin_Yahya_al-Suli

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Xadrez1978, thanks for that  smile 

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Nice game, Nathanael. smile

@xadrez1978 wrote:
Correct spell is:

Abu Bakr bin Yahya al-Suli

Al-Suli is a well known name in chess culture.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abu_Bakr_bin_Yahya_al-Suli


Thanks for the info.

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That's interesting. Good to see some good old game.. Thanks for sharing.. clap 

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