Lecture by Amador González

As it was mentioned in the presentation of the Salamanca Chess Festival, current chess rules date back to a key transformation of rules which took place in the 15th century. These new rules were compiled by Lucena, a student at the University of Salamanca, in 1497 in the book “Arte de Ajedrez con 150 juegos de partido”. In his handbook, Lucena presents the new rules and explains the differences between the new and old (del viejo) ones.

Amador González will present a historical overview of chess, the evolution of its rules and will finally emphasize how the game changed in the 15th century.

Venue: Historical building of the University of Salamanca (Dorado Montero Hall)

October 24, 12.00 PM Free admission / Limited capacity on a first-come basis