Canadian Chess Newsletter - Profile - International - Issue #14

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Paolo Boi

Written by David Cohen

Paolo Boi (1528-98) of Italy was one of the strongest players of his time, defeating Ruy Lopez in a match in Madrid, Spain, around 1575. He could play three games of chess simultaneously while blindfolded.


Source: The Oxford Companion to Chess by David Hooper and Kenneth Whyld, Oxford University Press, 1984.