Ruy López de Segura

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Ruy López de Segura
Luigi Mussini- Leonardo da Cutro e Ruy Lopez giocano a scacchi alla corte di Spagna.jpg
Ruy López playing Leonardo di Bona in the Spanish royal court; also depicted is King Phillip II of Spain. (Luigi Messini, 1883)
Full nameRodrigo López de Segura
Bornc. 1530
Diedc. 1580 (aged c. 50)

Ruy López de Segura was a Spanish chess player, author, and priest who may have invented the Ruy Lopez chess opening.[1]

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  1. Hooper D. & Whyld K. 1984. The Oxford Companion to Chess, p192.