Chess in 1777
by Bill Wall

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In 1777, the 2nd edition of Philidor's book, Analysis of the Game of Chess, was published in London. The book was published under the patronage of the London Chess Club. [source: Murray, A History of Chess, 1913, p. 863]

On April 30, 1777, Carl Friedrich Gauss was born. He was a mathematician and chessplayer. He solved the 8 queens problem.

In 1777, Benjamin Franklin was introduced to Madame Annne-Louise Brillon, wife of a French General, and they played 6 games of chess together in Passy, France.

On November 26, 1777, Thomas Jefferson wrote in his account log, "Charge him [Charles F. Eppes] for chess-board to Purdie 3-12 pounds" [source: Jefferson's Memorandum Books, Volume 1: Accounts with Legal Records and Miscellany, 1767-1826, p. 455]

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