José Antonio Garzón

José Antonio Garzón

El Regreso de Francesch Vicent

La historia del nacimiento y expansión del ajedrez moderno

"Our man in Valencia" succeeded with a remarkable chess historical coup as José A. Garzón was able to trace the apparently lost incunabulum of Francesch Vicent in an Italian manuscript - his Libre dels jochs partitis dels scachs en nombre de 100 was published more than 500 years ago (1495) just in Valencia. José’s latest work on the birth and the expansion of modern chess is connected with this and further find(s) and moreover it was published in a marvellously equipped and illustrated edition. Surely many a person will already impatiently wait for the English version of the first Spanish edition ...


  • PublisherFundació Jaume II "el Just", 2005
  • ISBN84-482-4193-2
  • Languagesspanish
  • Pages497
  • Formatshardback
  • See alsoGarzón, José Antonio

José A. Garzón, Josep Alió Borràs, Miquel Artigas


Nuevo ensayo de bibliografía española de ajedrez 1238-1938

José A. Garzón

El Ajedrez del Virrey

Virrey Chess

Rafael Solaz and Vicente A. Aliaga, the turner who made the first prototype of the set
Our Spanish member José A. Garzón has published a new book, stating that it is his most personal work.

His book El Ajedrez del Virrey - Virrey Chess was published in a bilingual edition (Spanish and English) by Alenar Editors. It deals with a reform of the game on the basis of minimal changes of the rules, to be more specific on changing the rules of pawn promotion. You may read more about that in his introduction, as well as find additional information on this webpage and in this pdf file (in Spanish). Moreover Marcos Gonzalo (Alenar Editors) has provided a flyer on the book.

We give also an image of the dust jacket.

For KWF&A members, the book is offered for a reduced price (discount of 10%). The shop price is 20 €. To order the book, please contact the editor Marcos Zacarés () and mention your KWA membership!




Additional publications:

  • En pos del incunable perdido. Francesch Vicent: Llibre dels jochs partitis dels schachs, Valencia, 1495 (Valencia, 2001)
  • Estudio del tratado ajedrecístico de Luca Pacioli (Valencia, 2007) >> Picture
  • (Co-author:) Govert Westerveld, La reina Isabel la Católica: su reflejo en la dama poderosa de Valencia, cuna del ajedrez moderno y orígen del juego de damas (Valencia, 2004)