Paolo Boi

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Paolo Boi
Full name Paolo Boi
Country  Italy
Born 1528
Syracuse, Italy
Died 1598 (aged c. 70)
Naples, Italy

Paolo Boi (1528–1598) was an Italian chess player. He is considered to have been one of the greatest chess players of the 16th century.

He was born in Syracuse, Sicily (now Italy) and died in Naples. Historian H. J. R. Murray says he was poisoned by jealous rivals. Other sources say he caught a cold when hunting and died as a result of it.

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  • Hooper, David; Whyld, Kenneth (1992), "Boi, Paolo", The Oxford Companion to Chess (2nd ed.), Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-280049-3

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