Croatia Issued Stamp on 100th Anniversary of Croatian Chess Federation

Chess has developed and changed throughout centuries and its modern history reaches \"\"into the 15th century when Juan Ramirez Lucena in 1497 in Spain (Salamanca) published the first book on chess. This game acquired global popularity as an art and skill, since with equal success the rich as well as the poor,old and young, professionals and amateurs could practice it. The Club was registered according to legal regulations of that time and had its own regulations officially approved on 22 March 1886. In January of the same year first chess tournament was organised in Zagreb under the name „Trial Tournament“. It was organised by Gjuro Pilar according to the experience that he acquired during his stay and study in Brussels where he was in touch with some of the most famous chess players of the time. There were nine participants at the Tournament and the winner was Dragutin Šram.Date of Issue: 12 May 2012 Denominations: 4,6 kn

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