The Wife Won by Chess

Ezzo, Count Palatine of Lotharingia, won his wife, Matilda of Germany, in a chess game.  He played against her brother, Otto III, for her hand in marriage, and won.


One thought on “The Wife Won by Chess

  1. I love this series of chess-related posts! It’s been several years since I played chess regularly. Actually, my friend just wrote a sci-fi novel, Gambit Queen, which is rather rich in chess metaphors & references. You can read it for free at, if you’re interested, or check out the Facebook group at As someone who played chess for years, I found it to be a rather enjoyable experience.

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