Author: dennis

Chess in Europe

An earlier form of chess, shantranj, made its way to Europe through the expanding Islamic Arabian Empire. Shantranj also spread to the Byzantine Empir

dennis   Chess History
DETAIL

Wilhelm Steinitz

Austrian chess master, Wilhelm Steinitz, was born on the 17th of May, 1838, in Prague, which was part of the Kingdom of Bohemia at that time. Steinitz

DETAIL

Bobby Fischer

Robert James Fischer was born on the 9th of March, 1943, In Chicago, Illinois. He was an American chess grandmaster and the eleventh World Chess Champ

DETAIL

King’s Gambit

The King’s Gambit is an opening in chess that begins with two moves, e4 e5, and f4. The white side player offers a pawn to divert the black pawn on th

DETAIL

Queen’s Gambit

One of the oldest and most well-known openings in the chess world, the Queen’s Gambit earliest mention was in the Gottingen manuscript of 1490. The op

DETAIL

Chess in East Asia

The closest games that resemble chaturanga from Thailand and Cambodia are makruk and ouk-chatrang, respectively. Although those version of the game mi

dennis   Chess History
DETAIL

Origins of Chess

The strategy board game chess can be traced as far back as 1500 years, although it has been impossible to ascertain the exact origins of the game. The

dennis   Chess History
DETAIL

The Growth in Popularity of Online Chess

Chess is undoubtedly one of the oldest games known to man. The board game’s earliest known origins go way back to the seventh century when it was first played in India. Back then, it was […]

dennis   Chess History
DETAIL

Chess in India

The earliest form of chess was called chaturanga, a game that flourished in the 6th century, in India. Chaturanga is the earliest known game to have t

dennis   Chess History
DETAIL

Budapest Gambit

The Budapest Gambit, also known as the Budapest Defence, made its debut in 1896, although at that time the opening did not receive a lot of attention

DETAIL