Chess History

Chess for Beginners: Basic Rules You Need To Know

Chess is a popular game in the world played both competitively and for fun. Either way, you have to be acquainted with the basic chess rules to enjoy the game. Some of the basic chess […]

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Choosing The Best Sofa Cover For Chess

Plenty of people enjoy playing chess in the comfort of their own homes. When doing so it is important to sit on the right sofa cover. The Söderhamn range from IKEA is ideal in this […]

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Chess: Setting the Right Ambience

Chess is a fascinating game where players need to apply immense skill and concentration to outwit their opponent. Played between two participants, there is often an element of mind games and bluff involved in each […]

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Does Playing Chess Have Any Health Benefits?

Bobby Fischer, one of the greatest minds in the chess world said that chess is life. Now, this is a bold claim given that many people would struggle to establish a relationship between chess and […]

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The Afrasiab Chessmen

The earliest known chess pieces were discovered in 1977 in Afrasiab, an ancient site near the city of Samarkand, located in modern-day Uzbekistan. The spectacular discovery was made by Jurjij F. Burjakov, an archaeologist and […]

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Computers that are Ideal for Chess

Chess is a great game that people use to clear their minds. Depending on your level of passion, sometimes it can be hard to wait for a chance to enjoy it on a chessboard. Luckily […]

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]

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