Chess History

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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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

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Chess in Persia

The earliest reference to chess in Persia can be traced back to at least the 10th century, AD, played between a historian from Baghdad and one of his

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