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Chess is a game played between two players using 32 pieces (16 each of two distinct colors) on a 64 square board.

The earliest known ancestor of modern chess was an Indian game called Chaturanga, where the knight, King and Rooks moved the same but there was no castling, two square move for the pawn and the Bishop and Queen where much weaker. It then moved to Persia where it was known as Chatrang, eventually making it's way through the still youthful Islamic Empire into Southern Spain. By the 1500's it had spread all through Europe and there where many different ways to play, including one where both King a Queen can move at the same time. The modern rules where adopted in Spain sometime in the 1500's.

Legend has it that the Queen's power on the chess board was an idea of Spanish chess players modeling Queen Isabella, arguably one of the most powerful female monarchs in European History.

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  • 7 years ago · Quote · #1

    Bonzlibir

    It makes sense. Some ancient monarchs were represented by a King who actually render decisions based on the dictates of their wives, no less than the Queen.
  • 7 years ago · Quote · #2

    vernon

    thats cool i didnt quite know all of  that information thanks

    Vernon

  • 7 years ago · Quote · #3

    shadowslayer

    I feel smarter now
  • 7 years ago · Quote · #4

    Bobroberts

    i didnt know that

     

  • 7 years ago · Quote · #5

    Milotje

    Thanks it's always nice to learn things concerning the Chess game.
  • 6 years ago · Quote · #6

    Timark

    God save the queen....king....rook etc etc etc
  • 6 years ago · Quote · #7

    tohnicholas

    that's nice.....

     


  • 6 years ago · Quote · #8

    emilyispsycho7

    thats cool
  • 6 years ago · Quote · #9

    Springs420

    "FIDE (Federation International des Echecs) is the third largest sporting body in the world (behind the IOC and FIFA) and has a delegate to the IOC and will be in the Olympics sometime soon. "

    When will it be an Olympic event? Can anyone post a link to this? Thanks


  • 6 years ago · Quote · #10

    beltonx

    there is also a chinese varient of chess, which includes elephants


  • 6 years ago · Quote · #11

    jerry2468

    Back then didn't they call the queen the vizer? I'm not sure.Undecided

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #12

    siren1203

    speechless...

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #13

    sammah

    I didn't know this before

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #14

    Sandy_master

    nice

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #15

    nakodaboy

    nice

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #16

    swiniaWkosmosie

    Chaturanga was played with a dice!

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #17

    jerry2468

    lol

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #18

    herrickc24

    cool

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #19

    Colin_Sackem

    I knew that

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #20

    HasSarg

    It is Armenian sport-game Laughing

    Sorry, I have missed to mention the most popular. 

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