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OK, I've played this game for a few years now and have come to the conclusion that every one created this fabulous game. By every one I mean countrys, cultures city-states, what have you. To my best conclusion Morocco was the place. Although Asia-minor states claim, Give your best answer.
the ONLY possible explanations i have heard that i even remotely believe are:
- chess was created by the gods and was handed down to men as a gift once perseus killed medussa.
- chess was invented by the kgb as a way to distract america, but it backfired.
- chess was the result of putting one million monkeys in a room for one million years and seeing what was left in the end - a staunton chess set with a simple set of instructions.
Is this why my chess moves sometimes smell like a billion tons of monkey droppings?
This is the best possible response I could ask for! I laughed my glutius minimus off.
A game was played in India that probably much later developed into chess. The game itself wasn't chess. In fact, it's been impossible to trace the origins of chess much later that the time of Mohammed. This early form of chess spread across Northern Africa into Spain, and possibly Italy, by means of the Muslim expansion between the 6th and 9th centuries. Alexander the Great had nothing to to with chess. England wasn't really exposed to chess until late in the game, so to speak. The Mad Queen chess (called Scacchi all rabiosa by the Italians and Échecs de la dame enragée by the French) apparently began to take hold sometime in the 15th century, at least there doesn't seem to be any mention of it prior to the time of Gutenberg, da Vinci and most specifically "Francí de Castellví, Narcís Vinyoles and Bernat Fenollar" who wrote and produced the Valencian poem, Eschacs d’amor. [ see Chess in the Renaissance ]
There are many great players among the people of India, Anand and Koneru Humpy, most noticably, and as chess continues to grow in popularity there, I suspect we'll see many more great players. But to even suggest that "we Indians r better at this game than the rest of the world" is nonsensical and rather insulting. People are individuals and individuals rise or fail by their own merits, not by their nationality, race, color or religion. A country that supports these individuals is, of course, a big help, and a country that supports chess in general has a better chance of finding such iindividuals, but the ultimate success lies with each person (see: Fischer, or for that matter see: Sultan Khan).
i agree also but actually im not a good player but try me, i dont know if where you going...get...
What a pity that the Pandavas and Kauravas couldn't have settled their differences over a nice game of chess.
Actually you are all wrong, partially :)
The first chess-like game can be found in ancient Egyptian tombs, I can't remember much else about it. But the game as we know it originates from the Indian game, Chaturanga, of which I have recently obtained a very nice set. It consists of four armies playing on a board divided into 64 squares. Each army has four pawns, a ship (bishop), a horse (knight), an elephant (rook), and a king.
What is so cool about this game is that up to four people can play, two armies on each team. It is also more simple, in many ways, than regular chess so I would suggest making it an intermediate step if you, or a friend has trouble learning regular chess.
There is also a chinese version which is a combination of chinese checkers and chess. It has sixteen soldiers on each army (only 2 armies) like chess, but is played on the lines like chinese checkers. It is a fun game and I was lucky enough to get a set by accident. My dad went to China and Taiwan for a business trip and I asked for a chess set, meaning to play a joke, you may know how expensive chinese chess sets are (They are made of jade and expensive wood). Instead, I got this odd chess like game with instructions written in Taiwanese, a language of which I am not very fluent :( . The only reason I know how to play is because of a school friend's father, who was kind enough to instruct me in how to play.
Sorry if you thought I was bragging about the chess sets, I have a habit of collecting them and I can't seem to stop! I started my collection with a chess set my grandfather gave me from the Phillippenes. If anyone knows of a twelve step cure for this problem, or a chess addicts anonymous, please tell me!!! :)
"I love my imagination "
too much self love causes blindness.
The Chain is India-Iran-Arabic Countries-Europe. The modern chess rules
have been established in Europe in the 15 - 16 th century in Europe (Spain, Italy).
Does it really matter where it was invented? We all play the same types of games to-date as humans anyways... errrr let's not get too heated <(o.O)> or wait, it's just a discussion x.X
That one made me laugh while drinking milk. I now have random white stuff spewing out of my nose.
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