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Is it true that Persians invented chess

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #1


    Is there any scientific evidence or is it just a hypthosesis that chess was invented by the Persians?

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #2


    The precursors of chess originated in India during the Gupta Empire,[2][3][4][5] where its early form in the 6th century was known as chaturaṅga, which translates as "four divisions (of the military)": infantry, cavalry, elephantry, and chariotry, represented by the pieces that would evolve into the modern pawn, knight, bishop, and rook, respectively.[6]

    Chess was introduced to Persia from India


  • 3 years ago · Quote · #3


    As above the game itself is derived from chaturanga. However many segment of the modern chess we play can be attributed to cultures around the world. checkmate for example I believe comes from the persian words sakh maht (something along those lines) which translates to 'the king has fallen'. Obviously European cultures have had a wide influence on the rules and the re-naming of all the pieces.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #4


    I believe that chess evolved from Parcheesi, an Indian game and Parcheesi evolved from the mandalas Buddhists and Hindus used for meditation.  Chess itself is a meditation device. This is my opinion with no scientific backing whatever. If anyone has any evidence of this being true I would be interested in hearing, or reading, about it.   

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #5


    Who invented chess?

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #6


    Actually I invented chess. I did it because I wanted to play with myself. I mean chess not the other thing.

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