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The history of chess spans some 1500 years. The earliest predecessors of the game originated in India, before the 6th century AD. From India, the game spread to Persia. When the Arabs conquered Persia, chess was taken up by the Muslim world and subsequently spread to Southern Europe. In Europe, chess evolved into its current form in the 15th century. In the second half of the 19th century, modern chess tournament play began, and the first world Chess Championship was held in 1886. The 20th century saw great leaps forward in chess theory and the establishment of the World Chess Federation (FIDE). Developments in the 21st century include use of computers for analysis, which originated in the 1970s with the first programmed chess games on the market. Online gaming appeared in the mid 1990's.
Chess was invented in north east India in the 6th Century AD. The game was over 100 squares.Very much later, the English modified the the game to 64 squares which is what we have to-day. I was given "CHESS" as a topic for my public speaking contest whilst I was an Instructor at the Police Academy.So I dig in and did the necessary research. That was in 1973.
Depends on who you ask.
What other great inventions has Persia given to the world?
Well we are going a tad off topic here, It started with who "invented" Chess and now its turned into an Ancient history picture show. Persia at this point is basicly the Islamic Rep. of Iran. So its a case of "what have you done for me lately" and this is what it has become:
Come on, you asked, he told you. Be gracious about that.....
My Dad said that he invented chess by accident in 1963, whilst attempting to invent draughts/checkers.
I was being facetious, but I guess it was over your head.
If I had to choose between Ahmadinejad and the last eight presidents of the United States, I'd choose Ahmadinejad
Iran is one of the most interesting, and influential countries on earth!
Nixon was better.
Nixon ordered his troops to murder over a million people for no good reason.
I wonder what the "piss battery" was used for?
Then move there....case closed.
Me, I am staying put here in the good old US of A. a country I was born in and a country I have served. A country I will die defending. a country I will some day lay my dead body in. Good luck in Iran.
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