The Battle of Chess

Chessking47
Chessking47
Feb 14, 2012, 5:15 PM |
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The game of chess is played on a 64-square board with 16  pieces of  two distinct colors. The goal of the game is to checkmate this opponent's king, therefore giving it no place to move and putting it into check.

The game of chess started as Chaturanga, Sanskrit for "four divisions of military." Then it traveled to Persia, where it became known as Shatranj. The Arabs took over Persia, and they had the real game of chess in their hands. It later even went to Europe, and the game flourished in Camelot, King Arthur's palace. The Arabs and Europe fell in love with the game, then this game spread over the world.

Variants of Chess

Some other variants of chess:

FROM CHINA

Also inspired from the game of Chaturanga came to be Chinese chess, and this was known as Xiangqi.

FROM JAPAN

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