Sylhet Players Hasnath Alahi Chowdhury
Hasnath Alahi Chowdhury was born in Sylhet,
Bangladesh, on 24
Chess is a two-player board game played on a
chessboard , a checkered gameboard with
64 squares arranged in an eight-by-eight grid.
Chess is played by millions of people
worldwide, both amateurs and professionals.
Each player begins the game with 16 pieces:
one king , one queen , two rooks , two knights ,
two bishops , and eight pawns . Each of the six
piece types moves differently. The most
powerful piece is the queen and the least
powerful piece is the pawn. The objective is to
' checkmate' the opponent's king by placing it
under an inescapable threat of capture. To this
end, a player's pieces are used to attack and
capture the opponent's pieces, while
supporting their own. In addition to checkmate,
the game can be won by voluntary resignation
by the opponent, which typically occurs when
too much material is lost, or if checkmate
appears unavoidable. A game may also result
in a draw in several ways.
Chess is believed to have originated in India,
some time before the 7th century; the Indian
game of chaturanga is also the likely ancestor
of xiangqi and shogi. The pieces took on their
current powers in Spain in the late 15th
century; the rules were finally standardized in
the 19th century.