Chess Player Hasnath Alahi Chowdhury

Chess Player Hasnath Alahi Chowdhury

Mar 2, 2016, 1:06 PM |

Chess Player Hasnath Alahi Chowdhury 


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.