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  • #61
    Goldencreamer wrote:

    you are wrong my friend. "The earliest predecessor of the game probably originated in India, before the 6th century AD; a minority of historians believe the game originated in China. 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."


    read more if you have time. 

    Good points.  Of course, the pieces and rules changed over the centuries.  There's no doubt that Arabs and Europeans words for the game, checkmate, etc. come from the Persian language.

    I think everyone from at least India to Italy, where the modern rules originated, can claim some original form of chess that spread and evolved from their nations.


  • #62
    Ayoubi-W wrote:

    The first known game of Chess was played by Arabian people in the middle ages. the Queen could only move a square diagonally a time. the Bishops move diagonally skipping a square. Pawns could only move a square a time and could only be promoted to a queen.

    King, Rooks and Knights moved as usual. Castling was unknown and you could win by Checkmate and by Stalemate. The following match was played between Abu-Bakr Muhammed Ben Yahya as-Suli and Abu’l- Faraj bin al-Muzaffar bin Sa’-id al-Lajlaj in the 10th century.


    the irish had chess before the persians, ...


                                   I couldn't move the bishop to f5 and f4 

                                              so  I managed new board

                                                    the continuation is


                                                 & the continuation is


  • #63
    MickinMD wrote:
    Iknownotwhy wrote:
    bigpoison wrote:

    I thought Abner Doubleday invented chess?

    No,Abner Doubleday invented baseball and also has a patent on the cable car in San Francisco.

    Doubleday was thought to have invented baseball until it was discovered it's of English origin - and I don't mean cricket.

    That would have been Buddy Holly.

  • #64
    amplebae wrote:
    i gather noones read"The irish invented chess" think you all need to read and get the facts right .

    That would have been Herman's Hermits.

  • #65
    whats it have to do with herman and the hermits ?
  • #66

    Peter Noone's group.

  • #67
    if ur in seattle area, id love to go for a coffee with you.i haVE FACEBOOK TOO
  • #68

    wrong coast.

  • #69

    I think the idea of chess is surely old.Where there are kingdoms that will give the idea of chess.It is only a matter of recorded history and interesting to know the older.

  • #70

    This is really good. thanks.

  • #71

    Came across that game some time ago and it's fascinating. The oldest one from Europe is from 1475 played in Spain. It would be great if they discover more of these older games.

  • #72

    Wow, talk about a closed position!

  • #73

    Strange but interesting moves

  • #74

    how did u get that game


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