New to this great site. Happy to be here. Check out via Google H.R.J. MURRAY, it will bring up a lot interesting information and links dealing with chess history, etc.
And who is the H.R.J Murray of whom you speak?
Well, you can read BMC's Aug. 1907 article honoring Murray (with a picture of him, at no extra charge) and find out...
...followed by Murray's article on Howard Staunton (the one anticipated in the above article) from the pages of BMC's Nov. 1908 issue.
I find chess history to be quit interesting. Thanks!
You may find this book to be interesting then: http://www.amazon.com/The-Immortal-Game-History-Chess/dp/1400034086
Reading it currently, it's pretty good so far (I'm about half-way through).
You revived a dead seven year old thread?
The national origin of chess , there is still disagreement . According to HJR Murray , author of History of Chess (1913 ) , chess originated in India and started there in the 6th century . There chess known as Chaturanga , which means four separate elements . Initially , the chess pieces is only four types . According to ancient Indian mysticism , chess is considered to represent the universe, so often associated with the four elements of life , namely fire , air , soil and water because of the game , chess symbolizes human life ways .In the game , relying chess player analysis and shrewdness , with skills in determining step strategies , plans , risk , and determine when to sacrifice in order to win .However , the opinion that Murray denied Mohammad Ismail Sloan , a lot of studying the history of chess . According to Sloan , if chess is found in India , the game should have been mentioned in Sanskrit literature . In fact , none of Sanskrit literature in India which mentions about the game of chess before the 6th century . In contrast , the Chinese poet already mentioned this game regards their poems , 800 years earlier .Thus , according to Ismail Sloan , in Cinalah chess was first played . But at that time the form is not the chess arena boxes , but the whole. Chess pieces also consists of only four types , namely the king , rook , knight ( horse ) and bishops ( the elephant ) .In the history of European chess has a lot to develop the game of chess , among others, by making the chessboard is black and white . This happens roughly century - 10 . Previously , the boxes were the same color . In fact, often people make this chess game arena on the sand or anywhere that could be a line . Of Europe also made a rule that allowed a pawn forward two squares on the first step and ministers ( queens ) may move more freely both forward and diagonally .Slowly progressing chess . Of names , forms , and rules of the game . All of them represent a symbol of civilization changes .