Who Invented Chess

The history of the chess game can be traced several centuries ago. It is believed commonly that Chess may have originated in the northwest region of India, during the reign of Gupta’s. Originally chess is also believed to have surfaced in sixth century in China, India and Persia.

Chess was formerly called as Chaturariga in India. It was the first version of chess that clearly defined the instructions of the game. Moorish soldiers discovered Persia in the seventh century and during that period, they learned the game. When they left for western countries of Europe, they carried the game with them. First checker board was created by Europeans at the end of 9th century, which enabled them to play the game in an easy way.

Chess Who Invented Chess

The history of the game was written during 8th century. Firdousi a Persian poet wrote about the game and Al-Aldi an Arabic writer explained about the instructions and rules of the game in a precise manner.

Chess is a strategic and skill oriented game being played by two players. It is played on a square shaped board consisting of 64 alternated coloured squares in black and white. Each player plays with 16 game pieces in different ranges of powers including pawns, knights, elephants, bishops, queen and king. Each player tries to capture the other player’s most powerful game piece – The King.

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