A game of strategy and wits, Chess is the thinking man’s game. From Early India to today, Chess is a wonderful game to play anytime, anywhere.
The game was invented in India in the 15th century, it was named “Chaturanga” and this is likely one of the oldest games of era. The game then spread to Persia. When the Arabs conquered Persia, chess was taken up by the Muslim world and subsequently spread to Southern Europe. In Europe, chess evolved into roughly its current form in the 15th century. The game was developed extensively in Europe. By the late 15th century, it had survived a series of prohibitions and Christian Church sanctions to almost take the shape of the modern game.
On July 20, 1924 at the eighth summer Olympic games in Paris, France, the FIDE (World Chess Federation) was Founded. Thus in 1966, on the same day as founded of the FIDE, International Chess Day begun.
The name of the game originates from Persian: check made the king is dead. India is a birthplace of chess.
Chess is a board game on the 64-checked board, where 32 pieces are placed (16 black and 16 white pieces). Two partners play the game.The main purpose of the game is to mate the opponent’s king.
Almost every city has its own one or more chess club, gathering the admirers of this kind of sport.And tournaments and entertainments are held in these clubs on the International chess day.
Today there are chess tournaments all over the world. The first modern chess tournament had been held in London in 1851 and won by German Adolf Andersen.