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A brief history of chess - Alex Gendler

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The History of Chess

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A Brief History of the Game of Chess

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Most Beautiful Chess Game Ever Played - "The Evergreen Game"

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The First Recorded Chess Game: Games That Changed Chess History With Anna Rudolf

Chess is a two-player strategy board game played on a chessboard, a checkered gameboard with 64 squares arranged in an 8×8 grid. The game is played by millions of people worldwide. Chess is believed to have originated in India sometime before the 7th century. The game was derived from the Indian game chaturanga, which is also the likely ancestor of the Eastern strategy games xiangqi, janggi, and shogi. Chess reached Europe by the 9th century, due to the Umayyad conquest of Hispania. The pieces assumed their current powers in Spain in the late 15th century; the rules were standardized in the 19th century.
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  • Other Indian inventions 

  • Rules 

  • Setup 

  • Movement 

  • Check and checkmate 

  • Castling 

  • Win 

  • Draw 

  • Time control 

  • Notation 

  • Tournaments and matches 

  • Governance 

  • Titles and rankings 

  • Theory 

  • Opening 

  • Middlegame 

  • Tactics 

  • Strategy 

  • Endgame 

  • Predecessors 

  • 1200–1700: Origins of the modern game 

  • 1700–1873: The Romantic Era in chess 

  • 1873–1945: Birth of a sport 

  • 1945–1990: Post-World War II era 

  • Mathematics 

  • Psychology 

  • Composition 

  • Online chess 

  • Computer chess 

  • Variants