Posted by: puloma9 | August 2, 2010

Chess

Chess

I hope almost all of you have played the very traditional board game chess. Most of us, especially the elder members of the family enjoy this game a lot. It is a very famous game from ancient time of the civilization. There are many thoughts about the invention of the chess game. It is still very uncertain about the foundation of this game.

 

Chess is a board game played between two players. It is played on a chessboard, which is a square-checkered board with 64 squares arranged in an eight by eight grid. At the start, each player controls sixteen pieces: one king, one queen, two rooks, two knights, two bishops, and eight pawns. The object of the game is to checkmate the opponent’s king, where the king is under immediate attack (in “check”) and there is no way to remove or defend it from attack on the next move.

The current form of the game emerged in Europe during the second half of the 15th century after evolving from an older game (Shatranj) of Indian origin. Aspects of art are found in chess composition. Theoreticians have developed extensive chess strategies and tactics since the game’s inception. Chess is now influenced by the abilities of chess programs and the opportunity for online play. In 1997 Deep Blue became the first computer to beat a reigning World Champion in a match when it defeated that time world champion Garry Kasparov.

The tradition of organized competitive chess started in the 16th century. The first official World Chess Champion was Wilhelm Steinitz claimed who won the title in 1886; the current World Champion is Viswanathan Anand from India. Chess is a recognized sport of the International Olympic Committee named FIDE. Today, chess is one of the world’s most popular games, played by millions of people worldwide at home, in clubs, online, by correspondence, and in tournaments.

There are many rules on chess that I found on the internet. I am not going to explain them here; because, it is huge. I hope most you know some general rules about chess. Although it is a very popular game, I do not like to play chess as much as other games. I won twice in chess games. More interestingly, one was in computer and another was in mobile. It was fun though. It is a complicated game and requires much patience to play. One cannot understand how much skill and concentration it needs to play chess and develop one’s talent and expertise unless one plays it.

Chess is a famous which has been found in every era. It is the most ancient game which is still seen in this modern world.

                                                                                                                                          

 

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  1. Chess is one kind of mental training. Chess has gained popularity among children, many schools and colleges in the city conduct competitions with the responses increasing each year. It is found that a large number of schools in the city, which have other games and sports also, listed chess as being helpful in improving memory. Teachers of these schools also noticed that the students who play chess are good at studies or have good powers of concentration. It is undoubtedly a famous game in the world.


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