The history and objective of chess

There are many board games that we enjoy playing, and some of them include checkers, monopoly, snakes, and ladders. However, one game that has stood the test of time and required more than just the throw of a dice is chess.

What is chess?

Chess is a two-player strategy game that is played on a checkered game board that consists of 64 squares that are two colored. (Usually black and white). The game is played both for leisure and competitively by amateurs and professionals. Millions of people play this game around the world and if you already play the game, getting yourself a medieval chess set will be a great choice.aa02

The parts of a chess set

Apart from the board, there are 16 pieces that each player has, and they include one queen, one king, two bishops, two knights, two rooks and eight pawns. The most powerful piece in the set is the queen who can move in many directions. The two players sit opposite each other, and the player with the white pieces normally moves first.

The objective

The goal of the game is to trap the opponent’s king in a way that he cannot escape which is known as a check mate. The game itself requires a lot of strategy and forward thinking. Each piece can be moved in different ways, and one player gets a turn at a time. Other than a checkmate, a player may resign from the game if he has lost too many pieces and defeat is inevitable.

The history of the game

The origins of chess can be traced back to 7th century India, and it is believed that it was derived from the Indian game Chaturanga. It got its present looks and powers in Spain during the 15th century and has now grown in popularity around the world. The basic idea of the game is similar to the strategy of war where the goal is to capture the opposing player’s king after which the war is won.

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There are many moves that each piece can make and also special moves for certain situations. Learning the game is relatively easy but winning takes a lot of experience and thinking. It is said that people with brilliant minds can play and win at chess, so if your child takes a liking to it, you should cultivate the game in them. Chess helps your think and also have an enjoyable time.

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