Chess is one of the oldest and most popular board games of all time which is played between two players as one with white pieces and another one with black. Here’s… What is Chess? Rules How to Play Chess and more.
History of Chess
Chess was born out of an old game called “Chaturanga” in the 600s AD. It spread from Asia, Europe, and beyond it which cause it to evolve and took the form as we know it now.
It continued to gain more popularity over the world and in the mid-19th century, the standardization of chess occurred.
Aaron Nimzowitsch (7 Nov 1886 – 16 March 1935) is known as the “Father of modern chess”.
Why Chess is called Chess?
Chess got its name from a mispronunciation by British merchants, it was originally called shah (king in Persian), Shah mat => king is dead which became => checkmate.
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Chess Pieces of Game – What is Chess? Rules How to Play
King (also called Raja): is the most important piece but also the weakest one because it can only move one square in any direction. And if Kings dies GAME OVER!!!
When the king is attacked then it is called “Check!”.
Queen (also called Wazir): This is the most powerful piece because it can move in any direction (up, down, sideways, diagonal).
Rook (also called Hathi): It can move up, down, and sideways but not diagonally and they are always kept at the two ends on the board at the beginning.
Knight (also called Ghoda): it moves in an “L” shape, and goes 2 squares in one direction and one more square at a 90-degree angle.
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