23. Feb, 2020

Chess through the ages

The history of chess goes back almost 1500 years. The game originated in northern India in the 6th century AD and spread to Persia. When the Arabs conquered Persia, chess was taken up by the Muslim world and subsequently, through the Moorish conquest of Spain, spread to Southern Europe.

🙂 Video - animated history of chess (5:39 min)

👍 Play  a brief game from 1619 (annotated)

🤔 How does Black win material ?

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