The game we call Chess goes so far back into the murky dimness of history that no one is really sure about the specifics of its origin. But scholars generally believe that it originated in what are now Northern India and Afghanistan. The oldest written reference to the game is circa 600 in India. But this game was not the modern day game we know. This version of the game had pieces representing elephants, infantry, cavalry and boatmen, all commanded by a Rajah. There is evidence that it was played on a board similar to the one used today, a board of 64 squares of alternating colors.
Arguably the most important piece on the board is the Queen, which can move in any direction, and in any number of positions. This effectively means the Queen has the furthest reach of any piece, and she should be guarded in order to protect her for as long as practically possible.
The Factfinder contains many references to the books based on the chess collection of David DeLucia, and the latest, compiled by his son John, is a 711-page hardback on Emanuel Lasker. It includes an absorbing range of letters, articles, photographs and ephemera, most previously unseen, and the production standards are unsurpassable.
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Online chess providers offer a tremendous help in improving a chess game. People can compete with players who possess different skill levels in their chess game. It also allows people to discuss the dynamics of the game with their opponent after a match finishes and learn from their mistakes to improve their strengths. Online chess portals educate people about various game strategies and the members keep you updated with the latest happenings in the chess world and in the tournaments. It is a great place to meet chess masters and grandmasters and learn from their experience, moves and strategies to be a player that is proficient in all aspects of the game.
More detail is given in the 1587 manuscript of Robert ap Ifan in Elizabethan Wales, which supplies us with a sketch of a ‘towlbwrdd’ board as an 11×11 square. and a description of the setup and play which is, unfortunately, inconsistent with the previous information in that it places a king and twelve men against twenty-four men (though at least it is consistent in balancing the king against half of the opposing men.) The setup calls for the king to be placed in the center of the board with his own men in the squares nearest to him and the opposing men in the middle of each side, an ambiguous description at best.
For most people sitting down to a chess match is a moment that they look forward to all day. It is a moment that starts with a properly set-up chess board. EQUIPMENT: Sets and boards will be provided. Please bring digital chess clocks with delay options, if you have them.