Chess has had a long and rich history, having roots in both India, China, and Persia, as well as from Europe, where the modern incarnation of the game was born. To fully understand the pieces of the game, however, it is advisable for one to trace its history in all of these places. As the game evolved, so did the pieces used in the game, turning Chess into the wealth of possibilities which it exists as today.
The London Chess Centre has become a pretty legendary spot for famous fans of chess as well. The former world champion Garry Kasparov engaged in a massive book signing event there, and the British world championship challenger Nigel Short has also visited. Major tournaments have been held at the London Chess Centre as its reputation has grown, and chess fans who visit London from overseas are always drawn to this attractive venue; there … Read More