Strategy Board Game? That is Chess

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Chess is a strategy board game that can only be played by two people. This game played in a board that consists of 64 boxes. Arranged in a plot of 8×8, and divided equally (32 boxes for each player) in a group of black boxes and white boxes. This board game is probably the most famous in the world. Thanks to how old the game is. It can be traced that chess has a history of the championship since 1490.

The history of chess

It was allegedly by historians that chess came from India before the 7th Century. At first, the game was called by name Chaturanga. Historians also assumed that Chaturanga is the ancestor of other similar strategy board games. Such as Xiangqi (China), Janggi (Korea), and Shogi (Japan). The difference between Chaturanga and chess nowadays is Chaturanga was played by four players in the age of ancient India. Meanwhile, chess nowadays can be only by two players.

The rules of chess pieces’ movement changed into rules. That we know nowadays started in Spain around the end of the 15th Century. After that, a few rules standardization also happened in the 19th Century. The first world official chess champion was also recorded during that time.

It was Wilhelm Steinitz, who achieve the first chess champion at that time. Since 1948 until now, Federation Internationale des Echecs (or FIDE), always held the world championship of this strategy board game.

Other similar games

As mentioned, historians assumed that chess originally from ancient India before the 7th Century. After the influence from India, nearby countries such as Korea (Janggi), China (Xiangqi), and Japan (Shogi). Created their own strategy board game inspired by Chaturanga from India. Their board games become very educative. Especially for the royalties during that time to learn war strategies because these countries during that age were always on wars.

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