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The History Of The Ches Game

    

      As you know,chess is one of the most popular games,but do you know the history of the ches game? It is said that chess may have originated in the Orient and India between the years of 531 and 578. It was during this time frame that the first mention of chess was found in ancient documents. These papers said that this game was brought to the Persian King Nushirwan from the Rajah of India, Kanuj.

  There are several other stories about how this game came into existence. Some think that chess was invented by a brilliant man to help comfort a grief stricken Indian princess when her son Gau was killed. She supposedly played it to keep her mind off her pain. Others say an Indian man, Sissa ibn Dahir made chess for King Shihrham. The king, as the legend goes, enjoyed the game so much that he placed it in the temples.

  The oldest document found to mention chess, called the Karnamak, has been said to be written between 590 and 628, and it explains the chess board. The document, which was written by a man named Firdusi, explained that the board had sixty-four squares. Several different game pieces were used, such as the rook, horse, elephant, counsellor, and king.

  Historians have disagreed and debated about which form of chess was introduced first - some argue that the "four hand" dice chess originated first, while the "two-dice" method developed from it. Others claim the two-dice method was first. However, the belief that the four hand dice chess came first is the most supported theory, for there is no historical evidence of the two-dice chess before the year 1400.

  In any case, the two-dice method was derived from India. Each of the two players received two rooks, two horses, two elephants, two camels, one counsellor, and one king. There were also several foot soldiers. The players, seated opposite each other, determined their moves by rolling dice.

  The four hand dice chess was a different method of basically the same game. In this game, there were four players, and each player received either red, green, yellow, or black pieces to differentiate one persons pieces from anothers. Each player received a chariot, horse, elephant, king, and four foot soldiers. The four, in turn, rolled dice to determine their move.