The earliest signs of a chess like game being played originate in Gupta Empire in Indian in the 6th Century. However, it wasn’t until the game was adopted by the Europeans in the 15th Century that it took what we would now consider to be modern rules. In the 19th Century the first chess tournament was introduced and since then the game has become more and more hotly contested with greater game analysis than ever before.
Millions of people play chess every day. As well as sitting down to play chess games at home we also play on the Internet, at organised chess clubs, by correspondence, and in an increasingly large number of local and global tournaments. If you find that you have a love for the game of chess then you shouldn’t find it too difficult to find a willing partner to play against because many know the rules and enjoy a game.
Chess games are often said to be divided into an opening, middlegame, and an endgame. True masters will study each of these components to their own game in order to try and formulate an unbeatable chess strategy. Opening strategy can take up to 35 moves but the lines between opening, middle, and end have become somewhat blurred. Studying any individual component of the game to the detriment of other elements can prove fatal to an overall game plan or strategy.
There are many boards and chess games available that are ideal for the player; regardless of whether you are just starting out or are an avid player you can find a set that is suitable for play. The folding chess set is a useful and functional item, taking up less space than the full board, and was first developed in 1125 by Bishop Guy of Paris. Chess was seriously frowned upon by the church and the folded board was meant to look like two books sitting next to one another.
Chess games are played all around the world every single day. Children are encouraged to play to develop their analytical mind and to provide some healthy competition in their games while some adults have been playing and mastering the game for many years.