Chess is probably among the oldest and most famous games in the world. It is believed to have originated from India as early as the seventh century, although the exact origins of chess are unknown. Today most people play what is called Europeans chess. Chess is a universal game – universal in the sense that it is accepted and played in every country and culture. There are many tournaments held worldwide and many more in each individual country.
The basic rules of chess are simple, however to be able to play strategically and grasp tactics requires skill and dedication. In its modern form the match contains an eight by eight board of alternating black and white squares and chess pieces. Each player has sixteen distinct pieces, which are used to play the sport with. A player starts off with a king, a queen, eight pawns, and 2 each of bishops, knights and rooks. The aim of the game is to corner and trap the opponent’s king so he can’t make any further moves.
Modern chess is also referred to as the’queens chess’ as the queen is the piece with the most power. It can move any number of squares in any way, given there is enough space to maneuver. A knight’s moves are similar to the form of the letter’L’. When the opponent’s king piece was immobilized it is known as”checkmate”.
Chess has many benefits and it’s now being taught in many schools over the world to children from a young age. It has a number of academic benefits and improves ones ability and skill. Chess improves a child’s thinking ability by teaching many skills. These include the ability to focus, plan tasks ahead, thinking analytically, abstractly and consider all the options before making a move. They also enhance one’s social and communication skills by playing against another human player. Research has shown that kids that play chess often have a significant improvement in their math and reading ability.
Nowadays chess can be played pretty much anywhere. All you need is the board and pieces and somebody to play against. If you cannot find another person to challenge then there are tons of automatic versions of chess. The program comes in many different versions like 2D or 3D and with fine animated effects or just as a plain board and pieces. It is possible to play against a computer player and up the difficulty level if required. With the advent of the Internet it is now easily possible to search for a number of different players online whom to play against.
He is a chess grandmaster and one of the strongest chess players in history. He has the highest ranking on the FIDE listing. Ranked first in the world for almost all the 20 years from 1985 to 2005, Kasparov was the last undisputed World Chess Champion from 1985 until 1993; and continued to be”classical” World Chess Champion until his defeat by Vladimir Kramnik in 2000.
However, Kasparov retorted with 3 wins and 2 draws, soundly winning the match. This was the first time a computer had ever defeated a world champion in match play. An award-winning documentary film was made about this famous game up entitled Game Over: Kasparov and the Machine.