The history of chess spans over 1500 years. The earliest predecessor of the
game probably originated in India, before the 6th century AD; a minority of
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Chess History. ... Chess History. Origins of chess. Many countries claim to have
invented the chess game in some incipient form. The most commonly held belief
By the 1800s, chess
was essentially the same game we play today, and it is at this time that the concept of a world chess
champion began to enter the consciousness of the chess
playing public. In total, there were 16 players, and the tournament was organized as a knock... More »
Later, Duncan Forbes (1798-1868), a professor of oriental languages, published '
The History of Chess' (1860), confirming his theory of India as birthplace 5000 ...
May 2, 2012 ... Modern history saw reliable reference works, competitive chess tournaments and
exciting new variants which added to the game's popularity, ...
However, "chess is an ancient game which is first mentioned in documents dating
back .... The Russian Chess history expert Linder feels that they are not Chess ...
Most scholars of Chess history do, however, agree that the relationships to these
models showed after Chess already existed. Another idea, which was part of ...
Nov 21, 2013 ... The game of chess is thought to have originated in what is now northern India or
Afganistan sometime before 6OO AD: the oldest written ...