History of chess

March 2006
Child Life;Mar/Apr2006, Vol. 85 Issue 2, p18
This article presents a historical background on the game of chess. Chess has a long history. Chess is certainly a descendant of the Indian game Chaturanga, meaning four side. A close relation to chess is the Chinese game of Hsiang Chi, which is still very popular in China. Until the late 19th century, chess was known by the nickname the game of kings because of its popularity among the upper classes.


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