Definition of Chess

Chess is one of the oldest and most traditional board games played in the entire world, without distinction of races, cultures and social customs . According to the tracing that has been made about the origin of this popular board game, it has been concluded that it is something like a distant relative of both Chinese and Japanese chess, because there is a belief that they are all an inspiration from chaturanga , a game that was played in India back in the 6th century and that came to Spain thanks to the mediation of the Arabs, more precisely in the 13th century there is a first reference to it in a book .

Although it is above all a board game, as a consequence of the increasing competitiveness it has achieved in recent years and also due to the intellectual demand that its players require, it is also considered a sport and a mental art .
Chess does not require, as it happens with many sports, a physical and specific place to be practiced, on the contrary, chess can be played in a club, online and even by mail .

From all this that we have been saying, it follows that the characteristic or salient feature of chess is that it is not a game in which chance intervenes and puts the tail in to help the players win or lose, but that it is a game in which the intellect, the ordering and execution of the best strategies will determine the victory or loss in it.

To be able to play chess it will be necessary to have a chess board, the pieces, know the rules of the game and a rival to face of course .
Once in the game, each player will control his 16 pieces that could be white or black, that will be decided before the start of the game, although the design has allowed some licenses in the matter of colors in the last time. Another important thing to know is that it is played in turns and each piece, bishop, king, rook or knight , will move in a certain way not to piachere and of course there are a lot more considerations that although they do not make it impossible to play it, Obviously they make chess a hobby or entertainment that one does not feel like playing and ready, but rather requires the use of reason.
Although checkmate is one of the circumstances that will mark the end of the game, it is not the only one, since it can also be ended by abandonment of a player, excess time, a draw or a draw.


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